Vehicle Design

Lambo expands carbon-fiber footprint

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Lamborghini is exploring advances in carbon-fiber technology at a new lab in Seattle, with a goal of having the world's first production car with carbon connecting rods.... Read More »

Bentley considers low-volume, Mulsanne-based sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Bentley is exploring the possibility of offering a low-volume sedan based on the Mulsanne that would be positioned above it in the lineup -- a model separate from the Mulsanne convertible that has been rumored for years.... Read More »

Porsche's 2nd-gen Panamera aims to fulfill need for speed

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Porsche unveiled the second-generation Panamera sedan here last week, hoping to enhance its reputation for speed with a grand tourer that can lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack as fast as the previous-generation 911 GT3.... Read More »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

The 10th-generation E-class sedan is lighter, longer and roomier than prior versions. It also boasts the most advanced suite of semiautonomous driving technologies ever by Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

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Volvo determined to break sales records, match Germany's best on profits

July 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo is on course for a third straight year of record-breaking sales as its Q1 profit margin jumped to 7.5 percent from 0 percent the year before, putting it ahead of Mercedes. This contrasts with the lean years after its sale by Ford to China's Geely in 2010 and puts it on the way to becoming a true alternative to Germany's dominant premium players.... Read More »

Citroen hopes new C3 will help attract young buyers

June 30, 2016 16:00 CET

Citroen hopes that the "punchy" styling of its new C3 will help it attract younger buyers as the automaker returns to its roots with a design that distinguishes it from rivals in Europe's highly competitive subcompact segment.... Read More »

Porsche CEO expects boost from new Panamera

June 29, 2016 10:08 CET

Porsche expects the new Panamera to give a boost to the weakest performing model line in its portfolio. CEO Oliver Blume hopes to sell about 20,000 or more Panameras a year globally, up from 17,200 last year.... Read More »

Citroen seeks boost from new wave of quirky cars

June 28, 2016 09:24 CET

Citroen went from oozing elegance and quirky charm to producing vehicles that lacked the panache of their ancestors. The arrival of the C4 Cactus rekindled Citroen's spark. CEO Linda Jackson aims to capitalize on this momentum with new design that's somewhere "between different and bizarre."... Read More »

Mitsubishi hints at high-end SUV with Ground Tourer concept

9:14 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Mitsubishi, fighting an emissions scandal at home and a sparse lineup overseas, is dangling a new “high-end SUV coupé" concept to showcase a new direction in design and product.... Read More »

Limited editions mark Viper's final year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.... Read More »

Aston Martin puts next Vantage through the paces

9:00 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

New spy shots of the second-generation Aston Martin Vantage coupe have surfaced, showing it testing at Germany's famed Nurburgring track. The car, due in 2017 as a 2018 model, will retain much of the character and styling that made the original a savvy Porsche 911-fighter.... Read More »

Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.... Read More »

Land Rover's latest Discovery

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Land Rover Discovery will replace the LR4 late this year or early in 2017, and new spy photos show its design will be more modern and less quirky, still with seating for seven.... Read More »

Fixing Cadillac's problem child

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Cadillac is trying to breathe new life into the ATS compact sedan through a series of price and trim-package adjustments for the 2017 model year.... Read More »

VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

Bentley: Yes, we still build sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2016

Despite the popularity of the Bentayga crossover, Bentley says the Mulsanne sedan will remain king of its lineup.... Read More »

Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

3:20 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.... Read More »

JLR's Evoque copycat lawsuit proceeds in China despite patent cancellation

June 21, 2016 15:44 CET

Jaguar Land Rover says China's cancellation of its patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding.... Read More »

Cheeky, 'Happy Days' and styling tropes: What people think of Mini's Vision Next 100

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Dubbed an “urban go-kart,” Mini's newest concept, the Vision Next 100, imagines a future dominated by electric juice, car-sharing and autonomous driving. Here's what people are saying about the Mini Vision Next 100 concept.... Read More »

Virtual red carpets and a fancy Siri: The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

BMW Group turned 100 in this year, and to celebrate, each of the company's three brands has unveiled a “Vision Next 100” concept. Rolls-Royce's concept, the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100, also known as the 103EX, is perhaps the most exquisite of the three. Here's what people are saying about the Rolls-Royce concept.... Read More »

Alfa finally free to make the sports sedan it wants to

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

With the launch of the Giulia later this year, Alfa Romeo will finally have a sports sedan designed to its own tastes: lightweight, rear-wheel-drive and free from the input of a partner. Last time it built a contender in this segment, the project got embroiled in Alfa parent Fiat's doomed relationship with General Motors.... Read More »

FCA's Mopar offers limited edition Ram Rebel for 2016

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar brand will offer a limited-edition, accessorized version of the 2016 Ram Rebel, the first time that the brand has used a pickup for its once-a-year special edition.... Read More »

Range Rover readies rival to BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

A new Range Rover -- bigger than the Evoque and with coupe styling -- is taking shape at Land Rover. Recent spy photographs taken in Scotland show a longer version of the Range Rover Evoque code-named L560. Body cladding on the Range Rover mule appears to be concealing a coupelike rear end.... Read More »

Mercedes preps extreme G550 4x4 for U.S.

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is bringing a rugged, towering variation of the venerable G-class SUV to the United States. The G550 4x4² shares the 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine and 7G-Tronic transmission found in the G550. However, at 88 inches tall, the G550 4x4² has 11 inches on the regular G550.... Read More »

Volvo will pack S90, V90 with Polestar performance gear

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The redesigned Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon have just jumped off the drawing board, and Volvo already is giving the models some oomph with the availability of its Polestar Performance Optimization package.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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