Geneva Motor Show

Bugatti weighs sedan and EV but not SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

After wowing crowds with its $2.7 million, two-seat Chiron supercar this month at the auto show, Bugatti is considering development of a sedan.... Read More »

Fiat's 124 Spider Abarth comes power-boosted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

An Abarth performance version of Fiat's 124 Spider debuted at the Geneva auto show this month.... Read More »

Marchionne: Delayed Giulia just wasn't ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Sergio Marchionne has made clear that he intends for Alfa Romeo to challenge BMW and Audi in the premium car realm.... Read More »

Audi's Q2 goes for "attitude' while making a play for younger buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

The Q2 crossover Audi unveiled in Geneva does not appear headed for the U.S. market, but it is an interesting example of how the German brand is focusing on younger buyers in the crossover category.... Read More »

Nobody is making money in Russia, right, Toyota?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Carlos Ghosn may be in an awkward position the next time he runs into Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. At the Geneva show last week, the Renault-Nissan CEO said he didn't think anyone was making money in Russia. But Toyota did last year, and in 2014.... Read More »

Lexus rolls out new gearbox

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The new Lexus LC500h hybrid features a new and innovative transmission -- actually two linked together in a design intended to provide sporty performance with its fuel-sipping hybrid engine.... Read More »

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Fiat unveils sporty Abarth 124 Spider

March 7, 2016 15:01 CET

Fiat unveiled the sportier version of its new 124 Spider at the Geneva auto show. The Abarth roadster is powered by a boosted version of the same 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that is found in the Fiat 500 Abarth.... Read More »

Geneva hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Our man in D.C., Ryan Beene, and Los Angeles-based sunshiner David Undercoffler travelled to Geneva to cover the One Percenters' auto show last week. Inspired by recent political debates on TV, we asked the two to go head-to-head in assessing the show's world debuts.... Read More »

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Europe goes crossover crazy, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover.... Read More »

Platform has pluses for Toyota C-HR

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Sales of bite-sized cross-overs are soaring, and Toyota finally is getting into the game, introducing the production C-HR last week at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Alfa delayed Giulia launch to make sure the car is 'perfect,' Marchionne says

March 4, 2016 11:10 CET

Alfa Romeo delayed launching its new Giulia sedan to make sure it would be a true rival to competitors such as the BMW 3 series, said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the brand's parent, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Aston Martin chose a UK site to build its SUV

9:38 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

The state of Alabama lost out to the UK as the site of Aston Martin's new SUV factory after the automaker decided not to build the model on a Mercedes SUV platform, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's CEO, says.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Pininfarina's zero-emission H2 Speed could be built for the right price

10:14 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

If a one-off, tailor-made supercar created by an Italian coachbuilder isn't enough, Pininfarina is proposing something on a totally different level: the fastest zero-emission sports car available anywhere.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Citroen's E-Mehari not a big seller, but a clever marketing tool

8:59 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

Citroen does not expect its modern version of the iconic 1960s Mehari convertible to become a high-volume seller, but the launch instead could serve as clever way to promote Citroen's uniqueness as a brand.... Read More »

Carmakers eye twin-track product cycle to keep pace with technology

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2016

Carmakers are devising new ways to keep pace with fast-moving trends and innovation in the consumer electronics that have become increasingly important to car buyers.... Read More »

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Bugatti mulls four-door sedan

March 2, 2016 14:07 CET

Bugatti is considering the development of a four-door sedan as a follow-up for its new $2.7 million Chiron coupe. Bugatti last toyed with the idea of a four-door car five years ago when it presented the Galibier concept.... Read More »

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Maserati says Levante will be 'big beast' among luxury SUVs

March 2, 2016 13:41 CET

The Maserati Levante will be the "big beast" among luxury SUVs, CEO Harald Wester said. Maserati is counting on the crossover to help it reach its target of boosting sales to 75,000 cars in 2018.... Read More »

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Toyota OK with small SUV's late arrival

March 2, 2016 17:13 CET

Toyota says its entry into Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment with the C-HR was delayed because it was waiting for the company's Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) to become available.... Read More »

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Fiat Tipo targets 'value for money' segment, Marchionne says

March 2, 2016 10:53 CET

Fiat is targeting the lower end of the compact car segment with its new Tipo hatchback and wagon, which the automaker says emphasize practicality, comfort and affordability.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's T-Cross Breeze concept could remain a convertible in production

3:14 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2016

Volkswagen gave a glimpse of what its smallest SUV will look like with the Geneva debut of the T-Cross Breeze concept, which could retain the study's convertible roof when the group moves its limited range of offroaders further downmarket.... Read More »

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VW's Seat counts on driving dynamics to boost Ateca sales

March 2, 2016 10:03 CET

VW Group's Seat is touting driving dynamics to give its new Ateca a competitive edge in Europe's highly competitive compact SUV segment.... Read More »

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Ford adds Edge, Kuga SUVs to Vignale upscale family

March 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe will apply its upscale Vignale trim line to its Edge and Kuga models. Ford expects to benefit further from the growing popularity of high-riding vehicles by selling higher margin Vignale versions of the two models.... Read More »

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Audi gives Q2 'attitude' to boost its youth appeal

March 1, 2016 11:19 CET

Audi said the new Q2 crossover has "attitude" that will boost its appeal to younger buyers. The subcompact model will go on sale in Europe this autumn as Audi's entry-level SUV, positioned below the Q3.... Read More »

Subaru aims to raise baby crossover bar with XV concept

5:30 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

Subaru, one of the first brands to successfully field a subcompact crossover, the Crosstrek, is reloading with a redesigned 2018 model based on a new concept it vows will raise the bar in the segment.... Read More »

Lambo honors founder with 770-hp Centenario

4:00 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

Lamborghini, looking to mark the 100th birthday of its founder as only the Italian supercar maker can, introduced the $2 million limited-edition Centenario at the Geneva auto show today.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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