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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Skoda CEO says new SUV will offer segment-leading packaging

March 1, 2016 15:07 CET

Skoda's forthcoming SUV will offer the best packaging in Europe's large SUV segment, CEO Bernhard Maier said, as the automaker unveiled the Vision S concept. A production model of the SUV is expected to debut in September at the Paris auto show.... 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 »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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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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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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