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2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia bets on bigger cabin to boost new Picanto

Jan. 4, 2017 12:30 CET

Kia is betting on a larger cabin and more trunk space to help the new-generation Picanto compete against rivals in Europe's minicar segment.... Read More »

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Kia drops 3-door model for new Picanto

Dec. 22, 2016 13:35 CET

Kia will debut its next Picanto minicar at the Geneva auto show. The new car will be sold as a five-door only, with the three-door model dropped due to lack of demand.... Read More »

Opel counts on high-tech to give new Insignia a lift

Dec. 7, 2016 11:50 CET

The Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport will be the most high-tech car in its segment, the automaker said today after releasing the first pictures of the Volkswagen Passat rival.... Read More »

VW says CC successor Arteon will debut new design language

Nov. 28, 2016 16:43 CET

VW brand said its new top model, the Arteon, will introduce its new "progressive" design language. The four-door, coupe-like car will be positioned above the Passat midsize sedan and will replace the Passat-based CC.... Read More »

VW previews CC successor Arteon, says 'under consideration' for U.S.

10:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

VW previewed a successor to the brand's aging CC sedan that a U.S. spokesman for the company says is “under consideration” for the U.S. The automaker today released a sketch of the Arteon, a sedan with fastback styling that VW says previews the next era of VW design. The Arteon is to debut in March at the Geneva auto show and is expected to go on sale next summer in Europe.... Read More »

Opel Insignia gets new name, grows in length

Oct. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

The new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia will be lighter and more spacious than the current car and will get a new name. The midsize model will be called the Insignia Grand Sport.... Read More »

Sources: Porsche's 1st wagon to debut in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

A wagon version of the redesigned Panamera sedan is set to be introduced at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Porsche expected to debut first wagon in Geneva

Sept. 13, 2016 13:02 CET

Porsche will unveil a Panamera wagon at next year's Geneva auto show, Bloomberg reported. It will compete with the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake to appeal to buyers seeking a mix of luxury and practicality.... Read More »

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 »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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 »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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