Frankfurt auto show

Raves prompt Volvo to reconsider coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
A senior executive says Volvo will reconsider a production run of the Concept Coupe revealed at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

Nanuk Quattro got a boost from VW brass

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Audi's Nanuk Quattro was hands-down the most talked-about car at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
The Opel Monza concept provides a glimpse into the future of Buick and Opel design, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn.... Read More »

 

VW aims Golf Plus successor at young families

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
VW says its Golf Plus successor will be bigger to appeal more to young families. VW showed its plans for the model with the Sportsvan concept.... Read More »

 

Growing Buick, Opel ties may yield more U.S. models

5:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Buick customers in the United States and China could see more European design and engineering in an expanded range of new models by 2020, as GM more closely integrates global product development between Buick and its German brand Opel.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

You have to be an optimist

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
In spite of the grim reality of the current economic and political situation in Europe and the Middle East, the auto industry was its typically optimistic self in Frankfurt.... Read More »

 

SIZING UP FRANKFURT

Winners, losers and a couple of puzzlers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
A critical look at the hits, misses and head-scratchers unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show last week, from our Dave Guilford.... Read More »

 

Jaguar looks for a luxury crossover niche

Sept. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
Jaguar is looking for a way to enter the compact crossover segment without competing directly with its German luxury rivals, said Mike Wright, executive director of Jaguar Land Rover.... Read More »

 

Jaguar looks for a luxury crossover niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Jaguar is looking for a way to enter the compact crossover segment without competing directly with its German luxury rivals, said Mike Wright, executive director of Jaguar Land Rover. The company is testing the waters with the C-X17 crossover concept that was shown in Frankfurt.... Read More »

 

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Want to glimpse the future of Buick and Opel design? It's easy, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn: Take a picture of the Opel Monza concept, shown in Frankfurt last week, and set it beside the Buick Riviera concept shown at the Shanghai auto show in the spring.... Read More »

 

Bentley says SUV creates new segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Bentley expects that a third of the 3,000 to 4,000 annual sales of the high-priced SUV coming in 2016 will be in the United States, says Kevin Rose, Bentley's global head of sales and marketing.... Read More »

 

Now, that's Speciale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Light weight and high power are the formula for the Ferrari 458 Speciale, which debuted last week at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Sleek and curvy: 'This is a Mercedes?'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
Mercedes is mounting a comeback, fueled by one of the biggest makeovers in the auto industry.... Read More »

 

Tesla challenges BMW on home turf as Germans go electric

Sept. 12, 2013 16:05 CET
Tesla Motors is pushing beyond the friendly confines of its California home to take on the world’s biggest luxury-car brands in their home market.... Read More »

 

Tesla challenges BMW on home turf as Germans go electric

10:05 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
Tesla Motors is pushing beyond the friendly confines of its California home to take on the world’s biggest luxury-car brands in their home market.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Citroen to build large SUV only for Asia

Sept. 12, 2013 09:55 CET
Citroen will begin production of a large crossover/SUV in China between the end of next year and early 2015. The model will be sold in Asia but is not planned for Europe, Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet said.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW's new X5 SUV targets Mercedes to defend luxury crown

Sept. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
After seeing its biggest SUV outsold by the Mercedes-Benz M class last year, BMW is fighting back with a model it calls "The Boss," a new version of its X5 stuffed with advanced technology.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Bugatti presents 2.28 million euro special-edition Veyron

Sept. 12, 2013 12:27 CET
Bugatti presented a limited-edition version of its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the Frankfurt auto show, with a price tag of 2.28 million euros ($3 million) before taxes.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

VW pushes to get natural gas into U.S. cars

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Volkswagen AG wants to join Honda Motor Co. in selling compressed natural gas-fueled cars in the United States, but first it wants the U.S. government to help get more CNG pumps at fueling stations.... Read More »

 

DAVID SEDGWICK

Laser headlights? Don't hold your breath

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Automakers have been teasing us with demonstrations of laser headlights, but you shouldn't hold your breath.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

JCI targets mild, micro hybrids with compact lithium ion battery

3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
A new compact, lightweight 48-volt lithium ion battery from supplier Johnson Controls debuting today at the Frankfurt auto show is small enough to fit under the hood of most vehicles and powerful enough to run an air conditioner.... Read More »

 

BMW 'Boss' SUV targets Mercedes to defend luxury crown

9:19 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
After seeing its biggest SUV outsold by the Mercedes-Benz M-Class last year, BMW is fighting back with a model it calls "The Boss," a new version of its X5 stuffed with advanced technology.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

A glimpse at some imaginary future Fords and Lincolns

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Ford introduced a new sub-brand at the Frankfurt auto show this week. It’s called Vignale, named for a revered Italian coachbuilder. Seeing the Vignale concept vehicles got me thinking about other Ford fantasy vehicles.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

A Nissan concept to watch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Nissan took infotainment connectivity to a new level by unveiling a wristwatch at the Frankfurt auto show that can receive driving data from a car and biometric reactions from its driver.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Volkswagen mulls launching commercial vehicles in U.S.

5:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Volkswagen may launch commercial vehicles in the United States as part of steps to expand its core namesake brand in the world's No. 2 auto market. Commercial pickup trucks and vans such as VW's box-type Caddy model "certainly represent an opportunity" for the United States, Jonathan Browning, chief executive of VW Group of America said at the Frankfurt auto show, referring to the success of Ford's Transit Connect van.... Read More »

 

 
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