Frankfurt auto show


BLOG: Frankfurt show featured many beasts, few beauties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Frankfurt auto show remains the unrivaled global No. 1 when it comes to vehicle debuts of which there were 210 at this year's show. But due to a serious amount of overdesign, just a handful could be described as beautiful.... Read More »

A 'moment of dizziness' turns into a teachable moment?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

BMW CEO Harald Krueger returned to work last week after spending several days recovering from his fatigue-related collapse on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. The collapse triggered a media debate in Europe over whether top executives are struggling to cope with a heavier workload in the modern business environment.... Read More »

BMW CEO Krueger back at work

Sept. 22, 2015 11:51 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger has returned to work after he spent most of last week recovering from his fatigue-related collapse on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. “He's back at work and feeling 100 percent fit,” a BMW spokesman said, adding that there were no serious causes behind the incident.... Read More »

Infiniti plans a pair of small crossovers in next 2 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Infiniti will significantly strengthen its underperforming compact crossover lineup with two new models arriving within the next two years.... Read More »

Mini bets on 'very emotional' Clubman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mini is banking the new Clubman wagon will set itself apart from competitors in the compact segment because it's different - and emotional, said the brand's global chief.... Read More »


Creative concepts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Automakers at Frankfurt this year displayed concept cars bursting with ideas about form, from the regal smoothness of the Mercedes-Benz IAA to the intricate but harmonious geometry in the Nissan Gripz.... Read More »

Buick may borrow Opel design trick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Opel's redesigned Astra features a floating roofline that may pop up on future Buicks.... Read More »

Frankfurt auto show hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

We're not sure how L.A. reporter and car guy nonpareil David Undercoffler got around to see everything at the massive Frankfurt auto show, but he most definitely did.... Read More »


BLOG: Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology.... Read More »

VW: Next Tiguan to get 'right content and the right price'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Volkswagen of America is counting on a bigger and more competitively priced Tiguan to gain market share in the compact crossover segment when the vehicle arrives in 2017.... Read More »

Lambo mulls hybrid version of crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Lamborghini may use the plug-in hybrid drivetrain from its Asterion concept car as a second engine offering in the upcoming Urus SUV.... Read More »


Mercedes expects GLC, C-class coupe sales to jump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz says the U.S. will be the biggest market for the S-class convertible. Executives also expect another record U.S. sales year.... Read More »


Audi readies 2 EVs for U.S. starting in 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

A production version of Audi's e-tron quattro concept for a crossover electric vehicle shown in Frankfurt will go on sale in the U.S. in 2018, and another battery-electric vehicle will come after that, the automaker's top U.S. executive said.... Read More »


Toyota set to join subcompact crossover fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Toyota confirmed that it will jump into the subcompact crossover segment next year with a new model it's tentatively calling the C-HR.... Read More »


Mazda aims to lift U.S. crossover volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2015

Masahiro Moro, Mazda's managing director for global sales and marketing, says the automaker has a simple plan to make more money in the U.S. business: Sell more crossovers.... Read More »

Mercedes' decision on U.S. pickup due next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will decide in the next eight to 10 months whether it will bring a pickup to the U.S. market.... Read More »


Mirror, mirror off the car? Focus turns to cameras

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2015

Many of today's better-appointed vehicles have side mirrors that tuck away automatically. Major suppliers are working on making those mirrors disappear altogether.... Read More »


BLOG: Opel pins compact car comeback on Astra's posh comforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

GM's Opel brand has reached a new level of luxury incursion with its redesigned Astra, a cousin of the Chevy Cruze.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Infiniti will offer Q30 with different heights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Infiniti will offer its new Q30 compact with two different ride heights: the Premium and SE versions of the five-door hatchback are 20mm taller than the Sport model. But why?... Read More »

Tesla struggles in Germany with consumers unswayed by Model S cult

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Tesla has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. But in Europe's biggest car market, consumers are proving harder to convince.... Read More »


BLOG: Wave your hand, watch the hood pop (minus grimy fingers)

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Auto suppliers are not only working to make for clean air. Some also want clean hands.... Read More »


Borgward seeks investors for revival after 54 years

Sept. 17, 2015 15:56 CET

Borgward is seeking investors as it aims to boost its lineup to five models and reach global annual sales of 500,000 in the medium term. The automaker unveiled its first vehicle for 54 years, the BX7 SUV, at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »


Renault CEO Ghosn touts Megane's hi-tech features

Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 CET

Renault says the new Megane will stand out in Europe's tough compact segment because of its advanced technology that includes four-wheel steering, a portrait-style 8.7-inch infotainment screen, full color head-up display and a Multi-Sense driving control system.... Read More »


Toyota will challenge Nissan in Europe with new SUV

Sept. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota's new SUV to challenge the Nissan Qashqai will give the brand a boost to help win back the title of Europe's top-selling Asian brand from its Japanese rival.... Read More »

Toyota: Decision on sports car project with BMW due soon

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Toyota and BMW will decide by year end on whether to develop a common sports car architecture. BMW and Toyota have for some years been collaborating on fuel cell technology, lightweight components, and on possibly jointly developing the underpinnings of a sports car.... Read More »

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