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Hyundai wants i30 Fastback to jolt 'boring' compact segment

July 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes its new i30 Fastback will ignite a passion for coupe-styled four-door compact cars in Europe at a time when many car buyers are switching to SUVs.... Read More »

Jaguar expects E-Pace to become its top-seller

July 13, 2017 21:00 CET

Jaguar predicts that its new E-Pace premium compact SUV will become its top-seller, overtaking the larger F-Pace crossover because it will more attainable than its big brother. The E-Pace will start at 28,500 pounds in the UK and 34,950 euros in the rest of Europe.... Read More »

Audi says A8 reaches next level of autonomous driving

July 11, 2017 12:34 CET

Audi's new A8 is the company's first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai readies high-performance N-badged car

July 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai will start production of its first N-badged model, the i30 N, in September at its Czech Republic factory.... Read More »

BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 series, report says

2:41 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Seat unveils Arona, its second SUV, as it seeks to profit from SUV boom

June 26, 2017 18:50 CET

VW Group's Seat unit unveiled the Arona, the second model in the brand's plan to ride the SUV/crossover boom to sustainable profitability.... Read More »

Kia says Stonic will be key conquest model

June 21, 2017 09:05 CET

Kia said its new Stonic will be a key conquest model for the brand in the booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

VW aims for top spot with bigger, roomier Polo

June 16, 2017 11:48 CET

Volkswagen unveiled its latest Polo, saying the car's bigger size, wide range of active safety equipment and clear design will help it outsell rivals in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

Hyundai touts 'high-tech' look for Kona small SUV

June 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai unveiled its new Kona, touting the model's "high-tech" styling as a key selling feature as the brand enters the booming small SUV segment later than its main rivals.... Read More »

Citroen seeks SUV boost with C3 Aircross

June 12, 2017 14:16 CET

Citroen has introduced its second new SUV, the subcompact C3 Aircross, as the brand seeks to make up ground lost to rivals in a fast-growing segment.... Read More »

Kia readies Stonic launch in key SUV/crossover segment

June 7, 2017 11:49 CET

Kia said the Stonic will be its "most customizable" car to date. The new model will be a key launch for the brand in the booming subcompact/SUV segment.... Read More »

Skoda expands SUV focus with upcoming Karoq

April 28, 2017 11:06 CET

Skoda says its new Karoq will be a key model in helping the brand to achieve new sales records. The compact SUV will replace the Yeti in the VW Group brand's lineup.... Read More »

Hyundai teases design of Kona small crossover

April 28, 2017 09:49 CET

Hyundai teased the design of its upcoming Kona subcompact crossover and offered fresh details on the launch timing of a model that will fill a critical gap in the brand's lineup.... Read More »

Opel Grandland X set to take on VW Tiguan

April 19, 2017 13:45 CET

Opel/Vauxhall unveiled the Grandland X, the automaker's latest model underpinned by a platform from its new parent, PSA Group.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Peugeot, Fiat and Nissan among brands skipping IAA

April 6, 2017 12:36 CET

Peugeot, Fiat, Nissan and at least six other brands will skip the biennial Frankfurt auto show this autumn as automakers continue to shift their marketing spending into new areas.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai confirms small SUV for Europe

April 4, 2017 11:03 CET

Hyundai confirmed it will join Europe's booming subcompact SUV segment with a new model called the Kona. The SUV will compete with models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.... Read More »

Kia will launch small SUV this year

Jan. 26, 2017 09:28 CET

Kia will debut a subcompact SUV later this year as the automaker bids to enter a booming segment and challenge models such as the Nissan Juke.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

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 »

FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

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 »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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