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We don't have the words for Rolls' new SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

A new Rolls-Royce model in a new segment is a rare occurrence.... Read More »

Hyundai Nexo is a rolling showcase of self-driving eco-car technology

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

The Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle marries futuristic fuel cell technology to next-generation autonomous-driving systems in a rolling showcase that aims to quash notions the automaker is a straggler.... Read More »

Toyota's global design chief battles the pod

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Toyota's new global design chief, Simon Humphries, says car-sharing and autonomous driving will be a boon to cool, ultra-emotional design for your personal wheels.... Read More »

M-B's 2019 C-class sedan to get new M264 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's 2019 C-class sedan will get the automaker's new M264 four-cylinder engine but it will come without the 48-volt system Daimler touted when the engine was announced.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Battery-swapping for urban dwellers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

I agree with Keith Crain that the electric vehicle industry “will need something that is not yet developed or commercialized.”... Read More »

Will Mercedes build a 7-passenger GLB?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Mercedes-Benz will add to its compact vehicle family in 2019 when it launches the GLB crossover — and a seven-passenger version is reportedly in the offing.... Read More »

To electrify, Subaru leans on its friends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

To move faster into electrification, Subaru is relying on friends -- old and new -- for the needed products.... Read More »

An American-sized Jeep, but not America-bound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Jeep has revealed images of the seven-seat Grand Commander SUV, carving out a niche above the Grand Cherokee in size if not in price or performance.... Read More »

Sports cars, SUV coming, Lotus says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Lotus has revealed plans for two sports cars set to arrive in 2020.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

There's room for all types of vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

I've found Keith Crain's take on subjects such as alternative vehicles to be sober, thoughtful and reasonable — something missing in much of the coverage of those vehicles.... Read More »

2019 GMC Sierra will be unveiled next month with more differentiation from Silverado

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

General Motors will unveil the 2019 GMC Sierra on March 1 in Detroit amid expectations that it will be more differentiated from its Chevrolet Silverado sibling than ever before.... Read More »

Hyundai's next-gen Santa Fe embodies new 'design identity' for crossovers

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Hyundai, playing catch-up in the booming crossover market, is banking on a bigger, more modern redesign of the Santa Fe to lift its fortunes in the important segment.... Read More »

BMW cleaning up its design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

With its 2018 debuts, BMW is kicking off a new chapter of styling, design chief Adrian van Hooydonk says. It starts with the X2.... Read More »

Pro-AV bill hits Senate pothole

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Support from a unified U.S. Senate could help ease public skepticism about allowing more driverless vehicles on the road, but that united support isn't there yet.... Read More »

Mercedes A-class launch will follow CLA model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Mercedes-Benz will go after new customers when it launches the A-class sedan in the U.S. late this year.... Read More »

Minis in U.S. may get dual-clutch gearbox later

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Homologation issues mean that Mini's trio of small cars won't get the brand's new dual-clutch transmission when they are freshened for the 2019 model year.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Between hype and hysteria, industry must lead rational dialogue

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

The challenges ahead will require the industry's key players to be more in touch with their customers' emotions than they are now and more articulate about the problems they're trying to solve.... Read More »

Z-car? 'Working on it'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2018

Rumors of the death of Nissan's Z are greatly exaggerated.... Read More »

Lexus may ride LF-1 to higher ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2018

Rather than follow Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Jaguar into less-expensive, entry-luxury territory to boost its sales volumes, Lexus aims to stake out more ground in the upper tiers of luxury.... Read More »

Ford tests Focus prototype in U.S. ahead of China launch

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Ford is testing prototypes of the redesigned 2020 Focus compact car on U.S. roads 18 months ahead of the car's production launch in China.... Read More »

If it's not a Scrambler, what is it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Will the Wrangler-based pickup be named the Scrambler? FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn't know.... Read More »

BMW will add fwd model to X2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

BMW expects many buyers new to BMW Group when its new X2 crossover goes on sale in March.... Read More »

Hyundai keeps fuel cell crossover understated

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

The differences between the Nexo and Toyota's Mirai reflect the broader differences in design philosophies of the two brands, says Minchul Koo, head of exterior design for Hyundai Motor Co.... Read More »

A floating car is born from the carnage of Japan's tsunami

11:08 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2018

A former employee of a Toyota subsidiary started to build a watertight EV that can float in floods, or even cruise at low speeds. His startup has notable backers and a functioning prototype.... Read More »

Jeep sees banner year with new products, Manley says

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2018

While other mainstream auto brands head for sliding United States demand this year, Jeep is rolling out new models to buck the trend and bring 16 straight months of sales declines to an end.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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