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Volvo revival reaches 'end of the beginning'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Volvo Car USA has turned a corner with two of its four 90 series vehicles on sale and two others due early next year, says its CEO.... Read More »

Why Cadillac's head-turners don't turn up on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

The Cadillac Escala Concept - star attraction at Monterey Car Week in California last month - suggests the future of Cadillac styling, says Mike Simcoe, General Motors new head of global design. But why don't mouth-watering concepts such as the Escala and the Cadillac Elmiraj get produced?... Read More »

Next-gen Jeep Compass surfaces in Brazil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Spy photographers in Brazil caught the next-generation Jeep Compass in the middle of a photo shoot completely undisguised earlier this month.... Read More »

Bigger 7-seater for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Subaru is trying again with a new seven-seat crossover that will replace the ill-fate Tribeca in 2018.... Read More »

Ford Focus EV gets faster charges, 100-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford will give the slow-selling Focus Electric more range and quicker charging times in an upgrade due at year end, the company said.... Read More »

Aston: DB11 Volante due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Aston Martin will launch the convertible Volante version of the new DB11 coupe in spring 2018, the company announced on Twitter.... Read More »

Paris Motor Show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

Nissan returns to Japan's most exclusive address

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Nissan's flagship showroom has returned to Japan's most exclusive, priciest address -- Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district, flush with department stores and geisha clubs. A sleek new two-story showroom sits at the shopping district's main neon-soaked intersection.... Read More »

Chevy will equip next Equinox with diesel engine in global push

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be shorter and lighter than the model it replaces and will be the first compact crossover offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine, General Motors said late Thursday.... Read More »

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.... Read More »

Subaru spied testing its new three-row utility vehicle ahead of 2018 or 2019 launch

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Subaru is gearing up for another run at the large utility-vehicle market with a new three-row vehicle. It could debut in 2018 as a 2019 model and would replace the failed Tribeca, which ended production in 2012.... Read More »

Chevy Bolt EV to be priced at $37,495 before tax credit, GM says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will have a starting price of $37,495, including shipping, making it $29,995 after a federal tax credit available to many buyers, General Motors said today.... Read More »

Stelvio caught on video

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

An Alfa Romeo Stelvio made an appearance in a YouTube video on FCA's channel.... Read More »

Volvo unveils V90 Cross Country

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

Volvo expects to lure buyers who don’t want a tall crossover to its sportier new V90 Cross Country wagon.... 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's Tesla fighter: Panamera plug-in hybrid

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

Porsche will unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

Chevy's midengine Corvette?

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

Spy photos appear to show the long-rumored, midengine Chevrolet Corvette.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Why Mobileye split with Tesla

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Supplier exec accuses Tesla of 'pushing the envelope' on safety; Room to make more Tacomas; Unifor, GM 'miles apart' union boss says; Aston Martin future product; Audi and the Emmys.... Read More »

Toyota engineer aims to recharge sales for Prius plug-in

6:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

The chief engineer of Toyota's Prius gasoline hybrid cars said he would like to see the automaker sell 1 million units of the new plug-in version over its product life cycle, saying the vehicle is set to become its showpiece "eco" car in the next decade or so.... Read More »

SHIRAZ AHMED

BLOG: Mobility? Look past the apps and press releases

11:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

When you look past the app upgrades, vehicle modifications and press releases filled with terms seemingly picked out of a Ph.D. dissertation, you start to realize these models of getting around truly are game-changing, but not because of the computer code behind them.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce seeks a more modern look

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

Rolls-Royce, the brand known for its stately big sedans, wants to modernize the appearance of its vehicles.... Read More »

Ford signs deal with Harman for new B&O audio systems

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Ford and Harman International said Monday select Ford vehicles would be delivered next year with B&O Play audio systems to meet increasing consumer demand for affordable, quality sound systems.... Read More »

BMW ends Z4 output with successor due in late '17 or early '18

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

BMW has ended production of its slow-selling Z4 roadster and won't have a replacement until a two-seater being developed with Toyota goes on sale in late 2017 or early 2018.... Read More »

Maserati pins turnaround on Levante

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

Maserati hopes its first SUV will drive a volume and profit turnaround. The Levante large SUV went on sale in July in Italy and last month in the U.S.... Read More »

Lamborghini breaks from form

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

Lamborghini will offer the Urus SUV in 2018 - a radical departure for the supercar maker. The three car vehicle range will drive Lamborghini sales for the next several years.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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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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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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