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Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

The Giulia Sport Wagon may have disappeared from Alfa Romeo's product plans, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa, which is launching its first crossover, will soon have two more crossovers.... Read More »

Mitsubishi brings back Eclipse name for crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

Mitsubishi will resurrect the Eclipse name in the new compact crossover to be unveiled next month at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Once Buick's lifeline, Opel isn't so crucial anymore

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

GM has already gotten more out of Opel for Buick than many ever would have imagined eight years ago -- the last time the automaker nearly sold the German carmaker.... Read More »

New Ford Ranger seen on test drive?

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

The first images of what appear to be Ford's U.S.-bound Ranger compact pickup have been spotted testing on roads in Dearborn, Mich.... Read More »

Mitsubishi revives Eclipse badge for new compact crossover

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

Mitsubishi will resurrect the venerable Eclipse name in the new compact crossover it unveils at next month's Geneva auto show, hoping to marshal memories of the popular sporty coupe that helped build the brand's reputation for performance.... Read More »

'WE CAN'T WAIT'

GM's Ammann: Open up public streets to autonomous testing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

General Motors President Dan Ammann urged more local and state governments to allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public streets, saying doing so is the only way to ensure they will be ready for public use.... Read More »

Mopar marks 80th birthday with limited-run Dodge Challenger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar parts and service brand, in celebration of its 80th anniversary this year, will offer a pair of 80-car limited edition, hand-painted, customized Dodge Challengers.... Read More »

Nissan rounds out Titan lineup with King Cab variant

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Nissan introduced the fifth of its five full-size Titan pickup variations here Thursday, declaring that the brand is now a serious contender in the Detroit-dominated segment.... Read More »

Chevrolet offers Redline special-edition trim on 9 vehicles

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Chevrolet will offer Redline special-edition trim on nine of its vehicles. It is the largest cross-brand special edition ever offered by Chevrolet.... Read More »

Nissan expands 'Midnight Edition' to six models

6:57 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Nissan's trial run at an edgy, urban Maxima “Midnight Edition” package last year proved so popular that it has expanded the black-trim accessory package across its line.... Read More »

Fiat Toro pickup headed to U.S.? FCA sends mixed signals

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Is Fiat Chrysler thinking about adding the Fiat Toro -- a small lifestyle pickup on sale in Latin America -- to its U.S. Fiat lineup? The company is sending mixed signals.... Read More »

Ford plans to nearly double SUV models in U.S. by 2020

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

Ford plans to expand its lineup of Ford and Lincoln SUVs and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to 13 models from seven by 2020, according to company officials and supplier sources, in response to rapid growth in sales.... Read More »

Chicago Auto Show: What's on tap

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

The Chicago Auto Show -- one of the largest in terms of attendance -- has in recent years become a showcase for freshened and special-edition vehicles. Such entries are expected to dominate the headlines again this year.... Read More »

New face, go-fast variant for Acura TLX?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

New spy photos suggest that Acura's midsize TLX looks to be the next model to get the brand's new face.... Read More »

2018 Crosstrek due in Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Subaru released a dimly lit teaser photo of the redesigned 2018 Crosstrek set to debut in March at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Ford dealers will be key players in mobility push

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Dealers will play an increasingly greater role as Ford Motor Co. transforms to offer new mobility services, CEO Mark Fields said Friday.... Read More »

Subaru hints at next-gen Crosstrek styling

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

The world has a better idea of what the next-gen Subaru Crosstrek will look like.... Read More »

Mitsubishi crossover expected in Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Mitsubishi will launch a compact crossover in March at the Geneva auto show, according to European press reports. The British magazine Autocar says the vehicle may be styled after the XR-PHEV concept first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

Jaguar's freshened F-Type has an app for that hot lap

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Jaguar's midcycle freshening of the F-Type sports car adds a slew of new technology, upgraded seats and a new limited-edition model.... Read More »

Ford freshens '18 Mustang, drops V-6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is making midcycle changes to the Mustang in an effort to stay on top of the muscle car sales race, even as demand for such vehicles wanes. The biggest change as part of the popular pony car's 2018 model year freshening comes under the hood, where Ford is dropping its 3.7-liter V-6 engine.... Read More »

Jaguar tests smaller E-Pace crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Jaguar will add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle -- the E-Pace -- to its lineup in about a year, probably in Europe first, then the U.S.... Read More »

What sets Kia Stinger, Genesis G70 apart?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2017

Answering the question definitively will be crucial for both Kia and Genesis. Both cars are looking to challenge the established compact sport sedans and will need to carve out different identities for themselves.... Read More »

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Moray Callum's retro ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.... Read More »

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses of the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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