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Mercedes' next CLA gets sportier, fastback design

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

To distinguish Mercedes-Benz's next-generation CLA from the redesigned A-class sedan due next year, the CLA will get fastback styling said to resemble the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show, company sources say.... Read More »

Shark noses, bobtails and windswept: What people think of Mercedes Concept A Sedan

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Crossovers and SUVs might be selling in droves from China to the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is still experimenting with cars, as seen with the Concept A Sedan. Here's what some journalists are saying about the baby sedan:... Read More »

FNR-X concept spotlights Chevy's new technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

Chevrolet's Chinese FNR-X crossover shows off new elements that will appear in production vehicles.... Read More »

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BLOG: Is the world ready for an electric MG?

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

MG, the former British automaker once known in the U.S. for its affordable sports cars, is not only alive and well, it's reportedly about to introduce something far more advanced than the last car it's remembered for in the States.... Read More »

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Mercedes hints at new styling with Concept A Sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Mercedes-Benz's Concept A Sedan previews a new design language for the brand and hints at another model in its compact-car range.... Read More »

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VW betting on I.D. CROZZ to boost EV volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Volkswagen believes its new I.D. CROZZ crossover will deliver a sizeable share of the 1 million electric vehicles a year it hopes to sell.... Read More »

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Lexus updates 2018 NX to keep pace with German rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The 2018 NX will have a more aerodynamic look, with handling tweaks to deliver sharper performance and a smoother ride, among other changes.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

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China's storyline keeps getting rewritten

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

Ride-sharing is taking over in Shanghai. But it's not the kind of ride-sharing you're thinking of.... Read More »

Jeep finds green groove with 7-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV concept

7:37 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Jeep is flexing its green and connectivity chops at the Shanghai auto show with a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV that could herald a new flagship for China, a key market for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand.... Read More »

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BLOG: China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S., and analysts predicted a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt would be offered in the Middle Kingdom before the second-generation model even debuted this week.... Read More »

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Mercedes hints at new styling with sedan concept

April 20, 2017 11:14 CET

Mercedes said its Concept A Sedan hints at another model in its compact-car range. The concept also previews a new styling direction for the brand with fewer lines and more rounded surfaces, design chief Gorden Wagener said.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S., and analysts predicted a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt would be offered in the Middle Kingdom before the second-generation model even debuted this week.... Read More »

China's numerous green-car startups to dwindle to 2-3 in 5 years, exec says

12:23 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2017

Of dozens of startup electric car makers in China, only two or three will be around in five years' time, the chief of Nio told Reuters on Thursday.... Read More »

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Foreign automakers embrace China as EV development hub

April 20, 2017 10:25 CET

China's crackdown on vehicle pollution will turn the country into a hub for cutting-edge electric-car technologies previously exported from Europe and the U.S., industry executives at the Shanghai auto show said.... Read More »

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Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati sales soar in China as rich snub austerity push

April 20, 2017 11:13 CET

Sales of high-end sports cars from automakers including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati and McLaren are soaring in China, despite a government crackdown on conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

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China's luxury market to grow to 3M a year, Audi, Mercedes predict

April 20, 2017 09:44 CET

China's premium market will grow to about three million cars a year, Audi and Mercedes executives predicted. Audi is China's best-selling luxury brand but is losing ground to Mercedes.... Read More »

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Audi electric sedan previews Jaguar I-Pace fighter

April 19, 2017 11:56 CET

Audi said it will launch a production version of the e-tron Sportback electric sedan, which debuted in Shanghai, in 2019.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Automakers electrify Shanghai show

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Electrified in Shanghai: Audi's e-tron Sportback, Porsche plugs in Panamera, MG shows E-Motion; Lynk & CO, SAIC delay U.S. plans; Toyota fuel-cell semi; Honda's hip tip for texters.... Read More »

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VW sees I.D. electric crossover as key to boosting EV sales

April 19, 2017 10:53 CET

VW's CROZZ concept previews a full-electric crossover that will be the third member of the brand's new family of purpose-built battery-powered vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.... Read More »

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MG Motor's EV coupe concept goes back to brand's sporty past

April 18, 2017 13:15 CET

MG Motor, the UK brand once renowned for sports cars, has developed a sporty coupe that could go into production.... Read More »

PSA needs deeper cuts, SUVs to halt Chinese sales slide

April 18, 2017 20:59 CET

PSA needs more drastic cost cuts and new SUVs to reverse a slump in sales in China, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Competition has intensified in China as rival western brands and their local manufacturing partners slash prices, Tavares said at the Shanghai auto show,... Read More »

VW aims to meet tough China green car quotas with big EV push

April 18, 2017 09:32 CET

VW Group aims to meet tough quotas in China for selling more green cars on its own and will not resort to purchasing credits from competitors. Under draft rules released in September, automakers must generate or buy credits equivalent to 8 percent of their overall sales by 2018.... Read More »

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Citroen unveils rival to Renault Kadjar, Ford Kuga

April 18, 2017 09:37 CET

After years of focusing on minivans, Citroen is jumping into the lucrative and growing SUV/crossover segment with the C5 Aircross, which will compete with models such as the Renault Kadjar and Ford Kuga.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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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
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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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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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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
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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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
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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