Product and design

VW concept could preview next Touareg

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

A luxury SUV concept VW unveiled at the Beijing auto show could preview the redesigned Touareg due in 2017. The T-Prime Concept GTE, hinting at the future styling of VW's crossovers and SUVs, features a plug-in hybrid powertrain paired with 4Motion all-wheel drive.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Porsche gives new Cayman downsized turbo engine

April 25, 2016 13:25 CET

Porsche debuted the third generation of its mid-engine Cayman sports coupe at the Beijing show, unveiling a model with virtually the same performance specs as its Boxster roadster sibling, including a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that has a turbocharger to achieve both better output and lower CO2 emissions.... Read More »

Dodge Journey will keep riding old platform

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

The Dodge Journey, which was due to be redesigned on a new platform this fall, will instead soldier on with few changes for at least two more model years, according to a company source.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Citroen unveils new China flagship

April 25, 2016 09:32 CET

Citroen hopes a new version of its C6 sedan will give the brand a boost in China, its biggest single market.... Read More »

Getting drivers hooked on connectivity

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

In an unusually rich promotion for the everyman compact market, Chevy is offering two years of free OnStar and Sirius XM satellite radio and a slug of monthly data use on the Cruze's 4G LTE Wi-Fi service.... Read More »

Spy shots point to bigger, bolder Honda CR-V on the way

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

Spy photos of Honda's next-generation CR-V indicate that the compact crossover will get bold new styling and likely will be larger than the current model.... Read More »

Lexus dramatizes design in meaner mug for IS

11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2016

Lexus is doubling down on bolder designs with a freshened IS sport sedan that gets a meaner mug and sportier demeanor. The mid-cycle update also rolls out a tweaked interior with a bigger multimedia display and the brand's latest active safety system.... Read More »

THE FAST AND THE DRIVERLESS

Can racing put driverless technology on fast track?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

In Roborace, a racing series envisioned by Russian entrepreneur Denis Sverdlov, driverless cars would battle for pole position at the indecent speed of 180 mph, freed from the constraints of protecting a human behind the wheel.... Read More »

What's behind the Clarity's quirky looks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

The upcoming Honda Clarity fuel cell sedan is not the prettiest car Honda ever designed. But engineers and designers say its looks were dictated by their mission to make the Clarity the ultimate green car.... Read More »

Infiniti pulls wraps on QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept

7:57 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2016

Infiniti pulled the wraps on the new QX Sport Inspiration crossover concept, previewing the new styling direction for the premium brand's critical utility lineup.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Infiniti QX concept previews midsize SUV

April 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti is debuting the QX Inspiration Concept at the Beijing auto show as the brand seeks to tap China's booming demand for crossovers. Infiniti says the concept points to the looks of a next-generation midsize SUV.... Read More »

Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variants

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.... Read More »

Honda CR-V poised for major makeover

12:32 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Big changes are in store for Honda's next-generation CR-V, the top-selling crossover in the U.S. last year, new spy photos reveal. A prototype caught testing indicates that the compact crossover will be bigger than the current version and will get bold new styling.... Read More »

Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025

1:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.... Read More »

2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Renault gives new Koleos an upscale look

April 21, 2016 13:52 CET

Renault has given its latest Koleos SUV a more premium look compared with the current car. The automaker says the new Koleos delivers a blend of “robust SUV design cues together with the refinement and features” associated with large sedans.... Read More »

Ford F-150 ready for pursuit with special service package

10:58 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is expanding its law enforcement and special service vehicle program to include a modified F-150 pickup. The 2016 F-150 Special Service Vehicle features a 240-amp alternator and two engine options: a 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM profits surge in Q1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

GM profits surge in Q1; VW plans diesel buybacks, report says; Honda adding EV, plug-in Clarity, reveals Accord hybrid; Volvo's ambition; Motor City mobility; 84-month Ford loans.... Read More »

Ford pays $200,000 to check out a Tesla Model X

9:17 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

Ford paid $199,950 -- $55,000 more than the sticker price -- to buy one of the first SUVs made by Tesla Motors, according to vehicle registration documents obtained by Bloomberg.... Read More »

Apple sets up lab in Germany to help develop iCar, paper says

April 20, 2016 10:19 CET

Apple has established a team of "young, progressive" automotive experts in Berlin to work on its electric iCar and may build the vehicle with Magna Steyr in Austria, a German paper said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: In race to 54.5 mpg, powertrains gain complexity — at a cost

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

As we get closer to the government's fleetwide 54.5-mpg fuel economy standard in 2025, engines and transmissions will become a whole lot more complex. You can take that to mean new cars are going to get a whole lot more expensive, too.... Read More »

2017 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mobility exposition planned at Detroit show as CES gains momentum

3:02 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

The 2017 Detroit auto show will feature a mobility exposition, a move that comes as the show has faced competition from the increasingly popular CES electronics show in Las Vegas.... Read More »

GM says 2016 Buick Envision will start in low $40,000s

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Buick plans to launch its new 2016 Envision compact crossover in June with only two high-end trim levels, starting in the low $40,000s-range, while waiting until the '17 model year to introduce lower-priced versions.... Read More »

Jaguar unlikely to offer XE wagon, design boss says

April 18, 2016 16:26 CET

Jaguar is unlikely to offer a station wagon version of its new XE sedan because of falling demand for the body style in Europe.... Read More »

OK, who's up next for top GM design job?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Mike Simcoe, who takes over for Ed Welburn as General Motors' head of global design July 1, has about seven years before he reaches GM's typical retirement age of 65. Sure, that's a long time, but for such a seminal job, it's never too early to start speculating about a successor.... Read More »

New Chevy Cruze posts 42 mpg on highway, GM says

4:16 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has an EPA rating of 30 mpg in city driving and 42 on the highway, GM said today.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust gains in France, Italy and Spai ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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