Product and design

Audi to launch coupe-styled Q4 crossover in '19

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

Audi will launch a coupe-styled Q4 crossover in 2019 to challenge models such as the Range Rover Evoque and upcoming BMW X2.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

Can Hyundai's Ioniq make inroads against Prius?

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

Since the Toyota Prius went on sale in 2000, nameplates such as Ford's C-Max and Honda's Insight have tried to mount a serious challenge to its domination of the hybrid market. And they have fallen woefully short.... Read More »

A new era for Nissan design

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2017

Two non-Japanese designers, one a veteran insider, the other just poached from a luxury-brand rival, face a difficult balancing act leading Nissan Motor Co. into an era of new technology.... Read More »

Renault aims for profit from Alpine sports car

March 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault says its Alpine A110 sports car is more than an exercise in nostalgia. The company expects the mid-engine coupe to be profitable and it could be the first in a new line of vehicles for the revived Alpine brand.... Read More »

Pininfarina-designed Tesla fighter due in 2019-20

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2017

Chinese electric vehicle startup Hybrid Kinetic Group says it will challenge Tesla with its H600 luxury sedan in the U.S. by the end of the decade.... Read More »

Buick Regal wagon spotted testing in U.S., Germany

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2017

A test mule of the Buick Regal TourX -- a name trademarked by General Motors in 2015 -- has been spotted in Michigan and Germany, and it looks nearly identical to the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer wagon that debuted at the Geneva auto show this month.... Read More »

Lucid Motors prices its Tesla fighter at $52,500

2:13 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

Lucid Motors will price its first vehicle, the Air, starting at $52,500. The base price includes $7,500 in federal tax credits.... Read More »

Audi will launch Q4 in 2019 in SUV push

March 15, 2017 12:43 CET

Audi confirmed it will launch its Q4 in 2019 as the brand continues to expand in the fast-growing SUV/crossover market. The coupe-styled crossover will challenge models such as the BMW X2 and the Range Rover Evoque.... Read More »

Buick expected to replace Regal sedan with 5-door hatch, wagon

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick's first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW open to talks with FCA

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

VW open to talks with FCA; Nakamura gave Nissan creativity, style and a funky Juke; Nissan marketing moves; Buick Regal replacements?; Puppy watch, Day 1.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will Jeep Wrangler pickup be forged from a Ram platform?

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Might Fiat Chrysler's long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup show up on dealer lots as a Ram in Jeep's clothing?... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Primal styling and 'mirror cam' pods: Mercedes-AMG's GT Concept and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Mercedes-AMG, with its eyes on Tesla and Porsche, was a key player at the Geneva auto show with the GT Concept. The four-door featured design elements that are similar to the AMG GT coupe and roadster while packing a lot of power under the hood.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Knockoffs and cousins: What people are saying about the VW Arteon

10:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Volkswagen's replacement for the CC, the Arteon, will slot above the Passat in the brand's global lineup. It is built on VW's MQB architecture and was designed to give the brand's top sedan a more muscular appearance compared with its predecessor.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Porsche drops more details on EV

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Porsche's first electric vehicle appears to be more than just a one-off creation. Porsche chairman Oliver Blume, in an interview with Autocar, says there are plans to offer model variants of the EV, believed to slot below the Panamera, with different levels of power and over-the-air update capability.... Read More »

Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief

March 14, 2017 11:16 CET

Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's design master stepping down

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Nissan's design master stepping down, ex-BMW design chief joins Infiniti; Leadership changes at Mitsu; VW upbeat on '17; Subprime bubble just a myth?; U.S. recalls hit record high.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10

March 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest and most competitive segment after its predecessor slipped to a disappointing No. 18.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Schreyer's passion to make a sports car became the Kia Stinger

March 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Peter Schreyer has dreamed of designing a true sports car for Kia since joining the Korean automaker from VW in 2006. The result is the Kia Stinger. Schreyer discussed the sport sedan's genesis with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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

Nearly 20 years after Toyota's first Prius, Hyundai is launching its own global green nameplate, Ioniq. This is how they compare.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Italdesign buyers get a say in Zerouno supercar design

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

Italdesign is famous for designing cars for automotive customers. So when designing a car for individual customers, it followed the same route: Show them the design and ask what changes they'd make.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Ford's new 3-banger can run on 2 cylinders

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

Ford is introducing a second 3-cylinder engine, a 1.5-liter, that features cylinder deactivation and can run on two-cylinders... Read More »

KRISTIN SCHONDORF

Interiors have no limits, but there are risks

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

If future drivers don't have to steer, brake or watch the road, their brand preference will be at risk. And that's where interior suppliers have a chance to shine.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo pegs EV range at 250 miles

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

Volvo's first-ever electric vehicle will likely have a range of at least 250 miles and a price starting between $35,000 and $40,000 when it debuts in 2019, Volvo Americas CEO said.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Bentley tests EV waters with concept

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

Bentley debuted a sultry convertible concept, the EXP 12 Speed 6e, which represented both the brand's first all-electric concept powertrain and a styling shift for the brand.... Read More »

Emissions rules made GM's decision easier

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

Big deals in the auto industry are rarely about a single vehicle, but to understand the cost pressures that helped prompt General Motors to abandon its European operations, consider the unassuming Opel Corsa subcompact.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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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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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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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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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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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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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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