Product and design

JLR's Evoque copycat lawsuit proceeds in China despite patent cancellation

June 21, 2016 15:44 CET

Jaguar Land Rover says China's cancellation of its patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding.... Read More »

North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury adds SUV award

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

As more consumers focus on SUVs and crossovers, so too will one of the auto industry's most coveted awards. The North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury has added SUVs to the mix and will now hand out three awards for car, truck and SUV.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Should NHTSA take another look at automatic transmission shifters?

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

The days when you could seamlessly transition from one brand of car to another and shift the vehicle into gear without thinking about it are gone.... Read More »

Cheeky, 'Happy Days' and styling tropes: What people think of Mini's Vision Next 100

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Dubbed an “urban go-kart,” Mini's newest concept, the Vision Next 100, imagines a future dominated by electric juice, car-sharing and autonomous driving. Here's what people are saying about the Mini Vision Next 100 concept.... Read More »

Virtual red carpets and a fancy Siri: The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

BMW Group turned 100 in this year, and to celebrate, each of the company's three brands has unveiled a “Vision Next 100” concept. Rolls-Royce's concept, the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100, also known as the 103EX, is perhaps the most exquisite of the three. Here's what people are saying about the Rolls-Royce concept.... Read More »

PSA will build new Citroen SUV at French plant

June 21, 2016 09:36 CET

PSA will build a new SUV for Citroen in Rennes, France, giving the brand a more distinct offering in a booming segment.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

Time for Chinese regulators to punish the copycats

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

Over the years, most major Chinese carmakers have outgrown their copycat phase. They've built their own car design teams and tapped foreign design talents to lead them. Yet, China's regulators still protect domestic companies that continue to copy foreign models.... Read More »

Jeep's small models to soldier on

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

Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

Talking Cadillac on collision course with Silicon Valley

6:55 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

General Motors is rolling out a sedan laden with gadgets that track other cars on the road and can automatically brake to avoid collisions, fulfilling a safety vision decades in the making. Yet the 2017 Cadillac CTS arrives to skepticism in Washington, where Detroit's dream of cars talking to cars is running into Silicon Valley's wireless aspirations.... Read More »

Picking up some stamps

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

On July 15, the U.S. Postal Service will issue another set of stamps in its "America on the Move" series paying tribute to classic American vehicles.... Read More »

Alfa finally free to make the sports sedan it wants to

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

With the launch of the Giulia later this year, Alfa Romeo will finally have a sports sedan designed to its own tastes: lightweight, rear-wheel-drive and free from the input of a partner. Last time it built a contender in this segment, the project got embroiled in Alfa parent Fiat's doomed relationship with General Motors.... Read More »

Mercedes plans multiple electrified vehicles for U.S.

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

Mercedes-Benz's U.S. boss said a long-range electric vehicle that will be introduced at the Paris auto show is just the tip of the iceberg for the brand's electrification strategy.... Read More »

BOOK EXCERPT: THE LAST AMERICAN CEO

How the Grand Cherokee became a Jeep

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

The Last American CEO, a new book co-authored by ex-American Motors CEO Joe Cappy and former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines, describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 -- a momentous deal largely because then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca got his hands on Jeep.... Read More »

Marchionne mulls Maserati electric sports car as Tesla competitor

June 18, 2016 15:43 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is considering adding full-electric vehicles to the carmaker's lineup including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small city car.... Read More »

Ford overhauls small car strategy in Europe

June 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is repositioning itself in Europe's small car market by abandoning the minicar segment and focusing on subcompact customers with a larger Ka and a more upscale Fiesta.... Read More »

Mini concept prepares for future without car ownership

June 16, 2016 15:39 CET

BMW's Mini brand unveiled a concepts that show their ideas for future self-driving cars.... Read More »

Next-generation Toyota Prius has solar roof for Europe, Japan

9:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

The solar panels on the roof of the upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid in Europe and Japan may also be coming to the U.S. version of the car if Toyota can overcome U.S. rollover regulations.... Read More »

FCA's Mopar offers limited edition Ram Rebel for 2016

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar brand will offer a limited-edition, accessorized version of the 2016 Ram Rebel, the first time that the brand has used a pickup for its once-a-year special edition.... Read More »

Mercedes prices base 2017 E-class sedan nearly $1,000 lower than 2016 version

3:08 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is lowering the base price of its E-class sedan by nearly $1,000. The redesigned 2017 E class starts at $53,075, including shipping, for the entry-level E300 rear-wheel-drive sedan.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: What's really behind Chevy's attacks: GM thinks the Ford F-150 is vulnerable

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The rocks General Motors is dumping on Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150 were a long time coming. For the first time in decades, the F-150 looks vulnerable to GM. The aluminum-bodied F-150 has not been quite the raging success Ford would like everyone to believe.... Read More »

Range Rover readies rival to BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

A new Range Rover -- bigger than the Evoque and with coupe styling -- is taking shape at Land Rover. Recent spy photographs taken in Scotland show a longer version of the Range Rover Evoque code-named L560. Body cladding on the Range Rover mule appears to be concealing a coupelike rear end.... Read More »

Mercedes preps extreme G550 4x4 for U.S.

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is bringing a rugged, towering variation of the venerable G-class SUV to the United States. The G550 4x4 shares the 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine and 7G-Tronic transmission found in the G550. However, at 88 inches tall, the G550 4x4 has 11 inches on the regular G550.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Inside one of the last of Ford's flatheads

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Through this time-lapse video, you can see the intricate, and often unseen, design of the Ford flathead.... Read More »

Volvo will pack S90, V90 with Polestar performance gear

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The redesigned Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon have just jumped off the drawing board, and Volvo already is giving the models some oomph with the availability of its Polestar Performance Optimization package.... Read More »

Wonderland cabins and stunning hi-def visuals: What people think of the Audi A5

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Audi is counting on a lighter, more spacious and better equipped A5 coupe to boost sales of the rival to the BMW 4 series and Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe -- even in a market turning away from cars. Here's what people are saying about the newest Audi coupe.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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