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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.... Read More »

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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius

April 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, which the automaker says is greener and more fun to drive than its predecessor.... Read More »

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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals

April 8, 2016 06:15 CET

Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-free lane-changing function that even the brand's S-class flagship does not offer yet.... Read More »

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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price

March 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomier, more upscale and drives better than the model it replaces.... Read More »

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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals

Feb. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that includes BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo because of the investments it has made in the SUV's battery charging system.... Read More »

Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy

Feb. 26, 2016 12:50 CET

Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it replaces, the Legacy, which was pulled from the region in 2014 because of weak sales.... Read More »

SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV

Feb. 24, 2016 14:08 CET

SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment. The automaker is also offering the Tivoli with all-wheel-drive, an uncommon feature for small SUVs.... Read More »

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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'

Feb. 11, 2016 14:54 CET

Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the car was launched five years ago. Now wants the convertible variant to do the same in the open-top segment.... Read More »

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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom

Jan. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design and upscale features and equipment. The SUV has become the brand's fastest-selling model in Europe since its launch in September.... Read More »

Product launches follow a faster cadence

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

New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot farther away from home. A critical factor is increased speed -- what one expert calls "the new cadence."... Read More »

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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl

Jan. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced connectivity features that will allow a smartphone to be connected to the dashboard touchscreen and a 4G WiFi hotspot to be created.... Read More »

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Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a huge sales boost in Europe. Infiniti has struggled to make an impact since it launched in the region in 2008.... Read More »

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Renault packs Megane with high-tech upgrades

Jan. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault has added upscale features to its new Megane to make the hatchback a better challenger in Europe's hard-fought compact segment.... Read More »

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Mini tweaks Clubman, moves it up a class

Jan. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini hopes the latest Clubman's four-door body style instead of a three-and-a-half door configuration will help win customers.... Read More »

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Renault thinks big, green with Talisman flagship

Dec. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault hopes that its new Talisman midsize car will win customers because of its size, efficient powertrains, multiple handling options and affordable price.... Read More »

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Opel wants leaner Astra to leap over rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel hopes to win sales from the Volkswagen Golf as well as compact luxury models such as the BMW 1 series by positioning its new-generation Astra as a near-premium offering that boasts improved fuel economy, a quieter ride plus a wide range of high-tech safety and comfort features.... Read More »

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Audi sees A4 causing segment shake-up

Nov. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi executives are optimistic the arrival of the new A4 will give the Volkswagen Group subsidiary the boost it needs after being overtaken by Mercedes-Benz for second place in global premium car sales.... Read More »

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Toyota rolls out fuel cell cars, but Europe is not ready yet

Nov. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota's European rollout of the fuel cell Mirai this month will be limited to the few countries in the region with a sufficient infrastructure of hydrogen fueling stations. This means the first 50 to 100 units of the Mirai designated for the region in 2016 will be available only in Germany, the UK, Denmark and Belgium.... Read More »

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Renault aims Kadjar at China and Europe

Oct. 16, 2015 09:20 CET

Renault aims to win new customers in China and Europe with the Kadjar compact SUV, the first vehicle to be built at the French automaker's new China plant.... Read More »

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BMW wants 7 series to top Mercedes S class on multiple levels

Oct. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW says its latest 7-series flagship sedan will provide segment-leading fuel-efficiency and technological firsts as the automaker seeks to compete better against the Mercedes-Benz S class.... Read More »

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Jaguar's leaner XF takes aim at BMW 5 series

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar has its sights on the BMW 5 series with its new lighter, smaller XF sedan, which it says is the new benchmark for driving dynamics in the large premium segment.... Read More »

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Ferrari's green 488 GTB

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Ferrari's new new turbocharged 488 GTB is more powerful and greener than its predecessor and accelerates from 0-100khp in just 3 seconds.... Read More »

Mercedes aims to expand crossover appeal with tech, right-hand drive GLC

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will generate higher sales than the GLK it replaces because of softer design, additional comfort features and the availability of right-hand-drive in key markets.... Read More »

Mercedes GLC seeks to widen appeal with tech, right-hand drive

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will sell more than the GLK it replaces thanks to a softer design, more comfort features and availability in right-hand-drive markets.... Read More »

Mazda makes new MX-5 lighter, more agile

Aug. 19, 2015 06:01 CET

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 represents the biggest step to date in the roadster's development. The car's program manager said the new MX-5 is smaller, safer, lighter, more agile and more efficient than its predecessor.... Read More »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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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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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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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
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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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
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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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
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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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
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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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
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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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
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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
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