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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation

June 20, 2018 09:27 CET

Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years after the third-generation model went on sale. Pictures released by Suzuki show the same angular two-box design that the Jimny has had since its launch in 1970.... Read More »

Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand

June 20, 2018 14:38 CET

Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be available in a five-door format.... Read More »

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Kia shakes up Ceed family

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Kia is shaking up its Ceed compact car family in response to the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers. Besides giving the latest-generation model advanced safety technology, a cleaner diesel engine and a better ride, Kia will add new variants.... Read More »

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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities

June 12, 2018 11:46 CET

Ford says it has has injected more emotion and personality into the new Focus compact in a bid to raise prices and claw back customers lost to premium cars.... Read More »

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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imaging, a head-up display projected directly onto the windshield, and a fully digital cockpit with two large screens, making the SUV the brand's most advanced model to date.... Read More »

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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge

May 2, 2018 12:35 CET

Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced plans than other global markets to expand its refueling infrastructure.... Read More »

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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly

April 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior will attract more families and additional female buyers to its new Sante Fe SUV.... Read More »

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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers

April 18, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of the X1 compact SUV, currently BMW's best-selling crossover model.... Read More »

With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar

April 5, 2018 13:52 CET

McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that many of its owners used its predecessor, the 650S, as a daily driver.... Read More »

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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades

March 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to lure new buyers in key European markets.... Read More »

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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross

March 16, 2018 06:01 CET

The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that can compete for buyers in Europe's most popular SUV segment including the smaller ASX and the large Outlander.... Read More »

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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace

March 13, 2018 11:04 CET

Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to the marque. The UK company expects the crossover to attract tech-savvy couples and young families who will buy it as their only car.... Read More »

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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship

Feb. 23, 2018 06:01 CET

PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, comfort and French design. The SUV is the first model developed specifically for PSA's upscale brand.... Read More »

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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT

Feb. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of its latest full-size Gran Turismo, which is now sold under the 6-series nameplate.... Read More »

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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests

Feb. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot of new ground for the automaker while it simultaneously wins customers from rivals such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.... Read More »

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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win customers for its Kona subcompact SUV.... Read More »

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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists

Jan. 3, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expressive design, interior flexibility and extensive personalization possibilities.... Read More »

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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc

Dec. 15, 2017 06:01 CET

VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color options will help it appeal to a young customer group that won't be too concerned by the cheaper interior fittings used in the cabin.... Read More »

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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'

Dec. 6, 2017 11:36 CET

Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need off-road functionality but rather a "sturdy car" for everyday life, the automaker says.... Read More »

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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula

Dec. 1, 2017 11:28 CET

BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, giving the latest version of the premium midsize SUV improved handling and agility, along with an updated design and a quieter cabin.... Read More »

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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features

Nov. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, a model it hopes will appeal to buyers because of a comfortable interior and driver assistance features more commonly found in SUVs.... Read More »

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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs

Nov. 14, 2017 10:44 CET

Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division, giving the business a more diversified sales footprint by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups.... Read More »

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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup

Oct. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.... Read More »

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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker

Oct. 12, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who remain stubbornly loyal to traditional German, French or Italian volume brands.... Read More »

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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers

Sept. 29, 2017 10:51 CET

VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which its No. 2-selling vehicle was a catch-all model for customers who couldn't afford the larger Golf compact.... Read More »

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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