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Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles.... Read More »

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BMW expands its minivan family with 2-series GT

July 10, 2015 06:15 CET

BMW is expaning further beyond its roots as a maker of sporty sedans with the 2-series Gran Tourer, its second front-wheel-drive compact minivan after the 2-series Active Tourer. With the 2-series GT, BMW seeks to win conquest sales from buyers looking for a more premium offering than minivans such as the Volkswagen Touran or Ford C-Max.... Read More »

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Ford's sleek new S-Max gets tech boost

June 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford has given its new S-Max a wide array of advanced technologies and a sleeker design. The S-Max is the first Ford worldwide to offer a speed limiting system that scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within legal speed limits.... Read More »

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Jaguar says XE has BMW-beating dynamics

June 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar engineers have focused on the ride and handling of the new XE sedan in a bid to outclass rivals such as the BMW 3 series. Jaguar claims the XE is the “best driver's car” in its class.... Read More »

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Kia bets on diesel demand for Sorento

May 11, 2015 12:03 CET

Kia is selling its new Sorento in Europe with a diesel engine only due to low demand in the region for gasoline-powered SUVs, which account for less than 5 percent of midsize SUV sales in Western Europe.... Read More »

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Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival

May 8, 2015 06:15 CET

The new Renault Espace starts the renewal of the automaker's upper range where the brand trails rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford and Opel.... Read More »

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Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy.... Read More »

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BMW targets U.S. market with 2-series softtop

April 23, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW has increased the size of the 2-series convertible compared with its predecessor model, the 1-series convertible, largely to boost the car's appeal among U.S. buyers.... Read More »

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Volvo's future rides on revived XC90

April 21, 2015 06:15 CET

Volvo says its all-new XC90 flagship represents the future of the automaker, which aims to nearly double global sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020.... Read More »

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Mercedes-Maybach offers quiet luxury

April 17, 2015 06:15 CET

Mercedes has upgraded its flagship sedan by giving it a more spacious rear cabin and features such as voice amplification, extra lining to reduce wind noise and reclining rear seats to create the Mercedes-Maybach S class.... Read More »

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Land Rover Discovery Sport on conquest path

March 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Land Rover expects the Discovery Sport to join the Range Rover Evoque coupe-styled compact SUV in attracting new customers to the brand. It will also become one of the company's top-selling models, executives predict.... Read More »

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Ford expects big boost from high-tech Mondeo

March 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford expects a significant sales boost in the tough midsize segment from its latest-generation Mondeo because of the car's advanced technology, new upscale trim line and the addition of a hybrid variant.... Read More »

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Sportier Skoda Fabia keeps its functionality

Feb. 20, 2015 06:01 CET

The new Skoda Fabia highlights how the fast-growing Czech value brand is adding a touch of style to its cars. With its sharp edges and clear lines, the third-generation Fabia looks more dynamic and sportier than its predecessor while the car’s practical features have been enhanced.... Read More »

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Mazda2 gets bigger, lighter and bolder

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

Mazda expects its latest Mazda2 hatchback to make a bigger impact in Europe's highly competitive subcompact segment than the current model because of its more aggressive design, improved interior and a wide range of safety equipment.... Read More »

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Fiat goes global with 500X

Feb. 13, 2015 09:42 CET

Fiat's 500X has the widest engine and transmission range in the automaker's lineup as the company prepares to offer the crossover in 100 global markets by year-end, including the U.S. where Fiat expects it to outsell the retro-styled 500 three-door hatchback.... Read More »

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BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivals

Feb. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition from rivals such as the Mercedes GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 and a Cayenne-based variant that Porsche is said to be considering.... Read More »

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Daimler seeks profitability at Smart with 2 minicar sizes

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler hopes to make its Smart small-car unit sustainably profitable by offering the same car in two sizes: the two-seat ForTwo and the four-seat ForFour.... Read More »

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VW Passat tackles trailer troubles

Jan. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen has made a big effort to ensure its latest Passat remains Europe’s best-selling midsize car, including adding a feature that can back the car and a trailer autonomously into a parking space.... Read More »

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Audi boss calls A3 e-tron the 'perfect' EV

Dec. 18, 2014 17:03 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler calls the A3 Sportback e-tron the “perfect electric vehicle for every day driving.” He says that because 80 percent of daily roundtrip commutes in Europe are less than 50km, which is the A3 e-tron's electric-only range.... Read More »

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Mercedes pushes S-class plug-in's zip

Dec. 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes-Benz's marketing plan for the new S-class plug-in hybrid aims to show prospective buyers that going green doesn't mean slowing down or paying more.... Read More »

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Lexus readies hybrid-only BMW X5, Mercedes M class rival

Dec. 16, 2014 06:15 CET

Lexus is counting on the NX hybrid to help it stand out against Europe's top-selling premium large crossovers. But unlike rivals such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes M class, there will be no diesel- or gasoline-powered versions of the NX.... Read More »

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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET

Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km using electric power or up to 940km with additional power from its gasoline engine.... Read More »

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Jeep pushes Renegade's off-road skills

Nov. 14, 2014 06:01 CET

Jeep says its Renegade is a true off-roader and is positioning the model at the higher end of the hotly contested and booming subcompact SUV segment. The Renegade is the first model developed from scratch by Fiat and Chrysler.... Read More »

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Mini 5-door may become best-seller

Nov. 13, 2014 06:01 CET

The Mini five-door variant targets customers who need more space. Available for the first time with the option of a head-up display and adaptive cruise control, Mini says the five-door hatchback could become its best-seller.... Read More »

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Nissan touts Pulsar's roominess

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan believes the sizeable rear-seat space of its new Pulsar compact hatchback will be the car's biggest selling point. The Pulsar is the same length as its rivals but has much more rear knee room, Nissan says.... Read More »

 
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