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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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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe

Sept. 8, 2017 15:29 CET

Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than the slow-selling, smaller model it suceeds.The Koleos gives the brand a competitive midsize SUV at a time when European consumers are turning away from similarly sized sedans and station wagons.... Read More »

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Ford expands Fiesta family

Aug. 30, 2017 10:11 CET

Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta customers who now have more money to spend and people downsizing from compact cars who don't want to compromise on technology.... Read More »

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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive

Aug. 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new generation that has better driving dynamics, improved fuel economy as well as a quieter and more comfortable interior.... Read More »

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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small

Aug. 9, 2017 11:57 CET

Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Picanto's cabin space through a 15mm longer wheelbase and making it 5mm taller, while keeping it the same overall length and width. The minicar also now has safety technology options on higher spec models.... Read More »

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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic

July 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be able to surpass the success of the current model, which finished 2016 as Europe's best-selling premium midsize SUV.... Read More »

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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio

June 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of what is expected to become the brand's best-seller. The Stelvio is the first SUV from the Fiat Chrysler brand.... Read More »

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Opel moves Insignia upscale

June 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upmarket and lure buyers from premium brands.... Read More »

LATEST LAUNCHES

Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills

May 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has been made softer and more luxurious than its predecessor, it remains true to the SUV brand's go-anywhere philosophy and has been engineered to take the path of most resistance, should the driver choose.... Read More »

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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe

May 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the company's history. The five-door hatchback is the sportiest Civic to date with significant upgrades to its driving dynamics, interior quality, safety and fuel efficiency, according to the automaker.... Read More »

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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the sporty two-door model as the only offering in its niche that comes with four full-size seats. Other practical features include a foldable rear seat bench to expand the trunk for bulky items such as skis or golf bags.... Read More »

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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals

April 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity in its new Rio as it hopes offering such features at an affordable price will help the car be more successful in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

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Mini maxes out with Countryman

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes in the compact class, the first Mini to do so.... Read More »

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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 »

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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 years and to improve the hatchback's competitiveness in the compact segment, the automaker has added so many extras to the latest model that it claims the compact has the best range of active safety technology in its class.... Read More »

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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'

Feb. 11, 2017 06:15 CET

Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. To stand out in the crowded sector the automaker has done something out of character -- it has given the C-HR a polarizing design.... Read More »

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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship

Jan. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology first introduced in its 7-series flagship as the automaker aims to advance sales of its second most popular model after the 3 series.... Read More »

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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the previous powertrain.... Read More »

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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan

Jan. 10, 2017 11:41 CET

Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ride as comfortable as the Mercedes GLC. The SUV joins the two rivals in offering air suspension as an option, one of four different chassis setups that Audi has given the premium model.... Read More »

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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV

Dec. 19, 2016 06:01 CET

The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and perceived quality to make it more upscale than the model it replaces.... Read More »

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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation

Dec. 13, 2016 11:20 CET

Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such as a camera that takes pictures for sharing on social media.... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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