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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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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 »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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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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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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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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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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