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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 »

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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 »

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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks

Dec. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's sportier appearance, which gives the car a silhouette more typical of the brand's iconic 911 coupe.... Read More »

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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly

Nov. 7, 2016 14:34 CET

Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of giving SUV styling to people movers. With the fourth-generation Scenic, Renault stays focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the vehicle’s roominess, comfort and practicality.... Read More »

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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots

Oct. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models and consumers' growing interest in fuel-efficient cars that are not diesels.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. "It's a very positive problem," a senior executive said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers

Sept. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. Audi hopes the model will appeal to buyers of larger cars from Mercedes and BMW who are looking to downsize.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

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

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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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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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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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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