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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero

Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales will be relatively small. The Ioniq will be offered as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or a full-electric car, the first time an automaker has offered those three green drivetrains in one body style.... Read More »

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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability

Aug. 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen its balance sheet by launching the Ateca into Europe's booming SUV/crossover market.... Read More »

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Ford makes Edge its European flagship

Aug. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European flagship, the Edge. The automaker says the European version of the large SUV will be more upscale than the model sold in the U.S.... Read More »

Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe

July 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium rivals such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, and by offering more equipment.... Read More »

Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe

July 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise and also a showcase for engineering excellence," Honda said.... Read More »

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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics

July 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series because the standard models were derived from the car's Quadrifoglio performance version rather than the other way around.... Read More »

Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid

June 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the first time in one of its models sold in Europe.... Read More »

MG aims first SUV at budget buyers

June 23, 2016 06:01 CET

MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budget vehicle.... Read More »

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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which the brand expects to become its No. 1 seller.... Read More »

McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience

June 12, 2016 06:01 CET

McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily with the racetrack in mind. The reason is that McLaren wants to lure new buyers to the UK brand by offering an elegant, comfortable luxury sports car that provides plenty of power but in a more understated package.... Read More »

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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight

June 9, 2016 10:32 CET

Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment in a bid to keep the car among Europe's top-selling compact SUVs. Last year the Tiguan ranked second in the segment behind the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »

Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag

May 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, which the automaker says eliminates turbo lag and ensures smooth acceleration.... Read More »

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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller

May 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sales for the automaker's first crossover.... Read More »

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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.... Read More »

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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius

April 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, which the automaker says is greener and more fun to drive than its predecessor.... Read More »

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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals

April 8, 2016 06:15 CET

Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-free lane-changing function that even the brand's S-class flagship does not offer yet.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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