Kia adds plug-in hybrid to Optima lineup

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Kia today unveiled the 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima PHEV alongside the Niro, the company's first dedicated hybrid nameplate. The new models look similar to the Optima, yet they signal the scope of Kia's ambitions.... Read More »

Toyota confirms new crossover for Europe

Feb. 11, 2016 17:18 CET

Toyota confirmed it will launch a new compact SUV/crossover in Europe based on its C-HR concept. The car will be built at the automaker's factory in Turkey for European markets starting toward the end of the year.... Read More »

Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET

GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017. It will share the Chevrolet Bolt's underpinnings.... Read More »

Group 1 adjusted earnings fall in Q4; Brazil hurts bottom line

7:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Group 1's revenue increased in the fourth quarter, thanks to higher sales volumes in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, but its profit in the final three months of the year declined because of tighter margins on new cars, especially luxury vehicles.... Read More »

Kia hybrid crossover aims for Prius-like mpg

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

With gas prices under $2 a gallon, fewer people are hunting for hybrids. But they are clamoring for crossovers, which may give Kia Motors a leg up in launching its first dedicated hybrid.... Read More »

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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'

Feb. 11, 2016 14:54 CET

Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the car was launched five years ago. Now wants the convertible variant to do the same in the open-top segment.... Read More »

One-time costs drag down BorgWarner Q4 net income

11:59 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

BorgWarner, which supplies fuel-saving turbochargers and emissions systems, reported higher adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter, but net income declined after several one-time charges.... Read More »

Hyundai freshens Santa Fe family amid U.S. production boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

As it retools its U.S. factory to build more crossovers for truck-loving Americans, Hyundai is updating the midsize Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.... Read More »

VIDEO: A Q&A with Richfield Bloomington Honda’s Tim Carter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

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Nissan's half-ton Titan will have different, shorter chassis than Titan XD

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Nissan's half-ton Titan will ride on a completely different chassis than the new Titan XD, the automaker told a Chicago auto show audience today.... Read More »

Q&A with Richfield Bloomington Honda's Tim Carter

Heated floors and more: Designing a store around service

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Richfield Bloomington Honda General Manager Tim Carter and his employees helped design a new, three-story dealership next door to their current store in suburban Minneapolis. Carter discussed the new dealership and its focus on service business with Automotive News TV Editor Tom Worobec.... Read More »

VIDEO: High on service: Inside the towering Richfield Bloomington Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

General Manager Tim Carter needed more room to repair cars. So he and his crew mapped out what they needed in a new dealership. Despite space constraints, the number of service bays and floors soared at Richfield Bloomington Honda in suburban Minneapolis – a store where efficiency reigns and high-end touches benefit employees and customers.... Read More »

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BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sales decline in China hits parent Tata Motors' profit

Feb. 11, 2016 12:05 CET

Tata Motors said net profit for its latest quarter fell by 2 percent, hit by lower Jaguar Land Rover sales in China, once the luxury unit's fastest-growing market.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover will build XE sports sedan in India

Feb. 11, 2016 14:40 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will begin assembly of a fourth model, the Jaguar XE sedan, at its plant in Pune, India.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

In Chicago: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn, Ram freshens Power Wagon, Ford talks SUVs; Honda teases Civic hatchback; Opel's Bolt; Tesla Model 3 update; Hyundai brand cheapest to own.... Read More »

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Porsche's new sales boss predicts continued growth after record 2015

Feb. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche easily surpassed its goal of 200,000 annual global sales last year and can now look forward to another year of worldwide growth, Detlev von Platen, the brand's new sales boss, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Faurecia raises dividend after sales, margins climb

Feb. 11, 2016 11:24 CET

French supplier Faurecia today reported an increase in its operating margin for the second half of 2015 to 4.8 percent and raised its dividend for the year by 86 percent.... Read More »

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BLOG: Ford can boost Europe profits by adding upscale Vignale SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Ford of Europe isn't saying which models will next get its upscale Vignale trimline but the brand's two largest SUVs are the top candidates as the automaker plans to expand its Vignale variants to at least five by 2017 from just two now.... Read More »

Ram updates off-road offerings with freshened Power Wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

Ram is updating back-country, heavy-duty offerings for 2017 with a freshened Power Wagon trim and expanded off-road packages across its three-quarter-ton pickup lineup.... Read More »

Tesla revenue spikes on Model S demand, but Q4 losses grow to $320M

4:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016

Tesla set a record for deliveries in the fourth quarter as customers ignored sagging oil prices and bought the Model S sedan, the maker of all-electric luxury cars said as it reported a net loss of $320 million, up from $108 million a year earlier.... Read More »

Seat Ateca takes aim at booming SUV market

Feb. 10, 2016 23:12 CET

VW Group's Seat unit unveiled its first SUV, the Ateca, as the brand seeks to benefit from booming demand for high-riding vehicles.... Read More »

Will Japan's auto industry consolidate?

10:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016

Japan's crowded auto industry is poised to look more like other major markets, with three or fewer carmakers left by the end of the decade. That's more than car-loving Germany or the far bigger U.S. market.... Read More »

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Honda hints at sporty Civic hatchback

Feb. 10, 2016 12:29 CET

Honda will preview its next Civic hatchback with a sporty prototype at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The five-door model will be rolled out globally next year including in the U.S.... Read More »

Renault will launch Koleos successor in Europe

Feb. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault will begin selling a replacement for its Koleos SUV in Europe next year. Unlike its platform sibling, the Nissan X-Trail, the Renault model will not offer a seven-seat version.... Read More »

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