Paris Motor Show

Redesigned Lexus IS will take cues from LF-CC concept

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2012
Lexus Division will show its redesigned 2013 IS sedan at the Detroit auto show in January. In a statement today, Lexus said the production sedan will carry design cues of the LF-CC coupe concept that was shown at the Paris auto show in October.... Read More »

 

Panamera wagon ranks among 10 most significant designs from Paris auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2012
The gloomy European market outlook and a worsening price war were the dominant topics of discussion at last month's Paris auto show, but the Mondial de l'Automobile also delivered a number of significant new products.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

A European car factory where times are good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2012
At Kia's car factory in Zilina in Slovakia, which lies in the heart of middle Europe, there is no sign of the crisis gripping the region's auto industry.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

VW Golf, McLaren concept were Paris Web winners

3:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2012
Volkswagen's seventh-generation Golf and McLaren's P1 supercar concept were the big Web winners from the Paris auto show this month, according to a study. The Golf was the media favorite while the P1 generated more than 2,900 mentions in the social media realm.... Read More »

 

Volvo counts on sedan updates to boost global sales

Oct. 3, 2012 06:01 CET
Volvo's sedans will get a major refresh next year that should boost sales, said Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car.... Read More »

 

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BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

Oct. 1, 2012 06:01 CET
BMW will develop 10 to 12 compact models based on its new front-wheel-drive platform, said Ian Robertson, board member for sales and marketing. The platform, known as UKL, debuted on the Concept Active Tourer at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

Europe: It's 'a disaster'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
As bad as European auto sales have been this year, they're about to get worse. That was the verdict from industry executives gathered at the Paris auto show last week. It marks a sharp turn from other European auto shows since the onset of the continent's stubborn debt crisis.... Read More »

 

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Panamera wagon is 'more likely'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Porsche's Panamera Sport Turismo concept got such rave reviews at the auto show that it may get a green light for production. The Sport Turismo concept, based on the four-door Panamera, is a plug-in hybrid.... Read More »

 

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Crosslane to join Audi's crossover lineup?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Audi's Crosslane concept, shown at the Paris auto show last week, may become the junior member of its crossover lineup -- perhaps the Q2.... Read More »

 

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Audi: RS 5 convertible, more diesels on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Audi's decision to bring the RS 5 convertible to the United States in the first quarter of 2013 shows the increasing confidence of the brand's German executives in this market, says Scott Keogh, U.S. brand chief.... Read More »

 

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Infiniti boss wants to fill gaps in U.S. and European lineups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Johan de Nysschen, who became head of Infiniti on July 1, says the brand needs substantial additions to its product lineup to become a credible global luxury player.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
BMW will develop 10 to 12 compact models based on its new front-wheel-drive platform, said Ian Robertson, board member for sales and marketing. The platform, known as UKL, debuted on the Concept Active Tourer at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Volvo counts on sedan updates to boost sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Volvo's sedans will get a major refresh next year that should boost sales, says Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car Corp.... Read More »

 

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China-Japan tension hurts sales, says Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Europe isn't the only troubled market worrying Nissan. Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Co.'s executive vice president, said the company is uncertain of the long-term impact of recent tension between Japan and China over a small group of disputed islands that has forced Nissan and other Japanese automakers to halt Chinese production.... Read More »

 

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VW's e-Golf set to arrive in U.S. in 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Volkswagen will launch an electric version of its newly redesigned Golf in 2014, said product development chief Ulrich Hackenberg. The car, called the e-Golf, also will debut in the United States in 2014.... Read More »

 

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan to develop engine, transmission technology

9:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2012
Daimler and Renault-Nissan will jointly develop a turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine and will share transmission technology as the two companies expand their collaboration.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Jaguar prices F-Type between Porsche Boxster and 911

Sept. 28, 2012 12:24 CET
Jaguar is pricing its new F-Type two-seat convertible between the Boxster and 911 sports cars from rival Porsche. The F-Type will start at 73,400 euros ($94,930) in Germany, which is more than the Porsche Boxster S two-seat convertible at 59,120 euros and the cheapest Porsche 911, which costs 88,037 euros.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Suzuki is open to a parent for its Nissan Qashqai rival

Sept. 28, 2012 14:06 CET
Suzuki will consider a partner for its new European compact crossover, a company executive said. The Japanese automaker previewed the model with the S-Cross concept unveiled.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

VW Golf debut may not be a big deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
The debut of its latest generation Volkswagen Golf at the Paris auto show today may be the last time there is such a big hype about Europe's best-selling car.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Lexus may be profitable in Europe in two years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Toyota expects its Lexus brand to make money soon in Europe despite a very tough competitive environment and an unfavorable yen/euro exchange rate.... Read More »

 

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Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

Sept. 27, 2012 17:38 CET
Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled at the Paris auto show. Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the new vehicle uses the Volkswagen Group's new MQB modular platform. The Q2 would compete against vehicles such as the Mini Countryman.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

11:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled today at the Paris motor show. Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the new vehicle uses the Volkswagen Group’s new MQB modular platform. The Q2 would compete against vehicles such as the Mini Countryman.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Missing Stefan Jacoby

3:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
The news that Stefan Jacoby suffered a mild stroke last week provided a somber reminder that life doesn't always respect our plans. I will miss speaking with the Volvo CEO at the Paris show today.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel prices Adam below Fiat 500, Mini

Sept. 27, 2012 09:40 CET
Opel/Vauxhall has priced its new Adam minicar just under its main rival, the Fiat 500. Opel/Vauxhall says the entry-level Adam will cost 11,500 euros ($14,870) in Germany when it goes on sale in January. The cheapest Fiat 500 starts at 11,600 euros.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Maserati's U.S.-built SUV to be named Levante

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Maserati's first SUV will be called the Levante and its planned mid-sized sedan will be named the Ghibli. The Fiat subsidiary, which announced the names today, is counting on the two new models to help boost the company's global sales to 50,000 units by 2015 from 6,150 last year.... Read More »

 

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