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Bentley plans a segment-creating $250,000 crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Bentley has given the green light for production of a $250,000 premium crossover that figures to create a new segment.... Read More »

 

Macan is a big part of Porsche growth plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
While Porsche sets sales records in the U.S. market, its engineers are feverishly at work to keep the product pipeline fresh with new and redesigned models and spin-off variants.... Read More »

 

Small sedan, crossover expand Audi's range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Audi will launch a pair of entry-level models in the United States next year, a one-two punch that will expand the German luxury brand's pool of customers.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen engine overhaul gets rolling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Volkswagen plans to execute a top-to-bottom overhaul of its engines over the next two years.... Read More »

 

VW Group goal: Crossover appeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
The three big brands in the Volkswagen AG stable will all expand their SUV lineups over the next few years to sustain their recent sales surges in the U.S. market.... Read More »

 

New Volvos finally begin to flow in '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Volvo's XC90 crossoverwill be the first of several models based on a new front-wheel-drive architecture.... Read More »

 

Next-gen Smart ForTwo is still 2 years away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Until the redesigned ForTwo arrives, Smart doesn't expect U.S. sales to grow much.... Read More »

 

Rolls may be forced to expand its lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Rolls-Royce has continued to produce refined British gentleman's cars rather than try to set new standards of luxury or technology.... Read More »

 

Land Rover LR2, LR4 SUVs to shed weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Both the Land Rover LR2 and LR4 will move onto a new lightweight aluminum architecture.... Read More »

 

Aston's AMG deal may spur a new line of powerplants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Aston Martin recently agreed to share technology with Mercedes-Benz's AMG. But don't expect an immediate impact on Aston's product plans.... Read More »

 

For BMW, new compacts and crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
BMW will add entry-level vehicles, crossovers and possibly a range-topping coupe.... Read More »

 

European brands race into compact segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
European automakers are charging into compacts and crossovers, eager to pick up buyers aged 30 to 45.... Read More »

 

Mini plans to add wagon, van and maybe a sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Mini's line will grow to 10 vehicles by 2020, as it switches to a front-wheel-drive architecture developed with BMW.... Read More »

 

Jaguar works on compact sedan to lure young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Jaguar's new F-Type roadster is an important halo car, but the brand needs to attract younger buyers.... Read More »

 

M-B platform, S class to yield many spinoffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
The same platform that spawned Mercedes-Benz's new CLA will be the basis of two more compacts, and four new body styles derived from the S class will arrive.... Read More »

 

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VW plans multibrand product blitz as it pursues sales title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
Volkswagen Group is expanding the product range of all its brands at a ferocious pace as it fights to become the world's top-selling automaker. VW, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti will enter new segments in the next several years, challenging rivals with vehicles built on cost-effective group platforms.... Read More »

 

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VW: Mid-sized crossover to join U.S. lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
As the Volkswagen brand strives to sell 800,000 vehicles in the United States by 2018 -- up from a projected 420,000 this year -- the focus will be the U.S.-made Passat sedan and the Mexico-built Jetta sedan and Beetle coupe and convertible.... Read More »

 

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Mexico-built Q5, U.S. version of Q3 in the works at Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
Audi will begin building vehicles in Mexico starting in 2016, starting with the second generation of the Q5 crossover that competes with the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. A Q3 compact crossover will come to the United States in late 2013 or early 2014 and an A3 sedan designed mainly for the United States will debut in 2014.... Read More »

 

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Porsche looks beyond sports cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
As a full-fledged member of Volkswagen Group, Porsche is accelerating its move into segments beyond sports cars. The 911 remains the heart of Porsche, but the Panamera range likely will be expanded to include a station wagon and coupe.... Read More »

 

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Bentley plans a big crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
Bentley will enter the premium crossover segment in two years and perhaps add a sports car, using Volkswagen Group platforms and components. The British luxury brand also is likely to add a convertible based on its flagship Mulsanne sedan.... Read More »

 

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Sedan on ice; Lambo SUV looks like a go

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
Lamborghini has put a sedan on ice in favor of an SUV. The SUV, which debuted as the Urus concept in April at the Beijing auto show, hasn't been approved by top management at Volkswagen AG. But the project is expected to get a green light.... Read More »

 

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Bugatti's limited-edition Veyron gets more variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2012
Bugatti, Volkswagen Group's exotic sports car brand, is awaiting approval to build a four-seat sedan as it adds more variants of the two-seat Veyron.... Read More »

 

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Toyota to help BMW with EV subbrand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2012
BMW and Toyota have agreed to work on a sports car, fuel cells, electric-vehicle components and lightweight materials. The agreement underlined BMW's determination to make its new i electric-vehicle subbrand a success.... Read More »

 

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Smart plans ForTwo successor in 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2012
Smart's sales have been rising since Mercedes-Benz took over the brand more than a year ago, but not fast enough. So the minicar brand will continue to tinker with new trims, wraps and accessories until its new vehicles begin to arrive in 2014.... Read More »

 

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Range Rover gets a long-awaited redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2012
With the launch of the redesigned Range Rover early next year, Land Rover begins the process of switching its vehicles to an all-new flexible lightweight aluminum architecture shared with sibling division Jaguar.... Read More »

 

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