Diana T. Kurylko

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Volvo teases XC90 that must raise the bar in luxury

3:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Volvo again is pulling some of the wraps off the redesigned XC90 crossover before its formal reveal later this month in Stockholm.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Volvo hints at more polished XC90 for 2015

1:34 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
Volvo released images and a video of the interior of the 2015 XC90, and it is decidedly more upscale than the outgoing model.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Land Rover's vision of an expanded Discovery family

7:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Land Rover is taking its largest vehicle, the LR4 in the United States and the Discovery elsewhere, and making a family of it. The story is unfolding in New York this week with the introduction of the Discovery Vision Concept SUV.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Why U.S. won't see BMW's first fwd car for now

11:53 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Why is BMW's first front-wheel-drive car, the 2-series Active Tourer, not coming to the United States right away? The crossover debuted at the Geneva auto show and goes on sale in Europe in October. It isn't likely to go on sale in the United States for at least 15 months.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Jaguar, aided by 3 villains, ready to challenge

4:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Americans like puppies, Bob Dylan and even angel wings, as shown by the response to this year's Super Bowl commercials. But they also like villains -- so much that Jaguar has decided to post a two-minute director's cut of the 60-second “Rendezvous” commercial it aired during the Super Bowl.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Subaru unwraps 2015 Legacy, slowly

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Subaru's redesigned 2015 Legacy will join the growing group of family sedans with coupe styling and could give the brand a real competitor in the mid-sized sedan segment.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

At BMW, a careful eye on the EV market

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says. Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take “a few years” to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

The Chicken War: Mercedes, Jaguar battle to rule the roost

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Luxury brands and chickens? It started with Mercedes-Benz posting a YouTube commercial touting its Magic Body Control System on the redesigned S-class. Now enter Jaguar, the challenger.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Behind Mercedes' bold demo on road to autonomous driving

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
There's been a lot of lofty talk lately among automakers vowing to market autonomous cars -- some by 2020. Mercedes-Benz threw down another gauntlet this week at the Frankfurt auto show when it demonstrated a car that has already been “self-piloted.”... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

For ailing Volvo, Frankfurt concept won't ease doubts

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
The Volvo brand -- starving for new product -- is tanking in the United States and under siege from German rivals in Europe. Company officials are now trying to stir up interest and confidence in the troubled brand -- it swung to a loss in the first half on weaker global sales and price cuts -- with the Concept Coupe debuting at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

For ailing Volvo, Frankfurt concept won't ease doubts

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
The Volvo brand -- starving for new product -- is tanking in the United States and under siege from German rivals in Europe. Company officials are now trying to stir up interest and confidence in the troubled brand -- it swung to a loss in the first half on weaker global sales and price cuts -- with the Concept Coupe debuting at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Yikes! Dr. Z takes his hands off the wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S class that debuts this fall is loaded with high-technology safety features packaged into what Mercedes calls Intelligent Drive and Magic Carpet Ride -- features that automatically adjust to road conditions.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

New S class made for back-seat drivers

11:29 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2013
Relaxed by a hot-stone massage, I opted for a targeted shoulder massage for neck tension that never seems to disappear.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BMW X5 footprint grows, first rwd variant planned

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2013
BMW's redesigned X5 crossover, coming in the fourth quarter, is slightly longer than the current model, gets a new front end and will be available with several new safety and communications features. And for the first time, BMW will offer an optional rear-wheel-drive variant -- the sDrive35i -- in addition to all-wheel drive. The rwd model will be powered by BMW's 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, which delivers 300 hp.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

With Mercedes, there's nothing bigger than S-class launch

10:46 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
If you're going to unveil a flagship that will sell for nearly $100,000 in the United States, go big -- really big. That's what Mercedes-Benz did for the debut of the 2014 S class here on Wednesday. The launch was staged in a customer delivery center used for the Airbus A380 -- a plane its creators modestly call the "queen of the skies."... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

The great car commercial -- Mercedes style

11:05 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2013
Mercedes-Benz -- intent on creating nonstop buzz for the new CLA sedan -- is turning to a source of marketing new to the company. It has hired young filmmaker and director Casey Neistat, 32, to make four short films for social media about the compact coupelike sedan that goes on sale in September.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Subaru turns a new leaf: Bold styling

7:44 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2013
Subaru isn't known or widely praised for bold design. Loyal buyers of the brand often are more concerned about safety and durability than styling; they often shun conspicuous or expensive cars.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

What took so long to scrap the Routan?

1:24 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2013
Volkswagen of America finally decided to do away with the slow-selling Routan minivan and will phase it out this year. What took so long?... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Range Rover banks on 3 out of 3

1:24 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2013
With three new or redesigned models in three years, Range Rover is poised to grow in the United States and better compete with rival vehicles it couldn't take on before.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Toyota FT-86 convertible falls short

5:16 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2013
Toyota's FT-86 convertible concept had some skeptics pondering if this was the way to go. They included engineers from Subaru which developed Toyota's production GT86 coupe, as well as Subaru's version -- the BRZ -- and the Scion FR-S.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

2014 Mercedes S class: Semiautonomous and more

7:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2013
The debut of a new S-class sedan usually puts the competition on edge. A redesigned 2014 S-class sedan goes on sale this fall. The timing couldn't be better as U.S. auto sales are expected to continue expanding this year.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Why Mini’s make meeting was so important

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2013
Mini boosted sales 15 percent to a record 66,123 vehicles in the United States last year, more than Jaguar, Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Porsche -- and a few thousand units short of Volvo. Mini has come of age and it’s now a mature brand, says Jim McDowell, who heads Mini USA.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

New Jersey struggles in the storm's aftermath

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2012
New Jersey is a mess. Dealerships where I live in northwest New Jersey were all closed yesterday, mainly because the power hasn't been restored. Lines for gas are miles long. Some stations will only fill containers people carry to the pumps.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

For Porsche, wave of new models, fatter dealer profits on horizon

2:12 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2012
Three redesigned cars in 12 months isn't a big deal for most car companies. But it is for Porsche. Porsche has only five model lines and by year end, three of its four cars will have been overhauled. The redesigned Porsche 911 coupe and convertible went on sale Feb. 4. The third-generation Boxster roadster debuts in June and the redesigned Cayman coupe comes at year end.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Don't worry, Mercedes isn't going too small

12:42 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2012
Mercedes-Benz is going small, but not too small, says its new U.S. chief. A concept four-door with sporty coupe styling will be shown in Los Angeles later this month. It will be a preview of the new A/B compact vehicles the automaker will begin selling in the United States starting late next year, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon said yesterday at the New York auto show.... Read More »

 

Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
News by Brand


Rocket Fuel