Diana T. Kurylko

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015

Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don't look for the British marque this year.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Volvo's interception not likely to win the game

6:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2015

Volvo wants some of the attention the big boys with fat wallets will get during the Super Bowl.... Read More »

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BMW's Krueger must strengthen core products and improve in some niches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Harald Krueger, the 49-year-old tapped last week to become BMW's next CEO, has some work ahead to maintain the German automaker's competitive edge. Among the challenges: strengthening core products to combat much-improved rivals.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURLYKO

BLOG: BMW refreshes 6 series

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

BMW has freshened all three of its 6-series variants that will debut next month at the Detroit auto show and go on sale in the second quarter of 2015.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Mercedes' $29,900 CLA -- now you see it, now you don't

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

It was bound to happen, although it came sooner than expected and with no changes in equipment.... Read More »

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BLOG: Making a splashy entrance in Paris

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, hauling it up the Seine River on a massive barge.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Making a splashy entrance in Paris

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, hauling it up the Seine River on a massive barge.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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

BLOG: 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 »

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