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BLOG: It's hard to see where China's love affair with cars will lead

3:07 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2013

If you hang around anyone connected with the Chinese auto industry for any length of time, you'll hear mind-boggling numbers about the industry's rosy future. But looking out my hotel room window here, I have to wonder just where China's love affair with the automobile and industrial progress will take us.... Read More »


Mercedes unveils GLA concept

April 18, 2013 09:01 CET

Mercedes released pictures and details of the Concept GLA ahead of its debut at the Shanghai auto show. The production version will launch next year as a competitor to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.... Read More »

Chery to ax subbrands, trim lineup

3:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2013

Chery plans to drop its three subbrands and eliminate half its models to revamp its unprofitable business.... Read More »


MG previews brand's first production SUV

April 17, 2013 10:22 CET

MG Motor said its MG CS concept previews a potential compact SUV/crossover that would target young, fashion-conscious people. The MG CS is similar in size to the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »


BLOG: With GLA, Mercedes aims for younger shopper

5:07 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2013

Mercedes-Benz is poised to take aim at the growing compact crossover segment with the five-door GLA -- a vehicle company executives say will be packed with premium features but carry a competitive price tag.... Read More »


A bevy of crossovers and SUVs will take center stage at China's auto extravaganza

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013

Automakers will test China's huge appetite for crossovers and SUVs with introductions this week at the Shanghai auto show. Acura, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan world debuts for compact crossovers, while Jeep -- which arguably started the SUV craze -- will roll out its new Cherokee.... Read More »


Citroen Wild Rubis previews SUV for upscale DS line

April 11, 2013 09:00 CET

Citroen's Wild Rubis concept showcases the first SUV/crossover to be sold under the brand's upscale DS line. The concept will mainly be targeted at high-earning Chinese customers.... Read More »


Ghibli will be Maserati's first diesel-powered car

April 9, 2013 12:44 CET

Maserati released images of the Ghibli four-door sedan ahead of the car's debut at the Shanghai auto show. The Ghibli will be the first Maserati production car to offer a diesel variant.... Read More »


BMW, amid crossover surge, preps X4 for U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2013

BMW, capitalizing on a surge in its U.S. light-truck sales, is expanding its new 4-series lineup with the X4 crossover that will be built in South Carolina and is expected to go on sale next year.... Read More »

BMW mulls exports of China joint-brand cars

April 4, 2013 06:01 CET

BMW may export cars built under a new brand developed with Chinese partner Brilliance Automotive to mature and developing markets, global sales boss Ian Robertson said. BMW hadn’t decided which markets outside China the new brand would be sold in, but mature markets such as Europe hadn’t been ruled out, Robertson said.... Read More »

2014 Porsche Panamera gets new hybrid

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2013

The Porsche Panamera has been restyled and the lineup gains a plug-in hybrid model, along with a new twin-turbo V6 for the Panamera S and 4S models that is more powerful than the former base V8. Also, Porsche is adding a stretched version of the Panamera with 5.9 inches added to the wheelbase for additional rear-seat legroom.... Read More »


Porsche's plug-in Panamera to start at 110,400 euros

April 3, 2013 10:19 CET

Porsche will begin sales of its first plug-in hybrid in July with prices starting at 110,409 euros in Germany. The 416-hp Panamera S E-Hybrid will debut in China this month.... Read More »

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