Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and styling to make it look like a proper descendent of the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124....
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Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible....
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BLOG: Range Rover Evoque convertible is ready for (next) summer

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

The Range Rover Evoque that at least several people have been clamoring for is finally here, revealed just in time for winter....
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BLOG: Mini rewards Japan sales with Tokyo debut

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Mini unveiled a redesigned and more upscale convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show because Japanese sales are growing at a faster rate than sales in other major markets....
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Mini moves convertible upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Mini is banking that its redesigned convertible -- with a BMW architecture and engines and a host of new premium options -- will push the model up and away from volume competitors....
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Mini Convertible slated for March debut in U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The redesigned Mini Convertible based on a new BMW architecture goes on sale next March. The car, like all of Mini's redesigned models, will be powered by BMW Group engines. It is one of Mini's five “superhero,” or core, models as the brand moves to focus on volume cars rather than expand into more niches....
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Buick Cascada convertible to start at $33,990

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The first Buick convertible to hit U.S. showrooms in a quarter century will be priced at $33,990, the automaker said today....
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Buick positions Cascada droptop as brand halo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

With a clear target audience in its sights, Buick is ready to position the Cascada as a brand halo that could draw attention in “smile states” such as California and Florida, said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC marketing....
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Rolls targets women, younger buyers with Dawn convertible

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

The Dawn convertible that Rolls-Royce will unveil this week at the Frankfurt auto show aims to attract younger buyers and more women to the brand....
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Rolls-Royce aims Dawn convertible at younger buyers

Sept. 8, 2015 14:14 CET

Rolls-Royce expects its Dawn convertible to attract more younger buyers and more women to the brand....
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Mercedes S-class convertible to reach U.S. showrooms in spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will introduce convertible versions of its new S class next week at the Frankfurt auto show. The S550 Cabriolet and the high-performance Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC Cabriolet are scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships next spring. Mercedes has not had an open-top flagship four-seater since 1971....
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Updated Smart ForTwo convertible is due next summer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The convertible version of the redesigned Smart ForTwo will debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show and go on sale in the U.S. early next summer....
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Mercedes-Benz readies 4-seat S-class cabriolet

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz lifted the veil partially on an all-new, open-top cabriolet based on the new S-class coupe that went on sale earlier this year. Mercedes says it will also be the first S-class cabriolet with four seats since 1971....
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Chevy preps 2016 Camaro convertible with fully automatic top

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015

Chevrolet will offer a convertible version of the redesigned 2016 Camaro with a fully automatic top that can open or close at speeds up to 30 mph. GM bills the Camaro's drop top as "the most sophisticated top in the segment," with latches that automatically release and secure the top....
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PSA will build Bollore electric car in France

June 17, 2015 10:43 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build the Bollore Bluesummer electric car at its factory in Rennes, western France. The boxy convertible, which has a basic design similar to Citroen's iconic Mehari, will be sold through Citroen dealerships....
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Europe's convertible market poised for rebound

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Europe's convertible market will gain sales as aging models from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Mazda and Mini are replaced, analysts expect....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Europe's stronger-than-expected sales rebound is unlikely to provide an equally large boost to profits....
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ANE's June e-magazine goes live Monday

May 29, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, June 1. This month's edition looks at why Europe's stronger-than-expected sales rebound is not expected to provide an equally large boost to profits....
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Rolls-Royce has new Dawn on the horizon

5:01 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2015

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will call its new convertible Dawn. The car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016. The open-top car shares a platform with the Wraith coupe....
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BMW targets U.S. market with 2-series softtop

April 23, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW has increased the size of the 2-series convertible compared with its predecessor model, the 1-series convertible, largely to boost the car's appeal among U.S. buyers....
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Fiat 500 cabrio gets Nuova treatment

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015

Fiat is going back in time for a new edition of the 500 cabrio -- 1957, to be exact. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is giving the 500c a retro “1957 Edition” treatment. The car takes inspiration from the 1957 Fiat Nuova Cinquecento....
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Premium brands push volume rivals from profit-rich niches

March 17, 2015 06:01 CET

Premium automakers continued to push volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles last year, leading some automakers to begin cutting models with those body styles from their lineups....
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VW Eos output will end on declining cabrio demand

Feb. 23, 2015 19:06 CET

VW plans to stop making its Eos cabriolet as customer tastes shift away from convertibles in general and retractable hardtops like the Eos in particular. European sales of convertibles from volume carmakers fell 20 percent last year....
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It's official: Scion kills FR-S convertible idea

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Despite a series of tantalizing concepts, Scion has officially killed the idea of an FR-S convertible. Scion executives spearheaded a feasibility study of the idea but terminated it in June, said Doug Murtha, the brand's vice president....
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Buick goes topless with Cascada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Buick is getting its first convertible since the Reatta 25 years ago, an effort to inject some fun into a lineup that's been rebuilt with a stable of core models. On the eve of the auto show here, Buick unveiled the 2016 Cascada, a rebadged version of the identically named Opel droptop that debuted in Europe last year. It's the latest example of cross-pollination between GM brands....
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