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Lexus' line of work

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Like its competitors, Lexus is adding crowd-pleasing crossovers and taking a hard look at its car business, which has lagged in recent years.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Citroen promises dramatic new design for C5 sedan replacement

June 7, 2018 10:32 CET
Citroen has promised a dramatic new design for the replacement of its C5 midsize sedan as the brand keeps its faith in a body style that has been losing sales in Europe.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgoing 'F30' model largely failed to live up to expectations. Now the automaker is acutely aware the forthcoming model needs to up its game.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Losing sedans is not a good move

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
As a Ford shareholder who counts three four-doors in his household fleet, I regard Dearborn's decision to discontinue nonluxury sedans as its dumbest since the Edsel, or at least since last year's firing of Mark Fields.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Small cars? Ford just isn't interested

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
The commentaries by Michael Martinez and Richard Truett made several good points about why Ford is discontinuing its car lines. They forgot one thing: Ford doesn't want to be bothered.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We should know how this turns out

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
I was surprised to read of Ford's plan to mostly phase out cars. Haven't we seen this movie before?

Ford says cars lose money, so they're gone

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
The Mustang and a Focus wagon will survive, but all of Ford's value-destroying nonluxury sedans are goners. Is Jim Hackett going too far?

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio talks Ram, rollouts and whacking 'crap' out of GM, Ford

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018
Sergio on: Ramp-up woes, sleeping at the factory ... and whacking 'the crap' out of GM, Ford; What doomed Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion; Barra: GM well-positioned in cars.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge

April 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing customers to SUVs and crossovers.

Mercedes plans electric S class to challenge Tesla

April 12, 2018 09:51 CET
Mercedes is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its S class, dubbed the EQ S, which will challenge Tesla's Model S for high-end electric-car buyers.

Ford gives Focus sportier design, more tech features

April 10, 2018 13:00 CET
Ford has redesigned its Focus compact to put more emphasis on semi-autonomous technology and a sporty exterior design as part of a strategy to make it globally relevant.

Chevy Sonic's exit would make way for GM's EV, autonomous plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018
GM could use the Orion Assembly plant as a proving ground for the production of EVs and AVs before the techniques roll out to other facilities.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.

What the Altima reveals about future Nissan design

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The redesign introduced at the New York auto show also reveals three notable changes in Nissan's styling direction.

Nissan pledges faith in sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2018
Nissan has stuffed the new Altima with the latest and greatest of its technology. Now the company wants to make the sedan segment come back.

Cadillac 'halo vehicle' not coming until after 2022

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2018
Cadillac will realign its product portfolio and get operations in order before releasing a "halo vehicle."

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.

Genesis G70 joins entry-level luxury sedan race -- with a manual

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2018
The sporty Genesis G70 joins the entry-level luxury sedan segment this summer, complete with a manual option for driving purists.

Acclaimed 2018 Accords sit on the lot

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
Some dealers say the redesigned Accord is Honda's most impressive car to date, but they're struggling to sell it — and some have resorted to turning down shipments.

Volvo aims to boost luxury image

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2018
Despite falling sedan sales, Volvo hopes to boost S60 sales by 5,000 cars a year with redesigned model.

Pininfarina will help develop cars for Vietnam's first domestic automaker

Feb. 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Pininfarina will help develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.

Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018
The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

2018 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018
The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Peugeot seeks boost for 508 with fresh styling, more advanced tech

Feb. 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Peugeot will give its new 508 sedan fresh styling and more advanced technology in a bid to lift the car's sales amid shrinking demand for midsize sedans.

2018 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

VW packs 268 hp in new Arteon flagship sedan

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018
The successor to the discontinued CC, the Arteon is more than 5 inches longer than the outgoing car and is set to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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