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NEWS ANALYSIS: SERGIO'S BIG BET

What FCA stands to gain from outsourcing small and midsize sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' risky strategy -- basically to get out of the commodity car business and focus on its most profitable products -- may be the best chance for FCA to overcome a perilous lack of resources and find the merger partner it craves....
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FCA to idle plant that makes Chrysler 200 for six weeks

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will idle its plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., which makes the midsize Chrysler 200 sedan, for six weeks starting on Monday....
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Why the CT6 is Cadillac's square-peg sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2016

The CT6 that hits showrooms in March defies categorization in terms of its size, interior space and price. It's something different....
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Saab owner NEVS signs deal with China's Volinco

Jan. 12, 2016 15:39 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the company that bought Saab, signed a deal with China Volant Industry for 20,000 electric cars based on Saab's 9-3 sedan model. The deal will allow NEVS to access Volinco's high-tech component suppliers....
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2015 U.S. AUTO SALES

In a record year, what was hot (and cold)

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Last year's record U.S. light-vehicle sales were powered by booming crossover, pickup and SUV demand while consumers gave a cold shoulder to most cars. Crossovers were 2015's hottest wheels, with overall sales rising 17 percent year-over-year to 4,337,098 vehicles....
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Volvo aims new flagship at German luxury rivals

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

Volvo’s U.S. marketing chief says the new S90, set to be unveiled next week, will bring new owners to the brand while competing head on with German luxury sedans....
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New Genesis G90 flagship promises 'first class' experience

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Genesis, South Korea's first premium auto brand, unveiled a flagship sedan it promises will compete in the “top of the luxury car market” with “world best” technologies....
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A 'toughie' that's back on the map: What people think of Volvo S90

11:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

With sleek lines and a wide stance, the S90 will take over as Volvo’s flagship sedan for the low-selling S80. Its main competitors will be the BMW 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E class in what is an important, though shrinking, segment for automakers. Here is a look at what some journalists, analysts and others are saying about the S90....
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Volvo aims at premium large sedan market with new S90

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

Volvo will follow its XC90 large crossover by taking aim at the premium large sedan market with the new S90....
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A serious shift upscale: What people think of Buick's redesigned LaCrosse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2015

Buick's flagship sedan, the LaCrosse, has been retooled for 2017 with styling cues borrowed from the Avenir sedan concept introduced in January at the 2015 Detroit auto show. Here's what some critics and others are saying about it....
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New Malibu reflects tough lessons learned

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2015

Chevrolet executives found out the hard way in 2012 that launching a redesigned Malibu that was merely in the same ballpark as its midsize sedan rivals wasn't good enough....
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Volvo sees S90 as key to company's resurgence

Dec. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo is taking aim at the premium large segment with its new S90. The Swedish brand released pictures and details of its latest flagship sedan that will take on the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E class....
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3's A CHARM

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series still rules the sporty-compact segment. But tougher competition and changing market tastes pose challenges....
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Acura sees its future in stronger sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2015

Despite decades of muddled brand identity and mixed success with its vehicles, Acura has no plans to borrow a page from Hyundai's playbook as it launches the Genesis brand, or any other luxury brand's, for that matter. Instead, Acura needs to play to its own strengths in the crossover market while squarely addressing its weaknesses in sedans, says American Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel....
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Lexus may add LS-based fuel cell sedan, report says

Oct. 23, 2015 15:35 CET

Lexus may add a fuel cell car based on its LS flagship sedan, a report said. Lexus parent, Toyota, is betting heavily on fuel cell vehicles and has already launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell car, the Mirai....
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GM plans to be pickier about vehicle segments

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

Just as GM is getting choosier about which countries it competes in, it also plans closer scrutiny of the vehicle segments on which it places its bets, CEO Mary Barra says....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Jaguar's leaner XF takes aim at BMW 5 series

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar has its sights on the BMW 5 series with its new lighter, smaller XF sedan, which it says is the new benchmark for driving dynamics in the large premium segment....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Alfa Giulia tops BMW rival on speed, price

Sept. 15, 2015 15:51 CET

Alfa Romeo will price its Giulia Quadrifoglio slightly higher than its nearest rival as it seeks to challenge Germany's premium brands with Ferrari-inspired performance....
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Volvo will launch S90 to challenge BMW 5 series, Mercedes E class

Sept. 10, 2015 11:44 CET

Volvo will introduce the new S90 sedan next year to replace its S80 model. Volvo is targeting the S90 at potential buyers of the BMW 5 series, Mercedes E class and the Audi A6....
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GM fights U.S. sedan slump with exports

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

Call it a new opportunity in international arbitrage. Sales of large sedans in the U.S. are in a funk. But sales of foreign cars in South Korea have never been hotter. Now General Motors aims to capitalize on both trends by exporting the Chevrolet Impala sedan....
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VW delays revamp of Phaeton flagship in profit push, report says

Aug. 21, 2015 10:51 CET

Volkswagen is delaying the introduction of the new Phaeton as the automaker seeks to improve returns on the upscale sedan by lowering production and material costs, Bloomberg reported....
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Cars add bling, value versions to fight crossovers

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

As rising sales of crossovers continue to pull buyers away from middle-of-the-road sedans, automakers are scrambling to make their high-volume, mainstream cars a little less boring -- or at least more affordable....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles....
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PARKING THE SEDAN

What's driving the shift to crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Consumers no longer must choose between the fuel economy and comfortable ride of a sedan and the versatility and increased visibility of a crossover or SUV....
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Renault says Talisman midsize sedan has 'racy' design, innovative technologies

July 6, 2015 08:28 CET

Renault says its new Talisman midsize car has robust and racy lines and delivers "intense driving enjoyment." The Talisman, which replaces the Laguna and Latitude cars, will have a key role in taking the brand upmarket by offering near-premium features....
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