SUV

VW CEO Winterkorn pledges growth in U.S., Brazil

May 13, 2014 12:24 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the automaker will redouble efforts to boost flagging sales in the United States as well as grow in Brazil as VW chases Toyota's global sales lead....
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VW says it expects new SUV to revitalize U.S. sales as it outlines 2018 strategy

6:28 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Volkswagen AG plans to redouble efforts to boost flagging sales in the United States as well as grow in Brazil as Europe's largest automaker chases Toyota Motor Corp.'s global lead....
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Great Wall quality concerns set back rise of China's first auto champion

May 12, 2014 12:10 CET
Great Wall's plan to take its SUVs upscale and challenge foreign automakers has hit a snag as sales of the Chinese company's first upmarket product, the Haval H8, were suspended indefinitely last week because of quality concerns....
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U.S. may get 2 of Ford's 3 Beijing show vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
How important is China to Ford? A look at the company's global debuts last month at the Beijing auto show gives an idea of how seriously Ford takes the world's largest market....
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Sporty Cayenne SUV coupe planned to heat up competition

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Porsche is plotting to expand its Cayenne SUV lineup with a uniquely styled coupe model, say sources at the German carmaker....
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Mercedes' next G class will be wider, greener

May 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes plans to make its rugged G-class SUV wider, lighter and more efficient. The overhaul is so major that company insiders say it will be an all-new vehicle....
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Porsche plans sporty Cayenne coupe to rival BMW X6

May 6, 2014 11:47 CET
Porsche is planning to expand its Cayenne lineup with a coupe-styled version of the SUV to rival the BMW X6, sources said. Design proposals for the new five-door model, scheduled for introduction in 2018, are described as being at an advanced stage....
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M-B may split on-, off-road crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz may set up separate model lines for its crossovers -- one for those with mainly carlike characteristics and one aimed at customers who want off-road capability. The split would occur after Mercedes launches a production version of the Concept Coupe SUV that debuted last month at the Beijing auto show....
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Jeep hitch output starts this week

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
Chrysler Group suppliers this week will begin manufacturing trailer hitch assemblies to protect fuel tanks of some older model Jeeps, nearly a year after the automaker agreed to fix the allegedly fire-prone SUVs....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

May 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 5....
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Mercedes plans 'on-road' SUV line

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Mercedes is considering separate model lines for its SUVs that have mainly car-like characteristics and those that are aimed at customers who want off-road capability....
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Mercedes plans 'on-road' SUV line

April 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes is considering separate model lines for its SUVs that have mainly car-like characteristics and those that are aimed at customers who want off-road capability....
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CHINA'S SUV FEVER

Detroit 3 rush to expand SUV lineups in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2014
Roughly a decade after the United States, China is going gaga for SUVs. The mantra is more SUVs ASAP, as those vehicles -- including SUVs and crossovers -- rapidly supplant sedans as the most popular segment. The trend bodes well for Detroit-based automakers....
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Lamborghini SUV will be built at VW's Slovakia plant, sources say

April 25, 2014 06:01 CET
The Lamborghini Urus SUV will be built at parent VW Group's factory in Slovakia starting in 2017, sources said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Kia enhances Soul's SUV traits

April 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Rising demand for subcompact-sized SUV-styled models has driven Kia to put more emphasis on the latest Soul's crossover characteristics....
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BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford shows 7-seat Everest Concept SUV in Beijing

11:22 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Ford Motor Co. unveiled a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing motor show which previewed a new vehicle that aims to tap booming demand for crossovers in China....
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Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

April 19, 2014 18:29 CET
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou....
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LUCA CIFERRI

PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange....
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YANG JIAN

French automakers are poised to grab market share in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Renault will soon become forces to be reckoned with in China. PSA is racing to introduce new products while Renault prepares to start local production....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Citroen to debut flagship SUV

April 15, 2014 17:51 CET
Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the Beijing auto show....
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VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands

6:12 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Bugatti brands. It will be Duerheimer's second stint as Bentley CEO....
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VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands

April 15, 2014 12:12 CET
Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Bugatti brands. It will be Duerheimer's second stint as Bentley CEO....
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Ford expects boost from EcoSport SUV

April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its EcoSport small SUV could become one of the company's best-sellers in Europe if it receives enough product supply from India....
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YANG JIAN

Why compact SUVs will play big in Beijing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Ten years ago, the average Chinese family could not afford a car....
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YANG JIAN

Compact SUVs to shine at Beijing show

5:58 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Ten years ago, many Chinese could not afford a car, but today not only can they afford one, they are getting picky about which vehicle to buy -- and they're increasingly opting for compact SUVs....
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