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Jaguar Land Rover to build Evoque and Freelander SUVs in China plant

June 18, 2014 10:29 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander SUVs at a new plant in China operated with joint venture partner Chery Automobile, a source said....
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Porsche, reliant on SUVs for sales these days, reminds consumers of performance roots at Le Mans

8:29 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track over the weekend for the first time in 16 years was unlike most of the brand's vehicles these days: The low-slung model was a sports car rather than a SUV....
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Rolls-Royce code-names new SUV after world's largest diamond, report says

June 12, 2014 10:38 CET
Rolls-Royce has code-named its first SUV "Cullinan" after the world's largest diamond and will begin sales of the vehicle at the end of 2018, a German magazine said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Subcompact car sales slow on demand for small SUVs

June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
The subcompact segment's eight-year reign as Europe's largest car class is likely to end because of rising demand for small SUVs. Subcompact sales are forecast to fall to 2.64 million this year from 2.72 million in 2013....
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Brazilian Bronco?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford's Troller T4, introduced last week in Brazil, looks like a mixture of a Land Rover Defender, Jeep Wrangler and Suzuki Samurai....
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Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET
Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said....
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VW may offer six SUVs to help pass Toyota, report says

June 3, 2014 12:33 CET
Volkswagen could triple the VW brand's SUV lineup as it seeks to overtake Toyota in global sales, sources said. VW is said to be developing a coupe version and a longer variant of the Tiguan and may also offer a subcompact crossover....
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VW weighs tripling SUV lineup to overtake Toyota, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Volkswagen AG is considering tripling the namesake VW brand's SUV lineup in a bid to overtake Toyota in global sales, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Porsche adds second SUV

May 20, 2014 06:15 CET
Porsche hopes its Macan compact SUV will be able to repeat the success of its Cayenne, which accounted for 84,000 of the sports car maker's 162,000 global sales last year....
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Bentley boosts work force ahead of SUV output

May 20, 2014 12:01 CET
Bentley will create 140 new jobs at its UK headquarters ahead of the production start for its first SUV in 2016. The majority of the new hires will be engineers....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Premium SUVs poised for sales surge after disappointing 2013

May 14, 2014 06:01 CET
European sales of premium SUVs are expected to surge as the market heads toward 1 million units by 2020, analysts predict. The sector has expanded as key players such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have all launched smaller models....
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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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