BLOG: On the road in Japan

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

During a recent trip to Japan, I couldn’t entirely stop being an auto reporter. Here are some thoughts and observations from my first extended return to Japan in eight years....
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BLOG: Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

10:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover....
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Ford expects SUVs to become 40% of U.S. market by 2020

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Baby boomers emptying the nest and their adult offspring starting families are driving demand for sport utility vehicles, which will account for two in five new auto sales in the U.S. by 2020, according to Ford....
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Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia face tough battle against German rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

The Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia will find it tough to win market share from German rivals in Europe's premium midsize class as competition from SUVs slowly shrinks one of Europe's core high-end segments....
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Mercedes freshens GL, renames it GLS

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's GL-class full-size SUV will be freshened and renamed as the GLS in time for its first deliveries in March, the luxury automaker said today....
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Toyota reaps truck boom to record October volume

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted its best October ever, riding a wave of light-truck sales to a 13 percent gain in U.S. volume and marking the first time the company surpassed 200,000 deliveries in October....
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Strong Jeep, Dodge rebound push FCA volume up 15%

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

FCA’s US sales climbed 15 percent in October on strong SUV sales from Jeep and resurgent sales of its minivans as well as the Dodge brand....
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GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models....
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BLOG: What other dormant brands could be revived?

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

It seems highly improbable that a dormant German brand of cars, dead since 1961, could have found big-money backers and is all set to return....
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BMW says it has not talked to EPA about emissions

7:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW said it has not talked to the U.S. agency that caught Volkswagen cheating emissions tests and has not been asked to do so....
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VW CEO Mueller could be tainted by new EPA accusation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

New allegations from U.S. regulators that Volkswagen AG cheated on more diesel-powered models, including one Porsche, could be trouble for new CEO Matthias Mueller, who came from the company's prestigious sports-car maker....
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Fiat Chrysler studies making Suburban/Expedition fighter under Ram

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is studying whether to build a large Ram SUV to compete with the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition....
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A glimpse at the 2018 Ford Expedition

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

A full-size, Ford-badged SUV spotted recently near Ford's Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., offers the best view yet of the redesigned aluminum-bodied Expedition, due as a 2018 model....
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Ford Expedition redesigned, slimmed down for 2018

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

A camouflaged, full-size, Ford-badged SUV spotted recently in Dearborn, Mich., near Ford's product development center, offers the best view yet of the redesigned aluminum-bodied Expedition, due out as a 2018 model....
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Renault aims Kadjar at China and Europe

Oct. 16, 2015 09:20 CET

Renault aims to win new customers in China and Europe with the Kadjar compact SUV, the first vehicle to be built at the French automaker's new China plant....
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GM global sales fall 3.1% in Q3

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

GM's global sales fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter even as North American sales of trucks and crossovers accelerated....
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Audi will build Q6 e-tron SUV in Belgium, paper says

Oct. 14, 2015 11:24 CET

Audi will build the Q6 electric SUV, the brand's rival to the Tesla Model X, at its factory in Belgium, a report said. The Q6 is Audi's first electric model designed for series production....
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Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the automaker has invested heavily in products and plants. Farley explained to Automotive News Europe why he expects to benefit from the comittment to Russia and a much-improved SUV lineup....
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G class gets downsized V-8, new AMG version for 2016

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

Mercedes-Benz USA chief Steve Cannon says the brand will sell more G-class SUVs in 2016 than even. Cannon is counting on changes such as a smaller but more powerful V-8, plus a new $218,000 AMG version, to drive sales higher....
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Surging SUV sales put pressure on minivans

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

One clear trend emerged from Europe's six-month vehicle sales: Torrid demand for SUVs and crossovers such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke is putting increased pressure on minivans....
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin got Tesla's fourth Model X, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, an early investor in Tesla Motors, was one of the first customers to take delivery of Tesla's all-electric SUV, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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Tesla begins deliveries of Model X electric SUV to take on luxury rivals

Sept. 30, 2015 11:14 CET

Tesla began deliveries of its Model X electric SUV, a product the automaker hopes will help it compete with future battery-driven SUVs from Audi and Porsche....
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BMW did not manipulate emissions data, German magazine says

Sept. 25, 2015 10:50 CET

German magazine Auto Bild said it has no indication that BMW Group manipulated diesel emissions tests, clarifying its earlier report that an X3 had produced emissions more than 11 times the European limit when road-tested by the International Council on Clean Transportation....
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Chinese automakers MG, Great Wall, Qoros will use SUVs to challenge in Europe

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers hope to revive their European sales ambitions by targeting the region's booming SUV market. Sales by Chinese brands in Europe have remained stubbornly low as buyers have in the past shunned their cars because of quality issues....
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Mercedes considers ultraluxury crossover or SUV to fight Bentayga

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

Mercedes-Benz is exploring whether to introduce an ultraluxury crossover or SUV, possibly under its Maybach subbrand. Demand appears to be growing for ultraluxury SUV and crossover type vehicles, said Andreas Zygan, Mercedes director of development for SUVs....
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