Launch

EDITORIAL

Lesson not learned

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Didn't Cadillac learn anything from the botched launch of the Lincoln MKZ last year?...
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Acura TLX aims to balance size, performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Acura has an ambitious mandate for its new TLX: Replace two outgoing sedans and claw back some prestige for the brand. The TLX replaces the mid-sized TL and compact TSX sedans in Acura's lineup....
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More power to the redesigned Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford Motor Co. last week finally answered the two questions Mustang fans have wondered about all year: weight and power....
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Muscular Challenger bulks up its interior

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest of consumers....
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Hyundai fields a more athletic Sonata for '15

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
After shaking up the industry with the previous Sonata's swoopy sheet metal, Hyundai engineers focused most on improving driving dynamics for the mid-sized sedan's seventh generation....
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Ford aims Edge SUV at German premium brands

June 25, 2014 09:49 CET
Ford believes it can win premium brand customers in Europe with the Edge large SUV. The Edge will be Ford's first large SUV in Europe since the automaker phased out the Explorer in 2001....
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EDITORIALS

Keep boss in the loop

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
A record number of vehicles are being launched across the North American industry this year. The big numbers that automakers cite are impressive. But bringing out so many new models in a short span can lead to trouble....
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Honda Fit raises the ante for subcompacts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. With the 2015 Fit, Honda looks to be leading the pack -- at least on the execution side....
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'15 Genesis is worthy of premium label

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The original Hyundai Genesis was a noble first shot at the luxury car market, but it couldn't match the driving dynamics, interior refinement or prestige of the Audi A6, BMW 5 series or Mercedes-Benz E350. The Genesis' 2015 model year redesign takes a huge step toward closing that gap....
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Ford will redo Empire State stunt for Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook and is using it to herald the occasion....
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Marchionne commits to 9-speed, says technology keeps evolving

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
Chrysler was forced to delay the launch of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee by two months last fall as engineers struggled with a software flaw in the SUV's nine-speed automatic. But CEO Sergio Marchionne says he remains committed to using the new transmission throughout the company's lineup of front-wheel-drive-based models....
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GM's big SUVs reward fans for their patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The 2015 big SUVs from General Motors feature clean, contemporary designs, a more powerful yet more fuel efficient powertrain and a hushed interior that has been improved to vanquish some key complaints about the outgoing generation....
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DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai seeks steady growth, launch cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Hyundai's newly appointed U.S. chief wants to steer the company on a new course of modest, sustainable growth for the foreseeable future. Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says he wants Hyundai to reclaim the peak of 5 percent market share that it hit in 2011, but more gradually this time -- with steady sales growth of 3 to 4 percent a year....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Peugeot says new 308 outshines VW Golf

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
With the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot thinks it has a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best-selling car. The 308 is key to Peugeot's plan to push the brand upscale to earn higher margins....
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Iacocca shares Mustang memories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Lee Iacocca, the brash, cigar-chomping former Ford president who convinced Henry Ford II to build the Mustang, shared some Mustang memories recently with comedian and car buff Jay Leno....
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Designer: '15 version 'Lower, wider, more exotic'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Goodbye retro, hello world. That, in a nutshell, sums up the difference between the 2015 Ford Mustang and the current model. Ford is taking the Mustang global for the first time in its 50-year history, and the 2015 version gets a design makeover aimed at keeping the iconic car's essence while luring a new breed of younger customers....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

A Mustang makeover guide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Why would Ford go to so much trouble and expense to redesign and globalize its only remaining rear-wheel-drive car when it hasn't even cracked the 100,000 sales mark since 2007? There are a few reasons....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

Will new pony car attract global buyers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The Mustang's formula for success for 50 years has been basically this: good looks coupled with low-tech powertrains and suspension systems and an attractive starting price....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

An image-booster for Europe, but no big numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford Motor Co. expects the redesigned 2015 Mustang to boost its image in Europe, even though sales won't be huge....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

Inside, loads of tech and efficient use of space

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The Ford Mustang is all about the visceral driving thrills of the open road, not the newest electronic gizmos. But Ford says the new generation of prospective Mustang owners is eager for the high-tech systems introduced in other Ford vehicles, such as the Fusion....
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LOOK FAMILIAR?

Ford gives 2015 Mustang a fastback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan uses similar styling on its 370Z sports car....
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Soft, evocative, fused and masterful: What people are saying about '15 Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A roundup of what dealers, journalists and others are saying about the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang...
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From Shanghai to Times Square, Mustang stampedes in 6-part spectacle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A live, national-television reveal on a popular American morning show watched by an average of nearly 6 million people was only one piece of the lavish global spectacle that Ford engineered Thursday to introduce the sixth-generation Mustang....
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Ford Mustang repolished for 2015 with global ambitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
Despite Ford's newfound global aspirations for its iconic pony car, the 2015 Mustang revealed today in six cities on four continents remains a quintessentially American car. The new car is lower, wider and sleeker than its predecessor, but still has the same broad shoulders and big, bold front end. Those who feared Ford might shrink the Mustang for narrow European roads can rest easy. This horse still has plenty of brawn....
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Ford plans to launch new Ka in Europe in 2015

Dec. 5, 2013 12:42 CET
Ford of Europe plans to launch a new Ka in the region in 2015 based on the Ka Concept unveiled in Brazil last month. The five-door model will replace the three-door Ka....
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