Design

BMW brainstorms its next i model

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

BMW is weighing what type of model will join its "i" family of low-emission vehicles, said a top executive who added that the model will arrive after 2020....
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Cadillac looks to exploit mismatches vs. Germans with CT6

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Cadillac is taking a decidedly different approach to the full-size luxury sedan category with the upcoming CT6. While that uber-lux segment always has been long on roominess, horsepower and opulence, Cadillac will position the CT6 as an agile, athletic, driver's car and a technological tour de force....
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Why a Japanese supplier is upping its game

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015

Aisin Seiki, the world's fifth biggest auto supplier, is doubling the size of its global design division as it expands into new products and targets new customers....
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Ford pushes comfort, capability of 2015 Edge

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

The second-generation Ford Edge bucks the trend of adding a couple of mpgs to redesigned products. The Edge is already the top-selling midsize crossover on the market and among the most fuel efficient, so Ford instead focused on making the new Edge more capable, comfortable and high-tech....
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The LF-SA minicar's bold design is from out of this world

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Caught in a polarizing vortex at the Geneva auto show this month was the Lexus LF-SA minicar concept. Here are some reactions....
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GM puts new Malibu through the paces

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

A teaser video of the yet-to-be-unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Malibu shows the redesigned midsize sedan getting a workout at General Motors' test facilities....
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Nissan hints at future subcompact hatch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Nissan's Sway concept, unveiled this month at the Geneva auto show, illustrates Nissan's vision of a subcompact hatchback -- even in the United States. The Sway features a panoramic floating roof, an aggressive and sporty wedgelike front end, and a back end that nearly crosses the line into crossover status....
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Chevy readies redesigned Spark for New York, Seoul

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

General Motors has released a teaser photo of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark that will debut on April 2 at the New York and Seoul auto shows. The photo shows a more flowing and sporty design....
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BMW wants to replace Z4, but it's not a high priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

BMW hopes to launch a successor to the Z4 roadster by 2020, said Klaus Froehlich, who was named the automaker's development chief in December. Development costs could be shared with Toyota as part of the companies' cooperation....
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Audi plans 2 new crossovers, joins VW with plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Audi will add two crossovers to its lineup - one big and one small - and Volkswagen will offer new plug-in hybrid variants of several nameplates, company executives said last week. In 2016, Audi will launch an entry-level crossover called the Q1 positioned beneath the subcompact Q3, CEO Rupert Stadler said....
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Audi plans to give EVs stand-out looks

March 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi wants its future electric vehicles to stand out from its conventionally powered models by giving them their own design language, the automaker's development chief said....
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BMW says its new fwd models are too small for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the United States. The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted here last week, and the 2-series Active Tourer are too small for the U.S. market, a spokesman said....
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Rolls crossover to make broad use of aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Rolls-Royce's new crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW, says CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. The spaceframe technology will be adopted for all future Rolls-Royce cars, Mueller-Oetvoes said....
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M-B's Metris enters scene

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Ford Motor Co.'s segment-leading Transit Connect small cargo van may get its toughest challenge yet from an unlikely competitor in the U.S.: Mercedes-Benz....
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2-seat sports car concept may become Bentley's 5th model

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 two-seater concept unveiled here may join the British luxury brand's lineup before long. The EXP 10 shows how the brand's styling will evolve to become sportier and more emotionally appealing, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said....
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VW Sport Coupe concept previews CC successor

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Volkswagen's Sport Coupe Concept GTE, a four-door fastback plug-in hybrid concept that debuted in Geneva, is very close to the production version that will replace the CC and eventually could be built in the U.S., VW executives said....
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GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Wow, Geneva gives the industry a jolt

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

This year's Geneva auto show was a display case of wild contradictions -- an industry barreling headlong into a future of extreme performance capabilities, pressing environmental concerns, serious international tensions and heavyweight outsiders apparently angling for a way into the automotive business....
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Renault Megane will get sleeker design

March 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The next Renault Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as the automaker seeks to boost demand for a core model whose sales are flagging because of competition from fresher rivals....
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Nissan Sway concept previews possible segment-busting small car

March 6, 2015 11:02 CET

Nissan executives say the Sway concept, unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, hints at an entirely new subcompact for the brand rather than a straight replacement for the Micra....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: America, land of big spaces, spurs Hyundai Tucson redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

How do you design a crossover with a name evoking the old West -- that cowboy, cactus, rugged desert terrain ethos?...
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Kia to roll out 1.0-liter turbo engine in Cee'd GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

This week at the Geneva auto show, Kia plans to unveil the Cee'd GT, the first Kia model to use Hyundai Motor Group's new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine. Kia says the engine puts out 118 hp and 127 pounds-feet of torque despite its scant displacement....
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Mr. K a force for the Z and Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, died last month at 105....
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CLS fighter from VW?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Volkswagen plans to unveil a coupe-style sedan concept this week at the Geneva auto show. VW insiders say the concept, shown in these sketches the company released last week, likely would become a production model positioned between the CC sedan and the Phaeton flagship....
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Lightning-fast McLaren

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

McLaren Automotive plans to unveil the 675LT, which zooms to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph, next week at the Geneva auto show....
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Brawny Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Spy photos of Bentley's first SUV, the Bentayga, reveal a front fascia inspired by the U.K. superluxury brand's Continental sedan, with a prominent grille flanked by circular headlights....
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