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Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

Has the Jeep Grand Wagoneer missed its moment?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2018
FCA dealers worry that rising interest rates and fuel prices mean the overdue Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV may have missed the industry's SUV love affair.

BMW 8 series returns with all-wheel drive

1:30 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
BMW is reintroducing the 8 series coupe, the first new 8 series in 20 years, in the U.S. late this year with the 2019 M850i xDrive all-wheel drive variant.

Analyst: Industry's 'Goldilocks' period is ending; here come the bears

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2018
Enjoy them now. The good times in the auto industry are ending, a top industry analyst said Thursday.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Mahindra thinks Automobili Pininfarina has a 'beautiful story' to tell

June 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Anand Mahindra plans to expand his namesake brand beyond mass-market cars into luxury vehicles that will be sold worldwide by a new company with Italian heritage, Automobili Pininfarina. Mahindra discussed his plans in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

Marchionne stomps on Viper — we think

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Despite speculation of late, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to have dashed any hopes that the Dodge Viper will return.

Alfa Romeo's new halo model has some history

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.

Lexus' line of work

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Like its competitors, Lexus is adding crowd-pleasing crossovers and taking a hard look at its car business, which has lagged in recent years.

There's stirring in Viper nest

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
A sixth-generation Dodge Viper is rumored to be in the works -- a rumor worth spreading, we feel.

FCA's plan: Fresh products in hot segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
If FCA's five-year forecast comes to pass, dealers will get products including a new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize Ram pickup, several new or updated Alfa Romeos, a Tesla-fighting Maserati coupe and a midsize Maserati plug-in hybrid crossover.

LUCA CIFERRI

Why worry about Chinese vehicles? They're affordable

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
A day spent at a test track near Beijing driving 10 vehicles from local brands convinced me that European and American volume automakers should be aware of some cars and compact crossovers that could be coming soon from China's automakers.

EV venture at ex-Mitsu plant gets cash boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2018
Electric vehicle company Rivian Automotive is getting closer to its goal of becoming a key player in the EV market.

Q&A: GILLES VIDAL

Peugeot busts a new move on styling of the 508

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Peugeot design boss explains the new 508's unconventional looks.

BMW sees its electric iNEXT as a crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron with a battery-powered full-size crossover, the heart of the premium EV market, when the iNEXT debuts in 2021.

Mercedes retailers get a preview of A-class sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz will put its premium A-class subcompact sedan into U.S. showrooms this year. But now that the automaker has begun giving U.S. retailers a look at the car, product plans and details are coming into sharper focus.

EDITORIAL

Expect big targets, little specifics from FCA 5-year plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Later this week, hundreds of stock analysts and journalists from across the globe will gather in Balocco, Italy, to hear retiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his top lieutenants lay out the automaker's next five-year business plan — a plan that will be the first executed without Marchionne at the helm.

Lynk & CO steers clear of Volvo's looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2018
Geely's Lynk & CO luxury startup wanted a blank-sheet approach to design -- even as Volvo helped create it.

Next-gen Toyota Corolla hatch to start at just over $20,000

11:02 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2018
Toyota's redesigned Corolla hatchback, aimed at first-time buyers and manual-transmission fans, will go on sale in showrooms this summer for $20,910 for the entry-level model, including shipping.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Ford's Team Edison moves fast on electric crossover

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
The group in charge of making a new battery-electric crossover, dubbed Team Edison, was formed last year and has been modeled after the small, close-knit bunch that created the latest Ford GT supercar.

Auto shows scramble to remain relevant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.

BUILDING AND REBUILDING BRANDS

Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

Hellcat Charger gets a nose job

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
The new Charger nose has what Dodge calls a more prominent Air Catcher in the grille to help the supercharged 707-hp motor breathe easier

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

A quest to ban banality

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believes companies should be doing more to stand out from their rivals. This includes doing away with something he was once in charge of at his former employer: establishing a common design language for the entire brand.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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