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European luxury makers trim platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
European luxury brands are developing new architectures that will underpin replacements for today's models and allow faster development of new ones....
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Entry lux from Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Land Rover is creating a family of affordable SUVs under the Discovery nameplate aimed at entry luxury buyers. Range Rover nameplates will continue as the second family of vehicles covering the high end....
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End of Volvo product drought is near

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
It's been a rough road for Volvo for the past few years, but that's about to change, with six new vehicles coming in the next three years. And CEO Hakan Samuelsson promises that the Swedish brand will "have a lot of variants."...
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BMW 7 series to launch new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW will launch its next wave of rear-wheel-drive cars on a new platform called 35up. The platform will be used for the 3, 5, 6 and 7-series cars starting with the redesigned 7 series next year. The 5-series sedan and 5-series GT wagon will use the platform about 18 months later....
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Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture....
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For Smart, ForTwo is the 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Smart ForTwo is being redesigned and it comes to the United States in August 2015. Smart decided not to sell the slightly larger four-seat ForFour in the United States. The ForFour goes on sale in Europe late this year, and executives say U.S. sales wouldn't be high enough to warrant the costs of homologation....
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Jaguar rolls out aluminum architecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Jaguar is moving to a new flexible aluminum architecture for future vehicles. The XE sedan debuting in October at the Paris auto show will be the first to use the architecture. It will be followed by a compact crossover. From there, Jaguar will expand its lineup....
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Mercedes bulks up in quest for crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will introduce 11 new models by 2020 as part of its aggressive plan to be the world's best-selling luxury brand in six years. Not all of those vehicles will come to the United States. Unlikely to be sold here are the smallest subcompact car and cross-overs, as well as some station wagons....
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M-B drops subcompact proposal; bigger Smart car may rival Audi A1

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
After thinking it over, Mercedes-Benz has decided not to build a car smaller than its A-class subcompact....
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The buzz about BMW i8: Fast, fun, fuel-efficient

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
BMW's i8 gas-electric hybrid coupe has one of the most unconventional powertrains ever offered. It invited auto writers to France to test drive a prototype, here are some first impressions....
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BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Compact crossover likely to be 4th entry in Audi's TT lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Audi's TT Off-road Concept, a compact crossover unveiled at the auto show here, is expected to become the fourth member of the sporty TT family....
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VW decides on budget car concept and design

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Volkswagen has settled on the concept and design of a low-priced car for emerging markets....
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VW readies a rival for Mercedes CLA

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Volkswagen's NMC concept all but makes its official: VW plans a sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA....
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Ram beefs up Power Wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will get a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability....
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1st glimpse shows Bentley toned down crossover's looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Bentley has released a teaser image of its upcoming crossover, which it says will go on sale in 2016....
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70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET
The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo....
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Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models....
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Bigger crossover for BMW?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
BMW Group plans "a significant economic and product announcement" at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant on March 28, raising speculation that it will build a long-rumored seven-seat crossover....
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Audi R8 EV is a go

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Audi will move forward with production of an electric version of the R8 sports car....
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70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The redesigned Smart ForTwo and ForFour minicars will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo unveiled at the auto show here, but they will bear no resemblance to the cheeky Twingo....
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Audi's understated A3 targets the tech-savvy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2014
Audi AG had no choice but to make a few compromises with its A3 sedan, the smallest and cheapest car in its United States stable, to maintain a coherent product lineup and meet its goal of offering a well-equipped car at just about $30,000....
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Mini to show bigger Clubman variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mini will debut a concept for a longer and wider Clubman model this week at the Geneva auto show....
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Lambo expected to roll out Urus superluxury crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Lamborghini is expected to enter the $250,000-plus crossover segment with the Urus in 2017....
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Maserati launches U.S. offensive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Maserati's redesigned Quattroporte flagship sedan and new Ghibli mid-sized sedan are the beginning of Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambitious plan to reinvigorate the brand....
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Expect the unexpected from 3 exotics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Three exotic brands -- Ferrari, Maser-ati and Lamborghini -- are finding contemporary ways to express their striking heritage....
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