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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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Opel will launch new Corsa with improved infotainment, frugal engines

June 24, 2014 19:22 CET
Opel said a new version of the Corsa subcompact with upgraded infotainment and fuel-efficient engines will arrive in European showrooms at the end of this year....
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Audi draws up plans for range of electric cars, report says

12:23 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Audi has drawn up blueprints for a range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on its German rivals and Tesla Motors if the market picks up, sources at the carmaker told Reuters....
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Tesla to start deliveries of Model X crossover early next year

1:21 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2014
Tesla Motors will begin Model X prototype production this fall, and vehicle production for reservation holders is set for early 2015, a company spokeswoman confirmed today....
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BMW i8 hits the green spot

June 13, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW believes its i8 plug-in hybrid perfectly addresses the growing demand for powerful sports cars that are also environmentally friendly. "...
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Next Nissan Frontier? Look overseas

3:28 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
Nissan’s Latin American and Southeast Asian marketing companies went public today with the NP300 Navara, their version of the restyled mid-sized pickup. It provides an advance look at Nissan’s future Frontier, expected in the U.S. next year. Officially, Nissan North America is not saying a word about the future Frontier....
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Nissan e-NV200 van debuts in Japan, but is it a good fit for N.A?

10:29 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Nissan has launched its second electric vehicle, but a North American debut of the e-NV200 compact commercial van is under review because of vehicle range and charging network concerns....
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET
Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said....
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VW may offer six SUVs to help pass Toyota, report says

June 3, 2014 12:33 CET
Volkswagen could triple the VW brand's SUV lineup as it seeks to overtake Toyota in global sales, sources said. VW is said to be developing a coupe version and a longer variant of the Tiguan and may also offer a subcompact crossover....
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VW weighs tripling SUV lineup to overtake Toyota, report says

6:33 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Volkswagen AG is considering tripling the namesake VW brand's SUV lineup in a bid to overtake Toyota in global sales, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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New Mustang expected to gain 200-300 pounds, modifier says

4:17 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Ford has pledged to reduce the weight of its vehicles with each redesign. The next Mustang may fall short of that goal. Steeda Autosports, a Florida-based Mustang modifier with access to Ford technical information, says the 2015 model will be as much as 300 pounds heavier than the outgoing car when it reaches dealerships this fall....
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Renault exec Daniel aims to end the automaker's struggles in China

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault's long-term sales goals for China are bold. The automaker is aiming to sell 600,000 to 700,000 units, up from just 32,000 cars in the market last year....
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New F-150 spied on road near Detroit

10:06 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014
This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck....
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DeltaWing designers pitch wedge-shaped street car

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2014
DeltaWing Technologies, the Atlanta-area developer of the DeltaWing race car, wants to license its unusual wedge-shaped design to automakers as a template for a lightweight, efficient production car....
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Hyundai drops turbo, moving Genesis coupe upscale for 2015

10:42 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Hyundai is dropping the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the 2015 Genesis Coupe, a company spokesman said....
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Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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VW promises lighter, more fuel-efficient Passat

May 29, 2014 06:01 CET
VW says its new Passat will be be lighter, more fuel efficient and roomier than the current model. The eighth generation of Europe's top-selling mid-sized vehicle will debut at the Paris auto show in October....
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Hyundai plans new 'flagship' sedan to combat growing rivals at home

3:22 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Hyundai, feeling pinched at home by increasingly popular import brands, will add a new "flagship" sedan slotted between the Azera and Genesis to try to win more high-end sales....
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Audi refreshes A7/S7 with sharper lines, powertrain upgrades

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Audi reveals new A7/S7 with sharper looks, revised powertrains

May 27, 2014 12:33 CET
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Mini studies new design with Superleggera concept

5:18 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The future of Mini may look nothing like the iconic model designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 but a lot like the Superleggera Vision roadster concept the BMW subsidiary showed off Sunday in Italy....
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Mini explores new look with Superleggera concept

May 26, 2014 11:18 CET
Some future Minis may look nothing like the iconic model designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959, but a lot like the Superleggera Vision concept....
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No decision on Elmiraj, but Welburn says reviews are great

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Worldwide reaction to the Cadillac Elmiraj concept has been so far, so good....
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VW goes for value with Golf, GTI

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2014
With its seventh-generation Golf and Golf GTI, now made for the United States in Puebla, Mexico, VW had a chance to drive down costs and lower sticker prices in pursuit of market share. But instead, VW reinvested in smooth powertrains and practical-yet-refined interiors that outclass most rivals....
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