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Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal

April 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year.... Read More »

 

Honda Fit raises the ante, and cargo space, in subcompact segment

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 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.... Read More »

 

Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability.... Read More »

 

Daimler predicts profit growth on expanded lineup

April 9, 2014 11:48 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said his expansion of Mercedes model offerings will enable the carmaker to beat competitors' sales growth and increase operating profit.... Read More »

 

Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Ford will show the freshened Focus sedan and the Focus Electric during the New York auto show press days next week.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault aims to be Europe's 2nd-largest brand by 2017

April 9, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault aims to be Europe's No. 2 brand by unit sales after Volkswagen, the automaker's Europe boss, Stefan Mueller, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt and two future vehicles that weren't disclosed.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

5:15 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybach and will be based upon a new platform shared by BMW and Rolls-Royce models.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

April 8, 2014 11:15 CET
BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybach and will be based upon a new platform shared by BMW and Rolls-Royce models.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus previews production NX compact crossover

2:11 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Lexus has published a preview of the 2015 Lexus NX luxury compact crossover, scheduled to debut April 20 at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. The upcoming Lexus NX is meant to battle the likes of the BMW X1, the Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and it was previewed earlier in concept form as the LF-NX.... Read More »

 

Smart recycling cuts F-150 cost

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Innovative recycling that sorts aluminum by type and returns it to suppliers will save Ford $124 per pickup, compared with using conventional recycling methods, when production of the 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 starts this fall, says a stock analyst.... Read More »

 

Fiat to expand automatics in 500 lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Fiat will offer an optional automatic transmission in the top performance versions of the 500 minicar in the United States for the 2015 model year.... Read More »

 

Honda Fit-based crossover likely named HR-V in U.S.

3:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Honda's crossover vehicle based on the Fit subcompact hatchback likely will be named HR-V. In filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark offices, Honda recently filed for a trademark for the name.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Kia preps 8-passenger MPV for New York

3:48 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Kia said it plans to reveal what should be a successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York Auto Show this month. Kia released a teaser image today of what it calls an “all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle” that can seat up to eight passengers set to debut in New York.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin holding talks with Daimler on luxury SUV, report says

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Aston Martin Lagonda and Daimler AG are holding talks to extend their cooperation to SUVs as the British maker of cars featured in James Bond movies seeks to broaden its lineup, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

DAVID PHILLIPS

For '15 Mustang, deją vu high above Manhattan

1:06 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook. The company said today it will place the redesigned 2015 Mustang on the 86th floor observation deck of the famed Empire State building -- no small feat -- replicating a stunt it did with the original pony car back in 1965.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

New twist: Using old folks to help Buick's image

3:21 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
Buick will introduce a commercial this week that will try to convince consumers once again that its vehicles aren't made for the blue-haired set. But this time it will enlist the help of, well, a few blue hairs.... Read More »

 

Chrysler 200 advances but rear seat suffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Chrysler Group executives believe their redesigned Chrysler 200 is good enough to replace its predecessor and the Dodge Avenger and still gain in the crowded mid-sized sedan segment.... Read More »

 

Audi hopes TT gets by on its looks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2014
Sporty coupes sizzle, fizzleIt's always hard to give up on a classic. And that explains why Audi of America is bringing back the TT rather than pulling the plug on it.... Read More »

 

Fiat plans 7 new Alfa models by 2018, report says

March 22, 2014 10:53 CET
Fiat will unveil seven new Alfa Romeo models and push to increase sales of the sports car brand fivefold, a report said.... Read More »

 

Porsche confirms 4-cylinder engine for Cayman, Boxster, report says

March 21, 2014 15:44 CET
Future versions of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman are in line to receive a four-cylinder boxer engine, according to a German media report quoting CEO Matthias Mueller.... Read More »

 

BMW will build 7-seat crossover in its U.S. plant

March 21, 2014 15:56 CET
The long-rumored BMW X7 will be built at the company's U.S. plant where annual production capacity will be increased to 400,000.... Read More »

 

4-cylinder for Porsche Cayman, Boxster will improve mpg, handling

9:44 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
The four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will do more than improve each car's fuel economy: the lower weight that comes from reducing cylinder count by a third should enable both cars to handle and brake more efficiently.... Read More »

 

BMW plans 7-seat crossover for Spartanburg

9:56 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
The long-rumored BMW X7 will be built at the company's plant in South Carolina, a person familiar with the plans said. The German automaker will make the announcement on March 28, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the move publicly.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

GM's new head of powertrain 'loves' diesels

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
"I love diesels.” There's one clue to how General Motors' new head of global powertrain, Steve Kiefer, might steer future engine development.... Read More »

 

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