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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's Seat readies unveiling of its first SUV

Feb. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's Seat brand this week will unveil its first SUV as the struggling brand seeks to benefit from a booming segment in Europe....
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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Skoda set to take on Hyundai and Kia in large SUV segment

Feb. 2, 2016 10:12 CET

Skoda signaled it will expand its SUV offerings with a new model that will rival vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. VW Group's Czech brand released sketches of the VisionS large SUV concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show....
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How Opel, Ford will make Europe a reliable profit source after years of struggle

Jan. 31, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford and General Motors' European units have both suffered tough times in recent years but 2016 looks likely to be different. GM Europe is set to break even, while Ford of Europe expects to become the money-making machine it was from 2004 until 2011....
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Alfa Romeo delays new products, drops volume targets

Jan. 27, 2016 17:13 CET

Alfa Romeo will need two additional years to complete its business plan and has dropped previously announced volume targets....
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FCA tilts N.A. production plans to trucks, scales back Alfa ambitions

10:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

A revised business plan released today by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles moves its profit-heavy Jeep and Ram brands into the passing lane, while tapping the brakes on efforts to build a full line of Alfa Romeos from scratch by 2018....
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PSA's upscale brand refreshes aging DS 3 top-seller

Jan. 22, 2016 11:13 CET

DS Automobiles, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale brand, has given the DS 3 hatchback a fresh design, better connectivity and new engine options to boost sales of its aging top-seller....
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BLOG: Eight things to know about the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Hyundai is pitching its new Ioniq hybrid vehicle as the anti-hybrid hybrid: A green car with gusto and good looks. And the compact hatchback delivered on the promise during a recent test drive on the northern outskirts of Seoul....
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Honda will lease hydrogen fuel cell Clarity for $500 a month in California

10:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

American Honda said today it will begin leasing the Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan for under $500 per month later this year in select California markets. The retail price will be about $60,000....
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Honda updates, improves composite bed in new Ridgeline

7:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

In updating its Ridgeline midsize pickup, Honda aimed to create the ultimate tailgating tool. A new type of in-bed audio system forgoes conventional speakers, which could be easily damaged in a cargo area....
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VW brand reorganizes model development to adapt more quickly to market trends

Jan. 20, 2016 17:21 CET

Volkswagen has reorganized vehicle development at its core VW brand as the automaker strives to boost profitability and adapt more quickly to market trends. The change creates four groups covering VW's small, compact, midsize and battery-powered cars....
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Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says....
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With 2017 E class, Mercedes aims to renew a hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz faces a crucial test when its redesigned 2017 E class goes on sale this summer. Sedan sales are stagnating in a U.S. market increasingly dominated by trucks. To counter the trend, Mercedes has packed a bigger but lighter, more coupelike car with advanced technologies....
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Infiniti returns to sport coupe segment

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Infiniti's redesigned Q60 coupe now matches the Q50 sedan in styling and technology, and mark the end of the old-generation G-series models that once supplied a large portion of the brand's sales....
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Kia packs Forte with technology as it shifts to Mexico plant

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Kia's freshened, technology-packed 2017 Forte will inaugurate its soon-to-open assembly plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and join a growing list of inexpensive compact cars being produced at Mexican factories for the U.S. market....
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Kia's Telluride concept signals revived interest in SUV

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A once-burned Kia signaled that it's thinking of getting back into the SUV business with the Telluride, a concept with an efficient, plug-in hybrid powertrain and a cushy cabin for rear passengers....
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Lexus ventures into higher luxury tier with LC 500 coupe

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Lexus is positioning the new LC 500 coupe as a niche nameplate with a bold message to the industry: After more than a quarter century of reaching, the brand has finally earned a place alongside the Germans in the upper echelons of the luxury market....
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Audi shows A4 allroad, hydrogen fuel cell concept

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Audi executives showcased a bit of the brand's near- and long-term future with two global debuts here at the Detroit auto show, including a concept with hydrogen fuel cells....
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Ford's SuperCrew F-150 Raptor sports longer wheelbase

11:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ford today showed the four-door, SuperCrew version of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer than the SuperCab Raptor....
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Mercedes E class can retake segment lead from Lexus ES, says Zetsche

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche is counting on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES....
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Buick rekindles performance roots with turbo Avista concept

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Buick hinted at possible future styling cues and plans to expand its lineup with a new coupe, the Avista concept, and rekindle its historic performance roots. The 2+2 concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that generates 400 hp....
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Citroen will keep focus on quirky designs

Jan. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Citroen's reinvention hinges on offering unconventionally designed cars such as the C4 Cactus, the automaker's Citroen Strategy Director, Mathieu Bellamy, told Automotive News Europe....
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VW demonstrates versatile MQB platform with off-road hybrid Tiguan

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Volkswagen plans to showcase the versatility of its MQB platform with an off-road ready plug-in hybrid variant of the redesigned Tiguan compact crossover Monday at the Detroit auto show....
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VW to unveil plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept in Detroit

9:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The Tiguan SUV concept Volkswagen plans to reveal next week will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, highlighting the automaker's effort to beef up its presence in electric vehicles....
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Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a huge sales boost in Europe. Infiniti has struggled to make an impact since it launched in the region in 2008....
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Mitsubishi gives sneak peek of Outlander plug-in hybrid

6:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Mitsubishi offered a sneak peek at the U.S. version of the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover at an event Thursday evening ahead of the Detroit auto show....
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