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Mini will show new five-door hatchback at Paris show

Sept. 19, 2014 14:52 CET
BMW's Mini brand will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the marque seeks to attract new customers and those seeking something bigger than the current three-door Mini....
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Cadillac to build unnamed 'top-end' car at Detroit-Hamtramck in late 2015

6:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014
General Motors said today that it will build a new "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting in the fourth quarter of next year. GM declined to name the car, saying only that it would be slotted above the CTS midsize sedan and XTS large sedan....
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Audi claims first California autonomous driving permit

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2014
Volkswagen's Audi unit is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California, as new laws in the state governing the process went into effect on Tuesday....
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Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2014
The 2015 Ford Mustang arrives in dealerships next month as Ford's most technology-laden pony car yet. The fastback model will arrive first, followed by the convertible later in the fall. Ford hopes to appeal to a new generation of Mustang buyers -- and overseas markets -- by offering technologies never seen before in Ford's pony car....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Honda reveals longer, sleeker, sportier Jazz

Sept. 17, 2014 12:44 CET
Honda has released pictures of its near-production next-generation Jazz subcompact, which show a bigger, sportier-looking model than the current car. The Jazz is Honda's No. 3-selling model in Europe after the Civic and CR-V....
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Ferrari to launch a 10-unit limited-edition model for the U.S.

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2014
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo’s last public act at the helm of the Italian supercar maker will be the unveiling of a limited-edition model destined for the U.S. market only....
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Jeep launches Renegade into fast-growing segment

Sept. 11, 2014 14:26 CET
Jeep will begin later this month its foray into the market for subcompact SUVs -- the industry's fastest-growing volume segment -- when it starts sales of the Renegade,...
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Opel targets Chevy buyers with new entry-level car

Sept. 11, 2014 12:41 CET
Opel/Vauxhall will launch a budget minicar in Europe next year to win customers from the Chevrolet brand, which will be discontinued in the region at the end of 2015....
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Citroen touts 'cheerful' C1

Sept. 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Citroen is touting the C1's "cheerful" front-end design, open-top variant and a modern infotainment system as key attractions for the latest-generation minicar....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Honda revives the HR-V to attract younger buyers

Sept. 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Honda is reviving the HR-V name for its new subcompact SUV as it seeks to attract new and younger buyers to the brand. The HR-V is the European version of the Vezel....
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Athletic Mazda2 debuts as test on many levels

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
Mazda unveiled a more athletic fourth-generation Mazda2 hatchback late Wednesday, deploying its latest Skyactiv drivetrain and chassis technologies into the subcompact segment. The upgrade is sorely needed to keep the pint-sized car relevant in an increasingly competitive field against such upstarts as the hot-selling Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta....
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Toyota shows utility-van concept for craft-oriented businesses

7:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
Toyota is gauging potential interest in a niche model designed for urban, craft-oriented businesses with a small utility-van concept vehicle....
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Tackling the next parallel-parking challenge -- unparking

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
Ford has found the automated parking feature offered on several of its nameplates works pretty much as it’s supposed to. The vehicles steer themselves into parallel-parking spots, relieving owners of one of the most challenging and nerve-wracking driving maneuvers....
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Mercedes AMG-GT targets Porsche 911

Sept. 9, 2014 14:33 CET
Mercedes unveiled the AMG-GT, a new top-of-the-line sports car targeted at buyers of the Porsche 911. The car is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of up to 510 hp. It will arrive at dealerships early next year....
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Dodge Challenger Hellcat dealer ordering begins -- with a catch

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014
Dodge will open dealer ordering for its new 707-hp 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat today, but the brand is changing its normal allocation methods to make sure the high-powered coupe gets into the hands of waiting enthusiasts....
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Decision to build BMW's new electric Mini months away

Sept. 9, 2014 19:25 CET
An electric version of the Mini that will move the classic British car further away from its original design will have to wait at least six months for a possible green light, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer said....
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Mercedes targets Porsche fans with $129,000 GT sports car

Sept. 9, 2014 17:54 CET
Mercedes is targeting potential Porsche buyers with its new GT sports car that costs about half the price of its predecessor....
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Jaguar XE will attract women, young buyers, JLR CEO Speth says

Sept. 9, 2014 12:03 CET
The XE sedan marks Jaguar's return to the tough midsize premium segment. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth spoke with Automotive News Europe UK Correspondent Nick Gibbs and other journalists ahead on the car's unveiling....
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Jaguar unveils the XE, calling it the 'definitive' sports sedan

Sept. 8, 2014 17:10 CET
Jaguar unveiled its new XE, calling it the "definitive" sports sedan. The XE's marks the brand's return to the midsize premium segment....
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Jaguar targets iPad generation with XE sedan

Sept. 8, 2014 12:12 CET
Jaguar's new XE sedan is a critical test of the brand's ability to compete for entry-level luxury buyers after production of the Ford Mondeo-based X-Type was stopped in 2009 because of disappointing sales. The XE is being unveiled today in London....
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VW says fuel cell cars will struggle beyond Japan

Sept. 8, 2014 10:52 CET
Volkswagen says fuel cell cars will probably struggle to catch on outside Japan where the government has invested in measures including a fuel-station network and generous subsidies that are too high for other countries to match....
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GM plans to launch Cadillac CTS with vehicle-to-vehicle tech in 2 years

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday that Cadillac will launch a CTS sedan with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in about two years, as GM looks to establish itself as a leader in the connected-car space....
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Mazda splurges on MX-5 Miata debut and celebration

7:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2014
Mazda is a tiny carmaker on a shoestring budget. So nothing attests more to the import of the MX-5 Miata's debut than the company's big splurge on a laser-lit, smoke-machined three-continent, simultaneously live-streamed global reveal....
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Mercedes has high hopes for S-class coupe

Sept. 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes expects a new name, fresh design and innovative technology will help double sales of the S-class coupe compared with the model it replaces, the CL....
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Can sporty RC be the new face of Lexus?

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014
Lexus is counting on its new 2015 RC 350 sports coupe to take on BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in a segment dominated by the German luxury brands. And that may be the easy part of the car's mission....
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