Convertible

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Ferrari will unveil top-performing 458 Speciale

Sept. 30, 2014 10:10 CET
Ferrari will unveil the top-performing convertible version of the mid-engine 458 Speciale sports car range in Paris. The automaker will build just 499 examples of the 458 Speciale A, which has the company's most powerful naturally aspirated engine....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Premium automakers push into profitable niche segments in H1

Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
Premium automakers are progressively pushing volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles. In the first half, 67 percent of all coupes sold in Europe were from premium brands, up from 55 percent in 2013....
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BMW's larger 2-series droptop hits U.S. in early 2015

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014
BMW's 2015 2-series convertible goes on sale early next year after debuting in October at the Paris auto show. The soft-top two-door will be launched in the U.S. as the 228i, 228i xDrive with all-wheel drive and M235i. The M235i xDrive is due next year....
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Buick-badged droptop looks just like sporty Opel Cascada, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Buick dealers recently were given a sneak peek of a Buick-badged Opel Cascada convertible, which is slated for a U.S. launch in late 2015 as a '16 model....
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Bentley Mulsanne Convertible project is back in the mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2014
Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on track. Shown by Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer to a select few customers at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2012, the stately convertible was intended for production. But after Duerheimer's departure in 2012, his successor, Wolfgang Schreiber, killed the project....
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Crash rule threatens Aston Martin, dealer says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Aston Martin's U.S. stores could be put out of business when a new federal safety rule lands next month, a top dealer said in a petition....
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Rolls-Royce plans second convertible

11:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan....
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Rolls-Royce says it is developing a second convertible

Aug. 5, 2014 17:11 CET
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan....
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Jaguar dropping XK coupe, convertible

8:12 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
With the all-new F-Type Coupe debuting, Jaguar is ending output of the more expensive and aging two-plus-two XK coupe and convertible....
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Valmet to cut 230 jobs at former Karmann roof systems plant in Germany

June 2, 2014 16:19 CET
Valmet will cut about 230 jobs at a roof systems plant in Germany because of weak demand for convertibles. The supplier will move production to Poland....
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Ford polishes Mustang convertible to rival Europe's best

Feb. 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford has completely redesigned the softtop on its new Mustang as the automaker prepares to take on Audi, Mercedes and BMW convertibles in global markets including Europe....
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Ford polishes Mustang convertible to rival Europe's best

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
The top on the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will open in 7 to 10 seconds, roughly twice as fast as the 2014 Mustang....
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Ford says a convertible 2015 Mustang is on the way, too

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
When the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang debuted, buyers could choose from three body styles -- a hardtop, a fastback and a rag-top convertible. It was already known that the 2015 Mustang will arrive as a fastback, but Ford today said that a drop-top version also is in the works....
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2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

BMW 4 series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

Nov. 20, 2013 19:33 CET
The BMW 4-series convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo auto show....
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2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

BMW 4-series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today. The car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button, BMW says....
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BMW releases details of 4-series convertible

Oct. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW has released images and details of the 4-series convertible, which will launch in Europe early next year, after debuting at the LA auto show in November....
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