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China's Qoros uses Slovakia to prepare for a full European roll out

April 16, 2014 06:15 CET
Chinese automaker Qoros is using Slovakia as its first global export market with the goal of rolling out the brand across western Europe within two years....
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Mitsubishi to drop Lancer Evolution

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Mitsubishi will pull the plug on its all-wheel-drive Lancer Evolution performance sedan at the end of the nameplate's current generation....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai looks to Genesis to challenge BMW, Mercedes in Europe

Feb. 26, 2014 10:37 CET
Hyundai will target eastern and southern Europe with the new Genesis sedan as the automaker seeks to boost its brand image by making a foray into the premium market....
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Nissan adds Micra, cuts Versa sedan in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The Nissan Micra subcompact is inexpensive, fuel efficient, styled for European tastes and poised to make its North American debut -- but only in Canada....
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Rumored rwd Cadillac LTS spied

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
After more than a decade of rumors, a big, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan looks to be a go....
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GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS

Strong start for CLA, not enough cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan will be in short supply until the second quarter because of hot sales. Dealers will see higher allocations as the year progresses, and the situation is expected to ease in the second quarter, says Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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Toyota gears up for more fuel-cell vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Toyota's engineers have been so successful reducing the cost of the company's new fuel-cell powered FCV sedan that the U.S....
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Acura gets more out of RLX hybrid motors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Acura has taken its RLX sedan, strapped to a three-motor hybrid system that gooses horsepower to 377 from 310 with the added benefit of all-wheel drive, and transformed its vanilla full-sized luxury sedan into a stronger competitor....
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Saab targets China as 9-3 output resumes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Saab's new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has restarted production of the Saab 9-3 sedan in Trollhattan, Sweden. Sales of the mid-sized sedan will be “initially focused” in China, NEVS said in a statement....
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Saab focuses on China as production of 9-3 sedan restarts

Dec. 2, 2013 13:56 CET
Saab's new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has restarted series production of the 9-3 sedan. Sales will be ''initially focused'' on China, the company said....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

SUVs not that hot after all?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2013
SUVs and crossovers rank far below hatchbacks and sedans when it comes to what customers in Europe intend to purchase, according to a study....
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Nissan enlists teens to assist in luring future young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
Ask teenagers to design a car that appeals to young buyers and you might expect something modern, even futuristic. But when Nissan tried it, the youngsters went all retro....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW: ANALYSIS

Stars come out in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Kia plans Super Bowl pitch to introduce K900 flagship

6:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Kia Motors plans to return to the Super Bowl next year with new advertising to help launch its new K900 rear-wheel drive flagship sedan in the United States. The car was introduced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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Redesigned Mazda3 will get big advertising push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mazda will boost its U.S. marketing budget next year to support the launch of the redesigned Mazda3, the centerpiece of the company's goal of boosting U.S. sales to 400,000 units in 2016....
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Subaru concept suggests sleeker, sportier Legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru's Legacy concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week previews the sportier styling of the redesigned 2015 Legacy sedan, which goes on sale in June....
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Chrysler brand boss to share 200's spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
New Chrysler brand head Al Gardner has no experience in the spotlight atop an automotive brand, and he will get little time for on-the-job training....
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Mitsubishi to sell Renault-based mid-sized car in U.S.

3:05 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Mitsubishi will sell a Renault-based mid-sized car in the United States under a new strategic tie-up between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan. The companies also plan to jointly develop a small electric car and a compact car for global markets....
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Renault-Nissan expand Mitsubishi tie-up to building new sedans and an EV

Nov. 5, 2013 09:05 CET
Mitsubishi will sell a Renault-based mid-sized sedan in the U.S. under a new strategic tie-up between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan. The companies will also jointly develop a small electric car and a compact car for global markets....
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Kia's K900 to debut in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Kia will unveil its rear-wheel-drive K900 luxury sedan at the Los Angeles auto show this month. Dealer sources say U.S. sales will start early next year....
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Kia plans performance sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2013
Kia plans to launch a performance sedan based on the widely praised GT concept car displayed at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show....
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Nissan, Renault go modular: Big savings, tough problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
TOKYO -- The redesigned Nissan Rogue crossover scheduled to arrive in showrooms next month is a watershed vehicle for Nissan Motor Co., the first product of a new modular development strategy that aims to slash costs....
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Hyundai will launch Genesis sedan in Europe

Oct. 25, 2013 10:52 CET
Hyundai will launch its new Genesis large sedan in Europe where it is trying to shed its image as a value-for-money brand....
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High hopes that Thai-built Mirage will cut it in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mitsubishi executives are adamant Americans won't care that the Mirage is made in Thailand....
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Faced with '73 oil crisis, dealer Worthington rallied his troops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
U.S. car dealers were caught in a pickle 40 years ago this week when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries punished the United States for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War by refusing to ship oil to America....
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