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Diesel Fiat 500X has excess emissions, German lobby group claims

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution today, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions....
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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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Bentley preps fastback Bentayga

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand’s first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval....
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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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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Jeep Wagoneer? Where did that come from?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

So what's a Jeep Wagoneer? Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne referred to a Wagoneer last week during a conference call about FCA's plans to "realign" its North American production plan. But a lack of details leaves us to wonder....
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Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

It's nearly covered the car market from side to side and top to bottom, and now Kia appears to be making bold plans to raise its game on the crossover/SUV side. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the full-size Telluride concept, the brand's biggest crossover or SUV since the Borrego....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Wait a minute. What? Jeep Wagoneer? Where did that come from?

6:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Here's a question for you to ponder: What's a Jeep Wagoneer?...
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Audi will build electric SUV in Belgium, shift A1 output to Spain and Q3 to Hungary

Jan. 20, 2016 14:15 CET

Audi will build its new electric SUV at its plant in Belgium in a move criticized by the brand's labor boss. The production reshuffle will see A1 output go to Spain and Q3 production shift to Hungary....
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Porsche sees slower growth after Macan boost

Jan. 12, 2016 10:51 CET

Porsche expects global sales growth to slow this year as newly arriving models fall short of the lift generated in 2015 by the addition of the Macan compact SUV....
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GMC shrinks Acadia, aims refined crossover 'at heart of midsize' market

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

The 2017 GMC Acadia will be dramatically smaller than the big crossover that has been in service for nearly a decade. When it goes on sale this spring, the redesigned Acadia will be more than 7 inches shorter, narrower and 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, aligning its dimensions closer to those of a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Honda Pilot....
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Kia concept hints at a large SUV

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

Kia will show a concept at the Detroit auto show this week that hints at the styling of "a possible future premium large SUV."...
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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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Kia taps Telluride for new SUV concept, promises 3-D-printed components

11:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Kia Motors named its new SUV concept the Telluride and says the vehicle will feature the brand's first use of 3-D printed components. The three-dimensionally printed parts will add a “distinct, modern” flair to the interior, Kia promises....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Compact SUVs on track to top 2 million sales in Europe by 2020

Jan. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

European demand for compact SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan will continue to grow strongly in the midterm as new and updated models are added to the sector....
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Kia concept hints at return to large SUV market

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Kia Motors is eyeing a return to the large SUV market with plans to introduce a new concept vehicle at the 2016 Detroit auto show....
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Audi to add compact Q2 in expansion of SUV line

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Audi AG will add an SUV and revamp an existing SUV next year as the luxury-car unit of Volkswagen AG widens offerings in the auto industry's fastest-growing model segment....
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Apocalypse in China's market? Well, maybe not

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

China's car market - which had suffered a rough patch for several months in which car vehicle sales actually declined - seems to be on the mend....
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'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned....
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Rogue, Murano lift Nissan to November record

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Nissan's crossover models continued to push the brand to new heights in November, with sales of 95,389 cars and trucks topping a record for the month. A 4 percent gain over November 2014 came largely from big demand for the Rogue compact crossover, which outsold Nissan's perennial volume leader, the Altima sedan, for the third consecutive month....
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Jeep carries FCA to 68th straight monthly sales gain

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler rode record Jeep sales to a 3 percent sales gain in the U.S. in November, its best since 2000. FCA US said it sold 175,974 vehicles last month, marking the automaker's 68th consecutive month of sales gains....
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Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto industry saw modest gains....
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Hyundai-Kia buck truck trend, post gains in small cars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Low gasoline prices may have many Americans looking for trucks and crossovers, but that was no problem in November for Hyundai and Kia, which reported U.S. sales gains thanks to small cars such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Soul....
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Toyota Motor sales rise on trucks; Lexus sets record Nov.

1:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 3.4 percent gain in U.S. sales in November as consumers' demand for light trucks continued to buoy the automaker and the industry, the company said....
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GM reports strong truck sales, record average transaction price

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

General Motors’ U.S. sales rose 1.5 percent in November, as strong demand for pickups, SUVs and crossovers offset weak car sales and helped the automaker to a record transaction price of $35,800....
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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: On the road in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015

During a recent trip to Japan, I couldn’t entirely stop being an auto reporter. Here are some thoughts and observations from my first extended return to Japan in eight years....
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