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Porsche's new sales boss predicts continued growth after record 2015

Feb. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche easily surpassed its goal of 200,000 annual global sales last year and can now look forward to another year of worldwide growth, Detlev von Platen, the brand's new sales boss, told Automotive News Europe....
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Porsche CEO says profits will be hit by EV investment

Feb. 9, 2016 11:02 CET

Porsche is bracing for smaller profit gains in the future as the sports-car maker steps up spending on models such as its first EV, CEO Oliver Blume said....
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Kia plans first sports sedan next year as it seeks younger, more hip image, report says

10:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

Kia Motors plans to launch its first sports sedan next year, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, seeking to burnish a sporty, younger image as larger sibling Hyundai Motor builds up its premium offerings....
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Porsche has no plans to go down self-driving route

Jan. 31, 2016 21:24 CET

Porsche does not plan to develop self-driving vehicles because its customers like to drive their cars themselves, CEO Oliver Blume told a German newspaper. He also said Porsche aims to offer hybrid versions of all its models including the 911....
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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel shows off GT sports car but says a production version is not planned

Jan. 28, 2016 12:23 CET

Opel/Vauxhall said its GT Concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show is unlikely to go into production. Opel released images of the concept for a small sports coupe....
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Viper-like 2-seater could make a comeback, Marchionne hints

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Dodge Viper is set to end production in 2017, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the nameplate could stage a comeback in different form....
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Ferrari, Porsche gain from Australia car-sales boom

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ferrari and Porsche are among automakers benefiting from a booming Australian car market. Sales of new vehicles in Australia increased to a record to 1.16 million last year, helped by a property boom....
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BMW teases i8 roadster with tech-packed concept

Jan. 5, 2016 17:54 CET

BMW previewed a roadster version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car with the Vision Future Interaction concept car. BMW said the concept provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future....
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Porsche 911 ad pits the best against the best

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

What happens when the greatest faces off against himself in the ring? That's what Porsche tries to find out in a new commercial for the 2017 911 sports car featuring the likeness of a young Muhammad Ali lacing up against himself....
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MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Henrik Fisker readies 2 cars for Detroit auto show

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Designer Henrik Fisker, he of the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and his very own Fisker Karma, is prepping two new cars to be introduced at the Detroit auto show....
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Porsche Boxster and Cayman, with smaller turbo engines, to carry '718' name

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

Two popular Porsche sports cars, the six-cylinder Boxster and Cayman, will be getting downsized four-cylinder turbo engines. And, starting next year, they'll be marketed as the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location to 4 sites, report says

Dec. 9, 2015 12:04 CET

Aston Martin will decide in the next few weeks where it will open a new plant to build the DBX crossover. The company will choose from four sites in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East, Reuters reported....
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McLaren plans limited-production run of 675LT Spiders

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

McLaren said it will build a limited-production run of 675LT Spiders, the fastest open-top model the British marque has ever built....
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Porsche hikes hp rating on 911 Turbo for 2017

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Porsche is bringing the revamped 2017 911 Turbo and Turbo S sports cars to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. Both cars feature a host of powertrain improvements that shave more time off the 0-to-60-mph run....
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3's A CHARM

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series still rules the sporty-compact segment. But tougher competition and changing market tastes pose challenges....
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How Toyota used Nascar to sway loyal American car buyers

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

For years Toyota has been marketing itself to the Nascar audience as an increasingly American company -- and Nascar fans are growing more receptive. Two out of three now say they’d consider buying a Toyota, roughly on par with the sport’s domestic sponsors like Ford and GM....
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Maserati sales boom stalls as output cuts expose Fiat Chrysler's luxury limits

Nov. 5, 2015 15:52 CET

Maserati is deepening production cuts as a boom prompted by the Ghibli sedan fades. The brand's slowing sales volume raises questions about parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitions to expand in the luxury-car segment....
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2015 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Rotary engine returns in Mazda concept coupe

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Three years after pulling the plug on the rotary-powered RX-8 sports car, Mazda hints it hasn't given up on the peculiar engine design that gave the brand some of its grandest successes. The company's latest concept is a low-slung sports car called the RX-Vision powered by a next-generation rotary engine called the Skyactiv-R....
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Aston Martin wins Chinese investment for Rapide electric sports car

Oct. 21, 2015 15:50 CET

Aston Martin has signed a deal worth 50 million pounds ($77.2 million) with a Chinese investor to build an electric version of its Rapide four-door sedan....
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Mazda concept for Tokyo stokes talk of RX sports car's return

11:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Mazda, which retired the RX-8 sports car in 2012, will stoke speculation about a possible successor with a new sports concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. A teaser photo shows a black vehicle with a long hood, rear-slung cockpit, rounded fastback and muscular rear fenders....
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Toyota: Decision on sports car project with BMW due soon

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Toyota and BMW will decide by year end on whether to develop a common sports car architecture. BMW and Toyota have for some years been collaborating on fuel cell technology, lightweight components, and on possibly jointly developing the underpinnings of a sports car....
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Porsche CEO Mueller bids to run sports car brands in revamped VW

Sept. 16, 2015 09:02 CET

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller is bidding to lead sports car operations at Porsche's parent Volkswagen as the group aims to decentralize operations through a new structure to boost foreign sales and profits....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Porsche unveils fast-charging Mission E, a potential Tesla rival

Sept. 15, 2015 10:07 CET

Porsche unveiled its answer to Tesla -- the Mission E electric four-seat sports car. The concept provides a glimpse at the brand's first battery-powered model, which could arrive by the end of the decade....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Nissan teases crossover concept

Sept. 8, 2015 10:41 CET

Nissan has released a teaser picture showing a crossover concept that will be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt auto show. Reports say the concept will preview a new direction for the automaker's Z sports car subbrand....
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Porsche adds turbocharging to make the 911 greener

Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche has added turbocharged engines to its iconic 911 sports car range to help meet increasingly tougher fuel economy and CO2 emissions rules....
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