Honda Fit raises the ante for subcompacts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. With the 2015 Fit, Honda looks to be leading the pack -- at least on the execution side.... Read More »


'15 Genesis is worthy of premium label

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The original Hyundai Genesis was a noble first shot at the luxury car market, but it couldn't match the driving dynamics, interior refinement or prestige of the Audi A6, BMW 5 series or Mercedes-Benz E350. The Genesis' 2015 model year redesign takes a huge step toward closing that gap.... Read More »


Ford will redo Empire State stunt for Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook and is using it to herald the occasion.... Read More »


Marchionne commits to 9-speed, says technology keeps evolving

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
Chrysler was forced to delay the launch of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee by two months last fall as engineers struggled with a software flaw in the SUV's nine-speed automatic. But CEO Sergio Marchionne says he remains committed to using the new transmission throughout the company's lineup of front-wheel-drive-based models.... Read More »


GM's big SUVs reward fans for their patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The 2015 big SUVs from General Motors feature clean, contemporary designs, a more powerful yet more fuel efficient powertrain and a hushed interior that has been improved to vanquish some key complaints about the outgoing generation.... Read More »



Hyundai seeks steady growth, launch cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Hyundai's newly appointed U.S. chief wants to steer the company on a new course of modest, sustainable growth for the foreseeable future. Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says he wants Hyundai to reclaim the peak of 5 percent market share that it hit in 2011, but more gradually this time -- with steady sales growth of 3 to 4 percent a year.... Read More »



Peugeot says new 308 outshines VW Golf

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
With the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot thinks it has a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best-selling car. The 308 is key to Peugeot's plan to push the brand upscale to earn higher margins.... Read More »


Iacocca shares Mustang memories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Lee Iacocca, the brash, cigar-chomping former Ford president who convinced Henry Ford II to build the Mustang, shared some Mustang memories recently with comedian and car buff Jay Leno.... Read More »


Designer: '15 version 'Lower, wider, more exotic'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Goodbye retro, hello world. That, in a nutshell, sums up the difference between the 2015 Ford Mustang and the current model. Ford is taking the Mustang global for the first time in its 50-year history, and the 2015 version gets a design makeover aimed at keeping the iconic car's essence while luring a new breed of younger customers.... Read More »



A Mustang makeover guide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Why would Ford go to so much trouble and expense to redesign and globalize its only remaining rear-wheel-drive car when it hasn't even cracked the 100,000 sales mark since 2007? There are a few reasons.... Read More »



Will new pony car attract global buyers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The Mustang's formula for success for 50 years has been basically this: good looks coupled with low-tech powertrains and suspension systems and an attractive starting price.... Read More »



An image-booster for Europe, but no big numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford Motor Co. expects the redesigned 2015 Mustang to boost its image in Europe, even though sales won't be huge.... Read More »



Inside, loads of tech and efficient use of space

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The Ford Mustang is all about the visceral driving thrills of the open road, not the newest electronic gizmos. But Ford says the new generation of prospective Mustang owners is eager for the high-tech systems introduced in other Ford vehicles, such as the Fusion.... Read More »



Ford gives 2015 Mustang a fastback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan uses similar styling on its 370Z sports car.... Read More »


Soft, evocative, fused and masterful: What people are saying about '15 Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A roundup of what dealers, journalists and others are saying about the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang... Read More »


From Shanghai to Times Square, Mustang stampedes in 6-part spectacle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A live, national-television reveal on a popular American morning show watched by an average of nearly 6 million people was only one piece of the lavish global spectacle that Ford engineered Thursday to introduce the sixth-generation Mustang.... Read More »


Ford Mustang repolished for 2015 with global ambitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
Despite Ford's newfound global aspirations for its iconic pony car, the 2015 Mustang revealed today in six cities on four continents remains a quintessentially American car. The new car is lower, wider and sleeker than its predecessor, but still has the same broad shoulders and big, bold front end. Those who feared Ford might shrink the Mustang for narrow European roads can rest easy. This horse still has plenty of brawn.... Read More »


Ford plans to launch new Ka in Europe in 2015

Dec. 5, 2013 12:42 CET
Ford of Europe plans to launch a new Ka in the region in 2015 based on the Ka Concept unveiled in Brazil last month. The five-door model will replace the three-door Ka.... Read More »


Ford redesigns Camaro-chasing Mustang to woo global buyers

7:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
Almost 50 years after Ford's first Mustang introduced Americans to the fast and affordable pony car, the automaker is counting on a new design it unveils on four continents tomorrow to spur global sales.... Read More »


Images of new Mustang circulate on Web

6:17 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Ahead of Thursday's global introduction of the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, a magazine story with details on the new car circulated on the Internet.... Read More »


New Mustang will premiere in 5 time zones

11:47 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
The next Ford Mustang will have its world premiere on "Good Morning America" Thursday, Dec. 5 -- while saying "Good afternoon, Spain" and "Good evening, China" at the same time.... Read More »


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When the Mustang goes global, marketing boss Farley will be in ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
To make the point that it has global aspirations for the Mustang, Ford announced last week that the redesigned version marking the car's 50th anniversary will be introduced Dec. 5 in six cities around the globe: New York, Dearborn, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Shanghai and Sydney.... Read More »



What new Ford product would sell overseas? Not the Mustang

11:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
For the second time in its 50-year run, the Mustang will be exported. When the new model arrives late next year, Ford plans to market the iconic American sports coupe globally. This is the wrong move. And I predict the iconic pony car will flop.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



Ferrari's 458 Speciale to sell for 238,000 euros

Sept. 10, 2013 16:39 CET
Ferrari's 458 Speciale, which will cost 238,000 euros in Italy, is targeting customers seeking a more extreme driving experience, the company's Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said.... Read More »


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