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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.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be available with a 2-liter TDI engine next summer, Audi said today. Audi already announced plans to sell a plug-in hybrid version of the hatchback called the A3 e-tron.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Brit savvy makes this Chinese car a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The most credible car yet to emerge from China wears an unlikely badge: MG.... Read More »

 

VW prepares sporty Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 buyers face six-month wait for their cars

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW i3 buyers face a six-month wait to receive the electric car because of high demand.... Read More »

 

Peugeot 208 production will be cut in France

Jan. 30, 2014 11:48 CET
PSA will eliminate one of two shifts that builds the Peugeot 208 at its factory in Poissy, France, to help reduce overcapacity.... Read More »

 

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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 »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Qoros will unveil production-ready hatchback in Geneva

Jan. 16, 2014 10:16 CET
Chinese automaker Qoros will unveil its second production model, the Qoros 3 compact hatchback, at the Geneva auto show in March.... Read More »

 

Honda's new plant takes manufacturing to the next level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2013
Honda's newest assembly plant was seven years in the making, twice delayed and may be the last greenfield car factory in Japan for a long time.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback aimed at low-cost rivals

Nov. 19, 2013 06:15 CET
Skoda is challenging value brands such as Hyundai and Kia in Europe's key compact hatchback segment with the launch of its Rapid Spaceback.... Read More »

 

New Mini is bigger but more fuel efficient

Nov. 18, 2013 14:26 CET
Mini unveiled the latest generation of its iconic minicar, which will go on sale in Europe and the United States next spring. The new Mini is slightly larger than the current model but also lighter and more fuel efficient.... Read More »

 

Game plan for the Note: Low price, tech goodies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Nissan gives the hatchback version of its popular entry-level Versa its own name and styling for 2014.... Read More »

 

Mercedes, BMW, Audi chase young, female, frugal customers in India

April 23, 2013 12:11 CET
In an effort to raise stuttering sales in India that far lag emerging Asian rival China, Mercedes, Audi and BMW are targeting young and female buyers outside the ultra-rich classes with small locally made cars.... Read More »

 

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