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Ford revises EcoSport to counter slow sales

Jan. 20, 2015 12:02 CET

Ford will offer its EcoSport SUV in Europe without the spare wheel on the outside of the rear tailgate after the model's sales got off to a slow start. The EcoSport has failed to make a big impact in the region's booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment against sleeker-looking rivals....
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VOLVO

Struggling brand takes new approach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

To set itself apart, Volvo is working hard on semiautonomous vehicles and hopes to be a leader in that arena....
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Toyota aims to defend small-pickup turf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Toyota isn't ready to cede any ground in small pickups. The automaker, which commands nearly two-thirds of the segment in the United States, will unveil a redesigned Tacoma pickup in January at the Detroit auto show....
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Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Designers used a light touch to refresh the 2015 Chrysler 300, with a new front fascia and the addition of a rotary shifter as the biggest differences for what will be the 60th anniversary of the original 300 in 1955....
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Rolls-Royce renews the Ghost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Rolls-Royce has made extensive styling and technical changes to the Ghost Series II for its midcycle freshening. The 2015 model shown at a press event here has newly styled adaptive headlights, pushed farther outboard and ringed with white LED daytime running lights; a new hood with a stylized center section Rolls calls a "wake channel"; and redesigned front fenders, bumper and grille that give the car a wider appearance....
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Redesigned Mazda2 aims to break from subcompact pack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Not long ago, the term "subcompact car" was all but synonymous with "Japanese import."...
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Mazda's MX-5 Miata gets shorter, sportier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled a shorter and lighter MX-5 Miata to burnish its brand image with a sportier yet more fuel-efficient roadster. The fourth-generation drop-top, expected to go on sale next year, is the shortest MX-5 since the nameplate debuted in 1989....
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Buggy man Meyers celebrates 50 years of fun, fun, fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Fifty years after creating the iconic swinging '60s dune buggy that put the Beach Boys and the Monkees on wheels, Bruce Meyers is still at it....
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Chrysler's 200 rollout plan: Patience pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Chrysler dealers eager to crank up sales of the redesigned 2015 200 will have to wait a few more months....
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Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan N.A. boss Jose Munoz continues to push U.S. dealers for a big jump in market share while deflecting complaints that his stair-step sales targets are too hard to achieve.
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