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Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month....
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Toyota to scrap Scion brand, keep the cars

9:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

Toyota is pulling the plug on Scion, the funky upstart brand it launched in 2002 to appeal to the finicky younger buyers it was struggling to connect with on its own....
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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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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Microbus-styled mini-MPV to use new electric platform

11:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

The purely electric and distantly Microbus-related Volkswagen BUDD-e will see production in the near future, Britain's Car magazine reports....
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Au revoir: Paris just doesn't do it for Ford this year

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

Ford will skip this autumn's Paris auto show, claiming the timing doesn't fit with its launch schedule....
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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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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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Detroit auto show sets best attendance record since 2003 peak

9:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Detroit auto show this year drew 815,575 in total ticketed attendance, event organizers said late Sunday. That topped last year’s 803,451, and continues the attendance upswing after a dip during the recession that saw the total number of visitors drop to 650,517 in 2009....
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Opel concept to preview future design

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

General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall division will unveil a coupe concept in March at the Geneva auto show that will point to its future design language. The car will be badged GT in recognition of the Opel GT subcompact coupe built between 1968 and 1973. The Geneva concept is expected to be a similar size....
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GUEST BLOG

BLOG: ZF executive 'remarkably comfortable' in one-on-one chat with Obama

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

The most commonly asked question I've received in the past 24 hours is: “Were you nervous?” But I can honestly tell you that my 10-minute one-on-one conversation with the president was remarkably comfortable....
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GUEST BLOG

BLOG: ZF executive 'remarkably comfortable' in one-on-one chat with Obama

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

The most commonly asked question I've received in the past 24 hours is: “Were you nervous?” But I can honestly tell you that my 10-minute one-on-one conversation with the president was remarkably comfortable....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Papa Uno hits the block

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

A Fiat 500L made famous by a high-profile user is going on the auction block for charity this month in Philadelphia....
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Kia's high-riding hybrid set for Chicago debut

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Kia plans a Chicago Auto Show debut for the crossover-styled Niro that will be the brand's first dedicated hybrid model....
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Genesis brand born with luxury heritage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Hyundai came to the Detroit auto show with what seemed to be a fully formed vision for its Genesis luxury brand, built around rear-wheel-drive platforms, Nurburgring-worthy tuning and styling by the best designers that the Hyundai empire could pluck from the likes of Audi, BMW, Bentley and Lamborghini....
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Volvo seeks luxury cred with product revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Volvo showed a new car -- and a reborn company -- at the Detroit auto show just days after setting a global sales record in 2015. Freed from Ford's hierarchy and with the blessing of its Chinese parent company, Volvo has evolved from a struggling brand to an agile company mapping its own future, executives say....
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BMW will boost i3's range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

BMW will boost the range of its i3 electric car by about half for the 2017 model year. This summer, the lithium ion battery pack of the compact EV will be improved, "which puts it into a much more usable range," Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing, told Automotive News at the Detroit auto show....
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VIDEO: Hits & Misses - 2016 Detroit Auto Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Reporter David Undercoffler picks the stars and snoozers of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit....
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Detroit's stars & snoozers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

After a detour to the Consumer Electronics Show, our Faraday Future beat reporter and resident car critic David Undercoffler arrived in Detroit weary and jet-lagged. But nothing stirs him out of his slumber like the smell of fresh metal. Here are his picks....
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DETROIT DEBUTS

Significant concepts in 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Several of the auto show's production-car debuts were notable for what was invisible: safety, connected-car and powertrain technologies. But concept cars are still largely about the exterior and interior designs. Here's a sampling of some of the more significant concepts at this year's Detroit auto show....
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HANS GREIMEL

Toyoda shows playful side at Lexus unveiling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Lexus unveiled the LC 500 with a debut as memorable and emotional as the sleek, sexy coupe....
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FROM PRETENDERS TO CONTENDERS

Hyundai resists the allure of retail temples for Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Instead of requiring its dealers to build costly Genesis showrooms, Hyundai is planning to use a mix of specialty showrooms, standalone stores and hybrid stores, depending on the market. The thinking is that by saving money on capital improvements, Hyundai and its dealers will be able to invest more heavily in technology and a convenient customer experience....
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Ford skips flash, and media attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Without another supercar such as last year's GT or an aluminum pickup truck up its sleeve, Ford spent much of the Detroit auto show talking about mobility - a topic it sees as critical to its future but one that doesn't easily capture the attention of auto show media....
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JAPAN'S LUXURY PLAN

Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands....
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Acadia's stance: Less is more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's largest and hottest....
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GM delays rollout of Super Cruise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale date the company announced in September 2014. The system allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic....
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