Design

China business helps Pininfarina to cut its first-half loss

Aug. 4, 2014 13:05 CET
Pininfarina had an operating loss of 4.5 million euros in the first six months, 1.8 million euros less than in the same period last year....
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Lincoln seeks styling edge with MKC liftgate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The wraparound liftgate on the 2015 Lincoln MKC is unlike those on most crossovers. Because the MKC's liftgate has such a complex, curvy shape, it must make a three-stop odyssey before being attached to the vehicle at Ford Motor Co.'s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky....
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Ford F-150 targets mpg title with super fuel economy option

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 coming from Ford Motor Co. this fall will try to recapture fuel economy bragging rights from Chrysler's Ram 1500 by offering a "super fuel economy" or SFE package....
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VW bids adios to Eos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Volkswagen will kill the Eos convertible after the end of its production run in May, reports from headquarters and suppliers indicate....
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Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge for sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Aston Martin will revive its Lagonda nameplate with a limited-edition sedan designed for sale exclusively in the Middle East....
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'Our goal is to set the standard'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz is trying something new with the redesigned 2015 C-class sedan. The car is assembled at the Mercedes plant in Alabama and its base engine is built by Infiniti in Tennessee. Also, the C class looks like a smaller version of the S-class sedan, and it has the optional $2,800 Intelligent Drive package of integrated safety features....
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Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars evaluated....
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European luxury makers trim platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
European luxury brands are developing new architectures that will underpin replacements for today's models and allow faster development of new ones....
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Entry lux from Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Land Rover is creating a family of affordable SUVs under the Discovery nameplate aimed at entry luxury buyers. Range Rover nameplates will continue as the second family of vehicles covering the high end....
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End of Volvo product drought is near

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
It's been a rough road for Volvo for the past few years, but that's about to change, with six new vehicles coming in the next three years. And CEO Hakan Samuelsson promises that the Swedish brand will "have a lot of variants."...
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BMW 7 series to launch new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW will launch its next wave of rear-wheel-drive cars on a new platform called 35up. The platform will be used for the 3, 5, 6 and 7-series cars starting with the redesigned 7 series next year. The 5-series sedan and 5-series GT wagon will use the platform about 18 months later....
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Mopar, 3M team up for Jeep map decals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
It usually takes years to develop an automotive product and get it to market. But, occasionally, a good idea, a few months, a good supplier relationship and a phone call from the back of a minivan are all it takes....
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Acura TLX aims to balance size, performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Acura has an ambitious mandate for its new TLX: Replace two outgoing sedans and claw back some prestige for the brand. The TLX replaces the mid-sized TL and compact TSX sedans in Acura's lineup....
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Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture....
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For Smart, ForTwo is the 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Smart ForTwo is being redesigned and it comes to the United States in August 2015. Smart decided not to sell the slightly larger four-seat ForFour in the United States. The ForFour goes on sale in Europe late this year, and executives say U.S. sales wouldn't be high enough to warrant the costs of homologation....
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Jaguar rolls out aluminum architecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Jaguar is moving to a new flexible aluminum architecture for future vehicles. The XE sedan debuting in October at the Paris auto show will be the first to use the architecture. It will be followed by a compact crossover. From there, Jaguar will expand its lineup....
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Mercedes bulks up in quest for crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will introduce 11 new models by 2020 as part of its aggressive plan to be the world's best-selling luxury brand in six years. Not all of those vehicles will come to the United States. Unlikely to be sold here are the smallest subcompact car and cross-overs, as well as some station wagons....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Skoda bets on sporty design to boost Fabia sales

July 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Skoda has given its Fabia subcompact a more dynamic, sharper and sportier design. The latest-generation Fabia will debut at the Paris auto show in October....
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Global product expert in Lincoln driver's seat

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford CEO Mark Fields, in his first major personnel move since taking over, announced Kumar Galhotra's appointment last week among several changes in Ford's product development organization....
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Performance push from Japan's Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- and their upscale offshoots -- are out to change the "reliable but unexciting" impression with several high-performance halo cars....
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Buick's Envision

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Buick last week previewed the Envision crossover, center, a vehicle developed specifically for China, though sources say a U.S. version will be ready in the second half of 2015 as a '16 model....
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Nissan vows to keep it quirky after cutting Cube

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
After dropping two polarizing nameplates for 2015 -- the Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet -- Nissan pledges to add an "iconic" design to keep its lineup quirky....
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VW plans Apple-like model updates

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Volkswagen AG plans to mimic the fast-paced rollouts of products made by the likes of Apple Inc. to adapt quicker to changing customer demands for technology in its vehicles....
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Mike Alexander, legendary custom-car builder, dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Mike Alexander, half of a Detroit-area brother duo who became famous for their custom cars, died July 18. He was 80....
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Can GM sustain a quicker product pace?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
General Motors' product cadence has officially escaped the post-bankruptcy doldrums. Now the challenge is to keep it humming....
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