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New BMW 7 series focuses on comfort to beat S class

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW believes its latest 7 series offers levels of comfort that will help it close the gap with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S class, especially in the key China market where wealthy executives prize comfort features above driving dynamics....
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Smart ForTwo takes on more American dimensions

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015

The bite-size Smart ForTwo may have a European flavor, but the third-generation model coming to the U.S. in September was cooked up using plenty of American ingredients. All of the key changes to the 2016 model -- increased width, new transmission choices, and more substantial styling -- were made primarily with the U.S. in mind....
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Renault touts Talisman wagon's upscale features

Aug. 27, 2015 11:40 CET

Renault is touting upscale features and a roomy interior for the wagon version of its new Talisman midsize model line. The Talisman wagon is a key launch for Renault because 54 percent of sales in Europe's midsize segment are that bodystyle....
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Kia releases Sportage pictures ahead of show debut

Aug. 27, 2015 10:30 CET

Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The fourth-generation Sportage gets a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help it boost its competitiveness in the tough compact SUV segment....
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Dodge Barracuda convertible, next-gen Charger among surprises for FCA dealers in Las Vegas

10:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler dealers meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday were wowed by a parade of new products coming to their dealerships, including a Dodge Barracuda convertible and a swoopy next-generation Dodge Charger said to resemble a popular 1999 concept designed by Tom Gale....
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Mercedes aims to expand crossover appeal with tech, right-hand drive GLC

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will generate higher sales than the GLK it replaces because of softer design, additional comfort features and the availability of right-hand-drive in key markets....
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Jaguar touts F-Pace's driving dynamics

Aug. 26, 2015 10:37 CET

Jaguar said its new F-Pace will offer driving dynamics "unlike anything else in the segment" as the UK brand, which is known for its sports cars, takes aim at the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 with its first SUV-styled crossover....
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Suzuki will add Baleno hatchback to its European lineup

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki plans to expand its European lineup with the Baleno subcompact hatchback that will be sold as a slightly larger and more practical alternative to its Swift, the company's top-seller in the region....
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Mercedes GLC seeks to widen appeal with tech, right-hand drive

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will sell more than the GLK it replaces thanks to a softer design, more comfort features and availability in right-hand-drive markets....
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Tesla strikes again at Pebble Beach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

If there is one constant as of late at the 65-year-old Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it is this: Everyone wants to talk about Tesla....
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VW delays revamp of Phaeton flagship in profit push, report says

Aug. 21, 2015 10:51 CET

Volkswagen is delaying the introduction of the new Phaeton as the automaker seeks to improve returns on the upscale sedan by lowering production and material costs, Bloomberg reported....
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Sleeker 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased in sketch

11:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015

Hyundai is trying to stir up excitement for the 2017 Elantra with the release of a teaser sketch of the re-engineered vehicle. The sketch revels the Elantra has a longer nose and sleeker lines, borrowing cues from Hyundai's Genesis luxury sedan....
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Audi teases Tesla Model X fighter, says launch planned for 2018

Aug. 19, 2015 11:06 CET

Audi issued a teaser picture and some details of an all-electric SUV that it will launch to rival the upcoming Tesla Model X. The SUV will have a range of more than 500km (310 miles) and will go into production in 2018 as the brand's first volume electric car, Audi said....
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Mazda makes new MX-5 lighter, more agile

Aug. 19, 2015 06:01 CET

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 represents the biggest step to date in the roadster's development. The car's program manager said the new MX-5 is smaller, safer, lighter, more agile and more efficient than its predecessor....
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Aston aims to launch 800-hp, all-electric Rapide in 2 years

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Aston Martin is betting that even James Bond won't mind an 800-hp electric car. The longtime builder of British sports cars will bring an all-electric version of its four-door Rapide to market in two years, CEO Andy Palmer confirmed to Automotive News....
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Kia gives Sportage sleeker look, upscale interior

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help the model compete better in the tough compact SUV segment. The new Sportage will have Kia's "most refined, highest-quality cabin to date," the automaker said. The SUV will debut next month in Frankfurt....
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Shelby to market 50 Daytona re-creations

7:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Shelby American has re-created the historic U.S. racecar that knocked Ferrari off its pedestal in 1965 -- the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe -- for a limited run of 50 cars....
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Mazda fears capacity constraints for new CX-3

Aug. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Mazda executives believe the CX-3's responsive handling, distinctive design and segment-first equipment will make it tough to keep up with expected demand in Europe....
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Hyundai shows luxury aims with 'Vision G' coupe

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Hyundai has built its luxury-car lineup around sedans such as the Genesis and Equus. On Tuesday, by unveiling a slinky coupe concept with self-opening doors, Hyundai signaled that a coupe may be next on its agenda....
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Honda positions HR-V as compact SUV to justify higher price

Aug. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Honda is positioning and pricing its new HR-V in Europe to compete in the compact SUV segment, even though it is built on the same subcompact platform as the Jazz hatchback....
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AvtoVAZ CEO Andersson foresees sales surge from key Lada debuts

Aug. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Former General Motors purchasing chief Bo Andersson faced a massive task when he was hired to turn around AvtoVAZ, Russia's automotive giant, two years ago. Despite the challenge of a slumping Russian market, Andersson is bullish about the future of the company that builds Lada cars....
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Tesla struggles with new SUV's 'artsy' middle seat

Aug. 6, 2015 10:57 CET

Elon Musk ratcheted back Tesla's sales targets and said the company is facing challenges with seats and other interior pieces on the company's first SUV, the Model X....
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BMW CEO Krueger hints at new 'i' car

Aug. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger hinted that the automaker may be considering a new electric car positioned between the i3 and the i8. The car could be called the i5 and would be a Tesla Model S rival, reports said....
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Range Rover Evoque lookalike goes on sale in China

Aug. 5, 2015 11:22 CET

An SUV that resembles the Range Rover Evoque will go on sale in China this week at nearly a third of the price. About 5,500 people have put down deposits for the Landwind X7, which starts at $21,700....
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Why Fiat brand chief Francois says next compact will be like Ikea

Aug. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Olivier Francois, Fiat brand's CEO, told Automotive News Europe that the Italian automaker's upcoming Aegea compact hatchback and station wagon for Europe will be “like Ikea, affordable but smart.”...
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