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First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming. ...


Volvo XC90 targets U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Volvo's U.S. dealerships will receive about a third of the 80,000 XC90 units built annually when the brand's redesigned flagship crossover is running at full capacity. ...


Perks program lifts struggling store's satisfaction scores, sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Land Rover San Diego is rewarding big spenders with a perks program that offers Padres baseball tickets, dry cleaning runs, preferential service times and other goodies. ...


Volvo unveils new XC90 flagship SUV
Aug. 26, 2014 14:51 CET
Volvo unveiled the new XC90, a key part of the automaker's plan to nearly double annual vehicle sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020. ...


Subaru moves to 1 platform, new generation of engine technology
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
Subaru is riding on the success of its strategy to redesign all of its vehicles primarily for the United States and equip them with competitive features. ...


Dealership group's chaplain connects with employees
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
The services of Chaplain Roy Inzunza is part of the spiritual and wellness benefits for employees of the 12-franchise dealership group. ...


Volvo teases XC90 that must raise the bar in luxury
3:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13
Volvo again is pulling some of the wraps off the redesigned XC90 crossover before its formal reveal later this month in Stockholm. ...


Supply of new Mercedes GLA will be tight
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
Mercedes-Benz USA expects its GLA compact crossover to be in short supply when the vehicle debuts in September because of the segment's growing popularity. ...


New Rolls may be a Wraith droptop
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
Rolls-Royce says a new model will go on sale by mid-2016. The model is widely believed to be a convertible version of the Wraith fastback, and likely would get a new name ...


Mercedes moves C class up and away from CLA
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9
The new-generation C-class sedan moves up in price, size and features because it's no longer the entry car into the Mercedes-Benz lineup. ...


Mercedes-Benz's autonomous driving features dominate the industry -- and will for years
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
Silicon Valley is making waves with news about self-driving cars. But the most-advanced vehicles that consumers can actually buy today came out of Mercedes-Benz in German ...


'Our goal is to set the standard'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 Infini ...


European luxury makers trim platforms
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
European luxury brands are developing new architectures that will underpin replacements for today's models and allow faster development of new ones. ...


Entry lux from Land Rover
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 o ...


End of Volvo product drought is near
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 promis ...


BMW 7 series to launch new platform
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 redesi ...


Mini: Many variants to join the lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 ...


For Smart, ForTwo is the 1
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 State ...


Jaguar rolls out aluminum architecture
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 archite ...


Mercedes bulks up in quest for crown
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
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 ...


Mercedes' rivals develop self-driving features, too
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
The luxury competition has a number of advanced self-driving features, but they aren't as integrated as what's offered by Mercedes-Benz. ...


Redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan packed with new tech
10:38 am U.S. ET | July 30
Mercedes-Benz is vying for the luxury compact crown with the redesigned 2015 C-class sedan, equipped with new technology and features trickled down from the S-class flags ...


Subaru ad blitz aims to boost Legacy sales 40%
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
Subaru is spending big with hopes of improving Legacy sales more than 40 percent in the next 12 months, as executives are confident the sixth-generation mid-sized sedan i ...


Subaru loads '15 Outback with technology
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
The redesigned 2015 Subaru Outback has more interior room, technology and comfort features than its predecessor. But it's still a conservatively styled Subaru. ...


Subaru names Jeff Walters to replace retiring U.S. sales head Cyphers
9:00 am U.S. ET | July 2 | UPDATED: 7/2/14 11:01 am ET - adds photos
Bill Cyphers, a 30-year veteran of Subaru of America and one of the key executives who helped the brand's sales skyrocket, is retiring as its senior vice president of sal ...


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