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BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21
BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car. ...


Audi's latest compact sporty SUV to be part of TT family
April 20, 2014 15:55 CET
An offroad compact SUV concept that hints at Audi's fifth SUV model most likely will carry a name under the TT family, rather than Q4, as previously reported by the media ...


BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship
April 20, 2014 00:00 CET
BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series. ...


PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange. ...


Renault uses Formula One to win Chinese buyers
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18
Renault is using Formula One to promote its brand in China ahead of the French automaker opening its first car factory in the world's biggest auto market. ...


BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction
April 17, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. ...


Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA
April 15, 2014 13:48 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, ...


Ford expects boost from EcoSport SUV
April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its EcoSport small SUV could become one of the company's best-sellers in Europe if it receives enough product supply from India. ...


Land Rover plans 3-pronged attack
April 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Land Rover says it plans to better distinguish its SUV offerings by creating three distinct model lines. ...


Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal
April 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an ...


Ford unveils upscale S-Max concept with Vignale badge
April 9, 2014 13:19 CET
Ford has unveiled a concept previewing an upscale Vignale variant of its S-Max large minivan, the second vehicle to receive the trim line after the Mondeo sedan. ...


Views mixed on DS's chances as stand-alone brand
April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS marque to become a stand-alone brand that can compete with premium German carmakers' products. Market watchers, howe ...


How PSA lured Tavares
April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Carlos Tavares' disclosure that he didn't want to remain No. 2 at Renault got him fired, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automa ...


How high-revving PSA CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn around Europe's second-largest automaker
April 7, 2014 06:15 CET
New PSA CEO Carlos Tavares faces a number of big challenges in his new job including halting losses, reducing bloated lineups, boosting PSA's presence in China and adjust ...


BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range
March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations. ...


Nissan moves Qashqai upmarket
March 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the first-generation crossover. ...


Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share
March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now. ...


Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share
12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 per ...


Toyota reconfirms commitment to PSA minicar alliance
March 7, 2014 08:43 CET
Toyota reconfirmed its commitment to its minicar alliance with PSA even though the French automaker has agreed a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng. ...


PSA boss Tavares wants DS to become stand-alone brand
March 4, 2014 14:09 CET
Incoming PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS range to become a stand-alone brand as the automaker seeks to promote its upscale product o ...


Tavares's message to PSA execs: Make money
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4
Incoming PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants profitability to be the key priority for the ailing French automaker. ...


Alfa unlikely to get Mazda-made roadster, sources say
March 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat or its Abarth performance subbrand are likely to get a roadster from Mazda instead of Alfa Romeo, sources say. ...


Citroen aims to pioneer 'pay-per-use' leasing scheme for C4 Cactus
March 3, 2014 06:15 CET
Citroen plans to be the first automaker in Europe to offer a "pay-per-use" leasing scheme with the launch of the new C4 Cactus. The scheme mirrors plans offered by mobile ...


Google poised to have strong presence in connected car
Feb. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
There will be more Google in your next car. That was the clear message automakers gave at the recent International CES, the world's largest consumer electronic fair in La ...


BMW development chief Diess says internal synergies key to premium strategy
Feb. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW plans to strengthen internal synergies between its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands as it aims to make permanent its nine-year reign as the world's No. 1 premium auto ...


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