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Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility

Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing.

BMW tests electric 3 series

Spy shots of BMW's electric 3 series, referred to as a Tesla Model 3 fighter, have surfaced in Europe.

Future Product: German brands race to update crossovers, SUVs

German luxury brands face an existential challenge: adapting to a U.S. market increasingly dominated by SUVs and crossovers while keeping their stylish sedans relevant.

Smart: Shrunken, but still here

Smart's decision to phase out the brand's combustion engine models last year isn't helping sales.

Mini set for EV step next year

Mini will focus on updating its car-oriented product line.

BMW continues bolstering lineup with EVs

BMW readies for its larger X7 crossover as it plans electric models in every segment.

Mercedes pushes downmarket, upmarket

New entry-level premium models complement plans for more high-end performance products at Mercedes.

PSA mobility services set to expand

PSA North America will launch two mobility services in an undisclosed East Coast city in the next two months, the French automaker said.

For autonomous solutions, Nissan looks to Mars

Nissan is looking heavenward to develop autonomous driving systems.

Alliance spends big money in small ways

Electric vehicle and clean energy technologies are key investment targets for Alliance Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Bosch fosters new-school startup culture

Robert Bosch LLC is adapting to the digital age. To help make the transition and accelerate innovation, the nearly $14 billion behemoth supplier is fostering a startup culture in its work force.

BMW cuts monthly subscription prices

BMW said it is offering a new lower-price tier in its vehicle subscription program, which allows members to switch out vehicles for a monthly fee.

Crossovers feel the pressure from used market

Used-vehicle sales show no sign of slowing even in a surging economy, according to Kelley Blue Book. Even hot-selling crossovers are not immune to pressures from the used-car market.

Cities retool the mobility world

The auto industry faces a new wave of regulations as cities trying to combat rising congestion and pollution become more assertive in shaping the ways their residents move about.

Millennials are design, technology change agents

For automakers, millennials are a "market pressure that is creating the need to change," says Pom Malhotra, director of connected vehicles and data at Audi of America.

Attorney sees industry input as key to safety standards

UPDATED: 7/30/18 3:58 pm ET

The framework for auto safety regulations should be coming from auto industry insiders, an industry lawyer contends.

New heart of the car: The GPU

Computing technology is transforming the $10 trillion transportation industry. And at the heart of that transformation is the graphics processing unit, a top Nvidia executive said.

EV beckons, but many suppliers wait

Automakers are bullish on bringing new electric vehicles to market. But their suppliers aren't so sure yet.

Innovation sells cars

BMW promotes culture of collaboration with its suppliers.

Mercedes-Benz adds new entry point to Canadian lineup with A-class sedan

The compact A-class sedan, targeted at millennial buyers, will nudge out the CLA as Mercedes' entry-level product in North America. Canadian pricing hasn't been announced, but the car is packed with technology

Mercedes-Benz adds new entry point to U.S. lineup with A-class sedan

The compact A-class sedan, targeted at millennial buyers, will nudge out the CLA as Mercedes' entry-level product in the U.S. The A class is expected to be priced in the low $30,000s.

Automakers turn to third parties to set up EV charging networks

The rest of the auto industry is steering clear of Tesla's capital- and time-intensive strategy of creating a charging infastructure.

David Ellis

Helped create a tiered pay plan for the sales team that boosted volume 10 percent year-over-year.

McLaren's 600LT isn't your boulevard cruiser

The 600LT, billed as the lightest, most powerful and quickest road-legal Sports Series McLaren, debuted at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England.

McLaren, with eye on electric power, plans $2.1 billion product push

McLaren Automotive plans to invest $2.1 billion as it prepares to launch 18 new cars by 2025, with electrification a cornerstone of the engineering and product push.


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