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Maxima strategy: 5 trims, no options

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2015

When the redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima sport sedan goes on sale this summer, it will come in five trim packages — “and zero options,” says Fred Diaz, vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations....
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Chevy needs a clutch hit to make Malibu a player

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Chevy's 2016 Malibu represents an all-out bid to elevate its status in the fiercely competitive midsize sedan segment, one in which every automaker must bring its A game. "If you do it right," says GM product chief Mark Reuss, "there's an opportunity to change the brand."...
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Kia fine-tunes Optima with slight design changes, new tech

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

The 2016 Optima looks fairly similar from the outside, aside from athletic-looking creases on the hood and more angular headlight assemblies. In crafting the fourth-generation Optima, so critical to Kia's position in the U.S., the company embraced an old adage: Don't fix what isn't broken.The more substantial changes to the Optima are under the skin....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York

12:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans. But watch the runway at this year's New York auto show....
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Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of midsize sedan buyers. The 2016 Malibu, unveiled at the New York auto show today, looks to be an all-out bid by GM to lift the car from its also-ran status....
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Cadillac touts big CT6 as driver's car, answer to Germans

8:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015

Cadillac continued its comeback quest by introducing the CT6, a rear-wheel-drive sedan rivaling the Mercedes S class in size while being touted for the driving performance of a smaller car. Extensive use of aluminum allowed GM to field a model 200 pounds lighter than BMW's 5 series....
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Jaguar's revamped XF sedan slims down to boost fuel efficiency

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015

Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan has taken a big leap in refinement, weight savings and fuel efficiency. The brand unveiled the second generation of its best-seller with a spectacular high-wire stunt drive across the Thames river in London on Tuesday....
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Cadillac will fit CT6 with a new twin-turbo V6

10:48 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

Cadillac has promised that its forthcoming CT6 will form the tip of its technological spear, packing features such as an autonomous-drive system and a rearview mirror that streams video from a rear camera....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's sleek concept set to become image-carrier

Feb. 27, 2015 10:37 CET

VW will preview a coupe-styled sedan at the Geneva auto show that is set to become a production model that will attract customers from cars such as the Mercedes CLS....
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Taurus 101: It's a sales ranking, not a class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Ford rocked the auto world 30 years ago, and became a player again in the U.S. midsize sedan wars, when it replaced the slow-selling LTD with the pleasingly aerodynamic, front-wheel-drive Taurus. But the old magic is gone. The Taurus has fallen on hard times, along with the entire large sedan segment....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Ford Mondeo hybrid may benefit from diesel backlash

7:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Ford does not expect its Mondeo hybrid to be a big seller in Europe but the environmentally friendly car could benefit from a backlash in some countries against diesels due to health fears over particulate emissions....
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Mitsubishi in talks with Nissan for small sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

After dropping Renault SA as a possible partner for small- and midsize sedans, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has entered talks with Nissan Motor Corp. as an alternative source for a badly needed midsize vehicle....
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Planned Mitsubishi sedan falls victim to currency woes

7:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Punishing foreign exchange rates have torpedoed plans to add a Korea-built midsize sedan to Mitsubishi's U.S. lineup. Dealers had been banking on the sedan, sourced from a Renault-Nissan assembly plant in Busan, South Korea, since the plan was disclosed in November 2013....
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For Infiniti Q50, 'we need to give it some love' in ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Infiniti's new global ad agency will help "re-stimulate" the brand's volume leader, the Q50 sedan, this spring, nearly two years after its U.S. launch....
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Volvo may expand export markets for China-built cars beyond U.S.

Jan. 16, 2015 11:36 CET

Volvo, which will start shipping the S60L sedan to the U.S. later this year, says it could add additional export markets in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. The automaker may also consider future exports of a large china-built sedan, dubbed internally as the S90....
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Volvo mulls U.S. plant; Chinese-made 'strategic flagship' may be exported to U.S., report says

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Volvo is considering building an assembly plant in the United States and also may export a "strategic flagship" sedan made in China to the US, people familiar with the Chinese-owned automaker's plans told Reuters....
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Toyota's Scion to add first sedan to struggling lineup

9:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

Toyota's struggling Scion brand will add a sedan to its lineup for the first time as it battles slumping sales in the United States. The sedan will be introduced in April at the New York auto show along with the all-new Scion iM five-door hatchback, the brand said in a statement today....
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For Americans, SUV body style puts sedans in rearview

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

It's pretty much official: A majority of American drivers would rather sit up high in their vehicles than down close to the ground....
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GM hustles to make the Malibu competitive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Car executives typically don't talk about future models more than a year before they hit showrooms for fear of dampening enthusiasm for the current one. But in the case of the Chevrolet Malibu, there's not much enthusiasm to dampen....
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Biggest changes for 2015 Chrysler 300 are inside

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

The most noticeable changes to the refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 are inside, with the addition of a 7-inch information screen in the instrument cluster and a switch to a rotary dial shifter....
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End of the road for midsize sedans?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Talk about an epoch-making event: The midsize sedan's long, long (as in forever) run as the largest vehicle segment in the U.S. may be coming to an end....
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Ford will add Fiesta output in Russia as Focus slides

Dec. 4, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford will build the Fiesta subcompact in Russia next year as it scrambles to replace sales lost by collapsing demand for its Focus compact. The Fiesta will be produced alongside the EcoSport small SUV at Ford's third joint venture plant in Russia....
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Mitsubishi mulls Renault-Nissan based compact for Europe

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET

A new Mitsubishi compact based on a Renault-Nissan platform could be sold in Europe, Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko said. The automaker's current compact for Europe, the Lancer, has been a disappointment....
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Premium Lincoln platform could underpin new sedans, crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Ford Motor Co.'s plans for Lincoln may be even bigger than the company let on at its Sept. 29 investor day, when Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra announced plans to spend $2.5 billion on the brand and add two nameplates to its lineup....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth....
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