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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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DS will challenge established premium brands

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET

DS may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes the upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment has to offer within two decades, as he explained to Automotive News Europe....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

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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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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Honda to unwrap retooled 2016 Civic sedan on Sept. 16

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

Honda says the 10th generation of the venerable Civic compact sedan will be introduced Sept. 16 in simultaneous events in both Detroit and Los Angeles....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will another Fiat Chrysler star, or two, bow in Vegas?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

For the third time in six years, Fiat Chrysler dealers are gathering -- in private and without cellphones or cameras -- to get their first glimpses of the vehicles they soon will be asked to sell....
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Chevrolet's next-gen Equinox will be lower, sleeker

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

The next-generation Chevrolet Equinox will sport a streamlined face and lower, sleeker profile, based on recent spy photos. The shots and video, purportedly taken during hot-weather testing of the compact crossover, show a blacked-out, horizontally patterned grille with swept-back headlamps....
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Prius' dramatic redesign comes into focus

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

New spy shots reveal a dramatic front and rear design of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius, set to debut in Las Vegas on Sept. 8....
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Infiniti stretches QX50 into 'new model'

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

Infiniti's re-engineered QX50 wheelbase creates a functional rear seat where consumers previously saw none....
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Aston Martin performs emission balancing act

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

Aston Martin will bring an electric version of its four-door Rapide to market in two years. CEO Andy Palmer, speaking at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, said the electric Rapide would be followed by an electric version of the DBX crossover by the end of the decade....
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'17 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe adds power, price

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

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe will cost around $10,000 more than the outgoing model. Although pricing hasn't been announced, the automaker says it will begin in the low $70,000s. Pricing for the outgoing 2015 model starts at $63,925, including shipping....
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M-B gives a peek at 4-seat S-class convertible

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

Mercedes-Benz last week pulled back the curtain on an open-top model based on the new S-class coupe. The S-class cabriolet is the sixth model in the S-class family. It will be introduced next month at the Frankfurt auto show and is scheduled to go on sale in the first half of 2016....
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Audi plans EV crossover to fight Tesla Model X

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

The e-tron quattro concept that Audi plans to unveil next month at the Frankfurt auto show will preview the brand's upcoming Tesla Model X-fighter. A teaser photo and some details of the electric four-seat crossover, likely to be called the Q6, were released last week. Production will start in 2018....
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Kia preps a coupelike Sportage

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

Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and a more upscale interior. The new crossover will have Kia's “most refined, highest-quality cabin to date,” and a “bold, progressive design,” Kia said. The fourth-generation Sportage will be unveiled next month at the Frankfurt auto show and will debut in 2016....
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Toyota's redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid exposed during photo shoot

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015

Toyota's redesigned Prius is still weeks away from its global debut, but new spy photos captured this week give the clearest look yet at the fourth-generation hybrid. Caught during a photo shoot in Malibu, Calif., the latest shots reveal the dramatic front and rear design of the 2016 Prius, set to debut in Las Vegas on Sept. 8....
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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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Mercedes teases 2017 AMG C63 coupe

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz released a teaser image and video of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe that features a white vehicle ripping around the sharp curves of a test track, with only the roar of the 503-hp, V8 biturbo engine as the soundtrack....
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Mercedes-Benz readies 4-seat S-class cabriolet

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz lifted the veil partially on an all-new, open-top cabriolet based on the new S-class coupe that went on sale earlier this year. Mercedes says it will also be the first S-class cabriolet with four seats since 1971....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

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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Woodward Dream Cruise sights and sounds: A wild celebration of car culture

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

The Woodward Dream Cruise in metro Detroit may be a one-day affair, but that doesn't stop automakers and enthusiasts from celebrating car culture for several days before the main event....
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Cadillac 'definitely' bringing diesels to U.S. in several years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Cadillac will launch diesel-powered models in the U.S. early in the next decade, said the brand's president, Johan de Nysschen....
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Special edition M4 concept touts BMW tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

BMW is showcasing new technologies on a concept version of the first special edition M4 coupe, which it showed last week....
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Updated Tacoma gets timing right

3:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Toyota's all-new 2016 Tacoma couldn't be hitting the market at a better time, as consumers have rediscovered their appetite for compact trucks. So where are these buyers coming from?...
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Redesigned Mercedes C-class coupe gets sleeker roofline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

The redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe, with C300 and C300 4MATIC models, is based on the redesigned C-class sedan that debuted in 2014. The coupe shares interior design with the sedan but has a distinct exterior design with a lower, sleeker roofline....
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Concept could hint at Hyundai luxe coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Hyundai Motor Co.'s Vision G concept with self-opening doors, unveiled in Los Angeles ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, signals that a coupe may be next to join the brand's luxury-car lineup of the Genesis and Equus sedans....
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