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BMW will unveil redesigned, upgraded models in China as sales slow

July 17, 2015 12:56 CET

BMW will unveil a new 7-series sedan, an upgraded version of the 3 series and cheaper versions of the X5 and X6 SUVs in China this year. The company is aiming to shore up weak sales and raise its competitiveness against German rival Mercedes in the market....
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Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles....
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DS brand set to launch flagship sedan in 2018

July 10, 2015 06:15 CET

DS Automobiles will launch a flagship sedan code-named the DS8 in 2018, a company source said. The sedan will incorporate styling cues from the original DS model launched in 1955, the Numero 9 concept unveiled in 2012 and the Divine DS concept shown at last year's Paris auto show....
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BMW expands its minivan family with 2-series GT

July 10, 2015 06:15 CET

BMW is expaning further beyond its roots as a maker of sporty sedans with the 2-series Gran Tourer, its second front-wheel-drive compact minivan after the 2-series Active Tourer. With the 2-series GT, BMW seeks to win conquest sales from buyers looking for a more premium offering than minivans such as the Volkswagen Touran or Ford C-Max....
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Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

July 6, 2015 16:34 CET

Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. The Talisman is a "refined sedan with an assertive design," Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the car's unveiling....
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Renault says Talisman midsize sedan has 'racy' design, innovative technologies

July 6, 2015 08:28 CET

Renault says its new Talisman midsize car has robust and racy lines and delivers "intense driving enjoyment." The Talisman, which replaces the Laguna and Latitude cars, will have a key role in taking the brand upmarket by offering near-premium features....
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VW's Seat brand set to launch small SUV in 2017

June 29, 2015 21:34 CET

VW Group Spanish subsidiary Seat plans to launch a subcompact SUV/crossover by the end of 2017 as part of its effort to be sustainably profitable, a company source said....
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Audi makes key A4 model longer and lighter

June 29, 2015 14:23 CET

Audi released details and pictures of its new-generation A4, whose success will be crucial to the automaker's goal of passing BMW as the world's top-selling premium brand. The new A4 is slightly larger than the current model, which is Audi's global best-seller, but is lighter and has a more spacious interior....
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BMW, Toyota move ahead on sports car with agreement on platform

June 29, 2015 14:58 CET

BMW and Toyota have moved a step further on a project to jointly develop a midsize sports car with an agreement on common underpinnings for the model. The two carmakers outlined plans for the sports car in early 2013....
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Alfa unveils high-performance Giulia

June 24, 2015 18:42 CET

The Alfa Romeo Giulia's most sporty version will offer more power than rival models from BMW and Mercedes because it will use Maserati's Ferrari-derived 510-hp V-6 engine. Dubbed the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the car was unveiled Wednesday at the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, Italy....
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Alfa Romeo will launch top Giulia version first as BMW M3 fighter

June 23, 2015 21:10 CET

Alfa Romeo will unveil the range-topping version of its new Giulia sedan. The car is called the Giulia Quadrifoglio and it will be a competitor to the BMW M3 and Audi RS 4....
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Fiat Chrysler could win merger partner with Alfa Romeo revival

June 23, 2015 16:10 CET

The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be the lynchpin of the brand's turnaround plan and potentially an opportunity to attract a cash-rich merger partner for Alfa parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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Alfa Romeo readies unveiling of key Giulia midsize sedan

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan, which will be unveiled Wednesday, is crucial to the struggling brand's revival. The Giulia will sit on Alfa's new rear-wheel/all-wheel-drive Giorgio platform and offer high-performance engines, including a Maserati-derived V-6....
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Renault's Duster Oroch heralds push into pickups

June 19, 2015 10:46 CET

Renault unveiled the Duster Oroch no-frills pickup truck aimed at the Latin American market as the automaker bets on resilient demand in the region and hopes to build on the success of its Duster SUV....
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Fiat's new Aegea-based compact will be frugal, brand boss Francois says

June 17, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat brand chief Olivier Francois says a new compact model based on the Aegea concept will be a “frugal, well-built and practical car.” Fiat will roll out the Aegea starting in November as a replacement for the Bravo hatchback and Linea sedan....
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Citroen mulls Mehari revival to add fun to the brand

June 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Citroen is considering a revival of its iconic Mehari lightweight utility car to help give the brand a “fun” image, CEO Linda Jackson said....
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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider starts at $65,495

6:39 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2015

Pricing for the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will start at $65,495, with U.S. sales of the hand-built convertible expected to begin in August, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said today....
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Ford's sleek new S-Max gets tech boost

June 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford has given its new S-Max a wide array of advanced technologies and a sleeker design. The S-Max is the first Ford worldwide to offer a speed limiting system that scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within legal speed limits....
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UK niche carmaker Bristol to use BMW power for new model

June 10, 2015 06:01 CET

UK niche automaker Bristol Cars said its first new car since it was bought out of bankruptcy in 2011 will be a grand tourer that uses a BMW hybrid engine. The model will launch in the autumn, Bristol said....
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Tesla Model X deliveries will start in 3-4 months, CEO says

June 10, 2015 09:34 CET

Tesla will begin deliveries of the Model X SUV in three to four months, keeping close to the timeline the electric carmaker laid out earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said....
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Jaguar says XE has BMW-beating dynamics

June 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar engineers have focused on the ride and handling of the new XE sedan in a bid to outclass rivals such as the BMW 3 series. Jaguar claims the XE is the “best driver's car” in its class....
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Audi CEO Stadler focuses on SUVs, sees no need for minivans

June 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi is investing heavily as part of its effort to overtake BMW as the world's largest premium automaker. CEO Rupert Stadler is particularly bullish about Audi's fast-growing SUV lineup, as he explained to Automotive News Europe....
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American Honda 'big winner' in annual 'Car Wars' report

4:19 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2015

American Honda, poised to redesign nearly all of its nameplates through the 2019 model year, is likely to gain U.S. market share in the next four years, according to the annual “Car Wars” report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch....
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Fiat Chrysler delays many future vehicle programs

4:58 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has in the past year delayed the redesign or release of at least a dozen current or new vehicles in North America including the Ram 1500 and the Jeep Wrangler, suppliers familiar with the company's plans told Reuters....
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Opel says new Astra will be smaller but roomier than the current car

June 1, 2015 17:17 CET

Opel released details and pictures of its next-generation Astra compact car that will be key in helping the GM brand return to profitability in Europe. The Astra will have new infotainment and lighting technologies to help it compete better against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus....
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