English Press / Presse anglaise
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In BMW's Super Bowl spot, the brand is casting its electric i3 hatchback as an ahead-of-its-time concoction that needs some explaining -- just like the Internet back in 1994.
Financial Times - il y a 4 heures 43 min
Autonomous driving based on complex software attracts new entrants including Google
Porsche is working to increase supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to US dealers in 2015. Wait times for Macan buyers have been six months or more since it went on sale last May.
After its U.S. market share fell to the lowest level since 1978, Volvo has put its global product strategy chief in charge of North America and significantly boosted its marketing budget in preparation for an upcoming blitz of new vehicles.
Publicly traded U.S.-based auto retailers continued to build shareholder value in 2014, while global automakers and suppliers returned to earth.
To get a read on the visual appeal of this year's Detroit auto show, we sought a designer's perspective on the Ford GT, Chevy Bolt and Infiniti Q60.
Tamara Darvish, a well-known face of the DARCARS dealership group, filed a lawsuit against her father, John Darvish Sr., and the company he founded. The suit will have a ripple effect on the chain's 22 dealerships, experts say.
Building an elaborate pregame hype machine reflects a growing trend among Super Bowl advertisers: To get the most bang for the buck from the biggest advertising event of the year, use social media early and often -- emphasis on "early."
Competition has heated up, the Jetta and Passat have cooled off, and with back-to-back yearly declines, VW has missed out on a key boom period in US auto sales -- a sore spot with dealers who made big bets on sustained sales growth.
When Jeep introduced the Compass -- and later, its platform mate, the Patriot -- with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmissions, it was derided by the faithful as an affront to the brand's off-road heritage.
Nissan and its luxury Infiniti sibling have mellowed in their message of cutting-edge future products as 2015 begins. Missing from talking points this month at the Detroit auto show was any discussion of recent racy concepts.
Nissan has a new strategy for scratching out a piece of Detroit's full-size pickup market: It will stop chasing cowboys. And it will instead think about Roman gladiators, Spartacus, NFL football players, and maybe even flesh-eating zombies.
Sonic Automotive Inc. plans to buy more dealerships in 2015 than the four it bought last year.
Dealers expect 2015 to be another good year, though perhaps not quite as good as 2014.
Over the next few years, Hyundai plans to remove CD players from mainstream cars such as the Elantra and Sonata as it rolls out an infotainment system called Display Audio that's built around Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto interfaces.
Suppliers try to look over the horizon and craft new features and equipment for autos.
Keith McCluskey put on steroids the Apple Inc.-like approach that many dealers are using to modernize their customers' experience.
A plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance to supply Mitsubishi dealers with a mid-sized sedan has stalled, according to a senior US Mitsubishi executive.
A plan for Nissan to supply Mitsubishi dealers with a mid-sized sedan has stalled, according to a senior U.S. Mitsubishi executive.
Hyundai is less than a year away from redesigning the Elantra compact car, its most popular US model.
China car times
French press / Presse française
- Le marché automobile européen devrait poursuivre sa reprise, mais à un rythme modéré (1/2)
- Le comité d'entreprise de Porsche veut exclure tout licenciement économique dans 4 de ses usines jusqu'en 2020
- Précisions sur la Porsche Pajun
- Opel prévoit de lancer une version électrique de la Karl
- Ford aurait porté sa part de marché en Allemagne à 6,9 %
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