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VW still set on Phaeton redux despite cost-cutting drive and losing $32k per car

Filed under: Volkswagen, Europe, Manufacturing/Plants, Sedan, Luxury Despite the Volkswagen Phaeton suffering poor sales and losing money, Volkswagen is committed to the idea and wants to build another generation of the luxury sedan. It could cost the company an estimated $737 million to do it, while already having the Audi A8 to fill a similar [...]

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Mitsubishi teases world premiere of new PHEV concept ahead of Geneva

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi, Europe, Crossover, Concept Cars, Hybrid Mitsubishi is teasing the world premiere of a new concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The company isn’t even revealing the name for the vehicle yet but promises the crossover has a next-gen, two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid powertrain. Continue reading [...]

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Honda to reveal production Civic Type R in Geneva

Filed under: Videos, Geneva Motor Show, Honda, Europe, Hatchback, Performance After showcasing numerous prototypes and concepts, Honda will finally take the wraps off the production-spec Civic Type R hot hatch at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Continue reading Honda to reveal production Civic Type R in Geneva Honda to reveal production Civic Type [...]

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Is Peugeot winding down its Hybrid Air project?

Filed under: Green, Citroen, Peugeot, Europe, Hybrid PSA Peugeot Citroen is combating reports in the French media that its innovative Hybrid Air system is set to be shelved. Continue reading Is Peugeot winding down its Hybrid Air project? Is Peugeot winding down its Hybrid Air project? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 [...]

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Translogic 169: Racing against Audi’s autonomous RS7

Filed under: Translogic, Videos, Audi, Europe, Autonomous, Racing Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads back to the Ascari Race Resort in Spain for an encounter with a track rival unlike any other. Watch as “Bucko” challenges “Bobby,” Audi’s autonomous Audi RS7 racecar to see who is quicker around the course. It’s a classic tale of “man [...]

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BBC erecting 30-foot tall Stig in Warsaw

Filed under: Celebrities, Marketing/Advertising, TV/Movies, Europe A 30-foot tall fiberglass statue of The Stig, built over the course of two months in England, is now traveling by truck to Poland to mark the launch of Top Gear‘s new home, BBC Brit. Continue reading BBC erecting 30-foot tall Stig in Warsaw BBC erecting 30-foot tall Stig [...]

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The List #0125: Visit the birthplace of Ferrari

Filed under: The List, Videos, Ferrari, Europe, Performance Jessi and Patrick travel to Italy to visit the literal and figurative birthplace of Ferrari, one of the world’s most storied automakers. The duo tours the Italian countryside in an all-wheel-drive Ferrari FF, making stops at Museo Ferrari in Maranello and Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in the [...]

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Ford drops Focus RS teaser ahead of Feb 3 reveal

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Ford, Europe, Hatchback, Performance Ford’s new video teaser for the upcoming Focus RS shows some of the test cars doing some big slides in the wet and dry. The clip also announces that the Blue Oval’s latest hot hatch is being unveiled on February 3. Continue reading Ford drops Focus RS [...]

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Daimler cutting Mercedes and Smart prices by 18% in Switzerland

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, smart, Car Buying, Citroen, Peugeot, Europe After the Swiss National Bank suddenly changed its foreign exchange policy, Daimler is adjusting its prices in Switzerland by 18 percent, while Peugeot SA slashes a thousand francs off its prices. Continue reading Daimler cutting Mercedes and Smart prices by 18% in Switzerland Daimler cutting Mercedes [...]

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Iveco spotted testing jacked-up Daily 4×4 in the snow

Filed under: Spy Photos, Fiat, Misc. Automakers, Europe, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, Off-Road The Ram ProMaster (née Fiat Ducato) isn’t the only Italian work van out there: Iveco has now been spotted testing a four-wheel-drive version of its Daily chassis cab in the snow. Continue reading Iveco spotted testing jacked-up Daily 4×4 in the snow Iveco [...]

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Uber’s claim to be a Euro jobs-creator is full of Volkswagen-sized holes

With Uber fighting for its life in many of the world’s most valuable markets, it’s no surprise the company is looking for any way to appeal to global regulators and consumers alike. The company’s latest tactic, currently on full display in Europe, is to tout its impact as a job creator. There’s no argument that in each [...]

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Opel Corsavan delivers small packages in a small package

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows, Opel, Vauxhall, Europe, Hatchback, Minivan/Van, Commercial Vehicles European workers who need to get small packages through narrow streets may want to check out the new Opel Corsavan, the commercial version of GM’s recently updated Euro-market hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium. Continue reading Opel Corsavan delivers [...]

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McLaren P1 GTR production model debuting in Geneva

Filed under: Videos, Geneva Motor Show, McLaren, Europe, Coupe, Performance, Supercars A new McLaren’s teaser video for the track-only P1 GTR confirms that this even-more hardcore hypercar will debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. In concept form, it benefited from a tuned version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 986 horsepower and [...]

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2015 BMW 1 Series facelift revealed [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, BMW, Europe, Hatchback, Luxury The BMW 1 Series hatchback might not be for sale in the US, but European buyers get to see a whole new look for the model later this year. The changes are modest at the front, with redesigned headlights being the most prominent tweak, but they help [...]

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2015 BMW 1 Series facelift revealed [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, BMW, Europe, Hatchback, Luxury The BMW 1 Series hatchback might not be for sale in the US, but European buyers get to see a whole new look for the model later this year. The changes are modest at the front, with redesigned headlights being the most prominent tweak, but they help [...]

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Honda Civic Type-R caught out in the cold

Filed under: Design/Style, Spy Photos, Honda, Europe, Hatchback, Performance Honda plans to release the next-gen Civic Type R some time in 2015, but until then the automaker continues to test it. The latest battery of evaluations is cold weather testing in Sweden. That meant the future hot hatch got to put on some camo and [...]

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With the Booking Now app, Booking.com (aka Goliath) just arrived to the last-minute hotel game

Look at the most popular mobile apps today and they almost certainly share one of two characteristics: extreme ease of use and high levels of personalization. It’s true of Uber, Snapchat, Instagram, Tinder, Postmates, Wish, and on, and on. Booking.com, the world’s largest accommodation site, is taking cues from these consumer favorites and looking to [...]

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