Tag: Overseas

Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […]

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Bigger Blazer Appears in Colorado

The jury’s out on whether General Motors will foist an SS version of its new-for-2019 Chevrolet Blazer on Americans, but some consumers stand to get an XL. An extended version of the midsize crossover is in development, adding enough mass to the vehicle’s rear for the automaker to squeeze in an extra row of chairs. […]

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Learn Your Geometry: A New Brand, and a Car to Stick in Tesla’s Craw

The ever busy Geely Auto Group unveiled both a car and a brand on Thursday, lifting the sheets off the first model sold under the Chinese auto giant’s Geometry brand — the Geometry A. Efficiency in naming seems to be part of Geely’s MO. Positioned to capture low-priced electric vehicle buyers in China, Europe, and […]

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Report: Cost-conscious Ford to Slash Russian Operations

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China’s New Buick Encore: Unusually Strong Visual Appeal, and Not Coming Here

The pint-sized Buick Encore subcompact crossover came to China in 2012, and, judging by the photo directly above, the launch of an updated model in 2016 was a splashy affair, indeed. Back in the days when General Motors was looking to rapidly grow its market share in the world’s largest car market, Chinese and American […]

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Automotive Misstep: Subaru Admits It Came in Too Hot, Removes Power From Slow-selling Model

A vehicle most American enthusiasts would want — or at least claim to want — has undergone an emergency operation. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the revamped Subaru Levorg will no longer thrill buyers in entry-level form. Counterintuitive? Definitely not, says Subaru. Apparently, the Levorg, which can best be described as a WRX wagon […]

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Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Tempts From Afar

Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda has revealed the prototype of its upcoming “urban electric vehicle” in full, providing tasty yet bittersweet catnip for eco-conscious American drivers who have neither the funds nor patience to hop aboard the Tesla train. The e Prototype, a successor to the brand’s 2017 Urban EV […]

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Russians Find the Ford EcoSport Overpriced: Report

Russia, a large country covered mostly in taiga forest and tundra, still loves the Lada 4×4 (née Niva) four decades after its launch, but Ford’s EcoSport isn’t getting the same kind of affection four years after its launch. Ford’s EcoSport, which burst onto the North American subcompact crossover scene at the beginning of the year, began […]

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Volkswagen and Ford Move Closer to an Agreement on Autonomy, Electrification, Assembly

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. continue to become more chummy with each passing day. They may even be on the cusp of sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding in June, executives are now hinting at widespread collaboration. Ford wants help in Europe and Latin America, areas awash in a sea of […]

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Volkswagen Has a Low-priced EV Plan to Keep Rivals At Bay: Report

Volkswagen doesn’t want competitors unsurping its electric car efforts, so there’s a plan afoot to give buyers what they want at a much lower price, sources claim. Two reports, citing those with knowledge of a strategy not yet approved by the automaker’s supervisory board, state the company plans to go cheaper than its upcoming line […]

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Volkswagen’s Tarok Pickup Should Give Hyundai Food for Thought

A new Volkswagen pickup for Brazil? Yawn. As much as small, cheap pickups turns this writer’s crank, the image that came to mind upon hearing news of this week’s São Paulo unveiling was a weird amalgam of the late Ford Courier and VW Fox. Then I looked at pictures of the VW Tarok concept, which […]

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Eyeing Its Ridiculously Car-heavy Lineup, Kia Promises the U.S. a New Small Crossover

A subcompact crossover will appear on U.S. shores next year, Kia claims, in order to create a new entry point below the Sportage. It’s also a vehicle consumers in India are eager to learn more about. Before you start calling it the Korean EcoSport, however, be aware that this is a new crossover, and U.S.-bound […]

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After 2019, the Only Volkswagen Convertible Will, of Course, Be an SUV

Say the words “drop-top utility vehicle” and American minds desperately conjure up memories of Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Dodge, and International Harvester models of the 1970s — anything to avoid visions of the defunct Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and somehow still alive Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet. That latter model, it should be noted, is not for everyone. In […]

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‘As Quickly As Possible’: Volkswagen Partnership Seen As Key to Ford’s Overseas Hopes

Ford Motor Company is engaged in hurried discussions with Volkswagen, with the German automaker seen as a sure-fire way to reverse falling fortunes in overseas markets. Ford needs help in Europe and Latin America, especially — a situation made clear in Thursday’s quarterly earnings report. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding with VW in June, the […]

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North American Buyers Couldn’t Prop Up Ford’s Global Business in the Last Quarter

China, Europe, and South America all conspired to sink Ford’s profits in the third quarter of 2018, with the automaker posting a 37 percent net income drop compared to the same quarter a year ago. The earnings report came the same day Ford announced the creation of a standalone Chinese business unit, Ford China. Dismal […]

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