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Helped create a tiered pay plan for the sales team that boosted volume 10 percent year-over-year.

McLaren's 600LT isn't your boulevard cruiser

The 600LT, billed as the lightest, most powerful and quickest road-legal Sports Series McLaren, debuted at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England.

McLaren, with eye on electric power, plans $2.1 billion product push

McLaren Automotive plans to invest $2.1 billion as it prepares to launch 18 new cars by 2025, with electrification a cornerstone of the engineering and product push.

McLaren, with eye on electric power, plans US$2.1 billion product push

McLaren Automotive, which saw record Canadian sales in 2017, plans to invest US$2.1 billion as it prepares to launch 18 new cars by 2025, with electrification a cornerstone of the engineering and product push.

Mercedes plans more pop-up stores

Mercedes wants to give consumers a no-pressure shopping environment where they can simply see what a Mercedes is.

Volvo plans car-sharing in 2019

UPDATED: 7/5/18 5:49 pm ET - corrected

Volvo's new M venture will make vehicles available to consumers for short-term use.

LUXURY: BMW takes top spot; supplier disruption hampers Mercedes

A supplier fire that hobbled SUV production cost Mercedes-Benz the top spot in the luxury U.S. sales race in June.

Daimler plans latest innovation center in Atlanta's Buckhead

UPDATED: 7/2/18 8:58 am ET - adds detail

The center will allow the Mercedes-Benz parent to tap into the entrepreneurial instincts of its employees, who are encouraged to come up with new ideas that are generally not related to car design.

Volvo's new U.S. factory starts racing the clock

Volvo just threw the switch to launch its South Carolina assembly plant. But it has its eye on a bigger goal in 36 months.

Volvo readies an American-made S60

Volvo's upcoming made-in-America S60 will target younger buyers and hold the promise of diverse powertrains.

Volvo's S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes

The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sport sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and its first new-generation model to be sold without a diesel variant.

BMW makes X4 sportier, roomier for 2019

BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

BMW makes X4 sportier, roomier for 2019

BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

GM's new CFO embodies change

GM's pick for its next CFO is a 39-year-old native of India who has been in the thick of change at the automaker.

Porsche throws a 70th birthday bash

On June 8, the automaker marked its 70th birthday with celebrations around the United States, with Porsche Cars North America and its U.S. dealers hosting Sportscar Together Day events for owners and the public.

Just arrived: 2019 BMW X4

A look at the newly-arrived 2019 BMW X4

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck...

Mercedes-Benz previews a Tesla fighter, the EQA

Mercedes-Benz released a video of its its Tesla Model 3 competitor that signals the EQA hatchback, like the concept, will feature blue LED stripes along the side and back, and an LED nose panel.

Mercedes throws down the gauntlet with subscription program

Mercedes joins the subscription craze with a bang -- undercutting the luxury competition on price.

Porsche christens first electric the Taycan

Porsche's first full-electric sports car won't hit the streets until next year but the Mission E concept now has a street-legal name: Taycan.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck...

Mercedes USA launches subscription service

Mercedes-Benz launched its vehicle subscription service on Tuesday, taking on Porsche, BMW and Cadillac with a lower monthly price.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA'S DIETMAR EXLER: Prepping for the A class

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is excited about the A-class sedan coming this year. The new entry-level model is said to bristle with technology, including a new multimedia system, and is targeted at millennial buyers.

Service techs to Porsche: Do you see what I see?

Porsche just went live with a smart glasses approach to linking shop technicians with the home office to peer into owners' cars.

VW/AUDI: More lift from crossovers

The Volkswagen brand's U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May, powered by new and redesigned crossovers.


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