Jaguar Releases Details, Single Photo of F-Pace Crossover Before Frankfurt Debut

– Jaguar is late to the luxury-crossover game, but the new F-Pace crossover will pounce onto the scene next month, making its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show before hitting dealerships sometime during 2016 as a 2017 model. Jaguar isn’t waiting, however, to release a few details about the new cat’s claws—its chassis—as well as this image of the final product in a wild wrap, showing a few more

Dodge’s Future: Alfa-Based Barracuda Convertible, New Charger Sedan Coming Soon

– Fiat-Chrysler’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas has turned up a lot of news, some of which we saw coming and some of which we didn’t. Among the drool-worthy tidbits are those pertaining to Dodge, and what’s to become of its Charger sedan and the long-rumored Barracuda. (The ’Cuda pictured here is our artist’s rendering first published in 2013, when the car was scheduled to debut as an SRT-badged model.) According to Automotive News, Alfa Romeo’s

Ford Ranger May Return to U.S. By 2018, For Reals

– Compact-pickup buyers began pining for a new version of the venerable Ford Ranger as soon as the robots welded the trucks’ final frames four years ago, and you can count us among that lot. Now, according to anonymous big mouths in the Detroit News, Ford is not only planning to bring the global-market Ranger to America, but wants to build it in Michigan as soon as 2018. – The story breaks as Ford

Jeep Confirms Hellcat-Powered Grand Cherokee to Dealers, Reveals 0–60 Time

– Jeep gave its U.S. dealers a sneak peek at the hottest machine in its upcoming lineup: the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk. Yes, it’s real. – The Hellcat-ified Grand Cherokee, which we’ve been telling you about for a while now, was shown to Fiat-Chrysler dealers during the automaker’s annual dealership meeting in Las Vegas yesterday, Automotive News reports. As it will pack the 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 found in Dodge’s neck-snappiest

Meet the L-ATV, the U.S. Military’s Official Humvee Replacement

-The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have made their final selection for the replacement to the aging Humvee. Meet the new Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) built by Oshkosh Defense. – The decision caps off a three-year investigational phase in the military branches’ search for a new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), during which Oshkosh, Lockheed Martin, and AM General (maker of the long-serving Humvee) submitted 22 prototype vehicles


Argentina's middle class doubt election will reverse nation's decline

By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the affluent Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, where grand 19th century buildings hark back to an era of prosperity, middle class voters fear a presidential election on Sunday will do nothing to halt Argentina’s long decline. This used to be a rich country,” said Lucila Novillo, 53, who has struggled to keep her interior design business afloat over the past four years

Ex-U.N. General Assembly head, four others indicted by U.S. in bribery scheme

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and three others were formally indicted by a U.S. grand jury on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-ranging bribery scheme. John Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who was General Assembly president from 2013 to 2014, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Manhattan two weeks after his arrest. The indictment

Amer Holding Group, Porto Holding to start trading on Egypt bourse on Thursday

The two companies created by the long-mooted demerger of Egyptian real estate company Amer Group will start trading on the stock exchange on Thursday, a bourse statement said on Tuesday. Amer Group, which owns hotels, restaurants and shopping malls, had said last year it would be divided into a development business called Amer Holding Group and a smaller company named Porto Holding. Amer Holding Group, which is now responsible for

Macau billionaire in U.N. bribery case gets $50 million bail

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A billionaire real estate developer from Macau accused by U.S. authorities of bribing a former United Nations General Assembly president won the right on Friday to leave jail on a $50 million bond and live under house arrest in a luxury Manhattan apartment. Daniel Richenthal, the prosecutor, said the government may appeal the $50 million bail decision, having argued Ng “has every reason


Luxury brands perform well in Indian ecommerce market: report

Image from Four Seasons Mumbai Luxury brands must continue to optimize Web performance to succeed in the rapidly growing Indian ecommerce market, according to a new report by Catchpoint. Web pages that fail to load at an acceptable rate discourage consumers and result in fewer sales. Despite the fact that most luxury brands have content-heavy sites, many loaded significantly faster than the sites of non-luxury brands, marking an impressive feat

Karl Lagerfeld cast as fashion-forward Waldo in parody tome

Where’s Karl? illustration of Mr. Lagerfeld and Choupette Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of both Chanel and Fendi, is the star of a new picture book for adults that plays off the classic “Where’s Waldo?” series. The parody children’s book, which relies on expert observation skills to find the object of desire while also coming across additional characters embedded in the scene, was written by Stacey Caldwell and Ajiri A. Aki with

Barneys to keynote Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2015

Barneys’ SpinCycle window display Do join us at the Luxury Retail Summit in New York! Please click here to register for the third annual Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2015 on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in New York Please join us for the third annual Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2015 Wednesday, Sept. 16 in New York featuring leading specialists and top thinkers in luxury retailing and marketing. This daylong event

John Varvatos inspires risk-taking with Dark Rebel campaign

Image from John Varvatos’ Dark Rebel campaign U.S. fashion label John Varvatos is speaking to the independently minded through a digital campaign surrounding its latest fragrance Dark Rebel. A campaign video, “From Darkness Comes Light” takes the brand back to its eponymous designer’s hometown of Detroit, following a solitary male model as he traverses the dimly lit streets. This campaign enables the brand to highlight that its founder’s heritage and

Panerai dives into naval history to position Submersible Collection

Panerai image of Royal Italian Navy Richemont’s Officine Panerai is delving into its nautical past with a microsite dedicated to its Submersible Collection of timepieces. The microsite explores the brand’s 150-year history of water resistant timepieces, which dates back to its early work with the Italian Navy, through text, imagery and video. While meant to promote the new Luminor Submersible, this microsite will likely appeal to all Panerai enthusiasts as