Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST 2019 Jeep Cherokee gets new engine, a nip and tuck http://www.autonews.com/article/20180116/OEM03/180119786/2019-jeep-cherokee-detroit-auto-show Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Jeep's midsize SUV, the Cherokee, gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 engine, a new face and a number of fixes as part of an extensive freshening for the 2019 model year. China's GAC sets U.S. launch for 2019, will recruit dealers at NADA convention http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM/180119792/gac-sets-us-launch-set-for-2019-will-recruit-dealers-nada-convetion Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:14:55 EST After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention. Ford Mustang 700+ horsepower Shelby GT500 http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119783/ford-to-hatch-most-powerful-street-legal-mustang-under-shelby-badge Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:25:00 EST Ford next year will launch its most powerful street-legal Mustang ever: a 700+ horsepower Shelby GT500. For Zetsche, an inspection and reunion at BMW http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119784/for-zetsche-an-inspection-and-reunion-at-bmw Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:49:04 EST On his walkaround of the Detroit auto show floor late Monday, Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche stopped in at rival BMW, chatted up an old colleague and checked out some new competition. BMW, Mercedes-Benz to test subscription services in U.S. http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL01/180119785/bmw-mercedes-to-test-subscription-services-in-us Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:32:11 EST Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM05/180119788/electric-vehicles-global-china-investment Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:56:09 EST Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing. NADA President Peter Welch says uncertainty about tax bill clouds forecast for new car sales http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL07/180119789/jury-is-still-out-on-impact-of-tax-law-nadas-welch-says Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:18:39 EST NADA President Peter Welch says the law resolved many concerns dealers had during legislative negotiations, specifically about the deductibility of floorplanning interest, but he says the law's complexity still leaves key questions about the... Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL03/180119790/toyota-makes-big-super-bowl-ad-buy-lexus-returns-with-black-panther Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:47:15 EST Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots. Lexus also will advertise in the game for the second year in a row Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM/180119797/saudi-aramco-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:23:34 EST Amid the flurry to showcase future electric vehicle offerings at the Detroit auto show, one booth stands alone: Saudi Arabian Oil Co., otherwise known as Aramco. Fiat Chrysler could be net cash positive by June, CEO Sergio Marchionne says http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM01/180119791/fiat-chrysler-could-be-net-cash-positive-by-june-sergio-marchionne Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:34:16 EST Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could, by June, finally join other major automakers that have more cash on hand than debt on their books, while the company's next CEO won't be revealed until late this year. Pickups are the new flagships of Detroit http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119863/pickups-new-flagships-detroit Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal. CEO in the house http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119793/ceo-in-the-house Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:12:55 EST Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, center, listens alongside senior company executives during the automaker's press conference to introduce the 2019 Ram pickup at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in... Another 'utility' trophy for Volvo http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119818/another-utility-trophy-for-volvo Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:33:53 EST Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, poses with the award for North American Utility Vehicle of the Year for the 2018 Volvo XC60 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. Lincoln takes a top prize http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119819/lincoln-takes-a-top-prize Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:25:32 EST Kumar Galhotra,andnbsp;head ofandnbsp;Lincoln Motor Co., accepts the Honda's big win http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119820/hondas-big-win Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:19:49 EST Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the automobile division of American Honda Motor Co. Kia Forte unveiled at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119794/kia-forte-gains-fuel-efficiency-polish-for-2019 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:33 EST Design cues from Kia's Stinger sport sedan have made their way to the third-generation Kia Forte sedan and the compact car is receiving an engineering overhaul that improves fuel economy and powertrain refinement. Infiniti concept introduced at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119824/infiniti-concept-introduced-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:15:00 EST The Infiniti Q Inspiration foreshadows the next Q70 with a smaller engine compartment and a more luxurious cabin Lightweight materials randd facility showcased in Detroit http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM10/180119806/lighweight-metals-rd-comau-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:15:12 EST A $50 million randd operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show. Sketch it white http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119795/sketch-it-white Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:33:29 EST Min-Chul Koo, director of exterior design for Hyundai Motor Co., reviews the genesis of the Bring your best game http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119796/bring-your-best-game Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:25:17 EST The Carpool karaoke booth at the Cadillac stand. General Motors' luxury brand is the official vehicle of Apple Music's 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM04/180119799/2019-hyundai-veloster-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EST Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe. Meet the press http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119801/meet-the-press Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:59:09 EST Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., is interviewed on the main floor after the Acura press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Acura reboots RDX at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119814/acura-rdx-unveil-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:30:00 EST The third-generation RDX -- the first Acura styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals. Super chilled http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119802/super-chilled Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:45:03 EST Acura serves up nitrogen ice cream in RDX-branded cups after the unveiling of Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.15.18 http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/MOBILITY/180119803/quick-spin-daily-mobility-news-for-1-15-18 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:39:49 EST We're zooming into the North American International Auto Show in Detroit straight off the plane from CES in Las Vegas. No rest for the tech-loving weary. Here's a look at what's making news today. Nissan Xmotion Concept debuts at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119832/nissan-xmotion-concept-previews-nissan-rogue-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST Nissan's new design chief, Alfonso Albaisa, is really into Japanese design these days -- and the next Rogue crossover might show the results. Another crossover joins the fray http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119804/another-crossover-joins-the-fray Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:19:26 EST Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO of BMW of North America, introduces the 2018andnbsp; Sizing up the competition http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/NOTES/180119810/sizing-up-the-competition Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:39:36 EST Look who's checking out the newest Ram 1500: GM President Dan Ammann and GM North America President Alan Batey take an up-close look at the interior. Will we find Sergio Marchionne around the Silverado stand? New Ram pickup unveiled at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119848/2019-ram-1500-pickup-unveiled-at-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge... Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 win North American car, truck, utility awards http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL03/180119822/honda-accord-lincoln-navigator-volvo-xc60-nactoy-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST The Honda Accord won the 2018 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Lincoln Navigator took the truck honors and the Volvo XC60 was named top utility vehicle of the year. Lexus LF-1 introduced at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM04/180119821/lexus-lf1-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:45:00 EST Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. Mercedes-AMG unveils new AMG 53 variants of CLS, E-class coupe, E-class convertible http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM04/180119836/mercedes-amg-electric-detroit-auto-show Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST Three new AMG 53 models, powered by an electrified inline six-cylinder engine, will be on sale in the U.S. by late 2018. Toyota unveils 2019 Avalon http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119829/toyota-polishes-5th-generation-avalon-introduces-apple-carplay Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone... Toyota and Mazda raced to build Alabama plant, but why? http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM01/180119868/toyota-mazda-raced-to-build-alabama-plant Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST With U.S. sales in decline #8212; and who knows for how long? #8212; is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity? Car-heavy Toyota takes comfort in breadth of its lineup http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL01/180119866/car-heavy-toyota-takes-comfort-breadth-lineup Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST The Camry and other iconic cars may be outliers rather than trendsetters in their ability to defy the rush toward crossovers. And that's a problem Toyota is taking seriously, even as it fields one of the industry's broadest assortments of car models. Thyssenkrupp studies how to steer systems to reliability http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM10/180119936/thyssenkrupp-supplier-advanced-steering Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety. Register for Best Dealerships To Work For http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL07/180119869/best-dealerships-to-work-for Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Automotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the U.S. Can Ford Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party? http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM03/180119874/can-ford-ranger-crash-gm-midsize-pickup-party Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST If General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger reaches dealerships early next year. Demand cools for once-hot cars at auctions http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL04/180119879/used-midsize-sedans-auctions Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST It's easy to see why wholesale prices for used midsize sedans are declining: aggressively priced, subvented leases adopted two and three years ago to clear out the cars as consumer preferences shifted to crossovers and SUVs have begun to ripple... Global automakers gain edge in North America production http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM01/180119937/global-automakers-edging-detroit3-north-america Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST After opening several large plants in recent years -- and with more under construction -- transplant automakers are expected to account for more than half of North American production for the first time ever in 2018. 2018 opens with lower car stocks http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL01/180119926/automaker-inventory-unsold-vehicles Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Automakers and dealers began the new calendar year with lower levels of unsold cars and larger numbers of unsold trucks #8212; in other words, in a better position than they were a year ago. Why Japan needs Spain's Gestamp http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/OEM10/180119930/gestamp-metal-bender-supplier Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST Does Japan really need a foreign supplier to create more metal stamping capacity there? Gestamp thinks so. Personalizer tool eases online shopping journeys, pays off for stores http://www.autonews.com/article/20180115/RETAIL/180119944/personalizer-tool-eases-online-shopping Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST A digital marketing tool used by two VW dealerships allows repeat visitors to their websites pick up where they left off during their last visit, and it's boosting lead generation. Could the iconic Mercedes-Benz G class SUV go electric? Arnold Schwarzenegger asks Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/BLOG06/180119830/electric-mercedes-benz-g-class-suv-detroit-auto-show Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:35:52 EST Mercedes-Benz is strongly hinting at an eventual electric powertrain for the G-class SUV. Ford Mustang Bullitt returns at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/OEM03/180119835/2019-ford-mustang-bullitt-gt-specs-detroit-auto-show Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:12:14 EST Ford confirmed plans to resurrect the high-performance, special-edition pony car from the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt. Civic is tops with minority buyers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/RETAIL01/180119925/minority-buyers-honda-civic Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:00:00 EST The Honda Civic was the best-selling vehicle among ethnic consumers for the 2017 model year, the second consecutive year the brand has taken that title, IHS Markit and NAMAD said. New VW Jetta unveiled at Detroit auto show http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/OEM03/180119849/vw-jetta-unveiled-detroit-auto-show Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:00:00 EST VW's redesigned 2019 Jetta sedan, the brand's top seller in the U.S., will be larger with improved driving dynamics while receiving an injection of safety and infotainment technology as it moves to the company's global MQB platform. Mercedes' overhauled G class stays inside the box http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/OEM03/180119872/mercedes-overhauled-g-class-stays-inside-the-box Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:00:00 EST The 2019 G class is bigger, lighter and more luxurious, and with the most thorough redesign in the venerable SUV's history, Mercedes-Benz will discover whether a modernized chassis and technology-laden interior can push demand even higher. Terminatorproof http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/NOTES/180119831/terminatorproof Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:43:44 EST Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand to help Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche look back at the history of the rugged G class SUV and introduce the redesigned 2019 G class SUV at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Sunday. Off-roading indoors, majestically http://www.autonews.com/article/20180114/NOTES/180119833/off-roading-indoors-majestically Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:38:44 EST The re-engineered and