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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Have no fear, Hyundai cracks the fuel-cell code

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

The hydrogen fuel cell debate is no longer a chicken-and-egg conundrum. The fuel cell vehicle has arrived first. It works.... Read More »

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Honda suits up for new Ridgeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort.... Read More »

Kia's hybrid for rough terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Beneath its outdoorsy styling, which includes a rollback canvas roof and aluminum skid plates on the body of a Soul subcompact, Kia's Trail'ster concept sports an electric all-wheel-drive system and is powered by an electric motor combined with a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.... Read More »

Ram not hot over scorching grille reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Hot design topic at the Chicago Auto Show: the grille on the Ram Laramie Limited. The critics did not hold back.... Read More »

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Toyota revises Avalon's ride and styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

An updated version of the Avalon, Toyota's biggest sedan, arrives this fall with revised styling and a recalibrated suspension system.... Read More »

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Silverado's Custom package aims lower

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Chevrolet has made big inroads into the lucrative market for pricey pickups since a redesigned Silverado came out 18 months ago.... Read More »

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Honda to offer ZF 9-speed in Pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

American Honda Motor Co. will expand its use of a nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, offering it in high-end models of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot arriving this summer.... Read More »

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Chevy Equinox gets nip and tuck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years.... Read More »

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Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Ram has given its top-end Laramie Limited pickup more chrome and a distinct new grille.... Read More »

Mazda thinks beyond small cars in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Mazda's production in its Salamanca, Mexico, plant could go well beyond the small cars it builds there.... Read More »

Book it!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, unveiled last week at the Chicago Auto Show, adds features aimed at improving what Ford says is already the most popular police vehicle in the country.... Read More »

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Chevy looks to expand focus-group spots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015

It's some of the edgiest advertising that Chevrolet has shown in a long time: a commercial featuring various focus groups — little kids, seniors, bearded men, “rich housewives” — who are asked to compare a picture of a guy and his Colorado pickup and the same guy shown with a sedan.... Read More »

Kia showcases electric awd with Trail'ster concept

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Kia is out to prove that fuel economy does not have to be sacrificed by all-wheel drive with the Trail'ster concept unveiled Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

Chevy gives Equinox nip, tuck for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Chevrolet is giving the Equinox a facelift this fall for the 2016 model year, the first cosmetic upgrade to the popular crossover in six years. The refreshed Equinox features a revised front fascia with a deeper, wider grille, outlined in chrome and retaining the twin-port look of the current model.... Read More »

Honda Pilot sheds 300 pounds, boxy styling in major overhaul for 2016

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Honda is giving the Pilot a major makeover as part of a three-pronged bid to jump-start its lagging U.S. truck sales and cash in on one of the industry's hottest segments. The 2016 Pilot has shed some 300 pounds by adopting a new platform and wider use of high and ultrahigh strength body materials that also help reduce noise and vibration, improve handling and increase rigidity.... Read More »

Acura drops new V-6 in RDX, boosting fuel economy

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Acura is introducing several new technologies on one of its best-selling nameplates, the RDX compact crossover. The biggest change is under the hood: When the RDX arrives this spring as a 2016 model, it will come with a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine that features a cylinder deactivation system to improve fuel economy.... Read More »

Toyota Avalon gets light freshening, suspension tuning for 2016

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Toyota is giving its biggest car, the Avalon sedan, a light freshening for the 2016 model year. The biggest changes are to the car's four-wheel independent suspension system, which will be available in two settings.... Read More »

Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Ram is restyling the top end of its pickup lineup with more chrome and a distinct new grille. Designers reworked the Laramie Limited trim's tailgate, front fascia and crosshair grille that were left over from when Ram vehicles were part of Dodge.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: This is no way to run a railroad

10:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

I had originally intended to write this piece about the Chicago Auto Show’s great untapped natural resource, it’s location near the travel hub of North America. Not going to happen today.... Read More »

Chevy Silverado Custom priced for core buyers, offers more chrome

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Chevrolet, fresh off recent gains at the pricey end of the pickup market, is refocusing its aim at the everyman buyer with a more affordable, chrome-laden truck.... Read More »

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Ford to unveil Police Interceptor Utility

10:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

It's not a 600-hp supercar, but Ford is unveiling a vehicle Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that most people would find even more intimidating if it suddenly appeared in their rearview mirror.... Read More »

Chevy adds GearOn edition to Colorado lineup

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Chevrolet is introducing a special edition Colorado pickup with an accessory system for mounting bikes, skis, kayaks and other outdoor toys. The GearOn model, to debut at this week's Chicago Auto Show, includes bars, a divider and cargo tie-down rings.... Read More »

Chevy teases facelift for Equinox

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

The Chevrolet Equinox crossover -- sales of which continue to march higher nearly six years into its current generation -- is getting a face lift. Chevy is scheduled to unveil a refreshed Equinox on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

What's shakin' at the Chicago Auto Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2015

Utility will be a main theme of the Chicago Auto Show this week. Among the global debuts: a freshened Acura RDX cross-over, a redesigned Honda Pilot crossover, a freshened Chevrolet Equinox crossover and a new Ram vehicle.... Read More »

Pilot project: Honda SUV adds dash of style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Honda is adding a dash of style to the chunky Pilot. The three-row, eight-passenger SUV arrives this summer with more curves and fewer sharp creases.... Read More »

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