New York Auto Show

New York reveals a new era of fastbacks

NEW YORK -- Let's call this the Neo-Fastback Era. At the auto show here last week, the look was everywhere. Traditional four-door sedans have embraced the modernized look of fastbacks of decades past: Low rooflines. Long, slanting rear windows. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Caddy: Not yet ready for S-class fighter

NEW YORK -- Cadillac executives made clear that the CT6 large sedan unveiled last week at the auto show here isn't a big-boy, ultraluxury entry meant to compete head-on with the powerhouse Mercedes-Benz S class. That led to a natural question on the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

U.S. pickup for Mercedes? Decision by Dec. 31, CEO Cannon says

NEW YORK -- Mercedes-Benz USA will decide by year end whether to sell a pickup being developed for other markets. "We said to Stuttgart, 'We are open, and let us assess the market,'" Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, said in an interview at ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Chevy needs a clutch hit to make Malibu a player

NEW YORK -- Mark Reuss didn't hesitate when asked why General Motors seems to have poured a lot of sweat and money into the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu. A midsize sedan "is the heart of what people think of a brand," GM's product chief said ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

New York's bright stars ... and lesser lights

Under the bright lights of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the vehicles at the New York auto show are a lot like the performers on Broadway, making grand entrances and gunning for attention — some more successfully than others. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Nissan bets ad dollars on 4 models

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong name of the New York forum. NEW YORK -- Nissan will focus its marketing dollars on four key models for the foreseeable future, even as it prepares for another wave of critical product ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 1:14 pm ET - corrected

Hyundai's do-now list: Hire new marketing boss, then build brand

Editor's note: This report has been corrected to reflect the proper name of Innocean Worldwide Americas. Also, it has been corrected to say that the agency has not had a chief operating officer for the Hyundai account since last year. NEW YORK -- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/8/15 2:50 pm ET -- corrected

Subaru stores have year to get service-expansion aid

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong name of the New York forum. NEW YORK -- Subaru will have renovated and expanded two-thirds of the service-shop capacity at its U.S. dealerships by the time a national investment drive ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 1:15 pm ET - corrected

'Experience the brand, drive the cars' heart of Porsche campaign

NEW YORK -- Porsche will launch a new brand campaign dubbed "Forever Amazing" in May that aims to highlight recent product introductions and new customer-experience centers, complete with test tracks, opening this year and next. "It's tying the bow ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Honda concept aims to restore Civic pride

NEW YORK -- With the sleek, athletic Civic design unveiled at the New York auto show last week, Honda is trying not only to regain some of its sales momentum but also reclaim a piece of its heritage. The concept car will be the inspiration behind a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

BMW's i3 EV becomes a big hit out of town

NEW YORK -- While it was being developed and launched, BMW's i3 electric vehicle was touted as an "urban mobility" vehicle. But it's not so much city folks who are taking to the i3, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America "The strongholds ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Mitsubishi reopens wallet for '16 Outlander

YPRESS, Calif. -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. had to pinch pennies the last time it redesigned the Outlander crossover. The economy was in disarray, and Mitsubishi, scarcely profitable since being cut loose from DaimlerChrysler in 2005, was fighting to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

'Rad' reviews for the Continental Concept

Early appraisals of Lincoln's Continental Concept? Pleasingly positive. The new sedan debuted at the New York auto show last week and previews a production model coming next year. Here's a sampling of car mag consideration. "Yes, this thing is rad. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Cadillac rolls out a 'drivers car,' Lincoln aims for 'elegant beauty'

NEW YORK -- Ford Motor Co. and General Motors added a chapter in their bitter, crosstown rivalry at the New York auto show last week, this time in the full-size luxury sedan segment that they owned decades ago but barely register in today. Now, both ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5

What critics are saying about Honda Civic Coupe concept

If there was a surprise or two at the 2015 New York auto show, Honda's Civic Coupe concept would be a top candidate. The lime green car heralds a radical styling departure for a staple in Honda's U.S. lineup. Cars may be out of fashion these days, ... 6:00 am U.S. ET | April 5

Hyundai Genesis gets twin-turbo V-6

NEW YORK -- Hyundai Motor Co. plans to add a twin-turbo V-6 engine to its Genesis sedan as part of a broader move toward downsized and turbocharged engines, the automaker's U.S. chief said. Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, said the all- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5

U.S. Porsche dealers to receive more Macans

NEW YORK -- Porsche dealers coping with frustrated customers eager to buy the sold-out Macan will get some breathing room soon. Porsche is increasing U.S. allocation for the midsize crossover. Extra vehicles are to begin arriving in May. "We do not ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5

GM is learning to pick its battles, Ammann says

NEW YORK -- General Motors' decision last month to end production and most sales in Russia reflects a greater inclination by its executives to place bets where the company can win -- and cut bait when it can't, GM President Dan Ammann says. The move ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4

Toyota to lift N.A. pickup, crossover output

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story gave incorrect timing for changes at Toyota Motor Corp.’s factory in Princeton, Ind. An expansion there will wrap up next year, yielding an additional 30,000 Highlanders in 2016. NEW YORK -- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 4:24 pm ET - corrected

Maserati adds dealers, awaits Levante

NEW YORK -- Although it is moving more slowly than expected, Maserati plans to increase its U.S. dealership count to 125 as it prepares to launch the Levante full-size crossover. Christian Gobber, CEO of Maserati North America, said the brand has ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4

What people are saying about '16 Chevy Malibu

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu represents a radical makeover for one of General Motors' most important models. A look at what critics and others are saying about the midsize sedan with its debut this week at the New York auto show. "Dwarfed by more ... 12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 3

Revisit Automotive News' coverage of the 2015 New York auto show

The 2015 New York auto show this week was highlighted by numerous global product debuts by nearly all of the world's top automakers. For access to more than 50 Automotive News stories and blogs, along with 18 photo galleries, from the week's events, ... 1:57 pm U.S. ET | April 3

Toyota unveils RAV4 hybrid with new style edge

NEW YORK -- Undaunted by low gasoline prices, Toyota unveiled a new 2016 RAV4 hybrid, the eighth model in its lineup sporting a gas-electric powertrain. The vehicle also features a new exterior designed to add some edge to its styling -- a look ... 12:45 pm U.S. ET | April 2

Mitsubishi reworks Outlander for loud looks, quiet ride

CYPRESS, Calif. -- If the U.S. crossover market is a raucous party, Mitsubishi Motors Corp., with its slow-selling Outlander and Outlander Sport, is a wallflower. But the Japanese automaker hopes a fresh look will put its products closer to the ... 11:30 am U.S. ET | April 2

Nissan delivers a more intense Maxima

NEW YORK -- Nissan is embracing racier styling, a Navy jet-inspired cockpit and high-end interior detail to ignite new interest in the redesigned 2016 Maxima sedan. The company hopes the changes intercept sedan customers who are leaning toward BMW, ... 10:00 am U.S. ET | April 2 | UPDATED: 4/2/15 11:01 am ET -- adds links, photo

Lexus goes bold with next RX crossover

NEW YORK -- Lexus is going bold with the redesigned 2016 RX crossover. For much of its 25-year history, Toyota’s luxury brand has earned a reputation for fairly staid styling that appealed to some and offended few. But in a bid to spur ... 9:15 am U.S. ET | April 1 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:18 am ET - adds link, photo gallery

Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up

NEW YORK -- Chevrolet unveiled a leaner and “more mature” Spark for the U.S., the minicar that has evolved from a curious gambit by General Motors nearly three years ago to a key part of Chevy’s passenger-car strategy. The ... 7:00 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales

Hyundai Motor Co., seeking to capitalize on a red-hot market for small crossovers, today unveiled the turbocharged, family-friendly U.S. version of its redesigned 2016 Tucson. First shown at the Geneva auto show in early March, the restyled Tucson ... 4:00 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Honda readies 'epic' Civic with American pedigree

NEW YORK -- Just three years after giving its Civic compact a major overhaul, Honda is doing it again. The automaker unveiled a concept for a new Civic coupe today at the New York auto show and said a redesigned 2016 Civic sedan and coupe will ... 2:15 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Subaru embarks on STI push with NY performance concept

TOKYO -- Subaru took the wraps off its STI Performance Concept today at the New York auto show, previewing the brand’s expanding focus on tuner parts and performance editions. The concept, based loosely on the body of the Subaru BRZ sporty ... 12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Kia fine-tunes Optima with slight design changes, new tech

The third-generation Kia Optima, launched in 2010, was a coup for the brand. U.S. buyers flocked to its head-turning fastback silhouette, reminded — consciously or not — of luxury sedans costing twice as much. In crafting the fourth- ... 1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Porsche anticipates rush of demand for Boxster Spyder

NEW YORK -- Porsche executives expect the rush for the new Boxster Spyder, unveiled here today at the New York auto show, to be similar to what they’ve seen for other recently introduced special versions of existing nameplates. The Boxster ... 12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 1

Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover

NEW YORK -- The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sculpted sheet metal that signals Chevy’s ambition to turn the heads of midsize sedan buyers. The 2016 Malibu, unveiled at ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:20 pm ET

Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales

NEW YORK -- Infiniti has given its low-selling, small QX50 crossover a quick makeover for 2016 with new front and rear designs and a re-engineered chassis. Infiniti has stretched the QX50’s wheelbase by more than three inches for the midcycle ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | April 1

Cadillac mulls lower-priced, entry-level vehicle, de Nysschen says

NEW YORK -- Cadillac is considering a lower priced, entry-level luxury vehicle, one of several holes it’s working to fill, but doesn’t want to create a lineup as large as many German automakers, said the brand’s chief, Johan de ... 4:57 pm U.S. ET | March 31

Scion packs new iM, iA with advanced electronics, safety gear

NEW YORK -- Toyota is banking on new technology to give momentum to its struggling Scion brand. At the New York auto show on Tuesday, the automaker unveiled two new Scion nameplates, each boasting some advanced electronics and other features not ... 9:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31

Cadillac touts big CT6 as driver's car, answer to Germans

NEW YORK -- Cadillac is heeding the advice of its new advertising slogan, “Dare Greatly”: It’s daring to be different with the new CT6 large sedan. When it arrives in showrooms in early 2016, the CT6 -- unveiled at an event ... 8:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31

Did Lincoln Continental rip off Bentley? Design chiefs clash online

A row between Bentley and Lincoln’s design chiefs erupted late Monday after Ford Motor Co. showed the 2016 Lincoln Continental Concept ahead of the New York auto show. Car Design News reported that Bentley’s chief designer, Luc ... 4:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31

Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room

NEW YORK -- Jaguar is stepping up its game with the redesigned 2016 XF sedan, which features aluminum-intensive technology and boasts increased interior room and a host of high-technology safety and entertainment. Jaguar touts it as the car with ... 7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31

Ford grappling with premature demands for $400k GT supercar

NEW YORK -- Ford Motor Co. has a problem, though not necessarily the worst kind: Too many people want to pay about $400,000 for its upcoming GT supercar. But no matter the demand, Ford won’t make more than 250 GTs a year globally, due to ... 3:40 pm U.S. ET | March 31

GMC Terrain undergoes facelift for 2016

GMC, riding a hot streak in sales of utility vehicles, introduced a face-lifted version of the midsize Terrain today ahead of its debut at this week’s New York auto show. The vehicle gets new front and rear fascias, more safety equipment and ... 11:30 am U.S. ET | March 31

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

DETROIT -- Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille. A full-size sedan named the Continental will go on sale in North America and China in 2016, executives said. Lincoln will then ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

High stakes in the Big Apple

From top left, clockwise: 2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Cadillac CT6, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, 2016 Jaguar XF sedan, 2016 Kia Optima, 2016 Nissan Maxima ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29

Buick Enclave upgrade gets Tuscan treatment

Buick, fresh off record U.S. sales of the Enclave in 2014, is looking to expand on those results with a new edition of its flagship crossover. Dubbed the Tuscan, after the famed fertile region in central Italy, Buick said the edition ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28

Scion iA sedan uncovered

Toyota has been keeping the new Scion iA sedan under wraps in hopes of building suspense before its unveiling at the New York auto show. But the little car has been caught out in the open in San Diego, and spy photographs show the subcompact with a ... 12:30 pm U.S. ET | March 27

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

Cadillac’s new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin. The Bose Panaray system, designed exclusively for Cadillac’s CT6 rear-wheel-drive sedan, marks the debut offering of ... 3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27

Toyota adding hybrid to 2016 RAV4 lineup

Toyota is adding a hybrid model at a time of low gas prices and slumping sales of alternative-powertrain vehicles. At the New York auto show, the big Japanese manufacturer will present an all-new RAV4 hybrid. The vehicle will sport the bolder ... 12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26

McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8

LONDON -- McLaren Automotive has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S Coupe. The V-8 powered car will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. It is expected to become the McLaren’s best-seller. The ... March 26, 2015 12:50 European CT

Mercedes adds plug-in hybrid to retooled GLE crossover line

Mercedes-Benz will roll out a new plug-in hybrid with the debut of the revamped GLE midsize crossover. The redesigned crossover family debuts at the New York International Auto Show next week and will be the first product line to feature ... 7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 25 | UPDATED: 3/26/15 8:08 pm ET

Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign

DETROIT -- Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking General Motors' first full-hybrid passenger car after finding little success in recent years ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25

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