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Acura plans second-half sales lift from TLX in U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co.’s Acura, struggling to boost U.S. deliveries amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival of a new sport sedan, the division’s U. ... 7:34 am U.S. ET | July 11

As Sonata turns cautious, Camry flees good-but-frumpy image

NEW YORK -- Sales of mid-sized sedans may be off 8 percent so far this year, but redesigns from Toyota and Hyundai unveiled at the auto show here indicate the segment has plenty of fight left in it. Last week each automaker aimed ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Land Rover Discovery Sport debuts line of 'versatile' SUVs

NEW YORK -- Land Rover said the first vehicle in its new family of SUVs will be called the Discovery Sport. It will go on sale in the United States in 2015, Joe Eberhardt, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, said at the New ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Crossovers will be vital in Hyundai's 3-year product blitz

NEW YORK -- Hyundai will soon return to the strategy that won it major sales and market share gains earlier this decade: a blitz of new products. Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says it will launch 12 vehicles over ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Subaru sees wider appeal for Outback

NEW YORK -- The redesigned Subaru Outback is more agile, has better driving dynamics, more contemporary styling and better fuel economy than the model it replaces, said Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America. Those features ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Voice of the fans brings back Audi A3 sportback

NEW YORK -- In its past life as a five-door, the Audi A3 never sold that well in the United States. Audi of America discontinued the "sportback" at the end of the 2013 model year and relaunched the A3 this month as a compact sedan in ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Limited-run CTS-V coupe on the way

NEW YORK -- Cadillac plans to make a limited-edition CTS-V coupe for an abbreviated 2015 model year, closing out a five-year run that helped the brand earn back credibility among luxury buyers. Cadillac will share details about the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

New TLX is key to Acura's sedan revival

NEW YORK -- Acura is counting on the 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan to help revive sales of its moribund sedan lineup. "We're not reinventing ourselves, we're taking a page out of our past success," said Acura Division General Manager ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Midcyle, Camry is overhauled to make it best 'ever built'

NEW YORK -- In 2011, Toyota touted the newest Camry for its "bold, sophisticated" design. Reviewers responded with labels such as "no stunner" and "quiet, and otherwise unremarkable." The automaker, fighting to extend the Camry's ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Chevy expects big things from tiny crossovers

NEW YORK -- Chevrolet's decision to add the Trax to its U.S. lineup marks the latest effort by automakers to wring more sales growth and fuel economy gains from the small end of the crossover segment. It also underscores General ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Nissan to offer smart mirror in U.S.

NEW YORK -- Nissan's newly developed smart rearview mirror -- which it had planned to offer only as an aftermarket dealer option in Japan -- will become a U.S. factory feature next year. The device is a dual-mode rearview mirror. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

After strong surge in 2013, Cadillac stumbles in Q1

NEW YORK -- Cadillac last year began billing itself as the industry's "fastest-growing full-line luxury brand." It was a short-lived distinction. Cadillac sales fell 7 percent in the first quarter, to 39,588, compared with a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20

Dodge Charger tames rough edges with 2015 nose job

The 2015 Dodge Charger underwent a nose job that trades its previously bulbous front fascia for a more subtle look reminiscent of the smaller Dodge Dart.
Designers also reworked each piece of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17

Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year

NEW YORK -- Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle.
The HR-V, derived from the Fit hatchback, will ... 12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 17

Chinese needs bring Infiniti a roomier sedan

NEW YORK -- Infiniti’s U.S. dealers can thank their Chinese counterparts for the new stretched-backseat version of the Q70 sedan

2015 Challenger muscles up; interior revamped but retains retro look

The 2015 Dodge Challenger has more power, an available eight-speed transmission and few changes to its retro exterior.
Engineers coaxed 15 more hp from the top-end 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 engine, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17

Subaru polishes Outback for 2015

NEW YORK -- The Subaru Outback is getting a major styling update, additional safety and convenience features, and improved fuel economy as part of a makeover to enhance what has been the brand’s top franchise for years.
11:00 am U.S. ET | April 17

Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord

An earlier version of this story had the incorrect figure for the Accord's engine horsepower. It has 189 horsepower. Also, an updated version of this story incorrectly referenced whether there is direct injection on the TLX base ... 3:08 pm U.S. ET | April 16 | UPDATED: 4/19/14 7:41 am ET - corrects engine reference

Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'

NEW YORK -- In 2011, Toyota touted the newest Camry for its "bold, sophisticated" design. Reviewers responded with labels such as "no stunner" and "quiet, and otherwise unremarkable."
The automaker, ... 9:30 am U.S. ET | April 16 | UPDATED: 9/16/14 11:29 am ET - adds historical Camry photos

Nissan Maxima to follow Murano with show-car flair

NEW YORK -- Nissan Motor Co. said the next redesigned Maxima sedan will reach showrooms looking almost identical to the flashy Sport Sedan Concept it unveiled in January in Detroit.
The news follows ... 3:33 pm U.S. ET | April 16

Scion charts new lineup for U.S.

NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor Corp.’s Scion, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five U.S. nameplates over a two-year period starting in 2015.
The first of ... 12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 16

Hopes dim for VW’s diesel hot hatch in U.S.

NEW YORK -- Volkswagen AG has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling’s engine would add too much cost.
The ... 3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 16

Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover

NEW YORK -- Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry’s hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy.
The ... 10:15 am U.S. ET | April 16 | UPDATED: 4/16/14 10:52 am ET

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

NEW YORK -- How confident is Audi that American car buyers will embrace diesel?
So confident, it seems, that the German luxury brand has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16

Chevy enters small crossover segment with the Trax

NEW YORK -- Chevrolet is adding the Trax to its U.S. lineup, making it the latest brand to enter the budding market for petite crossovers.
Chevrolet UPDATED: 4/16/14 3:07 pm ET - adds new timeline

Kia retools Sedona with more legroom, flexible seating

Kia is giving its retooled Sedona minivan more legroom, an interior with customizable seating arrangements and new, muscular sheet metal for 2015.
Kia UPDATED: 4/15/14 10:00 am ET - adds photo gallery

Nissan banks on radical makeover of Murano crossover

NASHVILLE -- Nissan Motor Co.’s revamped Murano crossover will reach U.S. showrooms this year looking almost identical to the splashy auto show concept that teased it more than a year ago.
The ... 9:30 am U.S. ET | April 14

Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple

A couple of mainstream face-offs will highlight product debuts during New York auto show press days on Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17. In the mid-sized sedan segment, Hyundai rolls out its 2015 Sonata, while Toyota ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14 | UPDATED: 4/14/14 9:30 am ET - adds Nissan Murano details

Honda, Nissan: A brand new battle

The auto industry is always full of head-to-head rivalries, and right now the battle between Honda and Nissan is one of the hottest. In the first quarter, the Nissan brand overtook the Honda brand in U.S. sales, a reversal from ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13

Refreshed 2015 Chevy Cruze enhances connectivity, revises styling

Chevrolet is refreshing the compact Cruze, General Motors’ top-selling car in the United States, and adding enhanced connectivity features for 2015.
It will be introduced this week at the New ... 8:24 am U.S. ET | April 13

VW touches up Jetta with eye on safety, mpg

NEW YORK -- Volkswagen has tried to position the Jetta as the driver’s choice in the compact sedan field, set apart from rivals by sprightly engines and spry handling.
That isn’t going to ... 6:15 pm U.S. ET | April 13

Chevy drops top on Corvette Z06 for 2015

Chevrolet is dropping the top on the Corvette Z06 for 2015 and the convertible is being billed as the Stingray for owners who want it all.

Lexus NX compact crossover will have 3 powertrains

TOKYO – Lexus plans to unveil the production version of its NX compact crossover at this month’s Beijing Auto Show how with three powertrains, including a turbo and hybrid for the United States.
7:22 am U.S. ET | April 11 | UPDATED: 4/11/14 8:16 am ET - adds details

Nissan Versa gets refresh amid cutthroat subcompact competition

NASHVILLE -- Nissan will show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York auto show press days next week.
The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car’s model cycle as the Honda ... 4:47 pm U.S. ET | April 10

Kia confirms redesigned Sedona for New York show

WASHINGTON -- Kia today confirmed it will show a redesigned Sedona minivan next week at the New York auto show.
The Sedona will ride on a new chassis and be powered by 3.3-liter direct injection V-6 ... 11:48 am U.S. ET | April 10 | UPDATED: 4/10/14 4:15 pm ET - adds Kia comment

Nissan preps refreshed Versa sedan for 2015

Nissan will show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York Auto Show press days next week.
The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car’s model cycle, spurred by changes to ... 6:06 pm U.S. ET | April 10

Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show

Ford Motor Co. said today it will show the freshened Focus sedan and the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9

Kia plans unveiling in New York; will it be successor to Sedona?

LOS ANGELES -- Kia will reveal what is expected to be the successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York auto show next week. A teaser image released last week shows what Kia described as an "all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle" ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7

Land Rover will preview 1st of new family

Land Rover will show a concept vehicle next week at the New York auto show that is expected to preview a family of SUVs using the Discovery name. In March at the Geneva auto show, Land Rover announced plans to expand its mid-sized ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7

Kia preps 8-passenger MPV for New York

LOS ANGELES -- Kia said it plans to reveal what should be a successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York Auto Show this month.
Kia released a teaser image today of what it calls an “all-new ... 3:48 pm U.S. ET | April 3

Ford will redo Empire State stunt for Mustang

As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook and is using it to herald the occasion. The company said that it will place the redesigned ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31

Toyota's major midcycle revamp aims to keep Camry on top

LOS ANGELES -- It has been the best-selling car in the United States for 12 years, but the Toyota Camry is losing ground in the industry's escalating mid-sized sedan wars. Now Toyota will break with tradition by extensively revamping the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29

Hyundai promises more refined, upscale '15 Sonata

LOS ANGELES -- As sales of the aging Hyundai Sonata slow in the U.S. market, Hyundai Motor Co. says the next generation of its bread-and-butter mid-sized sedan will be more refined and premium-feeling than the model it replaces.
6:37 am U.S. ET | March 24 | UPDATED: 3/24/14 9:57 am ET -- photo gallery added

Acura readies TLX sedan for New York auto show

The 2015 Acura TLX luxury sport sedan will make its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
The TLX -- a successor to the TL -- will slot below the RLX and above the ILX in Acura's lineup.
1:01 pm U.S. ET | March 21 | UPDATED: 3/22/14 2:27 pm ET - corrects P-AWS reference

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe set for N.Y. debut

Mercedes-Benz, following the unveiling of the S550 Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to take the wraps off the even more powerful S-class two-door: The 2015 S63 AMG Coupe.
It is scheduled to ... 3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 21

BMW details specifications for X4 ahead of New York debut

BMW has unveiled details and photos of its new X4 crossover with coupe styling. The vehicle is scheduled to make its world debut next month at the New York auto show, with production beginning this spring at BMW’s U.S. plant in ... March 7, 2014 06:01 European CT

BMW details specifications for X4 ahead of New York debut

BMW has unveiled details and photos of its new X4 crossover with coupe styling. The vehicle is scheduled to make its world debut next month at the New York auto show, with production beginning this spring in Spartanburg, S.C.
3:13 pm U.S. ET | March 6

Hyundai revamps Sonata sedan

SEOUL (Bloomberg) -- When Hyundai Motor Co. last overhauled the Sonata in 2009, motorists embraced the curvier exterior and the South Korean company went on to gain more market share than any major automaker for the next half decade.
10:34 am U.S. ET | March 3

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