HEADLINES: Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up  |   Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales  |   Honda readies 'epic' Civic with American pedigree  |   Subaru embarks on STI push with NY performance concept  |   Kia fine-tunes Optima with slight design changes, new tech  |   Porsche anticipates rush of demand for Boxster Spyder  |   Lexus goes bold with next RX crossover   |   Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover  |   Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales  |   Cadillac mulls lower-priced, entry-level vehicle, de Nysschen says  |  

2015 New York Auto Show

Automotive News' up-to-the-minute coverage from New York

 
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Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up

Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up

Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales

Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales

Honda readies 'epic' Civic with American pedigree

Honda readies 'epic' Civic with American pedigree

 
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  • NEWS

    Subaru embarks on STI push with NY performance concept

    12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    Subaru took the wraps off its STI Performance Concept in a preview of the brand's expanding focus on tuner parts and performance editions. The concept, based loosely on the body of the Subaru BRZ sporty coupe, encapsulates both Subaru Tecnica International's parts and motorsports activities.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    The 2016 Optima looks fairly similar from the outside, aside from athletic-looking creases on the hood and more angular headlight assemblies. In crafting the fourth-generation Optima, so critical to Kia's position in the U.S., the company embraced an old adage: Don't fix what isn't broken.The more substantial changes to the Optima are under the skin.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche anticipates rush of demand for Boxster Spyder

    12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    Porsche executives expect the rush for the new Boxster Spyder unveiled today to be similar to what they’ve seen for other recently introduced special versions of existing nameplates. The Boxster Spyder goes on sale in the U.S. in October but can be ordered at dealerships now.... Read More »

  • LIVE STREAM

    Mitsubishi live

    Stream begins: Thursday, April 2, 11:30am ET
    The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is unveiled in New York.... Watch The Video »
  • LIVE STREAM

    Toyota unveils new RAV4 Hybrid

    Stream begins: Thursday, April 2, 12:30pm ET
    The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid unveiling streamed live at the New York auto show... Watch The Video »
  • PHOTOS

    2016 Chevrolet Spark

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    2016 Hyundai Tucson

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    Honda Civic Concept

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    2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder

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  • PHOTOS

    2016 Lexus RX

    The RX's exterior is significantly more sculpted than the more rounded previous models. A sharp crease accents its side panels and doors, and a new, aggressive spindle-shaped grille defines its face. The rear is highlighted by L-shaped LED lights that wrap around to the side of the vehicle. The improved interior is accented by a 12.3-inch color infotainment screen in the center stack. Rear-seat legroom has been increased. Rear seats fold in a 60-40 split. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Nissan Maxima

    The eighth-generation Maxima uses more pronounced body creases to accentuate the flow of the metal side panels. Blacked-out body pillars give the illusion of a floating roof sitting above a fastback-styled rear window and snubbed tail end, while the front end and hood arch downward to an enlarged grille. The driver cockpit, instrument clusters and handling will help pull the Maxima back toward a sportier overall appearance, allowing Nissan to put more distance between the nameplate it once marketed as a "four-door sports car" and the bigger-selling Altima. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Infiniti QX50

    The new QX50 has reworked front and rear ends and a sportier design more in line with the recently unveiled Q60 coupe. Engineers have lengthened the small crossover's wheelbase by about 3 inches, creating more interior room. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Beetle Special Edition concepts

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    2016 Golf SportWagen Alltrack

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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is nearly 4 inches longer in the wheelbase and grew by about 2 inches in overall length. The hood and the cowl -- where the windshield meets the hood -- are lower, allowing for a longer, sleek daylight opening that gives way to a fastback roofline and short rear deck lid. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Cadillac CT6

    When it arrives in showrooms in early 2016, the CT6 will enter a shrinking market for large, uber-luxury sedans, one dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S class and other well-established German nameplates. To stand out, Cadillac wants to carve a niche as the driver’s car. It uses aluminum body panels and aluminum die castings in the lower body to produce a sedan that Cadillac says is the same size as a BMW 7 series (short-wheelbase model) but roughly 200 pounds lighter than the smaller BMW 5 series, providing nimble, precise ride and handling. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Scion iM

    The 2016 Scion iM was shown at the 2015 New York auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Scion iA

    The 2016 Scion iA was shown at the 2015 New York auto show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 GMC Terrain / Terrain Denali

    The 2016 GMC Terrain crossover receives new front and rear fascias, more safety equipment and other tweaks. Among other cosmetic updates: a new “power dome” hood, LED daytime running lights on non-base model Terrains, new wheels and a revised instrument panel that features a new storage shelf. Go to the Gallery »

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    Subaru STI concept

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    2016 Kia Optima

    The redesigned 2016 Kia Optima will be be available with multiple engine choices, a more spacious interior, additional premium features and a number of technologies not previously offered. Go to the Gallery »

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    Lincoln Continental Concept

    Lincoln is reviving the venerable Continental nameplate with a concept that will spawn a new Continental sedan to be introduced in North America and China in 2016. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE

    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE -- a replacement for the M class under the brand's new nomenclature -- undergoes no major sheet metal changes but features new headlamps and taillights, as well as changes to the front and rear bumpers. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Jaguar XF

    Jaguar says its new XF sedan has taken a big leap in levels of refinement, low weight and fuel efficiency. The XF competes against the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E class. The redesigned model is underpinned by Jaguar Land Rover's aluminum-intensive architecture. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition

    The high performance Range Rover Sport gets an upgraded 380-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that sits between the 340-hp Range Rover Sport 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and the 550-hp supercharged variant. The HST will have Land Rover's new Hands-Free Gesture Tailgate as an option, and include Automatic Access Height as a standard feature. The system automatically lowers the vehicle to make for an easier entry and exit for occupants. Go to the Gallery »

  • BLOG

    After two N.Y. unveilings, what's next for Scion?

    9:50 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    NEAL E. BOUDETTE: Scion unveiled two new cars Tuesday night and almost immediately shifted the focus to what's coming next. The smart money is betting on a small crossover.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lexus goes bold with next RX crossover

    9:15 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    In its latest expression of polarizing design, Lexus has drawn sharp creases along the sides of the 2016 RX crossover and given it an aggressive face. It's a risky move. The RX is Lexus' top-selling nameplate in the United States, and its customers aren't exactly used to an edgy look.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of midsize sedan buyers. The 2016 Malibu, unveiled at the New York auto show today, looks to be an all-out bid by GM to lift the car from its also-ran status.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales

    9:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    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.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Cadillac's challenge is to be incomparable. Escalade is.

    12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN: Cadillac has something very special in its stable. But it's not the CT6.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Malibu? Not the biggest splash at Chevy this week

    2:34 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    MIKE COLIAS: The major Chevy ad campaign that rolls out starting today is more important than any single vehicle, including the retooled 2016 Malibu. Here's why.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York

    12:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
    LINDSAY CHAPPELL: One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans. But watch the runway at this year's New York auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    4:57 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    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, the brand's chief, Johan de Nysschen, said today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    9:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    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 often found in entry-level vehicles.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    8:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    Cadillac continued its comeback quest by introducing the CT6, a rear-wheel-drive sedan rivaling the Mercedes S class in size while being touted for the driving performance of a smaller car. Extensive use of aluminum allowed GM to field a model 200 pounds lighter than BMW's 5 series.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Did Lincoln Continental rip off Bentley? Design chiefs clash online

    4:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    A row between Bentley and Lincoln's design chiefs erupted late Monday after Ford showed the 2016 Lincoln Continental Concept ahead of the New York auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room

    7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    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 “the brand’s most comprehensive suite of advanced performance, driver assistance and infotainment technology.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford grappling with premature demands for $400k GT supercar

    3:40 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    Ford 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 carbon-fiber production constraints.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GMC Terrain undergoes facelift for 2016

    11:30 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    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 other tweaks.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now

    10:45 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    DIANA T. KURYLKO: Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don't look for the British marque this year.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    How Ford is stealing the show again -- this time with Continental

    10:30 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    NICK BUNKLEY: Ford Motor Co. seems to have its formula for creating auto show buzz down pat these days.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Can these cars fuel brand comebacks?

    10:15 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
    DAVE GUILFORD: Every vehicle that rolls out this week at the New York auto show represents a high-stakes bet. Hundreds of millions of dollars, years of work. But some vehicles have even more riding on them.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lincoln to bring back Continental name

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
    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. Lincoln will then discontinue the MKS, which perennially has been one of the slowest-selling cars in its segment.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    High stakes in the Big Apple

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2015
    Automakers have a lot riding on many of the global debuts at this week's New York auto show. Some surprises also are in store, most notably a sports car variant from Porsche (the Boxster Spyder, perhaps?).... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Buick Enclave upgrade gets Tuscan treatment

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion iA sedan uncovered

    12:30 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
    The Scion iA, scheduled for a New York Auto Show debut, has been caught and spy photos show the subcompact with a fast, sloping hood and a wide, trapezoid-shaped front grille.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

    3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
    Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota adding hybrid to 2016 RAV4 lineup

    12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
    Toyota is adding a hybrid model at a time of low gas prices and slumping sales of alternative-powertrain vehicles. An all-new RAV4 hybrid will be introduced next week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes adds plug-in hybrid to retooled GLE crossover line

    7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
    Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid with the debut of the revamped GLE midsize crossover. The 2016 crossover family will be the first product line to feature Mercedes' new nomenclature. The GLE replaces the M class, Mercedes' top-selling light truck in the U.S.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign

    9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
    Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's first full-hybrid passenger car after finding little success in recent years with light electrification.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar's revamped XF sedan slims down to boost fuel efficiency

    3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
    Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan has taken a big leap in refinement, weight savings and fuel efficiency. The brand unveiled the second generation of its best-seller with a spectacular high-wire stunt drive across the Thames river in London on Tuesday.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Land Rover adds Range Rover Sport HST for 2016

    12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
    Land Rover is set to introduce the new Range Rover Sport HST limited edition at the New York Auto Show next week. The new, 380-hp model will slot in between the 340-hp base model and the 550-hp supercharged version.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

    11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
    Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display how their teens drive. Teen Driver automatically mutes the radio until the front seat belts are fastened.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mitsubishi to show new design language with 2016 Outlander

    11:19 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
    Mitsubishi Motors North America will unveil the 2016 Outlander at the New York International Auto Show next week as a part of its freshened design lineup.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion plans revival with iM hatchback, iA compact sedan

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
    Toyota Motor Corp. is set to unveil two new nameplates for its struggling Scion brand next month at the New York auto show -- a five-door iM hatchback and a sporty compact sedan designated the iA.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cadillac looks to exploit mismatches vs. Germans with CT6

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
    Cadillac is taking a decidedly different approach to the full-size luxury sedan category with the upcoming CT6. While that uber-lux segment always has been long on roominess, horsepower and opulence, Cadillac will position the CT6 as an agile, athletic, driver's car and a technological tour de force.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Optima's prime

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
    Kia Motors flashed these renderings of the fourth-generation Optima midsize sedan that it will unveil next week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lexus aims to recapture luxury sales crown with retooled RX

    2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
    Lexus is gunning to regain the U.S. luxury sales crown when it unveils a redesigned RX crossover next month at the New York auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cadillac will fit CT6 with a new twin-turbo V6

    10:48 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
    Cadillac has promised that its forthcoming CT6 will form the tip of its technological spear, packing features such as an autonomous-drive system and a rearview mirror that streams video from a rear camera.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia's redesigned Optima retains racy, sleek profile

    9:30 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
    With the redesigned 2016 Optima, Kia hopes to build on the recent success of the midsize sedan, which now leads the funky Soul hatchback as Kia's best-selling model in the United States.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion plans revival with iM hatchback, iA compact sedan

    12:33 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
    Toyota is about to give up its struggling Scion brand a shot in the arm -- two shots, in fact. At the New York auto show next month, the automaker is set to unveil two new models for the youth-oriented brand -- a five-door iM hatchback and a sporty compact sedan designated the iA.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan set for New York debut

    8:00 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2015
    Jaguar will unveil the redesigned 2016 XF sports sedan -- built on the company's new aluminum-intensive architecture -- at the New York International Auto Show next month.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevy readies redesigned Spark for New York, Seoul

    12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
    General Motors has released a teaser photo of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark that will debut on April 2 at the New York and Seoul auto shows. The photo shows a more flowing and sporty design.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GM drops more hints about 2016 Chevy Malibu

    11:54 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2015
    General Motors released a teaser video of the redesigned, yet-to-be-unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, showing the midsize sedan being put through the paces at GM's test facilities. The video shows a camouflaged Malibu barreling through deep water, jostling over rumble strips and being blasted at GM's wind tunnel.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevrolet readies redesigned Spark for New York

    9:00 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015
    One of General Motors' vital cogs in the global market for small cars is getting a nip and tuck. Chevrolet will unveil the revamped 2016 Spark at the Seoul and New York auto shows on April 2.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Next Malibu tackles weight, space challenges

    9:49 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2015
    The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will have more interior space and weigh 300 pounds less than the current car, General Motors said today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan flashes a true-to-concept 2016 Maxima

    12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
    Nissan's redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan will reach U.S. showrooms this year looking remarkably like a concept car the company unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show. The redesigned model goes on sale this spring.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota's Scion to add first sedan to struggling lineup

    9:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015
    Toyota's struggling Scion brand will add a sedan to its lineup for the first time as it battles slumping sales in the United States. The sedan will be introduced in April at the New York auto show along with the all-new Scion iM five-door hatchback, the brand said in a statement today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Fastback Maxima?

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
    Spy photos of the redesigned 2016 Maxima sedan suggest Nissan is going with the kind of fastback styling that mimics the four-door coupe body styles of several German cars.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan's 2016 Maxima drives back to roots

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014
    Nissan's redesigned Maxima sedan may be getting back to its “4DSC” roots. Recent spy photos show an early prototype of the 2016 Maxima. The 2016 Maxima's fastback styling mimics the four-door coupe body styles found on several German cars.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevy Trax will start at $20,995 in U.S. debut

    11:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
    The 2015 Trax, Chevrolet's seventh small vehicle launched in the past four years, will start at a retail price of $20,995 including shipping, General Motors said in a statement today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    7:34 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
    Honda's Acura, struggling to boost sales in the United States amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival of a new sport sedan, the division’s U.S. chief said.... Read More »

Blogs from New York

KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN
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Cadillac's challenge is to be incomparable. Escalade is.
Cadillac has something very special in its stable. But it's not the CT6.
April 1, 12:34 pm U.S. ET
MIKE COLIAS
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Malibu? Not the biggest splash at Chevy this week
The major Chevy ad campaign that rolls out starting today is more important than any single vehicle, including the retoo
April 1, 2:34 pm U.S. ET
LINDSAY CHAPPELL
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Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York
One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans.
April 1, 12:10 pm U.S. ET