Posted 9:45 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 11
Bob Lutz on stage and behind a rostrum -- yet again -- in Detroit on Sunday.
Blogs from the Detroit auto show
Posted 7:59 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 11
Millenials are less impressed by luxury logos and traditional measures like exclusivity and status, says Steve Krause of Ipsos MediaCT. Millenials define luxury more by uniqueness, innovation and excellence in design, he said. (DAVID PHILLIPS)
Posted 10:37 am U.S. ET, Jan. 12
Reuss: Buick "is absolutely ready for it." (GM)
Posted 9:15 am U.S. ET, Jan. 12
DETROIT -- I don't like surprises. And it's a good thing for me that automakers don't much, either.
Most of the vehicles revealed at auto shows today break cover before the wraps formally come off onstage. For the ones that don't, the companies are kind enough to give us automotive journalists the photos and details so we can write our stories ahead of time.
So I was mildly annoyed when Buick's ...
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DETROIT -- By now you’ve seen the new Nissan Titan pickup that debuted today at the North American International Auto Show here.
But even if you haven’t, you have.
That’s because it has Ford F-150 DNA stamped all over it, from the three horizontal indentations in the grille that recall Ford’s three-bar grille, to the shape of the chamfered headlights to the doglegs in the ...
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Luxury automakers can expect their niche to expand. But reaching customers will get harder as Millenials increasingly enter the market.
A Society of Automotive Analysts conference Sunday before the Detroit auto show press days was all about the changing U.S. luxury auto market.
Lots of data and insight from several speakers, but the takeaway was dead simple. Luxury customers ain’t what the ...
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DETROIT -- A young, stylish and energetic crowd poured into Detroit's Orchestra Hall on Sunday night for the MAIN Event 20, the de facto kick-off for the North American International Auto Show.
The event, sponsored by Ford Motor Co. and now in its fifth year, celebrates the "people behind the cars" by honoring students, automotive executives and Detroit's design community. Other sponsors include ...
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DETROIT -- Infiniti finally has its much anticipated halo car. But it’s not the massive, performance-engined Porsche Panamera fighter once bandied about by brand executives.
Instead, it's the production coupe going on sale next year that will be based on the new Q60 Concept unveiled Sunday on the eve of the Detroit motor show press days.
Michael Bartsch, vice president of Infiniti Americas ...