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The HondaVAC's electric motor does not need an outlet or recharging.MARK RECHTIN:
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It's quite clear that Fiat isn't merely playing for time with attention-getting variations on the 500. It's running the Mini playbook.DAVE GUILFORD:
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The new Audi A3 sedan, pictured, isn't a replacement for the old hatchback; it's a relaunch of the original A4.MARK RECHTIN:
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Kia revealed the Koup today at the New York auto show, prior to its fourth quarter U.S. sales debut.RYAN BEENE:
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Dodge is giving the re-engineered 2014 Durango a new transmission and interior electronics along with new exterior lighting and styling.LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:
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The WRX concept: Hints at what next year's WRX will look likeDIANA T. KURYLKO:
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The Sport is 800 pounds lighter than today's model thanks to the new platform it shares with the larger and more expensive and redesigned Range Rover.DIANA T. KURYLKO:
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Infiniti has a plan to expand its hybrid vehicle offerings. Its mass-market sister brand, Nissan, is following suit. Pictured is the QX60.LINDSAY CHAPPELL:
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VW has sold fewer than 58,000 Routan minivans since its U.S. debut in 2008.DIANA T. KURYLKO:
| Mike Colias covers General Motors for Automotive News.|
When I was in college, I walked onto the football team. It didn't take long for me to grasp a cold reality: I couldn't just be as good as the scholarship players, who already had the reputation and name recognition. To get the coaches' attention, I had to be better.
That's where Cadillac is today in its quest to play on the s ... Continue reading "Cadillac tries to overcome walk-on status" » Apr 2, 2013 10:01 am U.S. ET Post Comment
Volkswagen of America finally decided to do away with the slow-selling Routan minivan and will phase it out this year.
What took so long?
It’s a rebadged Chrysler minivan with a Chrysler engine and it costs more: Its base price is $27,840 vs. $20,990 for the base Dodge Grand Caravan. ... Continue reading "What took so long to scrap the Routan?" » Mar 28, 2013 1:24 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
The wraps came off of the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Wednesday afternoon in New York, and the model signals a clear new path for the luxury brand. There will be hybrid powertrain options for almost every new model Infiniti introduces.
But there will also be new marketing challenges -- not just for Infiniti, or for the rest of ... Continue reading "Hybrid wave raises marketing questions" » Mar 28, 2013 2:23 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
NEW YORK -- With three new or redesigned models in three years, Range Rover is poised to grow in the U.S. market and better compete with rival vehicles it couldn't take on before.
Range Rover is the more upscale brand of the two SUV/crossover brands -- the second is Land Rover -- that Land Rover North America markets here.
... Continue reading "Range Rover banks on 3 out of 3" » Mar 28, 2013 1:24 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
Subaru isn't known or widely praised for bold design. Loyal buyers of the brand often are more concerned about safety and durability than styling; they often shun conspicuous or expensive cars.
But Subaru has been updating its styling and you can no longer call its models quirky. The BRZ coupe that went on sale last year turn ... Continue reading "Subaru turns a new leaf: Bold styling" » Mar 28, 2013 7:44 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
Since its relaunch as a 2011 model, the Dodge Durango has been the large and largely ignored stepsister of its much-celebrated platform mate, the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
While the Grand Cherokee scooped up awards and headlined Chrysler Group's marketing campaigns, the Durango soldiered on in relative obscurity, despite its role ... Continue reading "Re-engineered Durango punches its ticket to the ball" » Mar 28, 2013 12:01 am U.S. ET Post Comment
NEW YORK -- Most compact cars are engineered to be a means of affordable transportation for the masses, often sacrificing fun for practicality.
With its redesigned Forte lineup, Kia seems to be doing the opposite. The Forte will be the industry's only compact car lineup that offers sporty versions with turbocharged engines in ... Continue reading "Kia compact coupe, hatchback go turbo" » Mar 27, 2013 10:15 am U.S. ET Post Comment
NEW YORK -- The auto industry is full of creeps.
By that, I mean automakers that engage in the phenomenon known as "segment creep" -- that gradual increase in vehicle size with each subsequent generation of product. Example: The current Honda Civic is as large as a '90s-era Accord.
So it's ... Continue reading "Audi backfills lineup with new A3" » Mar 27, 2013 2:44 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
NEW YORK -- The next wave of Italians has arrived, as the wall at the Fiat stand here proclaims: The 500, 500c, 500e and 500L.
You might argue there's only one Italian in U.S. Fiat stores -- the 500 -- and that until dealers get some more product, Fiat is extending the brand any which way it can. ...
Continue reading "Why the next wave of Italians is important" » Mar 27, 2013 12:56 pm U.S. ET Post Comment | Permalink
NEW YORK -- Don't take this the wrong way, but the 2014 Honda Odyssey sucks. Literally.
For its midcycle freshening, the Odyssey is including the "HondaVAC," which Honda claims is the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.
Available in the Odyssey Touring Elite trim level, the HondaVAC will b ... Continue reading "Why the '14 Honda Odyssey won't be a crummy minivan" » Mar 26, 2013 5:00 pm U.S. ET Post Comment
| Dave Guilford is enterprise editor of Automotive News.|
The automotive sales climate is quite different on the different sides of the Atlantic Ocean -- and the auto shows in Europe and the United States show it.
The European auto market continues to crater, to put it bluntly. With the stream of unsettling financial news, European consumers seem reluctant to buy new vehicles, even ... Continue reading "In N.Y., cars consumers actually want to buy" » Mar 26, 2013 9:44 am U.S. ET Post Comment
It's an age-old problem: how not to screw up a smash hit when you design the successor. Thus close attention will be paid to the second-generation Kia Soul at the New York auto show this week.
The Soul, the first production vehicle done under chief stylist Peter Schreyer, helped put Kia on the design map when it arrived in 2009. The boxy subcompact with th ...