Fiat is trumpeting a new Maserati -- one that rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds and is decidedly "Imported from Italy" -- to expand U.S. sales. With the Quattroport, Maserati must pry buyers away from German and British luxury rivals -- a tough challenge given that many U.S.
Renault soon will join the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment with the Captur, which will debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Small crossover sales in Europe are forecast to more than double to 400,000 by 2015.
This year's Detroit auto show has a decidedly "green" theme. Green as in the color of money, that is. An aura of luxury pervades many of the show's new models as automakers from Europe, Asia and the Motor City itself strive to bring more affluent consumers into showrooms.
Sirius XM Radio's grip on American drivers is under an increasing threat as the availability of Internet connections in more cars is helping Pandora Media counter some of its rival's big selling points.
Nissan, the largest automaker in Mexico, will start domestic production of the Note subcompact and export the cars throughout the Americas. The five-door model will be the third built at Nissan's plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Nissan said Saturday.