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JAMES B. TREECE:

Old and new GM parties like it's ....

A car as significant as a redesigned Chevrolet Corvette is cause for a party for General Motors. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Mercedes CLA: A play for the younger set

Mercedes-Benz is ready to go a little Scion, with a luxury twist. Mercedes-Benz' sleek and sculpted CLA sedan will go on sale in the United States in September as the first of three new front-wheel-drive vehicles from the luxury marque. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Retooled Chevy Corvette guns for new generation of enthusiasts

GM aims to capture a new generation of sports car lovers -- many raised on video games and extreme sports -- with a complete overhaul of the Chevrolet Corvette that promises additional power, a more refined and comfortable interior, and modern styling. Read More »

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ARLENA SAWYERS:

Women celebrated at Urban Wheel Awards

An impressive group of women were celebrated for their achievements in the auto industry at the 17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards show here Sunday night. Read More »

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The new Vette: What people are saying

From industry analysts to automotive journalists, what people are saying about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Read More »

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Schreyer will head Hyundai group design

Peter Schreyer will oversee Kia and Hyundai's designs as the automaker seeks to outdo rivals such as Volkswagen. Read More »

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New Opel CEO Neumann set to take helm on March 1, report says

Opel's new CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will take office on March 1, four months sooner than expected, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming a magazine report. Read More »

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JAMES B. TREECE:

Corvettes that might have been

It's a fair bet that every designer at General Motors wants to work on the iconic Chevrolet Corvette. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Musk: Tesla aims for profit in 2013

Tesla Motors aims to earn its first profit later this year and launch a cheaper electric vehicle within three to four years, CEO Elon Musk said. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Lincoln bids for younger crossover buyers with MKC

The Lincoln MKC Concept makes its world debut at the Detroit show Monday, the second vehicle in a new generation of Lincolns aimed at young upscale customers. The MKC Concept is Lincoln's vision for its entry in a small segment that's rapidly growing in importance: compact luxury crossovers. Read More »

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NICK BUNKLEY:

Detroit's show … grandiose in so many ways

It's that time again -- the time when journalists covering the North American International Auto Show bring out cliched phrases such as “it's that time again” and “the cars are the stars.” Read More »

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Analysts: U.S. auto sales outlook hinges on end to political strife

Nothing is more likely to stall auto sales this year in the United States than continued political wrangling. That was the conclusion of a panel of economists and forecasters at a Society of Automotive Analysts conference here Sunday evening before the Detroit auto show. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Milestones and a few potholes: A 60-year drive with America's sports car

The arrival of the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette today at the Detroit auto show falls just four days short of a key anniversary -- 60 years ago the original Corvette concept, EX-122 -- debuted at the 1953 GM Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Read More »

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GM hopes U.S. stock sale revives image as it seeks higher credit rating

The sale of the Treasury's stake in General Motors and a possible credit rating upgrade of the automaker in 2013 will help distance the company from the stigma of its 2009 bankruptcy restructuring. Read More »

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U.S. Treasury's 'Corvette geeks' helped save car, GM engineer says

As GM worked through bankruptcy in 2009, the chief engineer for the Corvette was called on to discuss the future of the iconic sports car. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Acceleration, not speed, behind BMW diesel push

BMW has a message for the incorrigible speed freaks looking for a more politically correct set of wheels in this era of energy efficiency: switch to a diesel. Read More »

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2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW:

Toyota sheds vanilla styling with eye on Hyundai's rise

When Tokuo Fukuichi was brought back to Toyota Motor to become head of design, he was given a simple directive from President Akio Toyoda: make Toyota cars simple and cool. He took a risk and objected. Read More »

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Jaguar to add 800 new UK jobs, source says

Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 800 new jobs at its Solihull factory in central England due to demand in China, Russia and the United States, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Read More »

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Daimler to extend Zetsche's contract, report says

Daimler will extend CEO Dieter Zetsche's contract by five years, two years more than expected, a German magazine reported. Read More »

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Schreyer to take charge of Hyundai group design

German designer Peter Schreyer, the creative brain behind the Audi TT, will oversee both Kia and Hyundai's designs as the automaker seeks to outdo rivals such as Volkswagen. Schreyer will assume the newly created role to lead design efforts at both Hyundai and Kia, Hyundai said Sunday. Read More »

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