Toyota's global design chief battles the pod

Toyota's new global design chief, Simon Humphries, says car-sharing and autonomous driving will be a boon to cool, ultra-emotional design for your personal wheels.


Pininfarina preps another Asian tiger

Italian design house Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.

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GM Korea becomes latest cost target

A restructuring of GM's Korean operation could combine elements of its Australia strategy — where it quit manufacturing but remained in the consumer market — and its India strategy, where it kept manufacturing for export, but abandoned the consumer market.

Kia freshens Ceed with new look, better handling

Kia hopes new technologies, a "more self-confident" design and better driving dynamics will gives its new Ceed a boost in Europe's compact car segment against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

City-slickers and F-150 Junior: What people are saying about '19 Ford Ranger

One of the bigger debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show was the 2019 Ford Ranger. The newest Ranger is larger in size this time around and will compete against the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma once it reaches dealerships next year. Ford officials are positioning the pickup as a lifestyle vehicle that appeals to younger, active buyers who may not want the herculean hauling capabilities — and higher price tag — of a full-size F-150.

Can the hardy Tacoma climb this hill?

A competitive barrage in midsize pickups could be tough for the Toyota Tacoma, the segment leader for more than a decade. Or it could be an opportunity for the burly Toyota to kick sand in the face of yet another challenger.

BMW cleaning up its design

With its 2018 debuts, BMW is kicking off a new chapter of styling, design chief Adrian van Hooydonk says. It starts with the X2.

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