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Nissan design boss ushers in high-tech era, honors past

Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's first non-Japanese styling chief, wants to re-root the automaker in its Japanese heritage and deploy advanced digital tools to get to the next era.


A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says

With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.

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AMG up to nearly 10% of Mercedes U.S. sales

After numerous product introductions and explosive U.S. sales growth in 2017, the Mercedes-AMG performance subbrand is on the cusp of representing 10 percent of Mercedes-Benz USA's luxury-vehicle business.

UPDATED: 12/13/17 1:45 pm ET - adds year of debut
VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers

VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.

Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to enter the fast-growing sector .

Lexus readies crossover flagship concept

Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $100,000. The concept will debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next month.

Legos, drain plugs and caves: What people are saying about the '18 Jeep Wrangler

While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current Wrangler, FCA has updated, and modernized, its popular off-roader with offerings such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, an available 8.4-inch touch-screen display and a backup camera. Production of the 2018 Wrangler has begun with the soft- and dual-top four-door versions. Here's some initial reaction from the automotive media.

Infiniti banks on retooled QX50 to pad U.S. sales

Infiniti, already one of the fastest growing luxury brands, aims to give itself a bigger boost with a technology-laden crossover that one executive calls the most important vehicle in the brand's history.

A deep dive inside GM Design

One of the biggest changes to General Motors' 710-acre Technical Center campus in suburban Detroit -- a National Historic Landmark -- is about to begin: a new design studio.

New face and tech for Lincoln MKC

The MKC crossover, Lincoln's best-seller in China and top conquest vehicle in the U.S., is getting its first significant updates, including new technology features and the brand's mesh grille design.

Peter Schreyer

It's too early to tell what kind of sales impression Kia's nascent Stinger performance sedan will have for the brand. But its design impact was felt the minute Kia pulled off the covers at the 2017 Detroit auto show.

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