Flex-N-Gate breaks ground for $95 million plant in Detroit

Flex-N-Gate broke ground on a $95 million plant on Detroit's east side that Mayor Mike Duggan touted as the largest supplier investment in the city in more than two decades.

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Electric-car revolution faces its biggest test

Are electric cars ready to stand on their own? If you took a spin down to the New York auto show, the answer is probably a hard "no."

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Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.


Sleeker 10th-gen Honda Accord

Spy photos of Honda's 10th-generation Accord midsize sedan reveal a more sloping roofline than the outgoing version. Also, a grille and headlight design similar to those of the Civic and the Clarity.


Genesis GV80 Concept: What people are saying

Genesis' GV80 Concept teases the first of two crossovers the luxury brand has promised by 2020. Once it reaches production, with a market launch sometime in 2018, the vehicle is expected to be a midsize crossover aimed at the Mercedes-Benz GLE series and the BMW X5. Here's what journalists and others are saying about the Genesis GV80 concept:


Will autonomous driving kill the sports car?

Virtually every brand in the auto industry is bragging about its autonomous driving capabilities But when it comes to "the future of transportation," Mazda and Porsche got the memo -- they just decided to go another way.


What does Lucid Air have over Tesla Model S?

The Lucid Air drew scant attention at the New York auto show. But Lucid's chief technology officer says the four-door electric vehicle is markedly superior to the cars of his previous company: Tesla.


SUVs, crossovers and green wheels share Big Apple spotlight

Another wave of new and redesigned SUVs and crossovers are sharing the spotlight at the New York auto show, boosted by low U.S. gasoline prices and increasing consumer demand, but automakers are also moving ahead with new electric, plug-in hybrid and other green vehicles.

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