Services will make the next winner

Jason Stein’s column (“Everybody’s going in the same direction — nowhere fast,” Jan. 15) is spot on if you live in the real world.

Up-close view of GM’s strengths

My long-term employment with Tier 1 suppliers gave me a strong inside relationship with the automotive manufacturers. As a result, I was very convinced that General Motors has the best engineering, reliability, durability, dependability and quality assurance standards.


Fresh signs of optimism as NAFTA talks resume

Auto industry executives appear more sanguine today that the North American Free Trade Agreement can be renegotiated without harming existing supply chains.

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Hyundai Veloster gets more muscular

Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.

Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility

Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.

Ford to reveal 2018 Mustang Bullitt at Detroit auto show

Ford is planning a surprise reveal of a special edition, high-performance Mustang Bullitt GT at next week's Detroit auto show, Automotive News has learned. The Bullitt will be unveiled as a 2018 model, a source said, timed for the 50th anniversary of the eponymous Steve McQueen movie that made the car an icon among enthusiasts.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Glimpse the future in Detroit

There is an awful lot going on in the automobile business these days. To say the future is cloudy is an understatement. The Detroit auto show should help clarify things.

Land Rover's 2019 Defender: What to expect

Land Rover is keeping a pretty tight lid on any news regarding the original Defender's replacement, which is expected to be shown late next year in production form and start rolling off the assembly line as a 2019 model. But Autocar has been able to glean a few details -- or at least as much as the company is willing to share -- about the new model.

Aston: How will Lagonda shape up?

As if plotting to challenge Ferrari in the midengine supercar arena wasn't difficult enough, Aston Martin also is brainstorming how best to break the stranglehold Rolls-Royce and Bentley have on the ultraluxury sedan market.

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