Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL03/307289955/ford-ram-quarrel-over-heavy-duty-pickup-towing-title Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand. Tell us the true towing rating http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL03/140729890/tell-us-the-true-towing-rating Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST I don't understand why Ford doesn't rate its new Super Duty pickup using the SAE J2807 standard. Toyota delay could have domino effect http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289970/toyota-delay-could-have-domino-effect Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Delays in the development of the Toyota New Global Architecture platform may mean several products in the Toyota pipeline could be delayed by as much as six months. Scion's entry-level reload means big changes http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289977/scions-entry-level-reload-means-big-changes Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Toyota has decided to keep Scion as a starter brand with a product lineup tailored to young shoppers. Nissan tackles its larger models now http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289971/nissan-tackles-its-larger-models-now Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST With most of its small and high-volume models redesigned, Nissan will begin rolling out freshened and re-engineered versions of its larger models and trucks. Lexus lineup aims for younger buyers http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289978/lexus-lineup-aims-for-younger-buyers Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lexus has taken an adventurous product direction, splitting its offerings into a traditional luxury channel for its older buyers and a new-product silo of performance-based vehicles to attract Gen X and Gen Y consumers. Fit, HR-V, Pilot lead way for Honda http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289974/fit-hr-v-pilot-lead-way-for-honda Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Honda Division is in a long stretch before its four big-volume vehicles -- Civic, Accord, CR-V and Odyssey -- receive sheet metal redesigns. Big wave of Infiniti products ahead http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289973/big-wave-of-infiniti-products-ahead Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Infiniti dealers and consumers will wait until 2016 at the earliest to see a number of critical new products that have been promised. Acura TLX: The storm before the calm http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM04/307289975/acura-tlx-the-storm-before-the-calm Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Once the TLX sedan is introduced this fall -- replacing both the TL and TSX in the lineup -- Acura will be in a product-launch lull. GM moved faster to fix larger cars http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM11/307289963/gm-moved-faster-to-fix-larger-cars Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted...