HEADLINES: Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept  |   Detroit auto show sets best attendance record since 2003 peak  |   BMW will boost i3's range  |   Acadia's stance: Less is more  |   GM delays rollout of Super Cruise  |   Nissan aims to eclipse Honda sales  |   Continental captures the concept's pizazz  |   Toyota ramps up its truck production, with caution  |   Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee on the way  |   GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback  |  

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  • NEWS

    Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept

    2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016
    It's nearly covered the car market from side to side and top to bottom, and now Kia appears to be making bold plans to raise its game on the crossover/SUV side. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the full-size Telluride concept, the brand's biggest crossover or SUV since the Borrego.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Detroit auto show sets best attendance record since 2003 peak

    9:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
    The Detroit auto show this year drew 815,575 in total ticketed attendance, event organizers said late Sunday. That topped last year’s 803,451, and continues the attendance upswing after a dip during the recession that saw the total number of visitors drop to 650,517 in 2009.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    ZF executive 'remarkably comfortable' in one-on-one chat with Obama

    3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016
    GUEST BLOG: The most commonly asked question I've received in the past 24 hours is: “Were you nervous?” But I can honestly tell you that my 10-minute one-on-one conversation with the president was remarkably comfortable.... Read More »

  • VIDEO

    Hits & Misses - 2016 Detroit Auto Show

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Reporter David Undercoffler picks the stars and snoozers of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.... Watch The Video »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Buick Envision

    The 2016 Buick Envision was shown at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    VLF Automotive Force 1 V10

    The Force 1 is a heavily modified Dodge Viper two-seater with an 8.4-liter V10 engine with 745 horsepower. Pricing for the Force 1 starts at $268,500. Initial production will begin in April at VLF's production facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., and will be limited to 50 units. VLF said it will start delivering the car in the third quarter. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 GMC Acadia

    The 2017 Acadia is more than 7 inches shorter, 3.5 inches narrower and 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor to better position the Acadia "at the heart of the midsize" crossover market, GMC chief Duncan Aldred says. With those dimensions, the redesigned Acadia is closer to a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Honda Pilot in size compared with the outgoing Acadia and its corporate cousins, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Acura Precision concept

    The sedan is a look at the future design direction of the brand, although it doesn't presage any specific production model. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Kia Forte

    Kia went beyond a mere face-lift with the Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback, outfitting them with a rich array of crash-avoidance features and the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone interfaces. Go to the Gallery »

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    Kia Telluride concept

    The Telluride is a hulking utility vehicle concept with an efficient, plug-in hybrid powertrain and a cushy cabin for rear passengers. Kia describes the Telluride, crafted at its U.S. design studio in Irvine, Calif., as “purely conceptual,” as evidenced by its 3D-printed interior components and the suicide doors that open at 90-degree angles. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Genesis G90

    The full-size G90 sedan replaces the Hyundai Equus. The G90 will go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of 2016. Wearing the brand's "athletic elegance" styling, the G90 will offer the choice of three engines: a 3.8-liter V-6, a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 and a 5.0-liter V-8. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Lexus LC 500

    The LC 500 is a low-slung, rear-wheel-drive coupe that will crank 467 hp out of its 5.0-liter, V-8 engine and start at nearly $100,000. It’s based on the LF-LC concept coupe that Lexus has been teasing auto show visitors with for years and rides on a new modular rwd platform called GA-L (global architecture for luxury vehicles), which will underpin future versions of Lexus’ sedans, starting with the full-size LS. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Infiniti Q60 sports coupe

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    2017 Lincoln Continental

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    2017 F-150 SuperCrew Raptor

    The Raptor is 6 inches wider than the standard F-150 for greater off-road stability. It’s up to 500 pounds lighter than the previous Raptor, which ended production in 2014. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 BMW M2 coupe

    The successor to the 1-series M boasts a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine putting out 365 hp. It is due in dealerships in the spring. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 BMW X4 M40i

    The 2016 X4 M40i sport crossover, based on the X4 xDrive35i, comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine with 355 hp and a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. It will arrive in U.S. showrooms in February. Go to the Gallery »

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    Nissan Titan Warrior concept

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    Audi A4 allroad quattro

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    Audi h-tron quattro concept

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  • PHOTOS

    Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept

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  • PHOTOS

    2017 Honda Ridgeline

    Honda's second-generation midsize pickup rides on the same unibody platform as the Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover and will share their 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Ford Fusion

    The freshened Ford Fusion gets an updated face, a high-end trim and a "Sport" version that boasts the most powerful engine of any mass-market midsize car. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet

    The new S65 Cabriolet will be available in U.S. dealerships beginning in late summer of 2016. Mercedes says the S65's 6.0‑liter V12 biturbo engine will generate 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Buick Avista concept

    Buick hinted at possible plans to expand its U.S. lineup with a new coupe -- the Avista concept -- and rekindle its historic performance roots. The rear-wheel drive 2+2 concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine with 400 hp. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Mercedes E class

    The midsize E class is Mercedes' most important launch of the year. It's Mercedes' No. 2 selling nameplate in the U.S., after the C class. The 2017 model is expected to get new interior features as well as safety and semiautonomous driving technology to exceed those offered in the flagship S-class sedan. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept

    The Tiguan GTE concept's plug-in hybrid system combines electric motors at the front and rear with a 148 hp turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine, all mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The concept can be driven by the front, rear or all four wheels, depending on the driving mode and road conditions. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    Chrysler's new minivan will include a number of new or updated features, such as foot-activated side and rear doors and redesigned Stow 'n Go seats. It will also feature an improved 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The redesigned minivan is due in showrooms in late spring 2016. A plug-in hybrid variant, to follow at dealerships about six months later, may also make an appearance. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback

    The Cruze hatch will be offered only in Chevy’s two highest trim levels, LT and Premier, as well as an RS package, which features a sportier front and rear fascias, fog lamps and 18-inch wheels. The car will have 18.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seat -- about 5 cubic feet less than that of the Focus, Golf and Elantra GT and more than the Mazda3. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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    2016 Infiniti Q50

    The freshened 2016 Infiniti Q50 sedan will come with three new engine options and a host of exterior and interior cosmetic changes, including a new front-end. -- John Irwin Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Infiniti QX60

    The freshened 2016 Infiniti QX60 crossover features a new front-end modeled after the Q50 sedan and a host of interior and exterior cosmetic changes. -- John Irwin Go to the Gallery »

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    Infiniti Q50 and QX60

    Infiniti has freshened its two best-selling vehicles this year -- the Q50 sedan and the QX60 crossover -- with the Q50 getting three new engine options and both vehicles getting interior and exterior cosmetic changes. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2017 Lincoln Continental spy photos

    The clearest pictures yet of the 2017 Lincoln Continental emerged this week as a spy photographer caught a test mule leaving Ford Motor Co.’s product development center in Dearborn, Mich. While the car has a conventional sedan shape, it appears Ford has invested heavily in the jewelry. The headlamps for instance, have five chrome-trimmed elements housed behind a plastic cover. Those oblong elements are vaguely reminiscent of the Lincoln compass logo. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC

    The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC, a renamed and freshened SLK roadster, features a sportier front-end marked by a “diamond” radiator grille and a tweaked interior, among other changes. Go to the Gallery »

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    Genesis G90

    Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled the Genesis G90, the flagship sedan and first of six nameplates for the new premium brand to be rolled out through 2020. Superior safety, comfort and performance are key goals for the G90, as South Korea's biggest automaker targets a bigger slice of the global luxury segment and its fat profit margins. Under the hood, the G90 offers a choice of three gasoline engines teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission: a twin-turbo, 3.3-liter V-6, a 3.8-liter V-6 or a 5.0-liter V-8. The V-8 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (0 to 62 mph) in 5.7 seconds. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists

    A look at the finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year honors. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback spy photos

    Spy photos add to the mounting evidence that Chevrolet is prepping a U.S. launch of a Cruze hatchback. The photos show a disguised Cruze hatch that features a front end nearly identical to that of the sedan, including streamlined headlights and a deeper, wider take on the traditional twin-port grille. Chevy is expected to unveil the Cruze hatchback next month at the Detroit auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volvo S90

    Volvo will unveil its new S90 flagship sedan at the Detroit auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S

    The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S feature a host of powertrain improvements that shave more time off the 0-to-60-mph run. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Honda Ridgeline spy photos

    Honda’s second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographs snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of its Detroit auto show debut in January. The shots confirm what many in the auto industry have been expecting -- that Honda would ditch the controversial flying buttress profile from the original Ridgeline in favor of a more traditional truck-like silhouette.

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    2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class spy photos

    The next-generation, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan will look strikingly similar to the company’s flagship S class, based on new spy photos. The redesigned E class, a mainstay of Mercedes’ sedan lineup, will feature a sloping front end, and side and rear panels that resemble a smaller S class compared with the current E class, which is boxier, especially in the rear, the photos show. It will be introduced at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

    BMW will boost i3's range

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    BMW will boost the range of its i3 electric car by about half for the 2017 model year. This summer, the lithium ion battery pack of the compact EV will be improved, "which puts it into a much more usable range," Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing, told Automotive News at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Acadia's stance: Less is more

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's largest and hottest.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GM delays rollout of Super Cruise

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale date the company announced in September 2014. The system allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan aims to eclipse Honda sales

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Nissan trails the smaller Honda in sales at home in Japan and in the U.S. But this year, Nissan hopes to finally pass Honda in America, says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Continental captures the concept's pizazz

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't backed off from the styling that some criticized as too Bentley-esque, nor has it significantly watered down its new flagship sedan.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota ramps up its truck production, with caution

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Toyota plans to boost output of light trucks in 2016 to tap the hot market for SUVs and crossovers, but it will do so cautiously with an eye to the flattening market, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said.... Read More »

  • VIDEO

    AutoNews Now: New look of Lincoln Continental

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    In Detroit: New look of Lincoln Continental; Acura's bold styling statement; Fisker, Lutz unleash Force 1; Nissan concept takes Titan to the extreme; Smaller GMC Acadia.... Watch The Video »

  • VIDEO

    First Shift: Honda Ridgeline, version 2

    7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    In Detroit: Honda reveals 2nd-gen Ridgeline; Kia's big, green SUV concept; Genesis aims for luxury leaders; 'Awesome' Lexus coupe; Marchionne's Jeep DNA analysis; F-150 Raptor SuperCrew.... Watch The Video »

  • VIDEO

    AutoNews Now: 'Glamorous' Chrysler Pacifica minivan

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    From Detroit: A 'glamorous' Chrysler minivan; Volvo S90 safety strides; Audi's moon shot?; VW CEO: 'Believe me'; Civic, XC90 rule the roost.... Watch The Video »

  • VIDEO

    First Shift: Buick's surprise: Avista coupe

    7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Detroit debuts: Buick surprise coupe, Benz E Class, Chrysler's new minivan: Pacifica; VW previews concept crossover; Fusion's interior updates; Where sales are at risk; Fewer dealerships needed?... Watch The Video »

  • NEWS

    GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    China pushes down Rolls sales

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Rolls-Royce global sales fell last year because of a 54 percent decline in China -- despite a 6 percent increase in North America. Worldwide, Roll-Royce sales declined to 3,785 cars from a record 4,063 in 2014.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jeep Cherokee adds luxe trim

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top-end Trailhawk model.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Zetsche: '17 E class will pass ES

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said he is “very confident” the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES. Mercedes believes much of the car's appeal will lie in its vast array of technologies.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Genesis brand born with luxury heritage

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Hyundai came to the Detroit auto show with what seemed to be a fully formed vision for its Genesis luxury brand, built around rear-wheel-drive platforms, Nurburgring-worthy tuning and styling by the best designers that the Hyundai empire could pluck from the likes of Audi, BMW, Bentley and Lamborghini.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Volvo seeks luxury cred with product revival

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Volvo showed a new car -- and a reborn company -- at the Detroit auto show just days after setting a global sales record in 2015. Freed from Ford's hierarchy and with the blessing of its Chinese parent company, Volvo has evolved from a struggling brand to an agile company mapping its own future, executives say.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Hyundai resists the allure of retail temples for Genesis

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Instead of requiring its dealers to build costly Genesis showrooms, Hyundai is planning to use a mix of specialty showrooms, standalone stores and hybrid stores, depending on the market. The thinking is that by saving money on capital improvements, Hyundai and its dealers will be able to invest more heavily in technology and a convenient customer experience.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Detroit's stars & snoozers

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    After a detour to the Consumer Electronics Show, our Faraday Future beat reporter and resident car critic David Undercoffler arrived in Detroit weary and jet-lagged. But nothing stirs him out of his slumber like the smell of fresh metal. Here are his picks.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Significant concepts in 2016

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Several of the auto show's production-car debuts were notable for what was invisible: safety, connected-car and powertrain technologies. But concept cars are still largely about the exterior and interior designs. Here's a sampling of some of the more significant concepts at this year's Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford skips flash, and media attention

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
    Without another supercar such as last year's GT or an aluminum pickup truck up its sleeve, Ford spent much of the Detroit auto show talking about mobility - a topic it sees as critical to its future but one that doesn't easily capture the attention of auto show media.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Hyundai: Expect Ioniq hybrid in Q3

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016
    Hyundai will launch hybrid and all-electric versions of its Ioniq five-door hatchback in the third quarter, said Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan could join off-road battle

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concept.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Dim tunnels, desire and god: What people are saying about Acura's Precision concept

    2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016
    With a striking red paint job and sleek, chiseled flanks, Acura's Precision concept signals that the days of the brand's controversial beak grille are coming to an end. And it previews future styling cues coming to Acura sedans. Here's what reporters, critics and others are saying about the concept.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Seeing double in Detroit

    3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    WES RAYNAL: The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ghosts of Rodney Dangerfield: The Lexus LC 500 and what people think

    2:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    Lexus hopes to pump some high-powered adrenaline and glamour into its lineup with the LC 500. The sport coupe, with four seats, is expected to be priced at around $100,000. What journalists, analysts and others have to say about the LC 500, which was introduced at the Detroit auto show... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

    6:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Lexus trumps Toyota for valued floor space at Detroit show

    12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    HANS GREIMEL: Normally, workers would spend days prepping a stand in advance of Detroit auto show. But this year, Toyota's team had to tear down a booth and create a new one virtually overnight. That is because the Lexus luxury sibling brand commandeered the expansive Toyota brand space on Monday as the unveiling stage for its sexy LC 500 coupe.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Is Toyota turning the Mirai into a mobile network server?

    12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    WESLEY WREN: Toyota wants to alleviate the data bottleneck that happens while using a standard mobile network.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota Tacoma engineer wins Steel Institute award

    11:54 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
    Mike Sweers, chief engineer for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, said his team turned to steel to meet aggressive targets to improve body and frame rigidity and strength while reducing mass.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

    12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016
    Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chuck Norris and giggles: What people think of Honda's '17 Ridgeline

    2:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016
    Honda's newest Ridgeline looks truer to a pickup while retaining platform ties to its Honda siblings, namely the Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover, and the Acura MDX crossover. Here's what some critics, analysts and others think about the redesigned truck.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Jeep waves green flag for Hellcat Grand Cherokee

    2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016
    JAKE LINGEMAN: A 707-hp Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee is coming before the end of 2017... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

    8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016
    Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    The 5 most important models in Detroit

    11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. In no particular order, here are the five most important vehicles at the show and how they grade.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

    11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    RICHARD TRUETT: It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Why it was no surprise that Ford had no surprises

    11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    NICK BUNKLEY: A year ago, the Ford GT was the surprise star of the Detroit auto show. Ford has a much lower-key presence in this year's show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GM delays Super Cruise rollout

    5:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    General Motors' timeline to introduce its first semi-autonomous vehicle has slipped by several months as the automaker works to perfect the system, which allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept

    8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    The Acura Precision Concept -- a swept-back, long-hooded sports sedan -- previews the brand's new design direction while aiming to reinvent the marque's image as aspirational. The concept is a dramatically creased vision for a brand in search of an identity.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lincoln strives to deliver on luxury promise with Continental

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    The front-to-back chrome console and thick carpeting are gone, but otherwise the production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GMC shrinks Acadia, aims refined crossover 'at heart of midsize' market

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    The 2017 GMC Acadia will be dramatically smaller than the big crossover that has been in service for nearly a decade. When it goes on sale this spring, the redesigned Acadia will be more than 7 inches shorter, narrower and 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, aligning its dimensions closer to those of a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Honda Pilot.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Fisker unveils VLF Force 1 V10 supercar after lawsuit against Aston Martin

    11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    VLF Automotive today unveiled its Force 1 V10 supercar, a week after it became the subject of a suit between designer Henrik Fisker and Aston Martin.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Low oil prices make it harder to sell fuel-efficient cars, GM powertrain boss says

    3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
    Although slumping oil prices have not changed General Motors' product development plans, the declines in oil and U.S. gasoline prices are affecting consumers' purchase decisions, says Dan Nicholson, GM's powertrain chief.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    What people are saying about the Chrysler Pacifica

    1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aims to pump new life into a segment it created more than 30 years ago with a new minivan that will carry the Pacifica badge. Here's what analysts, journalists and others are saying about it:... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

    11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    With 2017 E class, Mercedes aims to renew a hit

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Mercedes-Benz faces a crucial test when its redesigned 2017 E class goes on sale this summer. Sedan sales are stagnating in a U.S. market increasingly dominated by trucks. To counter the trend, Mercedes has packed a bigger but lighter, more coupelike car with advanced technologies.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti returns to sport coupe segment

    1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Infiniti's redesigned Q60 coupe now matches the Q50 sedan in styling and technology, and mark the end of the old-generation G-series models that once supplied a large portion of the brand's sales.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Why the Buick Avista is a long shot for production

    3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    MIKE COLIAS: With the Avista concept, the questions are growing louder about whether Buick is serious about adding any of its recent sexy sheet metal to its lineup.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia packs Forte with technology as it shifts to Mexico plant

    2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Kia's freshened, technology-packed 2017 Forte will inaugurate its soon-to-open assembly plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and join a growing list of inexpensive compact cars being produced at Mexican factories for the U.S. market.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    RIP David Bowie: Thin White Duke once sang of Detroit's iconic car brands

    3:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    BILL SHEA: David Bowie is dead at age 69 after 18 months of fighting cancer. Let us not forget that this is the man who gave us "Panic In Detroit."... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia's Telluride concept signals revived interest in SUV

    2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    A once-burned Kia signaled that it's thinking of getting back into the SUV business with the Telluride, a concept with an efficient, plug-in hybrid powertrain and a cushy cabin for rear passengers.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lexus ventures into higher luxury tier with LC 500 coupe

    12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Lexus is positioning the new LC 500 coupe as a niche nameplate with a bold message to the industry: After more than a quarter century of reaching, the brand has finally earned a place alongside the Germans in the upper echelons of the luxury market.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi shows A4 allroad, hydrogen fuel cell concept

    10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Audi executives showcased a bit of the brand's near- and long-term future with two global debuts here at the Detroit auto show, including a concept with hydrogen fuel cells.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda takes second shot at U.S. pickup market with new Ridgeline

    8:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Looking to repeat the innovation of the original but not duplicate its offbeat styling, Honda showcased an all-new Ridgeline midsize pickup that comes online as smaller trucks gain favor with consumers again.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford's SuperCrew F-150 Raptor sports longer wheelbase

    11:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Ford today showed the four-door, SuperCrew version of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer than the SuperCab Raptor.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda Civic named North American Car of the Year; Volvo XC90 takes truck title

    7:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    The Honda Civic today was named the 2016 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Volvo XC90 took home top truck honors.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford Fusion update is an inside job

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    For the most part, Ford Motor Co. didn't mess with the well-liked, stylish design that vaulted the automaker into serious contention in the cutthroat family sedan segment.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    E class gets 4-banger, autonomous features

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Mercedes-Benz is taking another step toward fully autonomous driving with the redesigned E-class sedan debuting Sunday night ahead of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chrysler makes over mom's minivan

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Chrysler, vowing to shake up a segment it created and dominated for years, is dropping the venerable Town & Country badge and reviving the Pacifica nameplate as part of a sweeping overhaul of its minivan strategy. The 2017 Pacifica, riding on an all-new platform, looks more like a crossover than your mom's minivan.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cruze gets a hatch

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    Chevrolet will unveil a Cruze hatchback this week at the Detroit auto show. Photos released by General Motors show the car keeps the same face as the redesigned sedan.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mitsubishi touts 'laserlike focus' with Outlander PHEV

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    The Japanese carmaker offered a sneak peek at the all-wheel-drive, electrified crossover ahead of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    High expectations: What people think of Mercedes E class

    2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
    In redesigning the E-class midsize sedan for 2017, Mercedes-Benz aims to advance it in every way, notably with autonomous features. Here's what some critics, analysts and others are saying about the E class.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes E class can retake segment lead from Lexus ES, says Zetsche

    11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche is counting on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Buick rekindles performance roots with turbo Avista concept

    7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    Buick hinted at possible future styling cues and plans to expand its lineup with a new coupe, the Avista concept, and rekindle its historic performance roots. The 2+2 concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that generates 400 hp.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    For 2016, some growth, but watch out

    7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    JESSE SNYDER: It's wonderful to be starting an expected seventh straight year of U.S. auto sales growth.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    VW demonstrates versatile MQB platform with off-road hybrid Tiguan

    4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    Volkswagen plans to showcase the versatility of its MQB platform with an off-road ready plug-in hybrid variant of the redesigned Tiguan compact crossover Monday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ultra-luxury brands, 'Bond' star, shine in intimate Detroit showroom

    9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    A ballroom in a downtown Detroit casino was transformed Saturday night into a glitzy showroom for high-end luxury vehicles and supercars worth a combined $8 million.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

    10:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
    HANS GREIMEL: Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of France's Renault SA and Japan's Nissan Motor Co., is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Obama plans to attend Detroit auto show, touts bailout's success

    9:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016
    President Barack Obama, who has taken several victory laps to celebrate the successful U.S. bailout of GM and Chrysler in 2009, is planning to attend the 2016 Detroit auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Beacons help brands target consumers on the show floor

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016
    This year's Detroit auto show will use beacons, wireless digital transmitters located around the exhibition hall that can track the movements of show visitors and communicate with them through their smartphones via Bluetooth as they wander the floor.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    A 56K-era taste of Lincoln's new luxury sedan

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
    GRAHAM KOZAK: Here's a first look at the Detroit auto show-bound, production-spec 2017 Lincoln Continental, rendered in dialup-era pixilated glory.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    VW to unveil plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept in Detroit

    9:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
    The Tiguan SUV concept Volkswagen plans to reveal next week will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, highlighting the automaker's effort to beef up its presence in electric vehicles.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Buick’s Detroit debuts to include a sporty coupe and a Chinese SUV, report says

    7:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
    GM will make its latest play to bring Buick back in the U.S. when the brand shows off a sporty coupe concept and a Chinese-built SUV at the Detroit auto show on Sunday, a person familiar with the plan told Bloomberg.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    FCA aims to dazzle with bigger, bolder 'Gears' display

    2:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
    Fiat Chrysler is stuck in the corner at this year's Detroit auto show -- and the automaker couldn't be happier. The move to the northwest corner of Detroit's Cobo Center from the center of the floor has allowed FCA to completely overhaul its displays for the first time in 15 years.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Is CHAdeMO headed for CHAde-NO?

    11:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
    JAMES B. TREECE: The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover drops the CHAdeMO charging port for the U.S. That can't be good news for the Japanese backers of the high-speed charging protocol.... Read More »

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Show Notes

Supplier days

Supplier days
(Philip Nussel)
3:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Auto suppliers invaded Cobo Center on Thursday to check out the new products ... in great detail.  ...


Candy striped

Candy striped
(DAVID PHILLIPS)
8:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

A 2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat, packing 707 hp, undergoes a special beauty treatment from a specialist on the showcase team at Redline Dodge. ...


Lutz and Fisker

Lutz and Fisker
(REUTERS)
11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Henrik Fisker, right, and Bob Lutz, second from right, introduce the 2016 Fisker Force 1, a V-10 supercar, during the launch of VLF Automotive at the Detroit auto show. Fisker said he will star in an "Apprentice"-style show on Esquire TV focused on car design. "I'll probably have to ...


Detroit power

Detroit power
(JOHN IRWIN)
10:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Businessman Dan Gilbert, one of the key players in the revival of downtown Detroit, gives an interview in front of a Lamborghini roadster. Gilbert, who owns Quicken Loans, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and many other ventures, in 2014 bought the Robb Report, which has an ex ...


A visit from the governor

A visit from the governor
(REUTERS)
10:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, left, along with Gilbert Villareal, right, and Bob Lutz, takes a sneak peek at the 2016 Fisker Force 1 during the official launch of VLF Automotive at the Detroit auto show.  ...


Lincoln reveal

Lincoln reveal
(REUTERS)
11:08 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Lincoln chief Kumar Galhotra introduces the 2017 Lincoln Continental sedan on Tuesday.  ...


Auto show swag: Volume I

Auto show swag: Volume I
(DAVID PHILLIPS)
9:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

...


Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm
(BLOOMBERG)
6:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The Porsche stand receives another cleaning on Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, hundreds of engineers and supplier representatives will descend on the show floor. ...


Mercedes-Benz 101

Mercedes-Benz 101
(BLOOMBERG)
6:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Product specialists take notes during a training session at the Mercedes-Benz booth on Tuesday. ...


A final appearance?

A final appearance?
(REUTERS)
9:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

A Dodge Viper ACS draws a few admirers on the show floor. This may be one of the last years the Viper, first hatched as a concept in the late 1980s, appears at the show. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to end Viper output in 2017, citing a lackluster return on investment, as we ...


A bad TP job?

A bad TP job?
(LESLIE J. ALLEN)
2:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

No, this is not a poorly executed TP job or a case of bullying on the show floor. Nissan suffered a minor glitch Tuesday while introducing the Titan Warrior concept truck when the white cover was pulled off and snagged on a corner of the bed, just as the turntable was fired up to do its ...


A blue oval inspection

A blue oval inspection
(JENNIFER VUONG)
1:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Raj Nair, second from right, Ford Motor Co.'s product development chief, checks out the Buick Envision crossover on the show floor. ...


How many junior hockey players does it hold?

How many junior hockey players does it hold?
(REUTERS)
2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Navdeep Bains, Canada's minister of innovation, checks out the interior of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan on Tuesday. Bains made a point to check o ...


Back on stage

Back on stage
(REUTERS)
9:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Honda Motor Co. CEO Takahiro Hachigo was back at the show Tuesday to introduce the Acura Precision Concept, a car aimed at reviving the luxury brand's sedan sales. His appearance Monday to help unveil the Honda Ridgeline pickup marked Hachigo's first visit to the show since his appointme ...


Wait 'n' see

Wait 'n' see
(JOHN IRWIN)
7:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The Force 1 sits under wraps at the VLF Automotive display on Monday ahead of its unveiling Tuesday morning at Cobo Center. The supercar, designed by H ...


Ditching the 'dish'

Ditching the 'dish'
(REUTERS)
2:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Shigeki Tomoyama, senior managing officer for Toyota Motor Corp., with a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell car that could aid in the company’s wider consideration of satellite communications in vehicles. Toyota has partnered with Kymeta, a U.S. maker of flat-p ...


Do I hear $100?

Do I hear $100?
(RICHARD TRUETT)
1:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It didn’t take long for press kits from the auto show to land on eBay. Last year’s hot ticket was the Ford GT press kit. This year the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Mopar kits from Fiat Chrysler are commanding top dollar. The Giulia kit is a lushly bound book with an Alfa Romeo k ...


Kid at work here!

Kid at work here!
(JAMES B. TREECE)
1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If you're a millennial unhappy about baby boomers holding onto their jobs and thus blocking the rise of younger folks, be careful what you wish for. Note the girl -- maybe 7 years old-- with the Cars.com video presenter's microphone behind the wheel. ...


Genesis in good company

Genesis in good company
(JAMES B. TREECE)
1:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

If you're known by the company you keep, Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand should be delighted with the placement of the stand. To the right, behind the Genesis counter, are the Robb Report and Lexus. ...


Barra buzz

Barra buzz
(MIKE COLIAS)
10:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Reporters gather around General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM global product chief Mark Reuss after the reveal of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Bolt goes into production by year end. ...


Snakeskin Viper

Snakeskin Viper
(LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE)
1:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Video game-based drive experiences have become all the rage on the floor of the Detroit auto show. It seems automakers have finally realized that lines of people waiting to virtually drive their vehicle might be a valuable use of marketing dollars. Dodge has taken this year’s track ...


Ghosn touts Titan

Ghosn touts Titan
(RICHARD JOHNSON)
10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Nissan CEO‎ Carlos Ghosn, right, and Andy Parkin of Nissan Design answer questions about the Titan Warrior concept. ...


Genesis settles in

Genesis settles in
(KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN)
12:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The Genesis brand's first ever stand at the Detroit auto show features the Vision G concept, foreground, which was unveiled in August, and the renamed G80 sedan, background, formerly the Hyundai Genesis. A G90 sedan, successor to the Equus nameplate, is to be unveiled at 1:45 p ...


Quick change

Quick change
(KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN)
12:41 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Looking for the Toyota exhibit? You're in the right spot. It just hasn't been built yet. Lexus is occupying the space now with its "Lexus Theater" for the unveiling of the LC 500 coupe, featuring an appearance by Toyota President Akio Toyoda. After the show floor closes at 6 p.m, ca ...


Senate hearing

Senate hearing
(RICHARD JOHNSON)
11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

FCA quality czar Mark Chernoby, center, shows the Chrysler Pacifica to Michigan's U.S. Senators, ‎Debbie Stabenow, right, and Gary Peters, both Democrats. ...


FCA's top brass

FCA's top brass
(REUTERS)
8:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, center, enjoys a laugh at Monday's unveiling of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. At left is FCA Chairman John Elkann and at right is Olivier Francois, chief global marketing officer for FCA and head of the Fiat brand worldwide.

North American Car of the Year vote was close

North American Car of the Year vote was close
8:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Final vote counts for North American Car of the Year were 203 for the Honda Civic, 181 for the Chevrolet Malibu and 146 for the Mazda MX-5 Miata. For North American Truck of the Year, the vote was 310 for the Volvo XC90, 111 for the Honda Pilot and 109 for the Nissan Titan XD. 


4-ring reunion

4-ring reunion
(RICHARD JOHNSON)
5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen visited old friends at the Audi stand on Monday. From left are Reinhard Fischer, director of strategy for Audi of America; de Nysschen, who once ran Audi of America; and Chris Consiglio, COO of Eitel Dahm Motor Group, a luxury dealership group ne ...


Kia revives a big SUV

Kia revives a big SUV
(REUTERS)
4:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Michael Sprague, COO of Kia Motors America, right, and Tom Kearns, chief designer for Kia Design Center America, introduce the Telluride concept on Monday. ...


A high-level statement

A high-level statement
(REUTERS)
2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Hyundai Motor Co. tapped several executives to help introduce the G90, the flagship sedan planned for the Genesis luxury brand, on Monday. The official, high-level contingent included Chung Eui-sun, Hyundai's vice chairman and the only son of Hyundai Group Chairman Chung Mong-k ...


'Lexus IS my middle name'

'Lexus IS my middle name'
(HANS GREIMEL)
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Akio Toyoda unveiled the Lexus LC 500, touting it as unbelievably true to its gorgeous LF-LC concept forerunner. And it was. Among the more fanciful flourishes that carry over are the cool 3-D jet afterburner taillights. Toyoda took the stage riffing on his love for cars and determinatio ...


The latest Infiniti

The latest Infiniti
(BLOOMBERG)
2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, with the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sport coupe on Monday. Infiniti posted record global sales of 215,250 vehicles in 2015, up 16 percent from the previous year. ...


Special appearance

Special appearance
(BLOOMBERG)
2:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., makes a rare appearance at the Detroit auto show as he introduces the Lexus LC 500 sport coupe and other models on Monday. Toyoda was int ...


'Very sugoi'

'Very sugoi'
(HANS GREIMEL)
1:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Is the new Lexus LC 500 coupe "sugoi?"  Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda thinks so.  He introduced the huge audience to the Japanese word at the car's packed unveiling. What does it mean? "Awesome." And Toyoda knows. He helped fine-tune the ride by test driving the ...


Audi gets a lunar assist

Audi gets a lunar assist
(BLOOMBERG)
11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

American astronaut Gene Cernan, right, the last man to walk on the moon (in 1972), with Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America and the Audi A4 2.0 T Quattro on Monday. Cernan is helping Audi build a lunar rover and joked that the rover might not have an easy ride in space. The moon, h ...


Tough as glass

3:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ford shoots a 2-inch diameter ball of ice into a pane of Gorilla Glass to demonstrate the glass' strength. Use of Gorilla Glass -- Corning Inc.'s tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass -- in the windshield of the Ford GT reduces the supercar's over ...


Textbook styling

Textbook styling
(REUTERS)
5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A visitor receives a quick, personal lesson in exterior design from Tadao Mori, chief designer for Lexus, after the unveiling of the 2017 LC 500 luxury spo ...


Honda CEO in the house

Honda CEO in the house
(BLOOMBERG)
7:09 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Takahiro Hachigo, making his first visit to the Detroit auto show as CEO of Honda Motor Co., greets a visitor after the world debut of the


Eyes of the rival

Eyes of the rival
(DAVE VERSICAL)
3:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Nissan Motor Co.'s global design chief, Shiro Nakamura, checks out Hyundai’s Genesis G90 flagship sedan. ...


Any color, as long as it's red

Any color, as long as it's red
(DAVE VERSICAL)
8:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The Mazda display gets a touch-up.  ...


The latest Buick's millennial roots

The latest Buick's millennial roots
(RICHARD JOHNSON)
11:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The sporty style of the Buick Avista coupe concept is the work of millennials, according to General Motors design exec Bryan ...


A (mostly) familiar face

A (mostly) familiar face
(DAVE VERSICAL)
10:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Now-bearded Google car guy John Krafcik, formerly of Ford and Hyundai, checks out the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.  ...


North American Car and Truck of the Year

North American Car and Truck of the Year
(JOHN IRWIN)
6:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The crowd gathers for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.  ...


Smiles under the blue oval

Smiles under the blue oval
(REUTERS)
1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Bill Ford, left, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., and Ford CEO Mark Fields, share a laugh ahead of the Ford press conference on Monday. ...


The 911's new turbo

The 911's new turbo
(REUTERS)
12:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche, introduces the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S on Monday. ...


A debut from Sweden

A debut from Sweden
(BLOOMBERG)
11:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson handles the honors as the Volvo S90 sedan makes its auto show debut on Monday. ...


Chevy's Cruze family grows

Chevy's Cruze family grows
(REUTERS)
9:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

General Motors North America President Alan Batey with the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback. ...


Happy Honda days, indeed

Happy Honda days, indeed
(REUTERS)
8:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., with the North American Car of the Year award for the 2016 Honda Civic. The redesigned compact car edged the Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda MX-5 Miata for the award. ...


Waiting in the wings

Waiting in the wings
(DAVID PHILLIPS)
7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The College for Creative Studies' exhibit in Cobo Center's concourse, where the latest concepts (and their student designers) hope to someday bask in the spotlight on the main show floor. ...


Sweden (and China) make the podium big time

Sweden (and China) make the podium big time
(REUTERS)
7:48 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo's senior vice president for the Americas region, accepts the award for North American Truck of the Year for the Volvo XC90 on Monday. The XC90 is the first vehicle Volvo has developed independently under Chinese owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. The ...


History lesson

History lesson
(MIKE COLIAS)
8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ahead of the introduction of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Chrysler reminded the crowd which automaker created the segment -- along with the sliding door and the mod ...


Another nice surprise from Buick

Another nice surprise from Buick
(REUTERS)
8:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

General Motors President Dan Ammann, from left, GM global design boss Ed Welburn and Buick chief Duncan Aldred pose with the Buick Avista coupe concept after the car was introduced Sunday in Detroit. Jalopnik was quick to call it "the sex" and said the purple "is

Another Tiguan concept

Another Tiguan concept
(RYAN BEENE)
4:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand, gives reporters a preview of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept on Sunday at the VW stand, ahead of the concept's formal show d ...


Holding court

Holding court
(BLOOMBERG)
10:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Mark Reuss, General Motors' head of global product development (and a big fan of fun, fast, rear-wheel-drive cars), was in the house when Buick showcased such a vehicle -- the Avista concept coupe, packing a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 400 hp -- Sunday i ...


In the spotlight, again

In the spotlight, again
(BLOOMBERG)
9:41 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses members of the media after Buick showcased the Avista concept coupe at a special event Sunday. ...