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FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram 1500, spy photos reveal

Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of dropping down or opening up french

Audi picks Detroit for A7's show debut

Audi has picked the Detroit auto show in January for the debut of its latest-generation A7.

BMW aims X2 at younger buyers

BMW hopes its new X2 will appeal to active, younger car buyers looking for a uniquely individual car when it launches its latest compact crossover next March.

Detroit mayor calls for auto show venue to get new name

Cobo Center, the downtown convention hall that's home to the annual Detroit auto show, could soon change its name -- a move that would cut its association with a racist ex-mayor.

AutoMobili-D to stage new business-to-business matchmaking at Detroit auto show

Organizers are set to expand AutoMobili-D in terms of space and offerings at the 2018 Detroit auto show following the mobility exhibition's launch last year.

Ram spy photos hint at longer wheelbase, split tailgate

Some features of the next-generation Ram 1500, an apparent longer wheelbase and a new tailgate that folds down and splits in the middle to provide closer access to the bed, have emerged based on new

Detroit auto show to open mobility showcase to public

The North American International Auto Show plans to expand its mobility and technology showcase, Automobili-D, to the public next year with a focus on talent recruitment.

Is the world ready for an electric MG?

MG, the former British automaker once known in the U.S. for its affordable sports cars, is not only alive and well, it's reportedly about to introduce something far more advanced than the last car

How the subconscious takes in an auto show

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division of the company called Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience had me outfitted with biometric sensors and a pair of glasses

Gaping maws, laces and halos: What people are saying about the Audi Q8

The Q8 concept, unveiled at the Detroit auto show this month, is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury SUV Audi will launch in 2018. A look at what people are saying about the Q8.

Evolution, animal kingdoms and doomed appliances: What people think of Nissan Vmotion 2.0

The Vmotion 2.0 concept is a more fearlessly stylish vision for Nissan's next round of sedans. Here's what people are saying about the Vmotion 2.0 concept.

Ho-hum Detroit show may help used-car prices

The 2017 Detroit auto show's lack of eye-popping reveals might prove to be a good thing for used-car prices, Larry Dixon, an analyst at NADA Used Car Guide, said.

Dice, floating roofs and Rhode Island: The early verdicts on 2018 GMC Terrain

General Motors continues to revamp its crossover lineup and is finally giving the GMC Terrain a makeover. The second-generation 2018 Terrain, unveiled at the Detroit auto show, is about 12 percent

Pizza, chins and living rooms: What people are saying about the Lexus LS

Lexus brought the latest generation of the LS sedan to the Detroit auto show, and by doing so, showcased the reinterpreted flagship that launched the brand with aplomb 28 years ago. Here’s what

VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.

Auto shows are great places to expose consumers to F&I

Introducing F&I products to customers at an auto show, where they're relaxed and admiring cars they'd love to have, could lead to an easier sell for F&I managers down the line.

Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more trucklike in appearance for 2018. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.

Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-

Cars matter after all

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.

Hits and misses of the Detroit show

Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.

Magna puts doors on a diet

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still

Subaru 'not done yet' with sales surge

Subaru is targeting a 9 percent sales surge in 2017 for a ninth straight year of record U.S. results, despite a plateauing overall market.

Creativity shines in golden age of light fixture technology

The increasing use of flexible LED applications in auto headlights and accent lights has resulted in a golden age of light design across the industry.

As Pacifica ramps up, Grand Caravan lives on

Fiat Chrysler will keep the Dodge Grand Caravan around a little longer than planned as it continues to ramp up sales of the old minivan's more expensive new line mate, the Chrysler Pacifica.

Brands push boundaries at the Detroit auto show

Detroit's auto show traditionally sounds the opening bell for the new year. This year, it showed brands stretching into new segments and testing new design cues.

A lighter Traverse with high-end trim levels

After a first generation that has been forced to last nine years, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a more trucklike appearance.

Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.

2018 Camry: The more things change …

The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.

Revised product strategy could result in lower prices for top-end Wagoneers, Grand Wagoneers

An altered product strategy giving Jeep new truck-based luxury SUVs and an Alfa Romeo-based Grand Cherokee in 2019 could make it easier for Fiat Chrysler dealers to win business from rival General

Autonomous drive gets closer -- meaning what?

Carmakers got more specific about timing for self-driving vehicles as they discussed their plans this month at CES in Las Vegas and the Detroit auto show. Most forecasts of showroom-ready, fully

Will Mustang fans go for a hybrid?

Ford product chief Raj Nair says Mustang fans will accept a hybrid, as long as it delivers "affordable performance."

Why Honda skipped awd on Odyssey

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan that broke cover at the Detroit auto show has a laundry list of new features. But all wheel drive didn't make that list.

Volvo hopes V90 can stir wagon love

In the midst of a revival, Volvo is going back to its roots: station wagons.

Detroit auto show preview expected to raise more than $5 million for charity

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association will again raise more than $5 million for children's charities through ticket sales to the 2017 Detroit auto show Charity Preview.

SHOW NOTES: GM execs with Biden

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday toured the Detroit auto show. In this shot, he chats with Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, left, and Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president ...

SHOW NOTES: Butler not included

An attendee uses a mobile device to photograph the trunk and assorted accessories in a Lincoln Navigator concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and

AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.

Automakers reset product plans for new crossover, SUV wave

Automakers are reworking their product strategies and investments for the United States to bring more crossovers and SUVs to showrooms amid a sharp turn away from small and midsize cars.

First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'

Fudge ripple swirl and cars gone wild: What people think of '18 Toyota Camry

Toyota has retooled the eighth-generation Camry -- America's best-selling car for 15 straight years -- with a far bolder design, improved handling, upscale interior materials and sporty driving

Lightning McQueen, Shinola watch bar, simulators among cool stuff at Detroit show

If you're even mildly into cars, for getting to work in an eco-friendly way or just cruising the boulevard in style, the Detroit auto show is a vast and dizzying array of automotive sights, sounds,

SHOW NOTES: Ed Welburn on autonomy

Former GM design chief Ed Welburn can't wait for autonomous vehicles. Not because you won't actually have to drive them, or as an exercise in uber tech. Speaking at the Automobili-D ...

Yanfeng reimagines the interior for autonomous driving

A major Chinese supplier is reimagining vehicle interiors for the day when motorists may not have to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

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