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Auto-show tweets spur clicks, not just kicks (of tires)

With flashy displays and teams of social media producers, automakers are looking to amplify attention on their brands as U.S. auto sales roll toward what's expected to be another record year.

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What people are saying about the TRD Pro version of the Tacoma pickup

Toyota last week unveiled the TRD Pro version of their redesigned Tacoma, complete ...

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'17 Power Wagon leads fresh off-road offerings

SUMMARY: Ram has refreshed its Power Wagon with new exterior and interior treatments ...

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The subcompact crossover finds its sweet spot

The spruced-up 2017 Chevy Trax is a statement about the importance automakers are ...

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Auto-show tweets spur clicks, not just kicks (of tires)

With flashy displays and teams of social media producers, automakers are looking to amplify attention on their brands as U.S. auto sales roll toward what's expected to be another record year.

What people are saying about the TRD Pro version of the Tacoma pickup

Toyota last week unveiled the TRD Pro version of their redesigned Tacoma, complete with upgraded shocks with internal bypass, heavy-duty suspension hardware and an available six-speed manual

'17 Power Wagon leads fresh off-road offerings

SUMMARY: Ram has refreshed its Power Wagon with new exterior and interior treatments and expanded an off-road package across its heavy-duty lineup.

The subcompact crossover finds its sweet spot

The spruced-up 2017 Chevy Trax is a statement about the importance automakers are placing on subcompact crossovers, a segment that didn't exist three years ago but in 2015 accounted for 21 percent

M-B aims to boost Sprinter sales with Worker variant

A new version of the Sprinter commercial van is available in any color you want, as long as it's white. By having far fewer paint and other options, the van is priced lower to win more buyers.

Chevy weighs Tahoe special editions

The special-edition packages that Chevrolet has rolled out across its pickup portfolio -- think blacked-out wheels and slick graphics -- have been so well-received that Chevy plans to apply the idea

Can Kia pick Prius' lock on hybrid market?

Many automakers have tried and failed to lure customers away from the Toyota Prius hybrid. Kia thinks it can succeed with the Niro, its first built-from-scratch hybrid.

First Shift: A dirt-ready Toyota Tacoma

In Chicago: Tacoma TRD Pro debuts, Ford's Bronco riddle, Bare-bones Sprinter van, Momo Edition Jetta GLI; Job 1 for Mazda CX-9; March reveal for Aston Martin DB11; Getting smarter about leasing.

Lower-priced Sprinter van targets plumbers, electricians

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA is introducing a new, lower-priced Sprinter commercial van model in a bid to win over more plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople.

AutoNews Now: Kia unveils three hybrids

Chicago Auto Show: Kia unveils 3 hybrids, Hyundai shows freshened Santa Fe, Peek at half-ton Titan, Ram's big entrance; New Daimler role for Kaellenius?; Slipping on cheaper oil.

Kia adds plug-in hybrid to Optima lineup

Kia today unveiled the 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima PHEV alongside the Niro, the company's first dedicated hybrid nameplate. The new models look similar to the Optima, yet they signal the scope of

First Shift: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn

In Chicago: Nissan Armada takes luxury turn, Ram freshens Power Wagon, Ford talks SUVs; Honda teases Civic hatchback; Opel's Bolt; Tesla Model 3 update; Hyundai brand cheapest to own.

Toyota's TRD Pro version of Tacoma built to take on roughest terrain

Toyota, fresh off launching the redesigned Tacoma late last year, is expanding the midsize truck's lineup with a high-performance off-road version. Toyota unveiled the Tacoma TRD Pro last week at

Hyundai freshens Santa Fe family amid U.S. production boost

As it retools its U.S. factory to build more crossovers for truck-loving Americans, Hyundai is updating the midsize Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

Nissan's half-ton Titan will have different, shorter chassis than Titan XD

Nissan's half-ton Titan will ride on a completely different chassis than the new Titan XD, the automaker told a Chicago auto show audience last week.

Ram updates off-road offerings with freshened Power Wagon

Ram is updating back-country, heavy-duty offerings for 2017 with a freshened Power Wagon trim and expanded off-road packages across its three-quarter-ton pickup lineup.

Kia hybrid crossover aims for Prius-like mpg

With gas prices under $2 a gallon, fewer people are hunting for hybrids. But they are clamoring for crossovers, which may give Kia Motors a leg up in launching its first dedicated hybrid.

Camaro 1LE performance version will offer V-6

The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE track-ready performance model unveiled last week at the Chicago Auto Show will for the first time be offered with a V-6 engine under the hood.

Nissan's Patrol platform yields a new Armada

The 2017 Armada will no longer share its underpinnings and Mississippi factory with the brawny Titan pickup. Instead, Nissan will produce the 2017 Armada in Kyushu, Japan, on the same Nissan Patrol

Chevy freshens Trax as crossover competition multiplies

The Chevrolet Trax will get a new face and freshened interior for the 2017 model year, an effort to stay ahead of a slew of newcomers in the burgeoning market for subcompact crossovers.

Chicago Auto Show preview

Expected this week at the show are an updated Ram heavy-duty pickup, a freshened Hyundai Santa Fe crossover, a special-edition Ford Explorer Sport crossover and a new version of the Toyota Tacoma

Chrysler readies Alloy Edition trims for 200, 300

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, looking to spark interest in two key Chrysler cars, plans special editions for the 200S and 300S that sport hints of Detroit’s industrial might.

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