How the extravagant Tokyo show lost its mojo
Back in its crazy, hazy heyday, the Tokyo Motor Show was the place to be. Even after Japan's economic miracle deflated in the late 1990s, the show sustained much of its allure. But then it was unceremoniously knocked off-kilter by a brutal one-two punch.
Horsepower? What about star power?
The phrase "lovers of classic film" has a slightly different meaning in the Automotive News realm.
Putin dumps his Mercedes for limo made in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin ditched his stretched Mercedes when traveling to his inauguration last week.
Hellcat Charger gets a nose job
The new Charger nose has what Dodge calls a more prominent Air Catcher in the grille to help the supercharged 707-hp motor breathe easier
Jeep Wrangler gets big boost in fuel economy
A new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, more gears in the transmission, close attention to aerodynamics and greater use of lightweight materials helped give the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL a nice bump in fuel economy.
Mazda picks up a German accent
While Mazda can't pass itself off as a luxury brand, the mix of quality, handling and design have proved potent enough to draw upscale consumers who drive German cruisers.
Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.
COMMENTARY: Douglas A. Bolduc
A quest to ban banality
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believes companies should be doing more to stand out from their rivals. This includes doing away with something he was once in charge of at his former employer: establishing a common design language for the entire brand.
GM gets defense unit ready for deployment
The new GM Defense marks a major growth area and return to military work for the automaker after it sold a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003.
Aston Martin and partner Triton Submarines said they have finished design work on their Project Neptune, a hypercarlike extension of Triton's line of submersibles that can dive to about 1,600 feet
Lexus' workmanlike ES gets image makeover
With car sales falling across all segments in the U.S. and luxury sedans scrambling to differentiate themselves from competitors, Lexus' "executive sedan" is getting its star turn.
Porsche's Cayenne hybrid gets more power, longer range
Porsche plans a faster, more powerful version of the Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV for 2019.
What remains of Daimler in FCA's products?
You thought DaimlerChrysler was dead? The vehicles on FCA US dealer lots today, more than a decade after the merger's unceremonious demise, say otherwise.
Indian hypercar, Italian flair
Attempts to get into the rarefied hypercar space are not all that rare. But there is something original about a new Indian-Italian effort to crack into the world of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Ample interiors coming for future Nissan EVs
Nissan executive design chief Satoru Tai says ample interior space will be a hallmark of future Nissan electric vehicle design as the brand embarks on an EV blitz.
Tesla sued by truckmaker over alleged design patent violation
Tesla is being sued by Nikola Motor, which makes hydrogen-powered semi-trucks, in a lawsuit alleging design patent infringements.
2019 Lexus ES: 7 things to know
A new engine, new hybrid powertrains and a first for the ES -- a 350 F Sport model -- highlight the changes Lexus is making to the redesigned midsize sedan for 2019.