Mazda preps next Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X engine for L.A. debut
Mazda will pull the curtains on the next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, kicking off a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv-X drivetrains, all wrapped in a voluptuous new design language.
How Hyundai Motor, once a rising star, lost its shine
Hyundai ran into problems in China and the U.S. for similar reasons: It missed shifts in consumer tastes, especially the surge in demand for SUVs, and it sought higher prices than it could command.
Teardowns without the mess
Caresoft engineers use high-tech 3D scans to virtually strip apart cars — down to individual battery cells, wires and screws — and sells that data to curious automakers and suppliers for up to half a million dollars. The company's software can also provide information about the materials used and cost of each vehicle component.
Ford unleashes special-edition lightweight Carbon Series GT supercar
The Carbon Series GTs will be 40 pounds lighter than the standard supercar thanks to carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lug nuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting. Ford said it features more visible carbon fiber than any previous model.
Hyundai and Kia see a crossover-led comeback
By the end of next year, both brands will be fielding full crossover lineups — from subcompacts to full-size family movers — and executives see them leading to upswings in volume.
Startup Rivian built around lean-manufacturing mindset
To launch his tradition-breaking auto company, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe is leaning on a proven industry culture.
NHTSA's proposed rule change should help tame headlights
After years of pleading from global automakers, NHTSA announced this month that it is considering a dramatic change to the long-standing rules that govern auto headlights. The change would allow automakers to install and enable adaptive driving beam headlights on new cars sold in the U.S.
Lynk & CO 'gears' up for U.S.
Instead of selling cars at first, the Lynk & CO joint venture between Volvo and Chinese automotive giant Geely first wants to crack the U.S. market by selling other merchandise.
Who's the Vanquish mystery buyer?
So who bought the tooling and design drawings for Aston Martin's outgoing Vanquish sports car?
In with the new (but keep the old)
Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.
New Audi A8 will protect against side impact
The redesigned Audi A8 sedan gives new meaning to the term "active suspension."
Tearing down a Model 3: Profit potential huge, but 'this body is their single biggest problem'
The manufacturing analysts who spent 6,600 hours inside a warehouse north of Detroit picking apart a Model 3 have good news and bad news for Tesla.
Keep your secret plans to yourself
Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.
5 questions for the man behind the Ford Edge ST
Ford engineer Ed Krenz talks the future of the Ford Edge ST.
BMW's 2019 3 series: What people are saying
One of the major debuts at the 2018 Paris auto show was the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 series. The seventh-generation luxury compact sport sedan is longer, wider and taller than the current model. Inside, there are tech features such as smartphone entry and an in-car assistant that learns drivers' routines. The 330i will use an updated version of the company's 2-liter turbocharged four, which makes 255 hp, a 7-hp increase, and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Big names put Vietnamese startup on the fast track
Longtime GM executive Jim DeLuca is bringing a keen sense of American-Vietnamese history to VinFast, the well-funded and ambitious Vietamese automaker that made its global debut at the Paris auto show last week.
Les coups et les misÚrables
The Gallic rooster rounded up enough debuts to manage a strut of sorts, with a little help from the Germans. Our Nick Gibbs inspected the newcomers to separate the exquisite from the execrable.