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Smart ForTwo takes on more American dimensions

3:34 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 8/27/15 9:07 pm ET
The bite-size Smart ForTwo may have a European flavor, but the third-generation model coming to the U.S. in September was cooked up using plenty of American ingredients. Read More »
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Dodge Barracuda convertible, next-gen Charger among surprises for FCA dealers in Las Vegas
10:14 am U.S. ET, Aug. 26, 2015
Fiat Chrysler dealers meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday were wowed by a parade of new products coming to their dealerships, including a Dodge Barracuda convertible and a sw ...

Sleeker 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased in sketch
11:06 am U.S. ET, Aug. 20, 2015
Hyundai is trying to stir up excitement for the 2017 Elantra with the release of a teaser sketch of the re-engineered vehicle. The sketch revels the Elantra has a longer ...

Aston aims to launch 800-hp, all-electric Rapide in 2 years
7:00 am U.S. ET, Aug. 18, 2015
Aston Martin is betting that even James Bond won't mind an 800-hp electric car. The longtime builder of British sports cars will bring an all-electric version of its four ...

Shelby to market 50 Daytona re-creations
7:24 am U.S. ET, Aug. 16, 2015
Shelby American has re-created the historic U.S. racecar that knocked Ferrari off its pedestal in 1965 -- the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe -- for a limited run of 50 cars. ...

Lexus fine-tunes LX, GS in return to luxury roots
10:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 13, 2015 | UPDATED: 8/14/15 9:53 am ET - adds galleries
Lexus, which has been busy in recent years proving its hipness to millennials, came to this monied coastal enclave Thursday to show that it hasn't forgotten its roots, or ...

Special edition BMW M4 concept to debut at Pebble Beach
9:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 13, 2015
BMW is showing a concept version of the first special edition M4 coupe that will be sold in the United States. The Concept M4 GTS debuts this week at the Pebble Beach Con ...

Grand Cherokee redesign delayed at least a year
11:12 am U.S. ET, June 26, 2015 | UPDATED: 6/26/15 4:25 pm ET - adds Chrysler brand details
Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley said a redesign for the popular Grand Cherokee SUV will be delayed to late 2018 or 2019, after initial planning for 2017. ...

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal shifts strategy in response to Ford's use of aluminum
7:08 am U.S. ET, June 17, 2015
When Ford confirmed last year it would build its most popular pickup using aluminum, the automaker's steel supplier was caught flat-footed. Now ArcelorMittal, the top wor ...

2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be larger, lighter
3:45 pm U.S. ET, June 3, 2015
GM released the first teaser image of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact car and said it will be larger and lighter than the current version. It goes on sale in ...

American Honda 'big winner' in annual 'Car Wars' report
4:19 pm U.S. ET, June 3, 2015
American Honda, poised to redesign nearly all of its nameplates through the 2019 model year, is likely to gain U.S. market share in the next four years, according to the ...

Is Ssangyong coming to America ... with a Jeep Wrangler rival?
11:00 am U.S. ET, June 2, 2015
Korean automaker Ssangyong is planning a Jeep Wrangler rival as a launch vehicle for the U.S., Autocar reports. The report of a small SUV that will be high on style follo ...

Audi will add Q8 in 2019, electric SUV in 2018
5:35 am U.S. ET, May 22, 2015
Audi will begin sales of the Q8 SUV in 2019 and launch an electric-powered sporty SUV in the upper-mid segment in 2018. The company will also add the subcompact Q1 crosso ...

U.S. Boxster, Cayman to get 4-cylinders in '16
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 18, 2015
After more than 20 years, Porsche will bring a four-cylinder engine back to the U.S. in 2016. The U.S. will start getting four-cylinder Boxsters and Caymans in the middle ...

GM bypasses auto show circuit to unveil Camaro on Detroit's Belle Isle
6:44 am U.S. ET, May 15, 2015
Forget about competing for airtime at an auto show. For the much-anticipated Chevrolet Camaro reveal this Saturday, General Motors is taking the car straight to the publi ...

It's out! 2016 Chevy Camaro leaks on CNBC, social media
11:11 am U.S. ET, May 15, 2015
It wasn't supposed to be revealed until Saturday at Detroit's Belle Isle, but CNBC aired its special on the new car earlier today. ...

Dodge brings back street-legal Viper ACR racer for 2016
1:00 pm U.S. ET, May 8, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/8/15 2:35 pm US ET - adds gallery
Ordering opened Monday for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, a track version of the two-seat sports coupe that comes equipped with a much stiffer chassis and a giant carbon-fiber ...

Chevy Cruze resculpted with sweptback styling
12:50 pm U.S. ET, May 6, 2015
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more sculpted, sweptback appearance, based on recent spy shots that captured the compact sedan without camouflage. ...

Aston Martin secures funds to build DBX crossover
12:00 pm U.S. ET, April 30, 2015
Aston Martin Lagonda is set to receive more than $300 million for the development of its groundbreaking DBX crossover and other vehicles that fall outside its traditional ...

Lexus retools ES with bolder looks for U.S., China
12:57 pm U.S. ET, April 20, 2015
Lexus surveyed customers in China and the U.S. to come up with the more aggressive looks of the refreshed ES sedan that goes into production in the United States later th ...

Time to prune, time to sow
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 13, 2015
Automakers constantly search for new product niches, but it's a daunting process. Many product ideas never see the light of day. ...

Jaguar preps 4 fresh entries for the U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 11, 2015
A new compact sedan and crossover, plus a redesigned XF midsize and a freshened XJ full-size sedan, will give Jaguar a good chance to boost its sales next year, the brand ...

Cadillac CT6: What the critics think
11:45 am U.S. ET, April 7, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 1:21 pm ET - adds comments
The 2016 CT6 is Cadillac's answer to the large, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedans from Germany that have dominated the small and fading segment for years. Some American entr ...

What critics are saying about Honda Civic Coupe concept
6:00 am U.S. ET, April 5, 2015
If there was a surprise or two at the 2015 New York auto show, Honda's Civic Coupe concept would be a top candidate. The lime green car heralds a radical styling departur ...

Toyota unveils RAV4 hybrid with new style edge
12:45 pm U.S. ET, April 2, 2015
Undaunted by low gasoline prices, Toyota unveiled a new 2016 RAV4 hybrid, the eighth model in its lineup sporting a gas-electric powertrain. ...

Nissan delivers a more intense Maxima
10:00 am U.S. ET, April 2, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/2/15 11:01 am ET -- adds links, photo
Nissan is embracing racier styling, a Navy jet-inspired cockpit and high-end interior detail to ignite new interest in the redesigned 2016 Maxima sedan. The company hopes ...

Alfa Romeo sedan, SUV coming to U.S. by 2017, Bigland says
1:31 pm U.S. ET, April 2, 2015
After the 4C Spider arrives stateside this summer, Alfa Romeo will begin to flesh out its U.S. lineup with a new sedan and SUV arriving by the first quarter of 2017. ...

Lexus goes bold with next RX crossover
9:15 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:18 am ET - adds link, photo gallery
In its latest expression of polarizing design, Lexus has drawn sharp creases along the sides of the 2016 RX crossover and given it an aggressive face. It's a risky move. ...

Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up
7:00 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Chevrolet unveiled a leaner and “more mature” Spark for the U.S., the minicar that has evolved from a curious gambit by GM nearly three years ago to a key par ...

Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales
4:00 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Hyundai, seeking to capitalize on a red-hot market for small crossovers, unveiled the turbocharged, family-friendly U.S. version of its redesigned 2016 Tucson. The restyl ...

Honda readies 'epic' Civic with American pedigree
2:15 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Just three years after giving its Civic compact a major overhaul, Honda is doing it again. The company's latest compact is based on a new global platform with a distinctl ...

Subaru embarks on STI push with NY performance concept
12:30 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Subaru took the wraps off its STI Performance Concept in a preview of the brand's expanding focus on tuner parts and performance editions. The concept, based loosely on t ...

Kia fine-tunes Optima with slight design changes, new tech
1:30 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
The 2016 Optima looks fairly similar from the outside, aside from athletic-looking creases on the hood and more angular headlight assemblies. In crafting the fourth-gener ...

Porsche anticipates rush of demand for Boxster Spyder
12:55 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Porsche executives expect the rush for the new Boxster Spyder unveiled today to be similar to what they’ve seen for other recently introduced special versions of ex ...

Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:20 pm ET
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of mi ...

Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales
9:00 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Infiniti has given its low-selling, small QX50 crossover a quick makeover for 2016 with new front and rear designs and a re-engineered chassis. ...

Next-generation Audi R8 will star in new 'Avengers' film
12:28 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Audi connoisseur Tony Stark will stay loyal to the brand in the upcoming superhero movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. ...

Mercedes concept hints at GLC crossover coupe
4:10 pm U.S. ET, April 1, 2015
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at a new Mercedes crossover planned with the release of a sketch that signals a concept GLC coupe. The concept GLC coupe will be unveile ...

Scion packs new iM, iA with advanced electronics, safety gear
9:00 pm U.S. ET, March 31, 2015
Toyota is banking on new technology to give momentum to its struggling Scion brand. At the New York auto show on Tuesday, the automaker unveiled two new Scion nameplates, ...

Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room
7:00 pm U.S. ET, March 31, 2015
Jaguar is stepping up its game with the redesigned 2016 XF sedan, which features aluminum-intensive technology and boasts increased interior room and a host of high-techn ...

Ford grappling with premature demands for $400k GT supercar
3:40 pm U.S. ET, March 31, 2015
Ford has a problem, though not necessarily the worst kind: Too many people want to pay about $400,000 for its upcoming GT supercar. But no matter the demand, Ford won't m ...

GMC Terrain undergoes facelift for 2016
11:30 am U.S. ET, March 31, 2015
GMC, riding a hot streak in sales of utility vehicles, introduced a face-lifted version of the midsize Terrain today ahead of its debut at this week's New York auto show. ...

Base 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to start at $25,735
11:07 am U.S. ET, March 30, 2015
The new Mazda MX-5 Miata will start at $25,735. That's a price bump of $1,125 over the outgoing 2014 model. Prices include $820 shipping. ...

Buick Enclave upgrade gets Tuscan treatment
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 28, 2015
Buick, fresh off record U.S. sales of the Enclave in 2014, is looking to expand on those results with a new edition of its flagship crossover. ...

Mercedes plans to launch its first pickup by 2020
7:40 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/27/15 11:56 am ET - adds details
Mercedes plans to launch its first pickup truck by 2020, targeting sales at the European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets. The automaker hasn't decid ...

Mercedes adds plug-in hybrid to retooled GLE crossover line
7:00 pm U.S. ET, March 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/26/15 8:08 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid with the debut of the revamped GLE midsize crossover. The 2016 crossover family will be the first product line to featur ...

Texas Ranger Ram concept honors lawmen
10:30 am U.S. ET, March 25, 2015
Ram today will unveil a concept 2015 Ram 1500 pickup at the Dallas auto show to honor the Texas Rangers -- the historic law-enforcement agency that once brought order to ...

Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign
9:00 am U.S. ET, March 25, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's first full-hybrid pas ...

Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box
11:30 am U.S. ET, March 24, 2015
The Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover becomes roomier and sheds its old-fashioned square shape for a more modern design when it becomes the GLC this fall. It will have a longer ...

Tesla Model X spotted on Calif. roads
4:00 pm U.S. ET, March 24, 2015
Tesla has begun testing the Model X crossover on public roads, suggesting the automaker has reached the final testing phase before the electric vehicle's launch this summ ...

Jaguar's revamped XF sedan slims down to boost fuel efficiency
3:00 pm U.S. ET, March 24, 2015
Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan has taken a big leap in refinement, weight savings and fuel efficiency. The brand unveiled the second generation of its best-seller with a sp ...

Land Rover adds Range Rover Sport HST for 2016
12:15 pm U.S. ET, March 24, 2015
Land Rover is set to introduce the new Range Rover Sport HST limited edition at the New York Auto Show next week. The new, 380-hp model will slot in between the 340-hp ba ...

Mitsubishi to show new design language with 2016 Outlander
11:19 am U.S. ET, March 23, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors North America will unveil the 2016 Outlander at the New York International Auto Show next week as a part of its freshened design lineup. ...

Lexus aims to recapture luxury sales crown with retooled RX
2:00 pm U.S. ET, March 20, 2015
Lexus is gunning to regain the U.S. luxury sales crown when it unveils a redesigned RX crossover next month at the New York auto show. ...

Cadillac will fit CT6 with a new twin-turbo V6
10:48 am U.S. ET, March 20, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/20/15 12:10 pm ET - adds link
Cadillac has promised that its forthcoming CT6 will form the tip of its technological spear, packing features such as an autonomous-drive system and a rearview mirror tha ...

Jeep's Moab concept vehicles pull from brand's past
3:00 pm U.S. ET, March 19, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/19/15 3:49 pm ET - adds link
Jeep relied heavily on images from the brand's 74-year history to develop seven working concept vehicles -- including a Wrangler-based pickup -- that it will take to the ...

Kia's redesigned Optima retains racy, sleek profile
9:30 pm U.S. ET, March 18, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/25/15 10:20 pm ET - adds details
With the redesigned 2016 Optima, Kia hopes to build on the recent success of the midsize sedan, which now leads the funky Soul hatchback as Kia's best-selling model in th ...

Scion plans revival with iM hatchback, iA compact sedan
12:33 pm U.S. ET, March 18, 2015
Toyota is about to give up its struggling Scion brand a shot in the arm -- two shots, in fact. At the New York auto show next month, the automaker is set to unveil two ne ...

Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16
1:41 pm U.S. ET, March 16, 2015
Chevrolet plans to unveil the sixth-generation Camaro sports car at a fan event here on May 16, General Motors said today. ...

GM drops more hints about 2016 Chevy Malibu
11:54 am U.S. ET, March 11, 2015
General Motors released a teaser video of the redesigned, yet-to-be-unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, showing the midsize sedan being put through the paces at GM's test fac ...

BMW hopes to replace Z4 before 2020
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 9, 2015
BMW hopes to launch a successor to the Z4 roadster before the end of the decade, the automaker's chief engineer told Automotive News Europe. Development costs coul ...

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 9, 2015
Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron ...

Lotus CEO leans towards SUV launch as sales pick up
2:53 pm U.S. ET, March 5, 2015
Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, focused on the British sports car maker's survival, says the next all-new Lotus vehicle is likely to be a crossover SUV. ...

Mercedes Metris cargo van to enter Ford Transit Connect's turf
11:54 am U.S. ET, March 5, 2015
Ford's segment-leading Transit Connect small cargo van may get its toughest challenge yet from an unlikely competitor in the U.S.: Mercedes-Benz. ...

Next Malibu tackles weight, space challenges
9:49 am U.S. ET, March 4, 2015
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will have more interior space and weigh 300 pounds less than the current car, General Motors said today. ...

Audi spreads wireless connectivity to nearly all 2016 models
10:53 am U.S. ET, March 4, 2015
Audi said it plans to equip nearly all of its 2016 model-year vehicles with 4G LTE or 3G high-speed data connectivity to give drivers Wi-Fi access from the road. ...

Apple seen emerging as serious competitor by auto executives
9:09 am U.S. ET, March 3, 2015
Auto executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. ...

VW coupe-styled GTE aims to boost brand image
3:00 pm U.S. ET, March 2, 2015
Volkswagen previewed a coupe-styled sedan at the Geneva auto show that is set to become a production model to boost the brand's image and attract customers from cars such ...

Mazda launches CX-3 small SUV, bets on diesel-only car for Japan
7:30 am U.S. ET, Feb. 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 2/27/15 11:08 am ET - new story
The Mazda CX-3 compact crossover went on sale in Japan today with the carmaker offering a 1.5-liter diesel engine as the nameplate's only powerplant. That won't happen in ...

Blazing-fast McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva
9:20 am U.S. ET, Feb. 25, 2015
British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive plans to introduce the 675LT at next week’s Geneva auto show. The sleek coupe can top 120 mph in a faster amount ...

Toyota's most high-tech car gets ultra low-tech birth
6:47 am U.S. ET, Feb. 24, 2015
Toyota celebrated the launch of its high-tech Mirai fuel cell vehicle today from its noticeably low-tech production line. And President Akio Toyoda chose today as the cel ...

Infiniti reveals photo of QX30 crossover concept
9:16 am U.S. ET, Feb. 19, 2015
Infiniti released a full photo of its QX30 crossover concept today in advance of the 2015 Geneva auto show. ...

Mercedes will unveil Pullman flagship, C-class hybrid
6:18 am U.S. ET, Feb. 13, 2015
Daimler will unveil a new version of the Mercedes Pullman at next month's Geneva auto show. Also expected is a plug-in hybrid version of the C-class sedan. ...

Ford's new GT will be built by racing partner in Ontario
9:52 am U.S. ET, Feb. 12, 2015 | UPDATED: 2/12/15 1:12 pm ET - adds details
The Ford GT will be built in Ontario by Multimatic Motorsports, a longstanding partner in Ford's racing programs, the automaker said today. ...

Chevy Silverado Custom priced for core buyers, offers more chrome
9:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 12, 2015
Chevrolet, fresh off recent gains at the pricey end of the pickup market, is refocusing its aim at the everyman buyer with a more affordable, chrome-laden truck. ...