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Buick lifts cover on Envision crossover in China

3:37 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 29, 2014
General Motors has taken the wraps off a new midsize Buick crossover in China amid growing evidence that the vehicle is destined for showrooms in the United States. Read More »
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Lexus NX may challenge RX for brand sales leader outside U.S.
6:51 am U.S. ET, Aug. 29, 2014
The new Lexus NX compact crossover, already racking thousands of orders in Japan, may unseat big sibling RX as the luxury brand's top global nameplate. At least outside t ...

Kia wants to sell 270,000 Sorento SUVs globally in 2015
4:05 am U.S. ET, Aug. 28, 2014
Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the United Stat ...

Subaru casts wider net with safer, greener WRX
1:42 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 27, 2014
Subaru hopes the redesigned WRX line will capture a wider customer base with better fuel economy and safety features after spinning off the nameplate from its Impreza sta ...

Ford begins 'massive undertaking' to manufacture aluminum pickup
2:14 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 25, 2014
Ford has begun an eight-week closure of its F-150 pickup plant near Detroit to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the Unite ...

Ram makes a power move in heated rivalry with Ford Super Duty
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 25, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/25/14 4:30 pm ET - adds detail, link
The rivalry between Ford's venerable F series and Chrysler's hard-charging Ram truck brand is heating up again. Chrysler today announced that it will offer a 2015 diesel- ...

How a Silicon Valley startup and its $529,000 electric supercar shadow Tesla
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 24, 2014
After four years of secrecy, Renovo Motors unveiled a two-seater based on the Shelby Daytona, which it says can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Renovo co-founders saw an oppor ...

Some 2015 Ford F-150 buyers will have to wait until next year
3:32 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 22, 2014
Some retail and all fleet customers who order their 2015 F-150s early won't see their trucks until February. ...

Infiniti seeks U.S. trademark for Formula One landmark
9:25 am U.S. ET, Aug. 22, 2014
Infiniti is seeking a trademark in the United States for “Eau Rouge,” the name of a storied Formula One racetrack bend in Belgium, for a potential luxury car ...

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts at $78,995
11:54 am U.S. ET, Aug. 22, 2014
Pricing on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will start at $78,995, including shipping, General Motors said today. The convertible model will start at $83,995, including sh ...

Nissan stands pat on 2015 Frontier pricing, raises Xterra about $300
2:40 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 22, 2014
Nissan announced pricing on the 2015 models of its Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV today. Pricing on the Frontier is unchanged in the 2015 model year, starting at $18,850, ...

Chrysler's Ram pickup may stick with steel through 2020, report says
7:27 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 21, 2014
Chrysler Group is planning an extensive facelift of its full-size Ram 1500 pickup in spring 2017, but has no firm plans to follow rivals GM and Ford in replacing steel bo ...

2015 Chevy Silverado to offer more pizzazz on high-volume models
9:00 am U.S. ET, Aug. 21, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 12:07 pm ET - adds details
Chevrolet will offer a bold new trim package on light-duty Silverado pickups for the 2015 model year, adding some pizzazz to its highest-volume models. ...

Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says
6:11 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 20, 2014
Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, Reuters reported, citing two sources with knowle ...

2015 Corvette will get 29 mpg highway, GM says
8:00 am U.S. ET, Aug. 20, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/20/14 1:33 pm ET - adds details
An 8-speed automatic transmission debuting in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette boosts fuel economy by 3.5 percent over the six-speed it replaces and gives the General Motors l ...

Cadillac's new flagship sedan to define innovation, excellence, Reuss vows
6:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 19, 2014
GM global product chief Mark Reuss said that a large luxury sedan being developed for Cadillac will "define its brand" and is a prerequisite to competing against rivals B ...

Ford begins testing first right-hand-drive Mustang
3:45 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 18, 2014
Ford has begun testing the first prototype of the right-hand-drive Mustang pony car. Ford said its engineers recently finished building the handmade prototype, which will ...

Saleen, bullish on EVs, reinvents Tesla Model S
4:19 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 17, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/17/14 5:02 pm ET - adds photo
Saleen Automotive pushed in a new direction with the unveiling of its first electric car, the 4Sixteen, based on the Tesla Model S. And the company's founder and CEO, Ste ...

Startup Renovo unveils $529,000 EV supercar after years of secrecy
11:00 am U.S. ET, Aug. 15, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/15/14 11:30 am ET -- adds link, details
When they started their company four years ago, the founders of the Silicon Valley startup Renovo Motors saw a hole in the market for a pure electric supercar. Today they ...

BMW hanging on to 30th anniversary M5
11:21 am U.S. ET, Aug. 15, 2014
For all the BMW collectors who might want to add a limited-edition 30th Anniversary M5 to the portfolio, good luck. Just one model remains unsold in the United States as ...

GM exec confirms plans for top-range Cadillac sedan, redesigned SRX
9:58 am U.S. ET, Aug. 15, 2014
A General Motors executive said next year will be a "fantastic year for Cadillac" as he confirmed plans for a new rear-wheel-drive sedan and a redesigned SRX crossover. ...

Ford demonstrates Magna's seamless rear window on new F-150
4:04 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 13, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/14/14 9:49 am ET - adds photo
Ford today demonstrated its “seamless sliding rear window” feature developed by Canadian supplier Magna International for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickups. ...

Dodge drops 707-hp supercharged Hellcat engine into 2015 Charger SRT
10:45 am U.S. ET, Aug. 13, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/13/14 3:14 pm ET - adds photo gallery, video
Chrysler Group today unveiled its second car that will be powered by its 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, a 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The four-door per ...

Kia Sorento to get bigger footprint for 2016
2:47 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 11, 2014
The next-generation Kia Sorento crossover will be longer, lower and have more interior space than the outgoing version. Kia released the first images of the 2016 Sorento ...

Lexus to unleash $375,000 LFA successor
2:04 am U.S. ET, Aug. 8, 2014
Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 units, will build a successor to the 552-horsepower car. ...

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show
10:54 am U.S. ET, Aug. 7, 2014
General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chie ...

Ford touts supplier innovations on Mustang, F-150
1:15 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 7, 2014
Ford's purchasing chief is touting some of the innovations created with suppliers on the all-new Mustang sports car and F-150 pickup. ...

Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say
3:48 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 7, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/7/14 4:49 pm ET
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature 25 global vehicle debuts from nine automakers, show organizers said today. Automakers are expected to introduce several zero-e ...

GM plans to launch more diesel vehicles in U.S.
10:15 am U.S. ET, Aug. 5, 2014
General Motors will launch more cars and light trucks with diesel engines in the United States in the coming years. Steve Kiefer, GM's vice president of global powertrain ...

Center of North American auto industry moves further southwest, IHS says
2:46 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5, 2014
The geographic center point of the North American auto industry, which was located in central Illinois in 2000, has now crossed south into Arkansas from Missouri and movi ...

Ford probes fire that destroyed pickup during testing
12:36 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 4, 2014
Ford is studying a fire that destroyed a pickup truck during recent testing in California. According to a spy photographer, the truck, heavily clad in black vinyl, is an ...

Imagining the impossible -- a Bimmer pickup?
8:19 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/7/14 12:41 pm US ET - adds photo gallery
Would any self-respecting BMW enthusiast be caught dead hauling cargo around town in an open-bed 3-Series? ...

VW touts new MQB architecture on Golf hatchback
11:46 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/4/14 12:21 pm ET - adds details, photo
Volkswagen, hoping to boost sales of the new Golf hatchback in the United States, today touted the vehicle's MQB architecture. ...

Jaguar exec touts XE's fuel efficiency
5:42 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 4, 2014
The upcoming Jaguar XE small sedan is poised to become the most fuel efficient car Jaguar has ever built, based on fuel economy estimates for the European diesel model. ...

Acura TLX aims to balance size, performance
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4, 2014
Acura has an ambitious mandate for its new TLX: Replace two outgoing sedans and claw back some prestige for the brand. The TLX replaces the mid-sized TL and compact TSX s ...

Future car colors inspired by Midwest homes, landscape, BASF says
1:38 pm U.S. ET, July 31, 2014
Future cars and light trucks will sport more sparkling oranges and browns, soft blues and greens, and pearly whites and grays -- all inspired by the clear skies, lush law ...

Redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan packed with new tech
10:38 am U.S. ET, July 30, 2014
Mercedes-Benz is vying for the luxury compact crown with the redesigned 2015 C-class sedan, equipped with new technology and features trickled down from the S-class flags ...

Jaguar touts aluminum features on upcoming XE
12:35 pm U.S. ET, July 30, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover is touting the aluminum features on its upcoming Jaguar XE sedan, promising it will be the most fuel efficient vehicle in brand history. ...

Kia hints at next Sorento with design sketches
9:58 pm U.S. ET, July 29, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/5/14 8:43 am ET - adds details on interior
Kia Motors plans to unveil the redesigned, third-generation Sorento next month in Korea. ...

Ford's new F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown
3:51 pm U.S. ET, July 29, 2014 | UPDATED: 7/30/14 7:34 am ET - adds details
Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special “SFE” package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy ...

Land Rover preps Discovery Sport with room for 7
10:33 pm U.S. ET, July 29, 2014
Land Rover confirmed plans Tuesday to offer a Discovery Sport model -- billed as a compact, family SUV -- that will be available with seating for seven passengers in a 5+ ...

Toyota plans to name $69,000 fuel-cell vehicle Mirai, report says
9:59 am U.S. ET, July 29, 2014
Toyota is planning to name its $69,000 fuel-cell car Mirai, the Japanese word for future, a person familiar with the decision told Bloomberg. ...

2015 Cadillac ATS offers wireless charging dock
2:41 pm U.S. ET, July 28, 2014
General Motors will offer wireless charging for smartphones for the first time in the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe when they are launched this fall. ...

Porsche Cayenne to offer new twin-turbo engine, plug-in hybrid for '15
1:15 pm U.S. ET, July 25, 2014
The freshened '15 Porsche Cayenne will offer a new twin-turbo engine, a plug-in hybrid model, and prices that range from 3 to 11 percent higher, when it goes on sale Nov. ...

Fisker's Chinese owner plans 2nd model after Karma output resumes
5:51 pm U.S. ET, July 25, 2014
The Chinese owner of Fisker Automotive hopes to launch a second model that would join the $100,000 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in three years, according to the company ...

Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testing
1:42 pm U.S. ET, July 24, 2014 | UPDATED: 7/24/14 1:59 pm ET - adds gallery
An Acura NSX prototype burst into flames today while testing in Germany, but Acura says the futuristic sports car is continuing "progress toward its highly anticipated la ...

Bentley may add a fifth model after SUV launch
9:51 am U.S. ET, July 24, 2014
Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model ...

New-look Yaris will start at $15,670
2:54 pm U.S. ET, July 23, 2014
Pricing on the 2015 Yaris, Toyota’s struggling subcompact car, will start at $15,670, including shipping. Toyota gave the 2015 Yaris a face-lift in hopes that a new ...

Opel plans 'electric' successor to Ampera plug-in hybrid
3:53 pm U.S. ET, July 23, 2014 | UPDATED: 7/24/14 4:17 am ET - adds EV details
Opel said it plans an "electric" successor to the Ampera. The plug-in hybrid was introduced across Europe in 2011 but will be discontinued. ...

New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?
2:50 pm U.S. ET, July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy. ...

Lighter Ford F-150 to feature less standard hp, torque
12:34 pm U.S. ET, July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied F-150 will come with less standard horsepower and torque than today's pickups. In the lighter truck, drivers won't miss it, Ford executives sai ...

Muscular Challenger bulks up its interior
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 20, 2014
The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest o ...

GM's future product challenge
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 20, 2014
GM's product cadence has officially escaped the post-bankruptcy doldrums. Now the challenge is to keep it humming. ...

Silverado, Sierra, Yukon Denali with V-8 to feature new 8-speed transmission
1:57 pm U.S. ET, July 18, 2014
A new eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard on some 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models with a 6.2-liter EcoT ...

'15 Ford Mustang V-8 to pump out 435 hp
1:47 pm U.S. ET, July 17, 2014 | UPDATED: 7/17/14 10:34 pm ET - corrected
The 5.0-liter V-8 engine in the 2015 Ford Mustang will crank out 435 hp, up from 420 hp, and provide torque of 400 pounds-feet, up from 390 on the current model, the comp ...

Mazda2 output begins in Japan
7:34 am U.S. ET, July 17, 2014
Mazda began manufacturing the next-generation Mazda2 subcompact in Japan today and unveiled the first pictures of the production model. ...

VW sets sights on Apple-like model updates with speed task force
1:04 pm U.S. ET, July 16, 2014
VW plans to mimic the fast-paced rollouts of products made by the likes of Apple to adapt quicker to changing customer demands for technology in its cars. ...

Escalade may add sporty model, engines
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 14, 2014
Cadillac may bring out a sporty derivative of its new Escalade and also is considering V-6 turbodiesel and twin-turbo gasoline V-6-powered versions, said David Schiavone, ...

Toyota ponders awd for next-gen Prius
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 14, 2014
The next generation of the Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid, will offer a lithium ion battery and possibly an all-wheel-drive option. ...

Acura plans second-half sales lift from TLX in U.S.
7:34 am U.S. ET, July 11, 2014
Honda's Acura, struggling to boost sales in the United States amid competition from bigger luxury brands, should see faster growth from August with the arrival of a new s ...

Nissan will build Infiniti QX30 compact SUV in UK
2:20 am U.S. ET, July 9, 2014
The Infiniti QX30 compact SUV will be built for global markets -- including the United States and China -- at Nissan's factory in England, alongside the Infiniti Q30 hatc ...

Bill Ford predicts 'radical transformation' of auto industry
1:16 pm U.S. ET, July 8, 2014
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford sees a bright -- albeit remodeled -- future for the automotive industry, according to an op-ed story he authored in The Wall Street Jour ...

Next-gen BRZ planned, says Subaru boss
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 7, 2014
Subaru plans another generation of the BRZ, the sporty coupe jointly developed with Toyota Motor Corp. ...

Jeep aims to boost future Wrangler's fuel economy
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 5, 2014
Chrysler Group engineers are striving to improve the Wrangler's fuel economy with lightweight materials, more gears and perhaps a smaller engine. ...

VW takes Passat upscale to escape mid-market struggles in Europe
4:45 am U.S. ET, July 2, 2014
Volkswagen has moved its new Passat upscale in Europe in a move aimed at lifting the model clear of a struggling market for mid-priced cars without alienating core family ...

Supercharged Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707-hp
4:11 pm U.S. ET, July 1, 2014
Chrysler Group’s new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the ...

Chrysler to sell Mitsubishi-supplied small cars in Mexico
10:28 pm U.S. ET, June 30, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors will supply Chrysler with a Thailand-built compact sedan for sale in Mexico starting in November. The car will be based on the Mitsubishi Attrage, the s ...

Audi to offer Apple CarPlay in European models starting in 2016
4:56 pm U.S. ET, June 30, 2014
Audi said it will begin offering Apple's CarPlay in 2016 model year vehicles in Europe. Talks between Apple closed last week, and the deal was confirmed Monday. ...

Ford packs '15 Edge with technology
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 30, 2014
Ford is touting the 2015 Edge crossover as a showcase for its latest technologies. It will be the first Ford-branded vehicle offered with such features as adaptive steeri ...

A diesel Cherokee? Depends on Grand Cherokee
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 30, 2014
Jeep won't consider offering a diesel-powered version of the Cherokee in the United States unless diesel-powered Grand Cherokee sales take off. ...

Fiat 500 Abarth with automatic transmission should broaden appeal, exec says
4:11 pm U.S. ET, June 27, 2014
The North American head of the Fiat brand said that adding an optional automatic transmission to its performance Fiat 500 Abarth would open up the sporty minicar to a muc ...

No diesel Cherokee without Grand Cherokee sales boost, Jeep brand chief says
2:07 pm U.S. ET, June 26, 2014
Jeep brand head Mike Manley says sales of diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States would have to nearly double before the brand would consider offering a ...

Ford's revamped 2015 Edge to roll out worldwide
6:00 pm U.S. ET, June 24, 2014
The Ford Edge, first introduced in 2006 as an early entrant in the now-booming mid-sized crossover segment, is getting a major makeover and global push for 2015. The new ...

Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just 4 model years
6:00 pm U.S. ET, June 24, 2014
In an unusual move, Ford is phasing out its current 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just four model years. ...

Jaguar dropping XK coupe, convertible
8:12 am U.S. ET, June 20, 2014
With the all-new F-Type Coupe debuting, Jaguar is ending output of the more expensive and aging two-plus-two XK coupe and convertible. ...

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