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1:44 pm U.S. ET, March 7, 2014
Mazda is embarking on a hiring binge in Japan, the latest sign that the former money-losing carmaker is bouncing back. The surge in new recruits will come in engineering as Mazda doubles down on future product.
Jeep built in Italy will still appeal to U.S. buyers, brand boss says
7:06 am U.S. ET, March 6, 2014
Jeep's new Italy-built Renegade will be the brand's first model built exclusively outside of the United States, but this will not deter fans of the iconic American marque ...
BMW details specifications for X4 ahead of New York debut
3:13 pm U.S. ET, March 6, 2014
BMW has unveiled details and photos of its new X4 crossover with coupe styling. The vehicle is scheduled to make its world debut next month at the New York auto show, wit ...
Subaru hints at plug-in hybrid diesel crossover with Viziv 2 concept
1:49 pm U.S. ET, March 5, 2014
Subaru's “green” concept vehicle dubbed Viziv 2 -- short for “vision for innovation” -- hints at a new crossover and possible replacement for the ...
Nissan stays edgy with refreshed Juke
6:43 pm U.S. ET, March 4, 2014
Four years after introducing a small crossover with a polarizing design, Nissan plans to change as little as possible on the 2015 Juke. Except to make it a bit more polar ...
Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody
10:14 am U.S. ET, March 4, 2014 |
UPDATED: 3/4/14 2:12 pm ET - adds detail on Solihull plant
Jaguar's compact sedan coming next year will be called the XE, will be powered by one of the company's new engines and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architectur ...
Jeep Renegade, made for overseas, will offer entry point for U.S. buyers
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 4, 2014
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is the first Jeep designed for sale around the world since the first Jeep was designed to sail around the world -- in military transports. The subc ...
Hyundai revamps Sonata sedan
10:34 am U.S. ET, March 3, 2014
When Hyundai last overhauled the Sonata in 2009, U.S. motorists embraced the curvy styling and the company went on to gain more market share than any major automaker for ...
Apple rolls out CarPlay technology in Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo vehicles
9:21 am U.S. ET, March 3, 2014 |
UPDATED: 3/3/14 2:28 pm ET - new story
Apple says an automotive version of its mobile operating system, dubbed CarPlay, will debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles this week and will enable users t ...
Alfa unlikely to get Mazda-made roadster, sources say
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 3, 2014
Fiat or its Abarth performance subbrand are likely to get a roadster from Mazda instead of Alfa Romeo, sources say. Fiat and Mazda product planners plan to meet soon to d ...
Honda shifts strategy as Insight hybrid fades
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 28, 2014 |
UPDATED: 2/28/14 3:15 pm ET
Honda said its decision to scrap the Insight, the first hybrid marketed in the United States, is part of a revised strategy to expand its U.S. lineup of fuel-saving cars ...
Ford polishes Mustang convertible to rival Europe's best
6:48 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 26, 2014
The top on the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will open in 7 to 10 seconds, roughly twice as fast as the 2014 Mustang. ...
Honda ends Insight hybrid output as sales trail Prius
10:04 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 25, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight model, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind the Toyota Prius. ...
Rumored rwd Cadillac LTS spied
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 24, 2014
After more than a decade of rumors, a big, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan looks to be a go. ...
Ford readies smaller Focus engine in fuel-efficiency drive
6:34 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 23, 2014 |
Ford will offer an optional smaller engine on the updated 2015 Focus compact to woo U.S. drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency. ...
UPDATED: 2/23/14 10:06 pm ET
Photos hint at sleek look for next Chevy Cruze
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more swept-back silhouette and sleeker headlights and taillights, based on recent spy photos. ...
Ford uses hefty men to test durability of 2015 F-150 seats
11:42 am U.S. ET, Feb. 21, 2014
Ford went to unusual lengths to ensure that the seats in its 2015 F-150 pickups, which go on sale this fall, were durable enough to handle the daily demands of heavyset d ...
Mazda drops hints on redesigned subcompact
3:24 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 21, 2014
Mazda will preview the look of its next-generation Mazda2 subcompact when it reveals the Hazumi concept car next month at the Geneva auto show. ...
VW gives its new Golf plug-in hybrid a GTE badge
6:40 am U.S. ET, Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for its sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal. The 201-hp car will be the first Golf ...
Audi gives TT a fresh look
6:05 am U.S. ET, Feb. 20, 2014
The latest Audi TT coupe, which will debut at the Geneva auto show, will feature more angular styling, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows. ...
Expedition gets high-tech goodies
7:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 18, 2014
The re-engineered 2015 Ford Expedition, which goes on sale this fall, gets high-tech features including the MyFord Touch infotainment system, blind-spot detection and ele ...
Mazda plans small SUV, report says
5:38 am U.S. ET, Feb. 17, 2014
Mazda may be the next entrant into the small SUV segment. A Mazda2-based crossover is due later this year, a Japanese report said. ...
Journey Crossroad expected to attract awd fans
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 16, 2014
Dodge is adding a model to its Journey crossover line this spring to appeal to shoppers who like all-wheel drive. Only about 15 percent of Journeys were sold last year wi ...
VW to build SUV in Tennessee, Corker reasserts
2:45 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 15, 2014
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Saturday doubled down on his claim that Volkswagen AG will build a new mid-sized SUV at its assembly plant in Tennessee now that the UAW has been ...
VW counters Corker, says new product not linked to UAW vote
10:09 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 12, 2014 |
Volkswagen, in a brief but bluntly worded statement Thursday, said a vote this week on UAW representation at its Chattanooga plant would have no bearing on whether it wil ...
UPDATED: 2/13/14 2:41 pm ET - adds clarification
Jeep Cherokee falls short in Consumer Reports testing
3:40 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 11, 2014 |
Consumer Reports is declining to recommend the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, describing the SUV after testing as an "uneven package" and deeming it "half-baked." ...
UPDATED: 2/11/14 5:03 pm ET
Mercedes' 'supreme' S-class coupe undergoes 'radical' makeover
4:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 11, 2014
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, with its sensuous lines and sporty proportions, is going for the jugular of its pricey rivals. ...
Subaru seeks more traction in mid-sized sedan segment with '15 Legacy
11:30 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014 |
Subaru may be one of the hottest brands in the United States, but it has never made a major dent in the mid-sized sedan market. ...
UPDATED: 2/6/14 5:31 pm ET
GM adds Nissan-built van to take on Transit Connect
6:57 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014 |
General Motors is introducing a new cargo van, built by Nissan under a supply alliance formed last year, to compete with Ford's Transit Connect in the United States. ...
UPDATED: 2/6/14 11:51 am ET - adds photo gallery
Toyota readies sport hybrid version of top-selling Camry
2:19 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014
Toyota, looking to keep its Camry as the top-selling car in the United States, plans to introduce a sport hybrid version of the family sedan, said Bob Carter, senior vice ...
Nissan hints at a smaller pickup with a diesel
11:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014
Nissan is exploring plans to put a small but powerful four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine in its mid-sized Frontier pickup. The company used the Chicago Auto Show today t ...
Kia Soul EV to launch in 3rd quarter
8:33 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014 |
The Soul EV will be Kia's first zero-emission vehicle sold in the United States when it arrives in select markets in the third quarter. ...
UPDATED: 2/6/14 11:15 am ET - adds details
Toyota kicks up off-road appeal for trucks
10:30 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2014 |
Toyota will take three of its best-selling trucks to a new trim level of off-roading features and styling under the banner of TRD Pro Series. ...
UPDATED: 2/6/14 10:53 am ET
Baby Jeep hits the road in Italy
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3, 2014
Heavily disguised units of Jeep's first subcompact SUV that were spotted here recently suggest a baby brother to the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. ...
Porsche planning a cheaper Macan
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3, 2014
Porsche already is planning a sub-$50,000 version of the Porsche Macan mid-sized crossover. ...
Diesel-powered BMW 7 series due in spring
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3, 2014
BMW is making good on a promise to put a diesel version in each of its three sedan ranges by adding the 740Ld xDrive this spring. ...
Subaru Legacy, Kia Soul EV and Chevy's Transit Connect fighter set to debut in Chicago
8:16 am U.S. ET, Jan. 31, 2014 |
UPDATED: 2/3/14 9:35 am ET - adds Kia Soul EV Subaru's redesigned Legacy sedan, Kia's Soul EV, Chevrolet's new Nissan-built small commercial van and two high-performance Volvos highlight the world debuts ...
BMW i3 buyers face six-month wait for their cars
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 31, 2014
BMW i3 buyers face a six-month wait to receive the electric car because of high demand. ...
Mitsubishi opens up on future product
2:40 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 27, 2014
Mitsubishi laid out plans to reinvigorate its hobbled product line with exterior enhancements, additional powertrain options and a possible new mid-sized sedan. ...
Geely, Volvo planning subcompact global car
12:58 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 27, 2014
China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its subsidiary, Volvo Car, have begun development of a subcompact vehicle platform in a Swedish r&d center that the partners open ...
Kia will boost supply to reverse sales slip
4:09 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 26, 2014
Kia dealers will see vehicle availability and marketing funds increase in 2014 as the brand seeks to reverse its first annual sales decline in the United States since 200 ...
Acura aims for 175,000 in U.S. sales, led by new TLX
5:20 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2014
Acura is gunning for sales of 175,000 units in the United States in 2014, propelled by sales of the new TLX sedan, dealers were told at the make meeting today. ...
2015 Cadillac Escalade drops bare-bones model, starts $8,000 higher at $72,690
2:51 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 24, 2014
The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade will start at $72,690, including shipping, a jump of nearly $8,000 from a base 2014 model. ...
Lincoln re-engineers, refreshes Navigator for 2015
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 23, 2014
Lincoln's oldest remaining nameplate is getting a new look. The re-engineered 2015 Navigator will go into production in late summer and on sale in early fall, providing a ...
Toyota readies remix of Camry with 'waku-doki'
10:38 am U.S. ET, Jan. 17, 2014
Toyota has a challenge: How to heed President Akio Toyoda's insistence on heart-racing design for the next Camry and Prius models without jeopardizing their mass-market a ...
Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 top Autoweek's picks of the show
11:32 am U.S. ET, Jan. 16, 2014
The 2014 Detroit auto show had dozens of never-before-seen cars and trucks gleaming under the Cobo Center lights. Here are the four we, the Autoweek staff, think stood ou ...
Smack down, gutsy and moonshots: What people are saying about Ford's new F-150
4:04 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 15, 2014 |
Everyone seems to agree that Ford has done nothing less than reinvent the modern pickup with the 2015 Ford F-150. But it remains to be seen what the redesigned truck, bui ...
UPDATED: 1/16/14 7:58 am ET
Hyundai sits out small crossover utility boom as rivals gear up
10:56 am U.S. ET, Jan. 15, 2014
Hyundai Motor, already struggling with a host of business challenges, is developing another headache: a dearth of product to compete in a fledgling mini-crossover utility ...
Acura mulls Honda Fit-based compact crossover
9:55 am U.S. ET, Jan. 15, 2014
Acura is considering a compact crossover to complement the Honda brand's upcoming Fit-based utility vehicle. ...
Lexus puts performance in RC F coupe
10:21 am U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2014 |
This fall, Lexus will launch the first high-performance coupe in Toyota's luxury lineup, a competitor to the BMW M4. The RC F coupe, unveiled today at the Detroit auto sh ...
UPDATED: 1/15/14 5:22 pm ET - corrected
Ford to drop F-150 Tremor from truck lineup
5:23 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2014 |
Ford will discontinue its F-150 Tremor sport truck after just one model year. Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager, said Ford would not renew the Tremor when the all- ...
UPDATED: 1/14/14 5:39 pm ET
Acura's TLX to do double duty
11:05 am U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2014 |
Acura today unveiled a prototype version of its 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup. ...
UPDATED: 1/14/14 4:41 pm ET
Infiniti working with Daimler on platform for four models
3:33 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2014
NIssan's luxury Infiniti brand is developing a new platform with Daimler AG that will spawn four models including a crossover vehicle, the unit’s president said. ...
Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table
9:37 am U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2014 |
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global c ...
UPDATED: 1/14/14 3:40 pm ET
Honda pitches a new Fit in subcompact market
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
Honda made its bones in the United States in the 1970s with sensible small cars. The 2015 Fit, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, is Honda's attempt to stake out it ...
Next Wrangler to shed pounds, add powertrain options, CEO says
2:13 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the next-generation Jeep Wrangler must be lighter and have more powertrain options to improve fuel economy. ...
Porsche 911 Targa harkens back to 1965 design
11:45 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
The Porsche 911 Targa is ditching the sliding glass roof panel of its last iteration for a design that reaches back to the original Targa of 1965. ...
Toyota concept hints at new Supra
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
It's not the next Toyota Supra. Or is it? While paying tribute to the history of Toyota sports cars, the Toyota FT-1 concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show wasn't spec ...
Kia calls GT4 a 'throwback' to era of untamed sports cars
3:15 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
Kia Motors America revealed its GT4 Stinger concept sports car at the Detroit auto show, a car that the company says pays tribute to affordable sports cars of the past. ...
Revamped 200 gives Chrysler hope for gaining on mid-sized rivals
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014 |
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 will offer buyers a more-premium mid-sized sedan for less money when it goes on sale midyear. The car represents the latest Chrysler Grou ...
UPDATED: 1/13/14 11:12 pm ET
New F-150 engine plays key role in weight reduction
11:17 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
The weight watchers who developed Ford's new F-150 truck included the powertrain team. The 2015 all-aluminum F-150 will be available later this year with a new, smaller V ...
Bentley adds higher performance with Continental GT V8 S
3:13 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
Bentley introduced the Continental GT V8 S, a higher performance version of its luxury grand touring car making its debut in North America. ...
Ford's Nair: Lighter F-150 boosts capability as well as fuel economy
12:33 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2014
Ford's move to reduce weight in the 2015 F-150 full-sized pickup targets more than higher fuel economy, says Raj Nair, Ford group vice president of global product develop ...
VW to bring CrossBlue-based SUV to U.S. in 2016
7:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 12, 2014
Volkswagen AG has given the green light to a mid-sized SUV based on its year-old CrossBlue concept, and plans to start selling the SUV in the United States in 2016. ...
Audi's concept previews TT design, SUV plans
2:56 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 12, 2014
Audi AG unveiled an SUV concept Monday at the Detroit auto show that demonstrated three big shifts at the German luxury car brand: an embrace of plug-in hybrids, a rush t ...
GMC Canyon offers big-truck looks in smaller package
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 12, 2014 |
The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of GM's dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups. While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, t ...
UPDATED: 1/12/14 8:57 am ET - adds details on powertrains
Rolls-Royce edging closer to decision on adding SUV
7:24 am U.S. ET, Jan. 10, 2014
Rolls-Royce says it is getting closer to deciding on whether to add an SUV to its model range. Rival Bentley plans to launch an SUV in 2016. ...
Passat-based VW concept gets 42 mpg
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 8, 2014 |
Ahead of an unveiling at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen AG today released details on a Passat-based concept that VW says gets a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway, gi ...
UPDATED: 1/8/14 12:09 pm ET - adds link
First Ram 1500 EcoDiesels expected at dealerships in February
3:58 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 7, 2014
Chrysler Group is scheduled to start building its first salable 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups this month, several months later than originally expected. ...
Chevy to offer performance recorder on '15 Corvette
4:47 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5, 2014
Chevrolet, marrying racing with real life, will roll out high-tech video technology that will make Corvette fans think they were on the Speed channel. ...
Chevrolet prices 2014 Camaro Z/28 at $75,000
1:50 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3, 2014
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will be priced at $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, when it goes on sale. The performance coupe is to be available for order in ...
Chrysler developing better folding minivan seats
7:16 am U.S. ET, Dec. 28, 2013 |
Chrysler Group has patented an improvement to its Stow 'n Go seats for a future minivan that would allow the seats to collapse in less space. ...
UPDATED: 12/28/13 9:08 am ET
Audi to invest $30.3 billion through 2018 on product expansion
5:49 am U.S. ET, Dec. 27, 2013
Audi plans to spend $30.3 billion through 2018, pushing models such as electric autos to gain the top spot in the premium segment. ...
Ford rolls dice with aluminum F-150
1:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 23, 2013
Ford's bold plan to introduce an aluminum F series -- its anticipated and high-stakes redesign of the top-selling pickup in history -- represents a profound reimagining o ...
Lamborghini's next raging bull arrives in spring
3:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 20, 2013
After a 10-year run and more than 14,000 sales, the Lamborghini Gallardo is being put out to pasture, and a faster, more nimble replacement, the Huracan, will arrive in t ...
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