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Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year

12:00 pm U.S. ET, April 17, 2014
Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle. Read More »
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Chinese needs bring Infiniti a roomier sedan
1:50 pm U.S. ET, April 17, 2014
Infiniti plans to market the long wheelbase Q70 as a luxury sedan that simply offers a roomier back seat -- a premium sedan with the roominess of an SUV. ...

2015 Challenger muscles up; interior revamped but retains retro look
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 17, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger has more power, an available eight-speed transmission and few changes to its retro exterior. Engineers coaxed 15 more hp from the top-end 6.4-li ...

Subaru polishes Outback for 2015
11:00 am U.S. ET, April 17, 2014
The Subaru Outback is getting a major styling update, additional safety and convenience features, and improved fuel economy as part of a makeover to enhance what has been ...

Dodge Charger tames rough edges with 2015 nose job
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 17, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Charger underwent a nose job that trades its previously bulbous front fascia for a more subtle look reminiscent of the smaller Dodge Dart. ...

Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord
3:08 pm U.S. ET, April 16, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/17/14 3:53 pm ET - corrects engine specs
Acura unveiled today the production version of its redesigned 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup for the United States. ...

Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'
9:30 am U.S. ET, April 16, 2014 | UPDATED: 9/16/14 11:29 am ET - adds historical Camry photos
Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edit ...

Nissan Maxima to follow Murano with show-car flair
3:33 pm U.S. ET, April 16, 2014
Nissan said the next redesigned Maxima sedan will reach showrooms looking almost identical to the flashy Sport Sedan Concept it unveiled in January in Detroit. ...

Scion charts new lineup for U.S.
12:37 pm U.S. ET, April 16, 2014
Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in ...

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 16, 2014
Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be a ...

Hopes dim for VW’s diesel hot hatch in U.S.
3:56 pm U.S. ET, April 16, 2014
VW has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling’s engine would add too much cost. ...

Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover
10:15 am U.S. ET, April 16, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/16/14 10:52 am ET
Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry's hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy. ...

Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade
11:19 am U.S. ET, April 16, 2014
Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said today. ...

Chevy enters small crossover segment with the Trax
7:00 pm U.S. ET, April 15, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/16/14 3:07 pm ET - adds new timeline
Chevrolet is adding the Trax to its lineup in the United States, making it the latest brand to enter the budding market for petite crossovers. The 2015 Trax was unveiled ...

Kia retools Sedona with more legroom, flexible seating
6:02 pm U.S. ET, April 14, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/15/14 10:00 am ET - adds photo gallery
Kia is giving its retooled Sedona minivan more legroom, an interior with customizable seating arrangements and new, muscular sheet metal for 2015. Kia announced details a ...

Nissan banks on radical makeover of Murano crossover
9:30 am U.S. ET, April 14, 2014
Nissan's revamped Murano crossover will reach showrooms in the United States this year looking almost identical to the splashy auto show concept that teased it more than ...

Honda, Nissan: A brand new battle
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 13, 2014
The auto industry is always full of head-to-head rivalries, and right now the battle between Honda and Nissan is one of the hottest. ...

Refreshed 2015 Chevy Cruze enhances connectivity, revises styling
8:24 am U.S. ET, April 13, 2014
Chevrolet is refreshing the compact Cruze, General Motors' top-selling car in the United States, and adding enhanced connectivity features for 2015. It will be introduced ...

VW touches up Jetta with eye on safety, mpg
6:15 pm U.S. ET, April 13, 2014
To help the Jetta level the playing field in terms of crash safety and fuel economy with Japanese rivals like the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, VW has made substantial tweaks ...

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 12, 2014
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including ...

Lexus NX compact crossover will have 3 powertrains
7:22 am U.S. ET, April 11, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/11/14 8:16 am ET - adds details
Lexus plans to unveil the production version of its NX compact crossover at this month's Beijing motor show with three powertrains, including a turbo and hybrid for Ameri ...

Ford debuts the Skyliner Transit concept vehicle
1:08 pm U.S. ET, April 11, 2014
Melvin Betancourt, design manager for Ford Motor, speaks before the 2015 Transit Skyliner concept van is unveiled at Galpin Auto Sports in California on Thursday. ...

Nissan Versa gets refresh amid cutthroat subcompact competition
4:47 pm U.S. ET, April 10, 2014
Nissan plans to show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York auto show press days next week. The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car’s model c ...

Kia confirms redesigned Sedona for New York show
11:48 am U.S. ET, April 10, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/10/14 4:15 pm ET - adds Kia comment
Kia today confirmed it will show a redesigned Sedona minivan next week at the New York auto show. The Sedona will ride on a new chassis and be powered by 3.3-liter direct ...

Audi teases potential Q4 crossover
4:29 am U.S. ET, April 10, 2014
Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut in Beijing later this month and may preview the upcoming Q4. ...

Jeep's 6 Moab customs feature more available parts than previous concepts
3:14 pm U.S. ET, April 10, 2014
Chrysler Group’s Jeep and Mopar brands have customized six concept vehicles, including two 2014 Jeep Cherokees, for this year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Ut ...

Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal
12:15 am U.S. ET, April 10, 2014
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an ...

Honda Fit raises the ante, and cargo space, in subcompact segment
5:00 am U.S. ET, April 9, 2014
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. With the ...

GM planning lower-priced version of 2016 Chevy Volt, report says
12:42 pm U.S. ET, April 9, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/9/14 4:22 pm ET - adds link
Hoping to boost demand for its slow-selling Volt hybrid, Chevrolet is planning to sell two versions of the redesigned 2016 Volt, including a lower-priced model with a sma ...

Mercedes to debut BMW X6 rival
9:41 am U.S. ET, April 9, 2014
Mercedes will preview an upcoming rival to the BMW X6 with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a coupe version of the ML SUV and ...

Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires
9:00 am U.S. ET, April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability. ...

Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 9, 2014
Ford will show the freshened Focus sedan and the Focus Electric during the New York auto show press days next week. ...

GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products
12:25 pm U.S. ET, April 8, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/8/14 3:52 pm ET - adds details
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevr ...

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan
5:15 am U.S. ET, April 8, 2014
BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybac ...

Lexus previews production NX compact crossover
2:11 pm U.S. ET, April 7, 2014
Lexus has published a preview of the 2015 Lexus NX luxury compact crossover, scheduled to debut April 20 at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. ...

'15 Genesis is worthy of premium label
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 7, 2014
The original Hyundai Genesis was a noble first shot at the luxury car market, but it couldn't match the driving dynamics, interior refinement or prestige of the Audi A6, ...

Fiat to expand automatics in 500 lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 6, 2014
Fiat will offer an optional automatic transmission in the top performance versions of the 500 minicar in the United States for the 2015 model year. ...

Smart recycling cuts F-150 cost
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 6, 2014
Innovative recycling that sorts aluminum by type and returns it to suppliers will save Ford $124 per pickup, compared with using conventional recycling methods, when prod ...

Honda Fit-based crossover likely named HR-V in U.S.
3:24 pm U.S. ET, April 4, 2014
Honda's crossover vehicle based on the Fit subcompact hatchback likely will be named HR-V. In filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark offices, Honda recently filed for ...

Kia preps 8-passenger MPV for New York
3:48 pm U.S. ET, April 3, 2014
Kia said it plans to reveal what should be a successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York Auto Show this month. Kia released a teaser image today of what it calls an & ...

Porsche confirms 4-cylinder engine for Cayman, Boxster
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 31, 2014
The four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will do more than improve each car's fuel economy: The lower weight that comes from reducing cylinder count b ...

Aston Martin holding talks with Daimler on luxury SUV, report says
7:34 am U.S. ET, March 31, 2014
Aston Martin Lagonda and Daimler AG are holding talks to extend their cooperation to SUVs as the British maker of cars featured in James Bond movies seeks to broaden its ...

BMW's Spartanburg plant will be company's biggest
1:00 pm U.S. ET, March 28, 2014 | UPDATED: 3/28/14 3:19 pm ET
BMW is investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, S.C., factory by 2016 to expand capacity by 100,000 units and add production of a fifth crossover, the X7 -- making the pl ...

Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engin ...

Alfa Romeo leans on Ferrari for horsepower in brand's overhaul
6:08 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2014
Fiat is turning to the cachet and horsepower of Ferrari as part of its latest effort to transform struggling Alfa Romeo into a profit machine. ...

Ford Mustang goes high-tech to cast global net
5:58 pm U.S. ET, March 24, 2014
Ford has packed the redesigned Mustang with new technologies to boost its global appeal. ...

Nissan teases redesigned Murano ahead of N.Y. debut
11:30 am U.S. ET, March 24, 2014
Nissan released a teaser video for the redesigned 2015 Murano today, ahead of the vehicle's debut April 16 at the New York auto show. ...

Hyundai promises more refined, upscale '15 Sonata
6:37 am U.S. ET, March 24, 2014 | UPDATED: 3/24/14 9:57 am ET -- photo gallery added
As sales of the aging Hyundai Sonata slow in the United States, Hyundai says the next generation of its bread and butter mid-sized sedan will be more refined and premium- ...

Audi hopes TT gets by on its looks
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 23, 2014
It's always hard to give up on a classic. And that explains why Audi of America is bringing back the TT rather than pulling the plug on it. ...

Fiat plans seven new Alfa models by 2018, report says
4:53 am U.S. ET, March 22, 2014
Fiat will unveil seven new Alfa Romeo models and push to increase sales of the sports car brand fivefold, a report said. ...

4-cylinder for Porsche Cayman, Boxster will improve mpg, handling
9:44 am U.S. ET, March 21, 2014 | UPDATED: 3/21/14 2:09 pm ET - new story, adds galleries
The four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will do more than improve each car's fuel economy: the lower weight that comes from reducing cylinder count b ...

BMW plans 7-seat crossover for Spartanburg
9:56 am U.S. ET, March 21, 2014 | UPDATED: 3/21/14 3:09 pm ET - new story
The long-rumored BMW X7 will be built at the company's plant in South Carolina, a person familiar with the plans said. The German automaker will make the announcement on ...

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe set for N.Y. debut
3:20 pm U.S. ET, March 21, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, following the unveiling of the S550 Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to take the wraps off the even more powerful S-class two-door: The 2015 S63 AMG ...

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range
10:03 am U.S. ET, March 19, 2014
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations. ...

Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models. ...

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 17, 2014
The redesigned Smart ForTwo and ForFour minicars will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo unveiled at the auto show here, but th ...

Mercedes plans 'tailor-made' C class
7:58 am U.S. ET, March 13, 2014
Mercedes plans to better meet the needs of C-class customers by building the new generation of its top-selling model on four continents. ...

Audi to introduce 17 new, revamped models this year
6:26 am U.S. ET, March 11, 2014
Audi plans to introduce 17 new or revamped models in 2014 and will move forward with the production of an electric version of the R8 sports car in a push to gain momentum ...

Mazda snaps up engineers in latest sign of rebound
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 ...

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 | UPDATED: 2/23/14 10:06 pm ET
Ford will offer an optional smaller engine on the updated 2015 Focus compact to woo U.S. drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency. ...

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 ...

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