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9:38 am U.S. ET, May 21, 2013
The Subaru Forester small SUV beat the Honda CR-V and other rivals in testing by
, which ranked the model as its top pick in that segment.
Again, Tokyo show a no-go for Detroit 3
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 20, 2013
The Detroit 3 will sit out the Tokyo Motor Show, no-shows for the third straight time. ...
GM designer knows crucial launches produce a love-hate response
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 20, 2013
Chevrolet designer Tom Peters describes the blocky, chiseled front end of the 2014 Silverado pickup as a "fist in the wind." ...
Cadillac to offer new twin-turbo V-6 on XTS for 2014
8:11 am U.S. ET, May 17, 2013
Cadillac is adding a new 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine as an option on the XTS sedan for 2014. ...
Revamped Mercedes S class strives to set new luxury mark
2:00 pm U.S. ET, May 15, 2013 |
UPDATED: 5/15/13 3:08 pm ET - adds details
Mercedes-Benz is heralding the redesigned 2014 S class as a flagship that will set new benchmarks for luxury sedans with its packaging of technology, safety gear and opul ...
Survey: Consumers are ready for new tech ideas in cars
10:29 am U.S. ET, May 15, 2013
A new survey about what vehicle consumers want and don't want suggests that the auto industry is lagging consumers when it comes to technology ideas. ...
GM to rebadge Nissan's small commercial vans for Chevy
10:42 am U.S. ET, May 14, 2013 |
UPDATED: 5/14/13 1:43 pm ET - adds more details
General Motors has turned to Nissan to put Chevrolet dealers into the small cargo van market. GM, in a statement today, said it will rebadge Nissan's new four-cylinder NV ...
Honda to convert Ohio seat plant for Acura NSX output
11:00 am U.S. ET, May 14, 2013 |
UPDATED: 5/14/13 1:03 pm ET - adds details
Honda said today it will invest $70 million to convert a former seat plant here to assemble the next-generation Acura NSX. The plant will be staffed with about 100 specia ...
Infiniti to add new halo car, more crossovers
7:11 am U.S. ET, May 14, 2013
Nissan's premium Infiniti marque plans to add a new top-tier halo nameplate above its Q70 flagship sedan and expand its crossover offerings to build the brand and fuel sa ...
Tesla Model S wins high praise from Consumer Reports
6:00 am U.S. ET, May 9, 2013 |
UPDATED: 5/9/13 8:36 am ET
The all-electric Tesla Model S sports car received the highest score in
' ratings -- a 99 out of 100 -- along with widespread plaudits from the mag ...
Jaguar positions F-Type roadster with historic 'baddest boy' bloodline
2:51 pm U.S. ET, May 9, 2013
Jaguar is launching its first two-seat roadster since Steve McQueen tooled around Hollywood in his E-Type in the 1960s. ...
Reuss wants a volume rwd Chevy
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 6, 2013
Atop Mark Reuss' wish list for Chevrolet's lineup is a modestly priced, rear-wheel-drive sporty car to appeal to young drivers. ...
VW plans fuel-saving 10-speed transmission
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 1, 2013
Volkswagen is developing a 10-speed dual-clutch transmission to help reduce fuel consumption, CEO Martin Winterkorn said. The transmission is one of a number of drivetrai ...
Lexus prices base 2014 IS at $36,845, up $885
12:10 pm U.S. ET, May 1, 2013
Lexus has set the base price of the 2014 IS compact sport sedan at $36,845, including shipping, an increase of $885 from its predecessor, Lexus said. ...
Nissan pushes chargers to boost sales of Leaf EV
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 29, 2013
To attract a bigger audience to electric cars, Nissan officials say they must get more public EV chargers in place -- particularly the more powerful and expensive fast-ch ...
New Vette's base price set at $51,995, up 3%
12:30 pm U.S. ET, April 26, 2013 |
GM set the base price of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe at $51,995, including destination charges, $1,400 more than the outgoing model. ...
UPDATED: 4/26/13 12:47 pm ET - adds details, link
Chevy Spark EV rated at 119 mpg with 82-mile range
12:06 pm U.S. ET, April 24, 2013
General Motors says its Chevrolet Spark EV will get the equivalent of 119 mpg in combined city and highway driving, the best efficiency of any car sold to retail buyers i ...
Volvo CEO says making S-class rival would contradict brand's image
4:29 am U.S. ET, April 22, 2013
Volvo isn't going to develop a sedan to challenge the BMW 7 series, the Mercedes S class or the Audi A8 as it doesn't fit the carmaker's green image or the demands of its ...
GM-VW China rivalry heats up as both see 3 million auto sales
8:23 am U.S. ET, April 21, 2013
GM and Volkswagen, the largest foreign carmakers in China, both forecast sales will climb to 3 million vehicles in the country this year as the rivalry heats up for a sec ...
Toyota re-styles no-frills models to drive China fightback
8:51 am U.S. ET, April 21, 2013
Toyota is giving its Vios and Yaris models a major makeover for China as part of the Japanese group's make-or-break move into the no-frills entry-level segment of the wor ...
Jeep targets China output of new Cherokee
4:19 am U.S. ET, April 20, 2013
Chrysler's new-generation Jeep Cherokee is the "obvious choice" to become the first Jeep built in China in six years and could double the brand's sales in the world's lar ...
Riviera concept shows Buick design direction
12:15 pm U.S. ET, April 19, 2013
General Motors unveiled a gull wing, two-door Buick Riviera concept car today at an event here prior to the Shanghai auto show, which opens on Saturday. ...
Kia prices Cadenza large sedan at $35,900
4:19 pm U.S. ET, April 19, 2013
Kia has set the starting price of its new range-topping Cadenza sedan at $35,900, including shipping, to target the high-end of the large sedan segment. ...
GM: Chevy Cruze diesel to deliver 46 mpg on highway
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 18, 2013 |
GM said the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel will deliver an estimated 46 miles per gallon on the highway, besting the company's initial target by four mpg. ...
UPDATED: 4/18/13 2:53 pm ET - adds details
BMW plans perks to win EV customers
2:34 am U.S. ET, April 18, 2013
BMW will offer extra services to attract drivers to its "i" electric-car lineup, including occasional use of fuel-powered models. ...
Ford 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine to debut on 2014 Fusion
6:00 pm U.S. ET, April 11, 2013 |
When the 2014 Ford Fusion debuts this fall it will be offered with a new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the fifth member of Ford's EcoBoost family, Ford said T ...
UPDATED: 4/12/13 9:44 am ET - adds details
Ghibli will be Maserati's first diesel-powered car
6:44 am U.S. ET, April 9, 2013
Maserati released images of the Ghibli four-door sedan ahead of the car's debut at the Shanghai auto show. The Ghibli will be the first Maserati production car to offer a ...
Lexus will launch hybrid SUV to rival Q3
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 5, 2013
Lexus plans to show a production-ready hybrid SUV to rival Audi's Q3 and BMW's X1 at next year's Geneva auto show, a company source said. ...
BMW, amid crossover surge, preps X4 for U.S.
6:00 pm U.S. ET, April 4, 2013
BMW, capitalizing on a surge in its U.S. light-truck sales, is expanding its new 4-series lineup with the X4 crossover that will be built in South Carolina and is expecte ...
2014 Porsche Panamera gets new hybrid
1:10 pm U.S. ET, April 3, 2013
The Porsche Panamera has been restyled and the lineup gains a plug-in hybrid model, along with a new twin-turbo V6 for the Panamera S and 4S models that is more powerful ...
Tesla offering special financing plan for Model S sedan
5:18 pm U.S. ET, April 2, 2013 |
Tesla Motors has joined forces with USBank and Wells Fargo Bank to create vehicle financing and leasing products that allow consumers to lease a Model S electric sedan fo ...
UPDATED: 4/3/13 8:25 pm ET - adds change in loan term
Z28 revs Chevy's performance line
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2013
Chevy's performance division is on a roll. And GM plans an advertising campaign to spread the word. ...
GM says fuel economy of new big pickups will top Ford F-150's
11:19 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2013 |
General Motors today said its upcoming redesigned full-sized pickups will have the most fuel-efficient V-8 engines in the segment, even promising better highway fuel econ ...
UPDATED: 4/1/13 3:38 pm ET - adds Ford response
Cherokee moves upscale and over rocks
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 1, 2013
The 2014 Cherokee, the first Fiat-based Jeep, offers a long list of conveniences, such as automatic parking and an 8.4-inch center-stack screen, but it also has four-whee ...
Scion tC channels FR-S for 2014 refresh
5:53 pm U.S. ET, March 28, 2013
Toyota Motor revealed a refreshed version of its Scion tC coupe and special editions of the brand's other models Thursday at the New York auto show where Scion got its st ...
Subaru sees big fuel economy gains from 1st hybrid
11:15 am U.S. ET, March 28, 2013 |
Subaru says the hybrid version of its XV Crosstrek crossover, its first gasoline-electric production vehicle, will deliver an 11 percent jump in fuel economy over the non ...
UPDATED: 3/28/13 1:01 pm ET
BMW, Audi prep more diesel models for U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 28, 2013
Volkswagen AG's Audi brand and BMW AG are expanding their diesel lineups in the United States as consumers are drawn by the performance and as a way to counter rising gas ...
Mitsubishi says new Mirage will get 40 mpg combined
2:06 pm U.S. ET, March 28, 2013 |
Mitsubishi Motors North America says its new Mirage minicar will get 40 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Mitsubishi estimates that the Mirage, which is roughly t ...
UPDATED: 3/28/13 3:15 pm ET - adds more coverage
First wave of BMW i3 electrics will get range extenders
3:19 pm U.S. ET, March 28, 2013
BMW of North America will equip its initial U.S. shipment of i3 electric cars with an optional gasoline engine to extend the vehicle's range, if needed, CEO Ludwig Willis ...
Chevy revives Camaro Z/28 for track duty
1:08 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013 |
Chevrolet surprised onlookers at the New York auto show today by unveiling a new Camaro Z/28, a built-for-the-racetrack performance coupe. The car will have a small-block ...
UPDATED: 3/27/13 1:55 pm ET - adds details
Hyundai Equus flagship refreshed for 2014
5:31 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
The refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus debuted at the New York auto show on Wednesday. The flagship sedan is receiving upgrades in almost every area, including the interior, ex ...
Toyota Highlander gets bigger, roomier for 2014
9:30 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2013 |
Toyota will launch sales of a larger, redesigned version of its Highlander crossover early next year providing more room to occupants. The 2014 Highlander will be nearly ...
UPDATED: 3/27/13 12:45 pm ET - adds production launch
Pathfinder launches Nissan's hybrid push
2:30 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
Nissan plans to create a portfolio of gasoline-electric hybrids starting late this summer with the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid crossover. ...
'14 Jeep Cherokee brandishes better fuel economy, new off-road system
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee -- the first Jeep to be built from the wheels up with help from Fiat -- will deliver a 45 percent improvement in fuel economy and will be more capa ...
Volvo to re-enter wagon market with V60 in early '14
8:00 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
Volvo will return to the U.S. station wagon market in early 2014 after a two-year hiatus with the V60. Volvo decided not to offer the compact V60 in the United States whe ...
Acura adds longer wheelbase, roominess to MDX
12:00 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013 |
While slightly narrower, the redesigned 2014 Acura MDX gains several inches of wheelbase and two inches of overall length to increase roominess. Responding to Sun Belt de ...
UPDATED: 3/27/13 12:35 pm ET - adds detail on weight
Kia bares its new Soul in New York
10:55 am U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
The redesigned Soul introduced by Kia today at the New York auto show has new sheet metal, a stiffer body, a longer and wider chassis and powertrains that deliver more to ...
Mercedes-Benz rolls out B-class EV
12:03 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013 |
Mercedes-Benz, marking its first U.S. foray into electrified vehicles, today introduced the five-seat, five-door B-class Electric Drive at the New York auto show. The 201 ...
UPDATED: 3/27/13 5:53 pm ET - adds details
Infiniti drops price on G replacement by $900
4:07 pm U.S. ET, March 27, 2013
Infiniti's 2014 Q50 sedan will start at $37,355, including shipping, a $900 reduction from the base price of the 2013 G37 sedan it replaces. ...
Audi's A3 sedan gets 4 engine options; 5-door to stay as plug-in
7:36 pm U.S. ET, March 26, 2013 |
Audi said Tuesday that it will bring a range of A3 models to the United States, including gasoline and diesel versions of the new A3 sedan, as well as a high-performance ...
UPDATED: 3/26/13 9:16 pm ET - details added
Redesigned Cadillac CTS boosts performance, size to take on BMW, Benz
6:00 pm U.S. ET, March 26, 2013
The redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan shows that the brand is sticking with performance in its bid to get onto the shopping lists of import-minded buyers. ...
2014 Range Rover Sport is lighter, more nimble
7:30 pm U.S. ET, March 26, 2013
The Range Rover Sport, redesigned for 2014 and slimming down like the rest of the brand's lineup, is shifting to an aluminum architecture and gaining a third row of seats ...
GM freshens 2014 Regal with awd, more technology
1:12 pm U.S. ET, March 26, 2013 |
General Motors today unveiled the 2014 Buick Regal ahead of its debut at the New York auto show and the new model will make all-wheel drive available along with new techn ...
UPDATED: 3/26/13 3:05 pm ET
Jaguar to bring only 30 XKR-S GT sports cars to N.A.
1:54 pm U.S. ET, March 26, 2013
Jaguar is revealing a top-shelf sports car at the New York auto show that promises to be nearly as rare as its feline namesake in North America -- only 25 for U.S. buyers ...
2014 Cadillac CTS emerges before New York auto show
9:23 am U.S. ET, March 26, 2013
Cadillac's plans to make a big splash at the New York auto show with the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan were jump-started Monday by the Internet as a number of photos of the c ...
Buick revamps LaCrosse interior, adds more technology for 2014
9:03 am U.S. ET, March 25, 2013 |
The Buick LaCrosse -- the brand's biggest sedan -- receives a new interior design, more safety and technology features, and a mild exterior revamp for 2014. ...
UPDATED: 3/25/13 9:33 am ET - details added
Lexus IS is heavy on carryover, still strong
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 25, 2013
Lexus' redesigned 2014 IS, which arrives this summer, is the brand's third attempt to match the BMW 3 series, the longtime leader in the compact luxury sedan segment. ...
For Chrysler, 300 SRT8 key to luxury inroads, fatter margins
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 24, 2013
Chrysler Group, for all its improved performance lately, doesn't sell a lot of luxury cars to wealthy aficionados of German sports sedans. With the new Chrysler 300 SRT8, ...
Hyundai will show luxury coupe concept in Seoul
1:19 pm U.S. ET, March 21, 2013
Hyundai said it will show a luxury sports coupe concept next week at the Seoul Motor Show that could hint at a design direction for the next-generation Genesis Coupe. ...
New Mazda3 coming to U.S. dealerships this fall, sources say
3:40 pm U.S. ET, March 21, 2013
Mazda, working to surpass 300,000 U.S. sales for the first time since the mid-1990s, plans to have its redesigned Mazda3 compact car in U.S. dealerships this fall,
Subaru to show hybrid XV Crosstrek in New York
9:00 am U.S. ET, March 20, 2013 |
Subaru will unveil a hybrid version of its Subaru XV Crosstrek small crossover at next week's New York auto show. The car will be the brand's first gasoline-electric vehi ...
UPDATED: 3/21/13 10:05 pm ET
Jeep, Mopar unveil concepts ahead of annual Utah safari
1:49 pm U.S. ET, March 20, 2013 |
Jeep and Mopar today showed off six heavily modified off-road vehicles, including a Jeep Wrangler made to look like a Navy battleship, that the brands will take this mont ...
UPDATED: 3/20/13 3:22 pm ET
Subaru designs will embrace angular face of Viziv concept
9:00 am U.S. ET, March 20, 2013
Subaru will gradually adopt the angular face of the Viziv concept crossover shown at the Geneva auto show across its lineup, the brand's global design chief says. ...
Redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS to pack twin-turbo V-6
12:13 pm U.S. ET, March 18, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan that goes on sale this fall will have a 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine as an option. The redesigned CTS will be unveiled n ...
Mitsubishi bets on 2014 Outlander features, price to help spark rebound
4:22 pm U.S. ET, March 18, 2013
Mitsubishi's restyled Outlander crossover is a vast improvement in interior refinement, packaging and technology over the outgoing model. The outgoing Outlander was among ...
GM plans entry-level Corvette sports car, report says
4:41 pm U.S. ET, March 14, 2013
GM is planning to build an entry-level Chevrolet Corvette that would cost less than $50,000 and widen the iconic sports car brand's appeal, people familiar with the plans ...
2014 Range Rover Sport leaked online
10:26 am U.S. ET, March 14, 2013
It's getting harder and harder to keep the wraps on the redesigned Range Rover Sport. Over the past few weeks, the company has been teasing the new Range Rover Sport, whi ...
Toyota plans N.Y. unveiling for 2014 Highlander
5:24 pm U.S. ET, March 13, 2013
Toyota plans to introduce the redesigned 2014 Highlander crossover at the New York Auto Show this month. ...
Audi counts on SUVs to drive past BMW
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 13, 2013
Audi is counting on its growing Q line of SUVs to help it drive past BMW brand to No. 1 in global luxury car sales by 2020. ...
'Dynamic' Range Rover Sport to debut in New York
9:57 am U.S. ET, March 12, 2013
The new Range Rover Sport premium large SUV will be unveiled March 26 on the eve of the New York auto show ahead of sales later this year, Land Rover said. “It is L ...
Audi to extend U.S. diesel offerings with A4 sedan
12:17 pm U.S. ET, March 12, 2013
American consumers will have the option of a TDI engine in Audi AG's next-generation A4 sedan, the automaker said today, expanding a campaign to sell more diesel engines ...
Mpg improvements aid mid-sized sales
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 11, 2013
After several big years for small cars, larger sedans and trucks are returning to the forefront, even as gasoline prices remain high. ...
Next Mustang must gallop on global stage
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 11, 2013 |
Ford's product development team is facing its toughest challenge yet in developing a global design language: creating a Mustang that works outside North America. ...
UPDATED: 3/12/13 11:29 am ET - adds correction
XL1 coupe paves the way for VW plug-in hybrids
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 11, 2013
The debut of the Volkswagen XL1, touted by VW as the world's most fuel-efficient production car, marks VW's entry into the plug-in hybrid market. ...
Automakers divvy up product placements in superhero movies
12:34 am U.S. ET, March 9, 2013
Tony Stark, the fictional superhero in Walt Disney's "Iron Man" films, will park the Acura supercar he drove last year in favor of a battery-powered Audi when his latest ...
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