New TLX is key to Acura's sedan revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Acura is counting on the 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan tol reverse a slide in the brand's sedan sales. Acura's U.S. sedan sales skidded 10 percent last year and have dropped 23 percent this year through March. On the flip side, Acura's crossovers are red hot, up 21 percent last year and up 38 percent through March.... Read More »

 

What can industry do to boost leases, residuals?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Interest rates, gasoline prices, unemployment and natural disasters are among the unpredictable forces that have an impact on the economy. In turn, the economy has an impact on leasing.... Read More »

 

For the best of Burgundy's 70 Dodge takes, find a bootlegger

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Music fans crave bootleg recordings and unreleased studio tracks.... Read More »

 

Famed Mustang modifier Saleen will soup up Tesla's Model S

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The first company to give Tesla's Model S battery-powered sedan a styling and performance makeover has stepped up.... Read More »

 

What's powering market? Off-lease surge, says Webb

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
What's driving new-vehicle sales in 2014?... Read More »

 

Fiat's discount seeks parking-lot converts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise recently.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Midcyle, Camry is overhauled to make it best 'ever built'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
In 2011, Toyota touted the newest Camry for its "bold, sophisticated" design.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Nissan to offer smart mirror in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Nissan's newly developed smart rearview mirror -- which it had planned to offer only as an aftermarket dealer option in Japan -- will become a U.S. factory feature next year.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy expects big things from tiny crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Chevrolet's decision to add the Trax to its U.S. lineup marks the latest effort by automakers to wring more sales growth and fuel economy gains from the small end of the crossover segment.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Limited-run CTS-V coupe on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Cadillac plans to make a limited-edition CTS-V coupe for an abbreviated 2015 model year, closing out a five-year run that helped the brand earn back credibility among luxury buyers.... Read More »

 

Automakers grow cautious as output rises

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
North American auto production continues to rise with the economy, but automakers are watching inventory closely and starting to get cautious about their second-quarter production schedules.... Read More »

 

Next big thing for A123 may be shift to small batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Now that battery-maker A123 Systems has the same corporate parent as Fisker, the supplier's strategy might seem clear: make lithium ion battery packs for electric vehicles. Not so fast. CEO Jason Forcier is eyeing a bigger target.... Read More »

 

Q&A: TOM BONEY, GENERAL MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE, NOVELIS NORTH AMERICA

Aluminum gains automotive momentum with F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The Ford F-150 pickup will switch to an aluminum body late this year, and more mass-market vehicles are bound to follow. But aluminum will have to fight for its place on autos with carbon fiber, magnesium and high-strength steel, says Tom Boney, general manager of automotive for Novelis North America, a major aluminum supplier.... Read More »

 

Q&A: BOB CONRAD, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, AUTOMOTIVE MICROCONTROLLER DIVISION, FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR

Vehicles add computer power for high-tech tasks

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Now that automakers are racing to add infotainment systems, collision avoidance systems and even self-adjusting seats, it seems like a good time to be in the computer business. Bob Conrad, 54, is senior vice president of Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s automotive microcontroller division.... Read More »

 

DAVID SEDGWICK

Cars become computers on wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Here's yet more evidence that the auto industry's center of gravity, at least for cool new technology, is shifting from Detroit to Silicon Valley. The r&d required to develop the underlying architecture for the computer chip that powers a vehicle's infotainment system can easily top $1 billion.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Nvidia adapts gaming chips to autos

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The redesigned Audi TT, scheduled to arrive in the United States in 2015, benefits from chipmaker Nvidia's quad-core chip, which works with a 3-D graphics program and can execute 8 billion operations per second. Danny Shapiro, director of Nvidia's automotive division, has worked closely with Audi and other automakers since 2009.... Read More »

 

More vehicles, walkers join accident prevention study

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The University of Michigan plans to triple the number of study vehicles outfitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the next phase of a road test of equipment designed to prevent accidents.... Read More »

 

GM recalls have had no 'measurable impact' on sales, Ammann says

1:03 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Citing his company's 4 percent sales gain in March and a "decent start" for sales in April, General Motors President Dan Ammann said the company's ignition switch recall has had no "measurable impact" on sales.... Read More »

 

MKX Concept marks Lincoln's first overseas vehicle debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Ford's Lincoln, rooted as an American brand by its name and presidential limousines, took a step toward becoming global today by unveiling a car in China. The MKX Concept mid-sized crossover displayed at the Beijing auto show is the first Lincoln revealed outside the United States.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jaguar Land Rover to start China production at the end of this year

April 20, 2014 13:49 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to start building vehicles in China by the end of this year. The company will begin selling a Land Rover SUV built by its Chinese venture with Chery Automobile by early 2015.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

China is key to Winterkorn's new strategy for VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
China looms large in Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's thoughts as he prepares his new "Future Tracks" strategy for the automaker.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

GM to pump $12 billion into China, hike capacity 65%

10:21 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
GM, undeterred by slowing growth in China, announced plans to plow $12 billion into the country by 2017 and boost capacity 65 percent by 2020.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford Escort, revived in China, could land in U.S., Mulally says

11:10 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Ford's revived Escort compact sedan, developed especially for the China market, has potential to go global and possibly make it Stateside someday, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Audi's latest compact sporty SUV to be part of TT family

April 20, 2014 15:55 CET
An offroad compact SUV concept that hints at Audi's fifth SUV model most likely will carry a name under the TT family, rather than Q4, as previously reported by the media.... Read More »

 

New reality: Think crash, not just flash

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Safety watchdogs at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports magazine had an outsize effect on the cars unveiled at the New York auto show last week.... Read More »

 

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