Detroit auto show

WHOATOWN

Brands push boundaries at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Detroit's auto show traditionally sounds the opening bell for the new year. This year, it showed brands stretching into new segments and testing new design cues.... Read More »

Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.... Read More »

2018 Camry: The more things change …

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.... Read More »

Cruze diesel may get 50 on highway

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.... Read More »

De Nysschen meets his Infiniti baby

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Spotted at Infiniti's Detroit auto show stand last week was the brand's former global president Johan de Nysschen. Now president of Cadillac, de Nysschen said he had to come see the QX50 Concept.... Read More »

CHEAPER JEEPS?

Revised product strategy could result in lower prices for top-end Wagoneers, Grand Wagoneers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

An altered product strategy giving Jeep new truck-based luxury SUVs and an Alfa Romeo-based Grand Cherokee in 2019 could make it easier for Fiat Chrysler dealers to win business from rival General Motors.... Read More »

Volvo hopes V90 can stir wagon love

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

In the midst of a revival, Volvo is going back to its roots: station wagons.... Read More »

Will Mustang fans go for a hybrid?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

Ford product chief Raj Nair says Mustang fans will accept a hybrid, as long as it delivers "affordable performance."... Read More »

Why Honda skipped awd on Odyssey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan that broke cover at the Detroit auto show has a laundry list of new features. But all wheel drive didn't make that list.... Read More »

Autonomous drive gets closer -- meaning what?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2017

Carmakers got more specific about timing for self-driving vehicles as they discussed their plans this month at CES in Las Vegas and the Detroit auto show. Most forecasts of showroom-ready, fully autonomous vehicles now fall within a five-year range, but there are varying definitions to sort through.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview expected to raise more than $5 million for charity

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association will again raise more than $5 million for children's charities through ticket sales to the 2017 Detroit auto show Charity Preview.... Read More »

Fudge ripple swirl and cars gone wild: What people think of '18 Toyota Camry

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Toyota has retooled the eighth-generation Camry -- America's best-selling car for 15 straight years -- with a far bolder design, improved handling, upscale interior materials and sporty driving dynamics. Here's what analysts and journalists are saying about the 2018 Toyota Camry.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

Sawzalls, Duck Tales and hockey sticks: What people are saying about Honda's '18 Odyssey

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Honda's redesigned, fifth-generation Odyssey features 21st-century connectivity through in-car apps and cameras, streaming video and 4G Wi-Fi, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. There are other enhancements, too, including more flexible seating, an available 10-speed automatic gearbox and stain-resistant leather seats. What people are saying about the '18 Odyssey.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'... Read More »

Yanfeng reimagines the interior for autonomous driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

A major Chinese supplier is reimagining vehicle interiors for the day when motorists may not have to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.... Read More »

Magna says ultralight automotive door cuts weight by 42.5%

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Magna International created a vehicle door that is almost half the weight of the average door, the supplier said Monday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

BILL SHEA

BLOG: Lightning McQueen, Shinola watch bar, simulators among cool stuff at Detroit show

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

If you're even mildly into cars, for getting to work in an eco-friendly way or just cruising the boulevard in style, the Detroit auto show is a vast and dizzying array of automotive sights, sounds, steel, glass, and rubber.... Read More »

AutoMobili-D serves as bellwether for new mobility technology

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The auto industry, as technology makes transportation more accessible, is drawing new entrants to the market with pie-in-the-sky plans to save the world.... Read More »

Automakers reset product plans for new crossover, SUV wave

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Automakers are reworking their product strategies and investments for the United States to bring more crossovers and SUVs to showrooms amid a sharp turn away from small and midsize cars.... Read More »

Chevy Traverse adds brawn, upscale trim, more mpg for 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Chevrolet is giving its largest crossover, the Traverse, a more trucklike appearance and feel, while improving handling and fuel economy by dropping 362 pounds. It's also adding two upscale trim levels to make the vehicle more profitable and challenge rivals that command higher prices.... Read More »

Toyota stresses style, sportiness with 2018 Camry makeover

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Toyota, aiming to defy the stereotypes of bland Japanese sedans and fortify America's best-selling car against the flight to crossovers, is giving the eighth-generation Camry bolder styling, better handling, upscale interior materials and sportier driving dynamics.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford Bronco, Ranger coming back

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

In Detroit: Ford brings back Bronco, Ranger; Chevy trucks up Traverse; Audi's Q8 concept; Lexus LS makes a dramatic entrance; Sergio talks Trump; big wins for Ridgeline, Bolt, Pacifica.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An all-new Terrain, a diesel F-150

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

GMC Terrain gets new look; F-150 gets a diesel; VW's bigger Tiguan, Microbus-inspired minivan concept; Kia's sporty, RWD Stinger; Benz redesigns GLA; 700 horses from Bentley.... Read More »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

image
Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
 Read More ›

China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

image
Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
 Read More ›

Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

image
The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
 Read More ›

After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

image
After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
 Read More ›

Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

image
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
 Read More ›

Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

image
Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
 Read More ›

Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

image
Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
 Read More ›

Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

image
PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
 Read More ›

Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

image
Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
 Read More ›

How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

image
Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
 Read More ›
image
Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
 Read More ›
image
Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
 Read More ›
image
German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
 Read More ›
image
Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
 Read More ›
image
French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
 Read More ›
image
European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
 Read More ›
image
W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
 Read More ›
image
New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
 Read More ›
image
SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
 Read More ›
image
VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
 Read More ›
image
Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
 Read More ›
image
Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
 Read More ›
image
Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
 Read More ›
image
VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
 Read More ›
image
Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
 Read More ›
image
GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
 Read More ›
image
Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
 Read More ›
image
Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
 Read More ›
image
Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
 Read More ›