Detroit auto show


At Subaru, a high-performance STI in 2 flavors

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Subaru's latest sporty sedan, the 305-hp WRX STI, made its debut twice at the North American International Auto Show today. The Japanese automaker showed two versions of the high-performance car, a special limited production blue model with gold wheels and blue accents on the seats and the regular production model.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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 show, will boast a 5.0-liter V-8 with "more than 450 horsepower" and 383 pounds-feet of torque, said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Division general manager.... Read More »


AutoNews Now: Cadillac's youth magnet?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
ATS coupe may expand brand's appeal; a race-inspired Infiniti Q50; Acura's TL replacement; Lexus, Subaru go for power.... Read More »


First Shift: The new look of Maxima?

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Nissan dealers thrilled, executive says; Honda's revamped Fit; 2nd-generation Hyundai Genesis; a trio of BMW performers.... Read More »



All the wrong things pay off for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors broke a number of unspoken rules on Tuesday with perhaps the least rehearsed, most amateurish-looking press conference of any automaker at this year's Detroit auto show. Yet its stock surged 16 percent.... Read More »



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-new aluminum F-150 goes into production in the fourth quarter this year at the company's Kansas City truck plant.... Read More »



Mulally: Auto industry needs privacy boundaries set by law

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The automotive industry needs legislation to protect drivers' privacy as more cars utilize data for location tracking and other services, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Tuesday. Ford is "supportive and participating" in talks with regulators who are considering such laws, Mulally said today at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »


JCI preps lightweight lead-acid battery

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The drive to reduce vehicle weight now includes the old-fashioned lead-acid battery. Automotive supplier Johnson Controls is working on a lightweight battery that could be ready in about a year.... Read More »



Tesla's global sales top 22,000 in 2013, stock rises 16%

1:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Tesla said it delivered about 22,300 of its Model S electric cars worldwide in 2013. The company also said "nearly all" of the Model S cars covered by a recall announced Monday already have received a wireless software update to prevent chargers from overheating. Tesla shares rose 16 percent today.... Read More »



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 chief Bob Ferguson vows.... Read More »



Electric cars pose different risks, not more, U.S. regulator says

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Electric cars including Tesla's Model S pose different risks than gasoline-powered models while being as safe overall, the top U.S. auto-safety regulator said Tuesday. "We believe they don't pose any greater risks than gasoline-fueled vehicles," David Friedman, deputy administrator of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in an interview today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.... Read More »



Cadillac ATS coupe sets sights on rivals BMW, Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Cadillac will try to build on the success of its ATS compact sedan with a two-door coupe as the luxury brand vies to keep pace with a proliferation of models and variants offered by German rivals.... Read More »



Michelin says new tire gets better with age

9:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Michelin said it has developed a tire with tread that changes as it wears to reduce stopping distances.... Read More »



AutoNation's Mike Jackson picks his show winners

10:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
AutoNation's CEO Mike Jackson has a tradition at the Detroit auto show. He walks the show floor early in the morning before most others arrive. Only once in his 25 years of attending the show was that ritual interrupted.... Read More »



Hyundai honors Genesis with a winged badge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
After sticking with Hyundai's circular "H" badge for the original U.S. market Genesis, the redesigned model will come wearing with the winged badge that graces every Genesis sold in South Korea.... Read More »



Ghosts, sleek, gawkiness and the Audi A7: What people think of new Chrysler 200

11:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A roundup of what analysts, journalists and others are saying about the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200:... Read More »


Behind the design of the Toyota FT-1 concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The inner sanctum of an automaker's design studio is as classified as a top-secret government spy shop. Many top executives from the car company itself aren't allowed inside, much less civilians or the media. But Toyota Motor Corp. allowed Automotive News unparalleled, exclusive access inside its Calty Design Studio in Newport Beach, Calif., to witness and track the development of the FT-1 concept sports car.... Read More »



GM's Reuss: 'I want to get my hands on' Ford's new pickup

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Hordes of auto show goers will be lining up over the next few weeks to paw over the 2015 F-150 pickup that Ford unveiled here Monday. Among them: General Motors incoming product chief Mark Reuss.... Read More »



625 hp Vette Z06 hits 'supercar' performance

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet is looking to polish its performance-car credentials with the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06, the most powerful production car in General Motors' history. The Z06, which debuted at the auto show here today, will kick out 625 hp and 635 pounds-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



Porsche nixes entry-level roadster, small crossover

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Porsche won't build an entry-level roadster or a small crossover, but is ready to make the call on other new models.... Read More »


AutoNews Now: Auto show sights, sounds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Detroit's day to shine as Ford lightens up, Chrysler redesigns 200, and Chevy sweeps awards; also, Toyota's Supra revisited.... Read More »



In 2014, the auto sales game will be won in the trenches

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
From an industrywide perspective, U.S. auto sales look as graceful as a long completed pass to a wide receiver. But at the brand and nameplate level, it's messy. And in 2014, the game is gonna get tougher.... Read More »



Why Mini is expecting big things in the future

6:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Mini is a small car with a bright future, Peter Schwarzenbauer, member of the board of management of BMW AG, told reporters who gathered for the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works Concept car today.... Read More »


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