Detroit auto show

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 »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: FCA shifts course, will make Jeep Grand Wagoneer body-on-frame

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has dramatically altered its product course and will now bring its new Jeep Grand Wagoneer back to life as a body-on-frame SUV, after nearly two years of claiming that it would be unibody like almost all other luxury nameplates.... Read More »

Nissan rethinks the family car

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Crossovers and trucks may be all the rage -- especially for Nissan. But the automaker is already thinking about how to pitch its next generation of sedans.... Read More »

Chevy Bolt, Honda Ridgeline, Chrysler Pacifica win North American car, truck, utility awards

7:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt was named the 2017 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Honda Ridgeline took the truck honors and the Chrysler Pacifica took home the newly minted top utility vehicle of the year.... Read More »

Audi Q8 concept heralds full-size crossover due in 2018

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Audi's sportback Q8 concept is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury crossover the brand will launch in 2018.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Look out Jeep Wrangler, here comes the new Ford Bronco

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

For the first time since the mid-1970s, Jeep's Wrangler is going to have some real and very likely tough competition.... Read More »

China's Guangzhou still plotting U.S. entry

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Guangzhou Automobile Group, the Chinese automaker that exports vehicles to 14 countries, wants to enter the U.S. “in the near future” -- but not just yet.... Read More »

Chevy's Cruze diesel may get EPA 50 mpg highway rating

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

The upcoming Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan and hatchback could be the first nonhybrid cars sold in the U.S. since the late 1980s to get an EPA highway rating of 50 mpg or more, GM officials say.... Read More »

Next QX50 could be an Infiniti star

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Infiniti's redesigned 2018 QX50 compact crossover, unveiled here Monday as a concept, has the potential to become one of the brand's biggest-volume products, company officials say.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


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

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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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 ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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