Detroit auto show

THE MIND'S EYE

What my subconscious saw at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2017

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division of the company called Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience had me outfitted with biometric sensors and a pair of glasses that tracked the movement of my eyes as they darted around the environment until locking in on the GT.... Read More »

Gaping maws, laces and halos: What people are saying about the Audi Q8

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

The Q8 concept, unveiled at the Detroit auto show this month, is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury SUV Audi will launch in 2018. A look at what people are saying about the Q8.... Read More »

Evolution, animal kingdoms and doomed appliances: What people think of Nissan Vmotion 2.0

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

The Vmotion 2.0 concept is a more fearlessly stylish vision for Nissan's next round of sedans. Here's what people are saying about the Vmotion 2.0 concept.... Read More »

Ho-hum Detroit show may help used-car prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

The 2017 Detroit auto show's lack of eye-popping reveals might prove to be a good thing for used-car prices, Larry Dixon, an analyst at NADA Used Car Guide, said.... Read More »

Pizza, chins and living rooms: What people are saying about the Lexus LS

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Lexus brought the latest generation of the LS sedan to the Detroit auto show, and by doing so, showcased the reinterpreted flagship that launched the brand with aplomb 28 years ago. Here’s what people are saying about the Lexus LS.... Read More »

Dice, floating roofs and Rhode Island: The early verdicts on 2018 GMC Terrain

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

General Motors continues to revamp its crossover lineup and is finally giving the GMC Terrain a makeover. The second-generation 2018 Terrain, unveiled at the Detroit auto show, is about 12 percent lighter than the outgoing version. GMC will also offer a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel. Here's what people are saying about the GMC Terrain.... Read More »

Bionics, green cred and parties on wheels: VW's I.D. Buzz and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Volkswagen Bus-inspired concepts at auto shows are not that rare of sights. What would be rare, however, would be one of those concepts making it all the way to production. The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, unveiled at the Detroit show earlier this month, may just do that. After the concept’s debut, sources say the concept Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

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

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Auto shows are great places to expose consumers to F&I

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Introducing F&I products to customers at an auto show, where they're relaxed and admiring cars they'd love to have, could lead to an easier sell for F&I managers down the line.... Read More »

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the performance car.... Read More »

Nostrils and appliqués: What people think of 2018 Ford F-150

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Ford's midcycle refresh of the F-150 includes a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option available in 2018, along with other engine improvements, seven new front grilles, six new wheel styles, updated lights and interior tweaks. Here's what critics and journalists are saying about the 2018 Ford F-150.... Read More »

Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more trucklike in appearance for 2018. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.... Read More »

Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on '18 Mustang

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Ford's eliminating an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car's 2018 model year freshening. The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new hood vents and an optional spoiler.... Read More »

Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

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

Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.... Read More »

FCA's sedan plans stall amid trade tumult

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

After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses of the Detroit show

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

Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.... Read More »

LED DESIGN

Creativity shines in golden age of light fixture technology

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

The increasing use of flexible LED applications in auto headlights and accent lights has resulted in a golden age of light design across the industry.... Read More »

As Pacifica ramps up, Grand Caravan lives on

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

Fiat Chrysler will keep the Dodge Grand Caravan around a little longer than planned as it continues to ramp up sales of the old minivan's more expensive new line mate, the Chrysler Pacifica.... Read More »

Yanfeng envisions a lounge on wheels

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

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

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

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.... Read More »

Cars matter after all

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

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.... Read More »

Subaru 'not done yet' with sales surge

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

Subaru is targeting a 9 percent sales surge in 2017 for a ninth straight year of record U.S. results, despite a plateauing overall market.... Read More »

A lighter Traverse with high-end trim levels

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

After a first generation that has been forced to last nine years, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a more trucklike appearance.... Read More »

Magna puts doors on a diet

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

While suppliers lined up at the Detroit auto show to showcase their involvement in autonomous-drive and connected-car technologies, Magna International reminded the industry that automakers are still hungry to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel efficiency.... Read More »

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 »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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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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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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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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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 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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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
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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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' ...
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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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