Detroit auto show

Mercedes-AMG to add entry line to help double sales

Nov. 27, 2014 12:28 CET
Daimler performance subbrand Mercedes-AMG aims to double sales in the next three years by offering a less expensive product line -- AMG Sport -- to narrow the price gap with Mercedes cars.... Read More »


VW, Ford, GM, Toyota dominate North American Car and Truck of the Year short list

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014
Volkswagen Group of America has four vehicles in the running for North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.... Read More »



Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich.... Read More »



Can I request a Jeep Gladiator in the plan?

2:06 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
To borrow a line from The Blues Brothers movie a few decades ago, Chrysler Group is “getting the band back together” on Tuesday to reveal its next five-year business plan. So I wonder: Is it too late to put in a request?... Read More »


GM readying aluminum body trucks by late 2018, report says

9:10 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
General Motors is working towards a largely aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, under pressure from federal fuel efficiency standards, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.... Read More »



AutoNation's Jackson picks Detroit show hits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Reporter Jamie LaReau toured the North American International Auto Show with AutoNation CEO MIke Jackson, as he highlighted the biggest hits he saw. Click here to read the full blog.... Read More »



The Detroit show will stay in the cold weather

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Metro Detroit is beautiful in the late spring, summer and fall. Yet a large part of the world sees it only during the bleakness of winter when the Detroit auto show takes place.... Read More »



Succeed Sergio? You'd have to be a bit crazy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler tried to cut off speculation about CEO Sergio Marchionne's successor. With the exception of anybody named Tavares or Piech, who would want his job?... Read More »



A weighty matter: Chevy Colorado vs. Ford F-150

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
In the race to get the weight out of pickups, GM -- not Ford -- may actually be the biggest loser. Ford rolled out the long awaited 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 this week, and claimed the curb weight will be 550 to 700 pounds less than the 2014 version forged with steel sheet metal. Hats off to Ford. That's huge.... Read More »


High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

Jan. 18, 2014 06:01 CET
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year.... Read More »


AutoNews Now: Auto show hits, misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
From a Honda that fits to a too-cozy Chrysler - Mark Rechtin's take on NAIAS; more-emotional Camry?; groovy tire idea.... Read More »



Why Detroit’s auto show should be longer -- not shorter

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Over the past several years, the Detroit auto show has evolved into a neatly compact event that celebrates new cars for about 36 hours, give or take. That’s very efficient. But it's a missed opportunity. The Detroit show ought to be longer -- not shorter.... Read More »


Toyota readies remix of Camry with 'waku-doki'

10:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Toyota has a challenge: How to heed President Akio Toyoda's insistence on heart-racing design for the next Camry and Prius models without jeopardizing their mass-market appeal. Getting it wrong risks knocking Camry from its perch as the best-selling car in the United States -- a title held for 12 consecutive years.... Read More »



On giant turntable, go-go boots still key to pitch as glass ceiling shatters

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
The juxtaposition in Detroit's Cobo Center this week -- the appearance of Mary Barra, the first women CEO of a major automaker, along with scores of female product models in form-fitting outfits -- highlights the strange business of selling cars and light trucks in the United States. Market research shows women influence most buying decisions, while men make up the bulk of spectators at the pivotal exhibitions where new vehicles are unveiled and scrutinzed.... Read More »



Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 top Autoweek's picks of the show

11:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
The 2014 Detroit auto show had dozens of never-before-seen cars and trucks gleaming under the Cobo Center lights. Here are the four we, the Autoweek staff, think stood out the most.... Read More »



Winterkorn humbled by U.S. struggles?

4:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn sounded uncharacteristically humble when he said that “America is the world's toughest auto market.” Tougher than Europe? For VW brand, the answer is yes.... Read More »



Biden says U.S. bet on auto industry paid off

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden said the federal government's wager on the nation's automotive industry has paid off. "We bet on American ingenuity, we bet on you and we won," he said today during a speech at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »



Why economic developers love auto events

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Wherever auto executives gather, so do people trying to land the next new plant location or retain the car jobs they’ve already won. The economic development folks hit Detroit in droves this week.... Read More »



Smack down, gutsy and moonshots: What people are saying about Ford's new F-150

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Everyone seems to agree that Ford has done nothing less than reinvent the modern pickup with the 2015 Ford F-150. But it remains to be seen what the redesigned truck, built primarily out of aluminum sheet metal, means for the company and auto industry, on a number of fronts, over the long run.... Read More »



Cadillac's big moment in song

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
It's been a long time since Cadillac has been the subject of a love song. Not since Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" or Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" has a ballad for a luxury car brand generated as much traction as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's ode to Cadillac, "White Walls."... Read More »



Count on them: Death, taxes and used vehicles

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Death and taxes are two things we know we can count on. Here's one more: The new cars and trucks on display this week at the Detroit auto show will become used vehicles someday. That's why analysts from Kelley Blue Book and NADA Used Car Guide spent time at the show studying what's coming down the road.... Read More »



Hyundai sits out small crossover utility boom as rivals gear up

10:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Hyundai Motor, already struggling with a host of business challenges, is developing another headache: a dearth of product to compete in a fledgling mini-crossover utility vehicle market in the United States even as rivals gear up for a big push.... Read More »


Acura mulls Honda Fit-based compact crossover

9:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Acura is considering a compact crossover to complement the Honda brand's upcoming Fit-based utility vehicle.... Read More »



Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models.... Read More »



At BMW, a careful eye on the EV market

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says. Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take “a few years” to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said.... Read More »


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