Vehicle Design

Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

It's nearly covered the car market from side to side and top to bottom, and now Kia appears to be making bold plans to raise its game on the crossover/SUV side. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the full-size Telluride concept, the brand's biggest crossover or SUV since the Borrego.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel shows off GT sports car but says a production version is not planned

Jan. 28, 2016 12:23 CET

Opel/Vauxhall said its GT Concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show is unlikely to go into production. Opel released images of the concept for a small sports coupe.... Read More »

Land Rover's 2017 Discovery sheds boxiness of LR4

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

The redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be less boxy and feature a rounder, more fluid design than its predecessor, the LR4, spy images of the luxury SUV show. Photos of a heavily camouflaged fifth-generation Discovery signal it will sport many design cues from the Discovery Vision Concept that Land Rover revealed in 2014.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Caddy CT6's lightweight body = big car, small engine

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Of the three engine choices available on the Cadillac CT6 sedan, it was the smallest that seemed to generate the most buzz during a recent media drive.... Read More »

Cadillac eyes Vsport over V-series V-8 for a top-end CT6

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Cadillac has no plans for a V-series high-performance model of the new CT6 large sedan. But under consideration is a high-performance variant that would stop short of a tire-shredding V series -- possibly a Vsport, a sporty trim that is Cadillac’s answer to Audi’s S and BMW’s M Sport packages.... Read More »

Viper-like 2-seater could make a comeback, Marchionne hints

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Dodge Viper is set to end production in 2017, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the nameplate could stage a comeback in different form.... Read More »

Don't expect smaller Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The big question was left hanging after GMC showed a shrunken 2017 Acadia this month at the Detroit auto show: What does the redesign mean for the Acadia's crossover cousins, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse? Global product chief Mark Reuss offered a hint when asked what to expect on the next-generation Enclave and Traverse.... Read More »

THE CANDOR MAN

Marchionne bumps head with designers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Chrysler designers will probably think twice the next time they consider borrowing an idea from a rival carmaker.... Read More »

Looks are that important

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

A significant chunk of shoppers avoid certain vehicles because they dislike the exterior design of the car, J.D. Power's 2016 Auto Avoider Study found.... Read More »

Pacifica minivan impresses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' global head of design, was desperate to inject some style into the new Chrysler minivan, the renamed Pacifica that debuted at the Detroit auto show this month. Did he pull it off? Professional opinion-givers who saw the Pacifica up close were in the affirmative.... Read More »

Fabric top for BMW's Z4 replacement?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

A pair of future BMWs - a replacement for the Z4 roadster and a new 5 series - have come within range of spy photographers this month, neither with much camouflage.... Read More »

Mercedes plans U.S. sales of E-class variants in 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will begin introducing variants of its redesigned E-class sedan in the U.S. in 2017. They include plug-in hybrid, diesel and AMG versions.... Read More »

Opel concept to preview future design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall division will unveil a coupe concept in March at the Geneva auto show that will point to its future design language. The car will be badged GT in recognition of the Opel GT subcompact coupe built between 1968 and 1973. The Geneva concept is expected to be a similar size.... Read More »

Buick aims Cascada beyond the Midwest

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2016

Buick is bucking an industry trend with the Cascada, a newcomer in an affordable family ragtop segment that has all but disappeared.... Read More »

BMW's next Z roadster spied

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

It has been three years since BMW and Toyota signed a product development partnership that's expected to spawn sports cars for BMW and Toyota. Spy photos have finally emerged of the BMW car -- a replacement for the Z4 roadster that could be called the Z5. Toyota is expected to revive the Supra nameplate with its variant.... Read More »

BMW's retooled, tech-packed 2017 5 series takes shape

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

BMW's aging 5-series sedan will be more svelte and technology-packed when it is redesigned and debuts later this year as a 2017 model. It's expected to shed more than 200 pounds as it adopts BMW's new 35up platform that debuted with last year's redesigned 7-series flagship sedan.... Read More »

Next Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave won't follow GMC Acadia diet

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

The next-generation Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse are expected to be built on a long-wheelbase version of GMC's redesigned and slimmed down 2017 Acadia, leaving them closer in size to that of the current crossovers.... Read More »

Top designers share their top picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper had a little fun recently with some of the industry's leading designers. The paper asked them to pick their favorite cars from other companies.... Read More »

GMC takes first step onto Jeep terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The All Terrain model of GMC's redesigned Acadia signals GM's desire to position the brand as a challenger to Jeep.... Read More »

GM honors Welburn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors last week honored its global design chief, Ed Welburn, with a ceremony at the Detroit Institute of Arts, rededicating the GM Center for African American Art in Welburn's honor.... Read More »

Acadia's stance: Less is more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's largest and hottest.... Read More »

Continental captures the concept's pizazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't backed off from the styling that some criticized as too Bentley-esque, nor has it significantly watered down its new flagship sedan.... Read More »

Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will put a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee “before the end of 2017,” said Jeep brand head Mike Manley.... Read More »

GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee adds luxe trim

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top-end Trailhawk model.... Read More »

 
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