Product and design

Cadillac debuts Escala concept, a preview of new design direction coming 'soon'

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Cadillac did something unusual Thursday night: It used the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to debut a concept that might actually reach production.... Read More »

Mercedes unveils Maybach concept car that harks back to classic aero coupes

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Mercedes revealed a Maybach branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the “aero coupes” of yesteryear but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: For automakers, Detroit's Dream Cruise should be prime turf to recruit engineers, designers

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

For an industry struggling to attract top engineers and designers, automakers are making a mistake by letting events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise pass them by each year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to mass-produce autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous fleet in 2021, boost Silicon Valley staff; Hyundai exec takes aim at fortress mentality; VW tops GM in China; Lincoln future product.... Read More »

Cadillac readies concept for Pebble Beach showing

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Cadillac plans to introduce a concept vehicle at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Cadillac isn't saying if the concept is an SUV, crossover or new sporty car.... Read More »

Kia slots new crossover below Sportage

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Spy photographers have snapped a prototype of Kia's new subcompact crossover undergoing hot-weather testing. The unnamed cute ute will compete with the likes of Toyota's upcoming C-HR, Mazda's CX-3, Honda's HR-V and Chevy's Trax. It will slot below Kia's compact Sportage, which has grown in size and price in recent years, and will likely share a platform with Hyundai's upcoming subcompact crossover.... Read More »

2017 Mazda3, Mazda6 fine-tuned to deliver smoother drive, handling

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Mazda is updating the Mazda3 and Mazda6 with the company's G-Vectoring Control as standard equipment for 2017. GVC controls engine drive torque to generate deceleration G forces when the driver begins turning the steering wheel, thereby shifting load to the front wheels. The system also increases front wheel tire grip.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET

Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Mitsubishi tests new crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Spy photos show that Mitsubishi is moving ahead with plans to retool its crossover lineup in the U.S. by adding a vehicle that will compete with the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, among others.... Read More »

Lutz adds to Corvette rumor mill

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The Corvette rumor mill in Detroit is spinning at high rpms this summer. Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz speculates about a plug-in hybrid version, and a Cadillac sports car to replace the XLR.... Read More »

A performance line for Genesis?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Add one more thing to Hyundai and Genesis' ever-expanding to-do list: a Genesis performance line. Not content with the Ioniq trio of green vehicles, a forthcoming N performance line, a dedicated hydrogen fuel cell crossover and the Genesis luxury brand itself, the Korean automaker could also roll out a Genesis performance division.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Genesis G90

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Though it will carry the torch for the new Genesis luxury division, the 2017 G90 is a spiritual successor to the earlier Hyundai Equus.... Read More »

Honda pulls wraps off 5-door Civic hatchback

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. market will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. The new Civic joins sedan and coupe models and will precede the Type-R -- which Honda has confirmed will also be a hatchback when it goes on sale in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

Audi vehicles, in first for industry, to talk to U.S. traffic signals

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the United States to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride in what it says is the car industry's first commercial use of the nascent technology.... Read More »

Elvis has left this car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

In terms of classic car provenance, it just doesn't get much better: one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, one of just 254 ever built, driven by a famous racer and sold not just to a king but The King.... Read More »

Ford's brands enter a quiet period

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Ford Motor Co. has a light schedule of vehicle launches in 2016 and 2017, but that's only because the automaker is coming off one of the busiest product-development periods in its history.... Read More »

Lincoln test starts with Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Lincoln has transformed from what looked like a sinking ship into one of the industry's fastest-growing brands.... Read More »

Flood of fresh Fords starts in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Having overhauled its pickups and most of its crossovers and SUVs in the past couple of years, the Ford brand enters a relative lull until 2018.... Read More »

Mazda's premium play with the CX-5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The redesigned 2018 Mazda CX-5 will largely retain the proportions of the current version, spy photos indicate.... Read More »

Audi A7 styling shows design chief's influence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Spy photos of a camouflaged next-generation Audi A7, expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2019, show how Audi design chief Marc Lichte has applied styling ideas from the Prologue series of concept cars.... Read More »

A hint at a new Maybach Exelero?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz released a sneak preview of an ultraluxury Maybach coupe that may be a teaser for a new Maybach Exelero.... Read More »

Is CAFE making cars bigger?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

Cars and trucks have been growing for decades to reflect the visual tastes of designers, the safety concerns of engineers and consumer desire for more interior space. But these days, automakers have an added incentive to make their cars a little bit larger: more forgiving fuel economy targets.... Read More »

For Genesis, it's just the beginning

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

Genesis' general manager Erwin Raphael is fine with having just a pair of larger sedans in his arsenal for now. Until the G70 compact sport sedan kicks off a product onslaught in 18 months, he says, there's plenty of work to do shaping and preparing Hyundai's luxury brand itself.... Read More »

Nissan's new VC-T engine rewrites rules of small turbocharged engine

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

Nissan has developed a new type of gasoline engine it says may make some of today's advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine uses variable compression technology, which Nissan says allows it at any given moment to choose an optimal compression ratio for combustion -- a key factor in the trade-off between power and efficiency in gasoline engines.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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