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Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015

Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still top-selling nameplate in the U.S. Here is a look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover.... Read More »

Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door's return after several decades. Here's what some critics and others are saying about the 124.... Read More »

Land Rover Defender to end long, storied run

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year. The utilitarian workhorse has remained virtually unchanged during almost seven decades of production and it is unclear whether Land Rover will seek to replace it.... Read More »


Spider 'ain't a badge exercise'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century. The reality, it turned out, was a little more complicated than typing “Miata” into Google Translate and choosing “Italian.”... Read More »


Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away.... Read More »


BLOG: Volvo Concept 26 imagines the interior of fully autonomous cars

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Volvo's concept car at the L.A. Auto Show isn't a concept car at all, but rather an interface that imagines how car interiors will change after we welcome our autonomous overlords.... Read More »

GM won't shy away from diesels, Reuss says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

GM is moving forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from VW's emissions scandal, GM's product chief said. But GM won't seek to build a diesel base as large as that of VW, which counts on diesel engines for about a quarter of its U.S. sales.... Read More »


BLOG: Pressure on XT5 to deliver amid Caddy's lineup quagmire

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Cadillac and its dealers are counting on the clean-slate redesign of the XT5 crossover to help the brand snap out of a sales funk before an influx of fresh product begins arriving in 2018.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Cadillac XT5 targets Lexus, Audi, BMW crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Cadillac XT5 targets Lexus, Audi, BMW crossovers; Mercedes-Benz SL roadster adds muscle; Range Rover Evoque's zippy roof; Chevy Volt green honors; UAW, IG Metall deepen ties.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Scion crosses over with the C-HR

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Scion crosses over with the C-HR; Hyundai 'democratizes' tech with Elantra; Subaru sees sedan growth; Mazda rides CUV wave with redesigned CX-9; Mitsubishi's 'unified' look.... Read More »

Nissan spruces up compact Sentra as competition grows

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Nissan is giving the 2016 Sentra a major midcycle update to fan the compact sedan's sales growth. The changes come as the segment fills with more stylish cars from competitors and include a restyling to give the Sentra the same family looks as Nissan's Maxima large sedan and Murano midsize crossover.... Read More »

Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and styling to make it look like a proper descendent of the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124.... Read More »

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille.... Read More »

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mazda's second-generation three-row family crossover is shifting into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior that includes panels of rosewood supplied by Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen.... Read More »

Subaru previews Impreza sedan with L.A. concept

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Impreza Sedan Concept illustrates Subaru's new design language with crisper lines and sportier styling.... Read More »

Scion jumps into hot subcompact crossover fray with C-HR

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The sleek C-HR concept crossover Toyota has shown at global auto shows will come to the U.S. market as a Scion. When the C-HR goes on sale in 2017, the subcompact crossover will be the third all-new model Scion has promised dealers, following the iA and iM that went on sale in September.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mitsubishi's updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car will sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created for Mitsubishi by veteran Nissan designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto.... Read More »

BMW confident X1, 7 series will drive N.A. sales growth in 2016

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

BMW is confident its U.S. sales will continue expanding in 2016 even as the overall market reaches a phase of little or no growth, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell for more than $100,000 and hold strong appeal to upscale customers on the west coast.... Read More »

Infiniti goes global with QX30 debuts in L.A., China

7:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Infiniti is demonstrating its emerging global market outlook this week by publicly revealing its new QX30 compact crossover at the Los Angeles auto show, and then, 48 hours later, also at the auto show in Guangzhou, China.... Read More »

Buick's 3rd-gen LaCrosse adds sophistication, technology

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Buick is counting on a svelte redesigned LaCrosse to carry on as the brand's flagship and draw more buyers to a declining big-sedan market. The 2017 LaCrosse borrows from the sleek Avenir sedan concept that Buick showed in January -- its front end, including the wing-shaped element in the grille, bears a strong resemblance.... Read More »


BLOG: Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

10:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover.... Read More »

2016 Chevy Cruze will start at $17,495

10:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Pricing for Chevrolet's lighter, larger, next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will begin at $17,495.... Read More »

Lincoln MKZ adopts rectangular face, new V-6 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Lincoln MKZ will be the first car to drop the brand's split-wing grille in favor of the face introduced on the Continental concept. The 2017 MKZ, scheduled to go on sale next summer, also features a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that’s exclusive to Lincoln and rated at 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive.... Read More »

Infiniti foresees Europe, China sales boost from QX30 crossover

Nov. 18, 2015 09:33 CET

Infiniti today unveiled the QX30, a crossover variant from its new range of Mercedes-based compact cars. Nissan's premium brand hopes the QX30 will attract more younger buyers, especially in Europe and China where compact crossovers are popular.... Read More »

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