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Fisker flexes muscle with coachbuilt 725-hp Mustang

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and the ill-fated Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, apparently can design an American muscle car, too.... Read More »

 

Acura retools ILX with more power, 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
Acura is taking another shot at the small premium sedan segment by retooling the entry-level ILX. The Honda Civic-based compact has been re-engineered with a more powerful engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.... Read More »

 

Nissan Juke gets a little Jukier, adds features

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
Nissan, surprised that one of its most polarizing cars has become one of its most successful, is turning up the Juke-iness of its Juke subcompact for 2015.... Read More »

 

500X will help Fiat in U.S. where it snows

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
When the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover shows up in North American dealerships next year, it will give the brand its first all-wheel-drive offering for areas that get wintry weather.... Read More »

 

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Mercedes gives Maybach interior the silent treatment

11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
One of the highlights of the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 superluxury sedan is something you're not supposed to notice: noise, or more precisely, the lack of it.... Read More »

 

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Fiat expects new crossover to outsell 500 minicar in U.S.

Nov. 20, 2014 11:11 CET
Fiat expects its Fiat 500X SUV to be even more popular in North America than its retro-styled 500 minicar as it appeals to customers seeking a larger car with the option of four-wheel drive.... Read More »

 

Mazda hopes CX-5, Mazda6 facelifts turn heads

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Midsize sedans were once the brown shoes of the US car market: a rational purchase, not an emotional one. Cars such as the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata changed that; now even the Toyota Camry, once the king of the sensible sedans, is being billed by some as a fashion statement.... Read More »

 

VW to bring Golf Alltrack to U.S. in 2016 to take on Subaru

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
VW has decided to offer the Golf SportWagen with 4Motion all-wheel drive in the United States starting in 2016, both as a pure wagon and as a crossover-styled variant called the Alltrack.... Read More »

 

Jaguar beefs up powertrain options on F-Type

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Jaguar is building on its successful return to the sports car market by expanding the powertrain options in the F-Type coupe and convertible. The 2016 models arriving next spring will offer all-wheel drive, a manual transmission on V-6 models, electric power steering and other improvements.... Read More »

 

Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Designers used a light touch to refresh the 2015 Chrysler 300, with a new front fascia and the addition of a rotary shifter as the biggest differences for what will be the 60th anniversary of the original 300 in 1955.... Read More »

 

Cadillac chief envisions $250,000 flagship car -- in 2029

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Cadillac's new boss believes General Motors' luxury brand could eventually sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for a quarter-million dollars by 2029. Cadillac may also get more crossover models to supplement the SRX.... Read More »

 

Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. A production version of the Colorado ZR2 would give GM an answer to Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor.... Read More »

 

Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback, marking the struggling brand's first new design in three years. The hatchback will arrive in dealerships next year after Scion shows a production version of the car at the New York auto show in April.... Read More »

 

Lexus LF-C2 concept zeros in on younger buyers

4:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Lexus took another step toward overcoming its midlife crisis with the unveiling Wednesday of the LF-C2 convertible concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's a “powerful, emotional car” created to appeal to younger customers, said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Division general manager.... Read More »

 

Honda joins small-crossover fray with HR-V

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
The Honda HR-V, based on the Fit subcompact, arrives early next year and will compete with small crossovers such as the Buick Encore, Fiat 500X and Mini Countryman.... Read More »

 

VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

5:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain.... Read More »

 

Ford freshens Explorer with higher trim package for '16

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Aiming to lure more upscale customers to its Explorer crossover, Ford today at the Los Angeles Auto Show unveiled a freshened 2016 Explorer with more available content.... Read More »

 

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Bentley unveils potential range-topping convertible to take on Rolls-Royce

Nov. 19, 2014 13:16 CET
The Bentley Grand Convertible concept previews a possible production car to take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The Grand Convertible would be Bentley's most expensive car, if it is built.... Read More »

 

Maybach returns with lavish interior, lower price

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
After falling short of attempts to sell an ultraluxury sedan to compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Mercedes-Benz is resurrecting the historic Maybach badge but setting lower expectations.... Read More »

 

Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches taller than a Mazda3 compact five-door from road to roof but 7 inches shorter from bumper to bumper, Mazda joins the growing list of automakers offering off-road looks and premium content in a package that was once considered too small for anything but economy cars.... Read More »

 

Cadillac rolls out V series versions of ATS sedan, coupe

10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Cadillac is seeking some much-needed momentum for its entry-level ATS nameplate with the launch next spring of V series track-ready versions of the sedan and coupe.... Read More »

 

Audi Prologue concept marks new styling direction

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Audi unveiled a prototype of a coupe that signals the future styling direction of the luxury brand under new design chief Marc Lichte. The show car signals exterior and interior styling that will emphasize sportiness, lightweight design and all-wheel drive.... Read More »

 

Ford preps larger, 3-row Edge for China

6:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Ford will make a version of the Ford Edge with three rows of seats for the Chinese market, Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, told journalists Tuesday on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

 

VW Golf R wagon -- a first -- packs 296 hp

10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Volkswagen is introducing a wagon variant of its tuned-up Golf R compact this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

 

Shelby GT350 Mustang guns for Europe's performance cars

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
With the newest Shelby GT350 Mustang, unveiled Monday in the garage of the late Carroll Shelby in Gardena, Calif., Ford aims to lure a new breed of customers who want the kind of performance normally found in Porsches and Ferraris at a bargain price.... Read More »

 

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Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, 5th-generation dealer Jamie Richter, acting on his dad's advice, has taken luxury-hotel touches and applied them to his newly built showroom. Mon., December 15
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