Detroit auto show

Lincoln MKX grabs page from MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The redesigned Lincoln MKX takes much of the same formula that led to a successful first year for the MKC crossover and applies it to a larger package, at a time when utility vehicles are booming.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Can a 'driver's car' brand mission and driverless tech coexist?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
If your calling card is “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” what do you do when the machines drive themselves? How can you reconcile autonomous vehicles with your brand's deep-rooted mission?... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

So what is a Bentayga?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga.... Read More »

 

Ram Rebel takes dramatic styling turn with beefier off-road appearance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The hot-selling Ram pickup lineup will expand to 10 trim versions this year with the addition of the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, featuring dramatically different exterior styling, bigger tires and off-road ready equipment.... Read More »

 

Ford, Acura revive supercar wars topping $150,000 and 500 hp

7:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
A supercar showdown has broken out at the Detroit auto show. Ford's glistening blue GT sports car and Honda's racy red Acura NSX hot rod generated buzz at the opening media day of the expo, with partisans picking sides as if the cars were football playoff contenders.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

GM takes long view with Chevrolet Bolt EV

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Looking way the road, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has another mission entirely.... Read More »

 

JAMIE LaREAU

Top dealers dish on their show favorites

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The outgoing National Automobile Dealers Association chairman, Forrest McConnell, and the incoming one, Bill Fox, share a passion: the Acura NSX supercar.... Read More »

 

JAMIE LaREAU

The cars at the auto show are not for sale, but other stuff is

9:48 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
I like to shop. So when I saw some bling on the concourse in Detroit's Cobo Center, I took a detour from my auto show duties. Meet Detroit's Shinola.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker's 80-year history.... Read More »

 

Titan designer finally got her chance to improve pickup

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Redesigning the Nissan Titan has been on Diane Allen's mind ever since she designed the first one. That was back in 2002, when Allen led the California design team to put Nissan into the full-size pickup market in competition with Detroit's automakers.... Read More »

 

Nissan, seeking wider audience, retools Titan top to bottom

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
With three engines -- including a Cummins diesel V-8 -- two frame sizes and three bed lengths, the redesigned Titan coming this fall is Nissan's ambitious new push to become a true contender in the tough full-size pickup market. The revamped pickup, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, is intended to make the Titan appealing to a wider audience from construction workers to suburbanites.... Read More »

 

VW Golf and Ford F-150 win North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

7:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 pickup were named 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Buick's future flagship?

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
On eve of Detroit show, Buick shows Avenir concept, Cascada droptop; VW's SUV hint; Infiniti Q60; Mercedes plugs in.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: Return of a heart-pounder

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Ford resurrects GT; Nissan truck straddles segments; Chevy shows Volt, Bolt; F-150, Golf win; Alfa, Acura and eye candy.... Read More »

 

Toyota Tacoma takes on more off-road swagger, luxury

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Toyota is giving its Tacoma more off-road swagger and nodding to young buyers in a bid to keep the compact pickup atop a segment that just got a lot more competitive.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Love the displays, but where's the color?

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
This Detroit auto show is chock full of lavish, well-conceived and well executed backdrops specifically designed to show off each manufacturer's latest products.... Read More »

 

Bentley to call new SUV the Bentayga, attracts 4,000 preorders

3:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Bentley has announced the name of its first-ever SUV, to be revealed later this year. It will be called the Bentley Bentayga.... Read More »

 

VINCE BOND JR.

Ford GT to get featured in Forza Motorsport 6 game

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
It's no surprise that the Ford GT supercar will grace the cover of the newly announced Forza Motorsport 6, the flagship racing title of the Xbox One game console.... Read More »

 

Local Motors brings its 3-D car factory to Detroit

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
In rectangular space on the Detroit auto show floor about the size of an extended van, Local Motors is using a 3-D printer to create the body of its Strati car in about 44 hours. In a few days, the Strati, which means "layers" in Italian, will be assembled and drivable.... Read More »

 

Next Alfa, due in June, will be a sedan, might be a Giulia

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Alfa Romeo's second completely redesigned vehicle in its $6 billion brand overhaul will be a sedan that might carry the historic Giulia nameplate, top executives with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hinted Monday.... Read More »

 

Volvo sees two new sedans helping it rebuild U.S. sales

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Volvo debuted two new sedans today: its Chinese-made S60 Inscription and S60 Cross Country.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

Ford's GT: 'Nobody knew this was coming'

11:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
While most big auto show unveilings are leaked or telegraphed ahead of time, Ford Motor Co. kept its GT supercar mostly a surprise until this morning's introduction in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Ford resurrects GT midengine supercar

10:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Ford is resurrecting the GT midengine supercar as a 600-plus hp demonstration of the performance side of its EcoBoost engine technology.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Volvo CEO Samuelsson details U.S. agenda, 'e-ordering'

11:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson didn't exactly deny a report from China on Sunday that the Swedish brand is considering a US assembly plant, but he wasn't quite embracing it either.... Read More »

 

Hyundai eyes 'adventurers' with Santa Cruz concept

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Hyundai Motor Group, seeking to broaden its appeal in truck-crazy markets such as the US, today unveiled the genre-bending Santa Cruz concept as a possible sketch of a future crossover.... Read More »

 

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