Detroit auto show

Explore the Detriot auto show -- virtually

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

Some are describing the 2016 North American International Auto Show -- "a mind-blowing, high-def video-palooza" -- a Times Square under a roof. Take a virtual tour of the show and check out hundreds of the latest concepts, cars and light trucks.... Read More »

Nissan could join off-road battle

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

Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concept. The concept, with massive wheels, a raised suspension, heavy-duty springs and an enhanced engine, would pit Nissan against the performance-tuned Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Power Wagon and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.... Read More »

VIDEO: The buzz and best of show in Detroit

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Paul Snyder, a former Ford and Honda designer and head of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, visits the auto show and offers a veteran designer's take on minivans, small cars and the best in show.... Read More »

Dim tunnels, desire and god: What people are saying about Acura's Precision concept

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

With a striking red paint job and sleek, chiseled flanks, Acura's Precision concept signals that the days of the brand's controversial beak grille are coming to an end. And it previews future styling cues coming to Acura sedans. Here's what reporters, critics and others are saying about the concept.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together.... Read More »

Ghosts of Rodney Dangerfield: The Lexus LC 500 and what people think

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Lexus hopes to pump some high-powered adrenaline and glamour into its lineup with the LC 500. The sport coupe, with four seats, is expected to be priced at around $100,000. What journalists, analysts and others have to say about the LC 500, which was introduced at the Detroit auto show... Read More »

Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

6:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Lexus trumps Toyota for valued floor space at Detroit show

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Normally, workers would spend days prepping a stand in advance of Detroit auto show. But this year, Toyota's team had to tear down a booth and create a new one virtually overnight. That is because the Lexus luxury sibling brand commandeered the expansive Toyota brand space on Monday as the unveiling stage for its sexy LC 500 coupe.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Is Toyota turning the Mirai into a mobile network server?

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Toyota wants to alleviate the data bottleneck that happens while using a standard mobile network.... Read More »

Toyota Tacoma engineer wins Steel Institute award

11:54 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Mike Sweers, chief engineer for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, said his team turned to steel to meet aggressive targets to improve body and frame rigidity and strength while reducing mass.... Read More »

The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules.... Read More »

Chuck Norris and giggles: What people think of Honda's '17 Ridgeline

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Honda's newest Ridgeline looks truer to a pickup while retaining platform ties to its Honda siblings, namely the Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover, and the Acura MDX crossover. Here's what some critics, analysts and others think about the redesigned truck.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep waves green flag for Hellcat Grand Cherokee

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

A 707-hp Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee is coming before the end of 2017... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: With a whiff, Ally aims to stand out

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

What's your car scent? A blend of cappuccino, hairspray, lipstick and yoga mat? Or is it a mix of bonfire, axle grease, flannel and beard?... Read More »

Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New look of Lincoln Continental

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

In Detroit: New look of Lincoln Continental; Acura's bold styling statement; Fisker, Lutz unleash Force 1; Nissan concept takes Titan to the extreme; Smaller GMC Acadia.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda Ridgeline, version 2

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

In Detroit: Honda reveals 2nd-gen Ridgeline; Kia's big, green SUV concept; Genesis aims for luxury leaders; 'Awesome' Lexus coupe; Marchionne's Jeep DNA analysis; F-150 Raptor SuperCrew.... Read More »

The 5 most important models in Detroit

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. In no particular order, here are the five most important vehicles at the show and how they grade.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO Mueller blunders by blaming emissions rigging on 'technical problem'

Jan. 12, 2016 16:49 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller told a U.S. radio station that the automaker didn't lie to regulators about rigging emissions tests and the issue was instead caused by "a technical problem." Mueller redid the interview after VW said the remark was a misunderstanding.... Read More »

Low oil prices make it harder to sell fuel-efficient cars, GM powertrain boss says

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Although slumping oil prices have not changed General Motors' product development plans, the declines in oil and U.S. gasoline prices are affecting consumers' purchase decisions, says Dan Nicholson, GM's powertrain chief.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why it was no surprise that Ford had no surprises

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

A year ago, the Ford GT was the surprise star of the Detroit auto show. Ford has a much lower-key presence in this year's show.... Read More »

GM delays Super Cruise rollout

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

General Motors' timeline to introduce its first semi-autonomous vehicle has slipped by several months as the automaker works to perfect the system, which allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic.... Read More »

Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The Acura Precision Concept -- a swept-back, long-hooded sports sedan -- previews the brand's new design direction while aiming to reinvent the marque's image as aspirational. The concept is a dramatically creased vision for a brand in search of an identity.... Read More »

GMC shrinks Acadia, aims refined crossover 'at heart of midsize' market

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

The 2017 GMC Acadia will be dramatically smaller than the big crossover that has been in service for nearly a decade. When it goes on sale this spring, the redesigned Acadia will be more than 7 inches shorter, narrower and 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, aligning its dimensions closer to those of a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Honda Pilot.... Read More »

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