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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 top Autoweek's picks of the show

11:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
The 2014 Detroit auto show had dozens of never-before-seen cars and trucks gleaming under the Cobo Center lights. Here are the four we, the Autoweek staff, think stood out the most.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Winterkorn humbled by U.S. struggles?

4:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn sounded uncharacteristically humble when he said that “America is the world's toughest auto market.” Tougher than Europe? For VW brand, the answer is yes.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Biden says U.S. bet on auto industry paid off

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden said the federal government's wager on the nation's automotive industry has paid off. "We bet on American ingenuity, we bet on you and we won," he said today during a speech at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Why economic developers love auto events

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Wherever auto executives gather, so do people trying to land the next new plant location or retain the car jobs they’ve already won. The economic development folks hit Detroit in droves this week.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Smack down, gutsy and moonshots: What people are saying about Ford's new F-150

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Everyone seems to agree that Ford has done nothing less than reinvent the modern pickup with the 2015 Ford F-150. But it remains to be seen what the redesigned truck, built primarily out of aluminum sheet metal, means for the company and auto industry, on a number of fronts, over the long run.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac's big moment in song

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
It's been a long time since Cadillac has been the subject of a love song. Not since Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" or Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" has a ballad for a luxury car brand generated as much traction as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's ode to Cadillac, "White Walls."... Read More »

 

ARLENA SAWYERS

Count on them: Death, taxes and used vehicles

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Death and taxes are two things we know we can count on. Here's one more: The new cars and trucks on display this week at the Detroit auto show will become used vehicles someday. That's why analysts from Kelley Blue Book and NADA Used Car Guide spent time at the show studying what's coming down the road.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai sits out small crossover utility boom as rivals gear up

10:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Hyundai Motor, already struggling with a host of business challenges, is developing another headache: a dearth of product to compete in a fledgling mini-crossover utility vehicle market in the United States even as rivals gear up for a big push.... Read More »

 

Acura mulls Honda Fit-based compact crossover

9:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Acura is considering a compact crossover to complement the Honda brand's upcoming Fit-based utility vehicle.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

At BMW, a careful eye on the EV market

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says. Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take “a few years” to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Eau Rouge points to sportier Infiniti portfolio

7:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
With key new products some two years away, Infiniti is showing audiences a concept car that heralds the brand's new racing direction.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

At Subaru, a high-performance STI in 2 flavors

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Subaru's latest sporty sedan, the 305-hp WRX STI, made its debut twice at the North American International Auto Show today. The Japanese automaker showed two versions of the high-performance car, a special limited production blue model with gold wheels and blue accents on the seats and the regular production model.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Acura's TLX to do double duty

11:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Acura today unveiled a prototype version of its 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Lexus puts performance in RC F coupe

10:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
This fall, Lexus will launch the first high-performance coupe in Toyota's luxury lineup, a competitor to the BMW M4. The RC F coupe, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, will boast a 5.0-liter V-8 with "more than 450 horsepower" and 383 pounds-feet of torque, said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Division general manager.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: Cadillac's youth magnet?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
ATS coupe may expand brand's appeal; a race-inspired Infiniti Q50; Acura's TL replacement; Lexus, Subaru go for power.... Read More »

 

First Shift: The new look of Maxima?

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Nissan dealers thrilled, executive says; Honda's revamped Fit; 2nd-generation Hyundai Genesis; a trio of BMW performers.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

All the wrong things pay off for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors broke a number of unspoken rules on Tuesday with perhaps the least rehearsed, most amateurish-looking press conference of any automaker at this year's Detroit auto show. Yet its stock surged 16 percent.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Ford to drop F-150 Tremor from truck lineup

5:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Ford will discontinue its F-150 Tremor sport truck after just one model year. Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager, said Ford would not renew the Tremor when the all-new aluminum F-150 goes into production in the fourth quarter this year at the company's Kansas City truck plant.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mulally: Auto industry needs privacy boundaries set by law

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The automotive industry needs legislation to protect drivers' privacy as more cars utilize data for location tracking and other services, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Tuesday. Ford is "supportive and participating" in talks with regulators who are considering such laws, Mulally said today at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

JCI preps lightweight lead-acid battery

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The drive to reduce vehicle weight now includes the old-fashioned lead-acid battery. Automotive supplier Johnson Controls is working on a lightweight battery that could be ready in about a year.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Tesla's global sales top 22,000 in 2013, stock rises 16%

1:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Tesla said it delivered about 22,300 of its Model S electric cars worldwide in 2013. The company also said "nearly all" of the Model S cars covered by a recall announced Monday already have received a wireless software update to prevent chargers from overheating. Tesla shares rose 16 percent today.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global chief Bob Ferguson vows.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Electric cars pose different risks, not more, U.S. regulator says

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Electric cars including Tesla's Model S pose different risks than gasoline-powered models while being as safe overall, the top U.S. auto-safety regulator said Tuesday. "We believe they don't pose any greater risks than gasoline-fueled vehicles," David Friedman, deputy administrator of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in an interview today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac ATS coupe sets sights on rivals BMW, Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Cadillac will try to build on the success of its ATS compact sedan with a two-door coupe as the luxury brand vies to keep pace with a proliferation of models and variants offered by German rivals.... Read More »

 

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