Detroit auto show

Infiniti Q60 caught on road ahead of Detroit debut

Nov. 26, 2015 14:59 CET

The Infiniti Q60 was photographed in Las Vegas this week ahead of its planned debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show in January. The BMW 4-series rival is expected to go in sale in Europe toward the end of next year following its launch in the U.S.... Read More »


Huey Lewis to headline Detroit show's charity preview

2:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Huey Lewis and the News will perform following the Detroit auto show's annual Charity Preview on Jan. 15 at Cobo Center in Detroit, show organizers said today.... Read More »

Maserati readies Levante SUV for Detroit unveiling, reports say

May 8, 2015 10:07 CET

Maserati will unveil a production-ready version of the Levante SUV at the Detroit auto show in January ahead of a manufacturing start in March, according to reports.... Read More »


Buick's showstopper spans 2 hemispheres

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

How does a concept car go from drawing board to show stand? Most start with a couple-hundred-word design brief, explaining what executives are looking for, how it fits the brand, the size, the concept, the platform …The brief for the stunning Buick Avenir was considerably briefer, just nine words long: “Find a vision for the ultimate expression of Buick.”... Read More »

Why auto show display design is tricky

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Automakers and suppliers spent an estimated $300 million building out displays for this year's Detroit auto show. Scott Kellner, vice president of marketing for display maker George P. Johnson Co., says display spending is getting smarter, not larger.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Detroit's supercar showdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

Ford GT brings Acura some unannounced company; Audi to build large SUV; VW mulls Golf R400 for U.S.; dealer challenges.... Read More »


BLOG: Why tomorrow's sports cars will have mixed pedigree

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Mazda would share the MX-5 Miata with another company.... Read More »


VIDEO: Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show.... Read More »

When the Motor City becomes Startup City

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

Metro Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, ironically isn't a hotbed for mobility upstarts, but several efforts are under way in the auto industry to help develop more transportation startups and improve the industry's risk tolerance.... Read More »


BLOG: Auto show vet longs for toy cars and comes up with thumb drives

2:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

My fondest moments covering auto shows, after jostling with my peers at press briefings, have been collecting the swag -- toy cars, clocks, hats, even chairs emblazoned with logos of new models. I'm sorry to report, that era is over.... Read More »


BLOG: How will the newest metal in Detroit hold up in the used market?

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

When analysts who examine used vehicles and establish prices for them look at an all-new or redesigned car or pickup, they study exterior styling, engine specs and technical innovations. The also weigh factors such as price, incentives, competitors and deliveries to rental fleets.... Read More »

Via Motors targets annual sales of 50,000 plug-in hybrid trucks

9:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

VIA Motors, the closely held assembler of plug-in hybrid pickups, expects to sell 50,000 vehicles per year by 2018. The company is also preparing to offer an optional solar panel, stretched across the top of the pickup bed, for recharging the batteries. VIA will start selling the pickups to fleet customers in February and to individuals by the end of the year... Read More »

Bentley Bentayga may receive a smaller SUV sibling

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The first Bentley Bentayga SUV isn't even out yet, but the company is already mulling more SUVs for its lineup, according to Auto Express.... Read More »


BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road.... Read More »

Nissan close to eliminating EV range anxiety with longer range, exec says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Nissan is very close to eliminating range anxiety with its next-generation electric vehicle battery. The company's chief planning officer declined to give a timeline for expanding the electric car's driving range, but suggested the breakthrough could come around the debut of the next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. That car may arrive around 2017 or 2018.... Read More »


BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 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 »


Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars.... Read More »

Seinfeld upends Acura's Super Bowl ad for NSX

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

No supercar for you! At least, not until Jerry Seinfeld takes a test drive. Acura will forgo advertising in this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 1 even though it has a production-version NSX for enthusiasts to order for the second half of the year.... Read More »


BLOG: Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times.... Read More »


BLOG: Downtown development mogul Gilbert sees missed opportunities with Detroit auto show

9:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Real estate mogul Dan Gilbert, the key player in the revival of downtown Detroit, thinks more can be done with the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.... Read More »


BLOG: 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 »

The 5 most important models at the 2015 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

With more than 40 production cars and concepts introduced, there is no shortage of interesting, technically advanced and noteworthy coupes, sedans and light trucks -- even autonomous wheels -- this week at the Detroit auto show. Here's a closer look at five key cars and light trucks on the floor.... Read More »


Porsche considering plug-in 911, Maier says

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Porsche is looking closely into adding a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic 911 sports car, the company's top sales and marketing executive said today at the Automotive News World Congress here.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New look for Lincoln MKX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

2016 crossover more closely resembles MKC; Cadillac's 200-mph CTS-V; Lexus youth magnet?; Ram gets a Rebel.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tacoma rearms for battle

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Toyota plays to base, amid new rivals; Hyundai concept blends crossover, pickup; Audi Q7 drops 700 lbs.; Bentley names SUV.... Read More »

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