Vehicle Design

Top Toyota designer heads to Yamaha

12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
Akihiro “Dezi” Nagaya, a key designer who brought more emboldened, emotional styling to Toyota and Lexus vehicles, has been named design general manager for affiliate Yamaha Motor Co.... Read More »

 

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Toyota Europe boss puts profit before volume, brushes aside Nissan challenge

July 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy is not worried about Nissan's publicly stated goal of passing his company as Europe's top-selling Asian brand. Leroy puts profit before volume and he has returned Toyota's European operations back to the black.... Read More »

 

Dodge dynasty

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Brothers John and Horace Dodge each died in 1920, but their name and legacy live on in vehicles and numerous descendants.... Read More »

 

VW takes Passat upscale to escape mid-market struggles

July 2, 2014 10:45 CET
Volkswagen is moving its new Passat upscale in Europe in a move aimed at lifting the model clear of a struggling market for mid-priced cars without alienating core family customers.... Read More »

 

Hyundai fields a more athletic Sonata for '15

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
After shaking up the industry with the previous Sonata's swoopy sheet metal, Hyundai engineers focused most on improving driving dynamics for the mid-sized sedan's seventh generation.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's 200 rollout plan: Patience pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Chrysler dealers eager to crank up sales of the redesigned 2015 200 will have to wait a few more months.... Read More »

 

Musk's EV patent pitch piques Krafcik's curiosity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
What did John Krafcik do when he heard about those electric-vehicle patents Tesla CEO Elon Musk made available to the public this month?... Read More »

 

Chevy Volt vet now gets to plug Harley's EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Harley-Davidson's revelation that it is developing an electric motorcycle gave the company's bearded, tattooed hog-riding faithful a 220-volt jolt.... Read More »

 

Ford packs '15 Edge with technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ford is touting the 2015 Edge crossover as a showcase for its latest technologies. It will be the first Ford-branded vehicle offered with such features as adaptive steering, a 180-degree front camera, an enhanced parking assist system and a glove box airbag.... Read More »

 

Ferrari V-8s to get turbos; V-12s to get hybrid systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ferrari will use turbochargers on V-8s and hybrid systems on V-12s to cut fleet carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent by 2021 while also boosting performance, Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini said.... Read More »

 

ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect.... Read More »

 

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Inside the Camaro's transformation for latest 'Transformers' film

4:09 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
The reimagined Camaro in the latest Transformers film features a slew of design alterations unique to the movie. Chevy Camaro enthusiasts hitting theaters for Transformers: Age of Extinction this weekend should have a field day identifying changes amid the over-the-top explosions as Bumblebee fights alongside Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots.... Read More »

 

Toyota fuel cell car to cost $69,000 in Japan, debut in U.S., Europe in 2015

5:25 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Toyota's highly-anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will debut in the Japan market by next April priced around 7 million yen ($69,348) and go on sale in the United States and Europe by the summer of 2015.... Read More »

 

Toyota will sell FCV fuel cell car in Europe starting next year

June 25, 2014 11:25 CET
Toyota said it will begin European sales of its FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by next summer. The automaker is joining Honda and Hyundai in introducing retail-ready fuel cell vehicles.... Read More »

 

Mercedes unveils CLS updated inside and out

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of the refreshed CLS sedan that show a number of subtle midlife changes, including an altered front bumper with greater structure and larger air ducts and a reshaped grille.... Read More »

 

Bentley's Continental GT3-R turns up the turbo power

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Bentley last week showed its Continental GT3-R, a limited-edition model inspired by the Continental GT3 race car.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce to launch SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Rolls-Royce will launch its first SUV in 2018, according to the German magazine Autobild. The SUV has been code-named Cullinan after the world's largest diamond, according to the magazine.... Read More »

 

Volt owners want more room, longer range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2014
Chevrolet Volt customers are telling General Motors they want three things in the next version of the range-extended electric car: a fifth seat, a longer electric driving range and a lower price.... Read More »

 

Deuce Coupe gets stamp of approval

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The granddaddy of classic American hot rods, the 1932 Ford roadster, the "Deuce Coupe," has been honored with a pair of limited-edition stamps.... Read More »

 

Share will hinge on makers' product pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. lost more U.S. market share than any other automakers so far this year. But that may soon change, according to this year's "Car Wars" report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

 

Overseas reveal points to the next-gen Nissan Frontier pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The next-generation Nissan Frontier pickup will receive larger and more accentuated headlights and taillights, more contoured body styling and a V-shaped front grille much like Nissan's newest car designs.... Read More »

 

Bentley crossover uncovered

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
This lightly disguised prototype previews the Bentley crossover due in 2016.... Read More »

 

Z/28 could be a fixture in Camaro lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
If the limited-production Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 continues selling at its current pace, it could earn a permanent place in Chevrolet's lineup, says Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.... Read More »

 

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

 

M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship.... Read More »

 

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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

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