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Subaru will build more Legacy sedans in Indiana

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Now that it has redesigned its Legacy sedan, Subaru plans to increase production at its Lafayette, Ind., plant, said Subaru of America President Tom Doll.... Read More »

 

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Mazda stays flexible in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Mazda will keep its newly opened North American factory flexible in its mix of Mazda3 and Mazda2 models.... Read More »

 

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Nissan mulls small diesel, seeks input

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Nissan wants consumers, dealers and the media to help decide whether to put a turbocharged four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine into its mid-sized Frontier pickup, which would make it one of the few small-diesel trucks in the United States.... Read More »

 

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Chevy joins growing small-van market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ford's Transit Connect will have its first real challenger this fall when the City Express compact cargo van arrives at Chevrolet dealerships. The Nissan-built City, which was introduced last week at the Chicago Auto Show, has a tightly focused mission: appeal to small business owners who need a nimble, fuel-efficient cargo hauler with a versatile interior.... Read More »

 

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Ford people mover targets minivan buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ford hopes the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon will give shoppers a smaller, cheaper alternative to minivans such as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna or Chrysler Group's minivan siblings.... Read More »

 

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Toyota: Fuel cell math is right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Toyota believes just a few hydrogen stations will go a long way toward meeting its needs for launching hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year in the United States. A few dozen stations strategically concentrated in California will get fuel cell transportation up and running, says Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. senior vice president of automotive operations.... Read More »

 

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Speedy Volvos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Volvo introduced Polestar Performance versions of the V60 wagon, shown, and S60 sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. Production for the United States will be limited to 120 units of each body style out of 500 globally.... Read More »

 

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In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out.... Read More »

 

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Subaru seeks more traction in mid-sized sedan segment with '15 Legacy

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Subaru may be one of the hottest brands in the United States, but it has never made a major dent in the mid-sized sedan market. The all-wheel-drive specialist is out to change that by taking aim at its segment-topping rivals with a redesigned 2015 Legacy that boasts improved fuel economy and new safety, communications and entertainment features.... Read More »

 

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GM adds Nissan-built van to take on Transit Connect

6:57 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
General Motors is introducing a new cargo van, built by Nissan under a supply alliance formed last year, to compete with Ford's Transit Connect in the United States.... Read More »

 

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Toyota readies sport hybrid version of top-selling Camry

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Toyota, looking to keep its Camry as the top-selling car in the United States, plans to introduce a sport hybrid version of the family sedan, said Bob Carter, senior vice president for the world's largest automaker.... Read More »

 

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Kia Soul EV to launch in 3rd quarter

8:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
The Soul EV will be Kia's first zero-emission vehicle sold in the United States when it arrives in select markets in the third quarter.... Read More »

 

Nissan hints at a smaller pickup with a diesel

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Nissan is exploring plans to put a small but powerful four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine in its mid-sized Frontier pickup. The company used the Chicago Auto Show today to showcase a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine that would deliver almost 200 hp and more than 350 pounds-feet of torque.... Read More »

 

Toyota kicks up off-road appeal for trucks

10:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Toyota will take three of its best-selling trucks to a new trim level of off-roading features and styling under the banner of TRD Pro Series. Toyota will introduce TRD Pro options on the 4Runner this fall and on the Tundra and Tacoma pickups in the 2015 model year, the company said today at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

 

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Subaru Legacy, Kia Soul EV and Chevy's Transit Connect fighter set to debut in Chicago

8:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Subaru's redesigned Legacy sedan, Kia's Soul EV, Chevrolet's new Nissan-built small commercial van and two high-performance Volvos highlight the world debuts next week at the Chicago Auto Show.
Kia hopes to lure buyers from the Nissan Leaf sedan, the top-selling electric vehicle, with the larger Soul EV. Kia is targeting a 120-mile range on a single charge from teh vehicle's lithium ion battery pack.... Read More »

 

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Subaru unwraps 2015 Legacy, slowly

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Subaru's redesigned 2015 Legacy will join the growing group of family sedans with coupe styling and could give the brand a real competitor in the mid-sized sedan segment.... Read More »

 

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Kia: 7-seater 'would fit very nicely' (and might look like this)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
The Kia Cross GT concept shows what a Kia seven-seater might look like. And it offers a glimpse of the brand's new design direction.... Read More »

 

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Chevy aims Cruze diesel at VW Jetta TDI buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
With the Volkswagen Jetta TDI in its sights, Chevrolet unveiled the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel at the Chicago Auto Show last week.... Read More »

 

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Big fwd vans will fill gap in Chrysler lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
Chrysler Group will fill a gaping hole in its commercial vehicle lineup this year with the 2014 Ram ProMaster, a full-sized front-wheel drive van based on the Fiat Ducato.... Read More »

 

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An upscale urban-cowboy ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
During the recession, so-called urban cowboys -- buyers who chose pickups as a lifestyle statement, not because they needed them for work -- dropped out of the market in droves. As a result, the full-sized pickup market crashed from 2.5 million in 2005 to 1.1 million in 2009. But Toyota says the personal-use buyer is coming back and wants his truck loaded with goodies.... Read More »

 

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Nissan has big hopes for small van

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2013
Nissan Motor Co., tipping its hat to Ford Motor Co. for opening the U.S. market to small cargo vans, plans to pit its own small van against Ford's Transit Connect. Last week at the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan officials unveiled the production version of the front-wheel-drive NV200, which goes on sale on April 1.... Read More »

 

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GM unveils Cruze diesel, its first diesel car since 1986

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2013
Chevrolet today unveiled a clean-diesel Cruze small car that will get an estimated 42 mpg on the highway. The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will feature a 2.0-liter turbo engine and a torque rating approaching that of a Camaro. It was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show and is slated to reach showrooms by June.... Read More »

 

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Chrysler back in commercial van market with Ram ProMaster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2013
Chrysler Group is driving back into the commercial van segment after a three-year absence with the introduction of the 2014 Ram ProMaster. The ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato van, which has been on sale in Europe for more than 30 years. It will be built in Saltillo, Mexico, for sale in North and South America, and is expected to arrive in dealerships this fall.... Read More »

 

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Toyota renews assault on big pickup market with refreshed Tundra

10:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2013
Toyota is making a fresh assault on the full-sized pickup market with a redesigned 2014 Tundra unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 model, mechanically very similar to the outgoing Tundra, has undergone significant sheet metal and interior changes. But will it be enough to convince truck enthusiasts to buy a Tundra instead of the recent and upcoming redesigns of the Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ford F series?... Read More »

 

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Nissan looks to more performance offerings

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2013
Nissan, seeking a bigger U.S. presence for vehicle sports packages, plans to expand its Nismo performance brand. The automaker rolled out two Nismo models today at the Chicago Auto Show -- a Nismo Juke and a 2014 Nismo 370Z -- which executives say are the first of a wave of models coming under the brand.... Read More »

 

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