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Dodge to re-engineer Dart, redesign Journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

Dodge has become more narrowly defined as a performance brand, its lineup will be largely static until the second half of 2016.... Read More »

Chrysler brand to double lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

Chrysler's ambitious expansion, which includes two plug-in hybrids, will help transform the brand into Chrysler Group's full-line Ford and Chevrolet fighter over the next five years.... Read More »

Chrysler shifts to Fiat platforms, adds mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

Fiat Chrysler's five U.S. brands -- Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat -- will benefit from new, more efficient engines that are under development.... Read More »

Mitsubishi to tweak design for a unified look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Mitsubishi will improve its U.S. lineup with some fresh design touches next year, but few all-new vehicles will be introduced stateside during the next three years.... Read More »

Subaru moves to 1 platform, new generation of engine technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Subaru is riding on the success of its strategy to redesign all of its vehicles primarily for the United States and equip them with competitive features.... Read More »

Mazda making big changes fast

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Mazda continues to roll out product changes at a pace that's more associated with the world of apps than autos.... Read More »

Hybrids, crossovers key vehicles from Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

While Subaru and Mazda are investing heavily in higher-tech vehicles riding on new or updated platforms over the next several years, Mitsubishi will offer mostly cosmetic changes, with little new product destined for the U.S.... Read More »

Lincoln: New boss, new market, new hope

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Lincoln is showing signs of life as Ford Motor Co.'s reinvention of Lincoln gains momentum.... Read More »

Ford puts fresh spins on its classics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Ford is returning to its roots with redesigned versions of two crucial home-market mainstays: the F-150 and the Mustang pony car.... Read More »

Ford's big launch year includes 2 icons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

The company is in the midst of its most prolific launch year in history, and much of the action is coming in the second half of this year.... Read More »

BMW plans to produce X2 crossover, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

BMW plans a third model based on its new front-wheel-drive UKL platform -- an X2 crossover.... Read More »

How the Miata is shaping up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Previous spy shots of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata have shown engineering mules hidden under current Miata shells.... Read More »

Volvo gives a peek at redesigned XC90's headlights and grille

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Volvo's latest tease of the redesigned XC90 crossover focuses on the headlights and grille, and evokes the Swedish brand's future and its past.... Read More »

Toyota's FT-1 revealed -- again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Toyota pulled the cover off a second concept version of the FT-1 super sports car in Monterey, Calif., a sign that a production version may not be far behind.... Read More »

2016 Sorento longer, lower, roomier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Kia has released the first images of the 2016 Sorento, which will be longer, lower and have more interior space than the outgoing version... Read More »

Kia goals: Refine the ride, polish brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

With its lineup almost completely fleshed out, Kia will have a steadier pace of about two major launches per year, each one seeking to make steady progress in refining the ride, handling, powertrains and technologies of the Kia lineup.... Read More »

Hyundai to give crossovers an update and hybrids a spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Hyundai is already into the first year of a steady period in its new-product cadence that will see at least two significant launches in each of the next three years.... Read More »

Korean automakers enter stable phase

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Once specialists in tiny, economy cars, Hyundai and Kia are now fielding a full range of vehicles, from subcompacts to large premium sedans, plus crossovers and some quirky models for good measure.... Read More »

European luxury makers trim platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

European luxury brands are developing new architectures that will underpin replacements for today's models and allow faster development of new ones.... Read More »

Entry lux from Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Land Rover is creating a family of affordable SUVs under the Discovery nameplate aimed at entry luxury buyers. Range Rover nameplates will continue as the second family of vehicles covering the high end.... Read More »

End of Volvo product drought is near

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

It's been a rough road for Volvo for the past few years, but that's about to change, with six new vehicles coming in the next three years. And CEO Hakan Samuelsson promises that the Swedish brand will "have a lot of variants."... Read More »

BMW 7 series to launch new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

BMW will launch its next wave of rear-wheel-drive cars on a new platform called 35up. The platform will be used for the 3, 5, 6 and 7-series cars starting with the redesigned 7 series next year. The 5-series sedan and 5-series GT wagon will use the platform about 18 months later.... Read More »

Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture.... Read More »

For Smart, ForTwo is the 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

The Smart ForTwo is being redesigned and it comes to the United States in August 2015. Smart decided not to sell the slightly larger four-seat ForFour in the United States. The ForFour goes on sale in Europe late this year, and executives say U.S. sales wouldn't be high enough to warrant the costs of homologation.... Read More »

Jaguar rolls out aluminum architecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Jaguar is moving to a new flexible aluminum architecture for future vehicles. The XE sedan debuting in October at the Paris auto show will be the first to use the architecture. It will be followed by a compact crossover. From there, Jaguar will expand its lineup.... Read More »

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