Future Product

Grand Wagoneer will boost Jeep lineup; Wrangler decision will direct pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Jeep is working on a Wrangler-based pickup, but it's not a done deal. In 2019, the three-row Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV is due. Both the Wrangler and Compass are being redesigned, while the Grand Cherokee's redesign has been delayed a year. Goodbye, Patriot.... Read More »

Fuel economy, Jeep are FCA's drivers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

FCA's future product plan centers on offering eight-speed rear-wheel-drive and nine-speed front-wheel-drive automatic gearboxes, as well as expanding the Jeep brand.... Read More »

Dodge to roll out 'Cuda droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Dodge will directly benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger.... Read More »

Minivan variant starts Chrysler expansion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The Chrysler brand will add a compact sedan and two crossovers, along with hybrid versions of its largest vehicles. The expansion will help the brand fulfill its mission to go head to head with Ford and Chevrolet.... Read More »

Fiat convertible will fill lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Fiat will have four vehicles in its U.S. lineup: a minicar, four-door hatchback, crossover and convertible.... Read More »

Big Alfa investment begins launching models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

No brand in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles portfolio is getting more attention - or investment - in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. In late June, the brand previewed the first product from its “skunk works” engineering project, the Giulia, which will arrive in the U.S. in late 2016. New vehicles are planned in six-month intervals after that debut until the brand's eight-vehicle lineup is filled by 2019.... Read More »

Ram mulls Ford Transit fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Ram is studying whether to add a heavy-duty commercial van to its lineup. The brand may bring a version of the Iveco Daily to North America to fill out the upper end of its commercial van lineup. The Daily features optional all-wheel drive.... Read More »

Foot-operated rear doors coming on upgraded Town & Country

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2015

The redesigned Chrysler Town & Country minivan, arriving next year, will feature foot-operated rear doors, USB ports in each of its three rows and improved fuel economy.... Read More »

Mazda rounds out its Skyactiv lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

When it unveils the redesigned CX-9 crossover this fall, Mazda will have built an entire lineup of products with Skyactiv technology and Kodo design.... Read More »

Japan's smaller automakers bank on CUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru, the three smaller Japanese automakers selling cars in the U.S., have a shared challenge of keeping up with larger rivals. Though the brands' fortunes have diverged - Mitsubishi is struggling, and Subaru is booming - they share a focus on growing their crossover offerings over the next two years.... Read More »

Ford enjoying product-blitz payoff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

After two of its biggest new-vehicle launch years in history, Ford Motor Co. will slow things down a bit while it enjoys the payoff.... Read More »

More aluminum and more power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

The Ford brand will get a new, aluminum-bodied Super Duty and several high-performance cars in the coming year. Most of its lineup has been recently updated, and another significant round of redesigns is expected just before the end of the decade.... Read More »

Lincoln splitting with split-wing grille

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Lincoln is shifting away from two polarizing features: alphanumeric names and the split-wing grille. By the time the Continental arrives in mid-2016, the MKT will be the only vehicle that's more than about two years old.... Read More »

Koreans to polish their luxury wares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

There used to be no such thing as a Korean luxury car. Now, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will take their luxury lineups to the next level. Hyundai plans to redesign its top-of-the-line Equus for the 2017 model year. At the same time, Kia will re-engineer its Cadenza.... Read More »

Hyundai gears up to plug holes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

For the last few years, Hyundai's ambitions for U.S. growth have been foiled by a scant lineup of crossovers and trucks. Hyundai will remedy that with a future product plan that includes a small CUV to vie with the Honda HR-V and perhaps a versatile pickup truck based on the Santa Cruz concept from the January's Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Updates to core models will keep Kia busy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Kia will have a crammed calendar over the next year as the company prepares to open a new small-car factory in Mexico. It will be updating three of its mainstay models: the Rio subcompact, the Forte compact and the Sportage compact crossover.... Read More »

Smart sticks with single nameplate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The Smart microcar will continue to be a niche product in the U.S. with annual sales of about 10,000. Management has chosen to sell only one car here - the miniscule ForTwo and not the four-seat ForFour.... Read More »

Jaguar filling the compact, crossover void

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Jaguar is revamping its product range with a compact sedan and crossover.... Read More »

Land Rover will add convertible, bring Defender back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is investing $5.3 billion in new products this year, including a new Range Rover Evoque convertible.... Read More »

M-B will grow, from compacts to Maybach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz continues to add rapidly to its model range with coupelike crossovers and the high-end Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. And it is even considering a pickup for the U.S.... Read More »

7 series continues BMW's high-tech push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

BMW will apply its carbon fiber know-how to its main lineup, starting with the redesigned 7-series sedan, and play catch-up with autonomous-drive technology.... Read More »

Mini drops models in its move upmarket

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Mini is revamping its model range, trimming three models and using a BMW Group architecture and engines. As the new cars become bigger and more luxurious, Mini will move the range upmarket.... Read More »

After XC90, Volvo continues its product barrage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Volvo is revamping its product range with an all-new scalable platform, design and new four-cylinder family of engines. And it will start building cars in the United States in a new South Carolina factory in late 2018.... Read More »

Luxury brands draw tech battle lines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

European luxury brands are leaving few segments untouched, but the new battleground is high-technology and semiautonomous features.... Read More »

Pickups, crossovers and powertrain dominate Japan 3 plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Japan's big three of Toyota, Nissan and Honda have ambitious -- but divergent -- plans for the the next five years.... Read More »

Automotive News Cover
News by Brand