Product and design

Saleen, bullish on EVs, reinvents Tesla Model S

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2014
Saleen Automotive pushed in a new direction with the unveiling of its first electric car, the 4Sixteen, based on the Tesla Model S. And the company's founder and CEO, Steve Saleen, says it has him sold on electric cars.... Read More »

 

Mopar, 3M team up for Jeep map decals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2014
A consumer looking to personalize a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler or Cherokee designs a map online that will later be installed by a dealer on the SUV's hood.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why Americans are rediscovering Italian cars

8:52 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2014
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Pagani, Zagato -- those luminary Italian brands barely add up to a percent of a percentage point worth of sales in America. But oh, the mystique.... Read More »

 

BMW hanging on to 30th anniversary M5

11:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
For all the BMW collectors who might want to add a limited-edition 30th Anniversary M5 to the portfolio, good luck. Just one model remains unsold in the United States as of today, and BMW of North America CEO Ludwig Willisch says the automaker is in no hurry to let go of it.... Read More »

 

Startup Renovo unveils $529,000 EV supercar after years of secrecy

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
When they started their company four years ago, the founders of the Silicon Valley startup Renovo Motors saw a hole in the market for a pure electric supercar. Today they revealed their first product: the $529,000 Renovo Coupe, scheduled to launch in the United States next year.... Read More »

 

Ford recalls 2013 Escape for 11th time, this time for wiring problem

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
Ford has issued its 11th recall on the 2013 Escape crossover, this time because a wiring problem could cause the engine to hesitate or stall. The recall covers 159,395 Escapes and Focus ST hatchbacks from the 2013 and 2014 model years with turbocharged 2.0-liter engines in North America.... Read More »

 

GM exec confirms plans for top-range Cadillac sedan, redesigned SRX

9:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
A General Motors executive said next year will be a "fantastic year for Cadillac" as he confirmed plans for a new rear-wheel-drive sedan and a redesigned SRX crossover.... Read More »

 

Ford demonstrates Magna's seamless rear window on new F-150

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Ford today demonstrated its “seamless sliding rear window” feature developed by Canadian supplier Magna International for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickups.... Read More »

 

Dodge drops 707-hp supercharged Hellcat engine into 2015 Charger SRT

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Chrysler Group today unveiled its second car that will be powered by its 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, a 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The four-door performance sedan will make its public debut at this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise near Detroit.... Read More »

 

MARK VAUGHN

Toyota redresses FT-1 concept

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
It's the second coming of the Toyota FT-1. Toyota is showing off the first and now a second FT-1 concept in California to gauge popular reaction to the car among people who might buy it.... Read More »

 

RYAN BEENE

Is this the next-generation MX-5 Miata roadster?

1:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Ahead of its media reveal next month, an Instagram user in Japan may have snagged an early glimpse of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

Volvo teases XC90 that must raise the bar in luxury

3:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Volvo again is pulling some of the wraps off the redesigned XC90 crossover before its formal reveal later this month in Stockholm.... Read More »

 

Kia Sorento to get bigger footprint for 2016

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
The next-generation Kia Sorento crossover will be longer, lower and have more interior space than the outgoing version. Kia released the first images of the 2016 Sorento today ahead of an unveiling this month in South Korea.... Read More »

 

Students' task: Create BMW pickup with sports car cred

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
It sounds like a long shot, but BMW is taking a keen interest in an X3-derived pickup unveiled at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars here last week by engineering graduate students from Clemson University.... Read More »

 

Price gap creates opportunity for GM’s Colorado, Canyon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
GM's contrarian move to re-enter the compact pickup segment this fall with the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon comes at an opportune time, an Automotive News review of more than a decade's worth of data suggests.... Read More »

 

Next-generation Volt to debut at Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in will debut at the Detroit auto show in January. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich.... Read More »

 

New Rolls may be a Wraith droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Rolls-Royce says a new model will go on sale by mid-2016. The model is widely believed to be a convertible version of the Wraith fastback, and likely would get a new name.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

You ain't seen nothing yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
With car shows filling the calendar across the country, it's a good time to contemplate your favorite car from the 1960s or 1970s.... 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 »

 

Mercedes moves C class up and away from CLA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2014
The new-generation C-class sedan moves up in price, size and features because it's no longer the entry car into the Mercedes-Benz lineup.... Read More »

 

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Hyundai gives the i20 a sleeker look

Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Hyundai has given its new i20 subcompact a sleeker, sportier design to help the car compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.... Read More »

 

Lexus to unleash $375,000 LFA successor

2:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 units, will build a successor to the 552-horsepower car.... Read More »

 

2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich.... Read More »

 

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