Baby boomers swap Corvettes for comfort as U.S. sports-car sales fallFri, 21, Oct 2016
Baby boomers are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that's bad news for automakers who want to sell sports cars. It was a sign of things to come this month when Ford idled its Mustang plant for a week as sales for the year fell 9 percent.
Geely's Lynk brand sets U.S. launch for 2018 with compact SUVWed, 19, Oct 2016
Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., will start sales of its first model, an SUV developed with Volvo Cars, in 2018 in Europe and the U.S. The upstart brand aims to keep a lid on vehicle prices while "redefining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used."
Transamerican Auto Parts to be acquired by PolarisWed, 12, Oct 2016
All-terrain vehicle maker Polaris Industries Inc. said today it would buy off-road SUV accessories maker Transamerican Auto Parts for about $665 million.
Korea's Ssangyong plans to come to U.S. with 2 small SUVsMon, 10, Oct 2016
Korean crossover and off-road specialist Ssangyong will enter the U.S by 2020 with two small SUVs, the brand's CEO says.
VW names new crossover 'Atlas'Thu, 06, Oct 2016
Volkswagen has given the name “Atlas” to the new midsize crossover that will shoulder the burden of reviving the brand's fortunes in the U.S., according to Automobilwoche, the German-language affiliate of Automotive News.
Menacing or mesmerizing?Mon, 03, Oct 2016
The Lexus UX Concept had an imposing presence in Paris, with its medieval weaponlike grille and Mad Max wheels.
Land Rover replaces LR4 with lighter, roomier DiscoveryWed, 28, Sep 2016
Land Rover wants to expand its base of buyers and more aggressively attack the full-size SUV market with the all-new Discovery -- a larger, roomier and more fuel-efficient replacement for the LR4 sold in the U.S. since 2009.
Land Rover wants new 7-seat Discovery to conquest luxury SUVsMon, 03, Oct 2016
Land Rover expects to target luxury SUVs from the likes of Volvo, Audi and with its new Discovery.
Kia's posh Telluride has 'good chance' to move forward, Schreyer saysThu, 29, Sep 2016
Peter Schreyer, Kia and Hyundai's chief design officer, is optimistic the Telluride will be approved for production following a positive reception for a concept shown at the Detroit auto show. The production version of the Telluride, the largest SUV or crossover in the Kia lineup since the Borrego was dropped, would maintain the general size and proportions of the concept.
VW weighs more models to 'strike back' in U.S.Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen is mulling new models to bolster its car-heavy U.S. lineup as it charts a U.S. recovery plan, its global brand chief says. VW brand chairman Herbert Diess didn't offer details on the models under study, but hinted strongly that VW is more likely to add more SUVs and crossovers than sedans.
Hyundai union stages first full strike in 12 yearsMon, 26, Sep 2016
Hyundai Motor's South Korean labor union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years today over stalled wage talks, putting the automaker's earnings and sales targets at risk.