Chevy Cruze hatchback spied in DetroitTue, 23, Aug 2016
Chevrolet is close to adding a hatchback model to the Cruze lineup. This captured fleet test vehicle was spotted last week in the Detroit area
Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotionMon, 22, Aug 2016
Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.
Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts sayMon, 22, Aug 2016
As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property attorney at law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, said that as the tech and auto industries continue to merge, a clash is on the horizon.
Volkswagen's 3-row crossoverMon, 22, Aug 2016
The midsize crossover is due in the first quarter of 2017.
Tiny Kia crossover likely to join the fray in 2017Mon, 22, Aug 2016
Spy photos of Kia's upcoming subcompact crossover indicate a longish hood, stubby tail and limited cargo space -- a profile similar to the previous-generation Sportage.
Mitsubishi tests new crossoverMon, 15, Aug 2016
Spy photos show that Mitsubishi is moving ahead with plans to retool its crossover lineup in the U.S. by adding a vehicle that will compete with the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, among others.
Hyundai says it's discussing partnerships with GoogleWed, 17, Aug 2016
Hyundai is in discussions with Google about partnerships as the automaker seeks external expertise to remain competitive. The two companies have some common areas that may require cooperation, Hyundai Motor President Jeong Jin Haeng said.
Subprime auto lending gets blasted by comedian John OliverTue, 16, Aug 2016
Comedian John Oliver took a break from mocking Donald Trump and the Rio Olympics to warn about the dangers of subprime auto lending. Oliver devoted nearly 18 minutes of his weekly HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday to subprime auto lending.
Kia slots new crossover below SportageTue, 16, Aug 2016
Spy photographers have snapped a prototype of Kia's new subcompact crossover undergoing hot-weather testing. The unnamed cute ute will compete with the likes of Toyota's upcoming C-HR, Mazda's CX-3, Honda's HR-V and Chevy's Trax. It will slot below Kia's compact Sportage, which has grown in size and price in recent years, and will likely share a platform with Hyundai's upcoming subcompact crossover.
Hyundai exec, seeking Silicon Valley tie-ups, wants to knock down fortress mentalityTue, 16, Aug 2016
A go-it-alone strategy won’t cut it anymore, says Hwang Seung Ho, Hyundai’s executive vice president of information technology development. He thinks the carmaker needs to be far more open to tie-ups with tech upstarts and Silicon Valley giants to remain competitive in the race to dominate the coming era of connected cars and autonomous driving.
Google now lets ads say moreMon, 15, Aug 2016
Google rolled out changes to its search-ad format in late July that give retailers more characters to work with. As a result, auto dealerships can make the sales pitches in their search ads more descriptive.
Diesel decline not a problem for BorgWarnerMon, 15, Aug 2016
BorgWarner sees its markets slow a bit -- but they're still growing.