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BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

6:15 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

Toyota expands RAV4 family to defend crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The unassuming compact crossover now represents Toyota's principal weapon in an intensifying battle for sales volume, market share and brand loyalty.

Subaru not afraid to tinker with winner in Forester

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
How did Subaru approach the redesign of one of its key components in the Forester? By not being afraid.

Redesigned RAV4 has a little something for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Fans of competing crossovers might recognize some design touches in the redesigned RAV4.

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Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018
The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

Daimler's Wagener just says no to consumer input

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018
Daimler design chief Gorden Wagener is no fan of product clinics. Wagener avoided asking customers what they wanted in a redesign of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV.

RDX kicks off Acura's design evolution

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Acura said its daring Precision concept unveiled during the 2016 Detroit auto show pointed to a bolder future for the brand. That future, as it turned out, wasn't far off.

No slowdown for Toyota's Kentucky car plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Plant manager Susan Elkington says the infusion of fresh product will spark sedan sales and keep the Georgetown line humming.

The new flagships of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal.

Toyota polishes 5th-generation Avalon, introduces Apple CarPlay

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone integration.

Overhauled G class stays inside the box

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018
The 2019 G class is bigger, lighter and more luxurious, and with the most thorough redesign in the venerable SUV's history, Mercedes-Benz will discover whether a modernized chassis and technology-laden interior can push demand even higher.

Kia plans sporty, Stingerlike overhaul for 3rd-gen Forte

9:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018
Kia is redrawing the third-generation Forte compact sedan with a sporty, Stingerlike overhaul.

Better on-road ride for G class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018
Mercedes-Benz's rugged G-class SUV will get an independent front suspension for the first time to improve its on-road handling and refinement, while off-road capabilities also top those of the outgoing model.

2017 Photos of the year: Vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018
Here's a look back at some of the more colorful and eye-catching vehicles and displays from 2017.

GM's next-century truck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2017
GM commemorated 100 years of truckmaking history with a glimpse of its future: a redesigned 2019 Chevy Silverado that it hopes will upend the pickup market and help position it for the next century.

Nissan applies EV learning in new Leaf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2017
Nissan's second-generation electric Leaf launches in January with a big advantage for the automaker. It's done this before.

Legos, drain plugs and caves: What people are saying about the '18 Jeep Wrangler

9:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2017
While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current Wrangler, FCA has updated, and modernized, its popular off-roader with offerings such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, an available 8.4-inch touch-screen display and a backup camera. Production of the 2018 Wrangler has begun with the soft- and dual-top four-door versions. Here's some initial reaction from the automotive media.

Under next-gen Jeep Wrangler's familiar sheet metal, a modern-day overhaul

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler may look similar to its immediate predecessor, but above the skid plates and beneath the removable top, fans of the off-roader will notice the upgrades incorporated into the first Wrangler redesign since 2006.

New face and tech for Lincoln MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017
The MKC crossover, Lincoln's best-seller in China and top conquest vehicle in the U.S., is getting its first significant updates, including new technology features and the brand's mesh grille design.

Aston Martin's new Vantage aimed at younger buyers

Nov. 21, 2017 13:05 CET
Aston Martin is pitching the new-generation Vantage to a younger customer group, helped by a radical redesign that gives the coupe greater differentiation compared with current models.

Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plant

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017
The next iteration of BMW's X5 midsize crossover is taking shape and appears to be on schedule for launch in the second half of 2018, possibly as a 2019 model. The redesign appears conservative -- except for the X5's new snout.

Everything we know about the next-gen Wrangler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2017
Jeep and FCA US have released only the skimpiest information about the new Wrangler. But spy photos and leaks paint a clear picture of what Jeep chief designer Mark Allen and his team have come up with.

SHELLY BANJO

It's hard to love a car that doesn't need you to steer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2017
An increasing number of consumers don't really care what kind of car they're climbing into when chauffeured by an Uber or Grab taxi.

Audi unveils redesigned A7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017
Audi's latest A7 Sportback is the new "dynamic, sporty face" of the brand, design chief Marc Lichte said at the car's unveiling last week.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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