Redesign

Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover becomes roomier and sheds its old-fashioned square shape for a more modern design when it becomes the GLC this fall. It will have a longer wheelbase and wider track, giving it more interior room and making it more competitive with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5....
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Ford pushes comfort, capability of 2015 Edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2015

The second-generation Ford Edge bucks the trend of adding a couple of mpgs to redesigned products. The Edge is already the top-selling midsize crossover on the market and among the most fuel efficient, so Ford instead focused on making the new Edge more capable, comfortable and high-tech....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: America, land of big spaces, spurs Hyundai Tucson redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

How do you design a crossover with a name evoking the old West -- that cowboy, cactus, rugged desert terrain ethos?...
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Is an identity crisis the reason behind the Ram pickup's new styling?

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015

It's been nearly two months since I got my first up-close looks at the Ram Rebel and Ram Laramie Limited. I'm not a fan of the styling of the two pickups' front fascias and tailgates, but I've developed a theory as to what motivated them....
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Honda Pilot sheds 300 pounds, boxy styling in major overhaul for 2016

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Honda is giving the Pilot a major makeover as part of a three-pronged bid to jump-start its lagging U.S. truck sales and cash in on one of the industry's hottest segments. The 2016 Pilot has shed some 300 pounds by adopting a new platform and wider use of high and ultrahigh strength body materials that also help reduce noise and vibration, improve handling and increase rigidity....
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Ford revises EcoSport to counter slow sales

Jan. 20, 2015 12:02 CET

Ford will offer its EcoSport SUV in Europe without the spare wheel on the outside of the rear tailgate after the model's sales got off to a slow start. The EcoSport has failed to make a big impact in the region's booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment against sleeker-looking rivals....
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VOLVO

Struggling brand takes new approach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

To set itself apart, Volvo is working hard on semiautonomous vehicles and hopes to be a leader in that arena....
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Toyota aims to defend small-pickup turf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Toyota isn't ready to cede any ground in small pickups. The automaker, which commands nearly two-thirds of the segment in the United States, will unveil a redesigned Tacoma pickup in January at the Detroit auto show....
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Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Designers used a light touch to refresh the 2015 Chrysler 300, with a new front fascia and the addition of a rotary shifter as the biggest differences for what will be the 60th anniversary of the original 300 in 1955....
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Rolls-Royce renews the Ghost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Rolls-Royce has made extensive styling and technical changes to the Ghost Series II for its midcycle freshening. The 2015 model shown at a press event here has newly styled adaptive headlights, pushed farther outboard and ringed with white LED daytime running lights; a new hood with a stylized center section Rolls calls a "wake channel"; and redesigned front fenders, bumper and grille that give the car a wider appearance....
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Redesigned Mazda2 aims to break from subcompact pack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Not long ago, the term "subcompact car" was all but synonymous with "Japanese import."...
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Mazda's MX-5 Miata gets shorter, sportier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled a shorter and lighter MX-5 Miata to burnish its brand image with a sportier yet more fuel-efficient roadster. The fourth-generation drop-top, expected to go on sale next year, is the shortest MX-5 since the nameplate debuted in 1989....
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Buggy man Meyers celebrates 50 years of fun, fun, fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Fifty years after creating the iconic swinging '60s dune buggy that put the Beach Boys and the Monkees on wheels, Bruce Meyers is still at it....
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Chrysler's 200 rollout plan: Patience pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Chrysler dealers eager to crank up sales of the redesigned 2015 200 will have to wait a few more months....
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DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Volvo hints at more polished XC90 for 2015

1:34 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2014

Volvo released images and a video of the interior of the 2015 XC90, and it is decidedly more upscale than the outgoing model....
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Audi refreshes A7/S7 with sharper lines, powertrain upgrades

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014

Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Audi reveals new A7/S7 with sharper looks, revised powertrains

May 27, 2014 12:33 CET

Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Midcyle, Camry is overhauled to make it best 'ever built'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014

In 2011, Toyota touted the newest Camry for its "bold, sophisticated" design....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'

9:30 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edition today. The model shown at the New York auto show reflects significantly more change than is typical for a car that's been spruced up halfway through its life-cycle....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover

10:15 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry's hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy. The redesigned 2015 Sonata, introduced at the New York auto show today, will offer more technology and safety equipment than the outgoing model....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why the Mustang II should get its due

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

One member of the Mustang family won't have a very high-profile role at this week's 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II. But if you reconsider the case of the Mustang II, you may find it is time to give the car the respect it is due....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai, Toyota to debut mid-sized sedan rivals

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Hyundai and Toyota have key product debuts at the New York auto show. BMW will unveil the X4 crossover while Mercedes debuts the S63 AMG coupe, a high-performance version of the S-class coupe....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Kia retools Sedona with more legroom, flexible seating

6:02 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Kia is giving its retooled Sedona minivan more legroom, an interior with customizable seating arrangements and new, muscular sheet metal for 2015. Kia announced details and partial specifications of the 2015 Sedona today ahead of its appearance at the New York auto show this week....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Nissan banks on radical makeover of Murano crossover

9:30 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Nissan's revamped Murano crossover will reach showrooms in the United States this year looking almost identical to the splashy auto show concept that teased it more than a year ago. Nissan released photos and details about the new Murano today and the formal unveiling is set for Wednesday at the New York auto show....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Hyundai will roll out its 2015 Sonata while Toyota offers an aggressive midcycle freshening of the Camry at the New York auto show this week. And Subaru will pit its redesigned 2015 Outback crossover against the next Nissan Murano....
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