Detroit

Volvo joins niche with S60 Cross Country

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

Volvo's S60 Cross Country, which is to debut this week at the Detroit auto show, will join the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo and Honda Crosstour in a niche that blends sedan and crossover attributes....
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Lexus to unleash GS F sedan

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

An F performance version of the GS sedan that Lexus was to introduce this week at the Detroit auto show is intended to help solidify the F lineup as a niche performance brand....
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Jaguar 5-door crossover coming in spring 2016

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

Jaguar will join the luxury crossover race when it offers the F-Pace crossover in spring 2016....
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Infiniti previews a new Q60

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

Infiniti's Q60 coupe concept features styling elements previewed in the full-size Q80 Inspiration concept coupe shown in October at the Paris auto show....
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GM plans all-electric Chevy Bolt with 200-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

GM plans to introduce by 2017 an electric car that will travel about 200 miles on a single charge, a person with knowledge of GM's plans said. GM will show a concept of the EV, the Chevrolet Bolt, on Monday....
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GABE NELSON

BLOG: Who says the Detroit 3 can't sell luxury?

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

We hear an awful lot about the sorry state of Detroit's luxury brands, but if you look at it objectively, Detroit actually isn't bad at selling luxury vehicles. It's just that the luxury vehicles are pickup trucks and SUVs....
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Ford, Magna, Verizon commit $2 million to bring 10 transportation-related startups to Detroit

11:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

Ford, Magna, and Verizon are sponsoring what is being billed as Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit, an accelerator program to foster innovative transportation-related startups....
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Finalists named for North American Car and Truck of the Year

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

The Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and the Volkswagen Golf were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Lincoln MKC, Ford F-150 and the Chevy Colorado were named truck/utility finalists....
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VW to unveil concept crossover in Detroit for U.S., report says

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Volkswagen plans to show an SUV concept at the Detroit auto show next month as the automaker seeks a larger presence in lucrative crossover segments to boost sales in the US market, company sources say....
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Toyota sees small pickups as growth market

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

Toyota is betting that small pickup trucks are going to become big sellers. The automaker plans to unveil its redesigned Tacoma truck at the Detroit auto show in January, and is expecting rising sales in 2015 and beyond, even though overall growth in the small-truck segment has been slow....
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango output goes grayscale for a few months

5:29 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

Plans to upgrade a paint shop at a Chrysler Group factory in Detroit will leave the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango colorblind for a couple months. The automaker informed dealers it is suspending orders of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango in any color other than black, white, silver or gray until at least February....
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Viper plant to reopen in mid-November

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014

Chrysler Group will restart the idled Conner Avenue plant in Detroit in mid-November to build the Dodge Viper....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

N.Y. move is not a vote against Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

I read the observations regarding Cadillac in Keith Crain's Oct. 6 column with interest. Without wishing to consume valuable column space elaborating the rationale behind the various changes taking place at Cadillac, I am, however, compelled to respond to some of the issues he has raised....
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KEITH CRAIN

Cadillac is making big mistakes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Cadillac is an American icon. It is not a German car. It doesn't matter who's running Cadillac or what his background is. Cadillac belongs in Detroit....
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Penske testifies Detroit, like GM, will be cleansed by bankruptcy

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Detroit can benefit from a trip through bankruptcy, just as GM used court protection to turn itself around, Roger Penske on Friday told the judge weighing whether to approve the city's $7 billion debt-cutting proposal....
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Irma Elder, first woman to own a Ford dealership in Detroit area, dies at 84

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died today. She was 84....
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KC CRAIN

BLOG: Wrong move for Cadillac -- the creative vibe is in Detroit, not New York

11:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

It seems like GM is missing a big opportunity in moving Cadillac's headquarters to trendy SoHo in New York. I know I'm biased, but I can't think of many cooler places to have a marketing office than Detroit....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: How to drive dealers back to Washington, D.C.?

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Martens Volvo-Volkswagen were the first car dealerships in Washington, D.C. – and the last....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers

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

Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town....
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Cadillac to build unnamed 'top-end' car at Detroit-Hamtramck in late 2015

6:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014

General Motors said today that it will build a new "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting in the fourth quarter of next year. GM declined to name the car, saying only that it would be slotted above the CTS midsize sedan and XTS large sedan....
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Barra says GM continues pursuit of 'zero defect mentality'

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told an event here today about being the target of Congress -- and "Saturday Night Live" -- and about befriending billionaire Warren Buffett. But she gave little detail on GM's new Cadillac to be built in Detroit....
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Warren Buffett is bullish on GM, Detroit

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said today he is bullish on Detroit and General Motors -- and said he's impressed with CEO Mary Barra....
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Suppliers unveil the future at world car-tech conference

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2014

The upcoming ITS World Congress 2014 in Detroit will highlight the global transportation industry's future of connectivity, safety and automation. The Sept. 7-11 event, which is in Detroit for the first time, is a big step for suppliers, local and global, to introduce the technology that's making up more of their bottom lines....
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