Detroit

Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16

1:41 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Chevrolet plans to unveil the sixth-generation Camaro sports car at a fan event here on May 16, General Motors said today. The free event at the 982-acre Belle Isle Park here will include meet-and-greets with Camaro designers and engineers and "hot lap" rides around the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix course....
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Detroit man with marathon walking commute surprised with new car

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

A Detroit factory worker who has walked more than 20 miles during his daily commute to work for a decade was surprised on Friday with a brand new car, donated by a suburban car dealership....
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Massive snowstorm hampers auto production, cancels shifts

11:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

More than 16 inches of snow pummeled parts of southeast Michigan overnight, causing some Ford, Chrysler and GM assembly plants to cancel shifts for at least part of today....
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Auto writers go ga-ga for the Ford GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Hardly ever (let's back up, never) can we recall a car getting such a warm auto show welcome as the Ford GT, the surprise stunner at the 2015 Detroit extravaganza. Auto writers were left gasping for air....
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Hyundai's segment-bending Santa Cruz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Hyundai billed the Santa Cruz as a concept, but U.S. chief Dave Zuchowski can hardly hide his desire to lure "urban adventurers" with a funky compact truck....
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THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

VIDEO: Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show....
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When the Motor City becomes Startup City

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

Metro Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, ironically isn't a hotbed for mobility upstarts, but several efforts are under way in the auto industry to help develop more transportation startups and improve the industry's risk tolerance....
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BILL SHEA

BLOG: Downtown development mogul Gilbert sees missed opportunities with Detroit auto show

9:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Real estate mogul Dan Gilbert, the key player in the revival of downtown Detroit, thinks more can be done with the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Musk urges automakers to move faster on EVs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Established car companies must accelerate the development and sale of electric vehicles, despite a drastic decline in oil prices, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said today during a speech to auto executives at the Automotive News World Congress....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: The cars at the auto show are not for sale, but other stuff is

9:48 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

I like to shop. So when I saw some bling on the concourse in Detroit's Cobo Center, I took a detour from my auto show duties. Meet Detroit's Shinola....
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Chevy extends all-new Volt's EV range a third to 50 miles

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

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will go about 50 miles on an electric charge, up from 38 on today's model, as General Motors looks to broaden the plug-in hybrid's appeal beyond environmentalists and tech geeks....
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New Volt adds range, room

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

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will go about 50 miles on an electric charge, up from the current model's 38, and include room for a fifth passenger and other tweaks for which the car's fervent fan base has clamored....
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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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