Detroit

GM said to be boosting production of big SUVs, pickups

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

General Motors is boosting production of its highly profitable large SUVs and trucks to a pace that could result in 48,000 to 60,000 additional vehicles for the 2016 model year, in a bid to capitalize on rising demand, sources told Reuters....
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Detroit 3 will flex performance, marketing muscles at Woodward Dream Cruise

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Dodge, Ford and Chevy are embracing speedsters this week as automakers seize on the Woodward Dream Cruise -- Detroit's annual automotive enthusiast extravaganza -- to create marketing buzz....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: Mel Farr still wows Detroit

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Mel Farr, who died Monday, was an automotive pioneer on two fronts: as a minority dealer and as a champion of subprime buyers, using leading-edge technology to enable sales to consumers who otherwise would have been turned away....
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Chinese supplier YFS to build plant in Detroit

3:08 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015

Chinese auto supplier YFS Automotive Systems said it plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot plant on 30 acres of vacant industrial property in Detroit....
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Hot wheels: Blue-green, deep red, sparking gold on horizon

3:30 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015

Cars and trucks of the future will sport deep reds, sparkling golds, bright silvers, rich blues and deep blue-greens, trend spotters at supplier BASF's automotive coatings divisions predict....
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American Axle may land tenants for Detroit site

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing is in talks with prospective manufacturing tenants to be located at its former manufacturing grounds near the company's Detroit headquarters....
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New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business leaders and politicians. The new group, MICHauto, unveiled an initiative today to promote Detroit and Michigan for development of a new generation of mobility, including self-driving cars....
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Former Detroit-area Ford dealer Tarik Daoud dies at 78

8:21 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015

Tarik Daoud, the longtime CEO of the former Al Long Ford in Warren, Mich., died Sunday. He was 78....
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GM bypasses auto show circuit to unveil Camaro on Detroit's Belle Isle

6:44 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015

Forget about competing for airtime at an auto show. For the much-anticipated Chevrolet Camaro reveal this Saturday, General Motors is taking the car straight to the public at an outdoor unveiling in Detroit....
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Car salesman gets tryout with Detroit Lions

12:32 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2015

A car salesman from a dealership in northern Michigan could be making a big career change. Trever Kruzel, 24, works at Fox Motors Negaunee in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but he could be suiting up with the Detroit Lions if his three-day tryout with the NFL team this weekend goes well....
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FCA worker dies accidentally at Detroit plant

8:33 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2015

An employee at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant died accidentally this morning after being crushed doing maintenance work. The UAW identified the victim as Donald Megge, 53, of Sterling Heights, Mich....
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Supplier Sakthi bets on hiring ex-felons

9:17 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015

Sakthi Automotive Group USA, in the nascent stages of a massive expansion project on the Detroit waterfront, is betting big on a nontraditional sort of workforce: convicted felons....
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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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