Detroit Auto Show

Auto shows scramble to remain relevant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda taps Americas chief as new CEO

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
Mazda taps Americas chief as CEO; Audi skipping Detroit; Trump, auto execs to meet; Profits drop at Subaru; Trimming up inexpensive cars; Nissan, Toyota aid nursing moms, premature babies.

Audi to skip 2019 Detroit auto show, joining BMW, Benz

4:15 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2018
In dropping out of the 2019 Detroit auto show, Audi said it will continue to evaluate auto shows case by case, relative "to the timing of our product introductions and the value the show brings from a media and consumer perspective."

BMW pulls out of Detroit auto show

2:53 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018
BMW is joining German rival Mercedes-Benz and pulling out of the North American International Auto Show. The decision comes as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association contemplates moving the show to October from January starting in 2020.

EDITORIAL

Detroit's auto show needs to escape the winter

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
The merits of moving the Detroit auto show from January to October are obvious. It's time to quit staging the show in the depths of winter.

For Zetsche, skipping Detroit is hard to do

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2018
It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for Mercedes to pull out of the Detroit auto show.

RICHARD JOHNSON

VW still bullish on U.S. shows; Ratan Tata shows up in Geneva

7:57 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volkswagen remains bullish on U.S. auto shows, including the one in Detroit.

RICHARD JOHNSON

VW still bullish on U.S. shows; Ratan Tata shows up in Geneva

7:57 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Volkswagen remains bullish on U.S. auto shows, including the one in Detroit.

Moving Detroit auto show to October could cut costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
Executives in charge of the Detroit auto show are likely to reschedule it to early October, while recasting the annual event as a simpler, less expensive show.

Detroit auto show, facing competition and brand departures, mulls October date

10:30 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2018
The Detroit auto show, faced with growing competition and the departure of several brands such as Mercedes, is considering a move from its typical January run dates to October.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Detroit auto show mulls move to October

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2018
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VIDEO: First Shift: GM to close one of its four Korean plants

8:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018
GM closing one of its four Korean plants; Mercedes confirms it's skipping Detroit show in '19; Grille inspired by pinstripe suit; Study: Texas added most new-vehicle stores in '17.

Mercedes confirms plan to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018
Mercedes-Benz confirmed it will have no formal presence at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2019, striking a blow to the event as more manufacturers save major vehicle introductions for tech conferences or their own special showcases.

Mercedes set to pull out of '19 Detroit auto show

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2018
Mercedes-Benz -- a high-profile mainstay of the Detroit auto show -- is poised to withdraw from the event next year, sources at the German carmaker said. A withdrawal would mark the latest setback for the Detroit show, which has watched brands such as Mazda, Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover pull out.

City-slickers and F-150 Junior: What people are saying about '19 Ford Ranger

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018
One of the bigger debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show was the 2019 Ford Ranger. The newest Ranger is larger in size this time around and will compete against the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma once it reaches dealerships next year. Ford officials are positioning the pickup as a lifestyle vehicle that appeals to younger, active buyers who may not want the herculean hauling capabilities — and higher price tag — of a full-size F-150.

Dates for 2019 Detroit auto show announced

10:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018
The 2019 Detroit auto show will begin Monday, Jan. 14, with press preview days, and end its public show Sunday, Jan. 27.

KEITH CRAIN

A great week if you like cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018
Last week was a very special time for the automobile industry in America, with something for everyone. It was one of those periods that make you understand why the industry is so terrific.

Hybrid Hemis, homework, and luxe-mobiles: What scribes are saying about '19 Ram 1500

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2018
Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the next-gen Ram 1500 finally broke its cover last week at the Detroit auto show. It won't take long for the new Ram to arrive at dealerships in the U.S., as production is set to begin this month. Here is a roundup of initial reaction to the new pickup.

New pickups leave Ford on aluminum island

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy — but nobody followed.

Detroit's hits & misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Richard Truett, staff powertrain savant and design connoisseur, jumped up on just about every stand, thought and pondered, changed his mind a couple of times and came up with a list of auto show hits and misses.

Toyota quietly rolls out Apple CarPlay

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
'Finally,' Siri told Toyota at the Avalon press conference at NAIAS.

Wagener loves them just the way they are

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Mercedes introduced the redesigned G class last week at the Detroit auto show, making sure to keep the iconic boxy exterior for which it is beloved.

JASON STEIN

A captivating new contrast in Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring.

If it's not a Scrambler, what is it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Will the Wrangler-based pickup be named the Scrambler? FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn't know.

BMW will add fwd model to X2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
BMW expects many buyers new to BMW Group when its new X2 crossover goes on sale in March.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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

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