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HANS GREIMEL

Toyoda shows playful side at Lexus unveiling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Lexus unveiled the LC 500 with a debut as memorable and emotional as the sleek, sexy coupe....
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FROM PRETENDERS TO CONTENDERS

Hyundai resists the allure of retail temples for Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Instead of requiring its dealers to build costly Genesis showrooms, Hyundai is planning to use a mix of specialty showrooms, standalone stores and hybrid stores, depending on the market. The thinking is that by saving money on capital improvements, Hyundai and its dealers will be able to invest more heavily in technology and a convenient customer experience....
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Ford skips flash, and media attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Without another supercar such as last year's GT or an aluminum pickup truck up its sleeve, Ford spent much of the Detroit auto show talking about mobility - a topic it sees as critical to its future but one that doesn't easily capture the attention of auto show media....
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JAPAN'S LUXURY PLAN

Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands....
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Acadia's stance: Less is more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's largest and hottest....
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GM delays rollout of Super Cruise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale date the company announced in September 2014. The system allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic....
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Nissan aims to eclipse Honda sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Nissan trails the smaller Honda in sales at home in Japan and in the U.S. But this year, Nissan hopes to finally pass Honda in America, says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz....
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Continental captures the concept's pizazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't backed off from the styling that some criticized as too Bentley-esque, nor has it significantly watered down its new flagship sedan....
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Toyota ramps up its truck production, with caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Toyota plans to boost output of light trucks in 2016 to tap the hot market for SUVs and crossovers, but it will do so cautiously with an eye to the flattening market, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said....
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Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will put a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee “before the end of 2017,” said Jeep brand head Mike Manley....
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GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief....
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China pushes down Rolls sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Rolls-Royce global sales fell last year because of a 54 percent decline in China -- despite a 6 percent increase in North America. Worldwide, Roll-Royce sales declined to 3,785 cars from a record 4,063 in 2014....
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Jeep Cherokee adds luxe trim

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top-end Trailhawk model....
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Zetsche: '17 E class will pass ES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said he is “very confident” the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES. Mercedes believes much of the car's appeal will lie in its vast array of technologies....
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Buick Envision intro is low-key, high-stakes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016

The China-built Envision compact crossover had a low-key arrival to Detroit. But in terms of a vehicle that can pull double duty as both sales driver and image booster, the Envision is Buick's biggest entry since the Encore subcompact hit showrooms three years ago -- probably bigger....
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Hyundai: Expect Ioniq hybrid in Q3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016

Hyundai will launch hybrid and all-electric versions of its Ioniq five-door hatchback in the third quarter, said Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America....
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Explore the Detriot auto show -- virtually

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

Some are describing the 2016 North American International Auto Show -- "a mind-blowing, high-def video-palooza" -- a Times Square under a roof. Take a virtual tour of the show and check out hundreds of the latest concepts, cars and light trucks....
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Nissan could join off-road battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concept. The concept, with massive wheels, a raised suspension, heavy-duty springs and an enhanced engine, would pit Nissan against the performance-tuned Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Power Wagon and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro....
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VIDEO: The buzz and best of show in Detroit

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Paul Snyder, a former Ford and Honda designer and head of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, visits the auto show and offers a veteran designer's take on minivans, small cars and the best in show....
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Dim tunnels, desire and god: What people are saying about Acura's Precision concept

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

With a striking red paint job and sleek, chiseled flanks, Acura's Precision concept signals that the days of the brand's controversial beak grille are coming to an end. And it previews future styling cues coming to Acura sedans. Here's what reporters, critics and others are saying about the concept....
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WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together....
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Ghosts of Rodney Dangerfield: The Lexus LC 500 and what people think

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Lexus hopes to pump some high-powered adrenaline and glamour into its lineup with the LC 500. The sport coupe, with four seats, is expected to be priced at around $100,000. What journalists, analysts and others have to say about the LC 500, which was introduced at the Detroit auto show...
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2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel will preview future design with GT coupe concept

Jan. 14, 2016 17:09 CET

Opel/Vauxhall will unveil a coupe concept at the Geneva auto show that will point to its future design language. The GT Concept may go into production as an image booster for Opel, German press reports said....
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Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

6:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Lexus trumps Toyota for valued floor space at Detroit show

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Normally, workers would spend days prepping a stand in advance of Detroit auto show. But this year, Toyota's team had to tear down a booth and create a new one virtually overnight. That is because the Lexus luxury sibling brand commandeered the expansive Toyota brand space on Monday as the unveiling stage for its sexy LC 500 coupe....
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