Design

Mini expects to bounce back with new products, TV spots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Mini USA expects a record year fueled by the redesigned Cooper hardtop and the new four-door hatch, said David Duncan, vice president of Mini of the Americas....
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Acura mulls new model, 'another arrow in the quiver'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2015
Fresh off launching the NSX sports car, executives at Honda's struggling Acura premium marque are already considering other new entries, such as a coupe and a compact crossover, as part of the brand's quickening revival plan....
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The woman behind the bold NSX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2015
Michelle Christensen, exterior design project leader for the NSX, is the first woman to lead a design team working on a supercar....
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Want a BMW i8? Get in a long, long line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2015
BMW will get 50 percent more i8 plug-in hybrids -- 1,000-plus cars -- in the US this year than in 2014, but that still won't be enough to fill the order bank. The wait for an i8, with a list price of $137,450, including shipping, is about a year, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America....
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RICHARD TRUETT

GM takes long view with Chevrolet Bolt EV

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Looking way the road, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has another mission entirely....
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JAMIE LaREAU

Top dealers dish on their show favorites

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The outgoing National Automobile Dealers Association chairman, Forrest McConnell, and the incoming one, Bill Fox, share a passion: the Acura NSX supercar....
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Titan designer finally got her chance to improve pickup

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Redesigning the Nissan Titan has been on Diane Allen's mind ever since she designed the first one. That was back in 2002, when Allen led the California design team to put Nissan into the full-size pickup market in competition with Detroit's automakers....
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Nissan, seeking wider audience, retools Titan top to bottom

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
With three engines -- including a Cummins diesel V-8 -- two frame sizes and three bed lengths, the redesigned Titan coming this fall is Nissan's ambitious new push to become a true contender in the tough full-size pickup market. The revamped pickup, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, is intended to make the Titan appealing to a wider audience from construction workers to suburbanites....
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Toyota Tacoma takes on more off-road swagger, luxury

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Toyota is giving its Tacoma more off-road swagger and nodding to young buyers in a bid to keep the compact pickup atop a segment that just got a lot more competitive....
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Acura seeks track cred with new NSX

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Acura revealed the production version of its NSX sports car at the Detroit auto show today, touting it as an engineering showcase and a significant step in its strategy to reassert itself as a luxury performance brand....
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MIKE COLIAS

Why the Buick Avenir is a pleasant surprise

10:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
When the long and svelte Buick Avenir concept sedan rolled out onto a Detroit stage Sunday, the buzz among the hundreds in attendance was palpable....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Why Nissan's overhauled Titan falls short of the mountaintop

9:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The redesigned Titan will be a technically excellent truck, powerful, capable, durable. But on the roads of Texas and elsewhere, it will be invisible....
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Detroit truck man Diaz sees opportunity in Titan now -- and then

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Why is Fred Diaz so charged up about this year's long-delayed launch of a second-generation Titan? Opportunity, he explains....
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The world's favorite vehicle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The global car is here. And it's not a car. It's the small crossover, and it's quickly cementing its place as the super vehicle for the global auto market. These vehicles are small enough for Europeans, tall enough for Americans, rugged enough for the developing world....
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EDITORIAL

A 'world car' that works for buyers and automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The concept of a "world car" has been an elusive goal for decades, with lots of false starts....
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HANS GREIMEL

Meet Infiniti's new 'halo' car: the Q60 Concept coupe

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Infiniti finally has its much anticipated halo car. But it's not the massive, performance-engined Porsche Panamera fighter once bandied about by brand executives....
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Renault seeks fleet sales for new Espace

Jan. 10, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault hopes its new Espace will appeal to business customers as family buyers increasingly shun minivans. With the latest Espace, the automaker has opted for sleeker crossover styling and now offers an upscale Initiale Paris badged version....
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2015 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Lexus to unleash GS F sedan in Detroit

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
An F performance version of the Lexus GS sedan will make its world debut at the Detroit auto show, becoming the third mass-produced vehicle to receive Lexus’ high-performance makeover, after the IS F sedan and RC F coupe....
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Welburn inspires GM's evolving style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ed Welburn is approaching a milestone: March marks his 10th year as General Motors' first global design chief....
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Gilles steers brand images with design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ralph Gilles' passion for the automobile is as self-evident as is his casual attire and easygoing manner....
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Moray Callum draws lines between Ford, Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Moray Callum, Ford's global design chief, is coming off a frenetic year when Ford introduced a bevy of crucial products including the global 2015 Mustang and aluminum 2015 F-150 pickup, both generally well-received by critics....
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For Americans, SUV body style puts sedans in rearview

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
It's pretty much official: A majority of American drivers would rather sit up high in their vehicles than down close to the ground....
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VOLVO

Struggling brand takes new approach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
To set itself apart, Volvo is working hard on semiautonomous vehicles and hopes to be a leader in that arena....
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MITSUBISHI

A Mirage-based turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
After years of cost-cutting, Mitsubishi expects to return to profitability in North America in 2015....
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Do auto designers have a shelf life?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2015
Car designers and actors have at least one thing in common: The lead roles tend to become harder to land with age. A bright, young graduate from design school often lands at automaker, pens two or three solid hits, gets promoted into a management role, spends less time designing and more time managing projects....
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