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GM partners with aftermarket firm on Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2018
General Motors has partnered with off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles to create a new variant of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

JAKE LINGEMAN

Chevy's next-gen Corvette: The best look yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Photos of the next-generation, midengine Chevy Corvette, aka C8, have surfaced, showing the sports car in near-production form in what's by far the best view yet. Here's a quick recap of what we know.

JAY RAMEY

Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation sent to Tesla owners.

JAY RAMEY

Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel motor show on Wednesday, according to an invitation sent to Tesla owners.

Lotus names former Bentley, JLR exec as product strategy chief

Sept. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Lotus, the UK sports-car maker that is set for a $1.9 billion revival under its new Chinese owners, named former Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and GM executive Uday Senapati as its product strategy chief.

Japan's little 3 lean on partnerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
These are exciting times for Japan's little three. Mazda and Subaru are preparing to launch electrified vehicles in the U.S. — including their first plug-ins — and take advantage of their partnerships with Toyota, while Mitsubishi is moving ahead with the backing of Renault-Nissan.

Mazda dips into electrified vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
Mazda adds safety and premium features to lineup, while planning to unveil three electrified vehicles in the next few years.

Mitsubishi hints at more electrified CUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
Mitsubishi will have plenty of support going forward as a member of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which will lead to new platforms and technologies to bolster its lineup.

Subaru adds models to global platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
Now that the Subaru's long awaited Ascent three-row crossover has been launched, the automaker now turns its attention to the Forester, a PHEV and two important additions to its global platform.

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump rebuffs EU offer to scrap car tariffs

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2018
Trump rebuffs EU offer to scrap car tariffs; Lincoln future product; Nissan ignition glitch; Lyft preparing for IPO?; Calif. dealer bill advances; GM salutes Aretha Franklin.

Ford aims to spread Mustang's DNA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2018
As Ford's other cars go away, the Mustang is taking on a bigger role in the lineup, gaining a hybrid version and inspiring an upcoming electric crossover.

Lincoln sails ahead with Nautilus, Aviator

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2018
If Lincoln Motor Co. is to hit its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade, it's going to need fresh product — and it has plenty of that coming in the next few years.

Ford overhauls crossovers, adds hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2018
While 2018 was the year to showcase two extremes — the launch of the subcompact EcoSport and redesign of the hulking Expedition — 2019 and 2020 will focus on the heart of Ford's SUV and crossover lineup

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Ford plans product blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2018
Ford Motor Co. plans a product blitz that it says will create the freshest showroom in the industry by the end of this decade.

Ford's 2020 Explorer breaks cover as pursuit vehicle

7:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2018
The best look yet at the next-generation Ford Explorer crossover emerged Wednesday when a photographer captured images of the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Hybrid nearly undisguised near the company's chief engineering center in Michigan.

Hyundai's N line gets a running start

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Encouraged by the promising start of its performance line in a demanding European market, Hyundai hopes its upcoming Veloster N sports car can raise its perception among U.S. buyers.

Genesis' first crossover a year away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
In 2022, Genesis plans to have a stand-alone network of dealers and a sufficiently diverse lineup of vehicles for them to sell as it seeks to take its place alongside the industry's leading luxury marques.

Kia has Telluride crossover, green cars on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Expect to see the Niro's nameplate expanded with a fully electric edition soon, while Kia adds the Telluride to the lineup to further capitalize on the shift to crossovers.

Hyundai fills its crossover lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Hyundai's move to rework its notoriously car-heavy lineup with a batch of new, redesigned or freshened crossovers is paying off.

Hyundai-Kia pipeline shows group's versatility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Korean auto brands, which ruled J.D. Power's closely watched quality rankings this year, are improving their product arsenals and better aligning their U.S. portfolios to meet demand for crossovers.

Where Hyundai's N brand goes from here

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Hyundai plans to launch at least two more N performance cars and could eventually develop an electrified version as it aims for a sportier image.

Despite car cuts, Ford brand's portfolio to grow by 3 nameplates by 2023

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2018
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's product development chief, said the Ford brand will have 23 nameplates five years from now, up from 20 today.

VIDEO: First Shift: Chinese EV maker NIO files for U.S. IPO

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2018
Chinese EV maker NIO files for U.S. initial public offering; Musk lines up advisers for Tesla privatization plan; Chevy Bolt stars in VW-sponsored ad; Jaguar-Land Rover future product.

Volvo product push rolls on with U.S.-built S60

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2018
Volvo Cars is amid a product overhaul, with the carmaker's first U.S.-built vehicle, the S60 compact sedan, set to roll off the production line in South Carolina this fall.

Volvo's Polestar refines its strategy as first product nears

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2018
The Polestar 1, positioned as a low-volume halo car, has over 5,000 hand-raisers in the U.S., and 200 have put down deposits.

 
Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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