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Next-gen Toyota Corolla hatch to start at just over $20,000

11:02 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2018
Toyota's redesigned Corolla hatchback, aimed at first-time buyers and manual-transmission fans, will go on sale in showrooms this summer for $20,910 for the entry-level model, including shipping.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Ford's Team Edison moves fast on electric crossover

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
The group in charge of making a new battery-electric crossover, dubbed Team Edison, was formed last year and has been modeled after the small, close-knit bunch that created the latest Ford GT supercar.

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.

BUILDING AND REBUILDING BRANDS

Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

Hellcat Charger gets a nose job

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
The new Charger nose has what Dodge calls a more prominent Air Catcher in the grille to help the supercharged 707-hp motor breathe easier

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

A quest to ban banality

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believes companies should be doing more to stand out from their rivals. This includes doing away with something he was once in charge of at his former employer: establishing a common design language for the entire brand.

How the extravagant Tokyo show lost its mojo

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Back in its crazy, hazy heyday, the Tokyo Motor Show was the place to be. Even after Japan's economic miracle deflated in the late 1990s, the show sustained much of its allure. But then it was unceremoniously knocked off-kilter by a brutal one-two punch.

'The two extremes' of Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018
Thousands of Porsche enthusiasts gathering in California this fall give the automaker the perfect chance to sell the brand's most loyal consumers on its new EV offerings.

GM gets defense unit ready for deployment

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2018
The new GM Defense marks a major growth area and return to military work for the automaker after it sold a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003.

Porsche's Cayenne hybrid gets more power, longer range

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Porsche plans a faster, more powerful version of the Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV for 2019.

Ultraluxury, exotic marques embrace SUVs and variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
In the past year, several notable ultraluxury and exotic nameplates have been freshened or redesigned as automakers look to drive sales and expand brand presence.

Lexus' workmanlike ES gets image makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
With car sales falling across all segments in the U.S. and luxury sedans scrambling to differentiate themselves from competitors, Lexus' "executive sedan" is getting its star turn.

Aston's off-roader

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Aston Martin and partner Triton Submarines said they have finished design work on their Project Neptune, a hypercarlike extension of Triton's line of submersibles that can dive to about 1,600 feet

Ample interiors coming for future Nissan EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2018
Nissan executive design chief Satoru Tai says ample interior space will be a hallmark of future Nissan electric vehicle design as the brand embarks on an EV blitz.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Japan brands' EVs for China appear strikingly familiar

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
If the first wave of Japan-brand electric vehicles for China looks familiar, it should. Toyota, Nissan and Honda are simply rolling out EV versions of existing nameplates.

Infiniti readies platform for electrified vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
Infiniti says it will introduce a platform for its entire range when it shifts to exclusively electrified powertrains in 2021.

Flying, Stephenson-style

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
Designer Frank Stephenson, famous for such diverse hits as the modern Mini, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1, is ready for the next stage of his high-flying career.

KEITH CRAIN

Have they gone crazy on EVs?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
Except in China, where government rules and objectives are easier to implement and enforce, electric vehicles seem to be headed for a disastrous conclusion.

Can Nio entice Americans to use phones to buy cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2018
Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle startup that uses swappable batteries and puts a bobblehead digital assistant on the dashboard, wants to launch a global model in the U.S. by 2020.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Infiniti readying new platform for electrified cars

2:36 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand will introduce an all-new platform for its entire range when it shifts to exclusively electrified powertrains in 2021.

Ford revives Mustang Cobra Jet for 50th anniversary

2:25 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2018
The automaker said the new Cobra Jet will be the fastest Mustang to ever come from the factory, with a quarter-mile time of about 8.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 150 mph.

Crossovers, EVs will rule Beijing show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
When global automakers descend on Beijing next week for Auto China, they will be focused on two white-hot vehicle segments: crossovers and EVs.

Developing Jaguar's I-Pace required tough choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Wolfgang Ziebart has a pretty good idea of what a Jaguar needs to be.

'Holy grail' platform coming into Focus

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
The new Focus compact that rolled out in London and China last week debuts Ford's global version of Volkswagen's much acclaimed MQB modular architecture, a central element of Ford's stated aim to achieve $4 billion in engineering efficiencies over the next five years.

It sure sounds like a 707-hp Ram to us

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
If FCA US isn't planning to make a production version of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept ... well, it certainly fooled us.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

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9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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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

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

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

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

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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