Ford Expedition redesigned, slimmed down for 2018

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

A camouflaged, full-size, Ford-badged SUV spotted recently in Dearborn, Mich., near Ford's product development center, offers the best view yet of the redesigned aluminum-bodied Expedition, due out as a 2018 model....
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Toyota at Tokyo show -- sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Toyota is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic hydrogen vehicle to a whacked-out retro concept and pocket-sized humanoid robot....
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Subaru hints at future vehicles with 2 Tokyo show concepts

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Subaru is about to shift to a new global platform that will underpin its entire lineup and propel what it hopes will be a new phase of growth....
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Subaru preps midcycle update for Forester at Tokyo show

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Subaru will unveil an update of the Forester at this month's Tokyo Motor Show, freshening the crossover's styling and installing the company's latest safety technology....
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VW gives Passat a major face-lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Volkswagen revealed several updates for the 2016 Passat, including a new hood, front fenders, grille, and front and rear bumpers. The only sheet metal parts unchanged from the 2015 model are the door panels, roof and body side stamping, VW says....
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Nissan pulls Altima freshening forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Feeling the pressure of increased competition, Nissan has shortened the product cycle of its best-selling U.S. vehicle, the Altima midsize sedan....
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Chevy Silverado face-lift adds LED lighting, 8-speed automatic, safety gear

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The wraps come off the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado today at the State Fair of Texas and the changes include improved connectivity, a new, optional gearbox, updated grilles and the end of the truck's signature stacked headlights....
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What people are saying about Honda's 2016 Civic

4:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Honda says the 2016 Civic underwent “the most radical redesign” since the model debuted in 1973. Here's a roundup of what journalists, analysts and others are saying about the retooled sedan....
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Honda targets Europe's finest compacts with ambitious remake of Civic

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Honda, borrowing from the playbooks of Europe's top luxury compacts, has overhauled the Civic from top to bottom in a bid to re-establish its small-car chops. The redesigned Civic will offer a Christmas list of high-end features and engineering specs that are rare for its class....
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BLOG: The tricky world, with haves and have-nots, of CVTs

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Nissan Maxima demonstrate all you need to know about the potential and pitfalls of the continuously variable transmission....
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VW uses new Tiguan to shift focus back to cars after boardroom battles

Sept. 14, 2015 15:09 CET

VW is using the redesigned Tiguan, its top-selling SUV, to put the focus back on its vehicles after being plagued by leadership issues since the departure of former Chairman Ferdinand Piech....
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Chevy prices revamped '16 Malibu from $22,500

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

The redesigned Chevrolet Malibu will start at $22,500, including shipping, slightly below the base-model prices of most key rivals in the competitive midsize sedan market. The '16 Malibu's base price also is nearly identical to that of the base '15 Malibu, although it has a new base-trim designation -- L -- replacing the LS....
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6th-gen Hyundai Elantra gets new design, more safety tech, better mpg

6:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Hyundai pulled the wraps off a redesigned Elantra compact sedan that gets more mature, streamlined styling, higher engine output and better fuel economy....
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BLOG: Some tips on interior packaging from a casual dining darling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

The auto industry can learn something from Shake Shack, the fast-growing burger chain out of New York....
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Toyota's venerable Land Cruiser sports modern, safety updates for 2016

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

The oldest nameplate in the Toyota lineup, the Land Cruiser, is receiving significant upgrades for the 2016 model year. It’s the first time since 2008 that major changes have been made to the low-volume, full-size, off-road vehicle....
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Smart ForTwo redesigned to better fit U.S. buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Smart's all-new 2016 ForTwo may have a European flavor to it, but significant portions of the car were specifically designed for the U.S. market....
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Mercedes aims to expand crossover appeal with tech, right-hand drive GLC

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Mercedes expects that its latest compact SUV model, the GLC, will generate higher sales than the GLK it replaces because of softer design, additional comfort features and the availability of right-hand-drive in key markets....
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Honda to unwrap retooled 2016 Civic sedan on Sept. 16

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

Honda says the 10th generation of the venerable Civic compact sedan will be introduced Sept. 16 in simultaneous events in both Detroit and Los Angeles....
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BLOG: Will another Fiat Chrysler star, or two, bow in Vegas?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

For the third time in six years, Fiat Chrysler dealers are gathering -- in private and without cellphones or cameras -- to get their first glimpses of the vehicles they soon will be asked to sell....
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Chevrolet's next-gen Equinox will be lower, sleeker

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

The next-generation Chevrolet Equinox will sport a streamlined face and lower, sleeker profile, based on recent spy photos. The shots and video, purportedly taken during hot-weather testing of the compact crossover, show a blacked-out, horizontally patterned grille with swept-back headlamps....
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Toyota's redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid exposed during photo shoot

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015

Toyota's redesigned Prius is still weeks away from its global debut, but new spy photos captured this week give the clearest look yet at the fourth-generation hybrid. Caught during a photo shoot in Malibu, Calif., the latest shots reveal the dramatic front and rear design of the 2016 Prius, set to debut in Las Vegas on Sept. 8....
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Sleeker 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased in sketch

11:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015

Hyundai is trying to stir up excitement for the 2017 Elantra with the release of a teaser sketch of the re-engineered vehicle. The sketch revels the Elantra has a longer nose and sleeker lines, borrowing cues from Hyundai's Genesis luxury sedan....
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BLOG: The race to find the perfect aluminum alloy

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Novelis is working on lighter, stronger aluminum and sees welding as the future of joining the metal....
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How BMW slimmed down its redesigned 2016 7 series

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan required a long list of weight-saving techniques to drop 290 pounds from its previous-generation weight. They included switching to lighter-weight tires, adopting a new vehicle acoustics material that weighs less, changing suppliers where necessary to find lighter solutions, and even redesigning parts that BMW had already previously redesigned to cut weight....
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Honda readies more sporty, luxurious Civic

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015

With the official debut of Honda's redesigned Civic just a few months away, the latest spy shots show the 10th-generation model will come with luxury features normally reserved for fancy German sedans, not practical Japanese family cars....
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