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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Did new Chrysler spot show hot-selling Ram pickup with a nose job?

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Did Chrysler Group's Ram truck brand just show the face of its next pickup? In a new commercial that appeared during the final regular season NFL games, Ram threw in two images that show a pickup featuring the familiar Ram's head badge and a decidedly different nose....
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Soft, evocative, fused and masterful: What people are saying about '15 Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A roundup of what dealers, journalists and others are saying about the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang...
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MIKE COLIAS

3 reasons Chevy expects a revival in small pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism....
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Chrysler brand boss to share 200's spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
New Chrysler brand head Al Gardner has no experience in the spotlight atop an automotive brand, and he will get little time for on-the-job training....
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LATEST LAUNCHES

BMW makes X5 more fuel efficient, less noisy

Nov. 7, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW says its latest X5 SUV is quieter and more comfortable than previous generations. The automaker hopes to boost sales of the model in Europe by offering a four-cylinder diesel engine for the first time....
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GM considers new powertrain options for its large SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors' soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM's top truck engineer says....
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Honda wants 2 battery suppliers for hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
To drive down costs and ensure steady delivery, Honda is in talks with a potential second supplier of lithium ion batteries for its new line of hybrid vehicles....
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Pricier CTS is a test of Cadillac's cachet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2013
Despite the buzz and the accolades heaped on Cadillac's ATS compact sedan, Caddy executives are quick to say that the elder-brother CTS is where the brand's true identity lies....
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GM chases big profits with full-sized SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
GM's unveiling last week of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe -- along with their platform siblings, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL -- marked the first redesign of the body-on-frame trucks in eight years....
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Nissan Rogue gets third row of seats for 2014, improved mpg

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
Nissan's revamped 2014 Rogue crossover will be available this fall for the first time with optional third row seating and highway fuel economy in the low 30s. The starting price gets a bump, too. It's $2,180 higher than the outgoing 2013 model....
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New-style Sonata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Spy photos of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata show that some big design changes are in store for the mid-sized sedan....
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CEO calls redesigned Fit Honda's comeback car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Launching the third-generation Fit last week, Honda Motor CEO Takanobu Ito made his lofty expectations clear, calling the redesigned subcompact a key player in the company's comeback plan....
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Corolla gets a makeover, bold attitude

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
It's the age-old conundrum when it comes to redesigning big-volume, midmarket cars: how to modernize and connect with younger shoppers without alienating traditional customers and conservative fleet buyers....
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Infiniti shifts from stately to 'Latin'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
The luxury Infiniti brand, which has long boasted of its sedate Japanese roots on the drawing tables and in TV commercials, is now going "Latin," says its head designer....
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Chevy Impala most improved redesigned car, Consumer Reports says

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Consumer Reports magazine rates the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as the most improved redesigned or re-engineered vehicle it has recently tested....
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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Opel revamps Insignia to win back customers

Aug. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel is refreshing the mid-sized Insignia with new engines and dashboard instruments in a bid to win back customers to the money-losing brand....
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Nissan concept photos hint at more aggressive Maxima

11:36 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2013
Nissan gave reporters a sneak peek at a future concept vehicle this week that hints at a more aggressive Maxima sedan in the works....
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Elantra preview

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Hyundai released a picture of a freshened Avante, the Korean-market name for the Elantra....
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Audi to upgrade A8 flagship to rival redesigned Mercedes S class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Audi plans improvements to its top-of-the-line A8 to compete with the redesigned Mercedes-Benz S class that arrives in showrooms next month.
The revised A8 will be revealed next month at the Frankfurt auto show. For one thing, the flagship sedan will be equipped with new LED headlights, Audi said in a statement.
-- Bloomberg
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HIP TO BE SQUARE?

Kia's task: Make sure the boxy Soul avoids a Scion-like swoon

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
As Kia prepares to launch a redesigned version of the hot-selling Soul this fall, it could learn a lot from its peers in the boxy small-car segment. Specifically, it could learn what not to do....
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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