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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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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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.... Read More »



Yikes! Dr. Z takes his hands off the wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S class that debuts this fall is loaded with high-technology safety features packaged into what Mercedes calls Intelligent Drive and Magic Carpet Ride -- features that automatically adjust to road conditions.... Read More »


Toyota's 'Let's Go Places' tour will promote 2014 Corolla

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Toyota Division is expanding its "Let's Go Places" advertising theme with experiential marketing events at family-friendly music, art and food festivals across America this summer.... Read More »


Are consumers ready to embrace 'daqi' styling?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2013
Nissan plans to start selling more China-inspired cars around the world in a nod to the growing importance of China's auto market and the country's up-and-coming design talent. GM and VW are also using China as a springboard for global design.... Read More »


Ford tunes up social media pitch for Fiesta redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Ford is launching a midcycle makeover and is going back to the well with the Fiesta Movement, which it has retooled.... Read More »


A sleeker Outback

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Spy photos show that the 2015 Outback is less bulky than the current model, with a new hood and grille.... Read More »


Game plan for the Note: Low price, tech goodies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Nissan gives the hatchback version of its popular entry-level Versa its own name and styling for 2014.... Read More »


RAV4 rates 'poor' in crash test despite redesign

3:11 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Despite a redesign, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 struggled in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test that simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car.... Read More »


Kia tweaks the tiger nose

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Spy photographers caught a glimpse of the freshened 2014 Kia Sportage's front fascia without camouflage.... Read More »


​Mercedes plans bigger, flashier C class

June 21, 2013 06:01 CET
A bigger and roomier fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C class will have a more dynamic exterior styling to challenge the BMW 3 series and the redesigned Audi A4 also due next year... Read More »



BMW X5 footprint grows, first rwd variant planned

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2013
BMW's redesigned X5 crossover, coming in the fourth quarter, is slightly longer than the current model, gets a new front end and will be available with several new safety and communications features. And for the first time, BMW will offer an optional rear-wheel-drive variant -- the sDrive35i -- in addition to all-wheel drive. The rwd model will be powered by BMW's 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, which delivers 300 hp.... Read More »


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