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Detroit auto show sheds some light on cutting-edge design work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Some of the industry's best design work was housed in the headlights and taillights of the cars on display at the 2014 Detroit auto show....
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Honda tweaks national Civic ad that spotlighted Detroit's 'pain'

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Honda has tweaked a national commercial for the Civic compact after the original spot caused an uproar in Detroit for featuring images of protesters outside of a federal court in the bankrupt city....
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JAMIE LaREAU

The Detroit show will stay in the cold weather

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Metro Detroit is beautiful in the late spring, summer and fall. Yet a large part of the world sees it only during the bleakness of winter when the Detroit auto show takes place....
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Mercedes-Benz expects GLA to be hot, scarce

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Mercedes-Benz expects the GLA crossover to be an even bigger seller than its CLA sibling when it goes on sale this fall. That means dealers probably can count on shortages of that vehicle, too, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why Detroit’s auto show should be longer -- not shorter

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Over the past several years, the Detroit auto show has evolved into a neatly compact event that celebrates new cars for about 36 hours, give or take. That’s very efficient. But it's a missed opportunity. The Detroit show ought to be longer -- not shorter....
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JESSE SNYDER

Why economic developers love auto events

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Wherever auto executives gather, so do people trying to land the next new plant location or retain the car jobs they’ve already won. The economic development folks hit Detroit in droves this week....
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Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global chief Bob Ferguson vows....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Corvette Stingray and Chevy Silverado win North American car, truck awards

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists....
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Sexy performance meets 'green' ethic at show

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
To look over the roster of racy new and future vehicles at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the initial impression is that American, European and Asian automakers want to turn back the clock to a time when performance and speed trumped concerns about energy and the environment....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Ford's work with aluminum-bodied vehicles goes back decades

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Ford's dalliance with aluminum-bodied vehicles goes back at least two decades. The aluminum body of the 2015 F-150 pickup debuting Monday at the Detroit auto show has its roots in the experimental 1993 Mercury Sable AIV (Aluminum Intensive Vehicle) and the Jaguar XJ that came in 2003....
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NICK BUNKLEY

What will Mary say, and where's Krafcik?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
New cars and trucks aren't the only things that the thousands of journalists converging on Detroit for the big auto show will be looking for....
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Biden, Obama Cabinet members to attend show, report says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden and three members of President Obama’s Cabinet are set to attend the Detroit auto show next week....
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SHERRI WELCH

DADA adds fancy afterglow at Detroit show's Charity Preview

10:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
There's a new Detroit auto show Charity Preview afterglow event, and it could become an annual part of the black-tie night....
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KEITH CRAIN

Detroit is well worth the trip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The Detroit show is always remarkable with more debuts than anywhere else and lots of executives who are available to share insights on what's shaping this global industry. In addition, I add with a certain amount of pride, Automotive News will be opening the 38th Automotive News World Congress in the midst of the auto show's press days....
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Global attendance boosts Detroit's economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Taking the Detroit auto show international has meant a big boost for Southeast Michigan's economy. Rebranding the show as the North American International Auto Show in 1989 and attracting foreign news media has bolstered local businesses, said Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the NAIAS....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART IV

Five signs of new life in post-crash Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
The UAW agreed to establish a two-tier wage system in 2007 in hopes of boosting employment at the Detroit 3. It worked: Chrysler has hired more than 10,000 workers in the United States since coming out of bankruptcy. Yet two-tier wages have created divisions on the factory floor amid the industry's profitable recovery....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART III

Recalled: Insourcing workers from Detroit to bring a plant back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
As Chrysler was tumbling toward bankruptcy, Scott Garberding was trying to keep the Grand Cherokee alive. Chrysler had committed $1.8 billion to redesigning the SUV and overhauling the company's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit with a high-tech body shop that would build it with better quality....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART II

For Detroit 3, obstacles were closer than they appeared

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2013
Jim Blanchard was horrified as he watched the Detroit 3 CEOs stumble through the congressional bailout hearings in November and December 2008. As a baby-faced, 37-year-old congressman from Michigan, Blanchard was the architect of Chrysler's earlier federal bailout, which gave the automaker government backing for $1.5 billion in lifesaving loans....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART I

How workers rebuilt the U.S. auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2013
The U.S. auto industry has come full circle, from boom to bankruptcy to boom, and Detroit's road from reckoning to revival was shorter than expected. The Detroit 3's new strength is embodied in Chrysler's reborn Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, perhaps the most profitable factory in the industry today....
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Detroit auto show's app accesses world auto shows

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Detroit auto show organizers today said they will promote a new app next month at the show. The app, Auto Show Passport, will showcase auto shows from all over the world, said Rod Alberts, executive director of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit....
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Audi teases tiny crossover for Detroit show

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Audi has released design sketches for a subcompact crossover concept that it plans to unveil at the Detroit auto show next month, giving another hint of Audi's ideas for the smaller end of its fast-growing crossover lineup....
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BMW prices 2 series coupe at $33,025

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
The 2014 BMW 2 series coupe will have a base price of $33,025 for the 228i and $44,025 for the M235i, including shipping....
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BMW 2-series photos emerge before reaching market next spring

12:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
Photos of the all-new BMW 2-series coupe began leaking on automotive Web sites today. The new car will be shown first at the Detroit auto show in January and will arrive in United States dealerships next spring as the 228i and M235i....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

The South is singing the Mexican blues

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
That high, lonesome sound of sorrow coming out of the South these days is no bluegrass song. It is the sound of an auto industry pining for its one true love -- who has run off to Mexico....
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Chrysler cuts Viper output amid slow sales, growing inventory

4:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
Chrysler Group has cut output of the SRT Viper by a third and will reassign scores of workers to other plants because of slow sales, growing inventories, and the onset of colder weather....
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