Detroit Auto Show

When the Motor City becomes Startup City

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

Metro Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, ironically isn't a hotbed for mobility upstarts, but several efforts are under way in the auto industry to help develop more transportation startups and improve the industry's risk tolerance....
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GUEST BLOG -- JEFF GREEN

BLOG: Auto show vet longs for toy cars and comes up with thumb drives

2:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

My fondest moments covering auto shows, after jostling with my peers at press briefings, have been collecting the swag -- toy cars, clocks, hats, even chairs emblazoned with logos of new models. I'm sorry to report, that era is over....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: How will the newest metal in Detroit hold up in the used market?

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

When analysts who examine used vehicles and establish prices for them look at an all-new or redesigned car or pickup, they study exterior styling, engine specs and technical innovations. The also weigh factors such as price, incentives, competitors and deliveries to rental fleets....
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Via Motors targets annual sales of 50,000 plug-in hybrid trucks

9:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

VIA Motors, the closely held assembler of plug-in hybrid pickups, expects to sell 50,000 vehicles per year by 2018. The company is also preparing to offer an optional solar panel, stretched across the top of the pickup bed, for recharging the batteries. VIA will start selling the pickups to fleet customers in February and to individuals by the end of the year...
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Bentley Bentayga may receive a smaller SUV sibling

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The first Bentley Bentayga SUV isn't even out yet, but the company is already mulling more SUVs for its lineup, according to Auto Express....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road....
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Nissan close to eliminating EV range anxiety with longer range, exec says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Nissan is very close to eliminating range anxiety with its next-generation electric vehicle battery. The company's chief planning officer declined to give a timeline for expanding the electric car's driving range, but suggested the breakthrough could come around the debut of the next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. That car may arrive around 2017 or 2018....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars....
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Seinfeld upends Acura's Super Bowl ad for NSX

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

No supercar for you! At least, not until Jerry Seinfeld takes a test drive. Acura will forgo advertising in this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 1 even though it has a production-version NSX for enthusiasts to order for the second half of the year....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times....
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BILL SHEA

BLOG: Downtown development mogul Gilbert sees missed opportunities with Detroit auto show

9:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Real estate mogul Dan Gilbert, the key player in the revival of downtown Detroit, thinks more can be done with the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga....
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The 5 most important models at the 2015 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

With more than 40 production cars and concepts introduced, there is no shortage of interesting, technically advanced and noteworthy coupes, sedans and light trucks -- even autonomous wheels -- this week at the Detroit auto show. Here's a closer look at five key cars and light trucks on the floor....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Porsche considering plug-in 911, Maier says

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Porsche is looking closely into adding a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic 911 sports car, the company's top sales and marketing executive said today at the Automotive News World Congress here....
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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New look for Lincoln MKX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

2016 crossover more closely resembles MKC; Cadillac's 200-mph CTS-V; Lexus youth magnet?; Ram gets a Rebel....
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VIDEO: First Shift: Tacoma rearms for battle

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Toyota plays to base, amid new rivals; Hyundai concept blends crossover, pickup; Audi Q7 drops 700 lbs.; Bentley names SUV....
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Ram 1500's highway mpg rises to 29

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Ram has added a bit more daylight between the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford's redesigned lightweight F-150 in the highway fuel economy race....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Drones fly at Ford and stir up drama

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

There's drone drama at the Detroit auto show....
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This is not your standard Shelby Cobra

4:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

A new kind of Shelby Cobra graced the Detroit auto show floor this week. The twist? It was 3-D printed. The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a partner of Local Motors -- the company that 3-D printed a car at the show -- demonstrated what can be done with the latest 3-D printing tools....
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VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Honda's latest take on personal mobility

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The mobility movement that's spreading across the industry isn't limited to city streets....
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How NSX morphed into U.S.-built twin-turbo monster

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

When Honda engineers pitched the idea of a revived NSX sports car to President Takanobu Ito, it was just a few weeks after Japan's March 11, 2011, earthquake. The appetite for pricey exotic cars was understandably limited....
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Lincoln MKX grabs page from MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The redesigned Lincoln MKX takes much of the same formula that led to a successful first year for the MKC crossover and applies it to a larger package, at a time when utility vehicles are booming....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Can a 'driver's car' brand mission and driverless tech coexist?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

If your calling card is “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” what do you do when the machines drive themselves? How can you reconcile autonomous vehicles with your brand's deep-rooted mission?...
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Ram Rebel takes dramatic styling turn with beefier off-road appearance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The hot-selling Ram pickup lineup will expand to 10 trim versions this year with the addition of the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, featuring dramatically different exterior styling, bigger tires and off-road ready equipment....
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Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
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