Detroit Auto Show

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Can I request a Jeep Gladiator in the plan?

2:06 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
To borrow a line from The Blues Brothers movie a few decades ago, Chrysler Group is “getting the band back together” on Tuesday to reveal its next five-year business plan. So I wonder: Is it too late to put in a request?...
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GM readying aluminum body trucks by late 2018, report says

9:10 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
General Motors is working towards a largely aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, under pressure from federal fuel efficiency standards, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter....
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AutoNation's Jackson picks Detroit show hits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Reporter Jamie LaReau toured the North American International Auto Show with AutoNation CEO MIke Jackson, as he highlighted the biggest hits he saw. Click here to read the full blog....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Succeed Sergio? You'd have to be a bit crazy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler tried to cut off speculation by announcing that CEO Sergio Marchionne would stick around for "at least" three more years....
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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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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Succeed Sergio? You'd have to be a bit crazy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler tried to cut off speculation about CEO Sergio Marchionne's successor. With the exception of anybody named Tavares or Piech, who would want his job?...
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ALL EYES ON BARRA

Intense watch on GM's new 'superstar' comes with risks, rewards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Barra's sudden stardom poses a unique opportunity for GM, which is eager to put the era of "Government Motors" in the past and to attract new customers at a time when women influence a majority of car-buying purchases....
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Flat is phat in the new auto design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
On faces and tail ends -- the first things you glimpse coming and the last you see going -- car and truck styling is moving toward flat, blunted ends....
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Porsche ponders sports car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Porsche won't build an entry-level roadster or small crossover, but it's ready to make the call on other new models....
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Nissan sends mixed signals on IDx

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Nissan's top global product strategist is bullish about the possibility of building the IDx concept car....
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Infiniti concept has racetrack vibe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge concept symbolizes the brand's future....
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Highly paid polisher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Ford North America boss Joe Hinrichs was caught shining up the front of the redesigned Ford F-150....
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Cool concepts from Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
A sampling of concept cars from the Detroit auto show....
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All Genesis drivers will get their wings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The redesigned Hyundai Genesis will wear the winged badge that's on every Genesis sold in South Korea....
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Hyundai seeks steady growth, launch cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Hyundai's newly appointed U.S. chief wants to steer the company on a new course of modest, sustainable growth for the foreseeable future. Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says he wants Hyundai to reclaim the peak of 5 percent market share that it hit in 2011, but more gradually this time -- with steady sales growth of 3 to 4 percent a year....
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Honda pitches a new Fit, with cargo room

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Honda made its bones in the United States in the 1970s with sensible small cars. The 2015 Fit, unveiled at the Detroit auto show, is Honda's attempt to lay claim to that re-emerging segment. The Fit stays relatively close in size to the previous version by pushing the wheels to the corners, gaining 1.2 inches of wheelbase and 0.3 inch of width but losing 1.6 inches of overall length....
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Redone Chrysler 200 has big job in tough segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The redesigned Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan will reach dealerships this year with high expectations and a big job: beating the 216,322 sales that Chrysler Group had in the segment in 2013. Chrysler spent more than $1 billion to put the 2015 Chrysler 200 into showrooms by the end of June. And the company is replacing the previous 200 and the Dodge Avenger nameplates with the single redesigned sedan....
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Jeep will put next Wrangler on a diet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
To save fuel, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler -- up for internal approval this quarter -- must be lighter and have more powertrain options, Chrysler executives said. Facing ever-tightening fleet fuel economy standards, Jeep has no choice but to alter the off-roader, brand head Mike Manley said last week at the Detroit auto show....
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New 200 wins praise, but doubters persist

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
A roundup of what analysts, journalists and others said about the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200, which debuted last week at the show....
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World Cup will kick off '15 Sonata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Hyundai is planning a marketing blitz surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup to launch its redesigned Sonata mid-sized sedan. The World Cup will serve as the 2015 Sonata's marketing launch platform when the tournament begins in mid-June....
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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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Acura's 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan will do double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Acura unveiled a prototype of its 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace both the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup this summer. Acura's front-wheel-drive sedans have struggled to find their way against rear-wheel-drive cars from Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The TLX is intended to correct that....
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CEO Horn going 'on offense' to bolster VW's U.S. lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
Michael Horn's offensive has begun. And for VW's chief of U.S. operations, it is not just about winning over the U.S. market, where Volkswagen wants to be a major player on a par with Toyota or Honda. Horn, who had been head of Volkswagen AG's global aftersales operations, also is going on offense in Volkswagen's hometown of Wolfsburg, where he is pushing his German bosses to launch products designed specifically for the American market....
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High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year. Although executives said a decision hasn't been made, the car has not been homologated for the United States, Smart boss Annette Winkler said here at the auto show....
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One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities....
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