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Hyundai to give crossovers an update and hybrids a spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Hyundai is already into the first year of a steady period in its new-product cadence that will see at least two significant launches in each of the next three years....
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Korean automakers enter stable phase

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Once specialists in tiny, economy cars, Hyundai and Kia are now fielding a full range of vehicles, from subcompacts to large premium sedans, plus crossovers and some quirky models for good measure....
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Lexus to unleash $375,000 LFA successor

2:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 units, will build a successor to the 552-horsepower car....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Ford touts supplier innovations on Mustang, F-150

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
Ford's purchasing chief is touting some of the innovations created with suppliers on the all-new Mustang sports car and F-150 pickup....
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2014 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature 25 global vehicle debuts from nine automakers, show organizers said today. Automakers are expected to introduce several zero-emission production and concept vehicles, according to a statement from show organizers....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Why GM is re-engineering its 'political punching bag'

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
GM critics might think the company is wasting money -- a lot of which came from taxpayers who often moonlight as critics of GM -- by continuing to invest in the Volt. But the Volt may be GM’s most successful money-losing car ever....
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DUSTIN WALSH

Nvidia continues quest to bring computer power to cars

9:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
A year after opening an office in Michigan, computer processor maker Nvidia continues its quest to bring modern computer power to the automobile....
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Rolls-Royce plans second convertible

11:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Center of North American auto industry moves further southwest, IHS says

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
The geographic center point of the North American auto industry, which was located in central Illinois in 2000, has now crossed south into Arkansas from Missouri and moving southwest about 14 miles a year. The calculation by consultant IHS Automotive is derived from the production data of North American assembly plants....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

GM plans to launch more diesel vehicles in U.S.

10:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
General Motors will launch more cars and light trucks with diesel engines in the United States in the coming years. Steve Kiefer, GM's vice president of global powertrain, today said diesels in cars and light trucks could grow to 10 percent of the market in the United States by 2020....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Imagining the impossible -- a Bimmer pickup?

8:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Would any self-respecting BMW enthusiast be caught dead hauling cargo around town in an open-bed 3-Series?...
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Ford probes fire that destroyed pickup during testing

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Ford is studying a fire that destroyed a pickup truck during recent testing in California. According to a spy photographer, the truck, heavily clad in black vinyl, is an aluminum-bodied 2016 Ford Super Duty pickup....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Jaguar exec touts XE's fuel efficiency

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The upcoming Jaguar XE small sedan is poised to become the most fuel efficient car Jaguar has ever built, based on fuel economy estimates for the European diesel model....
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Novelis expects to double auto aluminum production in 4 years

9:08 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Novelis, the world's largest sheet aluminum producer, expects to double its North American production of automotive aluminum by 2018 or so from 2014 levels....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

VW touts new MQB architecture on Golf hatchback

11:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Volkswagen, hoping to boost sales of the new Golf hatchback in the United States, today touted the vehicle's MQB architecture....
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European luxury makers trim platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
European luxury brands are developing new architectures that will underpin replacements for today's models and allow faster development of new ones....
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Entry lux from Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Land Rover is creating a family of affordable SUVs under the Discovery nameplate aimed at entry luxury buyers. Range Rover nameplates will continue as the second family of vehicles covering the high end....
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End of Volvo product drought is near

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
It's been a rough road for Volvo for the past few years, but that's about to change, with six new vehicles coming in the next three years. And CEO Hakan Samuelsson promises that the Swedish brand will "have a lot of variants."...
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BMW 7 series to launch new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW will launch its next wave of rear-wheel-drive cars on a new platform called 35up. The platform will be used for the 3, 5, 6 and 7-series cars starting with the redesigned 7 series next year. The 5-series sedan and 5-series GT wagon will use the platform about 18 months later....
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Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture....
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For Smart, ForTwo is the 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Smart ForTwo is being redesigned and it comes to the United States in August 2015. Smart decided not to sell the slightly larger four-seat ForFour in the United States. The ForFour goes on sale in Europe late this year, and executives say U.S. sales wouldn't be high enough to warrant the costs of homologation....
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Jaguar rolls out aluminum architecture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Jaguar is moving to a new flexible aluminum architecture for future vehicles. The XE sedan debuting in October at the Paris auto show will be the first to use the architecture. It will be followed by a compact crossover. From there, Jaguar will expand its lineup....
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Mercedes bulks up in quest for crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will introduce 11 new models by 2020 as part of its aggressive plan to be the world's best-selling luxury brand in six years. Not all of those vehicles will come to the United States. Unlikely to be sold here are the smallest subcompact car and cross-overs, as well as some station wagons....
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MIKE COLIAS

Eurofication of Buick lineup continues with … an imported Regal?

1:51 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2014
The Buick Regal already is the most Euro-looking vehicle in Buick's lineup. In a few years, it might literally be European....
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