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Automakers ride truck wave to 14% gain
8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 | UPDATED: 2/3/15 4:50 pm ET - adds details
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 14 percent to 1.15 million in January, driven by low gasoline prices that fueled truck sales and signaled another year of growth for the ind ...

Ready for a close-up
10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25

For the dealer on your shopping list that seems to have everything already ... this 24 ft. by 10 ft. ...

Can it take a selfie, too?
1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25

Sunday morning is an ideal time to film a car commercial on the streets of San Francisco -- low light, and fewer pedestrians and less traffic congestion to ma ...

AutoNation's Maroone to retire; Jackson role expanded
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15 | UPDATED: 1/16/15 11:26 am ET - adds details, corrected
Mike Maroone, a key architect of AutoNation's retail blueprint, will retire as president and COO, with chairman and CEO Mike Jackson taking on the additional role of pres ...

Buick's new digs
4:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10

Carpenter Mike Rezich helps to construct the all-new Buick exhibit Saturday at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ...

Ford revs up
12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10

Ford is targeting the automotive enthusiast crowd at the show this year. The company recently created a global performance team that will develop 12 vehicles ...

Finetuning Volvo
9:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10

The Volvo stand remains a work in progress.


Butterflies fly at Lincoln
7:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10

In addition to promoting the new MKC and redesigned MKX, Lincoln plans to tout its new "Black Label" during the show.


In overdrive
4:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9

Crews are working nearly around the clock to prepare the 2015 Detroit auto show for formal press previews that open Monday and close Tuesday. ...

Green shoots under the blue oval
2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9

A small forest is growing in the middle of the Ford stand. ...

Mercedes-Benz paints the future with blue
12:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9

The Mercedes-Benz display will showcase the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept -- first seen at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and heralding its latest vision ...

Under cover at GMC
7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9

The stars at the GMC stand remain under a sea of blue wrap.


Jeep scales again
9:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8

It's not an auto show without a few cars and SUVs scaling an artificial rock or tethered to a wall. Don't try this outdoors -- even in a trail-rated Jeep.

Sprucing up Chevy
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8

The Chevy stand undergoes another round of cleaning Thursday. Chevy aims to put more energy into its North American International Auto Show presence with an a ...

Making magic happen at Bentley
12:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8

Technicians and crew members wait for Bentley's video wall to do its magical thing as show preparations continued Thursday.


Something Big is coming from Hyundai
12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8

Hyundai wants everyone attending the show to know something Big is coming April 2.


Audi on the move, with assist from Kia hamster
11:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8

A tightly wrapped Audi TT, with an unintentional assist from a Kia hamster, is escorted Thursday as it motors through the construction zone that is the bustli ...

The mayor visits Cobo
9:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan prepares to tour the Detroit auto show.


VW's big shout-out for a certain car
11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7

Pickups and crossovers and SUVs -- Detroit 3 staples -- are hot these days, but Volkswagen has a not-so-subtle message outside Cobo Center that cars still mat ...

Cobo's new face takes shape
11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6

Show visitors this year are greeted by a massive grid of metalwork on Cobo Center's facade. ...

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain
6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 4:18 pm ET
Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consu ...

Edward Herrmann, longtime voice of Dodge and car enthusiast, dies at 71
6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 31 | UPDATED: 1/1/15 1:12 pm ET - adds details
Edward Herrmann, a prolific character actor, classic car collector and the popular voice of Dodge advertising through most of the 1990s, and for Hyundai in 2006, died Wed ...

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