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At Detroit show, something for everyone

The consumer has spoken, and the auto industry has responded. Americans want SUVs and crossovers, and you'll see them at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lots of them.

 

Moray Callum's retro ride

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.

VW case starts new era of accountability

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on

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Moray Callum's retro ride

Moray Callum, Ford chief designer, is cruising around in a 1976 Bronco SUV as he oversees design of the nameplate's 2020 revival.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A reliable recipe for dealership success

Many people in our industry fail to grasp the relationship between great employees and customer satisfaction, writes Alan Starling, former NADA chairman.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
At Detroit show, something for everyone

The consumer has spoken, and the auto industry has responded. Americans want SUVs and crossovers, and you'll see them at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lots of them.

EDITORIAL
VW case starts new era of accountability

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Families don't want downsized cars

Perhaps the shift to crossovers, SUVs and pickups has less to do with gas prices and more to do with cars becoming unsuitable to the American family's lifestyle, a reader writes.

BLOG: Douglas A. Bolduc
Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by batteries and that can drive themselves.

BLOG: James B. Treece
A warm sendoff by dealers for a classy guy

Eric Peterson, who retired last year as the vice president of corporate diversity at General Motors, received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers on Sunday.

BLOG: Larry P. Vellequette
FCA shifts course, will make Jeep Grand Wagoneer body-on-frame

Fiat Chrysler has dramatically altered its product course and will now bring its new Jeep Grand Wagoneer back to life as a body-on-frame SUV, after nearly two years of claiming that it would be unibody like almost all other luxury nameplates.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dale Kardos
In Trump era, NHTSA must lead on safety

To get a hint at how 2017 will play out, we should take a look at what transpired when George W. Bush took office, regulatory affairs consultant Dale Kardos writes.

COMMENTARY: Dave Guilford
Points for tweeter-in-chief to consider

U.S. automakers are competing against very tough rivals in an intense, complex, global market. And global trade itself is replete with unintended consequences. In the future, there are several points that Team Trump ought to consider.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
The Motor City is the place to be

More than 5,000 journalists are descending on Detroit this week to participate in the North American International Auto Show. Thousands of auto executives are coming to find out what car companies plan to offer the car-buying public.

BLOG: Richard Truett
The ties that still bind Ford, Land Rover -- engines

The diesel engine coming to the F-150 is already available in the U.S. in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The British SUVs give a good indication on what to expect from the diesel F-150 in terms of power and fuel economy.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Is Nissan's Qashqai coming to U.S.?

It's a wonder the compact-ish Nissan Qashqai crossover has managed to stay out of the U.S. this long, having been a best-seller in Nissan's lineup elsewhere in the world since 2006.

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