International auto show coverage


Toyota preps another small crossover concept

Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform.

FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram 1500, spy photos reveal

Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next- ...

Lexus to unwrap 3-row RX crossover at L.A. Auto Show

Lexus' U.S. dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version of the popular RX ...

Mitsubishi just starting big U.S. rebound

CEO Osamu Masuko wants Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to make a V-shaped recovery from the ...

Theodore buys Cobra concept he had hand in

Not many engineers get to own the concept cars they helped to develop.

Hamlin's white-hot Camry at SEMA

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin's customized Camry at SEMA got plaudits from sister publication Autoweek.

Honda PR chief: Auto shows playing a role in sales arena

Are auto shows still relevant. Definitely yes, says Honda's Sage Marie

Audi picks Detroit for A7's show debut

Audi has picked the Detroit auto show in January for the debut of its latest-generation A7.

Mitsubishi wants show of faith from dealers

In order for Mitsubishi to achieve its ambitious target of 30 percent growth in the U.S. by 2020, it would need a high level of dealer engagement and improved fundamentals at the retail level,

Amped-up in Tokyo

Japanese automakers are embarking on a design renaissance, channeling ancient traditions to fight modern trends.

Outside the box

Japan's auto industry follows its own customs at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's an all-in event that mixes automakers, suppliers, motorcycles and commercial trucks in a single celebration.

Nissan's edgy IMx crossover concept checks off the boxes

Nissan's IMx crossover concept takes a new EV platform into new segments, with sports-carlike performance and a full range of autonomous driving features.

Concept crazed in Tokyo

The 2017 Tokyo motor show witnessed a slew of envelope-pushing concept vehicles, several of which will end up in production -- in one form or another.

Tokyo's big sights

It's not every year that our man David Undercoffler gets to attend the Tokyo Motor Show. That'd be weird since it's a biennial show. Here's what caught his eye.

BMW aims X2 at younger buyers

BMW hopes its new X2 will appeal to active, younger car buyers looking for a uniquely individual car when it launches its latest compact crossover next March.

Subaru Viziv concept hints at new muscular design

Subaru hints at a new more muscular, athletic design direction, complete with fender fins and aerodynamic venting, with its new Viziv Performance Concept, a compact sporty sedan.

Honda previews potential sporty EV

Honda unveiled a two-seat Sports EV Concept that has a low center of gravity and wide stance that the company says embodies the "beautility" of a sporty car.

Lexus concept showcases self-driving chops

Lexus' newest concept car, based on the re-engineered LS sedan, will be used to showcase its self-driving technologies and design direction.

Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future

Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit

Nissan unveils crossover EV concept with more torque than GT-R

Nissan's new IMx crossover concept delivers a vision of the carmaker's 2020 plan for a new electric vehicle platform that can cover new segments with better performance and a full-range of autonomous

Mazda concepts show less-is-more Japanese aesthetic

Mazda said two sleek concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show embody a "less is more" minimalist Japan aesthetic.

Nissan's big vision: Rolling Titan into global markets

Still in launch mode for the Titan pickup in the U.S. market, Nissan is contemplating selling the full-size truck to various global markets.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept doubles down on future EVs, crossovers

Mitsubishi looks to double down on a future centered on both electric vehicles and crossovers with its e Evolution concept.

Toyota steps up its mobility vision with 2-seater, trike

Toyota will add two more models to its Concept-i mobility portfolio, with an accent on learning what mood a driver is in.

Once tech leaders, now Japan plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.

Toyota targets 621-mile driving range with fuel cell concept

Toyota will expand its hydrogen fuel cell reach at the Tokyo Motor Show with a fuel cell city bus it aims to commercialize and a fuel cell passenger vehicle concept.

Range Rover to show pair of plug-ins in L.A.

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover sport are coming to the U.S. market next summer.

An auto show's lingering impact

An auto show's influence on new-vehicle purchase decisions lasts for nearly a year after the show ends, a study found.

Toyota expands mobility, AI reach with 2 concepts

Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger.

Saikawa taps Akio to lie low

In decorum-obsessed Japan, the auto industry is cooperating to keep Nissan's recent factory inspection scandal from dimming the glitz at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Taste of Tokyo: Japanese aim to electrify

Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery-powered cars as well as visions for autonomous driving and connectivity under the banner "Beyond the Motor."

Mazda signals new engine, design language

Mazda will showcase future trends in drivetrain technology and exterior design with two concept cars at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Polestar's 'puzzling' first concept takes shape

Polestar, Volvo's electric vehicle subbrand, is releasing small segments of its first concept car via its Instagram account.

Toyota looks to past and future for Tokyo

Toyota will update two of its most staid and storied nameplates at the Tokyo Motor Show while exploring new hybrid ideas with a sporty car and crossover concept.

Toyota readies sporty, boxy hybrid concepts for Tokyo

Toyota is taking its hybrid know-how into new territory at the Tokyo Motor Show with electrified concepts for a sleek sporty coupe and big boxy crossover.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution greener and smarter, thanks to AI

Mitsubishi's upcoming e-Evolution Concept not only sports a three-motor, four-wheel drive powertrain, it gets a dose of artificial intelligence to make driving safer and easier.

Toyota Century enters 21st century with hybrid upgrade

Toyota is upgrading the Century, its flagship limousine in Japan, with the brand's trademark hybrid drivetrain but keeping the overall styling rooted in old school opulence.

Toyota plans modern take on ancient nameplate

Toyota will unwrap the future styling for one of its oldest nameplates at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a tech-savvy take on the storied, but stodgy Crown.

Nissan to show electric concept, sporty Leaf in Tokyo

Nissan will tout its electric ambitions at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a new concept car alongside a sporty version of its just-unveiled next-generation Leaf EV.

Subaru concept may hint at next Legacy, WRX

At the Tokyo auto show next month, Subaru will show a concept sedan that may preview the next Legacy.

Honda will debut sporty EV

Honda, which is moving into EVs as automakers race to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards, will introduce an all-electric sporty concept car at the Tokyo auto show.

As Texas State Fair opens, outlook for state's auto market is upbeat

Things are looking brighter for Texas' auto market as parts of the state hardest hit by low oil prices and natural disasters start the long road to recovery.

BMW to market high-end models with new logos

As BMW rolls out new models, the company will reposition the top of its lineup with a new logo and marketing efforts.

Subaru to show performance sedan concept in Tokyo

Subaru goes emotional and dynamic with a new semiautonomous performance concept sedan to be unveiled at next month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Mitsubishi readies low-slung electric crossover concept

Mitsubishi called the e-Evolution Concept a "beacon" of renewed ambition for the automaker, which is now controlled by Nissan.

Frankfurt photo booth

A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.

Honda EV hops back in time

Honda made waves last week at the Frankfurt auto show by unveiling an electric car that at first glance appears to be a 1970s Volkswagen Rabbit.

Bugatti considers four-door model for around 2024

The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.

Frankfurt's best and wurst

Spread out over an area roughly the size of Delaware but with better currywurst, the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show is the perfect place to take in the sights and flavors of the German auto industry

'Autonomous anonymous'? Not so fast

Personal avatars, windshield TVs and portable steering wheels. Automakers reached deep into their imaginations to combat fears of “autonomous anonymous.”

VW Group to launch Level 5 fleets by 2021

CEO Matthias Mueller said the Sedric self-driving concept shown in Geneva and Frankfurt was only the beginning.

Mentally preparing for 'armada of EVs'

While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and

Smart boss bullish on future

Smart is discontinuing its gasoline-powered models and losing two-thirds of its U.S. dealers, but the brand's CEO believes sales won't fall very much.

Battling to reinvent the cockpit

Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.