December 12, 2017

Detroit auto show to open mobility showcase to public

The North American International Auto Show plans to expand its mobility and technology showcase, Automobili-D, to the public next year with a focus on talent recruitment. Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, disclosed the plan Wednesday at the state’s Education & Talent Summit in Lansing. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. will […]

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Amid sales push, RAV4 goes in a more rugged direction

CHICAGO — With Toyota’s RAV4 expected to seize the brand’s sales crown from the Camry this year, the compact crossover is getting a more rugged version that may portend the shape of things to come. The RAV4 Adventure features mostly cosmetic changes, such as a roof rack, lower body guards and a small lift in […]

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SUVs, crossovers and green wheels share Big Apple spotlight

NEW YORK  — Automakers unveiled new SUVs and crossovers at the New York auto show, boosted by low U.S. gasoline prices and increasing consumer demand, but are also moving ahead with new electric, plug-in hybrid and other green vehicles in the U.S. Hyundai Motor Co.’s fledgling Genesis luxury brand combined a commitment to a zero-emissions […]

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Chevrolet offers Redline special-edition trim on 9 vehicles

CHICAGO — Chevrolet will offer Redline special-edition trim on nine of its vehicles. Redline, featuring black wheels with red hash marks and blacked-out nameplates, Chevy logos and grilles, is the largest cross-brand special edition ever offered by Chevrolet, the General Motors brand said. It was set to unveil the special-edition vehicles at the Chicago auto […]

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Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on ’18 Mustang

Ford Motor Co.’s dropping an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car’s 2018 model year freshening. The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new hood vents and an optional spoiler. It also gets an optional 12-inch digital cluster, new-generation LED headlights and taillights available […]

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Shanghai shows off industry’s shift to electrics, crossovers

Every year, China wraps up the auto show season with an enormous event that alternates between Shanghai and Beijing. Not all of the production cars and concepts introduced at this year’s Auto Shanghai are relevant to our market, but walking the sprawling show floor lends valuable insight into the trends actively shaping the global auto […]

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Volkswagen shows off its vision for a driverless future

Back in March, the Volkswagen Group dropped rendered concept images of its futuristic Sedric, an autonomous vehicle that would take riders to their destination at the touch of a button – no human driving required. At Auto Shanghai 2017, VW showed off a real version of its autonomous concept vehicle. As previously shown, the automater […]

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The 2018 BMW M4 CS Is Here With 454 Horses but No Manual Transmission

Last year, BMW brought out the thoroughly wild M4 GTS, a 500-hp track weapon that took the M4 to an all-new extreme. The GTS’s only flaw–other than its $150,00 price tag and the fact that BMW only brought 300 of them to the U.S.–was that it ended up being a little too hardcore for most […]

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