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14 automakers list more models in Takata recall
Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver
Video: We Bought a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Robotic car test center aims to create toughest trials
Motor City madness: Cars of the 2018 Detroit auto show
Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
14 automakers list more models in Takata recall
2018-01-19 14:01:03 DETROIT -- U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include many made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen. Toyota , Ford and Honda released some of their models last week   Read More ...
Legal Eagles: The team behind the Auto Show
2018-01-19 13:10:43 Downtown Detroit was abuzz earlier this week as thousands of journalists and industry insiders checked out the car industry’s latest offerings at the North American International Auto Show – the perfect antidote to the doldrums of winter. It can be hard to fathom just how much behind-the-scenes effort the Detroit Auto Dealers Association puts into presenting the show, which is the largest annual event by far to grace Cobo Center   Read More ...
Peugeot CEO outlines ambitious plan to re-enter U.S., go electric
2018-01-19 13:02:50 Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroen, poses with the Car of the Year Peugeot 3008 during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 7, 2017. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo) Peugeot CEO outlines ambitious plan to re-enter U.S., go electric By Joseph White. Reuters DETROIT — Peugeot SA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Wednesday the French automaker is using the know-how of former Opel engineers acquired from General Motors Co to develop vehicles to re-enter the U   Read More ...
2019 Toyota Avalon Overview - Dauer: 4 Minuten, 34 Sekunden
2018-01-19 12:38:22 Attainable Premium, Actualized: All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Beams Effortless Sophistication, Style, Designed, Developed, and Assembled in North America New V6 Powertrain Offering More Power and better fuel efficiency New TNGA K Sedan Platform with Multi-Link Rear Suspension Standard Entune 3.0, Qi Wireless Charging, and Apple CarPlay Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) Underpinned by a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, and powered by a fuel-efficient 3.5-litre V6 powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Avalon embodies consumers’ overarching desire for high-caliber, design-centric, technologically-savvy modes of attainable, premium transportation. To its menu, Avalon mixes a bevy of Toyota-firsts such as standard Apple CarPlay and Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, available authentic Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents, and Engine Sound Enhancement   Read More ...
Nissan Xmotion (2018) Next-Gen Nissan SUV - Dauer: 4 Minuten, 10 Sekunden
2018-01-19 12:38:08 The six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology. If you love cars you should subscribe now to YouCar the world famous automotive channel:   Read More ...
2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Ready to fight Honda Civic sedan - Dauer: 10 Minuten
2018-01-19 12:38:02 The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is more reminiscent of a sporty gran turismo than a traditional sedan. With a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.27, it is also around ten percent more aerodynamic than the previous model. In turn, this has positive effects on the fuel economy of the efficient turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine: a 1.4 TSI producing 150 horsepower (110 kW). As an alternative to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, it can now be ordered with a newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission. First, the new Jetta will launch in Mexico in the first quarter of this year, and then the market launch in the USA will follow in the second quarter   Read More ...
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 4Matic
2018-01-19 12:37:46 Mercedes-AMG calls a compact SUV, but it’s really more of a compact luxury hatchback. Its corporate fraternal twin is the CLA compact luxury sedan. The GLA is about four inches taller than a Ford Mustang, and its 4.9 inches of ground clearance is less than you’d find in many compact cars such as the Mazda 3. That doesn’t translate into the adventurous outdoor-lifestyle attributes and expected utility crossovers like the BMW X1 with which the GLA-class competes (and which rides more than seven inches over the pavement)   Read More ...
This Self-Driving, Er, Self-Parking Startup Stood Out at CES
2018-01-19 12:37:42 Among the throng of self-driving startups making pronouncements at CES, high ambitions were in plentiful supply, but specific business plans were harder to find. Among those revealing previously secret intentions in Las Vegas, one company worth keeping an eye on is Steer, the first company to obtain an autonomous-vehicle testing permit in Maryland. While others focus on getting passengers from point A to point B, Steer is more concerned about what to do with cars after travelers arrive at their destinations   Read More ...
2018 Hyundai Accent Manual
2018-01-19 12:37:33 How much car do you really need? If the answer is not much and you’re looking to spend less than $16,000, let us introduce you to the Hyundai Accent. In base-grade SE trim, Hyundai’s smallest, least expensive car fits that bill and comes with a six-speed manual transmission, offering everything you need in a car and nearly nothing you don’t. (Unless you need a hatchback, though, because Hyundai has dropped that body style from the lineup   Read More ...
Detroit auto show: 10 vehicles you must see
2018-01-19 12:20:29 Buy Photo. It’s your turn. After a week when industry bigwigs, engineers and politicians had the run of Cobo Center on Detroit’s riverfront, the auto show is all yours, starting Friday night with the $400-a-ticket Charity Preview and then at regular prices through Sunday, Jan. 28. Whether you’re a driving enthusiast, an avid off-roader or a commuter yearning for comfort and quiet, each of these must-see vehicles is special enough to deserve a spot on your checklist   Read More ...
Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market
2018-01-19 11:07:53 DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major face-lift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, gets styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements and engineering changes that save 200 pounds and improve gas mileage over the current model   Read More ...
Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver
2018-01-19 08:33:06 DETROIT — Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service’s autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday. Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn’t give a specific start date but he said the San Francisco company won’t deploy the driverless cars without human backups unless they are proved safe   Read More ...
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Video Review
2018-01-19 08:11:15 CARS.COM — There are really only a handful of vehicles on the planet that you could truly describe as "iconic": the Chevrolet Corvette, or the Porsche 911 — maybe the Ford Mustang or the Jeep Wrangler. Well, and this thing. Related: More 2018 Detroit Auto Show Coverage. This is the Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, or "cross-country vehicle" in German, also called the G-Class   Read More ...
Video: We Bought a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018-01-19 08:10:11 As we've done for five years running with our Best Of vehicles, we went out to buy one and own it for an entire year to see what it's like over the long haul. The Atlas comes in a lot of different trim levels, but we wanted key safety technologies like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and lane-keeping steering assist — all of which Volkswagen essentially relegates to the top half of trim levels   Read More ...
Chattanooga-made VW Atlas flexes its muscle
2018-01-19 08:09:06 Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Atlas was named Wednesday as the best vehicle in 2018 by an industry group that called the SUV designed for Americans "a pretty easy choice." The Cars.com ranking comes as officials for the German automaker say they're going on offense in America, trying to put the diesel emission scandal behind it, boosting sales with new product and aiming to break even as a business in the U   Read More ...
GAC setback: Chinese automaker's U.S. plans hit Washington opposition
2018-01-19 08:08:42 WASHINGTON — Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States ran afoul of Washington trade politics on Wednesday, as the top U.S. Senate Democrat and U.S. President Donald Trump separately criticized Chinese trade practices. GAC Automobiles, formally known as Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd, said Monday at the Detroit Auto Show it plans to start selling vehicles in the United States in late 2019, potentially through a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV   Read More ...
How Lexus, Infiniti plan to win back luxury buyers from Germans, Tesla
2018-01-19 08:08:22 DETROIT — Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti have used the Detroit Auto Show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Tesla. The Japanese are fighting to gain ground in the U.S. luxury market as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have expanded sales and Tesla has provided a fresh alternative to established brands. Last year, Lexus suffered a 7   Read More ...
Christian von Koenigsegg on tires, record speed and watchmakers
2018-01-19 08:08:13 Christian von Koenigsegg isn't short on confidence. In his early 20s, he founded a car company that has churned out some of the fastest and most powerful production automobiles ever created. He's developing a camless engine that uses air pressure and electronic signals to actuate valves. The Koenigsegg Regera is a 1,797-horsepower hybrid supercar that ditched a traditional transmission in favor of a direct-drive system   Read More ...
Land Rover two-door Range Rover looks to be in the works
2018-01-19 08:08:07 Back in December, Australian automotive publication Motoring reported Land Rover's lead designer, Gerry McGovern, said that a two-door, full-size Range Rover from Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) was on the horizon. Now it seems development is fully underway based on the prototype in the spy shots above. Although the Range Rover in the images above does have two door handles on either side, it becomes very clear when looking between the wheels that this vehicle is notably shorter than a normal Range Rover   Read More ...
First Ford Mustang Bullitt will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson for charity
2018-01-19 08:08:03 If you didn't hear about the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt reveal at the Detroit Show, stop reading and open this in a new tab. Back? We can't believe it either: the original Bullitt movie car next to a new modern Bullitt? Factor in that it's not just an aesthetic upgrade, either – the new Bullitt makes 475 horsepower and features some other exclusive upgrades and GT350 parts   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz EQ C electric SUV caught in the cold
2018-01-19 08:08:00 Back in 2016, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its Generation EQ concept, an electric crossover that would spawn a new line of EVs under a new sub-brand. Mercedes said then that it planned to bring a production version to market in 2020, launching a total of 10 new EVs by 2022. Now we're getting a sneak peek at that electric ute, the EQ C, caught by our spy photographers in cold-weather testing   Read More ...
SUVs of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show
2018-01-19 08:07:55 Lamborghini pulled the sheets off the super-SUV on Monday night at a private event at the Museum of Contemporary Art here in Detroit to give both North American media and customers of the brand their first look at the vehicle in the metal. Lamborghini expects the first deliveries to start in September. With a starting price of $200,000, the Urus will have only a handful of competitors, namely the Bentley Bentayga and perhaps a very well-optioned Porsche Cayenne Turbo or Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography — though it now looks certain a Ferrari SUV is coming   Read More ...
Chrysler Pacifica-based crossover SUV coming soon
2018-01-19 08:07:50 Chrysler is finally going to get another vehicle to support its minuscule lineup. According to Motor Trend, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that the company has a three-row crossover based on Chrysler's Pacifica minivan ready to go in as little as 18 months. Moving past the irony that Chrysler repurposed the old Pacifica crossover's name for a minivan, only for that very van to yield a new crossover, this is a vital vehicle for Chrysler that offers some interesting possibilities   Read More ...
Concept cars of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show
2018-01-19 08:07:47 The 2018 Detroit Auto Show plays host to a trio of cool new concept cars, one forward-thinking sedan, one futuristic crossover, and one urban off-roader. (4 photos)   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz to drop V6 engines in favor of new inline-sixes
2018-01-19 08:07:37 As much as some of us would like to think otherwise, building cars is a business. In order to cut down on variations and streamline production processes, Mercedes-Benz told a roundtable of journalists this week that the company would be dropping V6 engines in favor of inline-sixes. This should be good news for anyone steeped in Mercedes history, since it's a nice throwback to some of the greatest Mercedes cars of old   Read More ...
Next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class looks like its big brother
2018-01-19 08:07:33 The smallest Mercedes in the company's American line-up, the CLA-Class, has been with us since its introduction in 2013 as a 2014 model. It's seen a mild update along the way, but it's due for a fresh generation, which these spy shots show is coming soon. The redesign appears to pull heavily from its big CLS brother. There are a number of areas that are inspired by the bigger Mercedes   Read More ...
BMW to switch Apple CarPlay to subscription service
2018-01-19 08:07:29 Apple CarPlay is being offered in more and more vehicles, often as standard equipment. BMW, though, charges for it. BMW currently offers CarPlay as a $300 option on cars equipped with navigation. This will change, though, as The Verge reports the German automaker will switch to a yearly subscription service. CarPlay will be free for the first year, then cost $80 a year to continue the service   Read More ...
2019 Chevrolet Silverado
2018-01-19 07:13:41 Press release Most functional bed of any full-size truck, including class-leading cargo volume. Up to 450 pounds lighter from mixed materials use for improved performance. Six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel. Eight models, each with distinct personalities for different truck customers. DETROIT — Chevrolet introduced the next-generation Silverado today, exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918   Read More ...
Feeling Special: Lambo Unveils Urus at Museum of Art, Ditches Detroit Auto Show
2018-01-19 07:13:35 The brand-new Lamborghini Urus, the super SUV that drove almost everyone crazy, made its North American debut in Detroit earlier this week. For a couple of hours or so, because the vehicle was displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art instead of the Detroit Auto Show. Specifically, Lambo made a separate event, invited a few people to see company CEO Stefano Domenicali give a speech, and then took the Urus away, leaving just an orange Huracan on the show floor   Read More ...
GAC Enverge Wows Detroit with Virtual Reality Windows and Removable Foglamps
2018-01-19 07:13:31 Chinese carmaker GAC has set its sight on selling car in the United States in 2019 and it has been testing waters by bringing all sorts of vehicle at North American auto shows. GAC also joined this year’s Detroit showcase with a bunch of cars that are already available in China. Among them, the GS8, a midsize SUV that will become the first Chinese vehicle sold in the U   Read More ...
Pirelli Has Six Different Tire Options for the Lamborghini Urus
2018-01-19 07:13:27 The Lamborghini Urus is not your standard SUV so it’s not beholden to standard industry practices. That’s the case when it comes to choosing tires for the Lambo SUV. Whereas most tire makers prepare up to around two to three tire options for the standard SUVs, Pirelli doubled that number to six different tire options for the Urus to account for the SUV’s performance capabilities   Read More ...
Hyundai Veloster N Isn’t Interested in Nurburgring Titles
2018-01-19 07:13:25 The Hyundai Veloster N was a surprise attendee at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. A lot of people weren’t expecting to see it but were thankful anyway when they did. As the second model to get the N performance treatment, the Veloster N is a lot of things. It’s fast, engaging, and a lot of fun to drive. One thing it isn’t, though, is record-breaking   Read More ...
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
2018-01-19 07:13:21 Arguably one of the most iconic Mustang of all time, the Bullitt returns into showrooms five decades after the original car helped make the best chase seen in movie history. It was 1968 when Steve McQueen drove a Mustang GT390 Fastback like there was no tomorrow on the streets of San Francisco in the "Bullitt" movie, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October 2018   Read More ...
Lexus is Warming Up to the Idea of an LF-A Successor
2018-01-19 07:13:18 Up until this point, the belief was that Lexus was not doing a follow-up to the LFA supercar Well, this is a major development. Up until this point, the belief was that Lexus was not doing a follow-up to the LFA supercar. Back in 2016, Lexus Europe boss, Alain Uyttenhoven, hinted that a successor to the LFA wasn’t in the company’s immediate plans   Read More ...
2018 Detroit Auto Show – Best In Show
2018-01-19 07:13:15 With the arrival of the new year comes all kinds of fresh opportunities. While some folks decide to learn a new language, or maybe start hitting the gym a little more, or possibly get the hell off Facebook, the turning of the calendar is a great time for new beginnings. The same is true for the auto industry, with a variety of new entries for the 2019 model year making their way onto our radar   Read More ...
Don’t Expect To See a McLaren SUV Anytime Soon
2018-01-19 07:13:12 In a world where the Lamborghini Urus and the Aston Martin DBX exist, the thought of a supercar brand venturing into the realm of SUVs isn’t that far-fetched anymore. It’s not just Lambo and Aston, either. Bentley also has the Bentayga, Rolls-Royce has the Cullinan, and Ferrari has, well, something up its sleeve. McLaren, however, is resisting the urge to jump into that market   Read More ...
Reduce legal blood-alcohol limit to cut drunk driving deaths: report
2018-01-19 07:06:38 (HealthDay News) -- Lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report. All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported. The report also calls for significantly higher alcohol taxes and tighter restrictions on alcohol sales   Read More ...
Inside the deal that brought Toyota-Mazda to Alabama
2018-01-19 06:38:30 Davis and his counterpart at the state level, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, are the two field coaches whose teams handled the rapid fire of questions and answers about Huntsville's site that started late August and ran through the holidays. The partnership is to research and develop cars of the future, likely electric. "It's independent auto assembly lines plus a joint venture," Davis said, "That's like three entities on one campus   Read More ...
10 must-see vehicles at Cobo
2018-01-19 06:37:28 Last Slide Next Slide This annual column is usually headlined “10 best new cars in show.” But my 10 must-see vehicles at the Detroit auto show. this year aren’t necessarily the best. They are, however, the most significant. Some of our favorite performance brands — Porsche, Jaguar, Mazda — skipped Detroit-paloooza this year. But there is plenty of metal from around the world — including the first Chinese brand to enter the U   Read More ...
Henry Payne, Nora Naughton, Ian Thibodeau talk Detroit auto show 2018
2018-01-19 06:34:05 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Henry Payne, Nora Naughton, Ian Thibodeau talk Detroit auto show 2018 Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne talks truck wars, Chinese vehicles, and electric and autonomous vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show with Detroit News autos team writers Ian Thibodeau and Nora Naughton. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...