Blogs from the New York auto show

Apple is a no-show at the New York show

Posted 10:19 am U.S. ET, April 2
blogs Neal E. Boudette covers Toyota and Honda for Automotive News.
 
NEW YORK -- Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are finally here! Well, almost here. Kia unveiled its 2016 Optima sedan in New York and announced the car would offer both CarPlay and Android Auto, the heavily hyped and eagerly anticipated software systems designed to get your car and smartphone to operate seamlessly as one device. But the reality is a little fuzzier than that. ...
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After two N.Y. unveilings, what's next for Scion?

Posted 9:50 am U.S. ET, April 1
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NEAL E. BOUDETTE:  Scion unveiled two new cars Tuesday night and almost immediately shifted the focus to what’s coming next. “And a third model is coming within the next two years,” Scion brand group vice president Doug Murtha said The smart money is betting on a small crossover, which would give Scion an entry in a very hot segment. And at the Paris show back in September, Toyota showed a concep ...
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Cadillac's challenge is to be incomparable. Escalade is.

Posted 12:34 pm U.S. ET, April 1
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KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN:  NEW YORK -- Having witnessed the dramatic unveiling of the new CT6 luxury sedan Tuesday night at a swanky soiree on the Brooklyn waterfront, I think it’s safe to say that Cadillac has something very special in its stable. But it’s not the CT6. For sure, the new range-topper from Cadillac looks like a capable vehicle. Brand chief Johan de Nysschen described it as being as large as a s ...
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Malibu? Not the biggest splash at Chevy this week

Posted 2:34 pm U.S. ET, April 1
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GM President Dan Ammann said today that focus groups loved Chevy's new spots. Before seeing the commercials, they used words like “tough” and “traditional” to describe Chevrolet, Ammann said. Afterward, they were more likely to use “changing,” “innovative” or “leading.”
MIKE COLIAS:  NEW YORK -- Quick: What’s Chevrolet’s most important unveiling this week? You’d be forgiven if you answered the redesigned 2016 Malibu that debuted here today, the car that General Motors execs believe finally will put the midsize sedan on the shopping lists of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion buyers. But you’d be wrong. The major Chevy brand ad ...
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Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York

Posted 12:10 pm U.S. ET, April 1
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Alan Batey, head of North American operations for GM, unveils the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The longer, lighter Malibu has been restyled to offer more interior space and improved fuel efficiency, more connectivity and more advanced safety features.
LINDSAY CHAPPELL:  NEW YORK -- One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans. But watch the runway at this year’s New York auto show. There is a hot new sedan from Cadillac -- the CT6. A stylish new Kia Optima. An eighth-generation Nissan Maxima with an unprecedented collection of bells and whistles. A retooled Chevrolet Malibu. And ju ...
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Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now

Posted 10:45 am U.S. ET, March 31
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Mini will go missing from this year's New York auto show. (BLOOMBERG)
DIANA T. KURYLKO:  Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don’t look for the British marque this year. Mini USA, saying its money is better spent on experiential marketing, is skipping the 2015 New York auto show. One possible reason: The brand has no products to unveil in the nation’s biggest media market. “Mini is diff ...
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How Ford is stealing the show again -- this time with Continental

Posted 10:30 am U.S. ET, March 31
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NICK BUNKLEY:  NEW YORK -- Ford Motor Co. seems to have its formula for creating auto show buzz down pat these days. Let a major competitor talk about an upcoming important new vehicle for months, even years, then swoop in with a surprise just as that competitor is finally unveiling that vehicle. Ford stole Acura’s thunder at the Detroit auto show in January, rolling out its own supercar, the GT, hours a ...
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Can these cars fuel brand comebacks?

Posted 10:15 am U.S. ET, March 31
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A spy photo of the iA, Scion's first sedan.
DAVE GUILFORD:  Every vehicle that rolls out this week at the New York auto show represents a high-stakes bet. Hundreds of millions of dollars, years of work. But some vehicles have even more riding on them. These are linchpin vehicles from several of the industry’s comebacks in progress, offerings from automakers who need to make a statement. They may be striving to revive a sagging brand, or to atone fo ...
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