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A teaser photo of the concept's interior shows little detail but the new Discovery likely will use Land Rover's new lightweight aluminum architecture and feature a more appealing exterior. (LAND ROVER)DIANA T. KURYLKO:
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VW says the new SportWagen's body shell is lighter than the current Jetta SportWagen and offers an enhanced crash structure. (VW)GABE NELSON:
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The Alfa Romeo 4C already is well-known in Europe, but its appearance at the New York auto show will mark the first time since 1992 that Alfa has shown a vehicle at a major U.S. show.LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:
Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, April 16
Mazda is heralding 25 years of the Miata at the New York auto show this week. (DAVID PHILLIPS)RYAN BEENE:
Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, April 16
The smaller and more fuel-efficient Mustang II rolled into Ford showrooms just weeks before several Middle Eastern countries declared an oil embargo.RICHARD TRUETT:
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Jeep: Poised to take a big but complicated step and build SUVs in China. (BLOOMBERG)DAVE GUILFORD:
Blogs from the New York auto show
Posted 9:48 am U.S. ET, April 17
Despite a judge voiding Nissan's lucrative 10-year, billion-dollar Taxi of Tomorrow contract with the city in October, the company has gone ahead with sales here. (LINDSAY CHAPPELL)LINDSAY CHAPPELL:
Posted 9:22 am U.S. ET, April 18
Twice this week, Barra was cornered by journalists shouting questions and jamming microphones, TV cameras and digital recorders in her face.LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:
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The latest GMC Sierra features a giant console for hanging files and laptop storage. Adding a fast, reliable Internet connection would only enhance the truck as a mobile office.MIKE COLIAS:
Journalists chasing a meaty story can act like a pack of wild dogs sometimes.
They tear into the living flesh of their subject and rip it away, scurrying off to some more private place to process their information meal in peace.
For the most part, this process is figurative. No one’s flesh is ripped away.
But this week in New York -- and earlier this year at the Detroit auto show after la ... Continue reading "CEO media scrums are as ineffective as they are dangerous" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- At an exhibit on the auto show floor here, I sat inside a Cadillac XTS sedan equipped with General Motors' new 4G LTE wireless connection.
But I couldn't help but think: GM should have put the 4G demo unit in a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup. Because it’s in those trucks that the technology could very well give GM the biggest advantage over the competition.
The 4G LTE ser ... Continue reading "Why GM should put wireless connections in its trucks" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- First a New York judge blocked a deal to make the Nissan NV200 the city’s official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write one of the van’s drivers a ticket.
A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show.
But the pretend taxis may look a little t ... Continue reading "Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- From the moment that Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne pulled off the audacious deal to gain control of a deeply damaged Chrysler Group in 2009, the new ownership has confounded expectations.
The company’s very survival has surprised many observers, of course. So has its continuing streak of sales increases, now at 48 months of year-over-year gains. And the Ram brand, headed by Rei ... Continue reading "At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers" »Post Comment
| Lindsay Chappell is the Mid-South bureau chief for Automotive News.|
NEW YORK -- There’s a new buzzword trending through the car business right now: velocity.
It has been popping up in conversations and presentations for a while, and is on the lips of visitors here at the New York auto show. And it might be a good thing.
In its new use, velocity simply means the speed with which auto dealers can process a customer from tire-kicker into a satisfied new owner ... Continue reading "Brace yourself for 'velocity'" »Post Comment
One member of the Mustang family won’t have a very high-profile role at this week’s 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II.
But if you reconsider the case of the Mustang II, you may find it is time to give the car the respect it is due.
Had the Mustang II not been a massive sales success -- more than a million were sold in five model years -- the Mustang story may have ... Continue reading "Why the Mustang II should get its due" »Post Comment
Editor's note: An earlier version of this blog had the wrong given name for former Mazda executive George McCabe.
On paper, the MX-5 Miata probably shouldn’t be that important to Mazda.
Last year, the roadster accounted for just 2 percent of Mazda’s U.S. sales, with fewer than 6,000 units sold. Toyota sells more Camrys in a week. The market for sporty, two-seat cars is a shadow of w ... Continue reading "Mazda throws a big birthday party for Miata " »Post Comment
If you show up decades late for your own surprise party, are guests still expected to cheer your arrival?
Maybe not for most. But it might be a different story if your name is Alfa Romeo.
This week, the Alfa Romeo 4C will appear at the New York auto show, marking the sporty two-seater’s North American debut.
There won’t be a formal news conference -- the 4C is already well-known in ... Continue reading "Waiting for Alfa. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting." »Post Comment
| Dave Guilford is news editor for Automotive News.|
NEW YORK -- It’s been common for years to hear that emerging markets will power global growth in auto sales.
Global automakers have jostled to position themselves for that growth, particularly in the much-touted BRIC markets -- Brazil, Russia, India and China.
But that growth formula has been looking a little less solid lately. Tension with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, with the pr ... Continue reading "Autos' enthusiasm for emerging markets hits brakes" »Post Comment
WASHINGTON -- A certain type of person went gaga when Volkswagen AG released details on the Golf SportWagen that it will show at the New York auto show this week.
A station wagon? Oh, yes. With a diesel engine? Bingo. And a manual transmission? You bet your hatch. For those enthusiasts who take pride in going against the grain of the U.S. car market, it doesn’t get much better than that.
W ... Continue reading "VW SportWagen concept hints at awd in North America" »Post Comment
Land Rover is taking its largest vehicle, the Discovery, and making a family of it.
In March at the Geneva auto show, Land Rover said an expanded Discovery range would debut in 2015.
Part two of the Discovery story is coming this month to the New York auto show.
Land Rover said on Wednesday it will reveal the Discovery Vision Concept SUV in New York. The use of only the Discovery name on the co ... Continue reading "Land Rover provides more clues to expanded Discovery family" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- Land Rover is taking its largest vehicle, the LR4 in the United States and the Discovery elsewhere, and making a family of it.
The luxury SUV specialist said at the Geneva auto show in March that an expanded Discovery range would debut in 2015.
The second part of the story is unfolding in New York this week with the introduction of the Discovery Vision Concept SUV. The use of only th ...