GM's new wind tunnel aims to improve, quicken design work

10:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
General Motors has cited some impressive vitals on its redesigned 2016 models to show off the success of its weight-cutting strategy: The new Volt and Cruze are about 250 pounds lighter than their predecessors; the Malibu sheds almost 300 pounds and the...

2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year. The new Cadenza, known as the K7 in Korea, has a sharper, more angular look than the 2016 version.

Honda Ridgeline ditches flying buttress profile

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Honda's second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographers snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of...

Land Rover Defender ends 70-year run ferrying farmers and royals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year.


Technology upgrades zoom into small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
High-end technology is quickly making its way into compact cars that were long conceived as cheap, basic transportation.

Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that...

Infiniti's new San Diego design studio pens QX30 crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The QX30 compact cross-over that debuted at the auto show here is one of the early fruits of Infiniti's expanded global design team.

Nissan restyles Sentra

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Nissan unveiled the 2016 Sentra last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

How Toyota channeled Lady Gaga in primping the Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Shunsaku Kodama, chief designer of the next-generation Toyota Prius, embarked on a risky mission: Spice up Toyota's flagship hybrid so it's no longer...

Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015
Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still...


Spider 'ain't a badge exercise'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015
The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century.


Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015
Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away.

Cadillac wants its new vehicles to earn prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2015
Cadillac's decision to price the soon-to-launch CT6 sedan well below competing vehicles says a lot about the cutthroat state of the market for big...


L.A.'s Galpin Motors fills an exhibit hall with its custom rides

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Galpin Motors uses a 26,000-square-foot exhibit space at the Los Angeles Convention Center to display its custom vehicles, showcase the many brands...

Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door's return after several decades.

Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra.

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Mazda's second-generation three-row family crossover is shifting into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior...

Subaru previews Impreza sedan with L.A. concept

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
The Impreza Sedan Concept illustrates Subaru's new design language with crisper lines and sportier styling.

Scion jumps into hot subcompact crossover fray with C-HR

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
The sleek C-HR concept crossover Toyota has shown at global auto shows will come to the U.S. market as a Scion.

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Mitsubishi's updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car will sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created...

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