VW bill for U.S. diesel buybacks: $2.9 billion and counting

Volkswagen has paid $2.9 billion to repurchase nearly 138,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through Feb. 18 under a sweeping settlement over emissions violations. A report by an independent claims supervisor said VW is buying back and terminating leases on about 15,000 vehicles a week.

Grupo Antolin to open $61.2 million plant in Michigan, create 430 jobs

Spanish auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to open a $61.2 million manufacturing plant in suburban Detroit, creating 430 jobs.

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Nissan Kicks emerges from the shadows

Nissan's elusive Kicks -- a new baby crossover -- is getting closer to U.S. showrooms. Nissan has not officially disclosed plans for the Kicks, a Versa-sized subcompact, but it has been spotted road-testing near the automaker's U.S. r&d center in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Geely to unveil first Lynk model at Shanghai auto show

Geely will showcase its first model for Lynk & CO -- the 01 compact crossover -- at the Shanghai auto show in April. It will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of 2017, followed by Europe and the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019. Originally, Lynk was to debut in Europe and the U.S. in 2018.

Mercedes may join U.S. midsize-pickup party

The U.S. midsize pickup segment is undergoing a sales resurgence and an accompanying product blitz. It may get even more crowded as German executives last week hinted that the Mercedes-Benz X class might come to the U.S.

Jeep Compass priced from $22,090

The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will start at more than $22,000. The compact crossover is expected to be the second most-fuel efficient Jeep after the Renegade.

Buick Enclave grows more muscular for 2018

The redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave will be sleeker and more muscular than the current version, spy photos shot in the Detroit area indicate. The exterior of the large crossover is less rigid and bulbous than the first generation and features Buick’s new signature styling that debuted on the popular Avenir concept sedan at the 2015 Detroit auto show.

Cadillac crossover breaks cover

The Cadillac XT3, a compact crossover scheduled to go on sale next year, was spotted for the first time last week during winter testing.

Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers

The Giulia Sport Wagon may have disappeared from Alfa Romeo's product plans, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa, which is launching its first crossover, will soon have two more crossovers.

Redesigned Hyundai Accent grows slightly, takes on siblings' look

The 2018 redesign of the Hyundai Accent brings the subcompact sedan's styling into line with the brand's other offerings. The Accent, which made its world debut today at the Canadian International Auto Show, features a grille, headlights and wraparound taillights similar to other recently redesigned models in the Hyundai lineup such as the Elantra GT, unveiled earlier this month in Chicago.

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