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Mini's John Cooper Works Concept unveiled Monday at the 2014 Detroit auto show.
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After four straight years of U.S. auto sales gains of at least 1.1 million annually, most forecasts call for growth in the mid-single digits in 2014. (BLOOMBERG)
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GM's Mark Reuss acknowledged having some "concern" about Ford's new truck and the competitive advantage that shedding up to 700 pounds could reap on fuel economy. (BLOOMBERG)
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Look closely: A Corvette caravan snakes its way to downtown Detroit today.
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The 2014 Targa features a curved glass rear window that, at the touch of a button, lifts out of the way to allow the cloth roof to fold up and stow behind the rear seats.
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Chip Wells, a Nissan worker in Canton, Miss., says the UAW would give employees a much-needed voice in the plant's operations and working conditions.
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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., on the floor of the auto show earlier today. (Gabe Nelson)
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The Porsche 911 Targa unveiled Monday in Detroit.
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After sticking with Hyundai's circular "H" badge for the original U.S. market Genesis, the redesigned model will come wearing the winged badge that graces every Genesis sold in South Korea. (BLOOMBERG)
Blogs from the Detroit auto show
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The blue Launch Edition of the WRX STI will be available starting in April for only three months or until the 1,000 units are sold. (BLOOMBERG)
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The BMW i3 has been on sale in Germany for only six weeks, and BMW already has more than 10,000 orders. (SHIRAZ AHMED)
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Infiniti aims to kick things up a notch with the Q50 Eau Rouge concept. (BLOOMBERG)
DETROIT -- BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says.Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take "a few years" to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said.Deliveries of the i3 will begin in late April and the United States will be the biggest market for the carbon-fiber car.Pricin ...
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DETROIT -- With key new products some two years away, Infiniti is showing audiences a concept car that heralds the brand's new racing direction.The Q50 Eau Rouge, unveiled at the Detroit auto show, remakes the recently introduced Q50 sedan into a Formula One racing-inspired sports sedan, with sculpted body-side rocker wings, carbon-fiber body components, ceramic exhausts and a restyled aerodynamic ...
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DETROIT -- Subaru's latest sporty sedan, the 305-hp WRX STI, made its debut twice at the North American International Auto Show today.The Japanese automaker showed two versions of the high-performance car, a special limited production blue model with gold wheels and blue accents on the seats and the regular production model.The blue Launch Edition model, will be available starting in April for onl ...
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The three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz. BMW's blue-and-white roundel. Audi's four rings. Hyundai's wings.OK, it's probably a little premature to put Hyundai in that group of luxury carmakers. (A little?) But Hyundai looks like it's starting to get more serious about its luxury aspirations. For evidence, look no further than the 2015 Genesis' badging.After sticking with Hyundai's circular "H" badg ...
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DETROIT -- Porsche won't build an entry-level roadster or a small crossover, but is ready to make the call on other new models, said Bernhard Maier, board member for global sales and marketing.One model under consideration is a sports car to fill the rarefied gap between the most-exclusive 911 and the limited-edition 918 Spyder."We have a lot of ideas and a lot of opportunities," Maier told Automo ...
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DETROIT -- Car companies are fiercely competing for better fuel economy. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is convinced they're trying about as hard as they can.Speaking to reporters today at the Detroit auto show, McCarthy said that if the fuel economy standards must be scaled back during a "midterm review" in 2017, it will be due to no lack of effort within the industry."If we don't quite get ther ...
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A group of workers and union activists trying to organize Nissan North America's plant in Mississippi returned to the auto show for a second year, but without making much of a public spectacle.At a press conference across the street from the show, members of the group, known as the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan, went through a list of grievances against the automaker, including intim ...
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With the 2014 model unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, Porsche aficionados are applauding the return of what some describe as the "real" 911 Targa.The difference with this model versus the sports car brand's recent iterations of the semi-convertible variant? It's all about the Targa roof bar, which debuted on the original 911 Targa show car in 1965. Porsche ditched the bar in the 1990s in fa ...
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As if it's not hard enough to make sure an auto show press conference goes off without a hitch, General Motors decided to add freeway traffic to the equation as it unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 today.Shortly before it was scheduled to pull the wraps off the Z06, GM loaded a camouflaged Z06 on a trailer behind a Chevrolet Silverado at its suburban Detroit tech center. The truck then led a par ...
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| Nick Bunkley is an enterprise reporter for Automotive News.|
Most auto show reveals make it seem as though the car or truck being shown will just magically appear at dealerships when it goes on sale. But Chrysler Group, in unveiling its redesigned 200 sedan today, took time to highlight the suburban Detroit assembly plant that will build the car.Chrysler brand chief Al Gardner said the company is investing more than $1 billion in its Sterling Heights Assemb ...
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DETROIT -- Hordes of auto show goers will be lining up over the next few weeks to paw over the 2015 F-150 pickup that Ford unveiled here Monday. Among them: General Motors' incoming product chief Mark Reuss.The guy in charge of developing the next-generation of the F-150's biggest rivals -- the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra -- sounds genuinely interested in finding out what the Ford is up to. ...
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From an industrywide perspective, U.S. auto sales look as graceful as a long completed pass to a wide receiver.But at the brand and nameplate level, it's messy. Downright lumpy, actually.And in 2014, the game is gonna get tougher. After four straight years of U.S. auto sales gains of at least 1.1 million annually, most forecasts call for growth in the mid-single digits.In football terms, think few ...
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Mini is a small car with a bright future, Peter Schwarzenbauer, member of the board of management of BMW AG, told reporters who gathered for the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works Concept car Monday.Without giving a 2014 sales projection for the Mini brand, Schwarzenbauer said the company expects the overall U.S. auto market to grow about 5 percent in 2014 and for Mini sales to grow along wit ...
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DETROIT -- You can forget the "acting" part of Tony Nicolosi's title as chief executive of Volvo Cars North America.Volvo announced Monday that Nicolosi is the boss of Volvo's U.S. marketing arm -- with no ifs, ands or buts.He was promoted in October, but for some reason an interim status was attached to the job.But Volvo Car's global CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, said Sunday night at the company's auto ...