BLOG: Jake Lingeman
2019 Ram 1500: The engineering behind FCA's newest truck
The retooled Ram will be smarter, tougher and more efficient than the outgoing model but what exactly do those claims mean?
Classic thunk, front axles, newfound opulence: What scribes are saying about '19 Mercedes G class
After several rounds of teaser photos and camouflaged shots, Mercedes-Benz officially pulled the covers off the next-gen G class. The iconic SUV, which has morphed from a military vehicle to a high-end luxury ride, had a memorable unveiling with an assist from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and what's left of Detroit's Michigan Theatre. Here's some initial G-class reaction from the automotive media.
BLOG: Richard Truett
Where's Chevy's midengine Corvette?
Chevrolet's Corvette C8 was a no-show in Detroit this week.
Jeep Cherokee gets new engine, nip and tuck for 2019
Jeep's midsize SUV, the Cherokee, gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, a new face and a number of fixes as part of an extensive freshening for the 2019 model year.
Ford to hatch most powerful street-legal Mustang under Shelby badge
Ford next year will launch its most powerful street-legal Mustang ever: a 700+ hp Shelby GT500.
China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention
After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.
Kia Forte gains fuel efficiency, polish for 2019
Design cues from Kia's Stinger sport sedan have made their way to the third-generation Kia Forte sedan and the compact car is receiving an engineering overhaul that improves fuel economy and powertrain refinement.
Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show
Amid the flurry to showcase future electric vehicle offerings at the Detroit auto show, one booth stands alone: Saudi Arabian Oil Co., otherwise known as Aramco.
Hyundai Veloster gets more muscular
Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.
BLOG: James B. Treece
Why EVs aren't out front in Detroit
Autonomous vehicles are displayed prominently at several automakers' stands at the Detroit auto show. EVs? Not so much.
Lightweight materials r&d facility in Detroit showcased during auto show
A $50 million r&d operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show.
BLOG: Dustin Walsh
At Detroit auto show, autonomous future starts to feel tangible
The 2018 Detroit auto show is the first meaningful attempt to, excuse the use of a political term, normalize the future of driving.
Acura reboots RDX 'from ground up'
The third-generation RDX -- the first RDX styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals.
Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility
Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.
Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 win North American car, truck, utility awards
The Honda Accord won the 2018 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Lincoln Navigator took the truck honors and the Volvo XC60 was named top utility vehicle of the year.
Infiniti concept signals roomier cabins
The Infiniti Q Inspiration foreshadows the next Q70 with a smaller engine compartment and a more luxurious cabin
Toyota polishes 5th-generation Avalon, introduces Apple CarPlay
Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone integration.