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The 2015 F-150 is only the first of three big changes that may eventually give Ford fuel economy leadership in the segment -- assuming everyone else stands still or makes incremental gains.
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Ford has spent billions of dollars redesigning the aluminum-bodied F-150, and at least a billion more perfecting a high-speed aluminum riveting and bonding production system, and retooling its plants. (REUTERS)
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BMW has freshened all three of its 6-series variants that will debut next month at the Detroit auto show and go on sale in the second quarter of 2015.
The two-door coupe and convertible and the four-door Gran Coupe with coupelike styling are niche vehicles for BMW.
But the head-turning designs have made them halos for the German brand.
The engine lineup remains unchanged: 640i models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that makes 315 hp, and 650i models get a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 that generates 445 hp.
The M6 high-p ... Continue reading "BMW refreshes 6 series" » Dec 12, 2014 3:38 pm U.S. ET
Holding up a picture of the Honda HR-V in the newsroom the other day, I asked a couple of editors what makes it and similar vehicles crossovers and not hatchbacks?
“The marketing department,” Phil Nussel, Automotive News
’ online editor, blurted out, half-joking. We laughed. But then I thought about it. He’s right.
Small utility vehicles -- or maybe small vehicles with a lot of utility -- are starting to look like The Next Big Thing. And so automakers are tattooing what are basically hatchbacks with the crossover label.
Will buyers be f ... Continue reading "You can call it a crossover, but I know a hatchback when I see one" » Dec 9, 2014 11:00 am U.S. ET
SAN DIEGO -- It looks like the over-under bet on U.S. sales of Chevrolet’s new Trax small crossover next year is about 50,000.
I’m taking the over.
That’s not so much a wager on the Trax itself, though I found it a nimble, comfortable little ride during a media test drive here. It’s more that I’m buying into the buzz about small crossovers being the next big thing
What the soon-to-launch Trax ... Continue reading "What the big fuss over small crossovers is all about" » Dec 9, 2014 10:45 am U.S. ET
Vehicle quality has been in the news quite a bit lately. Chrysler’s quality watchdog left his job in October right after Consumer Reports
placed all of the company’s brands near the bottom of its latest list of most reliable and recommended vehicles.
And General Motors just moved several executives into new jobs in part to help improve the company’s quality. GM, like Ford, now has one of its top engineers in charge of purchasing.
And I recently experienced two episodes of poor reliability. Both required the appearance of a flatbed tow truck. I was driving my vintage Triumph spor ... Continue reading "With all the buzz over quality, what does it even mean?" » Dec 2, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET
Investors might be a little concerned at how Ford is spending its money.
Ford dropped billions of dollars redesigning the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. Then it spent at least a billion more perfecting a high-speed aluminum riveting and bonding production system, and retooling its plants.
Ford has said, and continues to say, that fuel economy is the No. 1 unmet need of its truck buyers.
Despite the hefty investments to transform the 2015 F-150, the pickup’s fuel economy barely budged, Continue reading "Ford’s payoff from aluminum bet still years away" » Nov 25, 2014 11:15 am U.S. ET
TOKYO -- Is it too much to say that the new Lexus RC is the best-looking Lexus ever? Even better than the LFA?
I finally got behind the wheel an RC 350 F Sport last weekend, and I never got tired looking at the car, from any angle. Design is always subjective, but if this is a sign of future cars from Lexus, brand boss Tokuo Fukuichi is working magic, in my book.
Here are some cool flourishes that enhance the RC experience:
... Continue reading "5 cool flourishes on new Lexus RC " » Nov 25, 2014 10:50 am U.S. ET
In September, we crunched the numbers
in an attempt to predict the fuel economy ratings for the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. Turns out, we were pretty darn close.
Today, Ford finally released those long-awaited official EPA numbers
for its lightweight aluminum truck.
Some of the gains are i ... Continue reading "Ford F-150 mpg for 2015 is a mixed bag" » Nov 21, 2014 3:26 pm U.S. ET
LOS ANGELES -- Luxury automobiles typically offer customers a combination of high performance, advanced technology and plush comfort. But a new crop of upscale cars may offer wealthy car buyers something else: a clearer conscience.
That trend was on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where Volvo Cars showed the plug-in hybrid version of its forthcoming XC90. It’s a full-size crossover that seats up to seven and delivers about 400 hp. But thanks to its large battery pack and electric motor, the vehicle can achieve the equivalent of up to 90 mpg, according to Volvo.
That blend of high performance a ... Continue reading "Luxury brands go the way of free-trade coffee" » Nov 21, 2014 2:41 pm U.S. ET
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Acura will reveal a production version of the NSX supercar -- the luxury brand's long-awaited halo car -- in Detroit next month. ...
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Nissan Titan goes big rig
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Cadillac styling won't take sharp turn with flagship CT6
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Volvo plans 3-cylinder engines for 60-series cars
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Volvo to skip most auto shows; focus will be on Detroit, Geneva, China
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Chevy's next-gen cars will get Corvette styling cues
Subtle design elements of the Corvette will be recognizable in many of Chevrolet's upcomin ...
Sneak peek at the new BMW 7-series
Early look at the BMW 7-series doesn't show a major shift in design. ...
Mercedes shows X6-fighter
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st diesel plug-in hybrid
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Audi Q7 slims down for 2015
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Fields predicts 'breakthrough year' for Ford in 2015
Ford CEO Mark Fields said 2015 will be “a breakthrough year” for Ford after a ...
Mercedes-Benz's new GLE Coupe wants a piece of luxury crossover market
Mercedes-Benz hopes to carve out a niche in the crowded luxury crossover market with the l ...
Finalists named for North American Car and Truck of the Year
The Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and the Volkswagen Golf were named finalists today for N ...