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Retired GM design boss is hooked on classics

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
Retired GM design executive Ed Welburn wins lifetime achievement award for his work ensuring the future of many of GM's most cherished classic concept cars.

Fourth Chevy crossover leverages old name in Blazer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
General Motors last week unveiled the 2019 Blazer as a midsize crossover for a new generation of buyers seeking a sportier, tech-savvy utility vehicle over its boxier, rugged predecessors.

Will BMW drop the droptop 2 series?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
No convertible version is planned for BMW's next-generation 2 series, according to German BMW enthusiast site BimmerToday.

Toyota plans 'super sports car,' but will it be for the road?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
In addition to being a race car, the production version of Toyota's GR Super Sport could also be a road car.

Mazda sculptors, digital artists collaborate on design like never before

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2018
To perfect the voluptuous bends and molten-like reflections of Mazda's next-generation design language due to debut next year, Mazda's stylists had to break with tradition. For the first time, digital artists were thrust onto level ground with the vaunted clay sculptors.

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Chevy resurrects Blazer as tech-savvy, sporty crossover

7:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
General Motors, aiming for more gains in the booming American market for utility vehicles, is resurrecting the venerable Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a tech-savvy, yet sporty, crossover.

FUTURE HUES

BASF's color palette for 2022 combines technical utility, visual aesthetics

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
Gray, blue, white and black surfaced as 2022 model year color predictions from automotive paint supplier BASF as the need to "keep it real" with technological advancements such as autonomous vehicles becomes a reality.

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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation

June 20, 2018 09:27 CET
Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years after the third-generation model went on sale. Pictures released by Suzuki show the same angular two-box design that the Jimny has had since its launch in 1970.

Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand

June 20, 2018 14:38 CET
Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be available in a five-door format.

JAY RAMEY

Toyota's 'Super Sports Car': Will it be for the road?

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Toyota's high-performance division is hatching plans to produce a "Super Sports Car" for the upcoming hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output.

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Renault's styling boss on designing for an autonomous future

June 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker explains the challenges facing the automaker as it creates driverless cars.

China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

Superior to take EV wheels for stylish spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion.

Hyundai design continues shift away from 'family look'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2018
Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.

How drones could open up new windows for drivers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2018
By integrating drone technology into the vehicle's infotainment system , Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is taking to the skies.

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Kia shakes up Ceed family

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Kia is shaking up its Ceed compact car family in response to the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers. Besides giving the latest-generation model advanced safety technology, a cleaner diesel engine and a better ride, Kia will add new variants.

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche, beginning with the Porsche 356.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities

June 12, 2018 11:46 CET
Ford says it has has injected more emotion and personality into the new Focus compact in a bid to raise prices and claw back customers lost to premium cars.

JAKE LINGEMAN

Audi Q8: 4 key design cues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
The big news is the new 2019 Q8's styling, with Audi calling it the "new face of the Q family." That includes the grille, rear light bar, big wheel arches and more. Let's take a look, piece by piece.

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Aston CEO: Mass market must adapt or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Andy Palmer, addressing the Automotive News Europe Congress, sounded the same worrisome themes about industry economics made famous by Sergio Marchionne, with a bit of Bob Lutz's doomsday talk thrown in.

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche.

Alfa Romeo's new halo model has some history

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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