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BMW, Daimler close to merging car-sharing units, exec says
German carmakers Daimler and BMW are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters on Tuesday.

The merger talks are in the final stages and the combined company will be independently run, with BMW and Daimler as largest shareholders, the source said, adding that the assets being pooled include BMW's ParkNow parking app.
bmwc  daimler  technology  carsharing 
10 hours ago
Hyundai Veloster To Appear In 'Ant-Man' Movie 01/16/2018
A display at the auto show shows the Hyundai Veloster will be featured in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which will be in theaters July 6. 

“Teaming up with this major franchise is part of a global marketing initiative to launch the newly redesigned sporty coupe while increasing Hyundai's brand awareness with Marvel fans around the world,” the automaker said in a statement. 
hkc  hyundai  brand  content 
10 hours ago
Lexus Highlights Third Row In RXL Campaign 01/16/2018
Lexus is focusing on the “logistical liberty” that three rows can offer in a multi-faceted campaign for the RX 350L and RX 450hL.

Available in six- or seven-passenger capabilities, the new RXL models will retain the RX's sophisticated features while providing more room for the unexpected.

The campaign from Team One targets the modern family who values the luxury of space and flexibility for whatever life throws at them, said Cooper Ericksen, Lexus vice president of marketing.
toyotac  lexus  brand  content 
10 hours ago
BMW buys Parkmobile parking app to tackle city traffic | Mobile Marketer
BMW bought Parkmobile LLC, an app with 22 million users that helps North American drivers find and pay for parking spots, and make reservations for garage parking, per a statement. The deal is part of the German carmaker’s focus on the future of mobility and technology investments, making it the largest international provider of digital parking solutions, the company said .
bmwc  technology  infotainment 
10 hours ago
Kia Compares New Forte to Lamborghini Aventador in Silly Commercial - The Drive
The head-to-head comparison test no one knew they wanted to see.
hkc  brand  content  kia 
10 hours ago
Toyota Named North American Launch Partner for Inaugural Season of Esports’ Overwatch League | Toyota
As part of the partnership, Toyota and the Overwatch League plan to develop an exclusive series called Access Granted that will present behind-the-scenes content to the community, centered around the unique journey of the esports athlete. The series, produced by Blizzard Entertainment’s MLG division, will air featured clips in live matches that promote the series. The featured clips will include players driving Toyota vehicles to and from the competition at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, where all regular-season games of Overwatch League will take place.
toyota  toyotac  brand  content 
10 hours ago
PSA Lays Out 3-Stage, 10-Year Roadmap for U.S. Return | TheDetroitBureau.com
After a 26-year absence from the North American market, French automaker PSA Group is formalizing plans to reenter the market, though in a series of interviews and appearances in Detroit this week, CEO Carlos Tavares made it clear he’s not in a rush.
psa  pipeline 
10 hours ago
Super Bowl LII Preview: Is Auto Running Out of Gas? | Special: Super Bowl - AdAge
After a six-year post-Recession stretch in which the auto category absolutely dominated the Super Bowl ad field, car spend retreated last year, with major marques like Toyota and Nissan sitting out. While automakers pumped $70.7 million into Fox's coffers, that marked a 38 percent decline from the $113.4 million in car bucks that the net snared just three years earlier. Two weeks after the U.S. auto sales posted their first annual decline in eight years, Lovinger assured reporters that "auto is particularly strong," although buyers suggest that the category is unlikely to rebound to mid-decade levels. Thus far, Lexus, Toyota, Hyundai and Kia are the only nameplates to confirm that they'll suit up for the title tilt. Honda has said it will sit out after appearing last year.
superbowl  brand  content 
10 hours ago
FORTUNE names auto industry leaders among 'World's Most Admired Companies' | Auto Remarketing
The list includes AutoNation, BMW, CarMax, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan, Penske Automotive Group, Toyota and Volkswagen
bmwc  carmax  daimler  fordc  gm  hondac  nissanc  toyotac  vwc 
10 hours ago
Jeep Grand Commander: First Official Images Surface - The Drive
The Grand Commander was designed to compete in the growing three-row SUV market in China.
fca  jeep  pipeline  china 
10 hours ago
Study Shows Driving Sports Cars Makes You Feel Really Good - The Drive
Ford has conducted a new study to measure enjoyment of different activities, and found that driving a performance car ranks high on the list of things that will make you happy during daily life. 

This study pitted driving against seven other tasks that generally make people feel good, including kissing, fine dining, watching football, watching Game of Thrones, shopping, Salsa dancing, and riding a roller coaster. 
ford  fordc  research 
10 hours ago
Volvo Is the Narrative Vehicle Driving The Goldman Brothers’ Flashy New Music Video – Adweek
It’s always fun when brands start experimenting with content that people might want to consume, as opposed to stuff made to interrupt what they’re actually looking for.

Following in the footsteps of brands like Morton Salt, Volvo has thrown its weight behind “Call My Name,” a music video for The Goldman Brothers. Directed by Tal Zagreba of Great Guns, the work features Israeli star Yuval Scharf of McMafia behind the wheel of a Volvo V40.
volvo  brand  content 
10 hours ago
Hyundai Will ‘Surprise Millions’ With Its Super Bowl Ad, Says New Teaser – Adweek
The teaser will also be available for viewing online and on the brand’s social channels. It suggests a kind of follow-up to last year’s “A Better Super Bowl” from Hyundai agency of record Innocean, with the brand promising to “surprise millions.”
hkc  hyundai  brand  content  superbowl 
10 hours ago
Subaru’s Doggie Drivers Are Back, and Just Rollin’ Along, in New Ads – Adweek
The Barkleys, Subaru’s family of dogs that drive like people—well, better than some people we know, actually—return in four comical commercials that broke during the Screen Actors Guild Awards telecast last night.
subaru  brand  content 
10 hours ago
How Brands From Subway to Maserati Are Using Instagram Effectively – Adweek
Brands like Maserati are reaching millions of new potential customers through Instagram and Facebook by taking their minds on a little journey. Recently, the luxury car company developed a two-phase video campaign to introduce their new Levante SUV and generate fresh leads. The elegantly produced videos showcased the car’s spacious interior, modern console, red leather seats and, of course, the always gratifying round-the-corner-slow-mo driving shots.
fca  maserati  brand  content 
10 hours ago
Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut | Toyota USA Newsroom
At Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit today, the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange brought together minority, and women-owned businesses and representatives from Tier 1 suppliers to network, help foster relationships and strengthen the automotive supplier base.

This was the first time the event was held in Detroit. Michigan, home to 60 of the top 100 North American automotive suppliers and over 1,700 automotive-related manufacturing facilities, is the ideal location to bring together representatives from companies that drive the automotive industry with companies that aspire to do the same. Michigan’s strong automotive history and vast supplier base was also the catalyst for Toyota’s recent $154 Million investment to expand its research and development operations and create its Supplier Center in the state.
toyota  toyotac 
3 days ago
2018 Ford Expedition First Drive | Edmunds
There aren't a lot of alternatives to the 2018 Ford Expedition when it comes to size and capabilities. Its closest direct competitor is the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and it's already 3 years old. The Expedition not only has the latest features, but it also has a 1,000-pound towing advantage, a more refined ride quality, exceptional maneuverability and impressive engine performance. It's a combination that makes it the clear front-runner in a class with few rivals.
ford  fordc  pipeline 
3 days ago
How Nissan weaned itself off the click-through rate - Digiday
The switch, which is limited to its used-car business for now, builds on tests throughout 2017. Earlier this year, the carmaker hired programmatic specialist Ve to drive traffic to the advertiser’s Cared4 warranty program, using a mix of contextual targeting, lookalike modeling, dynamic retargeting and private marketplaces. By monitoring the correlation between ad placements and user engagement, Nissan served different ads to users based on where they were in their purchase journey and which model they were looking for.

Initially, the cost per engaged user was “quite high,” said Giles Rayner, national used vehicle remarketing manager at Nissan. However, when the campaign ran throughout October, it saw a 78 percent improvement in the cost per engaged user, while the total cost per lead improved 81 percent year over year.
nissan  nissanc  agency  brand  content 
3 days ago
Car sales to ethnic buyers fall
New-vehicle sales for the largest minority consumer groups — African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics — regressed through August and are no longer growing. New-vehicle sales are down about 4 percent among African-Americans, 2 percent among Asian-Americans and 3 percent among Hispanics, according to an IHS Markit chart based on registration data.
sales  research 
3 days ago
VW, Google Pair Up to Use Quantum Computers | TheDetroitBureau.com
Companies looking to resolve traffic problems, artificial intelligence.
vwc  google  technology  infotainment  safety 
3 days ago
Chevy's Got a Hit With its Centennial Truck Line-up | TheDetroitBureau.com
Piszar said more than 30,000 Chevy owners have signed as Legends and Chevy has already built an advertising campaign around the owners who have stepped forward so they could be part of the Legends program.
gm  chevrolet  brand  content 
3 days ago
Toyota Earnings Soar as Yen Sinks | TheDetroitBureau.com
Japanese giant raises full-year forecast despite weaker U.S. demand.
toyotac  revenue 
3 days ago
Autos and Economics: Automotive Employment Decomposed: New vs Used Car Dealers
As it happens, while used car dealership employees have risen faster, the bulk of the increase in employment stems from the rise in new car dealership employees
retail 
3 days ago
2019 Jeep Cherokee First Look | Edmunds
The Cherokee is one of the few vehicles in its class with a truly capable off-road system, the Trailhawk trim level, and in our experience, it's one of the most comfortable compact crossovers on the road, even if it isn't the most dynamic. Jeep refers to the Cherokee as midsize, which is probably a bit more accurate, but if you're shopping for crossovers, you'll want to compare it with vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. The new Cherokee will be on sale in the first quarter of 2018, so expect to see it in showrooms soon.
fca  jeep  autoshow  pipeline 
7 days ago
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets a Better Face and a Turbo Engine - The Drive
Many things stay the same—it's a mid-cycle refresh, after all—but the changes Jeep did make are significant, headlined by that new front end. Gone are the bi-level bug eyes and the weird beak-like proboscis, replaced by a much more traditional vertical grille and rectangular headlights.
fca  jeep  autoshow  pipeline 
7 days ago
Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Is there room for a newcomer?
The segment exploded in popularity this decade — it has surged 78 percent since 2014 — but that growth appears to be running out of steam. Last year's U.S. sales of 452,335 midsize pickups were less than 1 percent more than the year prior, and IHS Markit doesn't expect the segment to top 480,000 sales through 2025.
ford  fordc  autoshow  pipeline 
7 days ago
Where's Chevy's midengine Corvette?
The next major global auto show happens in early March in Geneva and nearly all the world's supercar manufacturers are on this year's list of exhibitors. GM and Chevrolet are not scheduled to attend -- but that may be a ruse to tamp down speculation.

If you are going to launch a bona fide American supercar, why not take it to the Europeans and introduce it in their backyard?
gm  chevrolet  autoshow 
7 days ago
2018 BMW X2: Everything you need to know about the littlest BMW SUV
The X2 xDrive28i will start at $39,395 when it goes on sale this spring, landing a bit north of the $34,895 starting price of its X1 stablemate.
bmw  bmwc  autoshow  pipeline 
7 days ago
Chevrolet ready for Winter Olympics but mum on Super Bowl
Paul Edwards, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, said the brand will have a "significant" presence during next month's games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
gm  chevrolet  brand  content 
7 days ago
Acura Is Bringing 'Type S' Back - The Drive
Acura joins the horde of manufacturers pledging to make more enthusiast-oriented cars. 
hondac  acura  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 confirmed: 700-plus horsepower set for 2019 debut
Most powerful production car in Ford history is coming to Detroit in 2019
ford  fordc  pipeline  autoshow 
8 days ago
Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad
Toyota Motor Corp., which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots.

Toyota's first ad will air in the first quarter and plugs its new global Olympics sponsorship. The second spot will run during halftime and be more vehicle-focused.

Lexus will advertise in the game for the second year in a row. This time, Lexus will run a spot tied to Marvel's upcoming "Black Panther" superhero movie.
toyota  lexus  toyotac  superbowl  brand  content 
8 days ago
GAC Plans to be First to Sell Chinese-Branded Vehicle in U.S. | TheDetroitBureau.com
Additionally, the company has a very powerful ally in China: Fiat Chrysler. GAC is FCA’s mandatory partner in its sport-utility business in China. Officials said they have built up a lot of trust with FCA and believe the automaker will act as a “mentor” during the growth process.
FCA Chief Sergio Marchionne, speaking at separate event at the show, supported the assertion that they have a strong partnership. “They are already … a very good partner” in China, he continued, “Without them, we could not have gone as far as we have in China.”
fca  autoshow 
8 days ago
No Sale: FCA Not Negotiating with Chinese Nor Willing to Sell Off Jeep, Says Marchionne | TheDetroitBureau.com
Marchionne said he wanted to clear up reports that have, in recent months, suggested Fiat Chrysler was up for sale – or that it was willing to let go of some key assets, such as the Jeep or Ram brands. But the executive did not rule out a closer relations with GAC, the Guangzhou-based automaker that serves as its partner in the Chinese market.
fca  autoshow 
8 days ago
Almost One-Third of All GMC Models Sold Are Denalis - The Drive
It’s official, GMC is a luxury brand. Not only did GMC have a good sales year with a 3 percent increase in total sales in 2017, but the average transaction price shot up to $43,800. The average GMC transaction price has increased 35 percent within the last decade from when it was just $32,600 in 2007. What is driving up GMC prices? One word: Denali.
gm  gmc 
8 days ago
BMW, Mercedes-Benz to test subscription services in U.S.
Mercedes will offer a pilot in a U.S. market this year to help it figure out whether a subscription model has long-term merit, Mercedes-Benz global sales chief Britta Seeger told Automotive News.

"We need to learn," Seeger said Monday at the Detroit auto show. "In different markets, we want to try this out."

BMW "most likely" is going to test a subscription model at some point this year in a single market in the U.S., BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt said in an interview at the auto show.
daimler  mbusa  bmwc  finance 
8 days ago
VW brand to invest $3.3 billion in quest for U.S. relevance
"We want to gain market share and grow from a niche player, to a truly relevant brand in the United States," said Hinrich Woebcken, the head of VW's North American business. Last year, the brand's market share advanced to 2 percent from 1.8 percent, led by sales gains for its new SUVs.

Finally making products Americans want to buy is part of a broader revival for VW's namesake brand
volkswagen  vwc  autoshow 
8 days ago
2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled at Detroit auto show
The Veloster begins production in March in Ulsan, Korea, and will be available in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2018.
hkc  hyundai  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Acura RDX Protoype First Look | Edmunds
The RDX is an important vehicle for the brand thanks to its intrinsic popularity coupled with the boom in sales of two-row compact SUVs. To that end, the RDX Prototype's chiseled bodywork has a familial look and is draped over a new platform that won't be shared by parent brand Honda. Look for the 2019 Acura RDX to debut later this year.
hondac  acura  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Toyota Avalon First Look | Edmunds
Given how much better the current Camry drives than its predecessor, we expect the 2019 Toyota Avalon will deliver across-the-board improvements. It reaches dealerships in late spring this year.
toyota  toyotac  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Hyundai Veloster First Look | Edmunds
After nearly a decade on the market, the funky three-door Hyundai Veloster gets a whole new look. The redesigned Veloster, revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, also brings upgrades to available powertrains and several new interior features to the mix.
hkc  hyundai  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
Toyota's Flagship Avalon Gets Makeover for 2019 | TheDetroitBureau.com
Avalon will also feature Toyota’s first integration of smartwatch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device connectivity, as part of Toyota Remote Connect. This innovative connection allows drivers to lock/unlock their doors, start their engine, or check their fuel level, all from the convenience of their smartwatch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device. It’s voice controllable too, and compatible with select Android or Apple devices.
toyota  toyotac  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
Live From Detroit! | TheDetroitBureau.com
Of course, TheDetroitBureau.com is swarming the show floor to capture those moments and to bring you those stories during the show so keeping checking the site often for additional must-know news and the latest updates.
autoshow 
8 days ago
Infiniti Inspired: But What to Make of the New Q Inspiration Concept | TheDetroitBureau.com
While Infiniti clearly plans to use many of the key technologies found on the Q Inspiration in its line-up, what about the design itself? Unfortunately, with sedan sales plunging in the face of an unprecedented surge in demand for CUVs, SUVs and other light truck, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath hoping for the Q45 replacement. But key elements of the Inspiration Concept’s design will likely return in a variety of future models.
nissanc  infiniti  autoshow 
8 days ago
Lexus Shifts Direction with LF-1 Limitless Crossover Concept | TheDetroitBureau.com
2017 saw a dramatic shift in the U.S. market, with traditional passenger cars all but dropping off the sales charts as millions of American motorists opted for sport and crossover-utility vehicles.
Hoping to catch up on that trend, the Japanese luxury brand is back in Detroit this week with what is expected to become its new flagship, a prototype it has dubbed the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept. It features an edgy design intended to strike a balance between a crossover and a more classic sports sedan. And a production version is quite likely to roll into Lexus showrooms in the relatively near future.
lexus  toyotac  autoshow 
8 days ago
Mach 1: Ford teases an all-electric performance SUV at the Detroit auto show | Autoweek
Currently, there aren’t many players in the all-electric performance world, at least from the automaker side. Tesla dominates that market with its Model S sedan and Model X crossover. Porsche is going to enter the all-electric performance world soon with its Mission E, but there’s still room for other players.
fordc  technology  electric 
8 days ago
Honda, Volvo and Lincoln Take 2018 NACTOY Honors | TheDetroitBureau.com
In what was seen as the most unpredictable set of choices in the 24 years of the NACTOY Awards, Honda Volvo and Lincoln pulled out wins on Monday morning, marking the start of the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

The highly coveted awards, which new vehicle buyers can expect to start hearing about in a flood of online, television and radio ads almost immediately, are considered influential among new vehicle buyers.
honda  hondac  fordc  lincoln  volvo  awards  autoshow 
8 days ago
Nissan Xmotion Concept “Signals Design Direction for 2020 and Beyond” | TheDetroitBureau.com
“We don’t do concepts just for the sake of building a concept anymore.” Translation: the Xmotion is clearly pointing towards a ute that will be joining the line-up sometime around 2020 or “beyond,” according to a Nissan statement.
nissan  nissanc  autoshow 
8 days ago
New Acura RDX is a “Prototype” in Name Only | TheDetroitBureau.com
Japanese luxury brand Acura likes to tease us with thinly disguised “concepts” and “prototypes” that are going to be landing in dealerships in the not-too-distant future. The Acura RDX Prototype making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is no exception.
hondac  acura  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
Third-Gen Kia Forte Hitting All the Marks | TheDetroitBureau.com
The new sedan is best handling, most efficient model yet.
hkc  kia  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Kia Forte revealed: Fresh looks, better fuel economy and more tech | Autoweek
The 2019 Forte sedan, which debuted at the Detroit auto show, is a little over 3 inches longer and 0.7 inch wider than the serviceable but basic transportation unit it replaces. It is consequently blessed with a roomier cabin, extra rear legroom and a bigger trunk. It gets new looks, too, bringing it visually closer -- somewhat -- to the Stinger GT, the brand’s halo performance sedan.
hkc  kia  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Toyota Avalon Reveal in Detroit - The Drive
Toyota used the worldwide, grand stage of the North American International Auto Show to reveal the fifth-generation of its flagship Avalon. Designed and assembled in the U.S., the new 2019 Toyota Avalon with be loaded with technology from the interior to the engine bay. The car will also showcase a bevy of new safety features and systems designed to increase handling capabilities.
toyota  toyotac  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS 53 Series First Look | Edmunds
Mercedes-Benz unveiled an all-new line of AMG drivetrains at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The AMG CLS 53 Series will debut in the CLS-Class, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet models sometime near the end of 2018, with the promise of strong performance and fuel efficiency.
mbusa  daimler  autoshow  pipeline 
8 days ago
2018 Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept debuts in Detroit: Lexus previews a flagship crossover
The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept, then, is a glance at what a flagship crossover could look like, and it's likely a hint at how Lexuses of all shapes and sizes will look in the coming years.
lexus  toyotac  autoshow 
8 days ago
New High Performance EV to Highlight Ford’s $11b Electrification Program | TheDetroitBureau.com
Codenamed Mach 1 – a name lifted from a classic version of the Ford Mustang – the high-performance battery electric vehicle will debut in 2020, said Jim Farley, the automaker’s president of global markets, and will offer, “a whole new world…for our customers.”
ford  fordc  autoshow  pipeline  technology  electric 
9 days ago
New Ram 1500 debuts at Detroit auto show
The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup — wholly changed and sporting sophisticated technology once reserved for luxury sedans — is the result of that all-in commitment to the automaker's top-selling vehicle.

Production of vehicles for sale will begin this month. The previous-generation 2018 Ram 1500 will remain in production for "at least a year," according to FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, in part to help guard the new pickup's residual values.
fca  ram  pipeline  autoshow 
9 days ago
Schwarzenegger Helps Kick New Mercedes G-Wagen Into High Gear | TheDetroitBureau.com
During an on-mic conversation, Schwarzenegger reminded CEO Zetsche that he has promised to make the Mercedes line-up more eco-friendly. Despite his passion for big trucks, the Austrian-born movie star noted that one of his own G-Wagens has been modified for an all-electric drivetrain. What might Daimler have coming, he asked.
For his part, Zetsche would only say, “Stay tuned,” though he confirmed that Mercedes plans to offer electrified options for every product in its line-up, which eventually will include the beastly G-Wagen.
Expect to see the new model, also known as the G-Class, roll into U.S. showrooms in late 2018. The starting price is expected to be somewhere in the $120,000 range.
daimler  autoshow  pipeline  mbusa 
9 days ago
Mercedes' overhauled G class stays inside the box
The 2019 G class — introduced at the Detroit auto show on Sunday and slated to reach U.S. dealerships by late 2018 — is bigger, lighter and more luxurious. Almost every visible exterior and interior part is new. Mercedes upgraded performance in all areas: on-road handling, off-road performance, passenger comfort and telematics
daimler  mbusa  pipeline  autoshow 
9 days ago
Civic is tops with minority buyers
IHS Markit and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers were to recognize the Civic as the "top overall ethnic vehicle" during the Diversity Volume Leadership Awards here on Sunday. 14. The awards also break down industry leaders by region, gender, age and -- in a new category this year -- sexual orientation.
honda  hondac  autoshow 
9 days ago
2019 VW Jetta Gives a Stylish New Shape to Volkswagen's Comeback at the Detroit Auto Show - The Drive
Americans aren't into sedans, and the Jetta can no longer count on diesel fans. But VW's best-seller must soldier on.   
vwc  volkswagen  pipeline  autoshow 
9 days ago
New VW Jetta unveiled at Detroit auto show
The latest Jetta, due in U.S. dealerships in the second quarter and introduced Sunday at the Detroit auto show, will gain 1.3 inches in its wheelbase, and will be longer, wider and taller than the outgoing version, adding interior space to the compact sedan, which is the automaker's top seller in the U.S.
vwc  volkswagen  pipeline  autoshow 
9 days ago
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Look | Edmunds
The current Ford Mustang is a thoroughly modern sporting vehicle in every way. But because the venerated pony car enjoys such a rich heritage, we don't blame Ford for again dipping into the nostalgia pool and creating the 2019 Mustang Bullitt. Especially when it looks this good.
fordc  ford  autoshow  pipeline 
9 days ago
Ford ups electrification investment to $11B, plans 16 battery-electric vehicles by 2022
"We're all in, and the only question is will the customers be there with us?" Bill Ford, Ford's executive chairman, told reporters.

The announcement comes three months after Ford set up a group of employees, dubbed Team Edison, to study vehicle electrification. Its crosstown rival General Motors has vowed to introduce at least 20 fully electric or fuel-cell models by 2023. GM has not put a dollar amount on its investment plans.
fordc  autoshow  technology  electric 
9 days ago
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup First Look | Edmunds
Additional details will surely trickle out as we approach the fall 2018 launch date. There's a lot going on with the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GM was tight-lipped about much of it here at the unveiling. And it didn't say much about the 2019 GMC Sierra, other than we should expect it to be more different from the Silverado than ever.
gm  chevrolet  gmc  autoshow  pipeline 
9 days ago
Ford Bites the Bullitt | TheDetroitBureau.com
Ford dropping the first big surprise of the 2018 North American International Auto Show by announcing that it will revive the badge made famous by screen star Steve McQueen in a series of legendary chase scenes in the 1968 film that made the Ford Mustang his tire-squealing co-star.
The Mustang Bullitt will be offered as a limited-edition 2019 model boasting 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque – even more than the latest-edition Mustang GT. It will be offered, of course, in the same Dark Highland Green — though it will also be offered in Shadow Black – paint as the pony car that McQueen drove 50 years ago in one of his most iconic film turns.
ford  fordc  autoshow  pipeline 
9 days ago
All the Trucks—er, Cars—You Need to See at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show - The Drive
In Detroit, the reality on the (icy) ground is that pickup trucks and SUVs, driven by humans and their reliable monthly payments, will remain the linchpin and barometer of industry success for years to come—at the very least, until the next fuel crisis or economic collapse that people will swear they never saw coming. So in terms of significance, every new car unveiled in Detroit must bow before a trio of profit-raking 2019 pickups: The redesigned, full-size Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500, and the U.S. version of the midsize Ford Ranger. The Silverado and Ram alone are virtually guaranteed to find a combined 1.1 million buyers in 2018—which means they'll account for roughly one in every 16 new cars sold in America.
autoshow  pipeline 
9 days ago
GM poised to bring autonomous cars to the masses in 2019
The automaker on Friday announced plans to launch public ride-hailing services with autonomous vehicles that don’t have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals.
gm  technology  selfdriving  ridesharing 
9 days ago
Ford: Half of U.S. lineup to get automatic emergency braking by end of '19
Until now, Ford has offered the technology on a number of models only as an optional feature. The 2019 Edge crossover will be the company's first vehicle with automatic emergency braking as standard when it hits showrooms this summer, followed by the Ranger midsize pickup in early 2019. The technology uses cameras and sensors to detect an imminent front-end crash and tries to stop the vehicle in time.
ford  fordc  technology  safety 
9 days ago
Sleek, smart, and chatty: The car dashboards of CES 2018
The thing is, true self-driving cars — ones that can drive on any street and take you door to door — are likely still several years away. The not as revolutionary but more immediate trend in automotive technology that will change the way we drive in the next few years are connected cars.
technology  trends  ces 
9 days ago
Kia's 4D Virtual Reality 2018 Stinger Test-Drvie - The Drive
The virtual reality test drive will take users along three iconic roads across the globe, highlighting the Kia Stinger's design and performance. 
hkc  kia  virtualreality  technology  autoshow  pipeline 
9 days ago
Hyundai and Cisco Build Next Generation In-Car Network - The Drive
A new in-car network built by Cisco and Hyundai will enable a fast and scalable infrastructure for cars.
hkc  hyundai  technology  selfdriving 
9 days ago
2019 Chevy Silverado may emerge as fuel efficiency leader
The redesigned 2019 model, shown Saturday evening ahead of the Detroit auto show, is larger than current models yet as much as 450 pounds lighter. It features a longer wheelbase, more interior space and a new high-strength steel bed with increased cargo volume and an available power up-down tailgate that can be operated from the key fob, an interior button or by hand.The enhancements and weight reduction could help the 2019 Silverado stake a claim as the most efficient full-size pickup in the market when it arrives in dealer showrooms in fall.
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Can 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Topple Ford’s King-of-the-Hill F-Series? | TheDetroitBureau.com
Chevy’s complete makeover brings eight distinct models, new powertrains, including high-mileage diesel.
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2019 Ford Ranger Pickup First Look | Edmunds
All this adds up to a 2019 Ford Ranger that could be an instant hit, especially among Ford fans who drifted away to other brands when Ford vacated the midsize truck segment. Their long wait is going to persist a few months longer, however, because the new Ranger isn't scheduled to go on sale until late this year. We're sure to learn more in the coming months, and Ford might yet reveal some surprises it hasn't shown off just yet — a second engine, perhaps? We also expect to get behind the wheel before the Ranger appears at dealerships. Keep an eye on Edmunds for more updates and a full review of the 2019 Ford Ranger in the months to come.
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