January

2008  Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE Concept
2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE Concept

After months of spy photos and speculation, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new compact SUV at the Detroit auto show. Dubbed the GLK, the new ute will get its world debut as a thinly disguised concept wearing the “Freeside” badge. The GLK slots beneath the classic G-Class Benz ute, the large...Read More»

2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept
2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept

Call it “sustainable Zoom-Zoom.” Mazda has turned the advertising slogan, “Zoom-Zoom,” into more than just a cliché. It’s become the design and performance theme for its product lineup. But can it survive the transition to more environmentally-friendly powertrain technology? That’s the...Read More»

2007 Opel Flextreme Concept
2007 Opel Flextreme Concept

While there are more than enough muscle cars to go around at this year’s Frankfurt show, “green machines” are everywhere, as well. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the General Motors stand, where virtually every new product had an environmental spin, ranging from flex-fuel vehicles to a...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler’s recent crop of concept cars hasn’t been approved for production — but that didn’t stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The automaker brought an assortment of show cars — a handful from each category — out on a warm spring afternoon, some...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

LOTS MORE PHOTOS! How do you top the biggest hit of last year’s North American International Auto Show? How about by cutting the top off of the Chevrolet Camaro concept car? A ragtop prototype of the hit pony car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, and company...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

More Photos: The Jaguar C-XF Concept will leap into the Detroit auto show - and has patently broken cover a little early. The C-XF is the precursor to the new XF sedan, which replaces the S-Type sometime in 2008. A production version is expected to bow at a future auto show, while the concept bows...Read More»

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2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

Ford says a new rear-drive, four-door concept sedan will make its world debut at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The concept, dubbed Interceptor, is based on the Mustang’s architecture. But Ford officials were forced to confirm the Interceptor’s Detroit debut after several automotive...Read More»

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2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Nissan says the concept it will show at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January will be dubbed the Bevel. The Bevel, Nissan says, will be a dynamic, multi-purpose vehicle with a small size, big utility and fresh thinking – including a function-inspired design, a ‘command central’ cockpit and...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
2007 Kia Kue Concept

Kia says its Kue concept vehicle will bow at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The Kue, Kia says, emphasizes performance in a crossover package, and “is designed first and foremost as a driver’s vehicle…[that] focuses more on giving the driver an exhilarating driving experience on the...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Daily Edition: Apr. 6, 2006

'07 Durango: Re-Grilled, E85ed and ESPed Dodge will update the Durango SUV for the 2007 model year in anticipation of a new hybrid version coming in the 2008 model year. For this year, the Durango sports a revised grille that mirrors the one installed on the Caliber hatchback. The 4.7-liter V-8...Read More»

Michael Perschke
Delphi Deadline Draws Near

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal by TCC Team (3/22/2006)Sweeping buyouts to help GM right Delphi, job cuts. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. faces some critical choices this week as the deadline for revising its...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Convertible Front Exterior View
2006 Geneva Show, Part V

Saab Aero-X: Born From the Corvette Is it the face of Saab's future? Don't expect to see the Aero X concept vehicle in your nearby Saab showroom anytime soon, but it still says a lot about the struggling Swedish automaker's future, according to company officials. Appropriately surrounded by 55 tons...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: Feb. 27, 2006

WJR Auto Report: Geneva Show Bows The Swiss are known for many things: pristine Alpine mountains, cheese and chocolate. And, of course, cuckoo clocks. But they’re not known for cars, well not any made in the mountain nation. But that’s precisely why the automotive world descends on the...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
End of the Line for Generous Motors?

It used to be conventional wisdom in American business that “Generous Motors” offered the richest benefits around. GM was an enormously rich company back in the 1950s and 1960s, and GM’s top management used the company’s wealth to attract and retain talent. Fast-forward 50 years, and the...Read More»

2021 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study results
Daily Edition: Jan. 30, 2006

New Expedition Gains EL Edition Ford's new Expedition will come in two versions when it goes on sale in the fall, the company announced last Friday. The new full-size SUV will come in standard and EL extended-wheelbase editions, with the larger Expedition EL delivering 14.8 inches in additional...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK Coupe
Industry Report: Dec. 5, 2005

Jeep Prices Porsche-Slaying SRT8 Grand Cherokee The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will cost about half as much as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo it beats in a 0-60 run, the Chrysler Group said in a release on Thursday. The new HEMI-powered SUV will sport a base price tag of $39,995 when it goes on sale...Read More»

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Daily Edition: Nov. 28, 2005

Toyota Chips Away at GM Toyota Motor Corp. is moving steadily closer to its goal of unseating General Motors Corp. as the world's leading automaker. In fact, with General Motors preparing to slash production capacity in North America by one million units over the next three years, Toyota is...Read More»

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door LX 4WD 3.5L Auto Side Exterior View
Daily Edition: Nov. 23, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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