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Feeling Steadier, Ford Remakes F-150, the Nation’s No. 1 Vehicle – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BMW goes on sports car blitz for Detroit show – USA TODAY

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray wins Car of the Year honors – CNNMoney

  General Motors has swept top honors at the Detroit auto show Monday as the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won Car of the Year honors while the Chevrolet Silverado took the Truck of the Year award. The awards, announced Monday, are another sign of a comeback for the automaker. This is the first time the Chevrolet brand has ever won both awards and the first GM (GM, Fortune 500) sweep since…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Poor US Sales Are a Drag on Volkswagen’s Ambitions – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Feeling Steadier, Ford Remakes F-150, the Nation’s No. 1 Vehicle – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Toyota’s suddenly feeling sporty with new FT-1 – CNBC.com

Asked what engine it was fitted with, Toyota officials were vague, however, a company spokesman later explaining that the FT-1 concept was not a working “runner.” But the concept was to outfit it with a conventional internal combustion engine, and not one of the hybrid powertrains the Japanese maker has become known for—clearly in a bid to show it can deliver some traditional, classic automotive muscle. But whether that would…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Poor US Sales Are a Drag on Volkswagen’s Ambitions – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hot Cars at the Detroit Auto Show – ABC News

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 18. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — PORSCHE 911 TARGA: Porsche is dialing up the 911 with two new models, the Targa 4 and 4S. As with the original 1965 Targa, the new models feature a roof bar,…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ford’s New F-150 May Pave The Way For More Aluminum Cars – NPR

i i hide captionAt Detroit’s North American International Auto on Monday, Ford unveiled the new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. Carlos Osorio/AP At Detroit’s North American International Auto on Monday, Ford unveiled the new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. Carlos Osorio/AP The North American International Auto show begins this week in Detroit, a preview of the most important car technology…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Detroit Auto Show: Mary Barra, New GM Chief, Steals the Spotlight – Wall Street Journal

DETROIT—Cars are usually the stars of auto shows. But this year, Mary Barra is giving the new models a run for their money. Ms. Barra, who takes the helm of General Motors Co. on Wednesday, made her public debut here at the North American International Auto Show over the weekend. On Monday, hordes of reporters, photographers and TV crews fell over themselves, tripped over furniture and bounced off the walls…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ford’s New F-150 May Pave The Way For More Aluminum Cars – NPR

i i hide captionAt Detroit’s North American International Auto on Monday, Ford unveiled the new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. Carlos Osorio/AP At Detroit’s North American International Auto on Monday, Ford unveiled the new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. Carlos Osorio/AP The North American International Auto show begins this week in Detroit, a preview of the most important car technology…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 BMW M4 much more than a name change – CNET

BMW showed off the all-new M4, the coupe version of the M3 sedan, at the 2014 Detroit auto show. (Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET) DETROIT — Sport driving enthusiasts long revered the M3 as a high-performance, somewhat affordable car for road and track. Those enthusiasts will have to get used to saying M4 instead, the new name for the previous M3 coupe. Beyond a simple name change, however, the M4 and its…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Detroit Car Show Preview: Ford, BMW, and Chrysler Try to Reshape the Industry – Businessweek

The car business isn’t so much about making great new models as it is about remaking them—again and again. For every revolutionary release there are scores of steady sellers updated and refreshed annually. For every Tesla (TSLA), there are hundreds of Toyota Camrys. And when a particular model is really hot—when buyers are flocking to it—is precisely when car buffs and investors are asking how the next version is going…

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Buffing a Battered City’s Image – New York Times

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

Detroit Auto Show: Ford bets big on aluminum with F-150 truck – Los Angeles Times

[Updated 9:49 a.m. Jan. 13: The 2015 model truck debuted Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, weighing 700 pounds less than the old one. After its introduction on the floor of the Joe Louis Arena, Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields acknowledged that working with aluminum was more expensive than steel. REAL-TIME updates from Detroit Auto Show “But given the volume we are working with,” Fields said, “we will find…

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

Chrysler trumpets shared design with Fiat as Chrysler 200 debuts – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – The Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan to be rolled out this week at the Detroit auto show will be the third model built on the same European-based vehicle architecture by Chrysler Group LLC, as the company moves forward with a design strategy focused on slashing development times and costs. Chrysler and its Italian parent, Fiat SpA (FIA.MI), are playing catch-up with other global automakers such as crosstown rivals…

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

Aluminum Revolution: Ford Introduces a New F-150 – ABC News

Ford pickups have been doing the country’s work for 66 years. They’ve hauled grain, towed logs and plowed snow. They’ve cleared debris after tornadoes and pulled floats in the Rose Bowl parade. They’ve shouldered those loads with parts forged from steel. Until now. On Monday, Ford unveils a new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. The lighter material shaves as much as 700 pounds off the…

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

Toyota’s FT-1 sports car concept points to future – USA TODAY

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

Chevrolet Doubles Up for Car and Truck of the Year – New York Times

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014

The Chrysler 200 Gets a Reboot – New York Times

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014