Automobiles

FILE- In a Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept vehicle is presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas, and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals, with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public, Saturday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
January 16, 2018 - 4:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas — and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals — with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public Saturday...
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The new Volkswagen Jetta is presented at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
January 16, 2018 - 2:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Among the many shiny models vying for attention at Detroit's North American International Auto Show are the revamped Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Veloster and Kia Forte. But cars — particularly small ones — are having a tough time getting buyers to look their way as SUVs grow in...
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January 16, 2018 - 1:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (all times local): 8:45 a.m. The Jeep Cherokee compact SUV is getting a big update to better compete in the hottest part of the U.S. auto market. The 2019 Cherokee unveiled Tuesday will get styling tweaks, a new...
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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major face-lift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, gets styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements...
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Wang Qiujing, president of Guangzhou Automobile Group, is interviewed at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. Chinese automaker GAC Motor says it's on track to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2018 - 10:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname. For the past eight years, GAC has sold cars and SUVs under the brand Trumpchi in its home market, but is...
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Members of the media interview Jim Hackett, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company in front of Ford's new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Detroit. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of...
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country pickup is unveiled, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Detroit. The Silverado is the second-best selling vehicle in the U.S. and is outsold only by Ford's F-Series pickups. Big pickup truck sales rose nearly 6 percent last year to almost 2.4 million, even though total U.S. auto sales dropped 2 percent. One in every seven vehicles sold last year was a full-size pickup. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors. For the first time in recent memory, two Detroit...
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Toshiaki Mikoshiba, center, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., reacts after the 2018 Honda Accord won car of the year during the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2018 - 10:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that's twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist. The 10th-generartion Accord edged out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry for the award, which was announced...
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January 14, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the auto and tech industries need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles. During a speech at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,...
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This photo provided by Chevrolet shows the new 2019 Silverado High Country pickup. General Motors is making the new Chevrolet Silverado pickup bigger yet lighter so it’s more fuel efficient. (Courtesy of Chevrolet via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 10:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks. General Motors is taking a big step that way with an all-new Chevrolet Silverado unveiled Saturday night ahead of Detroit's big auto show. The Silverado is...
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