Five Automotive Predictions for the New Decade

January 28, 2020 at 12:39 PM

What worked in the past is going to be challenged in the future—if not outright eliminated by technological changes

A Quick Word About Electric Trucks @ GM Detroit-Hamtramck

January 27, 2020 at 2:28 PM

GM sees an all-electric future. It must have quite the telescope

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

January 27, 2020 at 12:47 AM

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Green Luxury

January 24, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Michigan Mobility Proving Grounds Adds Tech Park

January 21, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Fledgling autonomous vehicle test center seeks tenants, increased utilization  

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

January 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”

Who Won the 2020 NACTOY Awards?

January 13, 2020 at 1:55 PM

The final ballots are actually tabulated and kept secret by Deloitte before being revealed on stage in Detroit. . . .

Car Sales in China to Drop Again

January 13, 2020 at 11:10 AM

China, the world’s largest car market, contracted by 8% to 25.8 million vehicles last year and is likely to shrink another 2% in 2020.

Ford Super Duty: Let It Snow

January 10, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Ford says it has best-in-class snowplow rating

Dance, Dance, Dance: Elon Musk’s Remarkable Performance

January 10, 2020 at 8:47 AM

As bizarre as some of his behavior is, there is absolutely no question that Musk has had a positive, transformative effect on the auto industry.

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

January 07, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.

Five Red Cars for Christmas

December 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Things you probably wished you got for Christmas, not under your tree, but in the driveway. . .

EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

December 23, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

December 23, 2019 at 6:00 AM

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

December 23, 2019 at 2:02 AM

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

December 20, 2019 at 10:39 AM

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.

Fast Christmas

December 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Why not get a limited-edition Mustang Shelby GT350 for that special someone on your list?

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

December 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Tesla Makes Towing Chic

December 18, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Sure, some people like to tow. Many of them buy HD trucks to do so. Now EVs enter the arena.

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

December 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.