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Dodge Continues Demon’s Slow Striptease

Expect something around 900 hp – and factory stock, street legal drag tires.

by on Mar.03, 2017

Dodge continues to let out Demon details in drips and drabs before the New York Auto Show.

Drip, drip, drip.

We are still more than a month away from the New York International Auto Show. And that means we have a lot more teasers coming from Fiat Chrysler as it slowly preps us for the Big Apple debut of the Dodge Demon.

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What appears to be indisputable is that the special-edition Challenger will take the Hellcat up by several big notches, turning out an estimated 900 horsepower, or somewhere around 200 more than the current, 707 hp Challenger Hellcat. (more…)

Chinese Automaker Opening R&D Facility in US

Site will be in Michigan or California.

by on Jan.13, 2017

GAC announced plans to open a new research center in the U.S. by the end of the year.

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., which is eager to break into the U.S. market, used a press conference at the North American International Auto Show to announce that it plans to open Research and Development center in the U.S.

The center will open this year, probably with a few months, GAC.

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The location of the center hasn’t been announced yet but chances are it will be either in California or in Michigan where several Chinese companies linked to the auto industry, including Nexteer and SAIC have opened offices in recent years. (more…)

Live From Detroit!

This year's event adds AutoMobili-D technology show to the mix.

by on Jan.12, 2017

The 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is now winding down the media portion of the show and getting ready to raise big money at the annual charity ball and then opening its doors to the public.

Of course, TheDetroitBureau.com is still writing stories uncovered during the show so keeping checking the site often for additional must-know news and the latest updates.

The latest news from the show: (more…)

Trump Stealing the Detroit Auto Show

Despite exposure, auto execs claim Trump's tweets won't change business plans.

by on Jan.09, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has been creating quite a buzz during this year's North American International Auto Show.

Forget new product and self-driving cars. The buzz around the North American International Auto Show revolved around President Donald J. Trump’s tweets and claims.

But the automakers were generally digging in their heels and saying they were moving forward with the plans already in the works.

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General Motors executives said they automaker planned to go ahead with plans to build the new GMC Terrain unveiled during the auto show in Mexico and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. chief executive Sergio Marchionne said the company was moving forward with plans to build the Jeep Compass in Mexico. (more…)

Kia Ready to Spice Up Hot Hatch Market with New Picanto

Maker replacing Rio with updated model.

by on Dec.22, 2016

Kia is offering up an artist's take on its new subcompact hatchback, the Picanto. It plans to reveal the new model early next year.

Kia is looking to make a little noise above and beyond its new sports car, the Stinger, it plans to show off at the Detroit Auto Show — with the new Picanto.

The South Korean automaker released some artist renderings of the new A-segment city car it plans to reveal sometime early next year. No word if that reveal will come at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit or perhaps in Chicago, Geneva or even New York.

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It could be after the Detroit auto show, which would allow the maker’s new Stinger to enjoy the spotlight alone. (more…)

BMW Set to Reveal All-New 5 Series at Detroit Auto Show

BMW Concept X2 to make U.S. debut.

by on Dec.19, 2016

BMW is planning to unveil its new 5 Series at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

BMW has some big plans for the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, highlighted by the debut of the latest-generation 5 Series family.

That now includes a broad range of models, including the mainstream midsize luxury sedan, the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid, and the high-performance all-wheel-drive BMW M5501 xDrive sedan.

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But BMW s intent on offering something for seemingly everybody – well, every potential luxury car buyer, at least – from the top line 7-Series plug-in, the 740e xDrive iPerformance sedan down to its new urban prototype, the BMW Concept X2. (more…)

GM Set to Unveil Two CUV Makeovers at NAIAS

Detroit maker hopes to gain momentum in growing ute market.

by on Dec.15, 2016

The next-generation Chevy Traverse will be bigger when it debuts at the North American International Auto Show next month.

The overall U.S. motor vehicle market is expected to slow in 2017 after three consecutive years of record sales. The exception is the utility-vehicle segment which continues to eat away at sales of sedans and other passenger cars.

So, it’s no surprise that automakers have been flooding the market with new and updated models. General Motors is expected to continue that trend when the North American International Auto Show in Detroit holds its media preview early next month, reports indicating it will reveal at least two revamped crossover-utility vehicle models: complete makeovers of both the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain.

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The two models are expected to move in different directions when it comes to size, the Chevy growing, the GMC shrinking. (more…)

FCA Set To Reveal All-Electric Pacifica Minivan at CES

Could be used in Google autonomous vehicle partnership.

by on Dec.12, 2016

Might the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid be getting a new purely battery-electric sibling? Rumor is the EV concept will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show.

For the moment, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles isn’t saying much about the concept vehicle it plans to unveil next month, but various sources suggest the Euro-American automaker will introduce a full battery-electric version of its new Pacifica minivan.

And, in an unusual step, the concept vehicle will make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, rather than at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-electric Chrysler Pacifica could wind up being used as part of an autonomous vehicle project pairing FCA and Silicon Valley giant Google.

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Late to the battery-car party, FCA appears to be racing to catch up with key rivals, as well as upstarts like Tesla Motors and Chinese-funded Faraday Future. A report by the Bloomberg news service suggests Fiat Chrysler is also working on a pure battery-electric version of one of its Maserati sports cars. (more…)

Detroit Auto Show Ready to Go Mobile with AutoMobili-D

Showcase emphasizes importance of technology in auto industry.

by on Dec.09, 2016

The AutoMobili-D exposition, show in this artist's rendering, is expected to open 50 start-up companies as part of its 120 exhibitors overall.

For years now automakers have been emphasizing the amount of technology used in today’s new cars, trucks and utility vehicles. In fact, so much so that some auto shows are hosting entirely separate “show within a show” style events to showcase that technology.

At the North American International Auto Show, it’s called AutoMobili-D and in its inaugural event, it will feature nearly 50 start-ups from around the world featuring innovative mobility platforms in January at Cobo Center.

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Those start-ups are part of a group of 120 companies overall inhabiting a 120,000 square-foot section of Cobo Center highlighting the latest in autonomous vehicle technology as well as other gee-whiz-advancements for vehicles. (more…)

Kia Puts a Little Zip into New Soul

Maker adds turbocharged model to line-up.

by on Nov.15, 2016

Kia unveiled a new, more powerful turbocharged Soul crossover at the L.A. Auto Show.

The Kia Soul has been around for years but even though its basic shape has changed the ambitious South Korean automaker has continued to keep the popular crossover vehicle fresh.

So during the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia plans to roll out a turbocharged version of the Soul capable of producing 201 horsepower giving one of Kia’s most-popular and most beloved vehicles plenty of zip to go with its easily recognized exterior pizzazz.

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Fans of the Soul had long lobbied for a little more zip in their favorite ride and the 2017 Soul Exclaim delivers, noted Orin Hedrick, Kia Motor America vice president of product planning. (more…)