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Live from Tokyo!

Makers focusing on battery-electrics.

by on Oct.25, 2017

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show is underway! The biennial show will trumpet the debut of scores of new products, especially new electric vehicles laden with advanced technologies aimed bringing autonomous vehicles to the world’s roadways sooner rather than later.

TheDetroitBureau.com is covering this year’s event closely, bringing you the latest updates and new vehicles as well as the insights from executives and other industry observers. News is breaking regularly so check back often for the most current information. (more…)

Toyota to Highlight Cars that Can Read Motorists Emotions at Upcoming Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese giant to begin testing autonomous EVs by 2020.

by on Oct.16, 2017

The next iteration of Toyota's Concept-i can determine if a driver is sleepy or hungry and adapt accordingly.

Hungry? Tired? Frustrated? Toyota plans to reveal a concept vehicle that will be able to not only tell if you are too tired to drive but also read more subtle emotions and adjust the way it drives – or even take over driving duties entirely. It will also be able to converse with a motorist using artificial intelligence.

The Japanese giant gave a hint of what it has in mind at last January’s Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas. A more advanced version of the Concept-I prototype will make its debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and Toyota said Monday that it plans to begin testing autonomous electric vehicles by 2020 that will share many of the features found in the concept car.

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“By using AI technology, we want to expand and enhance the driving experience, making cars an object of affection again,” said Makoto Okabe, general manager of Toyota’s EV business planning division, during a preview in Tokyo. (more…)

Mazda Bringing New Rotary Concept to Tokyo

Look out! Here comes another "dead" rotary engine.

by on Sep.19, 2017

Mazda resurrected the rotary engine for its RX-Vision concept a few years ago and will have another rotary-powered concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

Five years after “killing” its famous Wankel rotary engine, Mazda is making plans to bring a rotary-powered concept to the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

Actually, Mazda’s production of the rotary may have ended in 2012, the Japanese automaker has kicked around several in-house concepts of the powerplant, the latest being the RX- Vision. However, a top Mazda official told Auto Express that it plans to rollout another rotary concept in October.

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“With the Tokyo Motor Show, we will be introducing a new design concept. You can think of it as an evolution of theme of the RX-Vision,” said Matsuhiro Tanaka, Mazda’s vice president of research and development. (more…)

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.

The Journal of Record!

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…)