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Live From The Geneva Motor Show

Global automakers descend on Switzerland for the season's big show.

by on Mar.03, 2014

The 84th annual Geneva Motor Show is winding down. Many of the 146 new models have made their debuts and been dissected, examined and even fawned over by the world’s automotive press. The introductions have run the gamut from the new Jeep Renegade to the Maserati Alfieri and Lamborghini Huracan as well as BMW’s new 2-Series Active Tourer. TheDetroitBureau.com has been scouring the show floor to bring you the new model introductions as well as all the breaking news, but all of that concludes today.

Check the jump page for our complete round-up…and keep coming back for the final updates from Geneva!

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Mazda Says No to New Miata Rumors

No Chicago Auto Show debut planned.

by on Jan.20, 2014

Sorry, says Mazda, but we'll have to wait to get a first look at the next-generation Miata.

As much as we’d like to see the next-generation Mazda Miata land in showrooms by, well, yesterday, it appears we’re going to have show some patience.  Widespread reports that the new 2-seater would be unveiled at next month’s Chicago Auto Show just aren’t accurate, it turns out.

“It’s not true,” Mazda’s chief U.S. spokesman Jeremy Barnes tells TheDetroitBureau.com.  “File that under the heading of ‘Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.”

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That’s too bad because Mazda – and the Miata – have always had a special relationship with the Windy City, the little sports car making its original debut at the Chicago Auto Show exactly a quarter-century ago.

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Land Rover Paints it Black with Most Expensive Range Rover Ever

Only 100 Autobiography Black Models slated for the US market in 2014.

by on Nov.19, 2013

Range Rover nudges the $200,000 mark with its most expensive model ever, the Autobiography Black.

You’ll have to move fast – and hope to have a big chunk of available change – if you plan to get one of the new Range Rover Autobiography Black models. The British marque plans to import only 100 of what will be the most expensive version ever of the flagship SUV for 2014.

You may also need a cue card to remember the formal name of the new offering, officially dubbed the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black edition. The good news is that for $185,000 – before delivery charges, taxes and other fees – you’ll also get the longest list of standard features ever found on a Range Rover.

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The basic shape is familiar, picking up with the all-new, all-aluminum version of the Range Rover introduced for the 2013 model-year. To broaden the big ute’s appeal – especially in China where affluent motorists are more often than not using chauffeurs – parent Land Rover has introduced a new long-wheelbase version for the ’14 model-year.

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Jaguar to Reveal New F-Type Coupe at LA Auto Show

North American launch in spring 2014.

by on Nov.05, 2013

The Coupe version of the Jaguar F-Type will reach U.S. dealer showrooms next spring.

Hoping to expand upon the success of its new F-Type convertible, Jaguar plans to introduce a coupe version of the sports car at the upcoming LA Auto Show and follow up with an Asian preview at the Tokyo Motor Show a day later.

Dubbed the “spiritual successor” to the legendary E-Type, the Jaguar F-Type has scored a long list of kudos – and strong sales – since its debut earlier this year, including honors as the World Car Design of the Year.

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“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the F-Type Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupe is a uniquely satisfying process – and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-Type Coupe raises the bar yet again,” said Jaguar’s global design director Ian Callum.

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Over 50 Models Set for Debut at LA Auto Show

New Mini, Porsche Macan among products confirmed for show.

by on Aug.02, 2013

The production version of the Macan will take its formal bow at the upcoming LA Auto Show, organizers have announced.

Automakers aren’t the only ones vying for attention.  Auto shows are also battling it out, in this case to land the vehicle previews that will get them not only headlines but hordes of both the media and the masses.

The Los Angeles Motor Show appears to have done a good job convincing manufacturers to come to Southern California this coming November, organizers announcing they’ll have “more than 50” new products to reveal for the first time. That includes a mix of conventional vehicles as well as the green machines the LA show has become increasingly known for in recent years.

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“As the first major North American show of the season, Los Angeles sets the tone for 2014, and we expect that automakers will pull out all the stops to excite new-car buyers. In virtually every category, from the greenest electric vehicle to high-horsepower performance models, the technological advancements we are seeing today eclipse all previous automotive eras,” said Terri Toennies, the LA Auto Show’s new General Manager.

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Subaru Delivers Surprise with New WRX Concept

Lower, wider, lighter. But engine details are on hold.

by on Mar.28, 2013

Subaru hints at what's to come with the WRX Concept.

For now, Subaru is calling the little sports coupe on display at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center a “concept,’ but what you see is almost certain to be what you get – with only the most subtle tweaks – once the next-generation Subaru WRX goes into production for 2014.

The WRX is not only the halo car for the Subaru brand but a benchmark for the “rice-burner” market that includes such competitors as the Honda Civic Si and Mitsubishi Evo, so Subaru has a lot riding on the new model.

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The Subaru WRX Concept’s design is meant to emphasize the show car’s turbocharged power and all-wheel-drive grip while adopting a more agile and athletic form.  But some of the biggest changes aren’t immediately visible, Subaru putting an emphasis on reducing the performance coupe’s overall weight and lowering its center of gravity.

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2014 Highlander Caps Toyota’s Product Offensive

New safety features and a more “sleek” design.

by on Mar.27, 2013

Toyota's 2014 Highlander is the centerpiece of the maker's New York Auto Show stand.

Like an army on the march, Toyota is moving ahead with one of its largest product offensives ever, rolling into New York with the new iteration of the its most popular utility vehicle, the 2014 Highlander.

The new version of the midsize Highlander is designed to continue Toyota’s new focus on “passionate” design, something the maker admits has been a critical weakness that it hopes to address with all of its brands. The new look for the Toyota Highlander is mean to convey a sense of refinement and strength, which complements a new interior with seating for up to eight as well as an array of standard features.

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In line with the family buyers midsize crossover-utes like Highlander appeal to, the 2014 update will add a number of new safety features, including optional Blind Spot Monitor and Cross-Traffic Alert.

The 2014 Toyota Highlander will come with three powertrain choices: a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, a new 3.5-liter V-6 mated to an equally new six-speed automatic, and a V-6-powered Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain for enhanced mileage and lower emissions.

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Cadillac Changing Game with Third-Generation CTS

No more “tweener” car.

by on Mar.26, 2013

The Vsport version of the 2014 Cadillac CTS -- shown during its NY debut -- will feature the new 420-horsepower Twin Turbo V6.

It’s been a good year, so far, for Cadillac.  The new ATS compact took honors as the North American Car of the Year and, along with the equally new XTS, Caddy sales have shown the sort of momentum General Motors’ flagship brand it hasn’t seen in years.

Yet, the real story begins this week at the Big Apple’s Jacob Javits Center, where New York Auto Show Show-goers are getting their first look at the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS.  After years of trying to position the sedan in its own distinct niche, the new model is about to go head-to-head with some of the toughest competitors in the luxury market.

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“Cadillac has been on a journey the last 10 years,” since the original CTS debuted, introducing the marque’s distinctive Art & Science design language, says Cadillac Design Director Mark Adams, “And there’s no question the CTS has been the backbone of that journey.”

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Buick Unveils new 2014 Regal Sedan

Taking aim at younger, high-tech buyers

by on Mar.26, 2013

Buick gives the 2014 Regal a more familial look, including new fascia, grille and headlamps.

It’s a big week for Buick, General Motors’ “near-luxury” brand using the New York International Auto Show to roll out a pair of redesigned models critical to reviving Buick’s faltering momentum.

The show features both the redesigned LaCrosse and updated Regal, the latter and smaller version of the two getting some modest exterior and interior tweaks – and an assortment of new radar- and camera-based safety features – including rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, blind spot assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert and collision mitigation as well as adaptive cruise control.

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“The new 2014 Regal is more expressive, more connected and more technologically advanced,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “The new Regal gives those discerning buyers more of the technologically advanced features they want in a modern luxury sedan, all with the style and refinement they expect from Buick.”

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Big Week in the Big Apple as NY Auto Show Opens

More than two dozen new models set for introduction.

by on Mar.26, 2013

Images of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS have already begun to leak out ahead of its NY debut.

It’s going to be a big week in the Big Apple as the New York International Auto Show gets set to open its doors to a flood of journalists, industry executives and potential buyers.

The last of the big U.S. car shows before the industry takes a summer break, the NYIAS takes on more significance than it has in years with at least two dozen new cars, trucks and crossovers scheduled to make their debut at the Jacob Javits convention center.   Those range from low-end models like the Kia Forte Koup to Cadillac’s third-generation CTS luxury sedan.

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Automakers are hoping that the timing of this year’s New York Auto Show coincides with the continuing revival of the U.S. automotive market. Sales surged at a double-digit pace last year and are echoing that growth so far in 2013. By some of the more optimistic forecasts, the market could jump from 14.5 million to as much as 15.5 million this year – though that is still below the record numbers of early in the new millennium, when Americans bought as many as 17 million new vehicles in a single year.

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