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Auto Veterans Lutz, Fisker Team Up

Partner with industrialist Gilbert Villarreal to form VLF Automotive.

by on Jan.11, 2016

The "dream team" of Villarreal, Lutz and Fisker team up for the VLF's Force 1 supercar debuting in Detroit.

Two automotive industry veterans are planning to make a return to the market, Danish designer Henrik Fisker and former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz serving as two of the key partners in the new VLF Automotive.

They’ll be joined by industrialist Gilbert Villarreal in the venture, which will present its limited-edition supercar, the Force 1, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.

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“I’m honored to become a partner in this automotive ‘Dream Team’,” said Fisker, who served as the chief designer at Aston on projects like the DB9 before setting up his own venture, Fisker Automotive. That plug-in hybrid maker went bankrupt in 2013. (more…)

Buick Encore Tops List of Vehicles for New Graduates

Autotrader produces top 10 list of cars for new degree holders.

by on May.29, 2015

Autotrader tapped the 2015 Buick Encore at the top choice for new graduates.

Graduation season is here! For many college graduates that means big parties, envelopes stuffed with congratulatory cash and the start of their lives.

Some of that cash may be used for an immediate need: a new car! However, there are many choices and what is best for one graduate may not work for another. Fortunately, Autotrader has compiled a list of possibilities.

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“Any time someone goes through a major life change, such as graduating college, they need to determine if their current ride makes sense for their lifestyle, from both a financial and functional perspective,” said Brian Moody, site editor for Autotrader. (more…)

Live from the Chicago Auto Show

Trucks, trucks and more trucks!

by on Feb.12, 2015

The 107th Chicago Auto Show is now in it’s second day on the shores of Lake Michigan. The first day featured a bonanza of new product debuts and breaking news and day two appears to be following the same course. Thousands of media and automotive executives are roaming the 1 million square feet of center to examine and discuss the latest debuts from the world’s automakers.

While trucks, SUVs and small crossovers led yesterday’s coverage, small sports cars made headlines too and are likely to continue making news.

Even though today brings the media portion to a close, there are still plenty of intros to cover and executives to query, and continues to ensure you are receiving the latest auto news no matter how quickly its made or who is making it. Today will be a frenzy of activity at McCormick Place before the largest consumer show opens its doors to the public so please check back often for updates throughout the day. (more…)

Live From the Detroit Auto Show

Speed and power dominate this year’s show.

by on Jan.12, 2015

The North American International Auto Show has drawn to a close…for the media anyway. In just a few short days, hundreds of thousands of people will begin flocking to Cobo Hall in Detroit to see, touch and kick the tires on the latest models and newest innovations.

Just because the doors are closed for the media, however, doesn’t mean that’s team is done delivering show-related news. We’ve ferreted out plenty of additional stories during our time on the show floor. So, please continue to keep checking our updated list, below, for more news from the 2015 North American International Auto Show.


Live From the Paris Motor Show

Debuts of super cars, electric cars and hybrids drive biennial show.

by on Oct.02, 2014

The thousands of reporters, photographers and auto executives that descended upon Paris have turned out the lights on the Paris Motor Show. During the two days of the biennial show, automakers around the world displayed some of their most innovative, advanced and stunning new vehicles.

The show featured an electric-vehicle only pavilion where global makers made a variety of impressive and cutting-edge debuts during the show. While the show is over, there is still plenty of news coming from the “City of Light.” is still bringing you the latest news involving show. (more…)

Blistering August Sales Swell Luxury Vehicle Numbers

Frenzied month may mean slower September

by on Sep.03, 2014

Lexus captured the August luxury car sales crown. It's the second month in a row the Japanese brand has done so.

Luxury car sales remained brisk during August as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus as well as Audi all posted healthy sales increases last month in what has become an increasingly contest sales.

As it did in July, Lexus bested its German rivals for luxury sales leadership by selling 32,809 cars and utility vehicles. Lexus sales increased 10.1%.

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“It was a great market from top to bottom in August,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “Lexus had its second straight record-setting month as both passenger cars and luxury utility vehicles posted solid gains.” (more…)

New Car Sales Soar in May

Ford defies expert predictions with small sales increase.

by on Jun.03, 2014

Jeep Wranger saw its best May sales ever last month. The Jeep brand overall was up 58% during the period.

Buoyed by fantastic weather and a fifth weekend for dealers to move metal, new vehicle sales during demonstrated renewed strength in May.

Those factors helped Jeep post its best monthly sales in history and led General Motors to predict it would gain marketshare this year.

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General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai and Audi all reported increased sales during May. (more…)

Our 2014 North American International Auto Show Round-Up

Newest models display technology, style and power.

by on Jan.13, 2014

Over the past few days we’ve seen more than 50 cars, trucks, concepts and crossovers debuting at this year’s North American International Auto Show – plus plenty of other breaking news. And continues to bring you more news and behind-the-scenes reports from the year’s most important auto show.

Here’s our handy guide to our complete coverage. Make sure to keep coming back as we add more!


Buick Regal Name Will Reappear in the U.S.

A first look at the latest mid-size offering tomorrow in TDB.

by on Nov.11, 2009

Regal will return to the U.S. sometime next eyar as testing is completed.

The Regal will return to the U.S. sometime next year as final testing is completed.

Buick executives have told dealers that Buick’s next mid-size sport sedan will be the Buick Regal.

This will continue what GM is calling the “transformation of Buick” that began with the luxury crossover, the Buick Enclave and continues this year with the launch of the 2010 LaCrosse premium sedan, according to dealers who attended a business meeting.

Both Enclave and LaCrosse have been well received in the marketplace.

The Regal name, of course, has played a large role in Buick’s history for decades as a sporty offering. And Regal continues to be one of the top Buick nameplates recalled by consumers even though it’s been out of the market for the past six years, according to Buick marketing executives who defended the use of and old name for a completely new car.

Buick, whose brand is now stronger in China than in its home country, is attempting to reposition itself. The latest buzzwords include Buick’s description as a “modern, premium marque with vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, personal technologies, luxurious interiors and responsive performance.” Insiders say that future new sedans and crossovers will continue to expand Buick’s portfolio in both North America and China. will have a detailed first look at the latest sign of life at Buick tomorrow.