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Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

Chrysler will add a diesel option for the Ram 1500 pickup, making it the only automaker to offer the high-mileage technology on a half-ton truck. It could be a significant additional inducement the announcement coming barely a month after the Ram 1500 was named North...
As Truck Wars Heat Up Ram Ramps Up Production

As Truck Wars Heat Up Ram Ramps Up Production

Truck sales took a spectacular tumble when the economy crashed but with the housing market showing signs of revival pickups could be one of the year’s hot products — and Chrysler is ready to take advantage of the fact that it was recently named North...
GM Names New Labor Relations Vice President

GM Names New Labor Relations Vice President

General Motors named Jim Glynn as vice president of North American labor relations on Monday. Glynn replaces Cathy Clegg, who was named global manufacturing engineering vice president, replacing the retiring Eric Stevens. Glynn will be responsible for the automaker’s...
Honda Offers Siri Integration

Honda Offers Siri Integration

Honda will integrate Apple’s Siri intelligent assistant into its vehicles as an option for customers who own iPhones. Siri’s is a potentially significant development for an auto industry where carmakers are scrambling to equip vehicles with the next big...
Toyota, BMW Expected to Sign Fuel Cell Agreement

Toyota, BMW Expected to Sign Fuel Cell Agreement

Nearly seven months after announcing an expansion to their alliance, Toyota and BMW appear ready to announce the first fruits of their partnership. According to published reports, Toyota is close to inking an agreement to license its fuel cell vehicle technology to...
Guangzhou Shows Three Vehicles in Detroit

Guangzhou Shows Three Vehicles in Detroit

Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group showed off three vehicles, including a hybrid and an electric vehicle, at a press conference at the Detroit Auto Show. While the company has no plans to sell its vehicles in the U.S. market, it came to the North American...
Shelby Focus ST and GT500 Wide Body Unveiled

Shelby Focus ST and GT500 Wide Body Unveiled

During his exile from Ford, Carroll Shelby worked with Dodge on hopped up hatchbacks, like the Dodge Omni GLH-S and the Dodge Shelby Charger. Now just months after founder Carroll Shelby’s death, the company is carrying on the pocket rocket tradition with a new Shelby...
Tesla Says it Has the Cash to Fund its Plan

Tesla Says it Has the Cash to Fund its Plan

Tesla will begin selling the mid-level 230-mile version of its Model S battery-electric sedan within a month and will roll out a lower-priced model by spring. Tesla, which launched sales of its battery sedan last summer, has struggled to get the Model S project up to...
Furia Suggests Toyota’s Future Design Direction

Furia Suggests Toyota’s Future Design Direction

Toyota is hinting at its future design direction for small cars with its Corolla Furia Concept, unveiled at the Detroit auto show. Toyota calls the concept a styling study that builds on brand’s priority to develop “more dramatic, expressively designed vehicles.” The...
Honda Urban SUV Concept Introduced

Honda Urban SUV Concept Introduced

What, you were expecting an Element redux? Two years after ending production of the intentionally ugly-duckling boxy Element, Honda showed the Urban SUV Concept, a thinly disguised look at a new small crossover that will slot in below the CR-V in the Honda lineup at...
BMW Reveals M6 Gran Coupe in Detroit

BMW Reveals M6 Gran Coupe in Detroit

Coupe-like sedans are all the rage and now BMW is bringing the M treatment to its 6-Series Gran Coupe. The Bavarian automaker unveiled the M6 Gran Coupe today at the North American International Auto Show. The M6 Grand Coupe will fill one of the few blank spaces left...