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Detroit Auto Show: All You Need to Know

Detroit Auto Show: All You Need to Know

The press previews are over but there’s still a lot more news to come from the 2013 North American International Auto Show and TheDetroitBureau.com will continue bringing you the latest product news, concept close-ups and interviews with the industry newsmakers...
BMW 4-Series in the Flesh in Detroit

BMW 4-Series in the Flesh in Detroit

Is there some danger in moving the coupe version of the BMW’s vaunted 3-Series to a new nomenclature? Probably not. BMW pulled the cover off the 4-Series Concept Coupe today at the Detroit Auto Show. Ian Robertson, member of BMW AG’s Board of Management, said...
Nissan Begins U.S. Leaf Production

Nissan Begins U.S. Leaf Production

Electric vehicle sales have been disappointing, but that isn’t stopping Nissan from plowing ahead with plans to expand production of its Leaf EV. Nissan began U.S. assembly of the Leaf on Wednesday, marking the latest milestone in the automaker’s plans to...
Show Brings World-class Automotive Art to Detroit

Show Brings World-class Automotive Art to Detroit

While you’re downtown for this year’s Detroit auto show, make some time to stop by the Compuware Building, to see works by some of the world’s best automotive artists. This will be the second-annual Detroit Knows Cars Automobile Art Exhibit. It runs Jan. 10-27 in the...
Toyota Offers Wireless Cellphone Charging in Avalon

Toyota Offers Wireless Cellphone Charging in Avalon

After inventing alternating current electrical transmission, Nikolai Tesla became obsessed with wireless electric transmission. He even created the scary Tesla Coil to demonstrate the concept. Tesla’s wireless electricity transmission was ahead of its time and...
Nissan Opens US Leaf Battery Plant

Nissan Opens US Leaf Battery Plant

Nissan took a major step toward U.S. production of its Leaf electric vehicle with the beginning of lithium-ion battery production in at its plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Smyrna is the third location for production of Leaf batteries. The new battery facility is located right...
First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport

First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport

It’s a jungle out there and you need a vehicle that can handle it. Pitted trails, obstacles to avoid, narrow spots to fit through. Yep, the parking lot can be a real test for any vehicle … Oh, you thought this was about the REAL jungle? As in vines, mud holes and...
Porsche’s Shows Off New Experience Center

Porsche’s Shows Off New Experience Center

Think having the chance to drive your new sports car on a closed test track and handling course might be enough to close the deal? Porsche thinks so. At the groundbreaking for its new North American headquarters in Atlanta, the automaker announced that the 26.4-acre...
Learning to Use a New Electronic Gizmo? Ask a Kid

Learning to Use a New Electronic Gizmo? Ask a Kid

Everyone knows that if you need to learn how to use a new electronic toy, talk to a young person. General Motors has obviously heard that advice, so it’s hired a group of young, tech-savvy people to serve as connected customer specialists to train GM dealers and...