CHICAGO – Bentley Motors Ltd. is looking forward to a fivefold sales increase this year after the spring release of the Continental GT – a vehicle that’s racking up awards and accolades months before it hits the rarefied super-luxury market....More
CHICAGO – Unveiling its taut Ibuki concept car for the first time in North America at the auto show here, Mazda Motor Corp. serves notice the iconic MX-5 Miata is about to change – perhaps radically....More
CHICAGO – Ford Motor Co.’s investment in a Chicago-area supplier park, as well as its manufacturing facility here, will result in 400 to 600 more jobs than originally expected, the auto maker’s top executive says....More
In the initial aluminum-to-steel production program, GM will be moving cautiously, replacing only a couple of the rivets currently used to test the manufacturing process and prove part durability before moving on to more extensive applications....More
Each vehicle nominated for Wards 10 Best Interiors is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also test the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface.
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
New-car sales in China are expected to grow at least 5% this year. But margins on those sales, already small, have vanished for many dealers. Retailers now are looking to look to areas such as finance and insurance and used-car sales for profits....More