The production model will be vastly different from the concept that was the target of criticism for its polarizing styling. “It will be very contemporary, very elegant,” the automaker’s top U.S. executive promises....More
Rather than turn to a full-aluminum body, Reid Bigland says Ram is integrating the material where it makes sense, such as the hood, and is achieving class-leading fuel economy by developing innovative powertrains....More
The coupe and sedan, displayed in their world premiere at this year’s North American International Auto Show, go on sale simultaneously early this summer with a more powerful engine, aggressively bolstered seats, bold styling and an emphasis on lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber.
Automatic emergency braking, head-up display and advanced connectivity and infotainment options round out a list of available features, but Hyundai says the starting price will be under $40,000....More
Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses....More
Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful....More