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
The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear....More
Without solid backing on Wall Street, FCA may have trouble securing favorable credit for the estimated €50 billion needed to reach aggressive volume targets set last May for the Chrysler, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands....More
Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist....More
Should the government publicize vehicle-performance data reported by manufacturers and used to identify potential safety defects? Are thousands of scattered eyes necessarily better than a single trained eye?...More