Detroit's big auto show that opened on Monday is being called a big success. Exhibits at the show went through a model change and are all-new; more new cars and concepts are being unveiled for the first time; and statuesque female presenters, deemed to be in poor taste during the recession years, have returned in numbers to display stands to attract male buyers.
Every auto show, these days, is "all about plug-in cars and hybrids," they say. Everyone's gawking at the cherry on top while few notice how different the ice cream underneath is.
The all-electric Nissan Leaf was named the 2011 World Car of The Year at the New York Auto Show on Thursday.
This week, Motor City will be the epicenter of the global auto industry as the Detroit auto show opens.
CNN's John Vause reports on the vehicles being launched at the Beijing Auto Show.
The Beijing Auto Show opens this weekend, and as you'd expect, carmakers from far and near have flocked in. China is their oasis: a market growing relentlessly at a time when the world's richest economies are just now staggering back to their feet.
The most intriguing question facing General Motors is the simplest one: Who's going to get behind the wheel?
Bob Lutz is generally not a close ally of environmentalists.
After finishing off an enviable year for a domestic automaker, Ford Motor Co. won both the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards presented Monday at the start of Detroit's North American International Auto Show.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre promised Monday that taxpayers will make a profit on the $50 billion that Treasury has sunk into the company over the past 13 months.
The annual auto show that kicks off here Monday is very much like the auto industry itself: Greatly relieved to not be on death's door.
This just in from Cobo Hall, Detroit, scene of the 2010 North American International Auto Show:
Take a glimpse of the near future. Electric vehicles and other types of eco-friendly cars are taking center stage at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through November 4.
The much-maligned symbol of motoring in Communist East Germany, the Trabant, is set to make an unlikely comeback as a concept car at this year's International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and MINI showed the world what electric vehicles of the future will look like. And the future of driving looks fun.
Are auto shows going the way of manual typewriters, videotape recorders, and Palm Pilots?
The lines are crisp, the roofline looks sleek, and the wide stance of the wheels gives the car a performance-oriented feeling.
A sign of hope for today's ailing auto industry is here at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, but not where you'd expect to find it.
Reporters hoping for a free appletini mixed by Chrysler chief executive Robert Nardelli at the Detroit Auto Show are in for a disappointment this year.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the opening of the 2009 LA Auto Show.
The automobile is synonymous with the personal freedom and high standard of living of the consumer lifestyle. Greening the motor industry is about proving that that lifestyle is compatible with the fight against climate change.
A car that drives on land and drives through water will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
For 30 minutes, uber-car guy Bob Lutz held forth before an audience of business journalist on the final press day of Detroit's International Auto Show.
One overlooked piece of news coming out of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is that small business is starting to invade the Big Three's territory.
Driving off the end of the Lodge freeway deposits you smack dab in the middle of downtown Detroit. You're welcomed to town by a sculpture of a huge bronze fist that's large enough to TKO Godzilla. This sculpture is just about as friendly as Detroit's January weather, but the two together are no match for the heat generated by what's going on inside Detroit's Cobo Center. It's the 2008 North American International Auto Show, otherwise known as the Detroit Auto Show
General Motors looks like it's on track to win both the Car and Truck of the Year awards at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.
Chrysler's Michael Manley joins CNN to discuss latest models and ideas from the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Frankfurt Auto Show
The world's automakers will try to win customers over with more environmentally friendly cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week as they tout new vehicles with hybrid propulsion and more advanced, cleaner engines.
After a sale was postponed to answer questions about the car's racing history, an ultra-rare 1939 German racing car expected to fetch the highest price on record for any automobile did not find a buyer at an auction.
Here are some of the companies whose shares were active in Wednesday trading:
General Motors will unveiled a new compact car for its Saturn division at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday.
The Ford Five Hundred will get a new old name for 2008 model year. It will be called the Taurus. And, as before, its Mercury cousin, now called the Montego, will be named the Sable.
Car companies are coming up with a lot of radical ideas. Here are ten that should go the distance, from Detroit's 2007 North American International Auto Show.
General Motors will unveil a new compact car for its Saturn division at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday.
The new Toyota Tundra, the Japanese automaker's first entry into the full-size pickup market dominated by U.S. automakers, got a positive review from an interesting source Tuesday: General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, who heads the automakers' product development efforts.
Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda has gotten a much-needed vote of confidence from his boss, DaimlerChrysler chairman Dieter Zetsche. But LaSorda has a lot of work to do after Chrysler lost $1.5 billion in the third quarter because of overproduction and slumping light truck sales, and it's in the midst of a vast cost-cutting scheme.
General Motors kicked off the North American International Auto Show by sweeping the show's car and truck of the year awards for the first time in the company's history.
The U.S. auto industry gathers here this week for the annual auto show after a turbulent year, ahead of a year that promises to be even more momentous.
For the next couple of days, you won't be able to escape the avalanche of news from the Detroit auto show. Manufacturers will do everything in their power to focus attention on the models they'll be unveiling. They have compiled elaborate information kits and planned glitzy product reveals to extract the last ounce of glamour and drama from the displays.
The belief that General Motors has all the environmental sensitivity of a panda fur wholesaler has been widespread for a long time.
General Motors is working on a plug-in hybrid version of its redesigned Saturn Vue SUV, the company's CEO announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The concept cars shown at the Paris motor show this week might present a glimpse of shape of things to come, but across the Atlantic a car is being developed that is radically reinventing not just the car itself but also our relationship with the automobile.
A new Mini Cooper was unveiled this week at the Paris Motor Show. You might not notice the difference right away, but, in reality, everything about the little car has been changed.
A new Mini Cooper is being unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show. You might not notice the difference right away, but, in reality, everything about the little car has been changed.
Carlos Ghosn was expected to tell General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner that GM could save at least $10 billion a year by entering into an alliance with the two automakers Ghosn heads, Renault and Nissan Motor, according to a published report.
At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, which opens to the press on Thursday, Dodge will unveil a new Avenger sedan concept.
Winning "Best of Show" at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show, taking place this weekend in California, can add 50 percent or more to the value of a collectible car, one that's already worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
In 1966, you could go to Hertz and rent a Shelby GT350-H, a 306-horsepower high-performance version of the Ford Mustang.
The iconic Jeep Wrangler adds an unheard-of feature in a version unveiled Wednesday at the New York Auto Show. For the 2007 model year, Wrangler buyers can get one with four doors.
If you take a look at the car's being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, which opens to the public Thursday, you'll see some vehicles that look strangely familiar. But then, somehow, not quite.
In late 1995, six months after Toyota decided to move forward with its revolutionary hybrid, the Prius, and two years before the car was supposed to go into production in Japan, the engineers worki...
New York (FORTUNE Magazine) - In late 1995, six months after Toyota decided to move forward with its revolutionary hybrid, the Prius, and two years before the car was supposed to go into production in Japan, the engineers working on the project had a problem. A big problem.
The Chicago Auto Show is usually not one of the bigger automotive events of the year, at least in terms of media attention. The fact that it comes fairly close on the heels of the Detroit Auto Show, the grand-daddy of them all, probably doesn't help. This year's show, however, included quite a few notable cars.
If you laugh in the face of high fuel prices...if nothing makes you happier than looking down on those tiny Hummers and F-250 Super Duty pickups...and if you don't have six figures to spend...International Truck has a ride for you.
General Motors Corp. plans a new version of its OnStar service that includes turn-by-turn navigation, the company announced Monday
People thought American two-door performance cars were dead. The Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird went out of production in 2003. That left just the Mustang hanging on.
General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said he would like to see an end to job guarantees for members of the United Auto Workers union at GM, but he wouldn't comment on his chances to win such a contract change in the 2007 labor negotiations.
Honda took both the Car and Truck of the Year awards handed out at the opening of the Detroit Auto Show Sunday.
America's love affair with SUVs is not over. It's just changing shape. Now, the increasingly hot vehicle is the crossover.
The 2006 Detroit Auto Show starts soon. No other auto show offers more new-car introductions than this one or is covered more heavily by the media.
We all know the type. He's a 25-year-old dude who spends about four hours a week playing videogames. Squanders five or so more hours each week watching movies. Fritters away another nine hours on t...
Porsche announced today at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany that it will build a hybrid version of its Cayenne SUV.
Mini, the BMW division that makes the trendy little Mini Cooper, revealed a longer concept version of the Cooper at the Frankfurt Motor Show Monday.
Jeep unveiled two concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany today that, a company executive said, hint at a worldwide portfolio expansion for the off-road brand.
Performance car icon Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. will unveil the Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, the first Shelby Mustang in 35 years and the most powerful Mustang ever, Wednesday at the New York Auto Show.
Toyota unveiled designs for a production version of the FJ Cruiser sport/utility vehicle first shown as a concept car two years ago. The new SUV was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday.
This is not your father's Saturn.
Every year at about this time there's a car show in Las Vegas. This year, more than 100,000 people are attending and more than 2,000 cars and trucks are on display. But, unless you work in the auto industry or you have a press pass, you can't go.
Pontiac will be coming out with a new compact SUV, the Torrent, for the 2006 model year.
Can't make it to next year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit? You can watch it on TV.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - For a city whose denizens spend more time on the subway than the freeway, New York still manages to grab the automotive spotlight for a few weeks each spring.
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