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The ten hottest cars debuting at the Detroit auto show

Long the dominant U.S. auto show, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show that kicks off Sunday will underscore some of the industry’s biggest changes in recent years. SUVs, CUVs (cross-over vehicles) and pickups have taken the prime parking spot in…

CES is now one of the world's biggest auto shows as Ford to Uber debut new technology

With its glossy black finish, five-person cabin and six huge fan pods, the Bell Nexus looks like it belongs on the set of a science fiction film, rather than the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. But it’s…

Mercedes' new CLA coupe loaded with high-tech extras in clear pitch to millennial luxury buyers

In a clear pitch to millennials, Mercedes has loaded its second-generation CLA coupe unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week with new digital technology, including the its first semiautonomous driving system. With a starting price tag…

Tesla competitor, Byton's M-byte, has a dashboard video screen as big as 7 iPads

A Chinese startup that’s vying for Tesla’s customers unveiled Sunday a 48-inch-wide video screen that stretches across the top of the dashboard of the Byton M-byte battery-electric vehicle. The video screen, the size of seven iPads across, will anchor a…

Born with 'gasoline in his blood,' GM's Reuss adds president to long list of duties

Mark Reuss, the global head of General Motors‘ product development operations, will add “president” to his already expansive list of duties — the latest in a series of management tweaks under CEO Mary Barra. The 55-year-old Reuss – whose father…

Sci-fi becomes reality, tariffs hurt sales and more in store for automakers in 2019

Barring a last-minute reprieve, Carlos Ghosn will be spending the holidays confined to a small cell in the Tokyo Detention Centre, the once high-flying head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance facing a series of financial corruption charges. While it’s hard to…

No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology that makes keys obsolete

If you’re prone to losing car keys, the latest-generation Hyundai Santa Fe just going on sale in China is for you. It offers buyers the option of using a fingerprint detector that can open the vehicle and turn on its…

Ford and VW considering an expansive alliance likely to echo across the global auto industry

Barring a last-minute hitch, two of the world’s largest automakers plan to announce a far-reaching alliance shortly after the new year, one that will cover a wide swath of territory and a broad range of technologies, new and old. The…