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Live from SEMA!

Where loud and proud revs up the crowd!

by on Nov.01, 2017

The Specialty Equipment Market Association exhibition, better known as the SEMA Show, is in full swing out in Sin City. More than 3,000 media types gamble on seeing the latest and greatest aftermarket parts the industry has to offer. Automakers from around the world are more than happily offer vehicles clad in those very accessories.

Naturally, TheDetroitBureau.com is keeping tabs on all the happenings in Las Vegas and bringing you the latest news from the largest automotive trade show in the world. News is always breaking so check in often for the latest! (more…)

Mercedes Tackles Zero-Emissions Driving with the F-Cell

New fuel-cell, battery electric hybrid makes its debut.

by on Sep.12, 2017

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new fuel-cell, battery-electric hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Like many other European automakers, Mercedes-Benz is making a substantive push toward electrifying its line-up in the wake of multiple problems with diesel engines.

Much of Mercedes efforts have focused on straight battery-electrics, the automaker is looking at other zero-emission alternatives. That effort has culminated in the GLC F-Cell, a fuel-cell/plug-in hybrid the company debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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One of the major advantages of this option is that the interplay between battery and fuel cell, along with short refueling times, is everyday practicality and long-distance motoring. With 4.4 kg of hydrogen on board, the preproduction model produces enough energy for a range of up to 437 km or about 280 miles in the NEDC. (more…)

Live From Geneva!

See the latest in battery-electrics as well as what goes fast.

by on Mar.07, 2017

The Geneva Motor Show is winding down for the media. The latest in electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, sports cars with all three types often being combined into one vehicle will soon be open to the public. However, that doesn’t mean the show is “over.”

TheDetroitBureau.com is still bringing you the latest news about new vehicles, innovative technologies, what top leaders in the industry think about both so check back often for more updates. (more…)

Trump Stealing the Detroit Auto Show

Despite exposure, auto execs claim Trump's tweets won't change business plans.

by on Jan.09, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has been creating quite a buzz during this year's North American International Auto Show.

Forget new product and self-driving cars. The buzz around the North American International Auto Show revolved around President Donald J. Trump’s tweets and claims.

But the automakers were generally digging in their heels and saying they were moving forward with the plans already in the works.

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General Motors executives said they automaker planned to go ahead with plans to build the new GMC Terrain unveiled during the auto show in Mexico and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. chief executive Sergio Marchionne said the company was moving forward with plans to build the Jeep Compass in Mexico. (more…)

Nissan Brings Over Qashqai; Renames It Rogue Sport

Japanese maker unveils new small ute.

by on Jan.09, 2017

The new Nissan Rogue Sport offers nimbler handling for young drivers.

Nissan’s push to be a Top Three automaker is getting a little more inertia with its newest introduction, the Rogue Sport, here at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new utility vehicle is a slightly smaller iteration of its Rogue SUV, which took over the top sales spot for Nissan in the U.S. in 2016 from the Altima sedan.

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“The increasing shift from cars to trucks was our reason for bringing this car over,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America Inc. With that shift after long delaying bringing over a version of the Qashqai, “Rogue Sport now makes a lot of sense.” (more…)

Live from Los Angeles!

Sport-utes, crossovers and technology dominate the normally green-focused gathering.

by on Nov.21, 2016

The 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show is winding down. The show located in America’s green-car friendliest state focused on the latest and greatest in sport-utility vehicles, crossover and technology.

The show’s Automobility LA exhibition revealed the latest techno wizardry and mobility concepts for the automotive world to life.

Of course, TheDetroitBureau.com continues to provide insights and analysis from all the big debuts and must-know news so check the site often to get the latest updates. Here’s what we’ve already got for you: (more…)

Feds, 18 Automakers Agree to Form Broad Consortium to Improve Auto Safety

First joint project to focus on cyber-security; concept modeled after successful aerospace effort.

by on Jan.15, 2016

U.S. Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx, surrounded by industry leaders, at the news conference.

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In an unprecedented move, 18 global automakers have agreed to form a broad consortium aimed at not only developing advanced safety technology but also bringing it to a broad a range of consumers as quickly as possible.

The concept was modeled after a similar and successful program developed by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration to work with aerospace manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus.

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The first of what could become a wide range of projects is already underway, TheDetroitBureau.com has learned. The members of the new consortium agreed earlier this month to pool resources in an effort to thwart the threat of hackers. Cyber-security is considered a critical issue as the industry adds more digital technology to vehicles and works towards a collective goal of putting autonomous vehicles on the road.

The new safety consortium is a “strong start,” and a “new approach,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, surrounded by senior executives from all 18 automakers.

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Infiniti Unveils Q60 Sports Coupe at NAIAS

Luxury brand continues renaissance.

by on Jan.11, 2016

Infiniti took the wraps off its new Q60 sports coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. Photo credit: Len Katz.

Infiniti continued its renaissance in Detroit today as it unveiled its new Q60 sports coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

The new coupe is part of the move at Infiniti to offer buyers – younger buyers – more performance-oriented vehicles with compelling exterior designs to match the new power under the hood.

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“As the third-generation version of Infiniti’s iconic sports coupe, the new Q60 builds on Infiniti’s brand heritage and history of technology leadership,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “It reinforces Infiniti’s reputation for performance, elegance and driver-focused design.” (more…)

Subaru Teases Next-Gen Impreza with Tokyo Show Car

Viziv Concept offers some hints as to upcoming Tribeca replacement.

by on Oct.28, 2015

The Subaru Impreza Concept was shown in 5-door form, but a 4-door will soon follow.

These days, automakers frequently use “concept cars” to set the stage for a new model that may be coming in just a matter of months. Often times, they’ll give the show cars a catchy, if misleading name to keep media scribes and the public guessing. Subaru didn’t even bother to go that far as it rolled out what it insisted was just a “concept” version of the Impreza at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.

Sure, a few of the details will likely be changed, but not by much, Subaru acknowledging that the show car reveals “the design direction not only of the new Impreza but of Subaru’s future models as a whole.”

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And for good reason, it turns out. The Subaru Impreza set to reach showrooms next year as a 2017 model will introduce the Japanese maker’s new global architecture, a platform that will be shared by virtually all of its products going forward.

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Audi Goes Evolutionary With New A4

Maker ensures new model chock full of technology.

by on Sep.15, 2015

The fifth-generation A4 is generating plenty of enthusiasm as Audi expects it to deliver some notable improvements in fuel economy.

After the debut of a new battery-electric SUV with a 300-mile range, you might expect the new Audi A4 to get lost in the shuffle at the annual Frankfurt Motor Show, especially with the new sedan opting for mostly subtle, evolutionary changes rather than the revolutionary updates of generations past.

Nonetheless, the fifth-generation A4 is generating plenty of enthusiasm as Audi expects it to deliver some notable improvements in fuel economy. Lower emissions and higher mileage were two of the key targets for the 2016 Audi A4. Audi claims best-in-class aerodynamics help it get there.

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The new compact model also gets a lot of new technologies, some lifted from the top-line Audi A8, others entirely new to the Audi brand. (more…)

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