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VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers


UPDATED: 12/12/17 5:47 pm ET - corrected

VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.

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Mini's switch to electrics hinges on 2019 launch

The Mini brand is contemplating going all electric, but a decision won't be made ...

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GM making big changes to lighten pickups

It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, ...

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New AMG 53 line launching in 2018

The Mercedes-AMG CLS53 will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of 2018, kicking off a ...

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Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to enter the fast-growing sector .

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Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans

Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.

Lexus readies crossover flagship concept

Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $100,000. The concept will debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next month.

Legos, drain plugs and caves: What people are saying about the '18 Jeep Wrangler

While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current Wrangler, FCA has updated, and modernized, its popular off-roader with offerings such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, an available 8.4-inch touch-screen display and a backup camera. Production of the 2018 Wrangler has begun with the soft- and dual-top four-door versions. Here's some initial reaction from the automotive media.

Crossover country

Automakers clearly expect the crossover boom to continue, with nearly a dozen crossovers making their world or U.S. debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

Toyota's show cars: The onslaught begins

Executives at Toyota and Lexus promised that the Los Angeles offerings were just the start of an onslaught of new ideas and products as they take up Akio Toyoda's call for more get-up-and-go across the company.

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