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UPDATED: 12/13/17 1:45 pm ET - adds year of debut

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

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.


The last Oldsmobile heads to auction

The last Oldsmobile to come off the line is headed for the auction lane.

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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.

Infiniti banks on retooled QX50 to pad U.S. sales

Infiniti, already one of the fastest growing luxury brands, aims to give itself a bigger boost with a technology-laden crossover that one executive calls the most important vehicle in the brand's history.

A deep dive inside GM Design

One of the biggest changes to General Motors' 710-acre Technical Center campus in suburban Detroit -- a National Historic Landmark -- is about to begin: a new design studio.

New face and tech for Lincoln MKC

The MKC crossover, Lincoln's best-seller in China and top conquest vehicle in the U.S., is getting its first significant updates, including new technology features and the brand's mesh grille design.

Peter Schreyer

It's too early to tell what kind of sales impression Kia's nascent Stinger performance sedan will have for the brand. But its design impact was felt the minute Kia pulled off the covers at the 2017 Detroit auto show.

Mazda plans new SUV for U.S. growth

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai concedes his company is still in transition mode, four years after predicting U.S. sales would hit 400,000 a year. Now, he says the resurgence will start in earnest in 2019.

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