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CEO in the house

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, center, listens alongside senior company executives during the automaker's press conference to introduce the 2019 Ram pickup at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in... Continue Reading

Another 'utility' trophy for Volvo

Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, poses with the award for North American Utility Vehicle of the Year for the 2018 Volvo XC60 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. Continue Reading

Meet the press

Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., is interviewed on the main floor after the Acura press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Continue Reading

Acura reboots RDX at Detroit auto show

The third-generation RDX -- the first Acura styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals. Continue Reading

Sizing up the competition

Look who's checking out the newest Ram 1500: GM President Dan Ammann and GM North America President Alan Batey take an up-close look at the interior. Will we find Sergio Marchionne around the Silverado stand? Continue Reading

New Ram pickup unveiled at Detroit auto show

The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge... Continue Reading

Toyota unveils 2019 Avalon

Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone... Continue Reading

Demand cools for once-hot cars at auctions

It's easy to see why wholesale prices for used midsize sedans are declining: aggressively priced, subvented leases adopted two and three years ago to clear out the cars as consumer preferences shifted to crossovers and SUVs have begun to ripple... Continue Reading

2018 opens with lower car stocks

Automakers and dealers began the new calendar year with lower levels of unsold cars and larger numbers of unsold trucks #8212; in other words, in a better position than they were a year ago. Continue Reading

New VW Jetta unveiled at Detroit auto show

VW's redesigned 2019 Jetta sedan, the brand's top seller in the U.S., will be larger with improved driving dynamics while receiving an injection of safety and infotainment technology as it moves to the company's global MQB platform. Continue Reading

Terminatorproof

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand to help Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche look back at the history of the rugged G class SUV and introduce the redesigned 2019 G class SUV at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Sunday. Continue Reading