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Roadhouses, line dancing and big footprints: What people think of 2018 Ford Expedition
Ford is overhauling the Expedition with a slimmed-down aluminum body, updated powertrain, more interior legroom and 40 new technology features. Here’s what people are saying about the 2018 Ford
Amid sales push, RAV4 goes in a more rugged direction
With Toyota’s RAV4 expected to seize the brand’s sales crown from the Camry this year, the compact crossover is getting a more rugged version that may portend the shape of things to come.
9 Chevys get the Redline treatment
Nine Chevrolet vehicles will get the Redline treatment, featuring black wheels with red hash marks and blacked-out nameplates, Chevy logos and grilles.
Two iconic behemoth SUVs from Ford and Toyota are back — but changed
Last week’s Chicago Auto Show was a reminder that the U.S. love affair with oversized light trucks never really went away and is now stirring with renewed interest.
Hyundai Elantra GT to offer 2 variants
Hyundai is planning a fresh assault on the hot hatchback market early this summer with two models of the redesigned fourth-generation Elantra GT hatchback.
Toyota expands TRD trim options to more vehicles
Toyota unveiled Toyota Racing Development packages for the Tundra full-size pickup and Sequoia large SUV, expanding the models that get TRD treatment as it seeks to better market the trim options.
Nissan takes Midnight across the line
Nissan’s edgy, urban Maxima “Midnight Edition” package last year proved so popular that it has expanded the black-trim accessory package across its line.
Chicago Auto Show pilots epass system to help stoke sales leads
The Chicago Auto Show is testing new attendee registration technology to fortify its position as a critical provider of sales leads for dealers and automakers.
Nissan rounds out Titan lineup with King Cab variant
Nissan introduced the fifth of its five full-size Titan pickup variations here Thursday, declaring that the brand is now a serious contender in the Detroit-dominated segment.
Hyundai Elantra GT packs more tech, interior space for 2018
Hyundai is prepping to sell a freshened Elantra GT starting this summer to capitalize on a growing appetite for hatchbacks in the U.S. and inject some pizazz into its small-car lineup.
Nissan expands ‘Midnight Edition’ to six models
Nissan’s trial run at an edgy, urban Maxima Midnight Edition package last year proved so popular that it has expanded the black-trim accessory package across its line.
Toyota adds rugged, sport trims to 2018 RAV4, Tundra, Sequoia
Toyota, aiming for a bigger slice of a robust light-truck market, is targeting outdoor and performance enthusiasts with new trims for the Tundra full-size pickup, Sequoia large SUV, and RAV4
VW tips hat to pop-up campers with Atlas ‘Weekender’
Volkswagen is featuring an accessory-laden Weekender concept of its new Atlas crossover at the Chicago auto show, with a visual — if not completely functional — hat-tip to its pop-up
Ram adds color-themed special-edition pickups
Ram is unveiling two color-based special editions at the Chicago Auto Show for its pickup lineup.
FCA readies another hot-rod SUV with Dodge Durango SRT
For consumers torn between an SUV and a muscle car, FCA has a new 475-hp solution. The Dodge Durango SRT, billed as the world’s most powerful three-row SUV, joins a hot-rod version of the Jeep Grand
Chicago Auto Show: What’s on tap
The Chicago Auto Show — one of the largest in terms of attendance — has in recent years become a showcase for freshened and special-edition vehicles. Such entries are expected to dominate the
First Shift: Super Bowl ad winners
Kia, Lexus lead Super Bowl ad winners; Toyota posts lower earnings, offers detail on Suzuki collaboration; Lear to buy seat business; Hyundai, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru plan Chicago reveals.
Subaru polishes Legacy for 2018
The Subaru Legacy, one of just three non-luxury midsize sedans to post a gain in U.S. sales last year, is getting a midcycle freshening for the 2018 model year.
Acura’s ’18 TLX adopts brand’s new grille
Acura’s midsize TLX looks to be the next model to get the brand’s new face, according to new spy photographs out of California. The 2018 version of the front-wheel-drive sport sedan was caught during