Detroit Auto Show

 
Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and crankshafts at either end, it was sufficiently different to startle most visitors who paid attention. That engine came with some... read more

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Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight prototype debuts in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

At the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Honda Insight Prototype was unveiled Monday to preview a production sedan due later this year. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Chevy Silverado: how a big, thirsty pickup gets more fuel-efficient

The highest-volume vehicle GM sells in North America is a full-size pickup truck—one that likely also contributes outsize profits from each of its hundreds of thousands... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Ford Mach 1 electric SUV due in 2020

Ford 300-mile all-electric SUV may be named Mach 1; due 2020

The big new debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show are largely pickup trucks, one of them being the new mid-size 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford also introduced a new Bullitt Mustang... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show goes where no full-size sedan has gone before. Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Inventev and New Eagle Ford Transit electric conversion

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
Trumpchi EnSpirit concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

China's GAC shows electric car, plug-in hybrid concept, crossover at Detroit Auto Show

China is now the world's largest new-car market, but no native Chinese manufacturers sell passenger cars in the U.S. At least one of those manufacturers is at least... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan Grille

Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

Cars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: two different battery packs, 'best-in-class' fuel economy claimed

Masato Katsumata is Toyota's chief engineer for the global Camry sedan program—so when he speaks, it's worth listening. Following yesterday's Detroit Auto Show launch... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. It remains unclear how the incoming Trump... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

The original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Rinspeed Oasis concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Rinspeed Oasis electric urban car to appear at CES, Detroit Auto Show

Swiss design firm Rinspeed does not produce vehicles for sale, but it has built quite a number of unusual concept cars over the years. Its latest work will be displayed at... read more December 12, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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