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No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

Jan. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and...

Boil-water advisory lifted in Detroit amid auto show

Jan. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Officials have lifted a boil-water advisory for downtown Detroit and nearby areas following a weekend water main break . The affected area included hotels and the Cobo Center, where the annual North American International Auto Show opened Monday for news media from around the world. Drinking...

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

Jan. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said. Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, the...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

Jan. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, said the dispute is a factor in moving its U.S....

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

Jan. 14, 2019 4:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower sports...

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

Jan. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before the show starts The most popular vehicle...

Fiat Chrysler CEO says company strong enough to stand alone

Jan. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler, the company's new CEO says. Mike Manley, who took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year, said the company downsized its workforce significantly during the global...

The Latest: Infiniti electric concept car makes debut

Jan. 14, 2019 2:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local): 2:50 p.m. An Infiniti concept electric SUV that ruined a press conference because it wouldn't move from back stage is now on display at the Detroit auto show. The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept missed its introduction Monday morning and...

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

Jan. 14, 2019 2:28 PM EST

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America, a sign of a growing push into the electric car market by European companies. Volkswagen made a couple of announcements that it will...

2 top auto awards go to Hyundai, 1 to Ram 1500

Jan. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai scored two out of three wins on Monday in the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, as the Detroit auto show's press previews officially got underway. The Hyundai Genesis G70 and Hyundai Kona took the car and utility awards, respectively, surprising...