Detroit

  • Production at General Motors' Arlington Assembly plant in Arlington, Texas

    The new "American Auto" sitcom will focus on a failing Detroit auto company trying to make a comeback in a changing marketplace.

  • 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    American Festival of Speed aims to be the US Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The American Festival of Speed aims to capture the magic of England's Goodwood Festival of Speed outside of Detroit.

  • Packard plant bridge in Detroit, Michigan, collapsed Photo via Historic Detroit
    Left to the elements, Packard plant's bridge collapses

    Once a symbol of a prosperous and manufacturing-rich city, Detroit's Packard plant has been left to decay for decades. On Wednesday, the elements took their toll and the Packard plant's skyway bridge collapsed onto the city street. Thankfully, no one was injured in the collapse, according to...

  • 2018 Ford Focus Electric
    Ford might turn Detroit eyesore into self-driving, EV hub

    Ford has its eye on a landmark building nestled in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. The automaker revealed it has plans to purchase the rotting Michigan Central Station and renovate the space to house an electric- and self-driving car hub. The potential purchase follows Ford's decision to relocate...

  • Abandoned Packard plant in Detroit, courtesy Albert duce via Wikimedia
    Developer From Peru Buys Rundown Packard Plant In Detroit

    With some of America's best-known car brands culled during 2008's financial crisis, it's easy to forget that some of America's greatest marques have now been gone for decades. One of those is Packard, once renowned as one of the world's top luxury automobile makers. The company disappeared in 1958...

  • Abandoned Packard plant in Detroit, courtesy Albert duce via Wikimedia
    Detroit's Packard Plant Hitting The Auction Block

    A place that once churned out some of Detroit's finest machines has long laid dormant. Dormant, in the sense that industry was no longer occurring within its walls. The Packard Plant, which opened in 1903, sits on 3,500,000 square feet, spread out over 40 acres of currently blighted Detroit...

  • Detroit Electric's upcoming two-seat sports car - image: Detroit Electric

    In the early years of the 20th century, electric cars were seen by many buyers as preferable to internal-combustion-engine automobiles. Electric cars were easier to start, more reliable and required far less maintenance than their fossil-fueled cousins, and their limited range was far less of an issue than it is today. By 1912, a company calling itself Detroit Electric had emerged as a market leader, selling as many as 2,000 electric cars per year to clients like Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and even Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford. Though Detroit Electric remained in business...

  • Honda Accord Coupe Concept  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Honda Accord Coupe Concept Live Photos: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    Honda is showing its next-generation Accord in thinly veiled Coupe Concept form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and while it's instantly recognizable, up close it outlines some advanced design cues, technology, and features that will likely help maintain this model's status as one of the top sellers...

  • Lexus 2012 Detroit Auto Show concept teaser
    Lexus Teases New Design Concept For Detroit Auto Show

    With the new GS sedan wearing some attractive sheet metal, it may just be time for an updated IS range, and conveniently, Lexus has just released the second teaser for its upcoming design concept that previews the future direction of the company's design ahead of its Detroit Auto Show debut. Could...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany
    Blowin' In The Wind: Turbines To Power BMW Leipzig Factory

    However green cars are able to get, the process of building thousands of them every year still isn't particularly environmentally friendly. The manufacturers are doing all they can to improve this. GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory that produces the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with several solar panel...

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    Infiniti Set To Make Appearance At 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    Industry cutbacks, especially in the areas of advertising and marketing, have taken more and more visible forms in the recent past as automakers chose to skip major shows including even the once prestigious Detroit Auto Show. In fact, some of the major brands that chose to skip an appearance at the...

  • Dr. Dre promoting the Powered By Dr. Dre sound system for the new 2012 Chrysler 300
    Dr. Dre Stars In New 2012 Chrysler 300S Commercial: Video

    Chrysler has released a new television commercial in its ever-expanding ‘Imported From Detroit’ campaign, but while the previous ads all featured celebrities with a major connection with Detroit, the latest one treads a slightly different path. It stars rapper and music producer Dr. Dre...

  • NFL star Ndamukong Suh in latest Imported From Detroit ad

    Remember Chrysler’s first Imported From Detroit television commercial? The one starring Eminem and which debuted during the Super Bowl? Well, if not, you can view it by clicking here. Chrysler has now released its second ad based around its Detroit connection, this time starring Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh who returns to his own roots back in Portland, Oregon to visit his mother--it is Mother's Day after all. His choice of ride? The new 2011 Chrysler 300 of course. However, with a five-year, $68 million contract under his belt, we’re sure the 2011 Defensive Rookie of the Year...

  • 2009 GMC Yukon SLT w/4SB
    Detroit Mayor Bing Has Thing for GM Bling

    A $59K GMC Yukon is mayor's new official car, raising the few eyebrows remaining in the city of Detroit.

  • 2009 Hummer H3
    HUMMER And Tengzhong Sign Sale Agreement

    The news isn't official, but an insider claims Sichuan Tengzhong's purchase of Hummer will be signed soon.

  • 2009 Hummer H2
    Report: Hummer HQ To Be Located In Detroit

    GM is expected to complete the sale of the Hummer brand to China's Tengzhong by the end of this year.

  • 2010 Ford Focus
    47% of first 80,000 'cash for clunkers' sales from American brands

    Ford may be the only American carmaker reporting a rise in sales for July, but Detroit's beleaguered trio didn't fare too badly - almost half of the fuel-efficient upgrades sold in the CARS 'cash for clunkers' bonanza were GM, Ford or Chrysler vehicles, according to the White House. Only little...

  • Snoop Dogg's 1967 Cadillac, Brown Sugar, from The News Herald
    Snoop Dogg's 1967 Cadillac, aka Brown Sugar

    An item on one of our sister sites here at the High Gear Media global nerve center rags on a Detroit News piece yesterday that mixes up a Cadillac and a Lincoln. We're more interested in the car itself. It's a decked-out 1967 Cadillac owned by rap star and sometime-Chrysler-spokesman Snoop Dogg...

  • Ford CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford today reported a pre-tax operating loss of $424 million in the second quarter of 2009 (excluding special items), a $609 million improvement compared with the second quarter of last year. The gains made during the quarter were the result of cost reductions, net pricing, positive Ford Credit results and improved market share, all of which helped offset the continued impact of the global financial crisis. Including a $2.8 billion gain related to debt-reduction actions sees Ford earning a net income of $2.3 billion, or $0.69 per share. These results compare with a net loss of $8.7 billion...

  • Ferrari is being courted heavily for return to the 2010 NAIAS
    2010 Detroit Auto Show expected to lure big marques back to Cobo

    Fear-mongering reached new heights in the automotive world on the eve of the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, with naysayers predicting more somber processions and hushed voices than the average state funeral. And while the show did prove somewhat subdued, it was far from dead. Now plans for renovations at...

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    Study: Domestic North American production outpaced by European, Asian brands by 2012

    As a side effect of the current industry downturn and the subsequent realignment of capacity at America's major domestic car manufacturers, the once-Big Three could be outstripped in North American production by a combination of foreign companies by 2012, including BMW and Porsche-owned Volkswagen...

  • Road rage driver expresses his displeasure
    Survey: New York City is the road rage capital of the U.S.

    We've all seen it, we've all done it: a stupid move on the road prompts angry reactions. It's really not much different than standing in line, except everyone weighs 3,000lb and is moving at 60mph - which raises the stakes a bit. But some places are worse for road rage than others, and a study...

  • White House
    White House promises no more bailouts for Detroit 3

    With accusations and hyperbole that the U.S. government's bailout of the Detroit 3 is a clear step towards socialism, President Barack Obama's automotive task force that has been charged with overseeing the restructuring of GM and Chrysler has promised that the government will not be putting any...

  • U.S. Capitol Hill
    Republicans and Democrats blame each other for GM collapse

    The collapse of General Motors has seen some of the most divergent views on both politics and the automotive industry appear in recent times, and even though the collapse of GM had been predicted for months, if not years, there is still arguing over who was responsible and what American consumers...

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