2014 Detroit Auto Show
This year's Detroit auto show has something for everyone. Ford Motor Co. showed a new F-150 pickup that uses aluminum in the body to reduce weight by 700 pounds. On the luxury side, highlights include the redesigned C-Class sedan from Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz. Need a family car? Sergio Marchionne has a new Chrysler 200 that might be worth a look. On the fun side, check out Toyota's sports-car concept that hints at how the brand could bring back its stories Supra name.
Toyota’s Lexus luxury line aims to grow as much as 10 percent annually for the next 30 years as it expands in the U.S., its biggest market, as well as in emerging markets from China to Vietnam and Brazil to Peru.
The buzz entering the Detroit auto show that began Monday was that Ford would deliver one of the event’s most important introductions, an F-150 destined to be the first high-production vehicle with an aluminum body.
When it came time to trade in her Ford Explorer in September, Svetlana Friedman had a condition: No more basic radio. She wanted a car that could connect to her smartphone, her iPad and her digital life.
Ford’s plan for F-Series pickups to lose as much as 750 pounds seemed like a long shot when the company said it was putting its entire lineup on a diet in 2011. The version of its best-selling truck that’s debuting next week should weigh in close to the goal.