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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 Expedition.

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.

Mopar marks 80th birthday with limited-run Dodge Challenger

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar parts and service brand, in celebration of its 80th anniversary this year, will offer a pair of 80-car limited edition, hand-painted, customized Dodge Challengers.

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.

Chevrolet offers Redline special-edition trim on 9 vehicles

Chevrolet will offer Redline special-edition trim on nine of its vehicles. It is the largest cross-brand special edition ever offered by Chevrolet.

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.

Fiat Toro pickup headed to U.S.? FCA sends mixed signals

Is Fiat Chrysler thinking about adding the Fiat Toro -- a small lifestyle pickup on sale in Latin America -- to its U.S. Fiat lineup? The company is sending mixed signals.

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 crossover.

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 camper vans.

Ram adds color-themed special-edition pickups

Ram is unveiling two color-based special editions at the Chicago Auto Show for its pickup lineup.

Ford Expedition slims down with aluminum body for 2018

The 2018 Ford Expedition's sweeping overhaul includes a slimmed-down aluminum body, updated powertrain, more interior legroom and 40 new technology features. Ford is counting on the makeover to make the aged Expedition more competitive in a large SUV market that grew 15 percent to 621,277 vehicles in 2016.

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 Cherokee sold under FCA's Street & Racing Technology line.

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 headlines again this year.

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 a commercial shoot wearing Acura's new grille that debuted on the freshened MDX crossover last year.