Industry conferences and trade shows

July 23, 2018 - 6:02 am
DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say that starting in 2020 the annual Detroit event will take place in June instead of January. A statement from the show Monday says the new schedule will enable automakers, industry suppliers and others to "deliver dynamic...
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May 31, 2018 - 12:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will leave the popular British auto show "Top Gear" after the upcoming season. In a statement Thursday, LeBlanc said the program was "great fun," but the time and travel commitment "takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm...
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Attendees look at the Tang SUV by Chinese automaker BYD after a press conference at the China Auto Show in Beijing, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Auto China 2018, the industry's biggest sales event this year, is overshadowed by mounting trade tensions between Beijing and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese goods including automobiles in a dispute over technology policy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 25, 2018 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese automaker announced plans Wednesday to produce electric vehicles in South Africa, highlighting the growing role of the world's largest auto market in a technology seen as the global industry's future. BAIC Group's announcement at the Beijing auto show, the...
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Nissan officials pose for photos with the newly unveiled Sylphy Zero Emission during the start of the Auto China 2018 in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at the Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 24, 2018 - 11:08 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday...
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In this April 19, 2018, photo, visitors look at the Infiniti electric concept sedan at a showroom ahead of the Auto China 2018 to be held in Beijing, China. Auto China 2018, the biggest global auto show of the year, showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 22, 2018 - 8:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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In this file photo provided Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing.. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 6:59 am
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A five-passenger SUV concept is unveiled by Volkswagen at the New York Auto Show, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The vehicle will be designed and engineered for the American market and Volkswagen will construct it at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 28, 2018 - 12:25 am
Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will capture most of the headlines at this year's New York International Auto Show. Automakers will be shoring up gaps in their SUV lineups and revamping models that already are popular in the hottest-selling part of the U.S. market. Leading the way is Toyota...
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In this March 6, 2018 a hostess poses next to a Skoda Vision X, during a press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Some automakers want visitors to focus their minds more on the models _ the cars, not the women. In the wake of the #MeToo movement and growing concerns about sexual harassment, some leading car business executives have been taking a new look at its traditional use of often scantily-clad women on display stands, as attractive, smiling accessories to the vehicles at auto shows. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 4:43 am
GENEVA (AP) — At the Geneva motor show, some automakers want visitors to focus their minds more on the models — the cars, that is, not the women. In the wake of the #MeToo movement's explosion and growing awareness about sexual harassment, some auto executives have been taking a new look at the...
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In this March 6, 2018 photo a Zagato Isorivolta Vision Gran Turismo is displayed at the Geneva, Switzerland, Auto Show. The fair opens its gates to the public on March 8. (AP Photo/David McHugh)
March 07, 2018 - 9:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — When it comes to gawking at high-end sports cars, the Geneva International Motor Show is a pretty good place to be. There's one every few steps. They're sleek, fast and the product of the latest engineering technology. They are also some of the most expensive cars you can buy. As the...
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The undated image provided in a press release by McLaren shows a McLaren Senna which will premiere at the Geneva Car show. The 800 horsepower turbocharged V8 engine car will be shown during press days of the Geneva International Motor Show Monday evening through Wednesday; the show opens to the public on Thursday and runs through March 18. (McLaren via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 2:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — Global carmakers are showing off a mix of low-emission electric vehicles and high-end sports cars at the Geneva International Motor Show. Many of the new offerings display the battery-electric and autonomous technology carmakers say they need to meet tough emissions standards and cope...
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