The tension rises at Ford
Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.
Dealers collect what's left following Hurricane Michael
It's been five days since hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, but the restoration for the affected dealerships and their communities could take years.
GM offers its own add-on warranties
General Motors will begin offering extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranties on new vehicles, an offer that has some franchised dealers uneasy.
At Acura Turnersville, preparing employees for success results in a great place to work
At 13 percent in 2017, employee turnover is strikingly low at Acura Turnersville, a Penske Automotive Group dealership on the outskirts of Philadelphia.
Can Keogh repeat his Audi success?
In taking control of parent Volkswagen and its namesake marque across North America, Scott Keogh again faces a struggle to lift a German brand.
Rand study shows it's hard to gauge self-driving car safety
The great promise of automated vehicles is that they will be safer than human-driven ones, but finding the metrics to measure this is a complicated task that has no easy benchmarks.
Car-shopping company Shift seeks to follow Carvana with 2020 IPO
Shift, the five-year-old app-driven car shopping firm, could give auto retail group Lithia a chance to hedge against auto market disruption by cashing in on an IPO down the road.
Elena Ford named chief customer experience officer
Elena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said.
Porsche retailers brace for EV era
Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge.
Bill Ford joins list of those canceling visit to Saudi investor conference
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford canceled a multistop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference this month, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of...
Keeping disruption in perspective
Big shifts are coming to the auto retail world, and dealers say they're getting ready for them. But don't fall for all the fantastical forecasts you hear, they caution.
Has the conversation on sexism changed? Take our new survey
Automotive News is conducting a survey of women currently working in the auto industry to discover if the conversation on sexism in the workplace has changed in the last year.
Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future
Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.
Hyundai's Kona Electric has crossover niche to itself
Hyundai is looking to upend the notion that families with EVs need a gasoline-powered backup vehicle.
Trade woes aplenty for German luxury brands
Both Brexit and the USMCA have the potential of redrawing the map when it comes to the complex web of vehicle and component production.
Old Dana taps the fountain of youth
Dana looks to many like an old-school maker of 20th century parts. Jim Kamsickas has a different vision.
The plan behind Mobis' fake city
South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it...
Interiors supplier has new ideas
Faurecia chief Patrick Koller says new automakers are open to new approaches to interiors.
A dealer's freebies pay for themselves
Jay Wolfe Toyota sought a more meaningful incentive than extended powertrain warranties, which customers rarely get to use.
Paris auto show was a showcase for wagons, hatchbacks
Europeans still are showing some love to wagons and hatchbacks even as sales of crossovers and SUVs boom, just as in the U.S.
Redesigned Nissan Altima wows on performance
Nissan's sixth-generation Altima leverages the largest investment in powertrain in the company's history.
Software giant SAP plots connected vehicle roles
A global software colossus wades deeper into the connected-car business.
Inventory matches slowing market
Inventory levels have stabilized in a healthy range for most automakers over the last several months as companies continue to react to a slowing U.S. light-vehicle market by tapping the brakes on production.
5 questions for the man behind the Ford Edge ST
Ford engineer Ed Krenz talks the future of the Ford Edge ST.
Opel sites searched by German prosecutors in diesel probe
German prosecutors searched Opel's operations in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern on Monday as part of a probe into possible diesel-emissions cheating.
Porsche CFO envisions a VW 'super group' that could top Ferrari
Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said.
ID theft: Telltale signs that 'something's not right'
A manager's skepticism may have helped prevent his dealership from being victimized by what prosecutors say was an identity-theft and car-trafficking ring with expensive taste that managed to fool at least five other stores in suburban New...
Mobility startups gain traction in Detroit
While Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv are the unparalleled hot spots for advanced automotive tech, Detroit has quietly nurtured its own startups.
Lexus' UX will test market for flexible lease options
The Lexus program is aimed at attracting first-time luxury buyers who prize the flexibility of a shorter commitment and a simpler payment structure.
Luxury sales race goes down to the wire
The two top German luxury brands were nearly neck-and-neck going into the fourth quarter, with Mercedes-Benz eyeing a third consecutive year atop the U.S. luxury market.