Toyota rallies the troops, waves the flag
Toyota's CEO sought to give U.S. dealers an extra dose of motivation ahead of the critical launch of the redesigned, eighth-generation Camry.
Will Facebook be the next big thing in online used-car ads?
Facebook has the potential to be a major force in used-car sales with a new feature called Marketplace, which eases concerns about dealing with strangers.
NISSAN'S JOSE MUNOZ: Pushing forward on all fronts
Jose Munoz says there is money to be made for Nissan in fleet sales -- if it is done correctly.
Failed Google deal left Fields in the lurch
A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford.
SUBARU'S TOM DOLL: Ready for another sales record
Subaru of America President Tom Doll wants Subaru's younger employees to realize that one day setting sales records might not be this easy.
A savvy plan for the Trump era
Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.
911 version caps rise of Porsche's GTS sub-brand
The 2018 911 GTS embodies Porsche's racing heritage — and shows that the GTS designation has built enthusiast credibility.
A $256 million court victory, but 'I still lost'
Ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn won big in his case against his lender, but says he's still out "the eight years I spent fighting for my reputation and my name."
Breaking bots' grip on digital ad traffic
When a dealership pays vendors to generate clicks on its advertising, every dollar spent on a click that came from a bot and not a human is a wasted dollar.
MAZDA'S MASAHIRO MORO: On the road to premium
Mazda North American chief Masahiro Moro's "Mazda Premium" strategy aims at turning the company's roughly 2 percent U.S. market share into a "good" 2 percent.
BMW to seek compensation from Bosch for production stoppage
BMW will seek compensation from Bosch after missing parts for models including the 3-series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa.
Embattled FCA denies it cheated on diesel testing
The government's civil suit over diesel compliance could cost cash-poor FCA more than $1 billion.
Automakers wary of Trump's focus on trade deficits
Automakers and other stakeholders in the coming trade debates are urging Trump administration negotiators to look beyond the size of bilateral trade deficits in determining...
Slowing buy-sell market expected to rebound
Buy-sell deals tumbled in the first quarter from robust year-earlier levels. But buy-sell advisers expect deals to rebound in 2017.
Trade anxiety rising among suppliers
Supplier executives say uncertainty about trade policy is making it difficult to make decisions about their manufacturing needs.
Mini seeks higher used-car sales
Mini executives want the brand's U.S. dealerships to pursue used-car sales with more vigor, so they're offering bonuses to dealerships that hit used-volume targets.
Toyota's Leroy to speak next month at Europe congress
Didier Leroy, Toyota's highest ranking non-Japanese executive, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona, Spain.
CDK buys Auto/Mate, access to smaller dealerships
CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate gives the dealer management system giant the offering for smaller dealerships at a lower price point that CDK CEO MacDonald sought.
Good communication can ease a DMS switch
A top CDK official explains the process of installing a new dealership management system and the importance of good communication between vendor and dealer.
Bill Ford to serve as company's voice
The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.
When the minivan gets too quiet
If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it's the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.
Turning auto plants into WALL-E worlds
While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.
GM gets more support against Greenlight share plan
GM said proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders reject Greenlight's plan to divide GM shares into two classes.
Gestamp opens r&d center near Detroit
Spanish-owned Gestamp North America, a metal parts supplier, opened its first r&d facility in the US in suburban Detroit.
Volvo loads midsize crossover with tech
Volvo expects strong demand for the XC60's optional air suspension, which lets the driver raise the vehicle for off-roading
Len Bellavia's 'new lease on life'
A year ago, noted dealer lawyer Len Bellavia was told that he had terminal cancer and would soon be dead. That's not the way things turned out.
Online dealer delivers for mail carriers
An online used-vehicle retailer specializes in an obscure but profitable niche — right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees from Japan.
Waymo hunt for smoking gun turns to Uber acquisition report
Waymo's legal battle with Uber ratcheted up this week over a confidential report commissioned by the ride-hailing company.
BMW recalls older 7-series cars for doors that could fly open
BMW is recalling 45,484 7-series sedans from the 2005-08 model years because doors may open inadvertently while the vehicle is being driven.
Senate bill aims to align NHTSA, EPA emissions programs
A half dozen US senators sponsored legislation to address technical discrepancies between separate federal programs that automakers say make it difficult to comply with...