BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.
Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S.
China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention
After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market.
FCA could be net cash positive by June, Marchionne says
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could, by June, finally join other major automakers that have more cash on hand than debt on their books, while the company's next CEO won't be...
Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles
Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is...
'Jury is still out' on impact of tax law, NADA's Welch says
NADA President Peter Welch says the law resolved many concerns dealers had during legislative negotiations, specifically about the deductibility of floorplanning interest,...
Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad
Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots.
Car-heavy Toyota takes comfort in breadth of its lineup
The Camry and other iconic cars may be outliers rather than trendsetters in their ability to defy the rush toward crossovers.
For Mazda and Toyota, why the rush to Alabama?
With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?
Transplants set to dominate North American production
After opening several large plants in recent years -- and with more under construction -- transplant automakers are expected to account for more than half of North American...
BlackBerry calls its new cybersecurity product Jarvis 'transformational'
BlackBerry CEO John Chen took the stage at the Detroit auto show and introduced the world to Jarvis, the company's newest cybersecurity product.
Ford ups electrification investment to $11B, plans 16 battery-electric vehicles by 2022
Ford said it's more than doubling its investment in electrification and planning to roll out 16 fully electric vehicles within five years.
Ford: Half of U.S. lineup to get automatic emergency braking by end of '19
After a report from federal regulators showed Ford lagging rivals on availability of the crash-avoidance technology, the automaker says the safety feature will reach the...
Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show
Amid the flurry to showcase future electric vehicle offerings at the Detroit auto show, one booth stands alone: Saudi Arabian Oil Co., otherwise known as Aramco.
VW brand will invest $3.3 billion in quest for U.S. relevance
VW will invest more than $3.3 billion in North America to give a boost to its core brand as the automaker seeks to build the marque's U.S.
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Can Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party?
If General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger...
Demand cools for once-hot cars at auctions
It's easy to see why wholesale prices for used midsize sedans are declining: aggressively priced, subvented leases adopted two and three years ago to clear out the cars as...
2018 opens with lower car stocks
Automakers and dealers began the new calendar year with lower levels of unsold cars and larger numbers of unsold trucks — in other words, in a better position than they...
Why Japan needs Spain's Gestamp
Does Japan really need a foreign supplier to create more metal stamping capacity there? Gestamp thinks so.
Thyssenkrupp studies how to steer systems to reliability
German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety.
Easing online journeys pays off for stores
A digital marketing tool used by two VW dealerships allows repeat visitors to their websites pick up where they left off during their last visit, and it's boosting lead...
Linamar to spend up to $402 million on AI, electric and connected vehicles
Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar -- with the help of the governments of Ontario and Canada -- will spend up to $402 million on a number of new programs, including...
Renault leans toward internal candidates for Ghosn successor
As Renault mulls who will succeed CEO Carlos Ghosn, the automaker appears to favor internal candidates but a couple outsiders are also potential successors.
Lightweight materials r&d facility in Detroit showcased during auto show
A $50 million r&d operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show.
Magna takes 'significant step' in enabling fully autonomous vehicles
Canadian parts giant Magna International says it now has the ability to manufacture U.S.
Group 1 to give $500 bonuses out of savings from tax cut
Group 1 Automotive will give $500 bonuses to its non-management dealership employees out of money it will save from the newly enacted tax overhaul law.
FCA recalls 162,500 2017 Pacificas over glitch that may cause stall
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it was recalling about 162,500 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because a software glitch may cause the vehicles to stall.
GM poised to deliver far-off future -- next year
If GM succeeds in its petition to field a fleet of cars without pedals or steering wheels, says one analyst, “We'll officially be living in a world of self-driving cars.
Michigan dealer auctions off rights to 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon
A Michigan dealer group auctioned off the rights to purchase a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, raising a total of $14,700 for local charities.
Report alleges discriminatory financing by dealerships
A report by the National Fair Housing Alliance provides a glimpse of discriminatory pricing tactics in car sales and financing by dealerships.