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New factory investments? Now?

Falling sales, rising incentives and mounting vehicle inventories — is this really the right time for automakers to invest heavily in new U.S. production capacity? Whatever, several manufacturers have decided to seize the moment.

Cadillac's Project Pinnacle loosens up

Cadillac has modified standards to allow a smoother transition into the long-term retailer network strategy, which has been a point of contention between some dealers and Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.

Jim Hackett's big moment

After quietly evaluating Ford's operations since taking over as CEO in May, Jim Hackett is expected to start laying out his plan for the automaker during a meeting with Wall Street next week.

Could the Amazon of auto retail be Amazon itself?

Auto dealerships could be the next steppingstone in Amazon's path to dominance.

Can Lexus recapture the spirit of '89?

The stakes are high as Lexus tries to pivot from cushy, reliable cars and crossovers to more emotional, hard-charging vehicles that set the bar rather than resting on their laurels.

Oge urges Bill Ford to lead on emissions standards

Former EPA official Margo Oge says manufacturers "would do much better if they walk the talk that they are building cool, clean and smart cars."

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New factory investments? Now?

Falling sales, rising incentives and mounting vehicle inventories — is this really the right time for automakers to invest heavily in new U.S.

Cadillac's Project Pinnacle loosens up

Cadillac has modified standards to allow a smoother transition into the long-term retailer network strategy, which has been a point of contention between some dealers and...

Jim Hackett's big moment

After quietly evaluating Ford's operations since taking over as CEO in May, Jim Hackett is expected to start laying out his plan for the automaker during a meeting with Wall...

Can Lexus recapture the spirit of '89?

The stakes are high as Lexus tries to pivot from cushy, reliable cars and crossovers to more emotional, hard-charging vehicles that set the bar rather than resting on their...

Lincoln enjoys Continental lift

A dealership general manager says his used-car lot is full of BMW 7-series sedans that buyers have traded in for the Continental.

The new book of Genesis

Chapter and verse illuminate the origins and philosophy of the world's newest luxury contender with inspirational meditations and artsy photos.

Mexico's unshakable auto industry

The lessons of a 1985 earthquake, which killed an estimated 10,000, laid the foundation for a nation that takes things like building codes much more seriously.

Bosch CEO plays down diesel woes

Bosch has been able to offset any hit from from the diesel emissions crisis with strong commercial vehicle business from China, CEO Volkmar Denner says.

Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later

The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will...

Bentley CEO to step down, report says

Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a...

Daimler, BYD plan new EVs for China

Daimler and BYD plan to expand their cooperation in China to bring new electric models to market under the Denza brand. Currently Denza sells just one model.

FIRST OF A 2-PART SERIES

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
■ No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time
■ GM's complex relationship with IT

DEALER SPEAKS: BILL MCDANIELS

'The car business will become an Amazon.com'

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.

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