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...
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...
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."
GM's IT overhaul transforms dealerships, too
A myriad of dealership initiatives have been spawned from GM's "IT transformation" that started in 2012 and is now in its second phase of "next-generation innovation."
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.
BMW to market top-tier models with new logo
As BMW rolls out new models, the company will reposition the top of its lineup with a new logo and marketing efforts.
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.
GM, Unifor resume talks as CAMI strike continues
Unifor Local 88 says it presented GM with a proposal that included the CAMI plant being named lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox. GM has yet to respond.
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.
Dealership becomes disaster shelter
What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat.
Jaguar's F-Type replacement is a go, and it will be electrified
In the era of SUVS, Jaguar isn't giving up on sports cars.
Under Geely, Lotus could expand range
Lotus' new Chinese owner has a vision for the U.K. sports car brand -- Porsche-like range expansion.
NAFTA talks intensify; U.S. seen putting off key demand on autos
One key issue is America's goal to strengthen rules of origin for cars and light trucks, which dictate how much of a vehicle's components must originate from within North...
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.
Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.
Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.
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...
Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickups
Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed...
CarMax Q2 profit rises despite hit from Harvey
CarMax's net income rose 12 percent in its fiscal second quarter as the largest used-vehicle retailer in the U.S. saw only a "modest" loss of sales from Hurricane Harvey.
U.S. study argues for tougher rules of origin under NAFTA
Seeking to bolster its case for tougher rules of origin under NAFTA, the Trump administration released a new study that shows U.S.
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...
Uber stripped of license to operate in London
Unions, lawmakers and cab drivers have blasted Uber over working conditions and Transport of London said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a...
California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White House
California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher...
How EVs could create the biggest disruption since the iPhone
With a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, electric cars could be poised to shake up the auto industry as dramatically as Apple's iPhone did to the...
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.
Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image
VW aims to overcome a reputation as a secretive and autocratic company by introducing a "Meeting Mueller" program which allows employees to pose questions directly to the CEO.
Waymo's Krafcik, coach Saban to keynote 2018 NADA
Waymo CEO John Krafcik and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will give keynote speeches at the 2018 NADA convention in March in Las Vegas.
Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output
General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.