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F-150 a winner? Too soon to tell
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7
Everybody wants to know if the launch of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup is a success, and for good reason. In the auto industry, the rollout is high drama, indeed. ...


M-B pushes dealers to lift customer experience
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the brand plans to prod dealers to improve sales processes even though Mercedes scored the top luxury-brand ranking on J.D. ...


Volvo and the 'sweet hereafter'
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30
Excruciatingly long product lead times have always challenged automakers, who have to figure out what will sell four or five years hence. ...


Money's cheap, so here come the store upgrades
9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24 | UPDATED: 1/28/15 10:33 am ET - Corrected
One of the better indicators of the health of a business is its willingness -- and ability -- to make capital expenditures. By that measure, auto retailers are doing well ...


Mercedes to send U.S. dealers greater share of global output
4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Mercedes-Benz dealers will receive a greater share of the brand’s global production this year after experiencing tight supplies in 2014, U.S. chief Steve Cannon sai ...


Missing in action
5:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

The big story at the Ford display is what's not on the stand. Last year, a big display on how to outfit a body shop to repair the aluminum bodied F-150 was fr ...



Navigating the great digital divide
3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Among the devotion to all things digital and data-driven in San Francisco, there are still some qualms over how today's shoppers want to kick the tires and take delivery ...


Volvo appoints another U.S. chief amid sales decline
12:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21 | UPDATED: 1/21/15 12:51 pm ET - adds interim product boss
Volvo is reshuffling its North American management, moving CEO Tony Nicolosi to head of its finance company for the Americas and bringing global corporate product strateg ...


Nicolosi returns to Volvo Financial with broader duties
9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21
Tony Nicolosi has been named president of Volvo Cars Financial Services of the Americas, 16 months after he became CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. ...


Volt led the way for today's plug-in hybrids
7:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7
General Motors' Chevrolet Volt team will no doubt be slammed during the Detroit auto show press days next week. ...


Why Russia's crash is just part of the emerging markets drill
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23
Russia is the latest developing market to go through convulsions. But automakers invested in Russia say they’re staying. Their eyes are on the prize of long-term sa ...


Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015
Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids a ...


Why lower oil prices might not be good for automakers
7:02 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2
Oil prices have fallen precipitously, from over $100 per barrel last summer to under $70 for some types of crude. ...


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