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Recent articles
Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especiall ...


Building a team, rebuilding a community in tiny Texas town
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Many employees at Greg May Chevrolet spent a lot of time last year being paid to not do their work. ...


At Greg May Honda, driven salespeople reap rich rewards
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Greg May is two for two this year. Both Texas dealerships bearing his name are on this year's list of the Best Dealerships To Work For, after Greg May Honda made the list ...


Chevy, Ram pickups surge as Ford waits for F-150
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Chevrolet and Ram are enjoying a golden sales opportunity for full-size pickups. ...


A splash of cold water from Ford
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Under new CEO Mark Fields, Ford Motor Co. has big ambitions for global sales growth, plans to put big money into its struggling Lincoln brand and expects a risky redesign ...


Maine store's free tires bring customers back
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Stanley Subaru gives its new-vehicle buyers a benefit it calls "Tires for Life." ...


Trucks fly in a 'best we could have expected' September
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
U.S. sales of SUVs, small crossovers and full-size pickups soared in September as cars became a tougher sell. Overall volume rose 9 percent, and a 16. ...


The Big (Detroit) 3 are back on top, with nudge from Fiat
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
The Big 3 are back. Though maybe not for long. The top of September’s U.S. ...


GM deliveries advance 19%; biggest jump in 3 years
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
GM's sales rose 19 percent in September, its largest year-over-year gain in three years, to 223,437, with full-size pickups accounting for more than half of the increase. ...


Buyers snap up pricier models
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
Consumers in the United States are willingly paying more than ever for new vehicles, enticed by low interest rates, cheap leases and ubiquitous six-year loans that keep m ...


Ford sets goal of 9.4M global sales by 2020, cuts profit outlook for '14
3:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29 | UPDATED: 9/29/14 6:35 pm ET - adds stock close, details
Ford aims to raise global sales 52 percent annually by 2020 by tapping fast-growing Asian markets, investing heavily in Lincoln, and expanding its global offerings of sma ...


GM victim fund begins payout offers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
The compensation fund that General Motors created in response to its ignition-switch recalls began offering multimillion-dollar payments to crash victims and their famili ...


GM warns '15 Corvette owners that 'valet mode' may be illegal
4:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26
An “industry exclusive” feature that General Motors touted to buyers of the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray could inadvertently get owners in trouble with the ...


Post-holiday sales volume remains strong, analysts say
3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25
September U.S. auto sales are expected to come in about 10 percent higher than a year ago, according to four analysts' estimates, with no sign of a typical post-Labor Day ...


VW, Ford, GM, Toyota dominate North American Car and Truck of the Year short list
12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23
Volkswagen Group of America has four vehicles in the running for North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. ...


NHTSA chief, before blistering Senate panel, admits 'we need to improve'
5:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16 | UPDATED: 9/16/14 6:30 pm ET
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today insisted that his agency lacked enough information to force a recall of faulty General Motors ignitio ...


GM issues 2 recalls, stop-sale orders for 2015 Corvettes
8:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11
General Motors is issuing two more recalls, both on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers today. ...


Non-recall actions raise questions on safety info disclosure
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Big recalls by General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp. in recent years raise questions about whether dangerous problems could lurk in little-noticed service bulletins or cu ...


Blazing Labor Day weekend drives the best SAAR since 2006
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
August culminated one of the best four-month periods ever for the auto industry, as surging demand for SUVs and other light trucks propelled the industry to its highest a ...


Toyota rides truck wave to 6% gain
12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted record SUV sales in August, including a 52 percent increase in RAV4 deliveries. The gains helped Toyota achieve a better-than-expected in ...


The incentives debate: Who's being 'stupid'?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
Some big rivals dismiss American Honda sales boss John Mendel's grim warning that extended loan terms and other strategies being employed by competitors hurt resale value ...


Honda's Mendel says U.S. sales 'near top,' warns market may suffer from 'stupid things'
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19 | UPDATED: 8/19/14 3:47 pm ET - adds details
Auto sales in the United States are approaching the highest levels that the market can sustainably support and could suffer long-term damage as automakers increasingly tu ...


Why Honda's John Mendel wants customers to buy a Treasury bond on wheels
3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19
Jittery stock market? Honda's John Mendel wants you to take your money out of Google, Apple and Tesla -- and put it in Hondas. Not Honda stock. Actual Hondas. They're lik ...


No key ring tags, GM tells dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
In its recall-induced quest to strip customers' key chains of any dangling tchotchkes, GM has raised the alarm about promotional key tags. ...


Ford recalls 2013 Escape for 11th time, this time for wiring problem
3:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15
Ford has issued its 11th recall on the 2013 Escape crossover, this time because a wiring problem could cause the engine to hesitate or stall. ...


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