John C. Humphrey, J.D. Power’s global auto chief, writes: China's automotive industry faces two critical challenges: substantial overcapacity and a massive proliferation of automotive companies and brands. Both challenges are structural but self-inflicted.
Ford Motor -- whose absolute dominance of the profit-producing pickup segment is now measured in geological terms -- is throwing a hard elbow at the rival Ram 1500 and its claim of best-in-class 25 mpg highway fuel economy.
General Motors agreed to buy the rest of Ally Financial's international auto-finance businesses in a deal with proceeds of $4.2 billion as the carmaker seeks to spur rebounds in Europe and South America.
This Thanksgiving, dealerships can be grateful for pent-up demand and sharper competition among auto lenders. Those factors show no sign of letting up any time soon, according to research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
Toyota said it is recalling about 150,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the spare tires can fall from beneath the trucks. The trucks -- built for the 2001 to 2004 model years -- were sold or registered in 20 cold-weather states and Washington, D.C.
Auto sales in the United States are rebounding after Superstorm Sandy cut sales in late October and early November, and this month should show a 12 percent increase from a year before, consultancies J.D. Power & Associates and LMC Automotive said today.
We've heard a lot about how Cadillac's new ATS compact sedan was built to lure buyers away from the BMW 3 series and other German luxury juggernauts. That might yet happen. But, at least early on, the ATS is poaching buyers from its older and larger sibling in the Cadillac lineup: the CTS.
Gerry Rubin, whose Rubin Postaer and Associates advertising agency has partnered with Honda Motor for nearly four decades, will be inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame.
Ford Credit says it will keep providing Ford Motor Co. steady subprime support, but it's shying away from expanding those deals or offering longer loans -- a strategy rivals, including General Motors, appear to be pursuing.
In a silver lining for dealers, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, Calif., last week gave American Suzuki Motor permission to carry on with 0 percent financing offers, which could help clear out unsold inventories.
Chrysler Group will sell less than half as many 2013 SRT Vipers all of next year as it sold Jeep Patriots in October. Executives with the automaker's new Street and Racing Technology brand are OK with that.
Toyota's hybrid Prius is less likely to be stolen in the United States compared with cars of a similar age as thieves look for parts that can be used in more- common vehicles, according to a trade group.
China's passenger-vehicle sales will expand by an average 8 percent a year to reach 22 million in 2020, driven by demand for sport-utility vehicles and rising incomes in smaller cities, according to a report from McKinsey & Co.
French supplier Valeo is poised to become North America's second-largest producer of climate-control systems, breaking a tie with Visteon, now that the company has formed a joint venture to acquire operations producing those systems from Ford.
Toyota is rolling out two precrash safety systems that it says will help prevent high-speed collisions and pedal-misapplication accidents. The technology will debut soon in a high-end Toyota-brand sedan.