Chrysler Group's turnaround since Fiat rescued the automaker out of bankruptcy in 2009 has been punctuated by an advertising strategy led by Olivier Francois and his team. The advertising message draws parallels between the comeback of a gritty, tough city and the once-troubled automaker.
Ford's new Fiesta subcompact, due in 2013, will introduce a smaller screen on the MyFord Touch infotainment system and Sync voice activation that’s easier to use. The Sync improvements also will be available to all existing MyFord Touch customers through a software upgrade, Ford said today.
German automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, which aims to become the leading maker of equipment for recharging vehicle air conditioning systems, must sell a subsidiary to satisfy regulators in the United States.
Whenever Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne appears in public, TV crews jostle to beam his words around the globe. Amid the push and shove it's easy to miss the tall, curly-headed young man who often looks on from the sidelines. He's John Elkann. And he's Marchionne's boss.
Warning! If you like surprises, don't read this story. I'm about to reveal the names of the dealers who will be honored by Ford in February for their outstanding community service and involvement in charitable causes Edward Lapham is executive editor of Automotive News.
There aren't many things that Roger Penske hasn't accomplished, but winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship was a very big trophy that was missing. Not any more Keith Crain is editor-in-chief of Automotive News.
Navistar International Corp. believed it had the next big idea for the trucking industry: pollution-reducing diesel engine technology that would be cheaper and more customer-friendly than the method adopted by its competitors.
With three new hybrid vehicles on the market and two more on the way, Ford Motor Co. is getting bolder about claiming fuel economy superiority over rival Toyota Motor Corp. -- despite the risks that entails.
The re-engineered Nissan Leaf electric sedan delivers a longer driving range, better driving dynamics, new styling and an entry-level sticker that's $5,100 lower than its predecessor's. Nissan Motor Co.'s overhauled EV went on sale in Japan on Tuesday, Nov.
For General Motors to recoup the more than $1 billion it poured into the Chevrolet Volt's development, many observers say, the automaker must use the Voltec system on many other vehicles to amortize those hefty costs. That's true.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has lambasted lawyers for Ally Financial, who "knew the utter falsity" of allegations made by Ally in its bid to collect $1.1 million from a former dealer and his closed dealerships.
On the subject of bailouts, Chrysler's effort to re-establish its presence in markets it abandoned three years ago is a grim reminder of the ugly, painful way in which thousands of dealerships were forced out of business.
Keith Crain's Nov. 19 column requests answers from Hyundai and Kia regarding the fuel economy adjustments we have made on 2011 through 2013 model year vehicles. First, it is important for your readers to understand that these adjustments were the result of errors made in coast down testing.
Subaru aims to lift U.S. Forester sales more than 15 percent with the launch of the redesigned, fourth-generation crossover, developed to deliver better fuel economy, more rugged looks and a roomier ride.
Nissan Motor Co. is facing new questions to determine what its North American factory needs will be in five years. Chief among them: How to support a growing ambition to export vehicles from the United States and Mexico?
Honda's Civic redo, Ford's people-mover version of the Transit Connect and a redesigned Subaru Forester will be among the attention-getters at the Los Angeles Auto Show that begins this week. And most of that attention will focus on their passenger compartments.
When Nissan North America shows its $100,000 re-engineered 2014 GT-R supercar at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, one man will not be present: the world-recognized father of the car, Kazutoshi Mizuno.
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