For years, as drivers complained that their Cobalts and Ions were stalling repeatedly, GM treated it as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Documents show that the company either didn't grasp the significance of the problem or didn't consider it worthy of resources.
American Honda has reassigned marketing boss Mike Accavitti to lead the Acura brand amid a restructuring of the automaker's North American operation that will group marketing and sales functions under separate divisions for the Honda and Acura brands.
Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Tundra include Guelph Tool, Magna, Takata, Gentex, Bowles Fluidics, Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst, UGN, Corvac Composites, SRG Global, DYNA-MIG, CTS Automotive, Automatic Spring Products, New Mather Metals, MacLean-Fogg and Haartz and Brose.
Dealerships' prohibitions against incentives, and the enforcement of those prohibitions, are likely to be ratcheted higher due to concerns that federal regulators are looking more closely at F&I products and how they are priced.
On average, F&I managers earn fatter paychecks than people in any other key dealership position except the general manager, according to the 2013 NADA Dealership Workforce Study Industry Report. Some dealers are beginning to rethink that.
The congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee said late Monday it launched an investigation into GM's recall of ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The committee said it plans hearings that are expected to include officials from GM and NHTSA.
William Clay Ford Sr., who took driving lessons at age 10 from his grandfather Henry Ford and once flew with legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, is being remembered for helping steer Ford Motor Co. for more than 57 years. He died Sunday at age 88.
In an era when smartphones are replaced every year or two, and seem downright prehistoric within five or six, Audi AG has decided that the auto industry’s standard product cycle is too long to bear for in-car software.
Chevrolet is being lauded -- and ripped -- for an emotional new TV spot for the Equinox showing a woman saying goodbye to her pooch "Maddie" before the dying dog is euthanized. But the spot wasn't created by an ad agency.
Keith Crain, who in 43 years at the helm of Automotive News has grilled hundreds of top executives, broken some of the industry's biggest stories and served as one of its toughest critics and strongest supporters, has been elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Classified Ventures LLC, the media company backed by five newspaper publishers including Gannett and McClatchy, is working with Moelis to seek a sale of its Cars.com Web site, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
An annual study found that 21 of 33 auto brands improved their responsiveness to internet leads last year. But only two brands, Lexus and Subaru, have remained in the top one-third of the Pied Piper study rankings for every survey year from 2011 to 2014.
Mike Shaw Toyota-Scion in Corpus Christi, Texas, employs a full-time salesperson who sits in the service department and offers a free, no-strings market appraisal when customers pull in for an oil change or repair.