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The inventory is too low? Oh, the irony

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Wall Street analysts tend to keep a wary eye on automakers' vehicle inventory. If it creeps up, it can be a sign that profit-eroding incentives are coming to help move the metal.

Suburban is the granddaddy of them all

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
When Land Rover built the last Defender off-roader on Jan. 29 at its Solihull plant in the U.K., it ended a production run spanning 68 years. But the Defender, originally named Series 1, wasn't the longest-running vehicle on the road. Not even close.

A recall for wheel chocks? Maybe we've rolled off the deep end

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
In a sign of Fiat Chrysler's new hypersensitivity to safety, the automaker said last week it would voluntarily supply owners of 441,578 Dodge...

A rocky start, but, hey, at least it's fast

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
The much drooled-over 2017 Ford GT revealed a few technical issues at its very public debut - the 24-hour Rolex endurance race in Daytona Beach last...

Just because rebadging hasn't worked so well before ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Fiat Chrysler's plan to replace the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 with vehicles built under contract by other automakers faces long odds.

Say goodbye to the golden days, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Max Warburton, an analyst at Sanford Bernstein whose colorful client notes get lots of attention, authored one in January called “The End of an...

Historian's trove gets personal with GM founder

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Lawrence Gustin, automotive historian and retired General Motors public relations manager, has donated historical documents regarding the early days...

Au revoir: Paris just doesn't do it for Ford this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Ford will skip this autumn's Paris auto show, claiming the timing doesn't fit with its launch schedule.

Zetsche: Apple, Google 'can do more' than we thought

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and other a handful of his senior execs met recently with around 70 companies in Silicon Valley, according to the German...

Sales reporting transparency? Yeah, right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
After a nearly six-year run, AutoNation will stop reporting monthly sales. Why? “I've given up,” says CEO Mike Jackson.


How GM zoomed past VW in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing.


Marchionne bumps head with designers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Chrysler designers will probably think twice the next time they consider borrowing an idea from...

License to drive not such a big deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Millennials are increasingly deciding they can get along just fine without driver's licenses, according to a study issued last week by the University...

Montezemolo: Where's my thank you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari's former longtime chairman, says he was disappointed not to get a proper “thank you” when Ferrari's owner,...

Top designers share their top picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016
Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper had a little fun recently with some of the industry's leading designers.

A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by...

China ripe for public groups, but where are they?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, but the publics simply aren't interested.

Big-bucks trucks are part of the luxury market, says Autonation CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Extremely pricey pickups should be counted as premium vehicles, says AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson.

GM honors Welburn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
General Motors last week honored its global design chief, Ed Welburn, with a ceremony at the Detroit Institute of Arts, rededicating the GM Center...

Ad could reopen old wounds for would-be Mahindra dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Topline India does a diverse business in packaging, marketing materials and branded auto dealership displays in India, and now it is reaching out for...

Ford skips flash, and media attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Without another supercar such as last year's GT or an aluminum pickup truck up its sleeve, Ford spent much of the Detroit auto show talking about...

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