Red flags in the rearview mirror

Last year, AutoNation's Mike Jackson warned of three red flags the industry should watch: inventories, incentives and leasing. In his eyes, how did we do?

Knot worth holding your breath over?

It's been more than 12 years since FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wore a tie in public.


Tatsuro Toyoda, who led U.S. venture, dies at 88

Tatsuro Toyoda, whose short tenure as president of Toyota Motor in the 1990s was marked by health issues, died Dec. 30 of pneumonia, the company said. He was 88.

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Gurney pushed Ford to racing triumphs

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Volvo leader: Dealers deserve some love

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VW: No more squandered opportunities

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Heard in Congress

Quotes from speaches and presentations at the 2018 Automotive News World Congress

Carlos Tavares on the need for speed

Scale only gets you so much, says PSA's chief: more purchasing power in dealing with suppliers and higher volume on which to amortize new product and technology investments. Beyond that, it could just as well be a liability.

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