Asbury CEO Monaghan will retire; COO Hult moves up

Asbury Automotive CEO Craig Monaghan will step down Jan. 1 after nine years leading the public dealership group. COO David Hult will replace him.

South Korea rejects U.S. request to revise trade agreement

South Korea rejected a United States proposal to revise a five-year-old trade deal as the Trump administration pushed for major changes it says will cut its trade gap with the Asian nation.


Lear receives grant for plant at old Buick City complex in Flint

Lear has received a grant from the state of Michigan's development arm to build a $30 million plant at the old Buick City complex in Flint, Mich.

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Subaru puts out the fire with record

Subaru avenges its flameout at this year's 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race by conquering the notoriously demanding track with a new record lap time.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Major changes in the wind

Whether you're manufacturing vehicles or supplying components or in the business of retailing automobiles, your world is about to change profoundly.

UPDATED: 8/4/17 11:14 am ET - adds details on earnings
As Silicon Valley talent war erupts, Toyota seeks techies at home

Salaries have soared in Silicon Valley for automotive technology experts thanks to the emergence of Uber and Tesla as serious rivals. That's why Toyota and other Japanese automakers are looking for engineers at home.

Bosch: Explaining autonomous to consumers will be critical

When it comes to consumers who are puzzled about mysterious new autonomous driving features, Robert Bosch has a plan: Show, don't tell. Bosch believes it is critical to show consumers what advanced new safety technologies will do for them to overcome future pushback, says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving for Bosch.

Racy films get very short run​

Wow, the stuff that goes on in the back seats of cars. Now a new chapter in this long, storied history of second-row steaminess in American automobiles.

Toyota's cloud city

Toyota's new connected-car unit lives apart from the automaker's massive North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. That's the way executives wanted it.

COMMENTARY: Krishnan M. Anantharaman
How the iPhone changed our industry

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.

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