Volvo leader: Dealers deserve some love
Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson says the automaker needs to ensure strong residual value and premium brand perception in order to run a successful subscription sales model.
Mazda's EVs won't lose their zoom, Moro says
Even in an electrified age, Mazda's determination to build fun-to-drive vehicles won't change, said Masahiro Moro, CEO of Mazda North American Operations.
VW: No more squandered opportunities
Hinrich Woebcken said VW's U.S. recovery from the depths of the diesel crisis has been possible in large part because the North American region is able to exercise some autonomy from corporate headquarters in Germany.
Mercedes tries gaming events, pop-up stories
Mercedes-Benz is tapping gaming events and pop-up shops to find new customers as it prepares for business to move increasingly online and to new types of vehicles.
Dealers are vital in electrified, self-driving future
Even with the move to electrified and autonomous cars, dealerships will survive and thrive, say Audi's Scott Keogh and Porsche's Klaus Zellmer.
Famed designer wants to designers to innovate
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle critiqued U.S. politics, expounded on theories of civilization and skewered modern car design as trite and unoriginal.
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.
Infiniti will pivot to nearly all-electric lineup
Infiniti hurries to catch up with other luxury brands by going almost all electric, starting in 2021.
Talent pool high among supplier concerns
Research finds that no matter a supplier's size or product, the biggest threat to its competitiveness is the struggle to recruit skilled workers.
Strong 2018 sales expected
Rising interest rates and tightening credit are reasons for concern, but shouldn't cause new-vehicle sales to tumble, speakers at the Automotive News World Congress said.
Hackett urging Ford to think, act in new ways
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
PSA to electrify global product lineup by 2025
PSA plans to bring electrified options to its full car and light-truck lineup by 2025, joining other automakers in pledging to widely deploy partial or fully electric powertrains to lower emissions, CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.
Mood brightens on NAFTA's prospects
Suppliers are increasingly optimistic that negotiators will come to an agreement on NAFTA that preserves benefits for the auto industry.
Volvo leader recalls 'painful' meeting with irate dealers
Four months into his new job, Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson has already butted heads with dealers.
Magna keeps wide funnel for ideas
Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International 's chief technology officer, sees a wide variety of ideas come across his desk. It comes with the territory.
Talent pool tops supplier concerns
Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses.