Trump car tariffs could run European convertibles off U.S. roads

June 25, 2018 07:45 CET

Expensive European convertibles are among the vehicles that could become rare on American roads if President Trump's proposal to impose 20 percent tariffs on imported cars takes effect.... Read More »

Jack Chang: From Ford to FCA to Chinese EV upstart Nio

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Industry veteran Jack Cheng outlines the strategy of Chinese EV maker Nio, which is beginning volume deliveries of a 7-seat SUV conceived as a Tesla fighter.... Read More »

TOP SUPPLIERS

Despite steady numbers, supplier sector churns

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Beneath the surface of steady growth, change and repositioning are roiling the global supplier industry.... Read More »

Retired GM design boss is hooked on classics

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Retired GM design executive Ed Welburn wins lifetime achievement award for his work ensuring the future of many of GM's most cherished classic concept cars.... Read More »

10 millionth patent brings autonomous future closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

The U.S. Patent Office issued its 10 millionth patent last week, bringing our autonomous future a step closer. The patent was issued to inventor Joseph Marron and his employer, Ratheon Co., in Waltham, Mass., for a technology with direct applicaton for driverless cars.... Read More »

I-PACE eye-openers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover's much anticipated I-Pace, gets rave reviews ahead of it's August release.... Read More »

Ford plans to remake Michigan Central Station as shrine to the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Ford Motor Co. plans to turn Detroit's Michigan Central Station into a beacon for the future, with a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus for autonomous and electric vehicles... Read More »

Robin Williams biography reveals high-wire culture at Ford in the 50s and 60s

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

The new biography of Robin Williams reveals the behind-the-scenes management culture at Ford Motor Co. in the 1950s and 1960s, when his father, Rob Williams, was an executive.... Read More »

GM realigns execs in autonomous push

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

General Motors has realigned the responsibilities of two top executives in a move that underscores the importance and immediacy of its work on autonomous vehicles. The change also gives product chief Mark Reuss more direct control over the revival of Cadillac.... Read More »

Volvo's new U.S. factory starts racing the clock

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Volvo just threw the switch to launch its South Carolina assembly plant. But it has its eye on a bigger goal in 36 months.... Read More »

Volvo readies an American-made S60

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Volvo's upcoming made-in-America S60 will target younger buyers and hold the promise of diverse powertrains.... Read More »

Incentives end looms for top-selling EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

By selling more plug-ins than their competitors, Tesla and GM are on the verge of crossing a threshold that will mean the end of $7,500 tax credits many of their customers have counted on, creating a considerable price advantage for their rivals.... Read More »

Automakers push renewed talks to defuse trade tensions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

President Donald Trump escalated the potential for a trade war between the U.S. and Europe on Friday by threatening 20 percent tariffs on auto imports from the European Union in response to retaliatory tariffs on $3.3 billion worth of American products... Read More »

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Dealer Ed Sykora died June 19. He was 83. He was the father-in-law of Texas dealer Annette Sykora, 2008 NADA chairman.... Read More »

Melissa Burden joins Automotive News

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Automotive News has hired veteran reporter Melissa Burden to cover retail subjects.... Read More »

Jaguar's I-Pace challenge: Turn buzz into sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Jaguar is winning lots of praise for its I-Pace battery-electric vehicle, but how can it turn all those good vibes into sales? It won't be easy.... Read More »

Dramatic arrest of Audi's CEO is a first — and a bit of a shock

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

It would have been just another busy week at Audi were it not for a little matter of the arrest and imprisonment of CEO Rupert Stadler.
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COO says Mitsubishi ahead of targets in new growth plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

It has been a year and a half since Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi and installed hard-charging British executive Trevor Mann as its COO. In October, the new management team presented an interim growth plan.... Read More »

Fourth Chevy crossover leverages old name in Blazer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

General Motors last week unveiled the 2019 Blazer as a midsize crossover for a new generation of buyers seeking a sportier, tech-savvy utility vehicle over its boxier, rugged predecessors.... Read More »

Retailer Prime tries subscriptions for growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

If the future includes customers who don't want to own or lease vehicles, Prime Motor Group aims to be ready with a subscription service.... Read More »

Manheim auctions get high-tech makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

Manheim has wrapped up a three-year, $100 million high-tech makeover of its physical auctions, re-engineering every process and replacing old technology.... Read More »

Will BMW drop the droptop 2 series?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

No convertible version is planned for BMW's next-generation 2 series, according to German BMW enthusiast site BimmerToday.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

GM'S ALAN BATEY: Helping our dealers transform

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

General Motors is transforming its operations through new technology that promises rapid change for dealers.... Read More »

Toyota plans 'super sports car,' but will it be for the road?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

In addition to being a race car, the production version of Toyota's GR Super Sport could also be a road car.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Before talks, new UAW leadership needs to wash up

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2018

The UAW has new leadership, but an old problem to clean up before negotiations begin next year on new labor agreements with the Detroit 3.... Read More »

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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