Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017
UPDATED: 12/7/16 2:57 pm ET - adds detail
As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer behavior is changing. Connelly's findings, however, often have a bearing on how the automaker designs, builds and markets cars.
S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions ads
South Korea will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at VW Group's local unit and fine the automaker a record $32 million for false advertising on vehicle emissions.
Dodge considers return to NASCAR
Dodge wants to get back into NASCAR, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday. "Yes I'd love to," he said. "I talked to Jim France (executive vice-president of NASCAR) about this just last night."
All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthy
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are aiming the pickup, a staple in the United States, at upmarket buyers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and construction workers.
Jay Leno launches line of vehicle-care products
Jay Leno's career as a car guy is expanding beyond his well-known vehicle collection and national TV show. Jay Leno's Garage -- Advanced Vehicle Care launched Friday, Nov. 25, with a seven-piece vehicle care kit.
Andrea Riley, chief marketing officer for Ally Financial, has given the auto lending community a face-lift through Ally's marketing efforts.
Ram makes working-class appeal in Thanksgiving ad
Ram is making an appeal to waitresses, janitors, foremen, fishermen and other working-class Americans in a 90-second TV ad that will run on Thanksgiving Day.
Automakers seek to boost Nov. sales with Black Friday, holiday promotions
UPDATED: 11/23/16 10:01 am ET - adds Nov. forecast, details
Automakers in the U.S. are ramping up holiday sales promotions ahead of Black Friday, aiming to clear out bulging inventories of unsold cars and dispel investor doubts about consumer demand.
Beach Boys to perform at Detroit auto show charity preview
The Beach Boys will be in Detroit on Jan. 13 to headline the charity preview of the 2017 Detroit auto show. The band is a good fit for the event as cars has been a frequent theme of its songs in its 50-plus years, including "Little Deuce Coupe," "409" and "Fun, Fun, Fun."
You say 'Eco', I say 'Echo'
Ford Motor Co.'s newest crossover and its popular gas-sipping engines have share similar spellings, but have different pronunciations. The EcoSport crossover is pronounced “Echo-Sport,” although the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that it comes standard is pronounced “Eco-boost,” with a long “e.”
Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online in Italy
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it has teamed up with U.S. internet giant Amazon to start selling cars online offering an additional discount.