Nissan, with roots in castings, takes shape
On June 1, 1934, Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha (Automobile Manufacturing Co. in English) acquires a new name: Nissan Motor Co.
Buick to drop Verano after short 2017 run
The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before ...
Toyota, Nissan seek battery breakthroughs
Toyota and Nissan are working on advanced battery technologies they hope will give new-generation electrified vehicles greater driving range.
Ford puts the focus on supplier engineer for RS success
It's rare for suppliers to be publicly outed, but Ford is so impressed with GKN's active torque vectoring system on the Focus RS rear axle that it handed GKN's engineer on the project an award
BMW concept pays Hommage to the 2002 coupe
BMW has come up with a design study to mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the 2002 coupe, one of the most significant models in its history.
FCA's 'sales carnivore' adds more to his plate
Reid Bigland's added assignment running FCA's struggling Italian luxury brands, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, is about more than bolstering brands and boosting sales. Insiders say the move is very much
How Bill Ford lured Flex-N-Gate to Detroit
Flex-N-Gate, owned by low-profile magnate Shahid Khan, will build a new plant in Detroit, a move Bill Ford advocated for.
Rembrandts help refine the art of the sale
Robert Hoehn is a 21st century American car dealer who became obsessed with collecting prints made by a 17th century Dutch master who conjured dark, magical images using copper plates, acid, an
Single-cab, full-size Titan breaks cover
Nissan has made clear that it intends to modify the redesigned Titan pickup for several market niches over the coming year.
Who wants an autonomous vehicle?
Has anyone stopped to ask: Who wants a driverless vehicle? It would be sad if the industry were chasing a technology that no one wanted or was willing to pay for.
Recruiting college grads to the dealership
Ray Skillman Auto Group revamped its recruiting process to target college graduates with retail experience, part of its switch to a product-specialist model to replace traditional sales staffers.
Are Japan’s automakers too U.S.-dependent?
Japan's automakers are beginning to position themselves for a slowdown in their cash-cow market - the United States.
Recall battle shifts to states
State dealer associations are going to their legislatures seeking -- and getting -- new protections they say dealers need to cope with the burden of unrepaired vehicles on their lots, especially as
Toyota's Texas headquarters begins to rise
Toyota's Plano, Texas, plot is beginning to look like a world-class corporate campus as it emerges from the dusty construction site just north of Dallas in anticipation of a migration of employees
App helps dealers make fast bids for consumers' vehicles
Cars.com and Pearl Technology have partnered to help dealers buy consumer-owned used vehicles. But dealers have to be quick to win the deal.
VW has lost a lot more than money
It's hard to measure exactly how much Volkswagen's enormous diesel emissions cheating will cost the company. Volkswagen has put the 2015 financial toll at about $18 billion. The real damage to VW is
VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3
Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.
Challenger outmuscled in crash tests
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and
Will Google's idea stick?
Google has been granted a patent for an adhesive coating on the car hood, so that any pedestrian who gets hit by accident would stick to the vehicle until the motorist stops.
F-Pace's tag line has some miles on it
Jaguar's F-Pace is busting into a new market segment for the British automaker, performance utilities. But the slogan being rolled out along with the F-Pace is certified used.
Here come the hydrogen stations
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are beginning to trickle onto California's roads. And thanks to a push from regulators, automakers and startup FirstElement, more filling stations are arriving, too.
Mercedes puts up fight in China
China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.
CarGurus validates used-car prices on dealership sites
CarGurus has become the latest third-party shopping site to allow dealers to place its rating of used-vehicle prices - such as “good deal” or “great deal” - directly on a
Blast hits Japan plant operated by Toyota brake supplier
Advics, a supplier of braking components to Toyota, reported an explosion at one of its factories in central Japan's Aichi prefecture.
Range of Ford Fusion Energi plug-in gets boosted to 610 miles
Minor tweaks yield big results as Fusion Energi range increases to 610 miles on a single tank of fuel
Nissan sees ads transcending borders
Nissan will launch a new U.S. advertising campaign this week, but other significant marketing changes are coming.
Signs of a buy-sell slowdown
Dealership buy-sell activity could plateau this year after several years of big growth. And buyers' lust for luxury brands is cooling somewhat, experts say.
Next-gen Dodge Charger could cut weight, offer twin-turbo I-4
The next generation Dodge Charger is expected to shed nearly 500 pounds from its base curb weight, and could come with a 300-hp, twin-turbo inline-four engine in development for the 2018 Jeep
Bentley close to compact decision
Bentley is working on a compact model line previewed by last year's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.
You thought cars were big polluters?
Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal may be bad, but the pollution from diesel automobiles is a breath of fresh mountain air compared with what spews out of the smokestacks of some huge cruise ships.
Inside Toyota's new digs
Check out photos of Toyota's new North American HQ and temporary offices.
2016 Mazda CX-9
After years of talking about moving into a semipremium space, Mazda has finally done it with the 2016 CX-9 crossover. The three-row family hauler is the best example yet of Mazda's quest for a more
U.S. Buick Verano output to wind down in October
The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall.
More carmakers race into ride-sharing
Automakers are staking their claims in the ride-sharing world -- and fast. Last week, Toyota invested in ride-share giant Uber, Volkswagen Group in Gett, a ride-hailing company popular in Europe, and
High-performance Nissan Sentra to get sporty looks, more power
Nissan's compact Sentra sedan looks ready to get the Nismo treatment. Recent spy photos show a Sentra with a sporty body kit, spoiler and a more aggressive front end.
Q auto’s smaller stores yield bigger results
Asbury will add two smaller stand-alone used-vehicle stores in the Tampa area this summer, bringing its total there to four, after having closed its only large-format store in Jacksonville, Fla., in
Ford to hire adults with autism in pilot program
Ford Motor Co. is launching a pilot program this week to hire adults with autism.
Auto industry must earn trust for its own sake
The auto industry faces skepticism and distrust from regulators and the public on safety, fuel economy and emissions standards. It must work to reverse this alarming trend.
Race cars are laps ahead on connectivity
Although some might think the fuss about connected cars is a relatively recent phenomenon, it's not. Race cars -- including those at today's Indianapolis 500 -- have been transmitting fuel and
VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025
Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in
Can Volvo play small ball?
Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key
FCA's sales streak rides on minivans
If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been -- minivans.
VW weighs second EV platform
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is
Toyota patent activity soaring
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-
Mazda ventures back into premium tier
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to Mitsubishi
Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller company.
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China
Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the gap.
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Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named
Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the
Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 years
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.