BMW workers try on an Iron Man suit
BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue. ...
Land Rover's latest Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery will replace the LR4 late this year or early in 2017, and new spy photos show its design will be more modern and less quirky, still with seating for seven.
Jeep pickup is due in 2018, Compass replacement this year
A Wrangler-based pickup will appear in early 2018, while the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot due late this year will keep one of those names, Jeep head Mike Manley said. Dsv
Penske, Group 1 assess the damage
Penske Automotive and Group 1 Automotive took an immediate stock-price hit in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Earnings will suffer from a collapsing British pound. But the
Supplier planning hits the brakes
The U.K. vote to exit the European Union leaves suppliers in the dark on future investment until new EU trade deals can be adopted.
Customers, off-lease tide prompt auction growth
Independent auctions are growing their businesses to keep up with customer demands for vehicle reconditioning, body shop and other services and storage space. But they need to strike a balance
Video marketing targets in-store customers
Zamora Automotive Group's Honda of Superstition Springs uses customized programming delivered to 24 screens throughout the dealership to get its marketing messages to customers in the store.
CarMax adds auction sites, eases registration
CarMax is adding auctions and making it easier for wholesale customers to register to buy cars and trucks at the company's 67 physical auction sites.
Musk is losing big on Tesla's SolarCity bid
In the initial day of trading after Tesla Motors said it would buy SolarCity, Elon Musk -- the largest shareholder of both companies -- lost a net $715 million.
These guys want your used-vehicle sales, profits
Beepi. Shift. Carvana. Vroom. Don't let the clever names fool you. These tech start-ups aim to take a bite out of the used-vehicle retail industry's lunch.
Dealers claim victory, but OT case isn't closed
The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility
Applications open for '17 PACE Awards
The application process has opened for the 2017 Automotive News PACE Awards, which identify and honor game-changing and commercialized supplier innovations in technology and processes.
Le Mans a great win for Ford
This month at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford won its class with a new-generation GT. And just as it did in 1966, Ford did it by beating Ferrari.
Super students set record 3,788 mpg
The winning vehicle in this year's SAE Supermileage competition posted a record 3,788 mpg.
ASKED & ANSWERED: Danny Shapiro, director of automotive, Nvidia
Shapiro says artificial intelligence is "the way forward on autonomous cars."
A new giant could make more vehicles than Toyota
Nissan's proposed takeover of Mitsubishi Motors would produce a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi giant that could overtake Toyota in global light-vehicle production by 2017, predicts consultancy LMC
Goodbye to the Europe I knew
I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. A place I loved called Britain may no longer be so great any more.
Auction tool aims to uncover open recalls
AutoCheck Auctions is testing a new recall report service for auction houses. Disclosing vehicles that have open recalls to auctions helps dealers make informed decisions about wholesale used-vehicle
Tighter ZEV rules will force the industry to work harder
California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring
Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sun
The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring
International trade makes America work
The established punching bag of this election cycle isn't just the Washington establishment, it's also international trade. The 2016 campaign has turned political norms on their heads, so maybe we
Array of levers and dials complicates a once-simple function
The death of 27-year-old Star Trek actor who was pinned to his death by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee has brought scrutiny to a driving function that has changed with the advance of electronic controls.
Limited editions mark Viper's final year
The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.
Diverse Hall of Fame class worked to drive the industry forward
The 2016 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees have diverse roles - engineer, industrialist, visionary, critic - but their energy and devotion shaped the auto industry.
Nissan has the EV advantage in U.S. -- but the target and competition will grow
By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the
Cleveland got its trophy, and slam-dunk ad
When the Cleveland Cavaliers trailed the Golden State Warriors two games to one in the NBA Finals and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers
M-B execs to sample life in the stores
About 40 Mercedes-Benz USA managers will each spend a week this summer working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. New CEO Dietmar Exler mandated tours of duty to help his people see how the decisions
With 'travel provision,' EVs flow to California
The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.
Is the industry's claim to airwaves slipping away?
An FCC commissioner's argument is a setback for the auto industry, which has struggled to defend its claim to a critical segment of the radio spectrum against competing claims from cable and Internet
Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60
Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.
Transmission is no truce for Camaro and Mustang
Despite partisan loyalties on each side, starting next year the Chevrolet Camaro will share a transmission with the Ford Mustang.
Fixing Cadillac's problem child
Cadillac is trying to breathe new life into the ATS compact sedan through a series of price and trim-package adjustments for the 2017 model year.
IIHS dials up pressure on automakers
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is using its powerful megaphone to send a message to automakers: Don't slack off on passenger-side safety.
VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.
Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.
U.K.-EU breakup threatens a key market and profit center
The United Kingdom's stunning decision to abandon the European Union could slash automakers' profits by billions of dollars and cut new-vehicle sales by nearly a million units over the next three
BMW workers try on an Iron Man suit
BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.
New Toyota r&d unit bulks up, defines its agenda
Six months on the job, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top visionary for new mobility is spelling out priorities and ambitions, promising new safety technologies for cars within five years and envisioning a
VW should pay Europeans same compensation as U.S. drivers, EU commissioner says
VW Group should offer European drivers similar compensation to what the German carmaker is expected to pay U.S. customers, Europe's Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska told a newspaper on
Bentley: Yes, we're still in the sedan biz
Despite the popularity of the Bentayga crossover, Bentley says the Mulsanne sedan will remain king of its lineup.
Mercedes says it's ready for transformative era
Mercedes-Benz executives say they're well-positioned to capitalize on technological and demographic changes that will transform the industry over the next 10 years.
Nissan's to-do list: Range, autonomy
Nissan will introduce two new technologies this year to move the needle on CEO Carlo Ghosn's goal of making Nissan a leader in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
VW to fit filters to clean up gasoline engines
Volkswagen plans to fit particle filters in up to 7 million turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines starting mid-2017 to help meet future tailpipe emission targets.
Automakers call for tariff-free trade between UK and EU after Brexit win
Automakers called for tariff-free trade to be maintained between Britain and the EU after the U.K. voted for a Brexit, amid warnings that sales and production will be hit in Europe's second-biggest
Audi bets on experience in EV challenge with Tesla
Audi is preparing to challenge Tesla in making electric cars, betting that its decades of experience in designing traditional automobiles will help it trump the Silicon Valley startup.
GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirl
General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will
Legal hassles possible for U.S. companies in wake of Brexit
International automotive companies should prepare for tricky legal issues -- especially on trademarks and trade treaties -- as the United Kingdom exits the EU. That's the advice from Jeff Sadowski, a
UK 'Leave' vote deflates hopes for U.S.-EU trade deal
Britain's looming exit from the European Union is another huge setback for negotiations on a massive U.S.-EU free trade deal that were already stalled by deeply entrenched differences and growing
VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulation
South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging
First Shift: Post-Brexit auto plans
Post-Brexit auto plans: BMW warns of uncertainty, Aston wants tariff-free access to EU; Jeep owners sue FCA; Compass or Patriot name will live on; The danger of infotainment; Driverless in Detroit.
UAW cancels strike after tentative agreement reached with supplier Sakthi
The UAW and aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group agreed on Thursday to a tentative labor agreement after the union earlier this week threatened a strike.