Leo Michael Cartoons
Tariffs TroubleMarch 12
President Donald Trump last week signed a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Automakers, who purchase about 15 percent of the steel and almost 40 percent of aluminum consumed in the U.S., are trying to soften the blow.
Silent RunningMarch 5
Genesis ExclusivityFeb. 26
While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the luxury brand's retail network.
Going RogueFeb. 19
Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given the automaker's new North American boss some 60 days to devise a plan that may ease off the company's hard-driving reliance on incentives and fleet sales to deliver volume.
Tesla in SpaceFeb. 12
To promote his SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster was launched in space to the cheers of a crowd and David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" Meanwhile, here on Earth, Tesla has struggled mightily to make Model 3 sedans.