How GM zoomed past VW in China

SHANGHAI -- The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing. Volkswagen's China sales dropped 3.4 percent to 3.55 million vehicles, while GM's rose 5.2 percent to 3.61 million. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25

Nissan dealers story stirs readers

Our Dec. 21 front-page story "In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers" drew strong responses from online readers. Here's an unedited sampling of reactions. As a Nissan dealer, I too will confess Nissan is hammering dealers to take more cars, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4

Is Sergio game to play the role of Nissan's Hanawa?

If Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is tempted to revive his push to merge with General Motors, he might do well to consider the tale of Yoshikazu Hanawa. Hanawa, who died last month at age 81, was the Nissan CEO who essentially sold control of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4

Fuel economy, reality set for collision

Earlier this month, Ford CEO Mark Fields articulated -- very gingerly -- what seems to be a rising concern among auto industry leaders. In an interview, Fields expressed hope for a "fact-based" review next year of the federal fuel economy ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21

Looks like UAW members have sent another message to their leadership

At a time when Americans seem hopelessly divided, more than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity last week. The UAW's proposed contract with Nexteer went down in flames so huge that the fire ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14

Finally, China charges its EV drive

SHANGHAI -- Since 2010, Beijing has wanted to transform China into the world's largest market for electrified vehicles. But beyond providing generous incentives for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, it was unclear how China's central planners ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30

China's tax break will sting later

SHANGHAI -- Old habits die hard. Beijing just can't control the urge to intervene in the domestic auto industry. On Oct. 1, the central government slashed the purchase tax on small cars to 5 percent from 10 percent. The tax cut is intended to boost ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26

Anticipate change, then innovate

What triggers change? Does impending disaster spark innovation? Or does a disruptive idea prompt fundamental change? Automotive News PACE Awards judges are often asked what creates innovation. After 22 years of evaluating business models, judges ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19

Reader reaction

The Aug. 31 story of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's renewed pitch to merge with General Motors sparked a huge response from our audience. Here's a sampling of comments posted on "This is not about saving FCA but more to do with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7

Why autonomous cars should drive the way we do

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Imagine for a moment the comfort of having your car driven for you by a finely tuned, meticulously programmed computer, while you relax in the passenger seat, reading a novel, doing the crossword puzzle or taking in the scenery ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24

China's currency move a setback, not a calamity

Auto stocks weren't immune from the shock waves that roiled the world's stock markets after China devalued the yuan by more than 4 percent over a three-day period last week. Shares of Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW -- companies that are heavily ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17

Takata apology is a sign that accountability is new normal

The recent apology of CEO Shigehisa Takada to those killed or injured by Takata Corp.'s faulty airbag inflators signals the end of an era. A half century ago, Detroit was the world's auto capital, home of U.S. automakers, suppliers and industry- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3

Thinking outside the customers' box

Innovation drives the automotive industry. But what drives innovation? I get that question all the time in the Automotive News PACE Awards Program, now in its 22nd year, where independent judges study companies that commercialize innovative products ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27

The connected car will get better with age

DETROIT -- In the 1990s, America Online helped to bring the dull desktop personal computer to life, offering ordinary people their first taste of Internet connectivity. And with its incessant stream of upgrade CD-ROMs in the mail, it also accustomed ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22

Raise recall repair rates to prevent deaths, injuries

Our first meeting was a little awkward, taking place just moments before we both testified before a U.S. Senate committee investigating deaths and injuries from rupturing Takata airbag inflators. One of us was injured by an inflator in a car ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

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