News

Carlson takes charge of Autoliv spinoff Veoneer
July 23

Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson this year spun off the company's software and sensor business as Veoneer. Now he is CEO of the new company.

Off-road is the new vintage
July 23

When it comes to today's classics vehicles, there is a notable shift in what collectors are buying, especially if it's their first vintage vehicle, says Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty.

Wahlberg solidifies Chevy ties -- as a dealer
July 23
Author: Melissa Burden

Actor Mark Wahlberg just bought into a Chevy dealership in Ohio — and he wants to add more stores to his portfolio.

Flexdrive uses telematics to rein in costs
July 23
Author: Jackie Charniga

Subscription service provider Flexdrive uses telematics devices installed on vehicles to trim the cost of depreciation and insurance for its dealership partners.

When is enough, enough?
July 23
Author: Keith Crain

Peugeot plans to re-enter U.S. and Canadian markets. What will be the impact on dealers?

Aston wants to take high class a little higher
July 23

Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies."

First Shift: Marchionne's condition called 'irreversible'
July 23

Marchionne's condition called 'irreversible'; FCA Europe chief reportedly quits as Jeep-Ram boss Manley is named CEO; Tough week ahead for new boss; Detroit auto show moving to June.

Buick may be putting EV ambitions on ice
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

GM's impending loss of federal tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles and a lack of customer demand could push Buick's EV plans into the next decade.

Agent of change
July 23

Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun says auto industry must prepare for big changes with development of autonomous vehicles.

Hecker's tale of hubris should be a lesson for all
July 23

Minnesota megadealer Denny Heckler, convicted on seven federal counts of bankruptcy and conspiracy, tells story after serving 7 years in prison that is a cautionary tale for dealers .

The trouble with tariffs: We won't innovate
July 23
Author: Eric Kulisch

If a key aim of the Trump import tariffs is to make America the global hot spot for auto innovation, industry leaders say the administration is going about it in a strange way.

Power play
July 23
Author: Urvaksh Karkaria

The rest of the auto industry is steering clear of Tesla's capital- and time-intensive strategy of creating a charging infastructure. Instead, they are relying on a burgeoning network of chargers installed by government, utilities and private companies.

Subaru updates next-gen Legacy's look
July 23

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy is poised to be the next nameplate designed and engineered on the brand's global platform.

Marchionne's successor has just days to get ready for investor scrutiny
July 23

Mike Manley has just days to prepare for Fiat Chrysler's quarterly results presentation, an event investors will use to size up the company's new CEO and assess his plan to fill the shoes of Sergio Marchionne.

Electricity must use some kind of fuel
July 23

Letter to the editor lauds Toyota Prius business model for electric vehicles

AutoNation CEO, Click and Clack, Toyoda inducted
July 23
Author: Alexa St. John

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, NPR Car Talk co-hosts the Magliozzi brothers, Magna founder Frank Stronach and former Toyota Motor Corp. President Kiichiro Toyoda were inducted into the 2018 Automotive Hall of Fame.

GM plans to focus first on high margin, then high tech
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

Launches of lucrative vehicles such as full-size and heavy-duty pickups and full-size SUVs over the next two years will be followed by a pivot to electrification.

July 23

Reader says internet is no replacement for walkarounds at dealerships.

Ford ups price for Edge ST
July 23

Ford Motor Co.'s upcoming 2019 Edge ST -- the automaker's first crossover to carry a performance badge -- will cost about $1,500 more than the outgoing Edge Sport trim it replaces.

Sonic: Profit woes may affect other retailers, too
July 23
Author: Melissa Burden

Shrinking margins at BMW and Honda stores will hurt Sonic -- and could be felt by its dealership rivals.

Trump to seek repeal of California's smog-fighting power, report says
July 23

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California's authority to regulate automobile emissions -- including its mandate for electric car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, three people familiar with the plan told Bloomberg.

Detroit auto show moves to June to boost appeal
July 23
Author: Michael Martinez

The Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers — and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out in recent years — with outdoor displays and on-road vehicle demonstrations.

Buick asks buyers to pay more, and they do
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

One of every four Enclaves sold is an Avenir, and after a March investment that boosted Avenir production, GM is studying additional ways to get even more inventory to help meet demand for the $54,495-and-up crossover.

Midengine Vette aims to halt skidding sales
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

After decades of playing with the idea of a midengine supercar, the automaker is expected to introduce the eighth-generation Corvette within the next year.

FCA's Altavilla, who had been a CEO candidate, to step down
July 23

Fiat Chrysler's chief of Europe, Africa and the Middle East has resigned after being passed over to replace ailing Sergio Marchionne as CEO of the group.

Cadillac's parade of products set to begin
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

Expect Johan de Nysschen's plans for a new or redesigned vehicle coming every six months on average through 2021 to remain in place, if not be accelerated, under new boss Steve Carlisle.

Paris premieres for 2 Vietnamese vehicles
July 23
Author: Nick Gibbs

Vietnamese automaker VinFast will use the Paris auto show to raise its global profile by unveiling a Pininfarina-designed crossover and a sedan.

Profit machine hums at Chevy, GMC
July 23
Author: Michael Wayland

Beginning with the launches of the next-generation full-size pickups in the fall, the two brands are about to feed General Motors' principal profit centers, trucks and SUVs.

New ZF boss Scheider ready to do some tweaks
July 23

Six months into the job, ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider is talking about bringing transformation and innovation to the German parts giant.

Buyers have more questions than ever
July 23

Dealer says buyers with lots of questions benefit from walkarounds.

Fla. Audi store's tablet-based sales process builds trust, avoids conflict
July 23
Author: Larry P. Vellequette

Though it just opened in November, Audi Wesley Chapel in suburban Tampa, Fla., is already overperforming using a tablet-based, nonconfrontational sales process.

Toyota offers part-time vehicle use in Hawaii
July 23
Author: Laurence Iliff

Toyota's first homegrown car-share program, launched this month in Hawaii, could be a model for dealerships around the globe to tap into demand for part-time vehicle use.

Tesla asks suppliers for refunds to help profit
July 23

Tesla, whose eroding cash position has alarmed investors, requested a "meaningful" amount of payments made since 2016 to be returned, according to a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

U.S.-built Ariel Atom is a star at Goodwood
July 23
Author: Nick Gibbs

British makers of esoteric, scare-you-silly road cars rarely prosper but Ariel is bucking the trend. For one, it has hit upon an excellent way to service the U.S. -- have the cars built locally under license.

Dealer anniversaries
July 23

Dealers featured this week include Horst Korallus, dealer principal of Honda Superstore of Lisle in Illinois; and Tim Holm, dealer principal of Holm Automotive Center in Abilene, Kan.

Buyers appreciate a product refresher
July 23

Reader defends dealer walkarounds in letter to the editor.

The king of the road — for a day
July 23

A second McLaren 720S crashes this year, a reminder that the hyper-performance car has its limits.

A commitment to finding a safe way to test self-driving vehicles
July 23

Testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles must be done safely, but a laserlike focus on the technology is still needed.

Former Mercedes-Benz China exec takes the helm at AutoGravity
July 23
Author: Jackie Charniga

Longtime Mercedes-Benz financial executive Alex Mallmann has been named CEO of AutoGravity, the financial technology company said. Mallmann, 47, replaces Andy Hinrichs, who has left the company.

Two of Toyota's funkiest concepts to become reality at 2020 Olympics
July 23
Author: Hans Greimel

Toyota said the Concept-i will be part of an Olympics demonstration. The e-Palette will be on call to shuttle athletes and officials.

An EU trade deal the U.S. could refuse
July 23
Author: Eric Kulisch

Anxious to avoid an all-out automotive trade war with the U.S., European Union officials and German automakers are ready to deal. And they have a straightforward proposal, too: Drop vehicle tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet as nice and evenhanded as it sounds, the idea may not fly for U.S. negotiators.

Answers to Tesla's woes are in Detroit
July 23
Author: Richard Truett

Tesla's Elon Musk might learn a lot from some time in Detroit, says Automotive News staff writer Richard Truett.

Illness ends career of Sergio Marchionne, the CEO who liked to fix things
July 22

Sergio Marchionne bowed out on Saturday as one of the auto industry's most demanding and tenacious chief executives, his health in crisis after a career in which he rescued Fiat and Chrysler.

Fiat Chrysler's new CEO shows company's future is all about Jeep
July 22

Fiat Chrysler's choice of Jeep boss Mile Manley as Sergio Marchionne's successor shows that the automaker's future success depends on its iconic offroad brand.

Marchionne's condition may be 'irreversible,' report says
July 22

The health crisis suffered by former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may be "irreversible" after he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Swiss hospital, according to a report by the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive
July 21
Author: Luca Ciferri

Ferrari's new CEO will be Louis Carey Camilleri, a former chairman of tobacco company Philip Morris International, the automaker said. He succeeds seriously ill Sergio Marchionne.

An historic day at FCA: Manley replaces ailing Marchionne
July 21

An historic day at FCA: Manley replaces ailing Marchionne; 'Profoundly saddened' by Sergio's failing health; From spin-offs to 'Confessions'; Well-wishes for the man in black.

John Elkann: 'Saddened to learn of Sergio's state of health'
July 21

Fiat Chairman John Elkann released this statement on Saturday regarding the health of Fiat Chrysler's longtime chief, Sergio Marchionne.

Manley faces long list of priorities
July 21
Author: Michael Wayland

New Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley inherits a much cleaner company than did his predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, but it's far from spotless.

FCA's new CEO a 'solid dealer guy'
July 21
Author: Larry P. Vellequette

Mike Manley, the second CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has received intensive on-the-job training at Sergio Marchionne's side for nine years and has years of practice running operations around the globe.


Email Newsletters
  • General newsletters
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Mondays)
  • (As needed)
  • Video newscasts
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Saturdays)
  • Special interest newsletters
  • (Thursdays)
  • (Tuesdays)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Wednesdays)
  • (Bimonthly)
  • Special reports
  • (As needed)
  • (As needed)
  • Communication preferences
  • You can unsubscribe at any time through links in these emails. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.