Autos a no-show on list of advertising stars

Advertising Age, a sister publication to Automotive News, published its annual “40 Under 40” list of standout individuals. Not one was from the auto industry.


Mexico stops sweating over fate of NAFTA

There's renewed hope in Mexico that trade negotiators will find the right mix of concessions to keep NAFTA alive for another quarter century.


BLOG: Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Group shows that he has become increasingly

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BLOG: Richard Truett
JLR's next move: Buy Vauxhall from PSA

JLR's turnaround, from a money-losing business Ford dumped for $2.3 billion, at a huge loss, to India's Tata Motors, is one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. But now the next -- and far more difficult -- challenge awaits.

BLOG: Christiaan Hetzner
Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. This week however the polished veneer began to wear away in the steady flow of questions related to his role in the lead up to VW's diesel-emissions scandal.

BLOG: Krishnan M. Anantharaman
Use the midterm review to keep progress on track

It's fortunate that auto industry officials have enjoyed a seat at the table in the Trump White House, and that they'll now have an opportunity to make their case with regard to the greenhouse-gas and fuel-economy programs.

BLOG: Richard Johnson
The Smart way to grow

When Smart announced that it would sell only electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada some wags wondered whether it was the beginning of a broader retreat for the brand.

BLOG: Richard Johnson
For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight

It would not be a Geneva Motor Show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stand, surrounded by hordes of onlookers and admirers, bathed in brilliant light, joyfully pointing out details of their latest concept, all the while greeting friends and smiling, always smiling.

BLOG: Richard Johnson
Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but he's adamant that Ford sees no reason to step away from its "One Ford" philosophy.

BLOG: Douglas A. Bolduc
XC60 forced Volvo designer to 'break free'

Volvo design boss Thomas Ingenlath knew when creating a successor for the XC60 he needed to preserve the features that made the car a success while still pushing hard to achieve more. “At some point you just have to break free,” he said.

BLOG: Nick Gibbs
Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. Is this an error, or a clue as how the British brand will reposition the next Range Rover Sport and other models?

BLOG: Luca Ciferri
Tavares wins favorable terms with Opel takeover

PSA's agreement to buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall unit in a transaction valued at 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) at first glance seems to have cost the French automaker a bit more than pre-deal expectations of just below 2 billion euros, but this is just an optical illusion.