A 'one-derful' year filled with Lutz, Musk and pickup warsAug. 11, 2018
We look back at memorable interviews with Maximum Bob, Molly McQueen and a Canadian dealer with coffee and hockey on his mind. Plus, why one jacket should have stay
Conti opens doors with fingerprints, facial scansAug. 04, 2018
Continental N.A. boss Jeff Klei hits the beach in northern Michigan to explain how the supplier is using new biometric tools to open vehicles.
How do you follow Sergio Marchionne?Jul. 28, 2018
Sergio Marchionne was charismatic, peculiar and outspoken. We reflect on his life and legacy. Plus, can new FCA CEO Mike Manley continue Marchionne’s quest to constantly create value?
Mike Jackson: Auto tariffs are ‘horrific’ for industryJul. 21, 2018
2018 Automotive Hall of Fame inductee and AutoNation boss Mike Jackson talks about the trouble with tariffs, the consequences of stair-step incentives and Bob Lutz’s prophecies.
Can midengine ‘Vette halt skidding sales?Jul. 14, 2018
Can the highly anticipated midengine Chevy Corvette help the sports car accelerate in the showroom? Plus, why putting ‘cars on carpet’ is not enough to preserve auto shows.
Are auto shows on the verge of vanishing?Jul. 07, 2018
Production debuts, concept cars and classics: Where will these rides be showcased as more automakers pull out of traditional auto shows? Plus, Mercedes-Benz gets in the game.
Staying bullish on auto sales, but keeping an eye on tariffsJun. 30, 2018
Cox Automotive COO Mark O’Neil discusses new-vehicle sales predictions, why tariffs could boost used-auto sales, and the shift toward new digital retail platforms.
GM’s ‘logical’ leadership directionJun. 23, 2018
Cadillac gets a ‘car guy’ in Reuss; Cruise secures its ‘captain’ in Ammann. Plus, the ascension of Genesis, Kia and Hyundai.
The UAW’s united front?Jun. 16, 2018
Why ‘bombshells’ fizzled at the UAW convention. Plus, Ohio’s ‘Smart City’ prepares for an electric and autonomous future.
Is Trump driving the auto industry off a cliff?Jun. 09, 2018
The melding of U.S. trade, foreign and economic policies has the auto industry on edge. Plus, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on “forced” industry consolidation and why pricier cars are easier to sell.
Is AV testing endangering humans?Jun. 02, 2018
Real or fake cities? We discuss where self-driving car tech should be tested. Plus, traditional automakers must learn to ‘fly’ if they want to survive disruption.
GM’s ‘difficult’ engine pitchMay. 26, 2018
Why GM must explain its small-engine strategy for Silverado, Sierra. Plus, PSA’s N.A. boss on car sharing, subscription services and future retailing.
The science of racingMay. 19, 2018
Car companies continue to deploy top engineers to racetracks where technology is tested under extreme environmental and competitive conditions.
Yazaki's Bo Andersson: Partsmaker, professor, perfectionistMay. 12, 2018
Former GM purchasing boss and AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is now a supplier chief at wiring giant Yazaki.
‘Big trouble’ ahead for Ford’s car plan?May. 05, 2018
Profitability vs. “leaving customers in the dark”: We hash out the pros and cons of Ford’s sedan-scrapping strategy. Plus, how Nissan finds, supports female talent.
Ford owns full-size pickup mileage crown...for nowApr. 28, 2018
How a lighter Ford F-150 cleared the way for a diesel engine. Plus, a look at how women are changing the automotive landscape.
Where ousted executives went wrong at Cadillac, VWApr. 21, 2018
Did ousted Cadillac boss de Nysschen have the U.S. market in his blind spot? Plus, how Mueller’s cleanup job still left a mess at Volkswagen Group.
Bob Lutz is far from maxed outApr. 14, 2018
Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz praises Trump’s trade dispute with China, trashes Tesla’s business model, reflects on disagreements with Lee Iacocca and compares horse-traders to dealers.
Inside Tesla's turbulent weekApr. 07, 2018
As Tesla's troubles mount, does Elon Musk need a PR refresher course? Why GM's switch to quarterly sales reporting is a good move. And a trip to Chevy's dealer show in Las Vegas.
Ford’s Farley on what Lincoln ‘does well’Mar. 31, 2018
Ford’s global markets boss Jim Farley discusses dealer relations, the showroom of the future and why big vehicles are in Lincoln’s wheelhouse.
How dealers can get buyers into the ‘right car, at the right time’Mar. 24, 2018
Clutch Technologies Chairman: Personal experiences matter more than vehicle ownership. Why dealers need to know the consumer “so well.” Plus, car shopping that isn’t always “Fair.”
Did Ford answer Wall Street’s challenge?Mar. 17, 2018
Why Ford’s all-in push on hybrids and light trucks may require a little luck. Plus, Elon Musk’s sleepless nights, “painful” singing and unbridled optimism.
Dreaming in Geneva, working in IndyMar. 10, 2018
Polestar, Aston shine in Geneva. Not a ‘peep’ from the Detroit 3. Tesla’s work-ready Model S. A smokin’ Nissan Titan. Plus, is GMC following in Ford’s footsteps?
Look who's talking to Ford's 'self-driving' carMar. 03, 2018
Miami slice: A saucy debate over's Ford's 'autonomous' pizza-delivery car. This is not your father's Buick Regal. Plus, BMW and Mercedes play catch-up with Tesla in Europe.
Filling Sergio’s shoesFeb. 24, 2018
Will Sergio’s successor be a product, numbers or turnaround guru?; Pronouncing Marchionne can be maddening; Ford won’t tolerate ‘inappropriate behavior.’
Everything you didn’t know about CanadaFeb. 17, 2018
What plateau? Canada’s auto sales are booming. Protecting ‘Silicon Valley north’ talent. Why some Canadian dealers set up shop in the U.S. One Hyundai exec’s poor stickhandling skills. Plus, a controversy is brewing.
Super Bowl auto ads hits and missesFeb. 10, 2018
Should Ram's MLK spot be applauded? Toyota's emotional ads fail to take off; while Hyundai gets 'kudos.' Kia Stinger promo is a 'brilliant' concept. FCA's 'scattered' messaging. Dodge Hellcats take a joyride online.
Why diesel won’t dieFeb. 03, 2018
Fume tests on monkeys, humans still won’t kill diesel. UAW-FCA scandal: Union’s foundation at stake. Honda’s Passport play. Plus, a ‘hell’ of a Chevrolet Blazer.
How GM’s Cruise AV could steer future robocarsJan. 27, 2018
Is GM cruisin’ ahead of the autonomous pack? Waymo is the ‘dark horse’ to watch. Why Tesla is better off without Musk. Skidding in a Stinger. Plus, clipping the wings of flying cars.
Ram’s ammunition against rival Silverado, Detroit auto show hits, missesJan. 20, 2018
From the Detroit auto show: Why the new Ram 1500 is like 'sitting in a Tesla,' while Silverado keeps us guessing; Ranger, Bullitt hit, Forte, Veloster and Jetta miss. Plus, Molly McQueen on learning 'difficult' stick shift.
Detroit’s variety show has pickups, fuel-sippers, sedansJan. 13, 2018
Detroit auto show picks up the pace with new Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado; Ford loads 2018 Mustang Bullitt; Lutz, Clinton and other Motown memories; Why the CES ecosystem ‘needs a flush.’
Crossovers to doom passenger cars in ’18?Jan. 06, 2018
CUVs outsell passenger cars; Lincoln bounces back; Tesla remains a niche player; F-150 stays No. 1: We make industry predictions for 2018.
Unifor's Jerry Dias on striking, trading and investingDec. 23, 2017
Unifor President Jerry Dias: GM's CAMI plant was the 'poster child' for NAFTA's problems. Plus, is the Dodge Demon naughty or nice?
GM or Ford: Who’s ahead in the self-driving car race?Dec. 16, 2017
Heavyweights GM and Ford duke it out in the robocar ring. Why Tesla’s electric semi is ‘hauling hopes and dreams.’ Plus, how Buick is standing out in a sagging sedan segment.
Lincoln vs. Caddy in old-school luxury battle; The appeal of AudiDec. 09, 2017
Lincoln and Cadillac square off in a big SUV clash. Plus, Audi's appeal and BMW's potential path to the top.
How Lincoln, Mazda, Range Rover scored in L.A.Dec. 02, 2017
L.A. Auto Show standouts: Lincoln’s Nautilus name, Range Rover’s ‘green vibe’ and Mazda6 styling. Plus, the puzzling Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid and head-scratching Mercedes-Benz CLS.
Appreciating Tesla, Dodge, stick shifts and gas-gauge arrowsNov. 25, 2017
Elon Musk, the horsepower-happy Dodge brand and stick shifts: Things we are thankful for. Plus, finding value in the gas-gauge arrow.
Could underdog Geely rule the world?; Tempting Tesla loyalistsNov. 18, 2017
China's great disruptor: Why Geely's underdog status could help it pull ahead of industry pioneers. Plus, a golden opportunity to tempt die-hard Tesla fans?
Behind Bob Lutz’s ‘end of the automotive era’ prophecyNov. 11, 2017
Bob Lutz predicts the ‘end of the line’ for the car, the industry reacts and we debate it.