Fields: Ford EV will have range near 200 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is developing an electric vehicle with range comparable to the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and next-generation Nissan Leaf, CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

KC CRAIN

China: A maturing auto market that still has long road ahead of it

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

The Chinese market is fascinating, but it shows you how sophisticated our dealers are here in the U.S. If it's like everything else over there, they'll catch up quickly.... Read More »

Lincoln in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, left, and Matt VanDyke, right, director of Global Lincoln, with Automotive News Group Publisher KC Crain at a dinner hosted by Automotive News during the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Fine China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

China is the world's biggest auto market and Beijing hosts one of the world's most colorful auto shows. Here's a peek at some noteworthy debuts, most of which are not headed for these shores.... Read More »

Porsche to sell Panamera wagon in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Porsche continues to expand its product offering outside traditional sports cars. The brand's U.S. CEO confirms Porsche will begin selling a wagon variant of its Panamera sports sedan in the U.S.... Read More »

AutoNation, TrueCar kiss and make up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Here's how TrueCar successfully wooed AutoNation to resume using it as a third-party lead provider, reversing their bitter July 2015 split.... Read More »

Ford: Record quarter starts a 'strong year'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Higher first-quarter sales of the redesigned F-150 and a retooled crossover lineup drove Ford Motor Co. to the highest quarterly pretax profit in its 113-year history and its best-ever results in North America.... Read More »

Joe Hinrichs has Ford humming

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Since 2011, Ford Motor Co. has earned pretax profits totaling $45 billion in North America. It lost $1.8 billion in the rest of the world. And North America's position as Ford's profit driver keeps getting stronger. Ford's president of the Americas has a lot to do with that.... Read More »

Attempted murder? How store struck back

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

When an online review falsely accused Huntington Beach Mazda's staff of attempted murder and elderly abuse, dealer John Patterson went into action to mitigate the damage.... Read More »

In Texas: 'Everyone is in hail mode'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Texas auto dealers are turning to “hail sales” to try and make the best of a bad situation: the Lone Star state's worst run of hail damage in years.... Read More »

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

Fixing the U.S. recall loophole is a job for 'someone else'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Last year, AutoNation staked out a bold and admirable position on recalls, pledging to go beyond federal law and not sell new or used vehicles with pending recalls. Turns out, AutoNation couldn't live up to its promise.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

Publics hop on buyback bandwagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Several publicly traded dealership groups have reported strong, sometimes record, first-quarter earnings per share. Their net income didn't soar. Rather, they've been buying back their shares like crazy.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Nissan, dealers are both doing what they have to do

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Nissan's blunt attitude, retailers say, is “deliver results or step aside.” But here's the harsh truth: The process of improving a brand's position in the market is not easy. In fact, it can be downright brutal.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Porsche 911

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

The re-engineered Porsche 911 gets modest styling changes inside and out, and comes with a standard turbocharged engine for the first time as Porsche says goodbye to the naturally aspirated engines for which the 911 is known.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jeep's push to produce in China is paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Jeep is moving ahead in China, thanks to investments in local crossover production. But in a market haunted by factory overcapacity, premium brand Lexus is also pulling ahead purely as an importer.... Read More »

VIDEO: Ford store turns to texts to speed communication with service clients

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Gorno Ford boss Ed Jolliffe admits communication in service ‘has always been an issue.’ So Jolliffe’s nephew and his childhood pal built software that allows service staffers to conduct business with customers via text messaging. More than 70 percent of clients at the Mich. store use the speedy program, which has cut service downtime, eased billing disputes and spawned a new company serving 100 dealerships nationwide.... Read More »

Ally makes a turn toward used market

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Ally Financial, the largest U.S. auto lender, is shifting more of its business toward the used-vehicle market with changes in its portfolio and its used-vehicle leasing program.... Read More »

Stop-sale backlog hits public groups' earnings

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Several publicly traded dealership groups noted that cars and truck languishing for months on their lots under stop-sale orders due to recalls hurt their first-quarter earnings. The problem could linger into 2017.... Read More »

Next Infiniti QX70, QX50 may borrow features from concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Infiniti previewed a new styling direction for its SUV/crossover lineup with the QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled last week at the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

Freshening gives Lexus IS sedan a bolder look

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lexus unveiled a freshened IS compact sedan last week at the Beijing auto show with an aggressive, heavily creased front fascia that echoes those of the RC coupe and upcoming LC 500 sports car.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Giulia's looks are not helping Alfa's case in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

The Alfa Romeo Giulia looks good under the bright white lights of auto shows, but mixed in with traffic, the Giulia's styling comes across as dull and unimaginative. And that has to be the worst thing you can say about an Italian car.... Read More »

From guy off the street to executive VP

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Pettercq Witt, who was named executive vice president, operations, for BMW of North America last week, used a variety of gimmicks to get hired in the first place.... Read More »

Dealer anniversary awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Dealers featured this week include members of the Witte family of Witte Inc. in Karnes City, Texas; Bob Allen of Bob Allen Motor Mall in Danville, Ky.; and Randy Marion, president of Randy Marion Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac in Mooresville, N.C.... Read More »

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Jaguar launches the F-Pace compact, jumping into the sizzling luxury crossover segment. The F-Pace will be the new face of Jaguar and likely will pave the way for a full range of crossovers for the British brand.... Read More »

Q&A: STEFAN KNIRSCH, HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, AUDI

How Audi will move forward from scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

In an interview, Stefan Knirsch, Audi's head of development, discusses the changes Audi has made in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions-cheating scandal and his views on the future of diesels, e-motors and autonomous cars.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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