Manufacturers

Quality snag stalls bi-fuel Impala delivery

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Dealers and customers who ordered the natural gas Chevrolet Impala have been waiting as long as a year as General Motors works to solve a quality problem.... Read More »

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Execs oppose a British exit from EU

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The German heads of two iconic English car brands urged Great Britain to remain in the European Union during last week's Automotive News Congress here.... Read More »

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Volvo keeps it simple to stand out from Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Volvo will make reduced complexity a selling point against its German premium rivals, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.... Read More »

Big May sales cut June stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Nothing like the best May sales in U.S. history to cut inventory down to size. The 3,524,400 unsold light vehicles in inventory on June 1 were down 110,000 from a month earlier, and the lowest count since Oct. 1.... Read More »

Ex-Nissan store execs charged with fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department has charged the former general manager and controller of a Nissan dealership in Birmingham, Ala., with cheating on the automaker's national sales incentive program.... Read More »

10 mobility startups get ready for big leagues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Ten startups with inventions ranging from a car-sharing platform for classic and exotic cars to logistics software for truckers have converged in Detroit for the summer as part of Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit.... Read More »

How we calculated executive compensation

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Explanation of Equilar's methodology in compiling 2015 automotive CEO executive compensation survey.... Read More »

GM labor veteran Clegg to head talks with UAW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

When UAW bargainers sit down this summer to hammer out a new labor agreement with General Motors, they'll be looking across the table at a familiar chief negotiator for the automaker.... Read More »

Aston will decide plant site in third quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Aston Martin will decide on the location of its planned new plant to build the upcoming DBX crossover in the third quarter, CEO Andy Palmer said.... Read More »

Toyota nears Plan B for parts supply

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has nearly completed its census of hundreds of North American suppliers, part of the automaker's effort to identify bottlenecks that could threaten production if a particular factory were hit by flood, fire or storm.... Read More »

Need a prototype part? Send an email to the 3-D printer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

3-D printing, which uses a type of plastic powder and technology similar to an inkjet printer, has made it possible for FCA engineers to get a prototype part made within 24 hours. That kind of speed - never before consistently possible in the auto industry - dramatically reduces development costs.... Read More »

New Infiniti N.A. chief sees positive trend

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2015

Infiniti's new Americas chief Randy Parker sees the Q50 sales gains as a positive sign for a brand as it waits for new product.... Read More »

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JLR chief: Want young customers? Get eco-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2015

Lowering emissions is an industry “priority” and automakers risk turning off the new generation of customers if they didn't address environmental concerns, Jaguar Land Rover's CEO said. He added that success for electric vehicles will depend on the next generation of batteries.... Read More »

Despite Russian woes, Mitsubishi limits fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2015

Russia's economic crisis is hurting Mitsubishi's U.S. factory, which relies on exports of the Outlander Sport, but Mitsubishi is refusing to use fleet sales as a solution.... Read More »

A rousing start for small crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

It isn't too big yet, but the emerging small crossover category is off to a good start.... Read More »

2016 BMW X1 adds space for cargo, comfort

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

BMW will move the second-generation X1 compact crossover to the company's new transverse engine architecture, giving the X1 more interior and cargo room than the current model.... Read More »

NHTSA pledges closer scrutiny of automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Automakers and suppliers can expect tougher data requests and more frequent audits from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency said Friday, June 5, as it outlined a plan to prevent safety lapses similar to General Motors' ignition switch crisis of 2014.... Read More »

Ford F-150 reaches full production

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Ford Motor Co. has achieved full production of the 2015 F-150 at both plants that build the aluminum-bodied pickups, CFO Bob Shanks said last week. But a shortage of supplier-built frames keeps the plants from running some scheduled overtime.... Read More »

10 millionth-sale surprise

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

AutoNation Inc. celebrated the sale of its 10 millionth vehicle last week by giving away three vehicles, including a new Jeep Wrangler that had been sold to Daisy Gomez of Miami. Gomez, center, appeared on CNBC with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, who ripped up the sales agreement and the check used to purchase the vehicle. Gomez gave the Jeep to daughter Nicole, right, as a surprise high school graduation gift.... Read More »

Ride sharing spells doom for retailers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

dam Jonas, the often outspoken Morgan Stanley analyst, raised eyebrows with a Tesla report recently that veered into the future of U.S. auto retailing.... Read More »

And what about the franchise laws on Mars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Elon Musk is immersed in the minutiae of state franchise laws for dealerships and the procurement of plastic parts for the new Model X, but he also thinks about somewhat longer-range topics. Like colonizing Mars.... Read More »

Tops in sales, losers in share

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

As noted on Page 1 this week, May was a pretty good sales month for the industry.... Read More »

FCA dangles new Grand Wagoneer in front of dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

FCA dealers will get their first look at the Jeep Wagoneer in August.... Read More »

Another delay for FCA's full-size car redesigns?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Suppliers tell Reuters that FCA will delay redesign of Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Challenger into 2019.... Read More »

BMW's close, but M-B leads luxury league

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

It was already a tight race, but the 2015 luxury-brand sales competition got even tighter in May.... Read More »

 
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