Featured Blogs

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Dragging my feet and getting shamed into fixing a Jeep

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

FCA has been a nagging but well-meaning aunt, bugging me regularly to bring in an older Jeep Grand Cherokee for an inspection and possible update.... Read More »

PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: The enigmatic life and death of Julie Nguyen Brown

11:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

It didn't surprise me that the death of longtime supplier executive and entrepreneur Julie Nguyen Brown took place without a public obituary or announcement. That's exactly the way she would have wanted it.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Aston Martin asks suppliers for cost cuts

9:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Aston Martin is asking suppliers to reduce costs by 10 percent annually as part of wider cost-cutting moves as the niche automaker adopts the practices of a mass-market manufacturer in seeking to become consistently profitable.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Lexus trumps Toyota for valued floor space at Detroit show

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Normally, workers would spend days prepping a stand in advance of Detroit auto show. But this year, Toyota's team had to tear down a booth and create a new one virtually overnight. That is because the Lexus luxury sibling brand commandeered the expansive Toyota brand space on Monday as the unveiling stage for its sexy LC 500 coupe.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Is Toyota turning the Mirai into a mobile network server?

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Toyota wants to alleviate the data bottleneck that happens while using a standard mobile network.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep waves green flag for Hellcat Grand Cherokee

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

A 707-hp Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee is coming before the end of 2017... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: With a whiff, Ally aims to stand out

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

What's your car scent? A blend of cappuccino, hairspray, lipstick and yoga mat? Or is it a mix of bonfire, axle grease, flannel and beard?... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Nissan's Munoz touts investment by megadealer Terry Taylor

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Nissan came under fire from some of its dealers recently, but Jose Munoz, chief of Nissan North America, says all the big groups that have invested in Nissan and Infiniti dealerships lately speak for themselves.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: For big U.S. dealer groups, another plea to buy into China

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, and the publics simply aren't interested.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why it was no surprise that Ford had no surprises

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

A year ago, the Ford GT was the surprise star of the Detroit auto show. Ford has a much lower-key presence in this year's show.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why the Buick Avista is a long shot for production

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

With the Avista concept, the questions are growing louder about whether Buick is serious about adding any of its recent sexy sheet metal to its lineup.... Read More »

BILL SHEA

BLOG: RIP David Bowie: Thin White Duke once sang of Detroit's iconic car brands

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

David Bowie is dead at age 69 after 18 months of fighting cancer. Let us not forget that this is the man who gave us "Panic In Detroit."... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of Renault and Nissan, is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

10:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of France's Renault SA and Japan's Nissan Motor Co., is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: For 2016, some growth, but watch out

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

It's wonderful to be starting an expected seventh straight year of U.S. auto sales growth.... Read More »

GRAHAM KOZAK

BLOG: A 56K-era taste of Lincoln's new luxury sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Here's a first look at the Detroit auto show-bound, production-spec 2017 Lincoln Continental, rendered in dialup-era pixilated glory.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Is CHAdeMO headed for CHAde-NO?

11:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover drops the CHAdeMO charging port for the U.S. That can't be good news for the Japanese backers of the high-speed charging protocol.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Today's safe cars: Too much nanny-tech?

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Automakers like to boast that they are transforming cars into rolling computers or rolling smartphones. But the latest safety technology treats all drivers as worst cases. That gets irritating.... Read More »

GUEST BLOG

BLOG: Google beats Detroit just by skipping CES

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Google, the firm most responsible for spooking Detroit into embracing bold visions of the future, was a no-show at the CES. And that made it the big winner.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Volvo's S90 will (just about) handle the driving on highway trips

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

When the 2017 Volvo S90 goes on sale late this year, you'll barely have to even drive it.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: What I've learned on the F&I beat

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

I'm a relative newbie to the F&I world. Over about eight months of covering it, I've picked up several big-picture insights into this industry. These are the key points I'll keep in mind as I continuing covering the people, institutions and issues in F&I.... Read More »

 
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