Cadillac to refocus incentives for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Cadillac is drafting a new retail incentive program that could significantly boost factory payments to dealers who invest in facilities, new technology and other elements to improve the customer experience.... Read More »

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C. and an advanced technology office in Silicon Valley. CEO Osamu Masuko wants to channel limited resources into areas where the carmaker is strongest.... Read More »

Chevrolet knows: Getting to 1 million sales can take a few tries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Chevrolet aims to sell 1 million vehicles in China in 2020. But amid a weak market, getting there won't be easy. But then, Chevy didn't hit 1 million U.S. sales for the first time easily, either.... Read More »

GM may boot vans to boost pickup output at Mo. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

GM is considering a contract with AM General to offload some commercial van production, which would free up capacity for GM's hot-selling Colorado and Canyon pickups.... Read More »

Volkswagen's diesel scandal may burn German soccer teams

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

VW's emissions-cheating scandal could bring cuts to its support of several soccer teams, a German weekly reported.... Read More »

Dearborn's a game changer in Ford-UAW pact

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Call it the Dearborn Contract. Ford Motor's UAW workers narrowly approved a new labor contract with a 51.4 percent “yes” vote - or a margin of about 1,100 votes out of more than 40,000 cast - after a last-ditch effort to get out the vote produced an overwhelming wave of support from the automaker's Dearborn, Mich., complex.... Read More »

Cadillac's sedan overlap? Don't ask

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

To understand why Cadillac's U.S. sales are struggling despite its vastly improved lineup, consider this: It's about to launch its third sedan into essentially the same segment, one that happens to be the weakest in the luxury market.... Read More »

Bezos sets off rocket, Musk sets off squabble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's passion is for rockets, and last week, he took to Twitter to argue with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over whose rocket was, well, not bigger but better.... Read More »


12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Dan Hay, president of Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield, Calif., receives... Read More »

Employees direct store's charitable giving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

At Patriot Subaru of Saco, Maine, employees direct the charitable giving program. They select organizations they want the dealership to support, and managers determine the amount to give based on the employee's involvement with the cause.... Read More »

RFJ Auto Partners expands Dave Smith dealership model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

New dealership group RFJ Partners is continuing to grow. With the purchase of a Nissan store in Spokane, Wash., RFJ is making the first expansion of its high-volume Dave Smith dealership brand and operating model.... Read More »

Son of auto dealer finds auctions a better fit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

When neither the new- nor used-car retail auto business fit, Ben Lange tried auto auctions on for size. Lange now oversees and owns a minority stake in the third-largest auto auction company in the country.... Read More »

ADESA refocuses on physical auctions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

A few years ago, technology made online used-vehicle remarketing possible. Then the recession made it a necessity. But now that new- and used-vehicle volumes have fully recovered, auction giant ADESA is focusing again on its physical auctions, without ignoring its online operations.... Read More »

BMW concept shown in China previews 1-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

BMW unveiled a compact sedan concept at China's Guangzhou auto show that previews a small sedan expected to be badged as a 1 series.... Read More »

Kia's redesigned Cadenza gets a more angular look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Few exterior images of the redesigned Kia Cadenza for 2017 show a sharper, more angular look than the previous generation, which marked Kia's entry into the U.S. high-end car market.... Read More »

Mercedes GLC will get a fuel-cell variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Yet another powertrain variant is in the works for the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the recently renamed and redesigned compact crossover.... Read More »

Next-gen Honda Ridgeline goes mainstream

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

More revealing spy photos of Honda's second-generation Ridgeline pickup confirm what many in the industry had expected -- that Honda would ditch the original Ridgeline's controversial flying buttress profile in favor of a more traditional silhouette.... Read More »

Mini wind tunnel fine-tunes GM designs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

General Motors is counting on four core strategies to meet rising fuel-economy standards: weight reduction, advanced powertrain technologies, more efficient integration of vehicle components and subsystems, and better aerodynamics.... Read More »


FCA's degrees program a smart move all around

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

FCA's expansion of its Degrees@Work program to all of its dealerships, and to include employees' spouses and children, looks like a win-win-win.... Read More »


Finally, China charges its EV drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Five years after China launched its drive to make itself the world leader in electrified vehicles, it is finally starting to build an EV charging infrastructure.... Read More »

Nissan imagines tomorrow's transportation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

In a small shared office not far from Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Nissan Motor Co. is gazing into the far-off future. And it looks more like one of those baseball bullpen carts than a Titan pickup or a Maxima sport sedan.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Nov. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »

Higher UAW wages will push Detroit 3 to find cost solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2015

New UAW contracts give workers the biggest gains they've seen in years and will likely force the Detroit 3 to search for ways to trim costs to avoid hurting their bottom lines.... Read More »

Acura sees its future in stronger sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2015

Despite decades of muddled brand identity and mixed success with its vehicles, Acura has no plans to borrow a page from Hyundai's playbook as it launches the Genesis brand, or any other luxury brand's, for that matter. Instead, Acura needs to play to its own strengths in the crossover market while squarely addressing its weaknesses in sedans, says American Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel.... Read More »


VW knew fuel use in some cars was too high a year ago, report says

Nov. 29, 2015 19:28 CET

VW Group's top executives knew a year ago that some of the company's cars were much less fuel efficient than had been officially stated, a German newspaper reported. Former CEO Martin Winterkorn decided to stop sales of the Polo TDI BlueMotion because the discrepancy was particularly pronounced, the paper said.... Read More »