Auto industry shift to aluminum slower than expected, Novelis warns

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Novelis, the world's largest rolled aluminum producer, warned on Monday that plans to shift rolling mill capacity to automotive body sheet are progressing slower than anticipated as automakers prove slow to follow Ford's lead in widespread use of the metal.... Read More »

Dealership ad agencies find creative ways into NFL advertising game

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

While Hyundai's big-ticket league sponsorship commands the biggest stage, dealers are creatively using the National Football League as a springboard for campaigns at the Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels - even if they don't have massive ad budgets.... Read More »


Advocates look to the board room

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Among the 50 largest publicly held suppliers operating in North America, 52 of the 537 board members are women -- 9.7 percent -- according to a tally by Automotive News. Advocates of gender diversity say it's not merely a matter of being socially progressive. Studies increasingly show that having women on boards is good for the bottom line.... Read More »

Chevrolet begins deliveries of 2016 Camaro

9:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

After getting trounced all year in sales by the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet began delivering the next-generation Camaro on Saturday.... Read More »

Ford and UAW reach tentative contract agreement

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Ford and the UAW today said they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract described by the union as one of the richest ever between the two parties.... Read More »

Ally sees progress, gains despite GM setback

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Despite an overall drop in auto originations resulting from a loss of some GM business, Ally's third-quarter financial results were positive, Ally executives say. Ally said it gained in all business channels in the quarter save its GM subvented loan and lease business, part of which GM is shifting to its captive GM Financial.... Read More »

AutoNation sales rose 14% in October

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

AutoNation's new-vehicle sales rose 14 percent in October from a year earlier, matching the pace set by the industry as a whole in the U.S. last month.... Read More »


Trucks, deals push U.S. sales up 14%; SAAR hits 18.23 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong truck demand, bigger deals and double-digit gains at Hyundai-Kia, GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, rose 14 percent last month to 1.455 million, putting the industry on track to set an annual record in 2015. The annualized sales rate, 18.23 million, came in just above September's 18.17 million pace. It's the first time the SAAR topped 18 million in back-to-back months since February 2000.... Read More »


BLOG: Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales.... Read More »

Auto sales rise 5% in Canada

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Auto sales in Canada rose 5 percent to 163,053 vehicles during October, according to a monthly industry report.... Read More »

Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said.... Read More »

Pickup-based Ram SUV is a 'no-brainer' for FCA chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is studying whether to produce a new full-sized SUV based on the Ram pickup. The vehicle is possible because the Ram 1500 is moving to a larger, more modern plant.... Read More »


Amid success, Ford suffers Wall St. penny punishment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

When is doing better than you thought a bad thing? When Wall Street doesn't listen.... Read More »

Ford's big promotion: A prelude to a fight?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sales event, which runs through Jan. 4, is likely to spark similar offers from rivals, analysts say, closing out 2015 with one of the biggest incentive battles in years. That competition could carry over into 2016, when the industry isn't expecting to see much growth.... Read More »


Detroit 3 see no relief on UAW health care costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

The Detroit 3 entered labor negotiations with the UAW this year determined to rein in soaring health care tabs. The union seemed to oblige early on, proposing an innovative health care cooperative. But any promise of meaningful reform has been thrown out the window.... Read More »

Redesigned Chevy Camaro revs up U.S. sports car race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

The race for the title of top-selling U.S. sports car is about to kick into overdrive. The generational timing of the iconic muscle cars is aligning like the stars as the first copies of the sixth-generation Camaro roll into dealerships next month, just 13 months after the first new Mustang in a decade.... Read More »

Ford juggles seat shortage, overtime to boost F-150 supplies

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Ford is having “supplier issues” with seats for the redesigned F-150 pickup, in addition to a longstanding shortage of high-strength steel frames that hasn't been fully resolved, a UAW official at the F-150 plant in Missouri said today. The issues could cause some overtime to be canceled in November.... Read More »

Ally Financial profit slumps on lower auto loans

8:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Ally Financial's third-quarter profit fell 37 percent as it earned less money from its core auto lending and dealer financing operations.... Read More »

Ford to launch one of its biggest sales since recession

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Ford plans to start running one of its biggest sales promotions since the recession next week, offering most vehicles at no-haggle prices within about $200 of dealer invoice for the rest of the year.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler studies making Suburban/Expedition fighter under Ram

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is studying whether to build a large Ram SUV to compete with the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition.... Read More »

Ford plans 3 recalls covering 131,000 vehicles

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Ford Motor Co. plans three recalls covering nearly 131,000 vehicles, including the 2016 Mustang and older crossovers, for various defects.... Read More »


BLOG: How Ford got punished by Wall Street's 'we know better' formula

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

When is doing better than you thought a bad thing? When Wall Street doesn't listen.... Read More »

Ford posts highest-ever N.A. profit as global earnings double

7:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Ford had its best-ever quarter in North America and more than doubled its global earnings from a year earlier as redesigns of the F-150 and other high-profit nameplates began to pay off. Ford posted third-quarter net income of $1.9 billion, up from $833 million in the same period of 2014. It earned a pretax profit of $2.7 billion in North America.... Read More »


BLOG: Ford, GM innovate to remove weight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Despite cheap gasoline prices in the U.S., the march to remove weight from light vehicles continues.... Read More »

GM preps first shipments of redesigned Chevy Camaro

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The first wave of 2016 Camaros -- 6.2-liter, V-8-engine-powered SS and 3.6-liter, V-6 engine LT models -- will leave GM’s assembly plant in Lansing, Mich., for dealers by the end of the week.... Read More »

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