Jason Stein


It's the perfect time to measure progress, success of women in the auto industry

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

In the fast-paced, ever-changing and increasingly complex automotive world, there are few moments when an industry can take stock of progress. This is one such moment.... Read More »


Here's to 100 happy workplaces

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Automotive News celebrated the best dealership workplaces again last week. But to the stores honored in this program, it's so much more than that. Just ask Adam Arens.... Read More »


VW culture: No room to fail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

How has a peerless automotive organization known for setting outrageous goals -- then exceeding them -- slipped so low?... Read More »


Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology.... Read More »


Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?

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

The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater.... Read More »


Tesla strikes again at Pebble Beach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

If there is one constant as of late at the 65-year-old Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it is this: Everyone wants to talk about Tesla.... Read More »


Fore! A full recovery takes flight

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

The Center for Automotive Research celebrated a half century of its supplier-rich Management Briefing Seminars last week. Fifty years of tradition rest here along Grand Traverse Bay, but there's also the real feel that the industry is stepping into uncharted waters.... Read More »


Putting Sergio's thesis to the test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Automotive News has devoted enormous time and resources and turned a mirror on the industry -- questioning whether the entire structure, the bones of the business, needs a rethink. We have explored the thesis that the industry burns too much capital, wastes too much effort and is beautifully inefficient at what it professes to do so well.... Read More »


Store renovation blues are back

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

If you think you've just been transported to February 2012, you're right. Dealership renovations are hotter than the dealers who are steaming mad about them.... Read More »


Birthday wish for CFPB: Get real

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

Five years after it was created, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should seek additional information and better methodology to ensure it is really protecting consumers from discrimination.... Read More »


Time to rethink Detroit 3-UAW ties

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

Automakers have spent eight decades primarily treating the UAW first as a nuisance, then as an adversary, and only recently, as an occasional partner.... Read More »


Did Piech's prodding revive Alfa?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

So now that the Alfa Romeo plan is more fully hatched and the strategy is clear -- horsepower and hair-raising versions come first, and mainstream models follow -- here's a nagging question: Do we have Ferdinand Piech to thank for all of this?... Read More »


Is Marchionne right? Let's find out

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

We were fascinated a few weeks ago when FCA boss Sergio Marchionne made his now-famous PowerPoint presentation to the analyst community. Whatever his motivation, we have decided to take Marchionne seriously.... Read More »


Maroone's guiding rule: Set yourself apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Mike Maroone -- retailer, visionary and, as of last Wednesday, retired AutoNation Inc. president and COO -- once had a dream to be a college quarterback. Instead, he became one of the greatest field leaders the dealer franchise system has known.... Read More »


Marchionne still goes his own way with tell-all strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

As if Sergio Marchionne and his ubiquitous black sweater haven't done enough to shake up fashion, last week he showed us how to open up a little more, how to let our secrets flow.... Read More »


Mulally and Ford soared above skeptics

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014

It's springtime in Las Vegas, 2008. A ballroom at the Mandalay Bay hotel is packed with Ford dealers.... Read More »


Krafcik's back: Many projects, scads of ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Somewhere between a conversation on the future of retailing and the excitement over meeting a big investor for a lunch in Century City, John Krafcik has discovered something incongruous in the way the world works.... Read More »


Barra's job just got a lot harder

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014

Was last week's public grilling about a faulty ignition switch or about New GM vs. Old GM?... Read More »


CEO Barra's defining first chapter

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014

When they write the book on Mary Barra's career at General Motors, the first chapter will be a real page-turner.... Read More »


New generation must maintain the momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013

With one sweeping announcement General Motors went from conservative to cutting edge, from out of touch to an out-of-the-box decision, from old Detroit to (really, really) new GM. Even the competition took note.... Read More »


Chinese carmakers primed for shakeout

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013

If you listen to the industry experts, they'll tell you that the good times in China are over. Foreign car manufacturers are raking in huge profits and placing vehicles in more Chinese garages every day. The real shakeout will be among the domestics Jason Stein is the editor of Automotive News.... Read More »

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