Final Assembly

Brabham's rear engine threw Indy 500 for a loop

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
When Jack Brabham died May 19 at age 88, most stories cited the Australian driver's three Formula One world championships. But for American race fans (of a certain vintage), he is best remembered for helping change the course of history at the 1961 Indianapolis 500.... Read More »


What would Akerson say now about GM safety?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
It's true that during the three full years when Dan Akerson was at the helm at General Motors, the automaker averaged just 1.02 million recalled vehicles globally per year. But GM concedes that many of the recalls now piling up should have been done years ago.... Read More »


Surging compact crossovers hot on sedans' heels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Compact nonluxury crossovers are on fire. The category grew from 12.9 percent of the U.S. market in the first three months of last year to 15.9 percent this year, according to the latest Polk registration data.... Read More »


Dr. Z's diagnosis: Product will drive Chrysler success

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says he formed an emotional bond with Chrysler while running the company from 2000 to 2005, when it was owned by Daimler. And so he says he watches what happens at Chrysler with special interest.... Read More »


Marchionne's staying -- but who's on deck?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
CEO Sergio Marchionne, 61, revealed last week that he would see his latest five-year plan through to its conclusion, dispelling any notion that he might leave before 2018. But the marathon presentation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' plan also served as an audition of sorts for an eventual successor.... Read More »


Sergio: The reward is down the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Sergio Marchionne's new five-year plan for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won't start rewarding shareholders until 2017 at the earliest. Some wonder if there will ever be a payout.... Read More »


Chrysler Group's new 600+ hp supercharged V-8 engine breaks cover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
After months of declining to confirm its existence, Chrysler Group executives last week proudly displayed a new supercharged Hemi V-8 that they will install in some high-end Dodges.... Read More »


Land Wind may get blowback from Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Following in a long line of unforgettable vehicles that includes the Geely Beauty Leopard and the Dongfeng Crazy Soldier (a Hummer knockoff) comes the new Land Wind E32 from Jiangling Motors Corp.... Read More »


Texas pols, be careful what you wish for

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Elected officials in Texas are exchanging high-fives over Toyota’s decision to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Plano. It’s no doubt a great boon to the state, but will it really prove so good for the politicians’ careers?... Read More »


Kia decides sponsorship of Clippers no longer slam-dunk

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Kia Motors America — as well as Mercedes-Benz dealers and CarMax — dropped its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following racist remarks allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling.... Read More »


Sprinter commercial van's cargo claims just didn't hold water

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Cargo capacity for Ram's new Fiat Ducato-based ProMaster commercial van was significantly smaller than advertised when the interior was measured using U.S. cargo standards instead of European.... Read More »


Ultimate car-guy cover boy salutes Barra

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Almost exactly 50 years after Lee Iacocca landed on the cover of Time (and, yes, Newsweek in the same week) another Detroit auto executive has made Time’s cover.... Read More »


Korean heartthrob Kim snarls Beijing auto show floor, shuts out reporters

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Hyundai triggered a meltdown when word leaked that its celebrity guest presenter at the Beijing would be Kim Soo-hyun.... Read More »


At 7 grand a day pretty soon we're talkin' real cash

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
General Motors continues to rack up fines of $7,000 a day for failing to fully answer a list of 107 questions from federal safety regulators about its ignition-switch recall.... Read More »


50th edition Mustangs: Hot cuz there's not a lot

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
One of the hottest collectible cars of the 2015 model year likely will be the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang.... Read More »



Ford's next CEO is going to grow on you

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
I initially found Mark Fields grating.... Read More »


Iacocca links Mustang's lines to Mark I

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, discussion and debate rages anew about the design of the original pony car.... Read More »


Nissan, burned on taxi deal, teases N.Y. with a prototype

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
First New York reneged on its contract to make the Nissan NV200 the city's official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write it a ticket.... Read More »


For the best of Burgundy's 70 Dodge takes, find a bootlegger

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Music fans crave bootleg recordings and unreleased studio tracks.... Read More »


Famed Mustang modifier Saleen will soup up Tesla's Model S

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The first company to give Tesla's Model S battery-powered sedan a styling and performance makeover has stepped up.... Read More »


What's powering market? Off-lease surge, says Webb

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
What's driving new-vehicle sales in 2014?... Read More »


Fiat's discount seeks parking-lot converts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise recently.... Read More »


Tesla, lawyer trade grenades in lemon-law suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
When life hands you lemon-law suits in Teslatown -- hey, forget lemonade; come out swinging.... Read More »


First Mulally, then Fields, then . . . ?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
To encourage donations, United Way of Southeastern Michigan has put up billboards in the Detroit area that show children portraying local heroes.... Read More »


$1.2 billion fine? It barely dents Toyota's cash pile

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. just got hit with a costly $1.2 billion Department of Justice settlement for safety violations. So what does it do next?... Read More »


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