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JLR puts down $170M to pick up 543 classics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover's newly formed Special Vehicle Operations unit may have blown a big hole its budget for the year with the $170 million purchase of Britain's largest classic car collection.... Read More »

 

Edmunds: Model S 'brilliant,' but 'hard to recommend'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Tesla Model S is a "fast, comfortable and technologically brilliant luxury sedan," Edmunds.com concluded in a review it posted last week following a "long-term road test." But Edmunds editors amassed a list of 28 repairs and dealership visits for service bulletins that the car required during the 17 months and 30,251 miles it was tested.... Read More »

 

Another ace, another chance for dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Jon Peterson, general manager of Folsom Lake Kia and Folsom Lake Ford, was teeing up at a charity golf event sponsored by his dealership on July 28 when his cellphone rang. It was a tournament organizer. Someone had made a hole-in-one. Again.... Read More »

 

The day 3 Hall of Famers met in Maranello

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
For Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain, who entered the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, 1978 was a big year for scoops.... Read More »

 

Lemon law suit squeezes Tesla to buy back 'S'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Given Tesla's bare-knuckled response to Milwaukee lawyer Vince Megna's lemon-law suit in April, it seemed unlikely the electric-car maker would be caving in anytime soon.... Read More »

 

The Cadillac chief who stuck around

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
When former Audi and Infiniti executive Johan de Nysschen was named head of Cadillac this month, a few veteran wags wondered aloud: Is de Nysschen the new John Grettenberger?... Read More »

 

Alfa 4C's power, intrigue wows 'em on press row

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Alfa Romeo's long-awaited return to North America with the lightweight 4C sports car finally happens this fall.... Read More »

 

More buzz about plants in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Recently, we toted up all of the announced and speculated Mexican production capacity due in the next few years and got to 1.5 million units — a nifty 50 percent increase over the roughly 3 million units built in Mexico in 2013.... Read More »

 

Jeep promotion peeves participants

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Jeep's Australian affiliate lit an online firestorm with its “Jeep Remote Dealership” promotion.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Now Mark FIelds knows how Gene Bartow felt

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
What do Gene Bartow, David Moyes, Tim Cook and Harry Truman have in common with new Ford CEO Mark Fields?... Read More »

 

Larry P. Vellequette

Replacing the Wrangler is a puzzler

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The Wrangler -- Jeep's own mud-encrusted halo -- is being redesigned for 2017, when it must comply with more stringent fuel economy requirements.... Read More »

 

Execs find big fish to fry in small pond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Executives moving out of top managerial posts at carmakers are finding a nice place to land these days in the industry's high-potential digital marketing world.... Read More »

 

New GM ignition parts arriving; just don't worry about what the box says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
General Motors told its 4,300 dealerships late last month that the parts to replace faulty ignition switches on nearly 3 million recalled small cars are finally flowing in "unprecedented volume."... Read More »

 

Toyota r&d boss: EVs in need of a Nobel idea

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The technology needed to make electric vehicles viable hasn't even been invented yet, says Mitsuhisa Kato, Toyota's global r&d chief.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Betts: Recall volume is like boy who cried wolf

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
A year ago, Chrysler raised eyebrows when it spurned a government recall request for older-model Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys. What if that letter had arrived a year later? It'd get done, says Chrysler quality chief Doug Betts.... Read More »

 

Headed for the test track?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
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Want to relive the 1990s? Just hit the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
You'd think the number of really old vehicles on the road would come down given all that "pent-up demand" that has been released in the past couple of years. Not so, according to Experian.... Read More »

 

Audi, BMW play laser tag on high-beams

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
In the latest round of technological one-upmanship involving German luxury brands, Audi and BMW each claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights.... Read More »

 

Super Dutys will be aluminum, spy and trusty magnet say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Last week, a spy photographer working for KGP Photography said he has proof that the 2015 Ford Super Duty trucks will be aluminum -- thanks to a simple magnet.... Read More »

 

Deuce Coupe gets stamp of approval

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The granddaddy of classic American hot rods, the 1932 Ford roadster, the "Deuce Coupe," has been honored with a pair of limited-edition stamps.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Dodge touted 'old lady,' then kicked her to curb

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
When muscle car enthusiasts refer to Dodge -- now celebrating its 100th anniversary -- as one of the great brands of the '60s and '70s, I have a different kind of "60s and 70s" in mind.... Read More »

 

How GM critic Perot tried to recruit Hoglund

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Bill Hoglund, who died June 8 at 79, was one of the first General Motors senior executives to speak frankly about a "culture problem" at GM. Had GM critic Ross Perot gained control of the company, Hoglund might have become his CEO.... Read More »

 

Flying-car ambition soars, but the r&d is fledgling

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
What's next in this George Jetson fantasy? Flying cars, right? And, as it turns out, Toyota is working on just that, says Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, a managing officer for r&d.... Read More »

 

18 million sales in 2018? Now that's some epic growth!

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The auto industry is in quite the growth spurt if Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst John Murphy is right.... Read More »

 

Mirage hit with a barrage from 'Times' caustic car critic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
If the Mitsubishi Mirage were a Broadway show, it would have to close -- immediately -- after the trashing it got from a New York Times reviewer. The headline clues you in: "It's cheap, but is it overpriced?"... Read More »

 

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