Final Assembly

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 »

 

Is Superleggera Vision roadster a new kind of Mini in the making?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Instead of the iconic Mini design by Sir Alec Issigonis that debuted in 1959, some future models of the British small-car brand may look like the flashy Superleggera Vision roadster concept unveiled here last month.... Read More »

 

Fisker's new owner: 'I'll burn as much cash as it takes'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The Chinese auto parts magnate who bought Fisker Automotive at a bankruptcy auction in February has nursed a desire to build cars since the 1980s. Now, Lu Guanqiu, the billionaire chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group, China's largest supplier, is getting his chance.... Read More »

 

Weekend at Welburn's: Catching up on Corvettes

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The new Corvette has been launched and is selling well, but Ed Welburn can't quite let it go. Every Saturday morning, General Motors' global design boss calls Chevrolet dealers around the country and talks Corvette.... Read More »

 

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