Automotive News Columnists and Bloggers Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Tough times for Carlos Ghosn http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140902/BLOG15/140909992/tough-times-for-carlos-ghosn Tue, 2 Sep 2014 04:49:30 EST Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has had three highly skilled leaders leave the alliance since last August. Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer is the latest top-ranked executive to depart. Settlement rolls Tide coach into Birmingham http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/RETAIL/309019987/settlement-rolls-tide-coach-into-birmingham Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Nick Saban occupies a social position in Alabama that is approximately equal to Julius Caesar's in imperial Rome. So imagine the surprise at Crown Automobile, the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Birmingham, Ala. Dollie Cole was a remarkable woman http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/OEM02/309019993/dollie-cole-was-a-remarkable-woman Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Last week Dollie Cole died at the age of 84. She was the widow of Ed Cole, the consummate car guy who also was the president of General Motors. She was quite a lady. She changed the perception of an automotive executive's wife. Mustang and Coors -- scarcity made fans want them more http://www.autonews.com/article/20140829/BLOG06/140829848/mustang-and-coors-scarcity-made-fans-want-them-more Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:33:57 EST Because Ford didn't make the Mustang with right-hand drive, the truly dedicated around the world could localize their cars only by using expensive right-hand-drive conversion kits. Scarcity only made fans want the Mustang more. Fiat's cute cartoon characters suggest buying a 500 -- or else http://www.autonews.com/article/20140827/BLOG06/140829884/fiats-cute-cartoon-characters-suggest-buying-a-500-or-else Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:38:48 EST Since Fiat was reintroduced to the United States in 2011, the Italian brand has stretched the advertising envelope. Is CFPB guilty of spin? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140827/BLOG13/308279993/is-cfpb-guilty-of-spin Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Remarks delivered by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray and language used in a bureau statement last week were a lot harsher than the dry legalese of the consent order signed this month by the CFPB and First Investors... See the wild Lexus NX spot too retro for outside Japan http://www.autonews.com/article/20140827/BLOG06/140829896/see-the-wild-lexus-nx-spot-too-retro-for-outside-japan Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:35:02 EST Drifting cars, techno music, string bikinis and foam parties. At first glance, Lexus' new 'Shampoo' TV spot seems tailor-made for the trendy young crowd the luxury brand craves. Hollywood glamour, Parisian chic and the Peugeot 308 http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140826/BLOG15/140829933/hollywood-glamour-parisian-chic-and-the-peugeot-308 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA is using the Hollywood film "Lucy" to give its Peugeot 308 a marketing boost in more than 50 markets around the world as the automaker strives to build sales outside Europe. Dealers are missing an opportunity by not changing that tire http://www.autonews.com/article/20140826/BLOG06/140829910/dealers-are-missing-an-opportunity-by-not-changing-that-tire Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:41:51 EST A recent survey reported that 52 percent of American teens ages 15 to 17 do not know how to change a tire. This is where savvy car dealers have an opportunity to do community outreach and get consumers in their doors for new or repeat business. China's government flexes its muscles http://www.autonews.com/article/20140825/GLOBAL03/308259988/chinas-government-flexes-its-muscles Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Nearly every automaker is at risk these days of doing something wrong in the eyes of China's government. %]