Automotive News Columnists and Bloggers Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Ferrari will go public but remain private http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141029/BLOG15/141029806/ferrari-will-go-public-but-remain-private Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:40:18 EST Soon it will be possible to own a stake in Ferrari, but even when it is publicly listed the Italian supercar maker probably will be controlled by a very select group. The story behind that list of dealership slang http://www.autonews.com/article/20141029/BLOG13/310299957/the-story-behind-that-list-of-dealership-slang Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST FandI managers -- mostly appalled, but at least partly amused -- recently passed around online a link to a 'Car Dealer Dictionary' of dealership slang, including terms that are supposedly in use in FandI departments. Why the XC90 can't come soon enough for Volvo dealers http://www.autonews.com/article/20141028/BLOG06/141029840/why-the-xc90-cant-come-soon-enough-for-volvo-dealers Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:24:04 EST Some Volvo dealers are expecting the brand's image to blossom this spring with the arrival of its redesigned flagship crossover. And they can't wait to see what image emerges. New Subaru marketing could foreshadow upmarket push http://www.autonews.com/article/20141028/BLOG06/141029846/new-subaru-marketing-could-foreshadow-upmarket-push Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:24:09 EST If you liked the quality of Subaru cars before, you're going to love the 'new' quality the brand aspires to. Why the stick shift's days may be numbered http://www.autonews.com/article/20141028/BLOG06/141029884/why-the-stick-shifts-days-may-be-numbered Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 EST Two cars I have test driven recently finally convinced me the good old-fashioned manual transmission will soon be dead. The recall process must change http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM11/310279984/the-recall-process-must-change Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST We have had two cases involving defective parts so bad that one potential solution has been for owners to park their cars. That is indeed a drastic remedy. We have to figure out a better way of handling recalls. China has room for PSA's upscale DS brand http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141025/BLOG15/141029885/china-has-room-for-psas-upscale-ds-brand Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA's upscale DS brand is on track to be successful in China because of consumer demand for French luxury goods, but it is unlikely to be a serious rival to the popular German premium brands. Rick Case to sell first N.A. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C for charity's sake http://www.autonews.com/article/20141024/BLOG06/141029875/rick-case-to-sell-first-n-a-2015-alfa-romeo-4c-for-charitys-sake Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:09:06 EST The first new Alfa Romeo to be sold in this country in 20 years will be auctioned next week for charity. That's thanks to Rick and Rita Case, owners of Rick Case Automotive Group in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's rebound http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141024/BLOG15/141029942/japanese-automakers-drive-uk-car-industrys-rebound Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The UK's car industry is staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda. Why Honda is venturing into Oculus' virtual world http://www.autonews.com/article/20141023/BLOG06/141029912/why-honda-is-venturing-into-oculus-virtual-world Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:56:33 EST From the back seat of an Acura MDX, I peered out at a stone house on a cliff, fields of wind-swept grass and blue butterflies close enough to touch. All of it was a mirage. %]