Automotive News Columnists and Bloggers Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Why Group 1 finds FandI a tougher sell overseas http://www.autonews.com/article/20140423/BLOG13/304169997/why-group-1-finds-fi-a-tougher-sell-overseas Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Think FandI managers have it tough making a sale in the United States? It's a lot tougher in the United Kingdom and in Brazil, Group 1 Automotive says. New Russian outlook: 'Slower, lower, weaker' http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140423/BLOG15/304239989/new-russian-outlook-slower-lower-weaker Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Days after Russia annexed a province of Ukraine and U.S. and European forces mobilized, you would expect a conference in the United States on the future of the Russian auto industry to be pessimistic. Why French automakers are poised to grab market share in China http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140422/BLOG15/140419789/why-french-automakers-are-poised-to-grab-market-share-in-china Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Peugeot, Citroen and Renault last year combined to sell a tiny number of cars in China. But that will change as the French automakers become strong players in the world's largest auto market. New Russian outlook: 'Slower, lower, weaker' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140422/GLOBAL/140429970/new-russian-outlook-slower-lower-weaker Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:50:42 EST Days after Russia annexed a province of Ukraine and U.S. and European forces mobilized, you'd expect a conference on the future of the Russian auto industry to be pessimistic. Lots of buzz in New York http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM06/304219974/lots-of-buzz-in-new-york Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST As always, we all caught our breath after the Detroit auto show. Gridlock and chaos on the Beijing auto show floor http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/BLOG06/304229998/gridlock-and-chaos-on-the-beijing-auto-show-floor Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:30:00 EST The Beijing auto show is renowned for being a full-contact sport of sorts. Walking the aisles, nay, even trying to enter the venue, can be a survival-of-the-fittest tussle. Cars become computers on wheels http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM06/304219993/cars-become-computers-on-wheels Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Here's yet more evidence that the auto industry's center of gravity, at least for cool new technology, is shifting from Detroit to Silicon Valley. China is key to Winterkorn's new strategy for VW http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140420/BLOG15/304209978/china-is-key-to-winterkorns-new-strategy-for-vw Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST China looms large in Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's thoughts as he prepares his new "Future Tracks" strategy for the automaker. Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/BLOG06/140419766/ohio-mans-collection-of-36-fords-going-to-auction Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified. PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140419/BLOG15/304199998/psa-needs-the-citroen-ds-6wr-in-europe Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange.