Automotive News Editors Pick Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST A terrible wreck, but not a total loss http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209868/a-terrible-wreck-but-not-a-total-loss Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Most dealerships send totaled cars straight to the junkyard. White Bear Mitsubishi put one on display, and it has been reaping the rewards ever since. Falling gasoline prices make alternative-fuel vehicles a tougher sell http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL01/310209822/falling-gasoline-prices-make-alternative-fuel-vehicles-a-tougher-sell Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST For a sign of the challenges in selling fuel efficiency as a virtue, Tanner Hulette need only look at the signs near his dealership advertising gasoline for $2.70 a gallon. Hulette, general manager of Mechanicsville Toyota near Richmond, Va. SRT versions of Jeep Grand Cherokee to stay -- for now http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM04/310209841/srt-versions-of-jeep-grand-cherokee-to-stay-for-now Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST When Chrysler Group said in May that the SRT designation would be for Dodge vehicles only, it was silent on the fate of the SRT versions of the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. CarMax's U-turn: A return to Web leads http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL04/310209830/carmaxs-u-turn-a-return-to-web-leads Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Used-car powerhouse CarMax has begun posting vehicle inventory again on AutoTrader.com and Cars.com after a 16-month hiatus. AutoNation won't up and quit 3rd parties http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209820/autonation-wont-up-and-quit-3rd-parties Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Mike Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc., said the dealership group intends to proceed cautiously in reducing its reliance on third-party online shopping sites. Are railroads snubbing autos? http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL/310209840/are-railroads-snubbing-autos Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Automakers frustrated by expensive delays in transporting vehicles to dealerships are about to learn whether railroads give preferential treatment to other shippers. Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM11/310209850/late-model-vehicles-stretch-gms-recall-rolls Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especially in newer vehicles, are still reaching customers. Bad feelings in Billings over deal veto http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209832/bad-feelings-in-billings-over-deal-veto Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST GM nixed the sale of a Chevrolet store in Montana to former NADA Chairman Bill Underriner. Hyundai on a quest for capacity http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM/310209831/hyundai-on-a-quest-for-capacity Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Hyundai needs a new assembly plant to keep up with crossover demand, says U.S. boss Dave Zuchowski. Until then, Hyundai will likely get production from sibling brand Kia's factories in Mexico and Georgia. Cadillac dealers feel the heat http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209837/cadillac-dealers-feel-the-heat Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Many Cadillac retailers say they've bought into the vision of Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen, who along with other top General Motors executives sold that vision during a dealer meeting last month in Las Vegas. %]