Automotive News Editors Pick Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST GM gunning for more pickup wins http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/RETAIL/140919921/gm-gunning-for-more-pickup-wins Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST GM's September promotion and dealer incentives are early salvos in what's likely to be a sustained offensive to capitalize on Ford's vulnerability as it negotiates the complicated changeover to its aluminum-body 2015 F-150. Automakers warm to the era of ride-sharing http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM06/140919927/automakers-warm-to-the-era-of-ride-sharing Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST The rise of car-owning alternatives such as rental service Zipcar, and ride-summoning services including Uber and Lyft, is prompting automakers to embrace the idea that their mission is more about moving people than selling cars. Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari's future http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM02/309159956/sell-grow-ipo-marchionne-ponders-ferraris-future Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he prepares to take direct control of the independently run Italian sports car maker. Experts see a world free of crashes, not drivers http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM11/140919920/experts-see-a-world-free-of-crashes-not-drivers Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST A parade of new mainstream models equipped with advanced safety technologies that take control of the vehicle in certain instances will soon be in showrooms. But the goal of a car that makes its own way, sans driver, remains distant and uncertain. Nissan transforms Japanese plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM01/309159976/nissan-transforms-japanese-plant Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST With a stern foreman clocking their efforts on his stopwatch, the Chinese apprentices snap together their first Nissan vehicle, brick by brightly colored plastic brick. Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM01/140919926/mercedes-boosts-cla-capacity-u-s-allocation Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Mercedes-Benz has increased production capacity for its year-old CLA entry-level sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales. The U.S. Tesla's task is to keep buzz with new models http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM04/309159939/teslas-task-is-to-keep-buzz-with-new-models Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Tesla, still operating in startup mode, is most worried about ensuring that the Model X and the rest of the new models on its agenda aren't a letdown from the Model S. AutoNation adds 4 stores, but won't buy much more this year http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/RETAIL/309159946/autonation-adds-4-stores-but-wont-buy-much-more-this-year Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST AutoNation Inc.'s deal to buy four Bellevue, Wash., luxury-brand dealerships is the company's biggest acquisition since late 2012. Hearing to focus on NHTSA reform, safety laws http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM11/309159944/hearing-to-focus-on-nhtsa-reform-safety-laws Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST In his last appearance before Sen. Redesigned Mazda2 aims to break from subcompact pack http://www.autonews.com/article/20140915/OEM03/309159945/redesigned-mazda2-aims-to-break-from-subcompact-pack Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Not long ago, the term "subcompact car" was all but synonymous with "Japanese import." %]