Automotive News Editors Pick Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Millennials drawn to car-sharing services, but eventually, they buy http://www.autonews.com/article/20140726/RETAIL/307289990/millennials-drawn-to-car-sharing-services-but-eventually-they-buy Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Car- and ride-sharing programs are changing the way city dwellers get around and the way millennials think about car ownership. AutoNation preps for online sales http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/RETAIL/307219964/autonation-preps-for-online-sales Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST By Christmas, AutoNation Inc. customers will be able to initiate a vehicle purchase online. Dealers' phones ring again http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/RETAIL07/307219959/dealers-phones-ring-again Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Because of the ubiquitous smart phone, car shoppers are flooding dealerships with phone calls instead of e-mail inquiries. The sudden change in consumer behavior has dealers pushing employees to brush up on an ancient skill: answering the telephone. A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/GLOBAL/307219963/a-vw-fca-deal-would-be-risky-reasonable Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the family that controls Fiat... Automotive News to host dealer conference at NADA http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/RETAIL/307219956/automotive-news-to-host-dealer-conference-at-nada Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention. Selling vehicles for export angers automakers, but is it illegal? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/LEGALFILE/307219975/selling-vehicles-for-export-angers-automakers-but-is-it-illegal Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Authorities working to stop the flowof high-end cars overseas have run into a significant obstacle: Exporters arranging the shipments may not be breaking any laws, even if so-called strawbuyers are sometimes deceptive. Ticket to Automotive Hall of Fame: Great ideas, staying power, impact http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/OEM02/307219992/ticket-to-automotive-hall-of-fame-great-ideas-staying-power-impact Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST This year's Automotive Hall of Fame inductees -- Keith Crain, Ferdinand Piech, Dave Power and Alex Tremulis -- have a lot in common. Honda asks dealers to add service http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/RETAIL/307219984/honda-asks-dealers-to-add-service Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Griffith Motors is one of hundreds of Honda and Acura dealers that American Honda is asking to add service bays, hours or both by 2018 to accommodate the automaker's forecast of rising sales. The vision for self-driving cars? 2020 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/OEM06/307219954/the-vision-for-self-driving-cars-2020 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The self-driving car is moving from research lab to product plan, with a wave of advanced features due to hit the market by 2020, automakers and suppliers say. Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/OEM01/307219953/volkswagen-puts-its-faith-in-tennessee Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST In conjunction with its announcement last week that it would invest $900 million to expand its Tennessee factory to accommodate a mid-sized cross-over tailored to the U.S.