Automotive News Editors Pick 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 Auto industry uses 3-D printing heavily in product development http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM06/310279987/auto-industry-uses-3-d-printing-heavily-in-product-development Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Companies as old as Ford and as new as Local Motors have embraced 3-D printing, a technology that promises faster development, lower costs and a reduction in mechanical failures. Next-generation Wrangler will get an aluminum body http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM01/310279954/next-generation-wrangler-will-get-an-aluminum-body Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST It's looking more and more like the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have an aluminum body, keep its body-on-frame construction and remain built in Toledo, Ohio. That means Chrysler will likely produce more Wranglers for U.S. Scion's iM concept suggests Toyota's Auris is U.S.-bound http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM03/310279976/scions-im-concept-suggests-toyotas-auris-is-u-s-bound Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Toyota Motor Corp., on a mission to rejuvenate its youth-oriented Scion brand, may replace its boxy xB subcompact with a version of Europe's Toyota Auris, new images suggest. Chinese carmakers import design talent to compete globally http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM03/310279962/chinese-carmakers-import-design-talent-to-compete-globally Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Not long ago, the styling of China's domestic brands was a laughingstock. Not anymore. Chinese automakers are hiring experienced foreign designers to mentor their fledgling programs. 'Un-Honda-like' problems plague new plant in Mexico http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/RETAIL03/310279956/un-honda-like-problems-plague-new-plant-in-mexico Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, about 160 miles northwest of Mexico City, has been struggling to meet demand amid problems caused by a green labor force, language barriers and a rail system prone to delays and occasional thefts, according... AutoNews Now will pack more news in TV redesign http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/RETAIL03/310279959/autonews-now-will-pack-more-news-in-tv-redesign Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Automotive News TV's afternoon newscast marks its sixth anniversary this week with a fresh look. A new set and graphics will be part of the redesign of "AutoNews Now." Other changes will allow the show to include more late-breaking news. Toyota drops resistance to 3-shift plants http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM01/310279965/toyota-drops-resistance-to-3-shift-plants Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Toyota Motor Corp. is rethinking its longtime resistance to three-shift factories as it seeks to build more vehicles amid a self-imposed freeze on building more plants. Edmunds YouTube flap underscores tension with 3rd-party sites http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/RETAIL07/310279961/edmunds-youtube-flap-underscores-tension-with-3rd-party-sites Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Edmunds.com's YouTube ad campaign that spoofed price haggling at dealerships lasted just two days. Surge of used cars stings http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/RETAIL04/310279966/surge-of-used-cars-stings Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST A rising supply of used vehicles, particularly late-model cars and trucks coming off lease, already is hitting some companies in their pocket books. That supply -- and the number of companies affected - will continue to grow. Chrysler video games bolster dealership sales staff training http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/RETAIL07/310279958/chrysler-video-games-bolster-dealership-sales-staff-training Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Chrysler Group is about to encourage dealership salespeople to play video games during downtime. The automaker has created four video games to help salespeople learn the fine points of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. %]