Automotive News Editors Pick Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Clues in GM crashes easy to miss http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM11/304149932/clues-in-gm-crashes-easy-to-miss Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST At the time, many of the crashes now tied to faulty General Motors ignition switches looked like the predictable consequences of drunken driving, speeding or inattentiveness late at night. Nissan sees styling as the Altima's path to mid-sized sales leadership http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM04/304149950/nissan-sees-styling-as-the-altimas-path-to-mid-sized-sales-leadership Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST With the redesigned Nissan Murano, which debuts at the New York auto show this week, Nissan Motor Corp. aims to replicate some of the design magic that worked wonders for rival Hyundai Motor Co. Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM03/304149949/mid-sized-sedans-and-crossovers-to-square-off-in-the-big-apple Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hyundai will roll out its 2015 Sonata while Toyota offers an aggressive midcycle freshening of the Camry at the New York auto show this week. And Subaru will pit its redesigned 2015 Outback crossover against the next Nissan Murano. Dodge tests innovative 1-year lease on '14 Charger, Challenger http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/RETAIL/304149948/dodge-tests-innovative-1-year-lease-on-14-charger-challenger Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dodge will defy industry convention this week with its "Double-Up" deal on the Charger and Challenger. The one-year lease on the outgoing 2014 editions comes with an incentive to switch to next year's refreshed models. Ruling on terminated dealers keeps Chrysler case in the courts http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/RETAIL/304149955/ruling-on-terminated-dealers-keeps-chrysler-case-in-the-courts Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST About 150 dealerships that lost Chrysler franchises during the company's 2009 bankruptcy won a round in federal court last week. With the new Honda Fit, engineering solutions once again take priority http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM03/304149945/with-the-new-honda-fit-engineering-solutions-once-again-take-priority Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST If there is any question about whether smart engineering is on its way back at Honda Motor Co., one need look no further than the second-row "magic" seats of the 2015 Honda Fit. 'Villains' campaign aims to recast Jaguar's reputation for badness http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/RETAIL03/304149968/villains-campaign-aims-to-recast-jaguars-reputation-for-badness Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A Shakespeare soliloquy might seem out of place in a car ad, but Jaguar wants to make a key point -- that it is a quintessentially and unapologetically British challenger to BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. 14 new Toyota engines seek 10% gain in mpg http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/OEM05/304149940/14-new-toyota-engines-seek-10-gain-in-mpg Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Toyota Motor Corp. will unleash a blitz of 14 new gasoline engines through 2015 in a long-awaited powertrain overhaul that aims to boost fuel efficiency by at least 10 percent. Nissan sells dealers on new spiff strategy http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/RETAIL/304149947/nissan-sells-dealers-on-new-spiff-strategy Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Nissan's U.S. chief is convinced that a dealer sales incentive program launched nationally on April 1 will make his retailers bigger and richer, and propel Nissan toward its goal of a 10 percent U.S. market share. Honda, Acura, dealers tangle for Google ads http://www.autonews.com/article/20140414/RETAIL03/304149969/honda-acura-dealers-tangle-for-google-ads Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A battle is shaping up among Honda, Acura and their dealers for control of Google shoppers. Competition for keywords can drive up Google ad prices. It's a quandary Honda Motor Co. and its Acura brand seem intent on tackling.