Automotive News Editors Pick Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Manufacturers brace for the used-car flood http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/RETAIL04/304219978/manufacturers-brace-for-the-used-car-flood Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A projected increase in the supply of used vehicles will be good news for U.S. dealers who have been battling a lingering effect of the recession. New system, but no quick fix for GM http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/RETAIL05/304219958/new-system-but-no-quick-fix-for-gm Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST When General Motors last week unveiled a new way for dealers to order parts for the ignition-system recall, it reminded dealers of a hard truth: They'll be waiting for parts -- and placating impatient customers -- at least well into the autumn. Jackson: We'll get our own leads http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/RETAIL/304219959/jackson-well-get-our-own-leads Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST CEO Mike Jackson put the big Internet shopping sites on notice last week: AutoNation is building Web products that will slash the number of leads the group's 229 stores get from AutoTrader, Cars.com, TrueCar and others. Blue sky high, acquisition action is, too http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/RETAIL/304219965/blue-sky-high-acquisition-action-is-too Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Auto dealers are scrambling to buy new stores despite record high dealership values. They figure the earlier they can buy before the next downturn, the sooner they'll earn profits and pay down acquisition costs. Payout czar set to dive into GM legal mess http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM/304219969/payout-czar-set-to-dive-into-gm-legal-mess Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kenneth Feinberg soon may begin trying to put a dollar figure on the damage inflicted by the faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars. BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM04/304219970/bmw-luxury-concept-gives-a-preview-of-9-series-sedan Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car. As Sonata turns cautious, Camry flees good-but-frumpy image http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM04/304219957/as-sonata-turns-cautious-camry-flees-good-but-frumpy-image Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sales of mid-sized sedans may be off 8 percent so far this year, but redesigns from Toyota and Hyundai unveiled at the New York auto show indicate the segment has plenty of fight left in it. Crossovers will be vital in Hyundai's 3-year product blitz http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM03/304219963/crossovers-will-be-vital-in-hyundais-3-year-product-blitz Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hyundai will soon return to the strategy that won it major sales and market share gains earlier this decade: a blitz of new products. When Scion's too tiny, Toyota pilot program allows a larger loaner http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/RETAIL/304219966/when-scions-too-tiny-toyota-pilot-program-allows-a-larger-loaner Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scion is rolling out a pilot program that will allow vehicle owners to use other Toyota models as short-term loaners. Voice of the fans brings back Audi A3 sportback http://www.autonews.com/article/20140421/OEM03/304219964/voice-of-the-fans-brings-back-audi-a3-sportback Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST In its past life as a five-door, the Audi A3 never sold that well in the United States.