Automotive News Marketing News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Future car colors inspired by Midwest homes, landscape, BASF says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140731/OEM04/140739966/future-car-colors-inspired-by-midwest-homes-landscape-basf-says Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:38:39 EST Future cars and light trucks will sport more sparkling oranges and browns, soft blues and greens, and pearly whites and grays -- all inspired by the clear skies, lush lawns and warm homes found in the nation's heartland -- according to trend... GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings http://www.autonews.com/article/20140730/RETAIL03/140739979/gm-too-removes-parts-to-weigh-pickups-boost-payload-ratings Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:09:54 EST GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings. Tesla's Musk to portray himself on 'The Simpsons' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/OEM02/140729847/teslas-musk-to-portray-himself-on-the-simpsons Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:40 EST Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be providing the voice for himself in an episode in the 26th season of 'The Simpsons,' the show's executive producer, Al Jean, said at a recent Comic-Con panel. Another hole-in-one gives California dealer a second chance http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/BLOG06/140729839/another-hole-in-one-gives-california-dealer-a-second-chance Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:41:01 EST For eight years, Folsom Lake Kia and Folsom Lake Ford near Sacramento have sponsored charity golf tournaments without anyone ever hitting a hole-in-one. Yet for the second time this year, a golfer has put it in the cup, winning a new car. Honda's summer clearance makes an impression http://www.autonews.com/article/20140729/VIRALVIDEO/307299999/hondas-summer-clearance-makes-an-impression Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Honda's promotion for its summer sales clearance offered the only new video on our viral video list this week, but three videos from Toyota, Jaguar and Ford broke back into the top 10. Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL03/307289955/ford-ram-quarrel-over-heavy-duty-pickup-towing-title Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand. Ford hikes revamped F-150 pickup prices as much as $3,615 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL/140729872/ford-hikes-revamped-f-150-pickup-prices-as-much-as-3615 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:36:08 EST Ford is raising prices on the new 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup by $360 to $3,615, or 1 percent to 8 percent, and has trimmed the number of models to five from 11. Consumer Reports presses Toyota to recall some 177,500 Camry hybrids http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM11/140729863/consumer-reports-presses-toyota-to-recall-some-177500-camry-hybrids Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:21:51 EST Consumer Reports called on Toyota to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects. Targeted digital ads start with car color http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/RETAIL03/307289995/targeted-digital-ads-start-with-car-color Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a vehicle and likely visualized themselves in it. 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.