Expect Elon Musk vs. SEC to take time to resolveAug. 15
First Shift: Ford's train station rehab plan to cost $740MAug. 15
Language mattersAug. 15
Use language that's natural to the consumer, says F&I trainer Gerry Gould. Customers interpret “pays for” much better than “covers” or “protects.” Rather than saying, “It protects or covers against dings and dents,” for example, say, “It will pay for the repair or replacement when someone accidentally puts a ding or a dent on your vehicle.”
AFSA opposes proposed changes to military lendingAug. 15
More evidence suggests Musk tweeted Tesla plans too soonAug. 15
Musk may face national security review in a Tesla-Saudi dealAug. 15
Elon Musk will likely need clearance from U.S. national security officials for any proposal to take Tesla private with financing from Saudi Arabia, just as the Trump administration steps up scrutiny of foreign investment in American technology.
U.S. auto tariffs could doom Trump's Korea trade dealAug. 15
Selling service contracts after the vehicle sale is a winnerAug. 15
Porsche teams with video game maker Epic Games in design tools breakthroughAug. 15
AutoNews Now: Pros, cons of redesigned Chevy SilveradoAug. 15
Mercedes, Porsche models banned by Swiss over emissionsAug. 15
Ford's blue sky CEO has investors treading waterAug. 15
Mercedes-Benz captive, VW Credit top J.D. Power dealer study of financing appealAug. 15
As rates rise, automakers slash 0% financingAug. 15
Chinese EV maker NIO files for $1.8 billion IPOAug. 14
Musk taps Goldman, private-equity firm to advise on Tesla planAug. 14
Nissan's sports car strategy rests on the stable genius of GT-RAug. 14
GM's diesel center in Italy has a role post-OpelAug. 14
GM has decided to keep its diesel development center in Turin even though selling Opel last year meant leaving diesel's global stronghold of Europe. Pierpaolo Antonioli, GM's diesel boss, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.
South Korea to ban 20,000 BMWs following engine firesAug. 14
Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395Aug. 14
AutoNews Now: Dealership 'a dream come true' for Hollywood starAug. 14
Ford, Wall Street clash over cherished dividendAug. 14
First Shift: Chinese EV maker NIO files for U.S. IPOAug. 14
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save livesAug. 14
As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.
Faraday Future sets up HQ in ChinaAug. 14
Did Chevy move needle enough with '19 Silverado?Aug. 14
Could Musk's oil conspiracy against Tesla end with Saudi billions?Aug. 14
Tesla forms special board committee to evaluate bid to go privateAug. 14
A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engineAug. 14
In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the cease-and-desist orders.
Ford's grand vision for Detroit train station to cost $740 millionAug. 14
GMC poised to expand lineup with small crossoverAug. 14
For Cox, a deeper dive into mobilityAug. 13
Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing. The dealership software and services juggernaut says its mobility division positions it for a future in which fewer consumers will buy or own vehicles.
Texas dealership group falls fast, hardAug. 13
AN adds mobility tech reporterAug. 13
Trump's mpg proposal faces legal thicketAug. 13
IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime timeAug. 13
Lyft hitches a ride on CDK networkAug. 13
Lyft is coming on board CDK Global Inc.'s Fortellis platform, the automotive commerce exchange platform said. The move will enable the ride-hailing company's Concierge service to be directly accessed in CDK software.
Tariffs merely 'a bump in the road' for MitsubishiAug. 13
Mercedes weighs Porsche Cayman fighterAug. 13
BMW tests electric 3 seriesAug. 13
Ford develops midsize crossover for ChinaAug. 13
Waze routes more service work to Kia storeAug. 13
One-price pioneer Ed Mullinax dies at 85Aug. 13
One Ford 'evolving' with move to 5 platformsAug. 13
N.A. auto plant for Magna Steyr?Aug. 13
Gentex's Facebook solutionAug. 13
A cautionary question: Does nationality matter?Aug. 13
Horizon watch: Randolph County, N.C.Aug. 13
JLR, Volvo stick to path for utilities, electrificationAug. 13
Jaguar Land Rover is hitting a few potholes as it enters its second decade as part of India's Tata Motors. Jaguar sales are sinking in the vital U.S. market, and Land Rover, is facing big challenges and new competition in the SUV segment.