Drive.ai self-driving service doubles downOct. 20
In the summer, Silicon Valley startup Drive.ai was among the first to launch commercial service with autonomous vehicles. Now, it's taking the next step, launching its second route in suburban Dallas, this one open to the general public.
Autos may lose grip on radio frequencyOct. 20
Ford's Jim Farley: Why 'It's the right time' for dealersOct. 20
Ford global markets boss Jim Farley discusses product plans for dealers, new policies and the automaker's revamped marketing strategy. Plus, why ditching the calendar could help dealers maximize their profit potential.
New Audi A8 protects against side impactOct. 20
Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'Oct. 19
Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" that could threaten the domestic auto industry's competitiveness and profitability in the next decade.
AutoNews Now: Diesel woes fuel second Daimler profit warningOct. 19
Christophe Georges to head Bentley Americas region once againOct. 19
Daimler CEO Zetsche stumbles on his victory lapOct. 19
'Built Ford Proud': New ad campaign elicits emotion, takes shot at TeslaOct. 19
Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woesOct. 19
Tesla drops self-driving option buyers have been unable to useOct. 19
Meet 'the magic man' saving Canada dealerships time, money on key fobsOct. 19
Kudlow: Economic boom here to stay as U.S. faces new trade talksOct. 19
Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battleOct. 19
First Shift: Ford launching 'Built Ford Proud' ads, shifts focus to loyaltyOct. 19
Gentex posts bullish Q3 results, shares riseOct. 19
Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can doOct. 19
Ford summons its swagger, shifts marketing focus to keeping loyalistsOct. 19
Ford is shifting its focus from winning new customers to persuading current owners to stick with its namesake brand. The new marketing approach, designed to rebut the impression that Ford is abandoning owners of Fusions and Fiestas as it stops developing new sedans, is part of a sweeping plan that the automaker's leadership team laid out to its North American dealers this week.
Financier Tilton seeks potential buyers for supplier Dura, report saysOct. 19
Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record salesOct. 19
AutoNews Now: Trump: Immigration 'onslaught' could kill trade dealOct. 18
OEConnection to buy Britain's BluegrasscomsOct. 18
Tesla starts taking orders for shorter-range Model 3 at $45,000Oct. 18
Care by Volvo subscription service comes to Canada -- with snow tiresOct. 18
54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaintsOct. 18
How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risksOct. 18
Northwood University chief to retire after 12 years; successor search under wayOct. 18
Studies link higher crash rates with states that legalized marijuanaOct. 18
Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family tiesOct. 18
Porsche to price electric Taycan between Cayenne, PanameraOct. 18
Steel getting stronger, lighter to compete against aluminum's riseOct. 18
Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens new trade dealOct. 18
Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 yearsOct. 18
First Shift: U.S. probes Ford tailgates that can open unexpectedlyOct. 18
Tesla's big China play comes as world's top car market slowsOct. 18
How opinion becomes commitmentOct. 17
Ask your customer which deal meets their needs the best, advises Eric Mélon, president of sales at Innovative Aftermarket Systems. An opinion about a finance plan or product can quickly become a commitment once the F&I manager knows what the customer thinks about the process. “People love to give their opinion. They don't like to commit,” Mélon says. “If they say it, they believe it.”
Tearing down a Model 3: Profit potential huge, but 'this body is their single biggest problem'Oct. 17
First Shift: Bill would extend EV tax credits for GM, TeslaOct. 17
Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand?Oct. 17
Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, one in which the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years.
GOP's McConnell says tariffs hurt, urges trade progressOct. 17
AutoNews Now: Sears, Walmart, Goodyear: What's in store for dealers?Oct. 17
Chase, Wells Fargo take measured approach to auto lendingOct. 17
Wells Fargo and Chase Auto remain cautious on auto finance, although Wells Fargo increased auto loan originations last quarter, and Chase Auto Finance has increased lease originations for its private-label customers.
Mistakes on sales floor can cause compliance pains storewide, experts sayOct. 17
Sales associates seeking to speed through the car-buying process by taking on duties traditionally done by the F&I manager can often do more harm than good. But more training overall and guidance from the F&I director could keep sales associates on track.