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Ford sees a day in the not-too-distant future when it will get much larger profit margins from new ventures such as ride-sharing and autonomous-vehicle technology than from selling cars and trucks. But the path to get there remains cloudy.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has streamlined its decision-making process in an effort to get the high-priority launch of the Ram 1500 pickup right, and keep it on schedule.
Katie Burke has joined Automotive News as a reporter covering Silicon Valley.
Since NAFTA, automakers and suppliers have operated in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as if the three countries were one. But not all parties have benefited equally.
Through a series of delicate production adjustments, Toyota has managed to squeeze more Tacoma midsize pickups out of its plants in Texas and Mexico. But those efforts weren't enough to fully protect the pickup's perch atop the rapidly growing segment from an onslaught of competitors.
After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product pipeline and streamline production, Hyundai is on the offensive again.
Spy photos appear to show the long-rumored, midengine Chevrolet Corvette.
Porsche will unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris auto show.
A wagon version of the redesigned Panamera sedan is set to be introduced at the Geneva auto show.
An Alfa Romeo Stelvio made an appearance in a YouTube video on FCA's channel.
Volvo expects to lure buyers who don’t want a tall crossover to its sportier new V90 Cross Country wagon.
News of a second crash involving Tesla Motors' semiautonomous driving system has raised questions about how early Tesla knew drivers may have been misusing the technology.
McLaren may be the only carmaker that makes sense for Apple to purchase since it has the benefit of being nimble, focused on high-tech and tuned in to the art of aerodynamics.
Chinese-controlled Nexteer Automotive's management has undergone considerable churn.
Acquiring the nine-store Carbone Auto Group gives Lithia Motors its first dealerships in New England.
Automotive executives facing indictments and jail? Remarkable. It is the first time I can recall executives in America who could conceivably go to jail for actions they took while performing their jobs.
Dealers need to look long and hard at every dollar they spend. Here are some places to begin doing so.
At Friendly Chevrolet in Fridley, Minn., Internet Sales Manager Margie Martin has used data-driven tools to enhance, not replace, her community-oriented marketing approach.
Now that Autoliv Inc. has partnered with Volvo Car Corp. to develop self-driving cars, Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson says he plans to hire 1,000 engineers over the next year to beef up r&d. It's part of the airbag giant's big push into active safety.
The pressure for industry lightweighting is triggering aluminum-parts factory investment around the United States.
As Sonic Automotive expands its used-vehicle-only EchoPark stores across the U.S., its grass-roots marketing targets future customers when they're young. Driver's education programs and sponsoring high school sports are among the ways it aims to get its brand in front of teens and their parents.
In a world of digital design, old-school clay models may seem an anachronism that will someday fade away. But Infiniti's top designer says the iconic modeling medium is here to stay.
Kate Fabian knows she has a tricky task in challenging the established luxury brands, particularly the German ones, without slavishly copying their entire playbooks.
Marketing consultant Kathi Kruse says the opportunities to market dealerships and vehicles through Facebook are huge, but warns dealers to avoid these common mistakes.
At a time when technology is transforming the automobile, gearhead Mike Simcoe may be the industry's prototypical design chief.
Hyundai is showing that automakers don't have to bash rivals in order to make their own products look better.
Q&A with Kim McCullough, vice president, marketing, for Jaguar and Land Rover, which are seeking to grow through conquests in new segments.
Audi remains hungry. For all its gains, its U.S. sales are still running behind luxury's big three: BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.
Since taking over as Lincoln's design director nearly three years ago, David Woodhouse has launched a design language signified by a unique grille look and classic proportions.
Dealers featured this week inlcude Judy Elmore, president of Elmore Toyota in Westminster, Calif.; Bob Mears, owner of James Mears Mazda in Lubbock, Texas; and Earl Hesterberg, CEO of Group 1 Automotive, for Sterling McCall Acura in Houston.
Cars.com is making shopping more interactive for consumers perusing dealership lots.
Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz says Nissan's biggest growth opportunity is on the truck and crossover side.
Honda has pushed gearbox boundaries by patenting a new 11-speed, three-clutch transmission. The 11-speed would be a world's first and would achieve better fuel economy and faster shifting response, Honda said in a filing with the Japan Patent Office.
Hyundai Motor Co. is expanding into performance cars and luxury cars, but what about performance-luxury cars?
Ford's autonomous driving technology -- which it has been developing over the past decade -- was on display for reporters and analysts last week. Ford Fusion Hybrids built in 2012 and 2013 completed a 10-minute course around Ford's campus without any human intervention.
Nissan's ProPilot can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going.
As off-lease vehicles return to the market and expand used-vehicle inventory, some dealers and lenders are leasing those vehicles.
Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla Motors.
Rage over lost jobs in the U.S. and Canada has put heat on labor unions.
General Motors' Women's Retail Network is increasing its number of female-owned dealerships and assembling its first 20 group for female fixed-operations mangers, said the network's director.
For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.
Can a 50,000-pound semitrailer truck drive itself safely down the highway while the driver snoozes in back? Ottocq, a tech startup company recently purchased for $670 million by Uber, is working to answer that question.
Tesla envy among German luxury carmakers remains at a fever pitch, as Automotive News pointed out this month. Indeed, BMW's top executives will skip next week's Paris auto show to wrestle with how to react to the U.S. upstart.
A few years ago, Apple Inc.'s celebrity chiefs, including the late Steve Jobs, could get pretty snarky when discussing the auto industry. It's hard to tell, given Apple's secretive ways, but the tech giant's own efforts in the auto business don't appear to be going well these days.