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There is little national security basis for the Trump administration's threatened tariffs on imported autos and parts, but they can't be dismissed as political theater or a negotiating ploy.
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the United States. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point.
Ford plans a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus in Detroit, including 2,500 employees working in a grandiose former train depot to develop the vehicles of the future.
GAC Motor, angling to become the first homegrown Chinese automaker to export light vehicles to the United States, is re-evaluating those plans after President Donald Trump's threat to level tariffs on imported vehicles.
Delayed EPA approval for key versions of Ram's redesigned 1500 may spoil a plan to flood the market with old and new pickups and possibly overtake the Chevrolet Silverado in sales this year.
FCA dealers worry that rising interest rates and fuel prices mean the overdue Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV may have missed the industry's SUV love affair.
Mercedes joins the subscription craze with a bang -- undercutting the luxury competition on price.
Rising interest rates and stretched vehicle inventory could keep vehicle sales from growing in the coming months, a Cox Automotive survey finds.
Like its competitors, Lexus is adding crowd-pleasing crossovers and taking a hard look at its car business, which has lagged in recent years.
The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.
Andy Palmer, addressing the Automotive News Europe Congress, sounded the same worrisome themes about industry economics made famous by Sergio Marchionne, with a bit of Bob Lutz's doomsday talk thrown in.
Now that NAFTA looks like a dead pact walking, Mexico finds itself with unexpected allies, but that's little consolation.
Public retailers' acquisition spending is on the rise but private dealers bought fewer dealerships during the first quarter, dragging down overall buy-sells.
Strong sales in May flattened out industrywide inventory levels by June 1.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has put to rest any lingering hope that the Fiat brand has a significant future in North America. For long-suffering Fiat dealers in the U.S., the brand's bleak product future is a bitter pill to swallow.
Dennis Williams' legacy likely will not be what many expected it to be when he was elected to lead the union in June 2014.
Autonomous vehicles testing in real-world conditions have been in a number of accidents in recent months. It will take a long time before we fully understand liability and culpability in these cases.
Fuel cells are powering our commercial transportation space today in a range of applications, and all these burgeoning vehicle markets are leading to growth in the hydrogen infrastructure needed to support them.
Instead of hiring event planners to commemorate Adamson Ford's 100th year, each department was asked to come up with two community events, for one event every month.
Saad Chehab, who joined Kia Motors America in May 2017 as vice president of marketing communications, said the brand needed the fresh look for its summer sales campaign.
One of the Nissan Leaf's newest features, the go-cartlike e-Pedal, began life as a performance-enhancing technology prototyped for sporty driving in the Maxima sedan.
A tech-driven auto retailing transformation is inevitable, but what that transformation will look like, and how the industry will get there, is less predictable.
For a fintech startup breaking into automotive retail, should the top leadership have dealership experience, finance expertise or software skills?
By integrating drone technology into the vehicle's infotainment system , Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is taking to the skies.
For dealership fintech companies to be successful in a space where many entrepreneurs have failed, a Silicon Valley mindset combined with traditional auto retail expertise could be a winning combination.
Market Scan's database powers many of the companies that are enabling online transactions, whether on dealership sites or independent apps.
Here is how Market Scan helps lenders know how best to structure their deals to win the business without overpaying.
Visteon, in disclosing the online porn and prostitution pursuits of former CEO Tim Leuliette, appears to have joined a movement among corporations to air executive indiscretions rather than sweep them under the rug.
Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.
As a tech expert but car-buying rookie, Drive Motors' CEO knew he needed automotive expertise to understand how to make the product easy and useful for dealerships.
After decades in the brick-and-mortar world as a dealer, Rod Buscher launched Blinker, a mobile app for customers looking to buy, sell or refinance used cars without visiting a dealership.
Digitalization of the F&I process is inevitable, but which tools will be uniform across the automotive retail terrain is less certain.
AutoGravity's strategy was initially centered on client expansion, but going forward, the company will devote more attention to enhancing existing relationships.
More than a decade ago, on the precipice of an epochal shift in the automotive finance sector, Ally Financial was born. The lender sees technology as part of its DNA.
FICO is synonymous with credit scores, but the company does a lot more in the automotive space.
If dealers want the service department to support finance and insurance efforts, they should treat service advisers as partners to both the F&I and sales teams.
When car shoppers are quoted a monthly payment online nowadays, most of the time, that is what they're actually going to pay, an online survey found.
Finance and insurance revenue per vehicle and overall F&I revenue grew at the 150 largest dealership groups in the U.S., amid an industrywide light-vehicle sales slowdown, according to an Automotive News survey.
The project illustrates a trend in manufacturing capital spending today: As auto suppliers roll out new technologies, many are relying on more automated production processes to make the work fit into their existing space.
With the Trump administration putting the heat on automakers relying on Mexican assembly plants, the Nissan and Daimler joint-venture auto factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico has had a low profile for the past year.
The infield of an old supplier test track provides a blank slate for Toyota's newest U.S. investment.
Economic developers at TVA are applying their successful formula for auto plant megasites to smaller supplier sites.
Denso is spending $1 billion on a 30-year-old plant in east Tennessee. Here's why.
Incoming BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde says he will focus on business growth, customer relationships, product strategy and growth execution. Former CEO James Verrier announced his retirement last week.
Waymo's vehicles have passed the 7-million-mile mark of fully autonomous driving on public roads, CEO John Krafcik says. The head of Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary also said Waymo wants to expand to Europe.
After losing the fight to forestall U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the auto industry has another fight on its hands: navigating the process to win exemptions for certain specialty products that are critical to the supply chain.
Industry leaders and Europe’s Rising Stars were in the spotlight at the 21st Automotive News Europe Congress last week at Italdesign outside Turin. Speakers included Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, Waymo boss John Krafcik and Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, founder and CEO of Garage Italia.
The dealer featured this week is John Nakamura, president of Albany Ford, in California.
We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche.
Despite speculation of late, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to have dashed any hopes that the Dodge Viper will return.