Automotive News Table of Contents
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft left the Texas capital to protest what they considered to be too-stringent rules. Now they're back, but tension remains.
Jim Hackett is plotting a course for Ford Motor built around the ideas that trucks are what Ford does best, and trucks are what consumers want most. And if fuel prices soar, the CEO will have a new range of hybrids as a backup.
Trump's tariff on steel imports could have a cost impact on automakers -- but in a better-case scenario, it could spur investment in hot specialty steels.
The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style agility.
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the Google affiliate working on autonomous vehicle technology, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin on June 6.
Ghosn moves a step closer to reassuring Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi shareholders that their Alliance will outlast him.
"No regrets" -- That's PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' assessment one year after striking a $2.7 billion deal for Opel and Vauxhall, General Motors' stubbornly unprofitable European brands.
Why all the crisis talk at Toyota? Akio Toyoda and his team seem to like it that way.
The ride-hailing industry is trying to make magic by finding a way to make non-emergency transportation to doctor's offices and hospitals affordable.
Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz's global sales chief, says dealers are cool with the subscription service it is launching in Germany and plans to bring it to the U.S.
Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce engaged in a public spat at the Geneva auto show over what the superluxury sedan of the future should look like.
Audi's e-tron GT, which will go into production in Germany in 2020, will be a low, sleek coupe-styled sedan with aggressive sports car detailing, based on a teaser photo of the model that Audi released last week.
Nissan will introduce the body-on-frame Terra SUV in Asia this spring with a name one letter different from its iconic Xterra.
Trump's rhetoric and policies have put a dent in Mexico's auto industry over the last year, but the damage is far less than what some economic analysts on both sides of the border feared.
UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.
The merits of moving the Detroit auto show from January to October are obvious. It's time to quit staging the show in the depths of winter.
In a brave new world of online vehicle sales and subscription services, the overwhelming importance of hiring and retaining the right people remains.
AutoNation's Mike Jackson looks only at the front of the dealership (sales), just like most other dealers and chain store operators. As such, he is not paying attention to the back of the store (parts and service), where losses in warranty and policy dollars continue to mount.
The update to the New Car Assessment Program ratings system will be a big part of the future for inspiring the auto industry and must be perfectly clear to increase our driving safety.
Simply eliminate all tariffs and let everyone compete on an equal footing. That sounds good in theory, but there are still many nations that want to protect their auto industry regardless of the state of its maturity.
Cox Automotive's vAuto unit says its new Nexi, designed to aid dealerships' used-car operations, is the first AI digital assistant for auto retailers.
Japanese automakers and energy companies have united in a consortium to jump-start construction of a hydrogen refueling network across Japan.
Audi of Wallingford in Connecticut uses a Web-based application that allows its service advisers to text repair updates, videos and files to customers, increasing sales and customer satisfaction.
Ohio dealer Joey Huang, who chose auto retailing over a career as a dentist, explains in this Q&A how he got there and why he hasn't looked back.
When Automotive News editor Sharon Silke Carty's mom in New Jersey sought help buying a car, she went online to see what she could do from Michigan.
Buying a vehicle online can be complex and irritating, with many well-hyped promises unkept, Automotive News' Michael Wayland found while searching for a practical daily commuter car.
A online search for the perfect CPO hatchback quickly turned into a technological nightmare, including accusations of attempted fraud.
Here's a sampling of the online-retailing tools and enhancements that vendors will showcase at the 2018 NADA convention.
Most public auto retailers are slowly moving toward allowing consumers to complete a full vehicle purchase online.
Cox Automotive says it has a way to help car buyers shave up to an hour from the time they spend in dealerships.
In a survey, 15 percent of respondents said they did a significant part of the transaction online for their most recent vehicle purchase or lease.
Outgoing Chairman Mark Scarpelli will remember his term as 14 months in which NADA gained an ally in the White House and dealers banded together in times of need.
The 2018 AIADA chairman has two priorities this year: protect NAFTA and motivate dealers to talk to their elected representatives.
In this Q&A, incoming NADA Chairman Wes Lutz discusses the battle against stair-step incentives and whether consumers really want autonomous vehicles.
Rolls-Royce dealerships renovations aim to make room for expanded lineup while delivering a unique customer experience.
Leasing has always appealed to luxury-vehicle buyers more than to mass-market ones, and a look at financing in the luxury segment shows why.
An eagerly looked-for QX50 redesign arrives this month, as Infiniti keeps a stern eye on inventories.
For Mazda to sell 450,000 new vehicles annually in three years, the bulk of its dealers need to improve profitability, the dealer council chair said.
With a long lineup of new and redesigned vehicles coming in the next year, BMW dealers think the automaker should increase its marketing spend.
Mike Bowsher, head of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council, says dealers are "pretty optimistic" that Chevy's current lineup will be able to address the shift in consumer preferences from cars to crossovers.
The chairman of Ford's dealer council thinks the automaker's push toward electrification may be a leap of faith for many customers.
Mini's dealer council is pushing the brand to spend more on marketing and make other moves to help right flagging dealership profitability.
Selling more Nissan Titans involves sales training in how the pickup works -- and dealership training on how to sell it.
Despite an expected increase in crossover and SUV sales this year for Mercedes-Benz, 2019 will be the real year of the truck for the brand.
Dealer Brian Benstock says Honda is well-positioned to stem the tide even as the brand fights through a down period to start the year.
With new and updated product rolling out this year, Kia dealers expect the brand to be better positioned to meet the market's demands.
FCA US posted declining sales every month in 2017 and in the first two months of 2018, yet the newly installed chairman of the FCA National Dealer Council thinks there are opportunities for dealers in those monthly sales numbers.
Volvo's new subscription service and its plans for its Lynk & CO brand to sell vehicles directly to consumers have stirred unrest among the Swedish automaker's approximately 300 U.S. dealers.
The head of the Lincoln National Dealer Council says he was never a fan of the brand's MK product names and thinks the decision to change them will help sales.
Porsche dealers expect to exhaust their stocks of the Cayenne midsize crossover before a redesigned version arrives in the U.S. this summer.
Some JLR dealers initially balked at the Arch plan to combine Jaguar and Land Rover under the same roof. Now, the conversion is rolling forward.
Jack Hanania felt a sense of excitement around the Acura brand at the Detroit auto show this year that he hasn't experienced in years.
Andrew DiFeo, Hyundai's National Dealer Council chairman, says Hyundai's product lineup is finally starting to match up with consumer demand.
The Buick-GMC National Dealer Council is open to changing annual company initiatives such as brand and store standards to multiyear programs.
Trucks and cars, incentives, service programs -- Toyota gives its dealers what they need, council chairman says.
The changes for 2018 were implemented as many dealers missed their targets in 2017.
The 2018 Eclipse Cross is just what Mitsubishi dealers have been clamoring for, says the chairman of the brand's national advisory board.
Lexus dealers are getting the three-row version of the top-selling RX crossover that they lobbied for, in a sign of the brand's interest in halo luxury vehicles.
Subaru is riding 75 months of year-over-year sales gains. And that's been largely without a three-row crossover.
A concerted effort by a special committee of Audi's National Dealer Council and the factory have helped make progress on the profitability of the brand's approximately 300 US dealers.
Volkswagen dealers like it that the brand's management lowered the price of the redesigned 2018 Tiguan crossover midstream.
Dealers, always an optimistic group, are nearly euphoric heading into the spring selling season, a survey found, due apparently to federal tax changes.
You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.
Chassis Brakes, barred from the U.S. market by contract for three years, is now making up for lost time.
Customers of lidar supplier LeddarTech are urging the company to move faster in its technology development.
German supplier Kiekert believes autonomous vehicles will need smarter doors.
BMW, IAC and Sabic together figured out how to make a lighter weight instrument panel carrier using foam. Now they want to perfect it for high-quality interior parts.
Japan's automakers warn that car prices will rise following President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Tom Benson, a longtime car dealer who bought the New Orleans Saints football team and New Orleans Pelicans basketball team, died on March 15 at age 90.
JLR's success since passing from Ford to Tata Group has made Ratan Tata a hero inside the British automaker.
It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for Mercedes to pull out of the Detroit auto show.