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BMW dealers say they need fresh product, more trucks, competitive lease rates and a return to the "Ultimate Driving Machine" days. They're looking at Bernhard Kuhnt for help.
The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago. Joe Hinrichs credits the turnaround to a series of moves begun in early 2013.
In 2020, automakers are expected to produce nearly 86 million vehicles equipped with collision-avoidance systems. It's a potential bonanza for big parts makers, including those that dominate the annual Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers.
Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.
While President Donald Trump points the finger at automakers making cars south of the border, the Mexican auto parts sector has even more at stake.
Several old-fashioned U.S. sales races are shaping up to keep the second half of 2017 lively.
Two senators are pushing for mandatory federal standards to defend vehicles against hackers. Automakers want a more flexible approach.
Subaru wanted to shine at Nurburgring, but its disappointment illustrates a point: Reshaping a brand identity is tough.
Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales.
The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry will feature a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower with a new base engine and new 8-speed transmission.
Honda is determined to make the midsize car engaging again with its next-generation Accord.
The E-Pace compact crossover will become Jaguar's second utility vehicle next year, after the F-Pace. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar's lineup after the E-Pace, but also next year.
The subcompact Stonic, based on the same new small crossover platform as the Hyundai Kona, will slot below the Sportage in Kia's CUV lineup.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the five-door battery-powered hatchback, is losing some of the dramatic styling on the original model.
The spinoff of Polestar could help the new performance brand escape Volvo's reputation for practicality.
Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America — and the market may not even notice. Slumping sales have turned the car into an imported afterthought.
The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.
Ford's decision to move production of the Focus to China shows that automakers continue to grapple with building small cars that can be sold profitably in the U.S.
Most of the German automakers' engineers work and live in Germany and all the profit they accumulate from Americans goes back to their home country.
There is a correlation between a fresh, image-compliant facility and client/employee satisfaction, which results in measurable higher performance.
We are heading into a lot of uncharted waters with autonomous vehicles. Should we be worried about Big Brother?
The deal, which focuses on radar and camera technology critical to self-driving vehicles, is "three sheets of paper," says ZF CEO Stefan Sommer.
While Uber's woes make the news, they can also serve as a spark for making the support and advancement of women in your company a boardroom mission.
The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression.
Manheim Chief Economist Tom Webb launched the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index in 2000. Here are averages for each year.
On the eve of his retirement, Tom Webb, Manheim's chief economist, reflects on a four-decade auto industry career.
Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?
Amazon aims to rapidly expand its presence in the auto industry through Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant.
A tool from the online vehicle seller allows shoppers to see how add-ons such as spoilers, LED fog lights or moon-roof visors affect the price.
Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space.
The megadealer's triumphs and tragedy inspire a museum devoted to his family.
Dealers featured this week include James Taylor of Troy Ford in Troy, Ohio; and Norris Cook, president of Norris Ford in Dundalk, Md.
Obituaries for Vic Edelbrock Jr., head of the high-performance auto parts company bearing his family's name, and Ralph Mahalak, a former dealer with stories in Michigan and Florida.
Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.
A primer on body-on-frame vs. unibody construction.
Mercedes-Benz's box-on-wheels endures, despite the brand's decision to kill it.
A former New York FCA dealership that sued its lender over embezzlement losses may have to look elsewhere for payment.
The European auto industry's movers and shakers gathered in Barcelona, Spain, for the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 20-21. They heard speakers and panelists discuss the future of the industry, mobility, changing consumer tastes and more.
Most automakers will report their June U.S. sales figures on Monday, July 3. But the final industry tally won't be known until July 5 because at least two brands — Kia and Bentley — will release their results that day.
In April, Automotive News raised concerns about the 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Fiat Chrysler and its lawyers have similar concerns.
Andrew Farah, General Motors' technology chief for autonomous vehicles, held his own on 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me'.
Is there an odd/unusual problem reported by a consumer that stands out more than any other? Cupholders!
Could Amazon decide to buy a dealership group or two to cover all automotive brands? It certainly has the cash.
Jaguar Land Rover is the lastest company to use online puzzles and games to assess the talent of job applicants.
Automotive News top global, Europe and North America suppliers ranked by sales of automotive original equipment parts in 2016