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Where do vanishing new-vehicle profits, a slumping market and an uncertain retail future leave AutoNation? CEO Mike Jackson says he's been preparing for years and likes the company's odds.
After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.
Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.
Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.
The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.
Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.
Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation and one of the industry's most influential leaders, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January.
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.
The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump. But they are neither clear nor easy.
The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.
Daimler hopes the new Mercedes-Benz X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups.
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.
By next fall, about 1,000 employees of the brand's U.S. distribution arm should be back under one roof for the first time since July 2015,
While PSA Group works on fine-tuning its mobility services in the United States, it is learning from at least one failed operation launched in Europe.
Of the six publicly traded new-vehicle dealership groups, Lithia Motors — which prioritized US acquisitions over share buybacks — has drawn the most applause from Wall Street.
Subaru Superstore of Chandler has found a way for its customers to willingly come back to the store in droves.
Carlos Ghosn retired this year as Nissan CEO, but as CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, he's laying out strategies to make the three automakers larger and more profitable.
I would like to commend the entire Automotive News team for “Redesigning the Industry”.
A consumer or auto dealer in Texas or Ohio shouldn't be denied compensation because of where they live or transact business.
If an automaker has developed automatic braking and can install it as an option, then it can make the same technology standard on all its vehicles.
Even at age 85, Bob Lutz continues to have a crystal-clear view of the future.
Throughout my automotive life, Bob Lutz has been my go-to guy for anything in the past, present or future of the auto industry.
The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.
To many of us Chrysler dealers, past and present, Tom Pappert was our favorite “factory man.” I totally agree with him that there was no need to terminate all those dealers.
Everyone respects Bob Lutz, but I am disappointed that he is adding his personal credibility to projections of the death of the car.
Consultant Michael Dunne said he is betting on China's Baidu, known in the West as the Google of China, to outmanuever Waymo in the self-driving wars.
U.S. automakers failed to get out in front of the safety push of the 1960s, and paid a big price. They have a chance to take a different approach in the era of autonomous driving.
A study points to a lack of coordination between automakers and retailers on presenting inventory, messaging, search engine marketing and website layouts.
Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.
Autoliv adopted lean manufacturing practices years ago -- and then found out that it needed a refresher course.
As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.
Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.
Dealer Jim Gramm did what few are able to do: Go from sales to ownership. Now, as he grows his group, he wants to help other GMs do what he did.
Here's just a taste of a century's worth of unfulfilled flying-car promises. A few are fictional, but every one of them is a promise of a future that as yet hasn't come to be.
Dealers featured this week include Jim and John Warfield of Frederick Motor Co., in Frederick, Md.; Dealer Principal Chris Hoeye and Wally Henkel, general manager, of Big Two Toyota of Chandler in Chandler, Ariz.; Dealer principal Robert Vardaman of Vardaman Buick in Hattiesburg, Miss.
General Motors pulled out of Russia in 2015, but still does pretty well there.
When you're the pope, you tend to get lavish gifts from visitors. Lamborghini just took it up a notch.
The New York Times devoted its Nov. 12 Sunday magazine to the future of cars — self-driving cars — and the outsized impact they'll likely have on society.