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Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given the automaker's new North American boss some 60 days to devise a plan that may ease off the company's hard-driving reliance on incentives and fleet sales to deliver volume.
Tesla's talks to invest in a lithium supplier indicate automakers have a long road ahead to secure a steady supply of the metal to support the mass production of electric vehicles.
How serious are Toyota's problems in North America? Big enough to undercut the parent company's latest quarterly results, but not enough to dim the outlook for the fiscal year or to make Toyota an outlier among its competitors.
A restructuring of GM's Korean operation could combine elements of its Australia strategy — where it quit manufacturing but remained in the consumer market — and its India strategy, where it kept manufacturing for export, but abandoned the consumer market.
General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.
When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.
Watching the cars come off the line and helping workers would be an "ideal day" for Susan Elkington. But as the first female director of Toyota's largest factory, she has bigger responsibilities.
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of FCA's celebrated Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, knows something about creating excitement.
Toyota says its Kirobo Mini conversation partner, a robot it's selling in Japan, is a first step toward talking cars, but its conversations highlight the gulf that remains in achieving that goal and the challenges automakers face when delving into tomorrow's world of high technology.
Jaguar's E-Pace has the same bones as Land Rover's Discovery Sport and the upcoming new-generation Range Rover Evoque. So even though it is highly unlikely that E-Pace drivers will veer far into the weeds, that capability is built-in.
Porsche will double spending on greener vehicles as competition in the electrified-vehicle market grows.
Phantom Auto is refining a system that lets remote drivers take over self-driving cars when the cars get stuck.
Ford and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky.
The settlement agreement stipulates that Uber may not use Waymo's hardware or software intellectual property.
By studying its most loyal customers and marketing specifically to similar households near one of its dealerships, a Minnesota group not only increased sales but also generated significantly higher profits on those incremental deals.
Two dealership service powerhouses have formed a joint venture to research problems and identify solutions for dealers in the evolving retail landscape.
If you are going to test on public roads, let us at least have a steering wheel and brake pedal. Just in case.
Subaru of America's 50th anniversary is a perfect time to contemplate what has made this brand so successful.
With each announcement of another battery, hybrid or autonomous vehicle and the associated billions in investment, I wonder:
My suggestion to all UAW elected and appointed leaders is to lead with integrity and honesty and to uphold your oath of office.
While I agree with most of Gary Silberg's “'Islands of autonomy' on the horizon for U.S. market” (Jan. 29), I want to take the conclusions a step further and outline the potential for automotive retailers.
GAC Motor's presence at the Detroit auto show last month may be just the beginning of a wave of electric vehicles coming out of China in the near future.
Organizational conditions -- and not the actions or characteristics of lone individuals -- may be the best predictors of whether harassment will happen in your workplace.
AutoNation's F&I gross profit per new vehicle retailed reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter, lifted by branded product sales and a training approach that boosts weaker stores' results.
Huntington Bank's new president of auto finance will focus on driving more business to dealerships and leveraging Huntington's local model.
Publicly traded dealership groups turned in generally good results in the fourth quarter. Then U.S. corporate tax cuts pumped up those earnings -- often by a lot.
Lyft wants to put drivers in cars they can afford, rather than having them take on expensive loans for new vehicles.
Here's a timeline of notable events, sales figures, advertising campaigns and vehicle launches during Subaru of America's first 50 years in the U.S.
Subaru of America, the Japanese automaker celebrating its 50th anniversary in the U.S. this year, may appear to be unstoppable at the moment. But that hasn't always been the case.
Malcolm Bricklin's most lasting contribution to the auto industry came in the 1960s, when he co-founded Subaru of America with business partner Harvey Lamm.
Some of us tried to read between the lines of Fiat Chrysler's personnel changes last week — the reassigning of Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands such as Dodge, Chrysler and Fiat in North America, as the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo.
Malcolm Bricklin and Harvey Lamm have slowed down a step or two, but neither is ready to fully retire.
Detroit might not have been the easiest place to open a Japanese brand dealership in the 1970s, but Hodges Subaru has thrived.
Before Subaru of America found "Love," the company endured nearly 40 years of advertising heartbreak.
It was Tim Mahoney — now Chevy's global marketing chief — who brought the love to Subaru in 2007.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive has mirrored the brand's sales growth in the U.S. since it opened.
Nissan management says the automaker has run out of the available factory space that has fueled its U.S. sales growth. It's time to build a new assembly plant.
Panasonic Corp. is ready to add battery capacity as automakers announce new EVs.
Moving FCA's heavy-duty Ram pickup from Mexico to Detroit will have the impact of a new plant -- but suppliers are waiting to see what's expected.
The mix of light trucks and cars in inventory on Feb. 1 closely matched what shoppers want to buy.
The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla.
Dealers featured this week include Sheehy Auto Stores, Frank Holtham, dealer principal of Toyota of Hackensack, N.J.; Annette Racine, founder, and Michael Racine, president, of Willie Racine's Jeep in South Burlington, Vt.; and Kenneth Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships in Texas.
Hendrick Automotive is being sued by 33 former sales associates who allege its Chevrolet of Naples store manipulated profit margins to pay smaller commissions.
Narrowing losses in North America remain a drag on earnings at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. even as overall profits surged on higher sales and favorable foreign currency rates.
The rising cost of doing business in North America is taking a toll on Subaru's profitability.
Profits more than double at Mazda in the latest quarter, but mostly because the carmaker's slumping U.S. business was offset by huge foreign exchange rate gains.
Automakers were ready for Chicago auto show audiences who fretted about the dead of winter.
As more of its Edge sales move to high-end trim packages, Ford unveils an Elite version in Chicago.
Mercedes-Benz will add to its compact vehicle family in 2019 when it launches the GLB crossover — and a seven-passenger version is reportedly in the offing.
Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Ram's super bowl commercial that used part of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
Jaguar’s D-Type, among the most iconic vehicles in the British brand’s history, would lose a race to 60 mph with a somewhat unlikely opponent — the new I-Pace electric crossover.