Automotive News Table of Contents
GPB Capital replaced Abrams Capital as majority investor in Prime Motor Group. GPB and Prime see the deal as a bid for survival in a changing auto-retail world.
Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.
Chris Bangle is back in the auto biz -- and will speak at the Automotive News World Congress.
General Motors has aggressively cut inventory and production levels this year amid plateauing U.S. sales and pressure from Wall Street to align production with demand. But it may not be done downsizing its operations just yet.
Hyundai Motor America on Monday named longtime Toyota and Lexus executive Brian Smith as its COO. Smith will report to Hyundai Motor America's new CEO, Kenny Lee. They will have a lot on their plate.
President Trump doesn't have a completely free hand when it comes to trade. Congress has certain authorities to regulate international commerce, and NAFTA was enabled by a series of domestic laws that only Congress can change.
Ex-NBA star Vinnie Johnson's acquisition of Irvin Automotive Products could transform his privately held Piston Group into a major league auto industry supplier with a shot at supporting vehicle programs globally.
Toyota will add two more models to its Concept-i mobility portfolio, with an accent on learning what mood a driver is in.
Going digital can be worrisome for dealership employees who have been handling deals the same way for decades.
Leaked documents include some interesting details about the redesigned Jeep Wrangler's powertrain offerings and weight.
Spy photographers snapped the next generation of General Motors' full-size Chevrolet Silverado during testing last week.
McLaren will debut a supercar next spring, codenamed P15, that will be its most extreme track-focused road car yet, with a "brutal" design and a driver experience entirely focused on getting around a track as quickly as possible.
Audi's latest A7 Sportback is the new "dynamic, sporty face" of the brand, design chief Marc Lichte said at the car's unveiling last week.
Nissan has suspended production of Japan-market vehicles for two weeks after it concedes uncertified workers kept inspecting cars after earlier recall.
Land Rover Orlando claims the area it is responsible for is so large, it can't meet sales targets.
It could be the first inkling of a trend -- or a strictly European phenomenon. But two-tone cars are increasingly showing up in automakers' lineups there, mostly in upper trim levels.
Almost 20 years after he retired as Chrysler's top sales guy, Tom Pappert hasn't gotten over what happened to dealers in 2009.
Mitsubishi's new three-year business plan identifies a United States resurgence as a key target. But lingering antitrust concerns under Nissan's new control will mean doing it alone.
Fred Diaz has moved below the radar screen to Nissan's new partner Mitsubishi where he will be in charge of performance optimization.
I have been a business development director and/or manager for numerous large companies in South Florida. Most dealerships know this is necessary, yet they are reluctant to pay for the work.
I have heard a lot about the features and advantages of autonomous vehicles and how they are being tested on some public roads and highways.
I see lenders defaulting to a scorecard system, relying on the predictability it provides.
Industry leaders can't expect to bring enough women into the work force if they don't act now to address the small, draining problems that affect women every day.
What about those of us who work in the factories and are on our feet for 10 to 12 or more hours at a time?
I would be very interested to see if these finance and insurance offerings are just branded J.D. Power, similar to the General Motors products, or if they are indeed J.D. Power's own products.
IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.
The terms proposed by the U.S. in NAFTA talks will hurt existing American assembly interests in Canada and Mexico and threaten U.S. auto part manufacturing domestically.
Christian Meunier takes a global No. 2 post at Infiniti, while a former Saturn executive steps in to lead Nissan's U.S. sales and marketing.
After several years of delays related to battery supply and regulatory certification, Mitsubishi is bringing its Outlander plug-in hybrid to the U.S.
Mitsubishi is planning its biggest marketing campaign in a decade, one that will include the brand's biggest digital push ever and an emphasis on Hispanic consumers.
Suppliers are trying to move fast, but experts say they may be getting involved in messy deals that could hurt later.
U.S.-based Toyota Research Institute demonstrates its autonomous vehicle platform, and declares it's very much in the race to build advanced safety systems and robot cars.
Demands for changes in pay and seniority practices were at the heart of the summer strike by union-represented service technicians at Chicago-area dealerships. The contract settlement addresses both issues.
Max Madsen Auto Group, among other dealerships, has moved its referral programs, which reward customers for referring friends or family to the store, online.
Mary Barra wasn't just a politically correct choice for General Motors CEO, says Dan Akerson. She was "far and away the best choice for the job at the time." He offers advice for companies that want to eliminate the glass ceiling.
Automotive clients, customers and peers often question women's expertise and credibility in their fields. No matter how high-level, many women regularly have to prove their skills and knowledge.
Dealership turnover is a big staffing problem -- 96 percent of female salespeople leave. Addressing sexism in the workplace could help, experts say.
Transgender people face a much higher rate of discrimination today than the general population, experts say. So the decision to come out at work is often fraught for transgender people.
About 18 percent of women said they reported incidents to human resources, but most said they felt like filing a complaint would label them as troublemakers.
For women of color in the auto industry, race adds another element to the challenges they face. Minorities pay an "emotional tax" in the workplace, and the wage gap is wider.
We reached out to Maggie Stiefvater, a New York Times best-selling author who is so in love with things that go fast, she once bought herself a race car, and asked her to think about one of the comments that really hit us from the survey: "Cars have been coupled with sexual language for...
E-contracting doesn't require much training, but getting employees on board can be a sizable hurdle.
In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.
Dealers featured this week include the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association; Connie Caldwell, owner of Bob Caldwell Automotive in Columbus, Ohio, and General Manager Justin Harmon; Kathy Wagler, president of Crivelli Ford in Aliquippa, Pa.
Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.
Turns out, there's already a healthy market for six-figure pickups.
Daimler is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its car and truck operations more independence in a move that could pave the way for spinoffs and other deals as the automaker confronts the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.
Mercedes hasn't thrown out the idea of launching the X class pickup in the U.S. entirely but will take its time to make a decision.