Automotive News Table of Contents
Toyota executives say they've consolidated operations from around the country, just in time to confront the disruptive challenges facing the industry.
Chinese automakers are facing government pressure to buy foreign companies -- and FCA makes an attractive target. At least one Chinese offer has been made, but FCA rejected it for not being enough.
Daimler's microcar brand will lose more than two-thirds of its U.S. dealerships after its lineup goes all-electric this year.
Within American Honda's walls, the bread-and-butter Accord family car commands deep respect, while Acura remains stuck in a second-fiddle role.
Automakers and free-trade proponents warn that even minor adjustments to the rules of origin could upset the carefully constructed balance of economic interests among the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Toyota is forging ahead in all three NAFTA countries at a time when other automakers are sounding more cautious.
Cox Automotive, which has made a flurry of acquisitions in recent years, is reducing its workforce by roughly 3 percent, according to an internal memo obtained by Automotive News.
The new engine delivers torque and fuel efficiency on par with a diesel engine but without nasty nitrogen oxide or sooty emissions.
Hyundai and Genesis are aiming to halve product design cycles, slashing the time it would take them to roll out full model changes. It's a bid to respond quickly to changing trends and keep products fresh amid toughening competition.
Volkswagen has shown three electric concept vehicles built on its new MEB platform — a five-door hatchback, a minivan and a crossover — and the crossover will arrive first in U.S. dealerships.
Mercedes-Benz plans to show a new version of its Vision concept this weekend .
It turns out that the 2015 Aston Martin DB10 built purely for the James Bond film Spectre was a sneak preview of the new Vantage sports car.
Subaru's next-generation Forester will get a more aggressive front end and sportier side profile.
Whatever new technologies Tesla's new Model 3 contains as it reaches consumers this year, there is one thing it will have much less of -- and that's wiring.
Some dealers were overwhelmed with incomplete orders and were closing service departments. Others were taking the walkout in stride.
Toyota's rethink on making the Tacoma in Mexico instead of the Corolla is causing dozens of suppliers to come up with a Plan B.
Bob Mallon, who died Aug. 3, left a major legacy with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, which he founded.
BMW is planning combustion, hybrid and electric versions of its key nameplates and will make them all capable of rolling off the same assembly line. BMW is smart enough to admit that it does not know, and so it is trying to maintain its flexibility.
As I've had a chance to read about Michelle Savoy I can readily see how one can find oneself in her situation.
A “textalyzer” is a great idea. The state police are either not able, or just aren't interested in, cruising the interstate roadways to ticket texters.
Bringing the gasoline model Toyota Hilux to the U.S. could assist in balancing the demand for Tacomas.
If there was ever a dealer you could call Mr. NADA, it was Bob Mallon, and I cannot begin to count the times I have repeated to myself his famous phrase, “in perpetuity.”
The discussion about the full-size sedan dying has been going on for years.
Hyundai Motor America's success in raising the number of its minority-owned dealerships shows what is possible with a strong commitment from top management.
The U.S. and Mexico aren't opponents on a tennis court. They are next-door neighbors, and each one has a considerable stake in the economic health and success of the other.
In public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not prescribe, under threat of penalty, a date by which pharmaceutical companies shall produce a drug to immunize against a certain disease. With cars, it's different.
As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.
After an employee survey revealed widespread discontent, Ricart Ford used Ford Motor Co.'s Consumer Experience Movement program to cut turnover and improve sales.
BMO Harris is boosting its auto lending by expanding downward to near-prime customers, introducing three-tier flat fees and leveraging floorplanning relationships.
A casual, targeted approach is an important tool for all finance managers when selling to millennials, experts say. That's especially true given their growing impact on the auto market.
General Motors' F&I product branch tripled its contract volume last year and is planning to double it again in 2017, no easy feat for a relatively new F&I provider in a market saturated with seasoned veterans.
With a refreshed model for 2018, Honda is looking to pump some life back into its premier luxury car.
Auto brands are overlooking certain segments within minority groups and falling into the trap of putting ethnic consumers into boxes defined by old stereotypes.
Even if listeners can’t catch a word of it, the fast-talk disclosures at the end of radio ads serve an important purpose.
Partial ownership makes the deal easier to digest and smooths relationships with the factory.
Lithia Motors is looking to buy a majority stake in dealerships run by minority dealers who need an investor's backing.
On the heels of one of its biggest deals yet, Lithia Motors plans to keep up its aggressive acquisition pace.
Key players, negotiating strategies, wish lists and more for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, automakers, suppliers and organized labor
The F-Pace crossover is selling about the same number of units each month as all of the brand's cars combined. The winning streak should continue into 2018 when two new crossovers arrive
New products, new strategies and bigger sales are keeping JLR and Volvo on the climb.
Land Rover retailers are waiting to see if the brand can pass its toughest test yet: replacing the iconic Defender.
The brand will initially begin sales in China this November.
The automaker will offer three electrified vehicles in 2019 and spin out the high-performance Polestar line as an EV-only subbrand.
Building Toyota's new Texas home involved battling a labor shortage and soggy weather with little margin for error to get everything finished on time.
In the closing weeks of the 2017 model year, the U.S. auto industry has a glut of slow-selling cars and GM unable to work its way out of some deliberate overstocking.
Bob Lutz says Chevy blew the Camaro's redesign.
In market cap competition, Ferrari begins to pull away from FCA.
Don't look now, but Kia has outsold Hyundai in each of the past two months.