Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, diesWed, 29, Jun 2016
Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later worked on ad campaigns for Honda, Saturn and a Mercedes-Benz dealership in New Jersey, died June 18. He was 78.
Industry's sales record streak to end in 2016?Thu, 30, Jun 2016
A newly released report from AlixPartners forecasts U.S. light-vehicle sales of 17.5 million in 2017 -- down slightly from this year's 17.8 million forecast. The consulting firm expects U.S. sales to bottom out at 15.2 million vehicles in 2019.
GM economist sees negligible impact of Brexit on U.S. autos, for nowWed, 29, Jun 2016
It is too soon to measure the impact of the British vote to leave the EU on General Motors, but the decision will likely not have much effect on the company in its home market, GM's chief economist said on Wednesday.
Former N.Y. Nissan dealer to repay customers nearly $102,000 for illegal fees, fraudWed, 29, Jun 2016
A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Porsche CEO expects boost from retooled PanameraWed, 29, Jun 2016
Porsche expects the retooled, second-generation Panamera to give a boost to the weakest performing model in its portfolio. Porsche is targeting luxury car buyers with a sportier, sleeker version of the four-door coupe-styled sedan that lands in U.S. dealerships early next year.
GM slashes 4G broadband data-plan pricingWed, 29, Jun 2016
General Motors is cutting rates in half on its OnStar 4G LTE data plans, a bid to drive greater use of in-vehicle Internet service and plug what the company sees as a key differentiator.
Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars globally over airbags, fuel tanksTue, 28, Jun 2016
Toyota said it's recalling about 3.4 million vehicles globally to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbags that may crack and injure occupants.
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio priced at $19,650Wed, 29, Jun 2016
The 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio will be the cheapest convertible on the market at $19,650, with shipping, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall, Mercedes-Benz USA said.
Suzuki Motor appoints scion as CEO to rebuild after testing scandalWed, 29, Jun 2016
Suzuki Motor Corp. tapped the son of the company patriarch to become CEO, keeping management of Japan's fourth-largest automaker with the founding family as it tries to recover from a testing scandal.
Brexit may cost carmakers 2.8 million global sales, IHS saysWed, 29, Jun 2016
The UK's vote to leave the EU may cost automakers about 2.8 million light-vehicle sales worldwide through 2018, researcher IHS Automotive said. The UK is expected to be hit hardest. Instead of expanding 3.2 percent this year, the UK may grow by just 1 percent followed by declines in the next two years.
Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EUWed, 29, Jun 2016
If you own a Volkswagen with a diesel engine in the U.S., the company will buy back your car and give you as much as $10,000. If you drive one in Europe, you may only get a piece of pipe. The reasons for the wide disparity is the big differences in legal and regulatory structures in each region.
Mitsubishi hints at high-end SUV with Ground Tourer conceptMon, 27, Jun 2016
Mitsubishi, fighting an emissions scandal at home and a sparse lineup overseas, is dangling a new “high-end SUV coupé" concept to showcase a new direction in design and product.