Can Volvo play small ball?Sun, 29, May 2016
Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.
Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to MitsubishiSat, 28, May 2016
Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller company.
Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor namedFri, 27, May 2016
Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.
Recruiting college grads to the dealershipMon, 30, May 2016
Ray Skillman Auto Group revamped its recruiting process to target college graduates with retail experience, part of its switch to a product-specialist model to replace traditional sales staffers.
How Bill Ford lured Flex-N-Gate to DetroitMon, 30, May 2016
Flex-N-Gate, owned by low-profile magnate Shahid Khan, will build a new plant in Detroit, a move Bill Ford advocated for.
Here come the hydrogen stationsMon, 30, May 2016
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are beginning to trickle onto California's roads. And thanks to a push from regulators, automakers and startup FirstElement, more filling stations are arriving, too.
Rembrandts help refine the art of the saleMon, 30, May 2016
Robert Hoehn is a 21st century American car dealer who became obsessed with collecting prints made by a 17th century Dutch master who conjured dark, magical images using copper plates, acid, an etching tool and a press.
Q auto’s smaller stores yield bigger resultsMon, 30, May 2016
Asbury will add two smaller stand-alone used-vehicle stores in the Tampa area this summer, bringing its total there to four, after having closed its only large-format store in Jacksonville, Fla., in February. The larger store couldn't generate enough volume to break even, said CEO Craig Monaghan.
Nissan sees ads transcending bordersMon, 30, May 2016
Nissan will launch a new U.S. advertising campaign this week, but other significant marketing changes are coming.
Are Japan’s automakers too U.S.-dependent?Mon, 30, May 2016
Japan's automakers are beginning to position themselves for a slowdown in their cash-cow market - the United States.
FCA's 'sales carnivore' adds more to his plateMon, 30, May 2016
Reid Bigland's added assignment running FCA's struggling Italian luxury brands, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, is about more than bolstering brands and boosting sales. Insiders say the move is very much an examination to see whether the 49-year-old Canadian has the chops to succeed Sergio Marchionne.
Ford to hire adults with autism in pilot programMon, 30, May 2016
Ford Motor Co. is launching a pilot program this week to hire adults with autism.