Haartz prospers despite decline of convertiblesAug. 1
Haartz Corp. built its reputation producing fabric for soft-top convertible roofs. But interior applications such as fabric for door panels and headliners now account for most of the company's annual revenues.
Can soft-tops stretch into crossovers?April 17
Bentley surprises with first electric conceptMarch 8
Although most of the notable debuts at the Geneva auto show are teased well ahead of time, Bentley came out with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, a surprise showing of the marque's first full-electric concept.
Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited edition S-class cabrioletNov. 15, 2016
Mercedes is expanding its Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible. It's the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. The company will produce just 300 of the vehicles worldwide and will distribute just 75 of them in the U.S.
Ferrari sells out open-top Aperta before public debutSept. 29, 2016
Ferrari sold out an open-top version of the 1 million euro ($1.1 million) LaFerrari supercar before its public debut, underscoring the marque's allure even as the former unit of Fiat Chrysler widens its lineup with more affordable models.
124 Spider: America's best FiatJune 13, 2016
AutoNews Now: A drop-off in drop-topsApril 27, 2016
J Mays designs for a different kind of driverMarch 28, 2016
J Mays, Ford's former global design chief, was asked to design a very tall car for a giraffe and a very small car for a field mouse as part of a fleet of quirky vehicles he created for the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film Zootopia.