David Phillips

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Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans
6:00 am U.S. ET | July 22 | UPDATED: 7/22/14 7:49 am ET - details added
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but hig ...


U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains
8:00 am U.S. ET | July 1 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 5:11 pm ET
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2 ...


Honda aims to take 3D leap forward with advanced crash-test simulation software
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25
It takes roughly 5 years, on average, to develop and launch an all-new vehicle today. Honda believes it's poised to take a major chunk of time out of the process. ...


Auto sales rise 11% as ‘everything came together’
8:15 am U.S. ET | June 3 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 4:36 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- led by big gains at Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler and GM -- rose 11 percent to 1.6 million in May as a raft of discounts and extended holiday deals ...


Ford's head of digital media communications departs
7:22 pm U.S. ET | May 19 | UPDATED: 5/20/14 7:08 am ET -- adds Monty statement
Scott Monty, the architect and face of Ford's pioneering social media efforts, has left the company after nearly six years. ...


Sales rise 8% as spring thaw gains momentum
8:00 am U.S. ET | May 1 | UPDATED: 5/2/14 2:21 pm ET -- adds analyst reaction
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 8 percent to nearly 1.4 million in April, with strong retail sales and pent-up demand adding momentum to the industry's spring thaw. ...


Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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