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Recent articles
Targeted digital ads start with car color
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28
New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a ...


Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testing
1:42 pm U.S. ET | July 24 | UPDATED: 7/24/14 1:59 pm ET - adds gallery
An Acura NSX prototype burst into flames today while testing in Germany, but Acura says the futuristic sports car is continuing "progress toward its highly anticipated la ...


Hyundai nabs a win in J.D. Power APEAL Study a month after leading IQS
10:00 am U.S. ET | July 23 | UPDATED: 7/23/14 2:18 pm ET -- adds Jaguar comments
For the first time, Hyundai is the top-ranked nonpremium brand in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study -- a month after leading non ...


Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22
A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette. Say, for instance, a car shopper builds a shiny red SUV in an automa ...


Shopping sites ratchet up battle against bots
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Internet bots, nefarious software code masquerading as human Web users, are invading online car shopping sites and skewing traffic and other user data. ...


Superior investor touts board slate in proxy fight
4:12 pm U.S. ET | July 9
GAMCO Asset Management, the largest institutional shareholder of aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries, today unveiled its slate of board nominees it wants sharehol ...


Superior Industries faces proxy fight over board members
4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 8
Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International faces a shareholder proxy fight at its annual meeting next month. ...


Inside the Camaro's transformation for latest 'Transformers' film
4:09 pm U.S. ET | June 26
The reimagined Camaro in the latest Transformers film features a slew of design alterations unique to the movie. ...


What's behind Hyundai-Kia quality win?
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21
Hyundai-Kia's first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is a significant milestone for a Korean manufacturer that once struggled with qu ...


Hyundai-Kia tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for 1st time
1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 18 | UPDATED: 6/18/14 5:50 pm ET -- adds automakers' comments
For the first time, Hyundai-Kia group topped rival automakers in JD Power's Initial Quality Study, while last year's leader, General Motors, fell to third. ...


Highlights from the 'Car Wars' report
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles goal of a 4-point share gain by 2018 is 'unattainable,' and General Motors will rely heavily on crossovers, according to the Bank of America Mer ...


Bill Hoglund: Candid and charismatic
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Bill Hoglund, who died on June 8 at age 79, was a new kind of General Motors executive. He was sometimes dangerously outspoken, and he liked to try new things. ...


Share will hinge on makers' product pace
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. lost more U.S. market share than any other automakers so far this year. But that may soon change, according to this year's "Car Wars" r ...


Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three stat ...


Bill Hoglund, former Pontiac and Saturn chief, dies at 79
4:02 pm U.S. ET | June 9 | UPDATED: 6/11/14 2:48 pm ET -- adds details
Bill Hoglund, a retired executive and CFO of General Motors, and close confidant of former Chairman and CEO Jack Smith, died on Sunday June 9, 2014. He was 79. ...


Buick lets blue hair down
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9
With a changing product mix that now includes a turbocharged sports sedan and a compact crossover, Buick is diversifying its marketing approach, venturing into advertisin ...


Win at Indy is a win for cancer fight
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
AutoNation partnered with Hunter-Reay's Racing for Cancer charity in May 2013 to beat the disease. ...


Toyota remains most valuable car brand worldwide, study says
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21
Toyota is the world's most valuable car brand once again, while Ford and GM's Chevrolet brand are making strides as consumer confidence builds in the United States, accor ...


Birthday videos court consumers
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19
Sure, interrupting the daily grind to sing "Happy Birthday" to a stranger on Facebook can be inconvenient. ...


Kia aims $60,400 K900 at 'confident individualists'
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19
Kia is taking the slow and steady approach to its freshly launched K900 luxury sedan. ...


$60,000 Kia K900 made for 'confident individualists,' says VP
4:06 pm U.S. ET | May 15
Kia is taking the slow and steady approach to its freshly launched K900 luxury sedan. ...


Superior awards new CEO Stebbins $2.6M in stock incentives
12:32 pm U.S. ET | May 13 | UPDATED: 5/14/14 8:13 pm ET - adds Stebbins stock purchase
Donald Stebbins, the former Visteon CEO who is taking the helm of wheel-maker Superior Industries International, is getting a compensation package that includes 132,455 r ...


Looking beyond buyers' credit scores
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12
It's a finance and insurance manager's biggest challenge: a customer who's ready to buy but has no credit score. ...


Targeted marketing yields lessons for broader appeals
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12
As the face of America's population has changed, so too has the business of multicultural marketing and advertising. ...


Outsmart the fake pay stub
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7
Missing pay stubs are pitfalls for finance and insurance managers. Finance managers don’t want to ask a potential customer to go home and get a couple of pay stubs ...


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