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Dave Filipe, Ford's new vice president of powertrain engineering, faces a big challenge as the EcoBoost era winds down and the electrification era begins.
Motorcars Honda has blended cutting-edge innovations with assembly line technology to offer ultrafast service — a recipe the dealership's owners are preparing to sell to other dealers nationwide.
If I were designing the service department of the future, I would look at where customers spend money on their vehicles away from my dealership: tire services, detail shops and fast oil change joints.
Chuck and Trevor Gile of Motorcars Honda are marketing their ultrafast express service system to other new-vehicle dealers. Based on his experience, John Rickards foresees a tough challenge for them.
The key to express service at Motorcars Honda is the Engine Vac, a machine that removes motor oil from a hot engine in just over two minutes.
Jaguar's E-Pace has the same bones as Land Rover's Discovery Sport and the upcoming new-generation Range Rover Evoque.
General Motors has two truck brands, and it could very well be that we'll see a truly great truck interior in the next upscale GMC Sierra.
Konstantin Sauer's mission as ZF Friedrichshafen's interim CEO is to keep the supplier on track in its ambitious bid to become a supplier of the future.
You can bet the powertrain from the I-Pace is going to be used on other Jaguar vehicles.
Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels up as a battery-powered Tesla fighter. The move, if true, makes a lot of sense.
Richard Truett, staff powertrain savant and design connoisseur, jumped up on just about every stand, thought and pondered, changed his mind a couple of times and came up with a list of auto show hits and misses.
Research finds that no matter a supplier's size or product, the biggest threat to its competitiveness is the struggle to recruit skilled workers.
Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses.
One of the most talked-about cars leading up to press days at the North American International Auto Show this week isn't even at the show. That's right, Chevrolet's Corvette C8 was a no-show.
The new turbodiesel engine coming in the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be manufactured in a General Motors engine plant in Flint, Mich.
Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal.
German steering supplier Thyssenkrupp says the next frontier of advanced steering is creating redundancy for safety.
Chevrolet launched a display marking
An automaker never makes a fuel economy target -- without an EPA certification -- if it isn't 1,000 percent sure that it can comfortably hit the target.
Schaeffler needed to introduce advanced mobility products in North America, and its engineering apprentice program in Wooster, Ohio, provided assurance that it will have the necessary skill levels.
Columnist Richard Truett explains why, based on frustrating experience, he won't be going to a dealership for oil changes from now on.
The emerging generation of battery-powered EVs is likely to bring about the greatest changes to dealership fixed operations the industry has seen in decades, because the vehicles will require far less service than...
Two Nissan Leaf owners offer a preview of how electric vehicles will affect dealership service once they sell in high volume.
Several factors that limit the appeal of electric vehicles, to consumers and manufacturers, are changing fast.
The transition to electric vehicles will be gradual and dealership service departments will have plenty of time to adapt, industry leaders say.
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