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JACKIE CHARNIGA

Selling service contracts after the vehicle sale is a winner

11:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2018
Selling service contracts post-transaction to customers can be a lucrative profit booster, F&I experts say.

MICHAEL WAYLAND

Did Chevy move needle enough with '19 Silverado?

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2018
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado may set a new industry standard for engineering and ride, but it does little to attract nontraditional truck and luxury buyers.

RICHARD TRUETT

A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2018
In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the cease-and-desist orders.

RICHARD TRUETT

Time for automakers to tap the brakes on self-driving car technology

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
Is any C-level executive at an automaker going to have the guts to put the brakes on autonomous driving r&d? I doubt it.

RICHARD TRUETT

Time for automakers to tap the brakes on self-driving car technology

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
Is any C-level executive at an automaker going to have the guts to put the brakes on autonomous driving r&d? I doubt it.

GRAHAM KOZAK

Audi will bring PB 18 e-tron supercar concept to Monterey Car Week

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
What is Audi signaling with the supercar coming to Monterey Car Week?

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Autos inch ever closer to cellphones

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2018
It's often said that cars are turning into smartphones on wheels. Continental is taking that comparison a step further.

SHARON SILKE CARTY

Why people want to talk about sexism

12:52 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2018
The problem, I'm told, is that talking about sexism in the auto industry is like pitching a dog-bites-man story. It's not really surprising. But it is pervasive.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Self-driving cars need the public's buy-in

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2018
What good are autonomous driving rules if John Q. Public is too scared to get inside a robocar in the first place?

DUSTIN WALSH

The tariffs that nobody wants to talk about

4:05 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2018
At one of the largest automotive business conferences in North America -- the CAR Management Briefing Seminars -- there's one glaring omission in the discussions. Tariffs.

SHARON SILKE CARTY

Stopping on MPG means falling behind

4:48 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2018
The Trump administration's proposal to freeze fuel economy standards could have unintended consequences for the U.S. auto industry.

MICHAEL WAYLAND

Visions are fine, but keep reality in mind

5:34 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2018
GM's vision of "Zero crashes. Zero emissions. Zero congestion" is its new guiding star for electrified and autonomous vehicles. But like a star, it's farther away than it appears.

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

The supply chain that sees ahead

5:19 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2018
Supply chains have gotten pretty good over the last 20 years. But they can get much, much better. Artificial intelligence, advanced software platforms and the latest tools in data collection and Internet tracking are making it easier to know where everything is in real time

PETER SIGAL

Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up

3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2018
PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. 2, Thierry Bollore.

GRACE MACALUSO

Sergio Marchionne's heart belonged to Canada, especially Windsor

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2018
The investment in FCA's minivan plant sparked an economic revival in Windsor, Ont. Sergio Marchionne being Canadian isn't a coincidence.

JACKIE CHARNIGA

Could subscription services put F&I product sales at risk?

11:11 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2018
Where F&I products fit in the future of subscription services may be too soon to predict, but programs such as Ford's Canvas say business runs just fine without them.

PETER SIGAL

Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2018
Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. But some of the levers that Tavares pulled to haul Opel into the black in the past year won't be available much longer.

RICHARD TRUETT

FCA, under Manley, should recharge electronics engineering chops

10:43 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2018
Electronics are driving the evolution of light vehicles today, and new CEO Mike Manley should make FCA's North American electrical engineering operations the envy of the industry.

JAY RAMEY

7 Fiat Chrysler models we wouldn't have without Sergio Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2018
Fiat's at-first-shaky takeover of Chrysler and its collection of brands and technology, under Sergio Marchionne's leadership, proved to be a move that not only rescued some brands, but generated plenty of fascinating vehicles.

RICHARD JOHNSON

A flair for theatrics made Marchionne an exciting CEO to cover

6:38 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2018
Sergio Marchionne was the most remarkable fellow to ever run a global car company and, as far as I'm concerned, the one who did the most with the least.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2018
A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall.

HANNAH LUTZ

40 under 40 honorees take a winding road to F&I success

12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2018
F&I stars may come from unlikely places.

RICHARD TRUETT

How to fix Tesla's woes: Reach out to Detroit

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2018
One way Tesla can fix its myriad production woes is to hire retired automotive manufacturing engineers to overhaul its troubled California assembly plant.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

How I became a diesel believer again

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2018
Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. But after driving a VW Golf fitted with a new Bosch after-treatment process that significantly lowers NOx pollution, I'm convinced the future of the powertrain might not look as bleak as it once did.

NICK GIBBS

Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2018
The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned journalists to persuade Ford country heads in Europe to include it their lineups. They were only half-joking.

 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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