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GUEST BLOG: DARON GIFFORD

Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA

What should suppliers do about what may -- or may not -- happen to NAFTA, given President Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the 23-year-old treaty?

JASON STEIN

China's storyline keeps getting rewritten

Ride-sharing is taking over in Shanghai. But it's not the kind of ride-sharing you're thinking of.

EDITORIAL

Nissan must watch fleet sales like a hawk

There's nothing inherently wrong with fleet sales. The problem arises when you mismanage the opportunity.

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BLOG: James B. Treece
Lenders are shifting. Keep up.

Early first-quarter data show that lenders aren't as full-throttle on auto loans as before. It behooves F&I managers to keep close tabs on who's pulling back.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Is the world ready for an electric MG?

MG, the former British automaker once known in the U.S. for its affordable sports cars, is not only alive and well, it's reportedly about to introduce something far more advanced than the last car it's remembered for in the States.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
CEO should be championing tech

It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
There are reasons for Tesla valuation

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Time to pull the plug on EV subsidies

With the federal deficit looming high and just about everyone joining the EV marketing blitz, it is time to remove the monetary incentive for buying an electric car.

EDITORIAL
Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads

The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Brian Lakamp
Convenient, compelling EV charging

Anyone paying attention to mainstream news should notice a steady, growing stream of headlines about electric vehicles and EV charging. The space is accelerating in anticipation of the coming marketplace.

BLOG: Richard Truett
The new whiz kids: High school engineering students are cool -- finally

With billions being invested in developing self-driving vehicles and stricter fuel economy and emissions targets still ahead, the need for computer programmers and engineers continues to increase. An annual robotics competition among elementary and high school students has succeeded not only in making science and technology cool, it has changed young lives and is providing a future pool of engineering recruits.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dealers, accessorize!

Many dealerships are letting a huge amount of profit drive off their lot, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Love that kiosk

A reader raves about Ford's Smart Service Kiosk.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Which decade?

A reader says a historical photo in February's Fixed Ops Journal is dated from the 1950s, not the 1940s.

COMMENTARY: Luca Ciferri
Could Tavares cut one of PSA's brands?

How will PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares manage to streamline his enlarged brand portfolio now that Citroen, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall all compete in Europe's saturated volume car market?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Shift to self-driving, mobility underway

While the National Automobile Dealers Association and most of the dealer body want to ignore the elephant in the room, the self-driving movement is well on its way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Trump editorial more like a lecture

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Watch out for off-lease cars

We are flooding the market with low-mileage used vehicles with warranties that could throw a monkey wrench into the new-car marketplace.

EDITORIAL
It’s time to refocus incentives

Dealer-factory relations have always been uneasy in the auto industry, but a relentless fixation on new-vehicle volumes is creating fresh tensions.

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