Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads

When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan on June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets — Europe and Brazil — and is disappearing in the U.S.


JLR to spend $5.3 billion on new models, tech

Jaguar Land Rover will spend about $6 billion in the current financial year on new models and technologies as the luxury carmaker looks to spur sales that grew at a slower pace.

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Toyota will build fuel cell stack plant in Japan

Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to at least 30,000 from 3,000 now.

Donald Trump does a favor for BMW and Mercedes

The biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are automakers such as BMW and Mercedes, which export expensive sedans and SUVs from Germany and the U.S. to wealthy customers in the world's biggest market.

Downsized engines a test for GM pickups

Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?

Take the money and run

National Auto Auction Association member auctions sold 10 million vehicles in 2017, up 2.5% from 2016, the association's annual survey found.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Everyone finds the hidden jewels

My guess is that it has been going on for years — new-car dealers have been making more money on used cars than new. It has been the industry's great secret.


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