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Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring.
Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy — but nobody followed.
At the upcoming NADA convention in Las Vegas, you can expect to find the Trumpchi GS8 nestled in a corner of the North convention hall, just past the booth for Two Hats Ranch. Don't be fooled by its modest surroundings.
Auto industry executives appear more sanguine today that the North American Free Trade Agreement can be renegotiated without harming existing supply chains.
In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.
New and redesigned crossovers should get BMW's U.S. sales growing again in 2018, BMW Group finance chief Nicolas Peter said.
The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership – and whether such plans will be profitable over time.
Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.
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.
BMW expects many buyers new to BMW Group when its new X2 crossover goes on sale in March.
Infiniti is keeping a low profile as it launches the redesigned QX50 crossover, even though it is the brand's most significant new vehicle in years.
Plant manager Susan Elkington says the infusion of fresh product will spark sedan sales and keep the Georgetown line humming.
'Finally,' Siri told Toyota at the Avalon press conference at NAIAS.
An auto show just isn't the same without the edgy or even flipped-out concept vehicles that used to be a staple at international shows, but have been on the wane.
Electric motors make so much sense, due to their quiet operation, torque, lack of vibration, fantastic rpm range, no maintenance requirement and long-term reliability.
Jason Stein’s column (“Everybody’s going in the same direction — nowhere fast,” Jan. 15) is spot on if you live in the real world.
I've never been a fan of what appears to be one of the most readily visible attempts by the manufacturers to improve fuel mileage.
My long-term employment with Tier 1 suppliers gave me a strong inside relationship with the automotive manufacturers. As a result, I was very convinced that General Motors has the best engineering, reliability, durability, dependability and quality assurance standards.
Huge auto companies are betting billions that customers all over the globe are waiting for the chance to buy electric-powered vehicles. They must know something I don't.
The third-generation Insight will stand outside Honda's Clarity subbrand of electrified vehicles and line up next to the Accord Hybrid.
One factor behind Honda's success, American Honda's CEO says, has been the ongoing effort to use its flexible production capabilities to fortify light-truck production in North America.
Sesi Motors sets up personalized websites for customers of its three dealerships as a way to enhance customer retention, by communicating service schedules and more.
Volkswagen is tapping the brakes on production of its compact and midsize sedans to deal with a glut as consumers veer toward crossovers and SUVs.
Will the Wrangler-based pickup be named the Scrambler? FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn't know.
Acura said its daring Precision concept unveiled during the 2016 Detroit auto show pointed to a bolder future for the brand. That future, as it turned out, wasn't far off.
Toyota's North American CEO, Jim Lentz, told Automotive News that the brand needs to bring some order to its lineup, which contains a range of hybrids plus some carryovers from Scion.
Scale only gets you so much, says PSA's chief: more purchasing power in dealing with suppliers and higher volume on which to amortize new product and technology investments. Beyond that, it could just as well be a liability.
Quotes from speaches and presentations at the 2018 Automotive News World Congress
Infiniti hurries to catch up with other luxury brands by going almost all electric, starting in 2021.
Rising interest rates and tightening credit are reasons for concern, but shouldn't cause new-vehicle sales to tumble, speakers at the Automotive News World Congress said.
Research finds that no matter a supplier's size or product, the biggest threat to its competitiveness is the struggle to recruit skilled workers.
Even with the move to electrified and autonomous cars, dealerships will survive and thrive, say Audi's Scott Keogh and Porsche's Klaus Zellmer.
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle critiqued U.S. politics, expounded on theories of civilization and skewered modern car design as trite and unoriginal.
Mercedes-Benz is tapping gaming events and pop-up shops to find new customers as it prepares for business to move increasingly online and to new types of vehicles.
Hinrich Woebcken said VW's U.S. recovery from the depths of the diesel crisis has been possible in large part because the North American region is able to exercise some autonomy from corporate headquarters in Germany.
Even in an electrified age, Mazda's determination to build fun-to-drive vehicles won't change, said Masahiro Moro, CEO of Mazda North American Operations.
Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson says the automaker needs to ensure strong residual value and premium brand perception in order to run a successful subscription sales model.
Globally, the peer-to-peer car rental program has 4 million customers.
The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.
Ford insists it's on track to deliver consistently strong profit margins at the end of the decade. But in the meantime, the automaker will feel some financial pain.
The differences between the Nexo and Toyota's Mirai reflect the broader differences in design philosophies of the two brands, says Minchul Koo, head of exterior design for Hyundai Motor Co.
Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.
Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.
What led Guangzhou Automobile Group to announce plans last week to enter the U.S. market, widely viewed as the world's toughest?
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S.
Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.
BMW's second place finish in the 2017 U.S. luxury sales race came as a surprise to BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt.
Legendary race car driver Dan Gurney played a major role in one of Ford Motor Co.'s greatest eras — its racing success under Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca in the 1960s.
It's been more than 12 years since FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wore a tie in public.
Last year, AutoNation's Mike Jackson warned of three red flags the industry should watch: inventories, incentives and leasing. In his eyes, how did we do?
Mercedes introduced the redesigned G class last week at the Detroit auto show, making sure to keep the iconic boxy exterior for which it is beloved.