In 2022, neither the COVID-19 pandemic nor the global microchip shortage went away, but there are signs that both are abating. Still, the industry continued to face production challenges and inventory shortages. Our 2022 All-Stars persevered, delivering excellent products and services to their customers, introducing innovations that are key to the future of mobility and making other significant contributions to the industry in myriad ways.
25 who fought for dealer rights, made marketing innovations, took chances on emerging brands, broke new ground in online sales or agitated for greater diversity among their ranks. They aren’t the only visionary dealers in the industry’s present or past, but their achievements provide lessons and inspiration for their peers.
The automobile cabin has evolved since the days of AM radio. Expect dramatic changes as cars morph from machines into devices in the coming years. Here are 16 notable changes and four interviews with industry leaders behind the vehicle’s digital transformation.
Now in its second year, Automotive News’ Notable Champions of Diversity features 18 executives who've demonstrated their commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion. The honorees work in auto manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, retail, finance, technology and mobility. Their personal experiences inform their approaches to DE&I and fuel their passions.
Floor space at the Detroit auto show used to be at a premium. Declining participation by automakers in this show and others around the globe, exacerbated by the lingering pandemic that canceled the Detroit event in 2020 and 2021, has left organizers searching for creative ways to fill vast swaths of space. The new reality is evident in changes that the show floor has undergone since 2014.
As the auto industry reinvents itself, the 2022 class of Automotive News Rising Stars is right on the front lines. These 21 honorees are helping lead automakers, suppliers and technology companies into the coming era of autonomous and electric vehicles.
With our 11th 40 Under 40 class, Automotive News enters a second decade of recognizing young dealership leaders. This year's stars have led digital retailing transformations, found new ways to stock vehicles during an inventory crisis and chipped away at the industry's recruiting challenges. We congratulate them and hope you enjoy reading their stories.