Omari Gardner News Editor Omari Gardner is news editor for imports and regulatory issues. He also is editor of the Automotive Views newsletter. [email protected] 313-446-0438 See All Staff Page Recent Stories Hyundai prices Palisade a shade below Kia Telluride The base price for Hyundai's Palisade large crossover, due this fall, starts at just $140 below that of its corporate cousin, the Kia Telluride. The sudden rise of the subcompact crossover In a U.S. market with an almost insatiable appetite for spacious crossovers and SUVs, there's plenty of room for their bite-size counterparts. Mitsubishi banks on '20 Outlander Sport to extend recent gains The freshened 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, arriving in showrooms in September, is leading the Japanese automaker's next phase in design. Why Fields' departure echoes Nasser's past The circumstances leading to the departures of Jacques Nasser and Mark Fields aren't exactly the same, but the execs' goals had some common threads. Why I picked a dealership 2,355 miles from home Six franchised BMW dealerships are within a reasonable drive from my home in Michigan. But I chose to lease my next car from a store 2,355 miles from my front door. Buy a car, get a vacation An Automotive News editor in the U.S. stumbles across BMW's European Delivery program -- thanks to word-of-mouth on Internet social networks -- and sets out to personally discover one of the best retail experiences the industry has to offer. Uh-oh, Volkswagen's in 'Jeopardy' VW's diesel emissions scandal is costing the German automaker big bucks, but it helped a “Jeopardy!” contestant cash in big. FCA union chiefs to meet in wake of contract defeat Local presidents and top bargainers from Fiat Chrysler UAW locals will gather Thursday in suburban Detroit to lay out what comes next after UAW members rejected a national tentative agreement reached Sept. 15 between the union and FCA. Former GM CFO Robert O'Connell dies at 76 Robert O'Connell, former CFO of General Motors and CEO and chairman of GMAC, died Friday in Boston. He was 76. A no-holds-barred online Q&A with Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen Jalopnik beckoned its readers this afternoon to “Ask Cadillac President de Nysschen anything.” They were more than happy to oblige. Ford GT lights up social media A look back at 9/11's impact on the auto industry The aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks swept through the auto industry, from the executive offices to the plants to the dealer lots. At the time, there were more questions than answers in a shaken nation – and a global industry.