Leo Michael Cartoons
Local ContentNov. 12
North America's automakers all face a new reality of sourcing vehicle content under the free-trade deal agreed to by the U.S., Canada and Mexico. But for Japan's auto companies, the moment is particularly worrisome.
GM's MandateNov. 5
In a defiant response to the Trump administration's proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards, GM has outlined its own proposal for a national zero-emission vehicle program, modeled on the one pioneered by California. It underscores GM's intent to seize on its advantage in EVs.
Sweet toothOct. 29
Ford ChangesOct. 22
Turmoil is creeping into Ford's ranks after CEO Jim Hackett told the automaker's 70,000 salaried workers around the world that his $11 billion restructuring plan will include job cuts, while giving no specifics on numbers and only a vague idea of how or when.
Molehill to a MountainOct. 15
Shiny New Trade DealOct. 8
The Indian LoopholeOct. 1
Mercedes-Benz and Ford Motor Co. are tapping India as a source for U.S. vehicles, underscoring the subcontinent's rapid ascent as an auto export hub. The moves come as U.S.-Chinese trade relations roil over punitive tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.
Nissan SedansSept. 24
Sky RageSept. 17
Zero Interest in SedansSept. 10
Three's a CrowdSept. 3
United States and Mexico announced a two-way trade deal on Monday, Aug. 27, setting auto content rules and paving the way for Canada to rejoin talks to modernize the 1994 NAFTA accord that underpins annual trade of more than $1 trillion.