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Jackie Charniga

Want to know what customers really think? Google yourself

Dealers invested in addressing consumer complaints should Google themselves to stay ahead of compliance issues.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A farewell toast to the Jeep 'JK' Wrangler

The two-door Jeep Wrangler JK and four-door Wrangler Unlimited JKU represent the bookend of a game-changing, if initially flawed, vehicle that was far successful beyond anyone's wildest dreams and unmatched by rivals.

ERIC KULISCH

Don't expect big shift in U.S. exports with Korea trade deal

Under a revised trade pact with the U.S., Korea will double the annual quota for U.S. light-vehicle imports to 50,000 per Detroit 3 automaker, recognize U.S. safety standards and reduce red tape associated with emissions compliance.

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BLOG: Larry P. Vellequette
A farewell toast to the Jeep 'JK' Wrangler

The two-door Jeep Wrangler JK and four-door Wrangler Unlimited JKU represent the bookend of a game-changing, if initially flawed, vehicle that was far successful beyond anyone's wildest dreams and unmatched by rivals.

BLOG: Hans Greimel
When in China, do as Didi does

Didi is the force to reckon with in Chinese ride hailing. During my current visit for this week's Beijing auto show, I came prepared. With the Didi's English-version app downloaded and ready to go on my iPhone, I set out in the city.

BLOG: Eric Kulisch
Don't expect big shift in U.S. exports with Korea trade deal

Under a revised trade pact with the U.S., Korea will double the annual quota for U.S. light-vehicle imports to 50,000 per Detroit 3 automaker, recognize U.S. safety standards and reduce red tape associated with emissions compliance.

BLOG: James B. Treece
Will new tech help or hurt residuals?

GM President Dan Ammann thinks new technology doesn't have to hurt a vehicle's residual values, contrary to the generally accepted wisdom -- and here is why.

BLOG: Richard Truett UPDATED: 4/18/18 11:06 am ET - adds details
The octane game: Auto industry lobbies for 95 as new regular

The auto industry is finally getting traction on its quest to make 95 RON octane gasoline -- basically the same grade as Europe's regular and the lowest grade of premium here -- the new regular in the United States.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Mercedes to wrap GLS in Maybach ultraluxury

A Mercedes-Maybach version of the GLS class is finally in the works, and the automaker plans to preview the upcoming ultraluxury, full-size SUV at the Beijing auto show in concept form in a matter of days.

BLOG: Christiaan Hetzner
Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takeaways from the conclusion of a wild week in Wolfsburg.

BLOG: Jackie Charniga
Poor grammar is a sales turnoff

First impressions matter when it comes to attracting online shoppers. Dealerships should ensure responses to potential customers are not only thoughtful and informative, but also grammatically correct.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and if the H500 sedan concept looks like a hopeful Tesla rival, that's because it is.

BLOG: Wesley Wren
A bigger Jag crossover is coming

Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, according to a new report.

BLOG: Hannah Lutz
Handicapping the CFPB's next chief

An American Financial Services Association leader identifies who he thinks may be on the short list to take charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
The Isetta is coming back as an EV

As EVs spread into the lineups of automakers big and small, another wave of retro cars has materialized, including the Microlino, a tiny EV by Swiss scooter maker Micro Mobility that's styled after the classic Isetta bubble car. Micro Mobility showed off a prototype at the Geneva auto show and plans to start production this summer.


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