Automotive News Table of Contents
BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.
Automakers and others sense an opportunity to create a national high-octane standard that satisfies Big Oil, agribusiness, regulators and the auto industry.
A magnesium plant fire is the kind of black swan event that's unavoidable in an era when auto parts often are delivered just hours before they're needed on the assembly line, but prior disasters have taught automakers valuable lessons.
Mazda's incoming CEO will focus on strengthening Mazda's dealership network in the United States and making the most of an expanded partnership with Toyota.
One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened.
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki Corp., to fix the business where it needs it most — North America and Europe.
Automotive design maven Henrik Fisker's new venture might be less about the automobile than the technology that will power it.
PSA Group is considering a tech-centric, digital shopper-focused approach to selling cars as it plots its comeback in the United States.
The new Charger nose has what Dodge calls a more prominent Air Catcher in the grille to help the supercharged 707-hp motor breathe easier
A new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, more gears in the transmission, close attention to aerodynamics and greater use of lightweight materials helped give the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL a nice bump in fuel economy.
Rebounding profits in North America helped troubled Mitsubishi Motors Corp. jump back into the black in the just-finished fiscal year, as the recovering Japanese automaker rode a tail wind of surging sales, big cost cuts and favorable exchange rates.
North America, long the earnings engine for Subaru, suddenly turned into a drag on global profits amid spiraling incentives due to increased crossover competition.
Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs.
The Crosstrek, which began life as a lifted Impreza hatchback in 2012, has turned into a sales workhorse for Subaru of America.
My guess is that it has been going on for years — new-car dealers have been making more money on used cars than new. It has been the industry's great secret.
I've been reading with fascination Keith Crain's recent columns about the rush to electric vehicles by just about every manufacturer on the planet.
The Automotive Hall of Fame was founded in 1939 by the “Automobile Old Timers” to perpetuate memories of early pioneers. But the scope for potential inductees has expanded to include significant contributors from across the automotive spectrum. As such, Pat Ryan warrants consideration.
As a Ford dealer for decades, I'm excited to hear the company's vehicle plans. Every day, we see a growing number of customers shift their interest to pickups and utilities. Ford's decision to revamp its lineup while preparing for future mobility is the right one.
Martin Winterkorn's indictment by a U.S. grand jury should be an important step toward justice and recompense for the costliest cover-up in automotive history -- but it won't be.
A Trump supporter and owner of an automotive supplier is angry, frustrated and a little scared, because the unintended consequences of the president's $50 billion tariffs on China.
Georgia dealership partners with Union Auto Program for union-member leads, smoother transactions.
NASCAR, a powerful marketing platform, could help automakers sell mainstream America on the electric vehicle. But getting the NASCAR fan base to accept whirring electric motors in place of roaring engines will take time.
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.
Early in his engineering career at Ford, product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang was embedded with Newman/Haas Racing for the 1993 IndyCar season. Here's what he learned.
What's the best way to market the explosion of EVs coming from across the industry? Automakers are trying to figure that out.
As thorny as Genesis' retail rework has been, the U.S. dealer showdown is just one of many trials testing global brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald as he births a luxury brand. Zoom out to the global scale, and Genesis is clearly a work in progress on other measures, too.
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believes companies should be doing more to stand out from their rivals.
Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.
Some of the world's biggest automotive badges are affixed to marketing vehicles — professional sports stadiums in particular.
While Mazda can't pass itself off as a luxury brand, the mix of quality, handling and design have proved potent enough to draw upscale consumers who drive German cruisers.
Under Chip Perry, TrueCar is not a different company, but it's a very different brand, casting itself more clearly as the friend of the auto dealer. In the process, TrueCar gave up some of what made it distinctive in a sea of lead generators.
Do consumers want the lowest price or a fair price? TrueCar is betting on a fair price.
SF Motors's larger plan is to create an EV assembly plant out of the old AM General Hummer plant in Mishawaka, Ind.
After failing to enter the United States in 2010, India's Mahindra & Mahindra is taking a novel approach in its second attempt -- making vehicles in Detroit.
Why is Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard preparing to spend $1.3 billion to build automotive aluminum capacity on the edge of Appalachia?
All six public new-vehicle dealership groups improved average F&I gross profit per unit in the first quarter, driven primarily by F&I training and an increase in product sales.
Although political affiliation plays a role in a state attorney general's likelihood of pursuing auto retail compliance cases, other factors can also have an effect.
GM Financial wants to expand its GM loan share, increase floorplan penetration and improve the customer experience, CEO Dan Berce says in this Q&A.
Dealers featured this week include Dennis Davenport, general manager of Nucar Mazda in New Castle, Del., Charles Vaillant, dealer principal of Triangle Dealers del Oeste in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and Gerardo Pascual, dealer principal of AutoGrupo Chrysler in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
With one in four new-car buyers attending an auto show before they purchase, many automakers are figuring out new ways to attract visitors to their displays.
Back in its crazy, hazy heyday, the Tokyo Motor Show was the place to be. Even after Japan's economic miracle deflated in the late 1990s, the show sustained much of its allure. But then it was unceremoniously knocked off-kilter by a brutal one-two punch.
Total inventory was up on May 1, but the industrywide days supply retreated slightly from a year ago thanks to a strong selling rate.
Providing sales leads to dealerships is hardly new. Third-party companies have done it for years, if not decades. But first-quarter earnings statements from four publicly traded lead providers — TrueCar, CarGurus, Cars.
The phrase "lovers of classic film" has a slightly different meaning in the Automotive News realm.
Ford Motor Co. is killing most of its cars, and Mother Nature appears eager to help out.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ditched his stretched Mercedes when traveling to his inauguration last week.