Automotive News Table of Contents
Nissan sees a decent future ahead for cars. Its European operations aren't so sure about that.
Ram's new midsize pickup will be a body-on-frame truck built in the same plant as Jeep's upcoming Wrangler-based pickup.
When Doug DelGrosso becomes Adient's CEO on Oct. 1, he won't have to start his turnaround of the struggling seat maker from scratch.
Subscribers can change vehicles up to twice a month and hold any vehicle for up to six months.
This week's dealer meeting will be a coming-out party for Steve Carlisle, who replaced the outspoken Johan de Nysschen in April.
As the frequency and intensity of storms increase, automakers and transport providers are taking extra precautions to ensure continuity of operations and prevent damage to finished vehicles.
Porsche has rolled out two short-rental programs to get more consumers exposed to driving its cars.
Critics are accusing the Trump administration of trying to hasten the review of proposed fuel economy rules toward a predetermined outcome.
Subaru is not going to let people forget that its new Ascent has three rows of seating.
The Cadillac XT4 is more than just a compact crossover for the American luxury brand. It's the beginning of a long-promised brand renaissance that executives say will ripple through Cadillac's lineup in the coming years.
Lexus is dumping the side mirrors for sleek digital cameras on next ES.
The 2020 Kia Telluride will become the biggest crossover in the brand's lineup and executives hope Saturday's launch during New York Fashion Week will help the new light truck capitalize on the shift to crossovers with some extra cachet.
Kia will bring its second full-electric global nameplate, the Niro EV crossover, to the U.S. next year.
Nicole Fonseca, a 39-year-old Detroiter who studied fashion design at Central Michigan University, was tasked with color and interior design on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima.
Vietnamese automaker VinFast revealed its Italian-designed first production cars that are to debut Oct. 2 at the Paris auto show.
The partnership will provide the capital Shift needs to expand beyond California and across the country.
The redesigned crossover boasts a bigger interior with a third-row option, a range of engines and a suite of semi-autonomous technologies.
A Frost and Sullivan forecast projects a $3.2 billion dollar increase in sales of adhesives and sealants by 2024.
The rising price of raw materials is putting pressure on the automotive coatings industry. PPG executive Rebecca Liebert explains why.
The lighting segment is hot in part because it is going through a smart technology revolution.
RSI and other sales effectiveness metrics are useful in motivating dealers to compete and excel, as long as the underlying targets are not calculated or enforced capriciously.
Honeywell's automotive business will spin off next month to turbocharge future powertrains.
Dealers should keep a close eye on fixed operations, an important potential profit center in the coming year.
In a letter to the editor, a reader cautions Elon Musk not to neglect consumer's basic retail needs.
Industry trade groups and market research firms have produced various theories to explain why the market suddenly ran out of steam. But a website tracking peer-to-peer lending in China has provided one plausible factor.
Three years ago, Jay Feldman rebranded his auto group and has continued to grow sales. This summer he partnered with celebrity Mark Wahlberg to buy a Chevy store in Ohio.
Presidio Managing Director James Taylor considers the impact of higher interest rates on store valuations.
The aging full-size sedan will be eliminated in 2020, ending a 15-year production run.
FCA has staked its future on Jeep, Ram and Alfa Romeo.
Key decisions are pending on the fate of the two three-row crossovers.
The controversy pits the Transport Workers Union of America and its 850 Columbus members against an array of public and private transportation groups.
FCA's most valuable mass-market brand will bring an A-segment vehicle to the U.S. to slot below the Renegade.
The struggling Fiat brand will get fresh product in the next several years, though it is likely to lose two of its slowest-selling models.
The Giulia and Stelvio will be joined by small and large crossovers, a sports coupe and a midengine supercar.
Uncertainty about international trade agreements and tariffs threatens to jumble FCA's pickup production plans.
The dealer featured this week is Willie Outten, dealer operator of Outten Chevrolet of Hamburg in Pennsylvania.
Blaise Alexander over-ordered units going into the recession, allowing his Pennsylvania dealership group to grow rapidly afterward.
After the closure of two dealerships and a local auto plant pummeled the local economy, the dealer said, giving up wasn't an option.
SURVIVING THE GREAT RECESSION
When new-car sales slumped, Charlie Brown led his Oregon dealership on a used-car sales surge to keep the store going.
Adding a fixed ops director allowed Ohio's Ganley Automotive Group to leverage the group's size and standardize procedures, cutting costs and boosting revenue.
SURVIVING THE GREAT RECESSION
Darcars Automotive Group lost several franchises when General Motors and the then-Chrysler Group terminated hundreds of franchisees during the recession. Tammy Darvish channeled her energy and frustration into advocacy for dealership groups beyond her family's.
When General Motors threatened to shutter Garber Buick, the local community began a letter-writing campaign that helped to prompt GM to reverse its decision.
Jeff Carlson, president of Glenwood Springs Ford and Glenwood Springs Subaru in Colorado, said the financial downturn of 2008 was "brutal in terms of expense reduction." He survived, in part, by cutting stores, people and vendors.
Brian Benstock reduced management headcount, lowered advertising costs by targeting his existing customers and embraced Cash for Clunkers.
SURVIVING THE GREAT RECESSION
Steve Germain says partnerships with others, as well as Cash for Clunkers and a rethinking of hiring policies, saved his dealership group.
Corina Diehl had just finished learning to run her recently deceased husband's two dealerships when the recession hit.
Across the industry, automakers and dealers had an estimated 3,809,000 unsold vehicles on hand on Sept. 1, a 69-day supply -- slightly up from a month earlier
Plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration's decision to cap vehicle fuel economy at 2020 model year levels question whether the EPA properly followed administrative law when it reopened the Obama administration's January 2017 decision.
Subaru of America partnered with outdoor gear retailer REI this summer on weekend road trips to showcase the new Ascent.
Kia's next K900 is banking on the influence of German master tuner Albert Biermann.
British sports car booster Kjell Qvale, who died in 2013, has been inducted into the British Sports Car Hall of Fame.
Daimler is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can switch between being a people carrier and a delivery van, as the automaker seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet's Waymo and Deutsche Post in shaping the future of mobility.
Former Rolls-Royce design chief Giles Taylor has been tapped to lead the design team for China's Hongqi, also called Red Flag.
Volkswagon Group CEO Herbert Diess anticipates challenges of launching 80 new electric vehicles across its brands by 2025.
A 1964 Volkswagen of America print advertisement offers clues to why cars are in steep decline today.