Automotive News

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:57:37 EST
BlackBerry exec Chennakeshu warns against cybersecurity 'Band-Aid'
Automakers and suppliers must make enhancing cybersecurity a key focus if the connected, autonomous vehicles of the future are to be safe, the president of BlackBerry Technology Solutions said.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:02:10 EST
VW's Woebcken credits U.S. rebound to regional autonomy
Hinrich Woebcken said heeding its dealers with a product lineup and business model that catered more to U.S. tastes helped the automaker rebound in sales and market share in 2017.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:34:36 EST
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson sees EVs, autonomous cars as pivotal chance
The auto industry can slash pollution and fatalities through production of electric and autonomous vehicles, said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:57:58 EST
GM picks Michigan plant to build Silverado diesel engine
The new turbodiesel engine coming in the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be manufactured in a General Motors engine plant in Flint, Mich.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST
General Motors expects 2018 results in line with 2017; autonomous-vehicle investment increased
General Motors is forecasting its financial results this year to be in line with expected earnings in 2017, followed by an "even better" performance in 2019.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:08:49 EST
IndyCar's 2018 race car bows in Detroit
Some bold-faced names from open-wheel racing and the auto industry were on hand Tuesday for the introduction of the car to be used by teams during the 2018 IndyCar racing season.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:46:26 EST
Trump administration's California fuel-efficiency talks intensify
California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain nationwide requirements.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST
Where's Chevy's midengine Corvette?
Chevrolet's Corvette C8 was a no-show in Detroit this week.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:44:13 EST
Where are the cool concepts in Detroit?
This is the Detroit auto show, right? So where are the concept cars?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:46:10 EST
Detroit auto show swag: 2018 edition
It's not an auto show without swag, gewgaw and tchotchkes.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:01:24 EST
Chevrolet ready for Winter Olympics but mum on Super Bowl
Chevrolet will once again go for advertising gold at the Winter Olympic Games, but it won't tip its hand on the Super Bowl.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:11:39 EST
Former NHTSA head grills legislators at Detroit auto show
For safety advocates, the promise of expedited accident-prevention technology doesn't justify relaxed standards.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
2019 Jeep Cherokee gets new engine, a nip and tuck
Jeep's midsize SUV, the Cherokee, gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, a new face and a number of fixes as part of an extensive freshening for the 2019 model year.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:04:57 EST
Ferrari plans EV supercar
Ferrari will make a battery-powered supercar to challenge Tesla Inc. at the high end of the electric-auto market, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:16:54 EST
Trump fuel economy target set for March release
NHTSA will propose new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks by the end of March, signaling how the Trump administration plans to alter automobile efficiency rules.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:32:20 EST
Jeep tweaks an anchor
Jeep CEO Mike Manley introduces the freshened 2019 Cherokee, a pillar in the Jeep lineup

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
Circle of life

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:30:16 EST
Detroit ditches more cars for trucks, SUVs
With lucrative SUV and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint them money.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:30:00 EST
AutoNation expects to save millions after Trump tax cuts
AutoNation expects to save as much as $100 million in 2018 because of the tax overhaul. It will use much of its savings to invest in employee training and benefits.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
Vic Doolan, left, is a former head of BMW North America who

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:25:00 EST
Ford Mustang 700+ horsepower Shelby GT500
Ford next year will launch its most powerful street-legal Mustang ever: a 700+ hp Shelby GT500.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EST
2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled at Detroit auto show
Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:33 EST
Kia Forte unveiled at Detroit auto show
Design cues from Kia's Stinger sport sedan have made their way to the third-generation Kia Forte sedan and the compact car is receiving an engineering overhaul that improves fuel economy and powertrain refinement.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
Pickups are the new flagships of Detroit
Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
Can Ford Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party?
If General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger reaches dealerships early next year.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:30:00 EST
Acura reboots RDX at Detroit auto show
The third-generation RDX -- the first RDX styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:14:55 EST
China's GAC sets U.S. launch for 2019, will recruit dealers at NADA convention
After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:49:04 EST
For Zetsche, an inspection and reunion at BMW
On his walkaround of the Detroit auto show floor late Monday, Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche stopped in at rival BMW, chatted up an old colleague and checked out some new competition.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:32:11 EST
BMW, Mercedes-Benz to test subscription services in U.S.
Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:56:09 EST
Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles
Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:18:39 EST
NADA President Peter Welch says uncertainty about tax bill clouds forecast for new car sales
NADA President Peter Welch says the law resolved many concerns dealers had during legislative negotiations, specifically about the deductibility of floorplanning interest, but he says the law's complexity still leaves key questions about the...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:47:15 EST
Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad
Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots. Lexus also will advertise in the game for the second year in a row

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:23:34 EST
Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show
Amid the flurry to showcase future electric vehicle offerings at the Detroit auto show, one booth stands alone: Saudi Arabian Oil Co., otherwise known as Aramco.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:34:16 EST
Fiat Chrysler could be net cash positive by June, CEO Sergio Marchionne says
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could, by June, finally join other major automakers that have more cash on hand than debt on their books, while the company's next CEO won't be revealed until late this year.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:12:55 EST
CEO in the house
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, center, listens alongside senior company executives during the automaker's press conference to introduce the 2019 Ram pickup at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:33:53 EST
Another 'utility' trophy for Volvo
Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, poses with the award for North American Utility Vehicle of the Year for the 2018 Volvo XC60 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:25:32 EST
Lincoln takes a top prize
Kumar Galhotra,andnbsp;head ofandnbsp;Lincoln Motor Co., accepts the

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:19:49 EST
Honda's big win
Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the automobile division of American Honda Motor Co.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:15:00 EST
Infiniti concept introduced at Detroit auto show
The Infiniti Q Inspiration foreshadows the next Q70 with a smaller engine compartment and a more luxurious cabin

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:15:12 EST
Lightweight materials randd facility showcased in Detroit
A $50 million randd operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:33:29 EST
Sketch it white
Min-Chul Koo, director of exterior design for Hyundai Motor Co., reviews the genesis of the

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:25:17 EST
Bring your best game
The Carpool karaoke booth at the Cadillac stand. General Motors' luxury brand is the official vehicle of Apple Music's

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:59:09 EST
Meet the press
Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., is interviewed on the main floor after the Acura press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:45:03 EST
Super chilled
Acura serves up nitrogen ice cream in RDX-branded cups after the unveiling of

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:39:49 EST
Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.15.18
We're zooming into the North American International Auto Show in Detroit straight off the plane from CES in Las Vegas. No rest for the tech-loving weary. Here's a look at what's making news today.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
Nissan Xmotion Concept debuts at Detroit auto show
Nissan's new design chief, Alfonso Albaisa, is really into Japanese design these days -- and the next Rogue crossover might show the results.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:19:26 EST
Another crossover joins the fray
Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO of BMW of North America, introduces the 2018andnbsp;

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:39:36 EST
Sizing up the competition
Look who's checking out the newest Ram 1500: GM President Dan Ammann and GM North America President Alan Batey take an up-close look at the interior. Will we find Sergio Marchionne around the Silverado stand?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST
New Ram pickup unveiled at Detroit auto show
The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST
Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 win North American car, truck, utility awards
The Honda Accord won the 2018 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Lincoln Navigator took the truck honors and the Volvo XC60 was named top utility vehicle of the year.

Dealer's Edge

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Arizona BMW dealership wins discrimination case brought by two shop techs
The technicians said they were fired for being foreigners. A jury disagreed

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Buy/Sell surprise: $100,000 in missing parts inventory
Missing inventory from recently acquired Virginia dealership is being investigated as a theft.

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Little-known Obamacare issues to watch
In 2015 the real effects of the Affordable Care Act will be felt by businesses

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:13:00 PST
Black Book: Subcompact Crossovers Register Steep Value Declines
Subcompact crossovers joined the full-size vans and minivans as the truck categories registering the steepest declines in value last week, while subcompact cars joined full-size cars and sporty cars as the depreciation leaders in the car segment.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:52:00 PST
Cox Automotive: Car Buyers Still Need Dealers
Cox Automotive’s ‘Future of Digital Retail Study’ reveals that dealerships remain central to the car-buying experience, but the instore experience tends to fall short of consumer expectations.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:46:00 PST
Auto Finance Registers Subprime Record in Q3 2017
Third-quarter data from Experian Automotive shows that the auto finance market gained strength and stability, but mostly at the expense of subprime originations.


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