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Volvo and the 'sweet hereafter'
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30
Excruciatingly long product lead times have always challenged automakers, who have to figure out what will sell four or five years hence. ...

Money's cheap, so here come the store upgrades
9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24 | UPDATED: 1/28/15 10:33 am ET - Corrected
One of the better indicators of the health of a business is its willingness -- and ability -- to make capital expenditures. By that measure, auto retailers are doing well ...

Mercedes to send U.S. dealers greater share of global output
4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Mercedes-Benz dealers will receive a greater share of the brand’s global production this year after experiencing tight supplies in 2014, U.S. chief Steve Cannon sai ...

Missing in action
5:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

The big story at the Ford display is what's not on the stand. Last year, a big display on how to outfit a body shop to repair the aluminum bodied F-150 was fr ...

Navigating the great digital divide
3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Among the devotion to all things digital and data-driven in San Francisco, there are still some qualms over how today's shoppers want to kick the tires and take delivery ...

Volvo appoints another U.S. chief amid sales decline
12:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21 | UPDATED: 1/21/15 12:51 pm ET - adds interim product boss
Volvo is reshuffling its North American management, moving CEO Tony Nicolosi to head of its finance company for the Americas and bringing global corporate product strateg ...

Nicolosi returns to Volvo Financial with broader duties
9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21
Tony Nicolosi has been named president of Volvo Cars Financial Services of the Americas, 16 months after he became CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. ...

Volt led the way for today's plug-in hybrids
7:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7
General Motors' Chevrolet Volt team will no doubt be slammed during the Detroit auto show press days next week. ...

Why Russia's crash is just part of the emerging markets drill
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23
Russia is the latest developing market to go through convulsions. But automakers invested in Russia say they’re staying. Their eyes are on the prize of long-term sa ...

Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015
Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids a ...

Why lower oil prices might not be good for automakers
7:02 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2
Oil prices have fallen precipitously, from over $100 per barrel last summer to under $70 for some types of crude. ...

Ghosn: 'We're going to continue the offensive' in U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24
Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, 60, is one of the auto industry's longest-serving chief executives. ...

Ghosn sets the record straight on price-fixing conspiracy
12:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20
In our package of stories on supplier price-fixing published Monday, one report said Carlos Ghosn inadvertently created the bid-rigging tradition. It was an intriguing sc ...

For some, a big downside to cheap gas
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10
The volatility of gasoline prices has long bedeviled teams devising business plans for battery electrics, plug-in hybrids and even standard Prius-type hybrids. ...

Lower gas prices, longer alt-power payback
3:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5
I've enjoyed seeing my gas tank fill-ups cost $10 to $15 less than usual. I'm sure that people selling bigger vehicles do, too. But one group probably isn't cheering: Any ...

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