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Recent articles

Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looke ...

JESSE SNYDER: Deceit hurts German people most

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Imagine discovering that your favorite athlete, one you named your child after, spent the last six years in cahoots with gamblers to throw games. ...

Supply level is typical for Sept.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
U.S. light vehicle stocks started September in near-ideal form after August's robust sales pace. ...

Governments trump market forces

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
There are many reasons why the auto industry does such a poor job of recouping the capital invested in it. Automotive News detailed dozens of them in our six-part "Indust ...

A tale of 2 fleet sales strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Hyundai-Kia's overall sales in August increased 5 percent, while GM slipped 0.7 percent. ...

Why the momentum could last

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Auto marketers are still standing back from the edge of 2009’s pit of despair, though maybe some leaned in a bit last month. ...

M&A fever's hefty toll on talent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
Throughout Automotive News' Industry on Trial series, we've looked at wasted capital, duplicated engineering and how economies of scale drive the urge to merge. Let's set ...

Why Jaguar Land Rover picked 'Detroit East'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Jaguar Land Rover's selection of Nitra, Slovakia, for its next assembly plant dashed hopes in the U.S., Mexico and Poland. Was Slovakia's pick just another low-wage choic ...

Hot July thins inventory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
U.S. light vehicle inventory is a bit leaner than it was a month earlier after July's surprisingly strong auto sales pace. The Aug. 1 inventory is down 174,100 units from ...

Fleet buyers eased off in July

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Consumers really did overachieve on those unexpectedly robust July auto sales, because many fleet buyers took the month off. ...

July's secret sauce? There's 'Nothing bad happening'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Why did U.S. auto sales flourish in July? “There's nothing really special about July except there's really nothing bad happening," said AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield ...

July's secret sauce? 'Nothing bad happening'

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Why did auto sales flourish in July? “Nothing bad happening,” which as it happens, is my favorite explanation this month. ...

Retailers, suppliers pace 2nd-quarter shareholder returns

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
Shareholder returns among global automakers in the second quarter drooped in a down global economy, but U.S. publicly owned retailers and global suppliers handily outperf ...

FCA US out-retails Ford Motor in June; Hyundai-Kia soars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Fiat Chrysler sold more retail units in June than Ford Motor Co. as Ford pushed its fleet sales mix to an industry-leading 35 percent. ...
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Mazda marketer slams autonomous cars, protects 'Zoom-Zoom'

Mazda marketer slams autonomous cars, protects 'Zoom-Zoom'

Russell Wager says he has a 'real problem' with self-driving cars because they could erase popular tag lines and even brands.
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