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The smaller and more fuel-efficient Mustang II rolled into Ford showrooms just weeks before several Middle Eastern countries declared an oil embargo.RICHARD TRUETT:
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Mazda is heralding 25 years of the Miata at the New York auto show this week. (DAVID PHILLIPS)RYAN BEENE:
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Jeep: Poised to take a big but complicated step and build SUVs in China. (BLOOMBERG)DAVE GUILFORD:
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Despite a judge voiding Nissan's lucrative 10-year, billion-dollar Taxi of Tomorrow contract with the city in October, the company has gone ahead with sales here. (LINDSAY CHAPPELL)LINDSAY CHAPPELL:
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The Levorg, which gets its mouthful of a name from an amalgam of Legacy, Revolution and Touring, attempts to fill a gap created by the discontinuation of the Legacy wagon.HANS GREIMEL:
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The latest GMC Sierra features a giant console for hanging files and laptop storage. Adding a fast, reliable Internet connection would only enhance the truck as a mobile office.MIKE COLIAS:
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The collection includes this 1936 Ford two-door roadster.LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:
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Twice this week, Barra was cornered by journalists shouting questions and jamming microphones, TV cameras and digital recorders in her face.LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE:
As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford.
He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified.
After Ward died in 2007, the objects of his affection -- a collection of nearly two dozen 1936 Fords of every shape and stripe -- remained locked away in a barn in Sandusky, Ohio, near the shores of Lake Erie. Until now, that is.
On May 16 and ... Continue reading "Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction" »Post Comment
Journalists chasing a meaty story can act like a pack of wild dogs sometimes.
They tear into the living flesh of their subject and rip it away, scurrying off to some more private place to process their information meal in peace.
For the most part, this process is figurative. No one’s flesh is ripped away.
But this week in New York -- and earlier this year at the Detroit auto show after la ... Continue reading "CEO media scrums are as ineffective as they are dangerous" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- At an exhibit on the auto show floor here, I sat inside a Cadillac XTS sedan equipped with General Motors' new 4G LTE wireless connection.
But I couldn't help but think: GM should have put the 4G demo unit in a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup. Because it’s in those trucks that the technology could very well give GM the biggest advantage over the competition.
The 4G LTE ser ... Continue reading "Why GM should put wireless connections in its trucks" »Post Comment
TOKYO -- Subaru, one of the hottest brands in the United States, may have chalked up a rare misfire with its newest nameplate -- a small wagon dubbed the Levorg.
And I’m not just talking about the car’s tortured nomenclature.
The direct-injection turbocharged sports tourer goes on sale in Japan in May.
But advance orders of the Levorg have missed the company’s goal -- a rarity ... Continue reading "A rare misfire for Subaru with new Levorg wagon?" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- First a New York judge blocked a deal to make the Nissan NV200 the city’s official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write one of the van’s drivers a ticket.
A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show.
But the pretend taxis may look a little t ... Continue reading "Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab" »Post Comment
NEW YORK -- From the moment that Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne pulled off the audacious deal to gain control of a deeply damaged Chrysler Group in 2009, the new ownership has confounded expectations.
The company’s very survival has surprised many observers, of course. So has its continuing streak of sales increases, now at 48 months of year-over-year gains. And the Ram brand, headed by Rei ... Continue reading "At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers" »Post Comment
| Jim Henry is a special correspondent for Automotive News.|
The issue of whether, ironically, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allegedly discriminates against its own employees has got legs.
A subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee heard really scorching -- but totally one-sided -- testimony in a hearing earlier this month from Angela Martin, an attorney who works at the CFPB, accusing the CFPB of a “culture of retaliation an ... Continue reading "Inquiry into alleged CFPB bias picks up steam" »Post Comment
Editor's note: An earlier version of this blog had the wrong given name for former Mazda executive George McCabe.
On paper, the MX-5 Miata probably shouldn’t be that important to Mazda.
Last year, the roadster accounted for just 2 percent of Mazda’s U.S. sales, with fewer than 6,000 units sold. Toyota sells more Camrys in a week. The market for sporty, two-seat cars is a shadow of w ... Continue reading "Mazda throws a big birthday party for Miata " »Post Comment
| Lindsay Chappell is the Mid-South bureau chief for Automotive News.|
NEW YORK -- There’s a new buzzword trending through the car business right now: velocity.
It has been popping up in conversations and presentations for a while, and is on the lips of visitors here at the New York auto show. And it might be a good thing.
In its new use, velocity simply means the speed with which auto dealers can process a customer from tire-kicker into a satisfied new owner ... Continue reading "Brace yourself for 'velocity'" »Post Comment
One member of the Mustang family won’t have a very high-profile role at this week’s 50th anniversary celebrations: the 1974-78 Mustang II.
But if you reconsider the case of the Mustang II, you may find it is time to give the car the respect it is due.
Had the Mustang II not been a massive sales success -- more than a million were sold in five model years -- the Mustang story may have ... Continue reading "Why the Mustang II should get its due" »Post Comment
| Philip Nussel is editor of autonews.com.|
If a company changes its head of public relations in the midst of a public relations crisis that stems from a recall crisis, does that not send a certain message?
Yes, unless the company is General Motors.
On Monday, GM parted ways with Selim Bingol, its head of public relations -- but, for whatever reason, said it was not related to the company’s festering public relations crisis. Rather, ... Continue reading "A mixed message about GM's PR -- but why?" »Post Comment
If you show up decades late for your own surprise party, are guests still expected to cheer your arrival?
Maybe not for most. But it might be a different story if your name is Alfa Romeo.
This week, the Alfa Romeo 4C will appear at the New York auto show, marking the sporty two-seater’s North American debut.
There won’t be a formal news conference -- the 4C is already well-known in ...