Same old song from VW. Or is it?
It would be hard to count the number of times in the last 30 years that Volkswagen sought to rekindle its long-ago magic in the U.S., the magic that Carl Hahn fostered with the original Beetle.
Ideals are at stake in the Trump era
We may have gotten ahead of ourselves this month by sounding off on globalization and deregulation without stopping to comment on the tenor of the U.S. election campaign we just witnessed or the character of the man who won it.
Industry can't turn global tide, so it has a choice to make
The relentless pursuit of order and efficiency on a global scale has left a good deal of chaos in its wakthat e. But no matter the voters' verdict, the industry can't really afford to turn back. now. After all, it has billions of dollars in investments and fixed assets deployed to suit this world order.
Can't take the heat? Then this is not your industry
Turns out George Hotz is the rare kind of automotive engineer who runs from a challenge rather than relishes it.
Lynk's retail plan needlessly risks wrath of dealers
The fledgling Lynk & CO brand plans to enter the U.S. and Europe in 2018 with a distribution system that largely skips franchised dealers. Bypassing the franchise system may be toughest obstacle to overcome. It's certainly an avoidable one.
Unusual alliance key to network of self-driving cars
Automakers, suppliers and governments must work together to develop truly autonomous vehicles.
Don't risk public safety in quest for self-driving cars
The rush is on to get autonomous vehicles on the market and on U.S. roads. But progress must not come while putting the public at risk.
Creating a place where people want to work is a win-win
Every dealership must stand ready to question some of the fundamentals of how it does business. Such efforts will pay double: A dealership that molds itself into a rewarding place for millennials and women to work is likely to be a welcoming place for them to shop as well.
More EVs? Stay tuned
Chasing the Chevrolet Bolt, with its 238-mile range, several automakers say they will come to market with EVs featuring lower prices and better ranges than the first generation. It's fair to ask why. There's a good reason.