Editorials

Ford joins Volkswagen on a bold path forward

Give Ford Motor Co., and its European head of engineering, Joe Bakaj, credit for recognizing the virtues of Volkswagen Group's global platform strategy.


Are trade relations with China worth disturbing?

For better or worse, this is the China the global auto industry has fallen in love with.

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Trump can't be trusted on trade

We're relieved to see members of Congress voice concerns about President Donald Trump's destructive trade policy, but it will clearly take more voices of reason to get through to a man who thinks trade wars are "good, and easy to win."

Sergio's unfinished business: Cleaning up legal messes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will leave an indelible mark on the auto industry when he retires early next year. Still, he has some big messes to clean up with many global government regulators before he goes.

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Don't expect Nissan to ditch stair-steps

Just as car dealership sales personnel are offered incentives to increase business, Nissan has offered its dealers incentives to reach higher. And in recent years, they did and sales climbed.

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Auto shows, bring back the concepts

An auto show just isn't the same without the edgy or even flipped-out concept vehicles that used to be a staple at international shows, but have been on the wane.


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