CPO program standards must be strictly enforced

General Motors and American Honda Motor Co. are among the automakers closely monitoring dealership compliance with their certified pre-owned programs and sometimes cracking down on those that don't follow their rules. It's unfortunate ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29

Cadillac's next move

General Motors has decided to create a separate headquarters for its luxury Cadillac brand in New York City. The idea is to separate senior managers and the marketing staff from a Detroit corporate culture focused on the mass market. ... 8:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26

Be nice to suppliers

ZF Friedrichshafen's $13.5 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings last week is the latest megadeal in a consolidating auto supply chain.  Merging operations of Germany-based ZF with U.S.-headquartered TRW will create ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22

GM has accepted blame -- why won't NHTSA?

General Motors' ongoing recall saga is exposing a sharp contrast in behavior between the regulated and the regulators. After a decade delay in fixing a major safety flaw in millions of General Motors vehicles, executives are ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22

The long road to autonomous cars is also lucrative

Vehicles that can fully navigate themselves from place to place without human intervention are still a long way off. Completely autonomous vehicles will come in stages, not by the imminent introduction of a complete door-to-door ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15

Unfinished business

Ford Motor Co. has reversed course and agreed to stop removing standard equipment from heavy-duty pickups to inflate the maximum payload capacities it advertises. That is a wise decision. Subtracting the weight of items such ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8

Cancel Chinese invasion; cue the Volvo sedan

The Chinese are coming to America finally. Next year, the Volvo S60L long-wheelbase sedan will become the first mainstream vehicle built in China to be sold in the U.S. That's hardly the wave of inexpensive vehicles from ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8

GM clears the backlog

General Motors finally has a moment to catch its breath after working off a backlog of orders for ignition switches to replace defective ones in 2.6 million recalled vehicles worldwide. GM has delivered enough parts to its U.S. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

What a waste of human resources

Women may make the final decision on most vehicle purchases worldwide, but few have a substantial voice in the workplaces of automakers. That's especially true for some Japanese vehicle manufacturers, which have few if any women in ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

Lesson not learned

Didn't Cadillac learn anything from the botched launch of the Lincoln MKZ last year? Logistical snags and prolonged quality inspections at General Motors' Arlington, Texas, plant led to delays of a month or more between when the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Vehicle-to-vehicle network needs the industry to step up

The Department of Transportation has said that, due to uncertain government budgets, it cannot take on the task of setting up and running a vehicle-to-vehicle communications network. That is a wise decision. Such a network, which ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Slowdown ahead?

Five years into a long, steady auto sales recovery, economists and forecasters are seeing darker clouds on the horizon. Post-recovery, the pace of expansion is slowing, and growth is getting harder to sustain. That means automakers, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18

Loose lips can sink supplier-carmaker relationships

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants some of the profits that suppliers are getting. It was impolitic of him to assert so bluntly this month that suppliers' healthy profits make his "blood pressure go up." However, he identified a real ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18

Who's to blame for luxury vehicle gray market? Planning for trouble

A booming gray market of mostly European luxury vehicles being exported from here to China is unnecessarily roiling the U.S. auto market. Specialized brokers enlist straw buyers to purchase specific new vehicles from U.S. dealers, then ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11

Integrity matters much more than bragging rights

Mark Fields has many tasks ahead as the new CEO of Ford Motor Co., but he needs to add one more to his to-do list: End a disturbing pattern that values bragging rights ahead of integrity. Since 2010, Ford has adopted a new way to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4

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