Ghosn sees Renault-Nissan passing VW, Toyota as global No. 1 this year
Carlos Ghosn says Renault-Nissan Alliance, which added Mitsubishi last year, could soon pass VW Group and Toyota to become the best-selling global car company.
GM cuts shift at Kansas car plant
GM, for the fifth time this year, is cutting a production shift at one of its U.S. assembly plants in response to slowing industry sales. As many as 1,000 workers will be laid off when the overnight shift at a Chevrolet Malibu factory in Kansas is dropped in late September.
Chevy's Trax stomps on the Sonic
Chevrolet's Sonic and Trax embody the speed at which consumer tastes have shifted from cars to crossovers.
Honda's UK plant gets a boost from U.S.
Strong sales of the Honda Civic 5-door may have rescued the company's plant in the U.K.
Smart dealers have a decision to make
Why didn't the microcar brand work out as expected in the U.S., and can it succeed with just EVs?
In Oklahoma, two Smart dealers diverge
One will stick with selling the two-seaters, hoping for an uptick in electric-car sales. The other says it’s time to say goodbye.
Even in Europe, Smart struggles for sales
Its volumes remain roughly half those of BMW’s small-car brand Mini.
FCA denies report it will pull Chrysler from Japan
Fiat Chrysler denied it has decided to pull its Chrysler brand out of Japan after the Nikkei reported the automaker was planning to stop selling the cars in the country as early as next year following years of poor sales.
Mercedes orders up more trucks for U.S.
Mercedes leaders say the increase could move the brand closer to a 50-50 sales mix of cars and light trucks for the year, and get inventory more in line with consumer demand.
Hyundai's Kona small CUV starts in a hole
Hyundai's U.S. dealers are getting something they desperately want and need, a new subcompact crossover. That's the good news.
Honda responds to sports car cravings
Honda is following the playbook of brands such as Porsche and Chevy that use countless iterations and special editions of a single model to juice sales.
European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sales increases.
GM extends summer shutdown at 2 plants amid car slump
GM is extending the normal two-week summer shutdowns at two U.S. assembly plants to as many as five weeks amid a slump in car demand and high inventories. The Lordstown, Ohio, factory builds the Chevrolet Cruze and the Fairfax, Kan., plant assembles the Chevrolet Malibu.
Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the British car brand's Americas division.
Hyundai's U.S. sales chief jumps to VW
Derrick Hatami was facing the same sales pressure that led to the ouster of U.S. CEO Dave Zuchowski in late December 2016.
GM sees more room to cut rental sales
By selling still-fewer vehicles to Enterprise and Hertz, GM hopes to boost residual values and improve the economics of its leasing business.
Inventory rises as GM stockpiles
General Motors' stockpiling ahead of lower production planned for later in the year has driven up industrywide inventory levels.