Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'

Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.


Subscription plans have automakers walking a fine line

They're trying to avoid getting passed by competitors, without alienating the franchised dealers who have been the foundation of their retail operations for more than a century.

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M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers

Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.

Mitsu COO sees alliance enabling big strides

Trevor Mann foresees the automaker flirting with the 300,000 mark as it introduces new products such as the Eclipse Cross and begins to roll out vehicles on platforms shared with Renault-Nissan around 2021.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sales staff seen as plentiful, disposable

James B. Treece's “No experienced personnel need apply at this dealership” confirms my view that in automotive retailing, salespeople are considered readily available and easily disposable.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
GM's action is just a poor excuse

Regarding “GM to stop reporting U.S. sales monthly, switches to quarterly release”, many thousands of people in the auto industry look forward to monthly sales reports.

UPDATED: 4/13/18 4:46 pm ET
GM to cut shift at Ohio plant as Chevy Cruze sales slump

GM is cutting one of two shifts at its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio amid stalling sales of the Chevrolet Cruze. Up to half of the factory's roughly 3,000 workers, including 2,700 hourly, could be affected when the shift is eliminated on June 18.

BMW, Toyota get tariff pledge amid U.S.-China trade war

BMW and Toyota were among global automakers that received some good news from China after President Xi Jinping reiterated a pledge to reduce import tariffs on vehicles this year, heeding decades-long pleas from companies seeking better access to the world's biggest auto market.


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