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GM leads in adding minority dealerships
July 15
Author: Vince Bond Jr.

GM topped the industry in minority dealer appointments in 2017, but is seeking more candidates for certain regional markets such as the north-central region.

BMW thrust into political battle
July 15
Author: Jim Henry

How did BMW, whose Spartanburg, S.C., plant has been acclaimed as a symbol of America's resurgence as an auto manufacturer and exporter, become a symbol of the threat to America's manufacturing base instead? BMW is wondering the same thing.

Pininfarina shows some PDA for PF0
July 14
Author: Jack Walsworth

Automobili Pininfarina is stoking the fires of its first vehicle, the PF0. The brand revealed new teaser photos of its full-electric hypercar's exterior last week.

Edmunds calls subscriptions 'a rich person’s toy'
July 14
Author: Jackie Charniga

Several automakers are experimenting with subscription services, but Edmunds says the math doesn't work out for consumers.

Adding scents to prevent carsickness
July 14
Author: Jack Walsworth

International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.

Are 'Vette customers waiting for something better?
July 14

Can the highly anticipated midengine Chevy Corvette help the sports car accelerate in the showroom? Plus, why putting 'cars on carpet' is not enough to preserve auto shows.

How I became a diesel believer again
July 14
Author: Christiaan Hetzner

Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. But after driving a VW Golf fitted with a new Bosch after-treatment process that significantly lowers NOx pollution, I'm convinced the future of the powertrain might not look as bleak as it once did.

VW T-Cross: Too small for North America
July 13
Author: Christiaan Hetzner

It's not coming to the U.S. or Canada, but Volkswagen hopes its T-Cross small crossover will appeal to young families in urban areas almost everywhere else in the world.

First Shift: Dealerships fall short on window sticker rule
July 13

Dealerships fall short on window sticker rule; Too soon to regulate AVs, official says; McLaren's hybrid push; New generation of electric race cars; Saudi woman's Mustang dream car.

Automakers bristle at U.S. demand for sensitive data under tariff probe
July 13

The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to safeguard national security.

Volvo r&d boss vows to turn quality hiccup into a win for new S60
July 13
Author: Douglas A. Bolduc

Volvo received a wake-up call after it finished third to last in a key quality study. R&D boss Henrik Green wants the lessons learned from the experience to make the new S60's launch the most successful in the company's history from a quality perspective.

AutoNews Now: To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in
July 13

To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in; Widow of UAW exec sentenced in corruption probe; Volvo's quality quest; Nissan gets its Kicks in ad; Pininfarina teases EV.

Tesla, BMW bypass Trump trade war, score win for China
July 13

Less than a week into President Trump's trade war with China, global automakers have shown there are ways to bypass the battle -- and scoring a win for Beijing in the process.

EV batteries of the future hit the track
July 13

Automakers have long used racing to nurture new consumer technology, and the Formula E racing series is no different when it comes to advancing EV batteries -- on and off the track.

Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan
July 13
Author: Nick Gibbs

The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned journalists to persuade Ford country heads in Europe to include it their lineups. They were only half-joking.

Widow of former UAW vice president sentenced to 18 months in prison
July 13
Author: Alexa St. John

Monica Morgan, widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday as part of a federal corruption probe of misappropriated funds at a Chrysler-UAW training center.

Nissan worked backwards to create the first ad for Kicks
July 13
Author: E.J. Schultz

When creating the first American ad for the Kicks crossover, Nissan and ad agency TBWA ChiatDay New York did not start with a script -- they went straight to the soundtrack.

Bosch told to hand over emails in Volkswagen emissions suit
July 13

Robert Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group's diesel emissions violations, a German court ruled.

NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans public
July 13

Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.

Growing rift among GOP lawmakers over Trump trade posture
July 13

There are signs of growing frustration among GOP lawmakers with President Trump as he moves forward with new trade tariffs, though they're not ready to rein in the president's power.


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