Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Time for China to level the playing field

Tariff's have slowed Chinese auto manufacturers' plans for U.S. markets, but uncertainties remain about the future.

GERALD SCHORIN

Why Cadillac's New York move failed

No one who has ever worked in Detroit's auto manufacturing sector could possibly be surprised by GM bringing Cadillac back home after a four-year foray in trendy Manhattan.

RICHARD TRUETT

GM Silverado has the wrong engine

It's hard to answer the "why buy" question about General Motors' 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, with its four-cylinder engine and weak fuel economy ratings.

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COMMENTARY: Gerald Schorin
Why Cadillac's New York move failed

No one who has ever worked in Detroit's auto manufacturing sector could possibly be surprised by GM bringing Cadillac back home after a four-year foray in trendy Manhattan.


COMMENTARY: Richard Truett
GM Silverado has the wrong engine

It's hard to answer the "why buy" question about General Motors' 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, with its four-cylinder engine and weak fuel economy ratings.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Are there secret chips in cars, too?

The news that microchips were implanted in server motherboards manufactured in China has one reader questioning electronic modifications of anything made in China.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
How can U.S. be a leader now?

America's days of leading the global automotive industry are long past, says one reader, and the U.S. is now hiding behind import tariffs.


BLOG: Richard Truett
GM's 2.7-liter turbo engine is in the wrong truck

I'll give General Motors' new four-cylinder exactly one year in the redesigned Silverado before it fades into the Colorado and becomes a big success. A misfire of this magnitude is rare for GM these days.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
The autonomous police car: RoboCop or reverse ATM?

Motorola's patent for an autonomous police car packs quite a few functions of the criminal justice system into a vehicle, enough not only for Uber drivers but for police officers to worry about job security in the age of autonomy.


COMMENTARY: Jason Stein
Paris previews a new era for auto shows

Was this Paris show good? Was it too quiet? Does this mean shows are dead? The arguments around auto show relevance were endless last week, and the jury is still very much out. But this much was clear: Paris was the first auto show of this new season of auto shows.


COMMENTARY: Vince Bond Jr.
Ten years later, more stories of survival

Doug Wilson's survival plan in 2009 called for a massive sale that would liquidate six months' worth of Dodge inventory within three weeks. Before he knew it, the sale was under way.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Are EV makers listening to their customers?

GM seems to have the right approach — making available both a plug-in and a hybrid at the bottom of the range rather than developing very expensive vehicles with no idea about the market volume.


EDITORIAL
The rebadging of NAFTA

The USMCA is good for the industry not because its terms are favorable, but because the fight is over.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Those who failed did so admirably

A reader notes that the hundreds of dealers who failed in the crash through no fault of their own deserve recognition for honesty and integrity.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cadillac fiasco just another misstep

A reader is critical of Cadillac's leadership, saying the company has been plagued by a series of expensive fiascos, most recently highlighted by the moves to New York and now back to Detroit.


COMMENTARY: Evonne Xu
China trade war: Assessing the casualties

While some higher-tier suppliers will have little difficulty enduring the trade war, increased costs resulting from the tariffs will place a significant and harmful burden on small and medium-size lower-tier suppliers.

UPDATED: 10/5/18 4:18 pm ET - adds stock close
BLOG: Edward Niedermeyer
Musk's short-seller obsession goes off the rails

Even with the U.S. regulators pursuing further investigations of Elon Musk and Tesla, the electric automaker's CEO seems unable to put the open-and-shut case against his "funding secured" tweets behind him.

The last temptation of Elon Musk

If you thought Tesla and Elon Musk escaped the clutches of the SEC with a fairly modest punishment, settling civil fraud charges for a mere $20 million each, think again.


BLOG: Jackie Charniga
Poor credit? Get the reason in writing

Everyone has a story for why they have bad credit. To maximize the benefits of that story to get financing and to remove liability from the dealership in the event of a repossession, an F&I expert says to get that reason in writing — specifically, the customer's handwriting.


BLOG: Michael Wayland
Writing was on the wall for Cadillac's return

Like the appointment of Steve Carlisle, the move to Michigan was part of an effort to bring Cadillac back into the fold after executives soured on the idea of allowing the brand to operate somewhat independently.


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