Safety regulations need attention

The update to the New Car Assessment Program ratings system will be a big part of the future for inspiring the auto industry and must be perfectly clear to increase our driving safety.

Jackson ignores back of the store

AutoNation's Mike Jackson looks only at the front of the dealership (sales), just like most other dealers and chain store operators. As such, he is not paying attention to the back of the store (parts and service), where losses in warranty and policy dollars continue to mount.


Negative equity levels bear watching

Which factors of auto lending should industry watchers observe with a critical eye? Consumers' trade cycles.

Don't expect Nissan to ditch stair-steps

Just as car dealership sales personnel are offered incentives to increase business, Nissan has offered its dealers incentives to reach higher. And in recent years, they did and sales climbed.

Auto shows, bring back the concepts

An auto show just isn't the same without the edgy or even flipped-out concept vehicles that used to be a staple at international shows, but have been on the wane.

Lincoln is the automaker to watch

Lincoln Motor Co.'s consecutive yearly U.S. sales streak was snapped at three in 2017, but the luxury brand deserves some credit.

Near death of EV tax credit is a lesson on government

The broader impact of the tax overhaul passed last month may take years to become clear. But given the precarious state of the EV market, it could have been a big setback for the industry had earlier proposals to wipe out the EV tax credit made it into law.

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