Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST VinSolutions promotes 2 managers after exec departs http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM02/140909981/vinsolutions-promotes-2-managers-after-exec-departs Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:39:19 EST Dealership software supplier VinSolutions has promoted two of its top managers, effective immediately, upon the departure of executive Brian Skutta, the company said today. Speed enthusiasts drive traffic to Infiniti, BMW http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/VIRALVIDEO/309039999/speed-enthusiasts-drive-traffic-to-infiniti-bmw Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Two new entries in our weekly viral video rankings showcase the appeal of speed. Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on the competition http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/RETAIL01/140909984/chrysler-groups-hot-streak-putting-heat-on-the-competition Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:55:35 EST As Jeep benefits from consumers' renewed attraction to SUVs, Chrysler Group also has been aided by strong demand for Ram pickups and Town and Country minivans. That helped propel its U.S. Nissan exec Palmer leaves to become Aston Martin CEO http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/COPY01/309029977/nissan-exec-palmer-leaves-to-become-aston-martin-ceo Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:56:43 EST Andy Palmer, the car-guy chief planning officer at Nissan, who was once tipped as a possible future CEO, is leaving the company to head UK sports-car maker Aston Martin. Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost heavy-duty pickup payload ratings http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/OEM04/140909982/ford-abandons-practice-of-removing-items-to-boost-heavy-duty-pickup Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:35:51 EST Ford said it will abandon its practice of stripping removable items from its heavy-duty pickups to boost their payload ratings and will join competitors in using base curb weights. China targeting auto industry, other foreign companies unfairly, U.S. group says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140902/GLOBAL03/140909988/china-targeting-auto-industry-other-foreign-companies-unfairly-u-s Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:30:42 EST China is targeting foreign companies -- including automakers and suppliers -- with opaque laws and rules, according to a group representing U.S. businesses there, contributing to a deteriorating environment for investment in the nation. The marketing move behind Buick's big year http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/RETAIL03/309019958/the-marketing-move-behind-buicks-big-year Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred believes that the ad campaign that's been running since March just might be starting to do something that a lineup of handsome sheet metal could not: transform Buick's old-fogey image. Elantra's new look http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/OEM03/140829847/elantras-new-look Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST The re-engineered 2016 Hyundai Elantra gets major changes to its sheet metal and proportions. This spy photo shows a longer and sleeker sedan, with bigger front and rear overhangs and a hood that looks stretched from the current version. Where Jaguar Land Rover may take EVs, hybrids http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/OEM05/309019980/where-jaguar-land-rover-may-take-evs-hybrids Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Wolfgang Ziebart, head of product development for Jaguar Land Rover, is guiding the expansion of the Land Rover and Jaguar ranges. First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/GLOBAL03/309019957/first-from-china-volvo-s60l-gets-the-nod Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming. %]