Automotive News Table of Contents
The sudden bankruptcy filing by Texas dealership group Reagor Dykes marks a stunning fall for a former high flier, with more of the tale yet to come.
Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing. The dealership software and services juggernaut says its mobility division positions it for a future in which fewer consumers will buy or own vehicles.
Lincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable.
Edward Niedermeyer has been hired as a staff reporter, covering Silicon Valley and mobility technology.
Margo Oge, former EPA official in the Obama administration, says automakers have an opportunity to work with California and shape a de facto national emissions program.
Waves of opponents are lining up legal arguments for an all-out assault to kill the Trump administration's proposed rule.
Sedans aren't anywhere close to obsolete. Brands just need to aim them at the right audiences with the proper messaging.
Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Lyft is coming on board CDK Global Inc.'s Fortellis platform, the automotive commerce exchange platform said. The move will enable the ride-hailing company's Concierge service to be directly accessed in CDK software.
Tariffs come at an inconvenient time for Mitsubishi, but COO Trevor Mann says the Japanese importer will weather a trade storm.
Spy shots of BMW's electric 3 series, referred to as a Tesla Model 3 fighter, have surfaced in Europe.
Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce a new midsize crossover for China next year with its joint-venture partner, Jiangling Motors Corp.
The entry-level luxury sports car world might be getting even more competitive. According to Autocar, Mercedes-AMG is looking into offering a competitor to Porsche's 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster.
GM is looking at the bookends of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado lineup to expand sales and attract new buyers.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent tweet that he was considering taking the company private raises the question: Do public markets, with the huge amount of capital they provide to new mobility companies, hurt or help those operations?
The suburban Cleveland store has used Waze to assist in increasing service and repair leads 57 percent in the last year through targeted marketing and advertising with the GPS app.
The redesigned Toyota Century is one part ultrapremium status symbol, one part anachronistic holdover from a bygone era.
Reader calls for FCA to "do the right thing" and preserve Chrysler's legacy in the wake of CEO Sergio Marchionne's death.
Fuel efficiency may not be a powerful marketing hook (except everywhere else in the world), but fuel consumption isn't a sacred duty either.
Reader wants a measured approach to new fuel economy standards.
A reader warns that PSA's mobility plan will affect its North American growth.
Proposed new fuel economy standards may cause plenty of hand-wringing, but they offer greater choices to American consumers.
Seattle reader says the good of the nation outweighs the costs of tariffs on the auto industry.
None of the diverse stakeholders that supported an Obama era program that sought to establish a single national emissions policy are supportive of the Trump administration's CAFE proposal.
Ford's head of product development and purchasing says the One Ford plan will now evolve to five modular vehicle platforms, in a move expected to cut costs and boost efficiencies.
Longtime Ohio auto dealer Ed Mullinax, pioneer of one-price, no-haggle selling, died Aug 4 at the age of 85.
PwC's automotive leader, Dietmar Ostermann, makes the point that as automakers compete through innovation, supplier nationality still matters.
Automotive supplier Gentex Corp. is getting creative about work force recruitment by using social media and local advertising. It has to.
Sometimes, being passed over for an auto plant works out just fine.
Global manufacturer Magna International might consider a North American assembly plant in the next few years.
Recent new Jags have been slow sellers and the brand is poised to make changes.
Jaguar Land Rover is hitting a few potholes as it enters its second decade as part of India's Tata Motors. Jaguar sales are sinking in the vital U.S. market, and Land Rover, is facing big challenges and new competition in the SUV segment.
Land Rover is on the verge of remaking three of its most important products. A misfire on any could impede JLR's drive to boost annual volume to 1 million units.
Volvo Cars is amid a product overhaul, with the carmaker's first U.S.-built vehicle, the S60 compact sedan, set to roll off the production line in South Carolina this fall.
The Polestar 1, positioned as a low-volume halo car, has over 5,000 hand-raisers in the U.S., and 200 have put down deposits.
Five of the six public new-vehicle dealership groups improved average F&I gross profit per vehicle in the second quarter, driven primarily by F&I training efforts, growing F&I product penetration and increased retail sales.
Hendrick Automotive Group uses docuPAD to improve training for its F&I managers.
Crash-test labs are working to raise their engineering capabilities to meet new testing standards from global regulators.
Thor replicates humans more accurately than today's Hybrid 3 dummies and can capture much more information, enabling engineers to better understand how the body interacts with the vehicle in a crash.
General Motors is launching the GM Collision Repair Network next year for qualified dealerships and body shops in the U.S.
Subaru's inventory level fell to 26 days on Aug. 1, its lowest point of the year and the lowest for any brand or automaker so far in 2018.
It's no longer enough to simply build and sell commercial vans. Mercedes is turning it into a services concept.
At Automotive News' first Fixed Ops Journal Forum, held Thursday, Aug. 9, in Atlanta, attendees heard lessons on leadership and strategies for recruiting technicians.
Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang last week, a mega-threshold only crossed by about 25 nameplates.
In July, Alfa Romeo outsold Jaguar, gaining ground on its luxury competitor.
Inaki Lopez, former General Motors and Volkswagen purchasing czar, resurfaces in Spain.