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In a tucked-away corner of an empty restaurant, the familiar face emerges from the shadows, slipping into the room like a character from a John le Carré Russian spy novel. It's Bo Andersson. Yes, that Bo Andersson.
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.
If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been -- minivans.
Chat with General Motors' Alan Batey, and you'd hardly suspect that GM has given up more market share this year than any major automaker. That's because the North America chief sees plenty of other numbers he likes.
Mayra Gonzalez, Nissan Mexicana's next president, sees Mexico as much more than an export platform. It's an aspirational market where students are increasingly in a position to buy their first car and young families to step up to their first SUV.
Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.
Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to engineering and building the company's large cars in-house.
General Motors is going all in on stop-start. By 2020, nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally will have at least one powertrain combination available with the fuel-saving feature, which turns off the engine when the vehicle isn't moving.
Alfa Romeo likely will reveal its new crossover by year end, brand chief Harald Wester said.
Volvo previewed its new compact-vehicle range by unveiling concepts for an XC40 crossover and a vehicle that hints at the next V40 hatchback.
A prototype of Audi's next-generation A8 flagship spotted by spy photographer in Europe shows how design elements from the brand's Prologue series of concept cars will be adopted for production vehicles.
The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and financing vehicles at dealerships.
More than a year and a half after Mercedes-Benz redesigned its C-class sedan, the C-class coupe gets its turn. On the outside, Mercedes gave the vehicle a sportier pure coupe shape. It is longer, wider and lighter with a bigger interior and more passenger room.
Mercedes-Benz expects the mix of coupes in the C-class family to potentially increase to 20 percent with the introduction of the redesigned 2017 model. The new coupe lineup includes all-wheel drive in the base model for the first time and a new midrange AMG model.
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend is a great time to celebrate the automobile and the spirit of innovation marking the race and the industry.
The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to an attitude closer to the commercial aviation standard: Any death is extraordinary and requires...
Google introduced an updated version of the Android operating system that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, radio and digital instrument clusters.
GM's sliding market share doesn't faze Alan Batey, who says the company is finally focused on profitable growth and brand building, rather than chasing volume through daily rental sales or overproduction.
For all of the work Ford has done turning around Europe and growing in China, North America has generated 93 percent of the company's profits since 2011. It generated record earnings of $3.1 billion in the first quarter. Overseeing that profit machine is Joe Hinrichs.
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.
Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
Although some might think the fuss about connected cars is a relatively recent phenomenon, it's not. Race cars -- including those at today's Indianapolis 500 -- have been transmitting fuel and performance data to pit crews for decades.
Dave Zuchowski has a full plate of changes and challenges to deal with as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. But he's also taking stock of the immense changes that millennials, ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles will present to the industry at large.
GMC is ceding people-hauling duties to its two Yukon SUVs as it shrinks the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the crossover's first redesign since its 2006 debut.
GMC took cues from its customers by downsizing the redesigned Acadia for easier parking and better fuel efficiency.
Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.
Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has motivated kids to stay in class and get an education but also has enriched the schools.
Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the robust U.S. market is covering over the vulnerabilities of small automakers.
Mobileye reveals programs to supply two automakers with fully autonomous drive systems as soon as 2019.
Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams that ride down the assembly line with the car.
McLaren Automotive has achieved in seven years what few British luxury brands have managed over far longer periods: consistent profitability. CEO Mike Flewitt talks about the challenges ahead.
General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.
On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't until a few days later that the significance of the meeting began to sink in.
To grab dramatic footage aerial footage of the Fiat 124 roadster, ad agency FCB Chicago used a trio of eagles with small Sony Action Cams attached to them, and tried to steer clear of crows.
Quirky outreach can be fun and memorable for consumers, but Jack Ingram Nissan's aim went beyond entertainment.
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
In those heart-thumping first trips around the track -- and later when caution flags are out -- the pace car is in command of the Indy 500. It's a terrific responsibility and an honor for the driver and for the make and model of car.
Consultants have warned dealerships that customers' in-store experience has to match the online one and that too often, they don't. A new survey shows that, in fact, they do.
Garage Italia Customs has transformed the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid into the i8 Futurism Edition to celebrate BMW Italia's 50th anniversary. The inspiration for the wrap used on the i8 came from the oil painting, “Street Light,” by artist Giacomo Balla.
Last year, Hyundai poached Bentley's chief designer, Luc Donckerwolke, and it has now brought in Bentley's exterior designer, Korean Sangyup Lee.
It has been a long time since anything other than a Chevrolet or General Motors vehicle was the official pace car of the Indy 500 - 1996 to be exact.
The most exciting era in the history of the Indianapolis 500 was the mid-1960s, when the Brickyard was shifting from front-engine, Offenhauser-powered roadsters to low-slung, rear-engine racers.
GM North America President Alan Batey says the company is driving long-term profitable growth by cutting fleet sales, keeping inventories tight and building its brands.