Automotive News Table of Contents
Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.
Mark Fields managed the F-150 pickup transformation, repositioned the Lincoln brand, restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. That he was fired begs the question: Is anyone safe?
A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford. The episode indirectly left Ford struggling to voice an autonomous vehicle strategy and led to the emergence of Jim Hackett.
The government's civil suit over diesel compliance could cost cash-poor FCA more than $1 billion.
Toyota's CEO sought to give U.S. dealers an extra dose of motivation ahead of the critical launch of the redesigned, eighth-generation Camry.
Facebook has the potential to be a major force in used-car sales with a new feature called Marketplace, which eases concerns about dealing with strangers.
Automakers and other stakeholders in the coming trade debates are urging Trump administration negotiators to look beyond the size of bilateral trade deficits in determining where and how to attack the nation's export gap.
Buy-sell deals tumbled in the first quarter from robust year-earlier levels. But buy-sell advisers expect deals to rebound in 2017.
If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it's the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.
BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe. It appears sleeker and sportier than the 6-series coupe it replaces.
There's a vast difference between Geely's six-seat London taxicabs and a Lotus' two-seat sports car. But the two companies have something in common.
The GMC Yukon Denali is getting a 10-speed Hydra-Matic transmission developed in conjunction with Ford and a new, multidimensional grille for the 2018 model year.
Subaru is considering installing electric powertrains in current nameplates rather than designing an all-new electric vehicle, CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said.
Spy photos of the small crossover show a simpler cabin without the wood trim that's included in the large XC90 and midsize XC60.
The 2018 911 GTS embodies Porsche's racing heritage — and shows that the GTS designation has built enthusiast credibility.
The dealer group and partner Cox are preparing for a future that could rely less and less on personal car ownership.
Didier Leroy, Toyota's highest ranking non-Japanese executive, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona, Spain.
When a dealership pays vendors to generate clicks on its advertising, every dollar spent on a click that came from a bot and not a human is a wasted dollar.
Publicly traded dealership groups are proceeding with used-only store plans in the face of declining new-vehicle sales, despite shrinking first-quarter used profits.
CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate gives the dealer management system giant the offering for smaller dealerships at a lower price point that CDK CEO MacDonald sought.
Volvo expects strong demand for the XC60's optional air suspension, which lets the driver raise the vehicle for off-roading
The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.
Mark Fields is a nice guy, but being a nice guy didn't matter. Wall Street has decided that it is not in love with automotive stocks.
A General Motors retiree is gobsmacked at recent management decisions. With finance replacing visionaries, the focus is now on share value and profit.
One reader chose cars over IT many years ago. Now it appears those two areas are aligning closer.
Ford has installed a “visionary” as its CEO. But without enough focus to go with that vision, Ford may end up just spinning its wheels.
Auto auction safety should not be a proprietary issue, a competitive issue or an economic issue — it's an industry responsibility.
It is inappropriate to chastise the NAAA and any of its members that serve the national dealer base with a high regard for safety and integrity, a reader writes.
With all due respect to Bill Ford, it is likely that Mark Fields was unable to sharpen his message or clarify his strategy because his board chairman didn't allow him to do either on his own.
To realize the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle manufacturers and technology providers must work together to integrate software and applications into the heart of the vehicle operating system.
A Supreme Court ruling that patent lawsuits must be filed by companies on the defendant's turf is expected to protect U.S. automakers from predatory patent litigation.
A Bayside, N.Y., Nissan dealership has lost its bid to keep a lawsuit by two former salesmen upset over their take-home pay from becoming a class action.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association has tapped IHS veteran Mike Jackson as its executive director of strategy and research.
Supplier executives say uncertainty about trade policy is making it difficult to make decisions about their manufacturing needs.
While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.
Ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn won big in his case against his lender, but says he's still out "the eight years I spent fighting for my reputation and my name."
A year ago, noted dealer lawyer Len Bellavia was told that he had terminal cancer and would soon be dead. That's not the way things turned out.
Jose Munoz says there is money to be made for Nissan in fleet sales -- if it is done correctly.
Subaru of America President Tom Doll wants Subaru's younger employees to realize that one day setting sales records might not be this easy.
Mazda North American chief Masahiro Moro's "Mazda Premium" strategy aims at turning the company's roughly 2 percent U.S. market share into a "good" 2 percent.
U.S. certified pre-owned sales at the largest automakers have risen just 0.2% through April, bogged down in large part by significant declines at 3 of the 4 largest players.
Mini executives want the brand's U.S. dealerships to pursue used-car sales with more vigor, so they're offering bonuses to dealerships that hit used-volume targets.
An online used-vehicle retailer specializes in an obscure but profitable niche — right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees from Japan.
A top CDK official explains the process of installing a new dealership management system and the importance of good communication between vendor and dealer.
Dealers featured this week include Ray Ciccolo, dealer principal of Boston Volvo Village in Allston, Mass.; and John LaSorsa of LaSorsa Chevrolet-Buick in New York City.
The 2018 Odyssey is intended for people into the family stage of their adult lives, including the early wave of millennials.
Honda isn't planning on having sales consultants run through a full technology training session with buyers of the 2018 Odyssey.
Facebook Marketplace ads only appear for vehicles within a 100 miles radius and any deals are likely to be done in person.
Ford's revamped management structure puts Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley in new, more powerful positions that could put one of them in line to lead the company in the future.
The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.
Bill Ford has frequently spoken of a desire to spark a cultural revolution within Ford, and now he has a CEO with a record of doing just that.
After last week, you'll need a program to tell who the players are at Ford. Here it is.
Throughout her career, Marcy Klevorn has helped bring Ford into the digital era, cutting costs along the way.
A new wave of lower-cost, flexible and more delicate robots wants to work on the assembly line.
Jim Hackett, Ford's new CEO, was a backup center on the University of Michigan football team in the mid-1970s.
Mark Fields is not the first Ford CEO to be pushed out for vague reasons.
This year's Tokyo Motor Show, positioning itself as a connected-car showcase of future trends, isn't drawing the Detroit 3.
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson tops a likability ranking for auto CEOs. Why is that important?
Call it opportunism or maybe just trolling, but Fiat Chrysler last week held not one, but two recruiting events at a hotel in the heart of Ford Country.
Ford's "sharpening" of operations could involve a rethink of many of ex-CEO Mark Fields' initiatives.