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Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says his company's U.S. sales are expected to increase next year even as the market flattens, putting increased pressure on already-strained production capacity. Look for the carmaker to ramp up its Japan export engine to meet demand.
CEO Mark Fields says Ford isn't giving up on cars -- even as the automaker abandons most U.S. production of them -- but it also won't keep piling on discounts to boost sales "unnaturally."
Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & CO, will mount a Tesla-like challenge to the U.S. franchised dealer system as it pushes for 500,000 annual global sales within five years.
Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, who has led the British luxury brand to record sales and embarked on its biggest investment program ever, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 10.
Former Nissan North America chief Carlos Tavares has turned French automaker PSA around and is pushing it into global markets -- including the U.S.
Only two automakers have received EPA clearance to sell 2017 diesels in the U.S. Other automakers' plans remain in limbo as the EPA continues the rigorous diesel testing regime it implemented in response to VW's emissions violations.
Suddenly, Honda looks like the odd man in Japan. Toyota just added Suzuki to its growing stable of partners, and Nissan is poised to take control of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Honda is left by its lonesome in the face of industry consolidation.
The latest evolution in car keys is on its way -- no car key at all. The future of vehicle entry and engine start is in your smartphone.
Toyota is working with the city of Plano, Texas, along with nearby municipalities, transit agencies and local employers on a broad study of how to reduce traffic congestion and improve the use of public transportation.
A spy photo that emerged from a recent Jeep dealer meeting offers a glimpse of the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirms how closely a redesigned 2018 Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current styling.
BMW is reviving the 8 series, the big coupe built from 1989 to 1999, sources tell Automobilwoche, a German sibling publication of Automotive News.
Maserati has delayed its Alfieri sports car until 2020, according to a new report.
Tesla Motors Inc. will equip all models it builds from now on with hardware that enables fully autonomous driving, says CEO Elon Musk.
When Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko came to meet with me in April to ask for Nissan's support to restore the engineering organization and revive the company, we knew that forming a strategic alliance made financial and operational sense for both of our companies.
Now that Nissan has taken a controlling stake in Mitsubishi, the two automakers are still figuring out how they might cooperate in North America. But in an executive shuffle, Nissan North America boss Jose Munoz gets an additional job: global chief performance officer.
Lithia Motors and Group 1 Automotive are back on the prowl for dealerships.
Perhaps we need a new Convergence on autonomous vehicles.
It would be wise for dealers to find ways to attract women to their dealerships and especially the sales floor.
At every international show around the world, the gossip is always about who is going to dive off the board straight into the U.S. market.
Keith Crain's role of white knight in calling out Tesla is misguided.
Automakers, suppliers and governments must work together to develop truly autonomous vehicles.
A senior Nissan executive fears that Silicon Valley's race to develop software for connected cars, collision avoidance and other high-tech functions is leaving minority suppliers behind.
Amid skepticism on Wall Street, CEO Mark Fields aims to prove that Ford is in much better shape to withstand a downturn in the market.
Hachigo's mantra is to prioritize quality and innovation over volume. He says Honda will unleash an onslaught of electrified vehicles and is preparing for new mobility businesses.
In a Q&A, Harald Krueger, CEO of BMW AG, talks about waging a technology race to establish supremacy with electric and autonomous vehicles.
There are millions of ways that flawed, messy, sometimes inconsiderate humans can mess up a perfectly good utopian scenario.
Regulating cybersecurity attacks has forced automakers to make friends with former foes and to start sharing information with competitors.
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Qualcomm's bid to get NXP would make it an automotive chip colossus - but the competition won't be easy.
The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labor experts say.
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
A look at the anniversaries dealerships around the country are celebrating, including dealers for Volvo, Toyota, Mazda, GMC and Dodge.
When Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines reviewed its operating hours, it found it was missing business in the morning, when customers came in for service, and selling few cars in the evening. So it closed an hour earlier. Employee morale improved, and job applicants increased.
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo wants more than two-thirds of the company's U.S. sales in 2030 to come from green cars such as traditional hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cell vehicles and EVs.
Tavares' candor got him fired at Renault, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automaker.
Elections swing back and forth, but the race for campaign cash from the auto industry is typically no contest. Republican nominees for president have raked in seven-figure sums from auto industry donors in each election cycle since 2000. This year is different.
Bloomberg reports that Apple executives have given the auto team a deadline of late next year to prove the feasibility of its self-driving system and decide on a final direction for the project.
LeEco unveiled an autonomous electric-vehicle concept called the LeSee Pro at a lavish event in San Francisco last week
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler hasn't gone into production yet, but one man can already call himself an owner. Or at least could - partially.
Lear Corp., the Detroit-based supplier of seating and electrical systems, opened its Innovation Center in downtown Detroit last week.
While Ford Motor Co. was getting battered on the campaign trail by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this year, his rival was apparently considering General Motors' trailblazing CEO as a potential running mate.
Americans are driving more, which eventually should lead to more car and truck sales.