Wolfsburg allows 'American-style name' for new crossoverMon, 25, Jul 2016
Hinrich Woebcken, head of the Volkswagen brand's new North American Region, says he sees early signs that headquarters in Wolfsburg is willing to give the region more autonomy.
While looking back, Nader looks forwardSun, 24, Jul 2016
It takes a surprisingly small number of people to change the world - and that's one thing consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, wishes more people realized.
Samardzich looks beyond FordSun, 24, Jul 2016
Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.
Guests of honorMon, 25, Jul 2016
Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, vehicle safety advocate Ralph Nader and Ford and American Motors engineer Roy Lunn were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week.
Palmer will get up close and personal with DB11sMon, 25, Jul 2016
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer plans to personally inspect the first 1,000 DB11s to trundle off the assembly line in Gaydon in the U.K.
When 'Unsafe at Any Speed' sped awayMon, 25, Jul 2016
Ralph Nader's landmark 1965 book on auto safety, Unsafe At Any Speed, had a very bumpy ride to the publisher.
What Samardzich already knew: No risk, no rewardMon, 25, Jul 2016
Barb Samardzich, who is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe, was told by a boss at Ford 16 years ago that he “didn't think it was worth the risk” of her taking a job he perceived to be almost impossible.
Gambling legend is a 'car guy' at heartSat, 09, Jul 2016
Billy Walters -- entrepreneur, car dealer, and gambler -- exemplifies the overlapping nature of those labels. Today, while under indictment for actions involving pro golfer Phil Mickelson, Walters is planning to expand his 18-dealership holdings.
Lutz: Buying Jeep was 'turning point' for ChryslerMon, 11, Jul 2016
Bob Lutz, who was president of Chrysler Corp. when it purchased American Motors in 1987, says getting Jeep in the deal "marked a strategic turning point for Chrysler."
Jack Taylor built empire renting carsMon, 11, Jul 2016
Jack Taylor, a Navy pilot in World War II who started a leasing company with just seven cars in a St. Louis Cadillac store and built it into Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the biggest buyers and sellers of cars and trucks in the world, died July 2. He was 94.
ObituariesMon, 11, Jul 2016
Wade Edwards, an automotive supply veteran and a judge for the Automotive News PACE Awards for the past 17 years, died July 4. He was 60.
Johnson Controls bets big on stop-start systemsMon, 04, Jul 2016
Joe Walicki is betting $780 million that Tesla's high-tech, electric-vehicle battery gigafactory in Nevada does not represent the future of the auto battery business. That's how much Johnson Controls Inc. Walicki, 51, is spending that amount to expand Johnson Controls Inc.'s its global production of absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries, an improved lead-acid battery optimized for vehicles with stop-start systems.