Detroit auto show moves to June to boost appeal
The Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers — and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out in recent years...
Marchionne's successor has just days to get ready for investor scrutiny
Mike Manley has just days to prepare for Fiat Chrysler's quarterly results presentation, an event investors will use to size up the company's new CEO and assess his plan to fill the shoes of Sergio Marchionne.
The trouble with tariffs: We won't innovate
If a key aim of the Trump import tariffs is to make America the global hot spot for auto innovation, industry leaders say the administration is going about it in a strange way.
Midengine Vette aims to halt skidding sales
After decades of playing with the idea of a midengine supercar, the automaker is expected to introduce the eighth-generation Corvette within the next year.
Two of Toyota's funkiest concepts to become reality at 2020 Olympics
Toyota said the Concept-i will be part of an Olympics demonstration. The e-Palette will be on call to shuttle athletes and officials.
Tesla asks suppliers for refunds to help profit, report says
Tesla, whose eroding cash position has alarmed investors, requested a "meaningful" amount of payments made since 2016 to be returned, according to a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Buick asks buyers to pay more, and they do
One of every four Enclaves sold is an Avenir, and after a March investment that boosted Avenir production, GM is studying additional ways to get even more inventory to help meet demand for the $54,495-and-up crossover.
Automakers turn to third parties to set up EV charging networks
The rest of the auto industry is steering clear of Tesla's capital- and time-intensive strategy of creating a charging infastructure.
Connected cars confront an old problem
Companies developing autonomous and connected-vehicle technology face an old problem for electronics: interference from other wireless devices.
An EU trade deal the U.S. could refuse
Anxious to avoid an all-out automotive trade war with the U.S., European Union officials and German automakers are ready to deal. And they have a straightforward proposal, too: Drop vehicle tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic.
Looking back on Honda's brush with the UAW
The UAW's quest to organize Marysville would come up short against the patience of Honda executive Shige Yoshida, who brushed off pressure from Japan brass to recognize the union.
Collectors expert McKeel Hagerty says it's a 'golden age of muscle'
You don't have to go into too many old barns to find the collector cars of tomorrow, says one of the collectible trade's leading authorities, Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty.
Sonic: Profit woes may affect other retailers, too
Shrinking margins at BMW and Honda stores will hurt Sonic -- and could be felt by its dealership rivals.
Toyota offers part-time vehicle use in Hawaii
Toyota's first homegrown car-share program, launched this month in Hawaii, could be a model for dealerships around the globe to tap into demand for part-time vehicle use.
U.S.-built Ariel Atom stars at Goodwood
British makers of esoteric, scare-you-silly road cars rarely prosper but Ariel is bucking the trend. For one, it has hit upon an excellent way to service the U.S. -- have the cars built locally under license.
Wahlberg solidifies Chevy ties -- as a dealer
Actor Mark Wahlberg just bought into a Chevy dealership in Ohio — and he wants to add more stores to his portfolio.
Hall of Fame: AutoNation's Jackson, Magna's Stronach, Kiichiro Toyoda inducted
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, NPR Car Talk co-hosts the Magliozzi brothers, Magna founder Frank Stronach and former Toyota Motor Corp. President Kiichiro Toyoda were inducted into the 2018 Automotive Hall of Fame.
Self-driving pioneer foresees industry future with autonomous vehicles
Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun says auto industry must prepare for big changes with development of autonomous vehicles.
Audi dealership builds trust with tablet-based sales
Though it just opened in November, Audi Wesley Chapel in suburban Tampa, Fla., is already overperforming using a tablet-based, nonconfrontational sales process.
Flexdrive uses telematics to rein in costs
Subscription service provider Flexdrive uses telematics devices installed on vehicles to trim the cost of depreciation and insurance for its dealership partners.
New ZF boss Scheider ready to do some tweaks
Six months into the job, ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider is talking about bringing transformation and innovation to the German parts giant.
Carlson takes charge of Autoliv spinoff Veoneer
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson this year spun off the company's software and sensor business as Veoneer. Now he is CEO of the new company.
Massive data breach hits several automakers, report says
Nearly 47,000 files of factory records from at least six automakers were found in a data leak this month that exposed several of the companies' trade secrets, The New York Times reported.
Toyota may halt U.S. imports of some models on Trump's tariffs
Toyota may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks will get more expensive.
U.S. carmakers expected to warn of tariff pain when releasing Q2 results
When Detroit's automakers report earnings on Wednesday, they are likely to highlight escalating tariffs and use the opportunity to warn investors of far greater pain ahead should President Trump impose broader tariffs on vehicles and parts.
Gentex considers options for possible tariffs, foreign retaliation
Supplier Gentex is exploring how to avoid proposed U.S. tariffs on imported auto parts if they are enacted, plus likely retaliation on U.S. exports by other countries, especially China.
Gentex boosts Q2 net income 23%
Mirror supplier Gentex reported a healthy gain in net income for the second quarter, but trimmed its full-year 2018 revenue guidance slightly.
Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say
Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.
Auto mileage rollback plan nearly ready, report says
The Trump administration is readying proposals to weaken Obama administration automotive fuel economy standards for release as early as next week, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Trump's financial regulator pick grilled at confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog survived aggressive questioning by lawmakers and looked on track to secure a confirmation vote.