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Ford F series on record sales pace, despite hurdles

Thanks to a blistering first-half pace, Ford Motor Co. might sell more big pickups in the U.S. this year than it ever has, shattering a 14-year-old record set at the height of the housing boom.

Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.
■ VIDEO: Denny Hecker: From private planes to 'Con Air'
■ Minnesota Public Radio Denny Hecker timeline

UPDATED: 7/16/18 5:14 pm ET
GM discontinues Chevrolet City Express small van

General Motors has dropped the Chevrolet City Express, a small work van which the automaker has marketed under a partnership with Nissan since 2014.

UPDATED: 7/16/18 4:27 pm ET
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlement

Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.

UPDATED: 7/16/18 4:17 pm ET
Elon Musk can't take his own advice and Tesla shares fall

Even after admonishing himself for engaging with detractors on Twitter, Elon Musk was at it again this weekend. Tesla shares were down in mid-afternoon trading.

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Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.

UPDATED: 7/16/18 7:38 am ET
CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE

Dealership software giant CDK Global struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions.


BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles

Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.


Trump puts BMW at center of political battle

How did BMW, whose Spartanburg, S.C., plant has been acclaimed as a symbol of America's resurgence as an auto manufacturer and exporter, become a symbol of the threat to America's manufacturing base instead? BMW is wondering the same thing.

Tesla eyes China as U.S. output struggles

Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle has faded...


Key survey question proves priceless

Manitoba's Birchwood Auto Group believes that extremely pithy customer surveys generate more insight into clients' experiences than longer, traditional ones.


Adding scents to prevent carsickness

International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.


EV batteries of the future hit the track

Automakers have long used racing to nurture new consumer technology, and the Formula E racing series is no different when it comes to advancing EV batteries -- on and off the track.

2017 40 Under 40

The auto industry thrives on fresh product, fresh ideas and fresh faces. Automotive News' seventh annual listing of 40 up-and-comers in auto retailing under age 40 includes some who made an immediate impact upon their arrival and others who have climbed the ladder one successful rung after another.
» CLICK HERE to view our 40 profiles


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