Acura's Ikeda recalls when marketing went adrift
In a quest to establish itself in a world that grew to include Lexus and Infiniti, the chief of Acura says the brand went down a "wandering road" where it lost touch with its...
Teaching the auto retail titans
The auto retail legends of today discuss the individuals who mentored them, and how that has prompted them to do likewise for the next generation.
Continental tech chief works toward more AI
Continental's technology chief grapples with how to bring AI and connectivity together for a seamless auto experience.
Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads
When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan on June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its...
FCA recalls 4.8 million U.S. cars, light trucks to fix software flaw
FCA is recalling nearly five million vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they...
Audi CEO says diesel crisis not over and vows to stay on
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the company's diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the German luxury automaker, a German newspaper reported.
Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit
Tesla asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the electric vehicle maker gave false public statements about the progress of producing the...
Canada's Trudeau raises import probe concerns with Trump
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with President Trump on Friday and raised "strong concerns" about a controversial U.S. probe into car and truck imports.
Ex-FCA employee pleads guilty to charge in UAW training center scandal
Michael Brown was charged with lying to a federal grand jury about the scope of the scandal.
Tesla scrambles jets to boost Model 3 battery output
Tesla has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for the Model 3 electric...
Texas dealership Mac Churchill Acura files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
A dispute between majority and minority owners over the sale of Mac Churchill Acura of Fort Worth, Texas, has led to the store filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Tony Merpi, advertising and marketing executive for Automotive News, dies
The energetic, good-humored native of Detroit was an endless source of marketing and promotional ideas — a sales executive who loved the automotive industry and, above...
Big dealership groups have significant import exposure
Several dealership groups derive a significant portion of their revenue from imported vehicles, which could be affected if tariffs are imposed on car and light-truck imports...
U.S. launches controversial probe to weigh tariffs on vehicle imports
The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new tariffs on...
Study: New-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surges will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.
Safety-minded Volvo takes some chances
Volvo hopes so as it takes bold steps to re-establish itself as more than a niche brand for staid college professors and safety-obsessed parents.
Fiat Chrysler launches U.S. media agency review
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is beginning a media agency review in the United States. The incumbent is Interpublic's UM.
Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding & Die in $271 million deal
German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die Inc.
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Three steps to evolve auto retail marketing
Auto brands need to get organized and aligned internally to allow for a complete view of the customer. This is especially important today.
Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy David Christ
David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States...
Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm...
Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million
Taiwan's Yageo said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.
Musk admits Tesla Model 3 braking issue, promises fix
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.
Next-gen Toyota Corolla hatch to start at just over $20,000
Toyota's redesigned Corolla hatchback, aimed at first-time buyers and manual-transmission fans, will go on sale in showrooms this summer for $20,910 for the entry-level...
Daimler faces recall of over 600,000 Mercedes diesel models, report says
Daimler faces a recall of more than 600,000 diesel-engine vehicles including Mercedes C-class and G-class models because of suspected emissions manipulation, a German...
In race for self-driving cars, automakers turn tables on Apple, Waymo
A few years ago, Apple was in the driving seat as it sought to carve out self-driving deals with automakers including Volkswagen. Now the tables have turned.
Novelis expands in China amid trade friction
Novelis is investing about $180 million to double its automotive aluminum body sheet capacity in China, as it seeks to tap demand from the country's growing electric vehicle...
California's top air regulator takes swipe at Trump
California's top air-quality official disputed the Trump administration's description of a meeting about the future of fuel economy standards, suggesting it was actually a...
Elon Musk, in latest Tweet storm, channels Caesar, Soviet era media
Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many...
Toyota will build fuel cell stack plant in Japan
Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to...