A captivating new contrast in Detroit
Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring.
New pickups leave Ford on aluminum island
Ford looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy — but nobody followed.
Trump's first year ends with some wins, uncertainty
In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.
Detroit's hits & misses
Richard Truett, staff powertrain savant and design connoisseur, jumped up on just about every stand, thought and pondered, changed his mind a couple of times and came up with...
Ford tests Focus prototype in U.S. ahead of China launch
Ford is testing prototypes of the redesigned 2020 Focus compact car on U.S. roads 18 months ahead of the car's production launch in China.
Waymo taps Atlanta as next test city
Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, said it has chosen metro Atlanta as the next location to test its autonomous minivans.
China's GAC has a big to-do list for U.S.
At the upcoming NADA convention in Las Vegas, you can expect to find the Trumpchi GS8 nestled in a corner of the North convention hall, just past the booth for Two Hats Ranch.
BMW looks for crossovers for U.S.
New and redesigned crossovers should get BMW's U.S. sales growing again in 2018, BMW Group finance chief Nicolas Peter said.
Mercedes, BMW wade into subscriptions
The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership – and whether such plans...
Visteon to help China's GAC design self-driving vehicles
Visteon signed an agreement to help Guangzhou Automobile Group develop self-driving vehicles.
Hyundai teases its upcoming Super Bowl ad
Hyundai is vowing to surprise millions of people on Super Bowl Sunday. But it's not above a little teasing, first.
Aston Martin hit by Daimler steering column recall
Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments.
Lexus looks to ride 'Black Panther' back to luxury lead
In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500.
Buy a vehicle, get a personalized website
Sesi Motors sets up personalized websites for customers of its three dealerships as a way to enhance customer retention, by communicating service schedules and more.
Turo bets Vegas tourists will drive rental program
Globally, the peer-to-peer car rental program has 4 million customers.
Chinese EV startup Byton said to seek $400 million
Byton, the Chinese EV startup founded by former BMW executives, is seeking about $400 million in a new round of funding, Bloomberg reported.
Chevy adding dealers, not dabblers, for work trucks
General Motors plans to expand its dealer network for medium-duty commercial vehicles this year from 240 to about 400 with the introduction of Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD...
Japanese brands zoom in China as U.S. cools
Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S.
Ford outlook sours ahead of EV push
Ford insists it's on track to deliver consistently strong profit margins at the end of the decade. But in the meantime, the automaker will feel some financial pain.
How Ford plans to use its new digs in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood
The business strategy of Ford's big bet on a future of selling electric and autonomous vehicles will be devised inside a former hosiery factory in Detroit's Corktown...
Nissan's ePower tech coming to U.S. vehicles
Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.
PETA auto show protest, aimed at FCA, is misdirected
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in...
Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettes
Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.
Hyundai U.S. arm poised to get more say on production
Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.
Few concepts, but they turned heads
There were darn few pure concept vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but the ones that did appear were true conversations starters.
Takeover target GKN raises forecast for electric driveline sales
GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit.
Hackett urging Ford to think, act in new ways
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world's biggest market
Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.
With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars
The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.
Government shutdown would curtail auto regulators, but not NAFTA talks
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.