Special Reports

HOUSE OF CARDS

HOUSE OF CARDS

Described as a 'house of cards' in court records, a once rapidly expanding dealership group with stores in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey is now facing lawsuits from Nissan and Hyundai's captive finance arms as the survival of its stores is in question.

-- Sep 10, 2018
INGENUITY UNLEASHED

INGENUITY UNLEASHED

Shaped and hardened by the economic trauma of 10 years ago, a generation of dealers reinvented auto retailing in the U.S.

-- Sep 3, 2018
LUXURY REDEFINED

LUXURY REDEFINED

Mass-market brands such as Ford, Honda and Kia aren't luxury players, but the loaded upper trim levels they offer inflate prices to the point where their vehicles end up face to face with high-end brands.

-- Aug 27, 2018
WHAT'S IN THE PIPELINE

WHAT'S IN THE PIPELINE

The future Product Pipeline allows you to stay up to date on current and new brand products, along with changes and other features.

-- Aug 6, 2018
COSTLY LESSON

COSTLY LESSON

The road to becoming a dealer can be fraught with pitfalls and obstacles, as dealership general manager Andrew Anderson found out.

-- Aug 6, 2018
REMEMBERING SERGIO

REMEMBERING SERGIO

Sergio Marchionne came into the auto industry 15 years ago as an outsider, a middle-aged accountant-turned-corporate strategist with no experience running a car factory. He departed as one the industry's most daring visionaries.

-- Jul 25, 2018
40 UNDER 40

40 UNDER 40

Each of the individuals in Automotive News' seventh annual listing of 40 Under 40 in auto retailing earned their spot on the list by their real-world accomplishments.

-- Jul 16, 2018
DENNY HECKER

DENNY HECKER

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

-- Jul 16, 2018
CAR COLLAPSE

CAR COLLAPSE

Just five years ago, U.S. vehicle sales were evenly split: 50 percent cars and 50 percent light trucks. Now, trucks outsell cars by a ratio of more than 2-to-1, and there's no sign of a car rebound anytime soon.

-- Jul 2, 2018
CUTTING THE CORD

CUTTING THE CORD

By selling more plug-ins than their competitors, Tesla and GM are on the verge of crossing a threshold that will mean the end of $7,500 tax credits many of their customers have counted on, creating a considerable price advantage for their rivals.

-- Jun 25, 2018
SERGIO'S SURVIVAL GUIDE

SERGIO'S SURVIVAL GUIDE

As fragile as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appeared to be in recent years, on June 1, 2018, the company laid out a determined and doable strategy for the post-Sergio Marchionne era.

-- Jun 4, 2018
STILL AT RISK

STILL AT RISK

After four years, 92 percent of the cars with faulty ignition switches that GM believes still exist outside a junkyard have been fixed globally -- 96 percent of those in the U.S. -- but other recalls spurred by the ignition switch crisis were less successful.

-- Jun 3, 2018
TATA'S JAGUAR LAND ROVER

TATA'S JAGUAR LAND ROVER

Tata has defied critics since buying the celebrated British brands from Ford Motor Co., turning them into one of the biggest automotive success stories in recent memory.

-- May 28, 2018
POWER AND PASSION

POWER AND PASSION

A look at racing's influence on the automotive industry, and its leadership.

-- May 21, 2018
AUTO SHOW CRISIS

AUTO SHOW CRISIS

BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.

-- May 14, 2018
THE BIG BOOM IN ULTRALUXURY

THE BIG BOOM IN ULTRALUXURY

Ultraluxury car companies project an image of perfection, but their cash flow used to be as unreliable as the cars they built. That's no longer the case.

-- May 7, 2018
THE DAIMLER / CHRYSLER MERGER

THE DAIMLER / CHRYSLER MERGER

20 years ago, on May 7, 1998, DaimlerChrysler debuted with great expectations. Then, disaster. How Chrysler executives who lived it remember the "merger of equals."

-- May 7, 2018
SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE

SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE

The way consumers choose their next car might have more in common with Netflix than the traditional retail system that's defined the automotive industry for more than a century.

-- Apr 26, 2018
USED-CAR RANKINGS

USED-CAR RANKINGS

Automotive News' list of the top 100 dealership groups based in the U.S. ranked by 2017 used-vehicle retail sales.

-- Apr 26, 2018
2018 RISING STARS

2018 RISING STARS

The industry has increased its reliance on the young and the gifted.

-- Apr 9, 2018
PLANT LIFE

PLANT LIFE

When they are no longer needed, the transition from auto plant to a second life can be painful.

-- Feb 26, 2018
SERGIO'S FINAL LAP

SERGIO'S FINAL LAP

One thing about Sergio Marchionne stands out as the onetime tax accountant and philosophy student prepares to step aside after nearly 15 years running first Fiat and now FCA: The guy knows how to make money.

-- Feb 19, 2018
SUBARU TURNS 50

SUBARU TURNS 50

Subaru of America turned 50 in February 2018. We look at its history and the roadblocks it faced along the way.

-- Feb 12, 2018
WORLD CONGRESS

WORLD CONGRESS

Industry executives who gathered in Detroit for the Automotive News World Congress emphasized the need to adapt to changing times.

-- Jan 17, 2018
SHOWTIME IN DETROIT

SHOWTIME IN DETROIT

From the new Ram 1500 to the Chevy Silverado and the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept, vehicles unveiled in January

-- Jan 15, 2018
2018 CES

2018 CES

Exploring the fantastic future: Robots, widgets and -- yes -- cars.

-- Jan 8, 2018
RECALL SUCCESS

RECALL SUCCESS

At dealerships and office conference rooms, in state houses and in Washington D.C., groups are working on making recalls more successful.

-- Jan 2, 2018
2017 ALL STARS

2017 ALL STARS

Our annual All-Stars, who led the industry in a year of continued growth.

-- Dec 3, 2017
INDUSTRY REDESIGNED

INDUSTRY REDESIGNED

A new auto industry is forming, triggered by a reimagining of the vehicle itself. How will it all shake out?

-- Nov 10, 2017
PROJECT XX

PROJECT XX

Is sexism dead in the car business? Nope, not even close.

-- Oct 23, 2017
ELECTRIC MOMENTUM

ELECTRIC MOMENTUM

Dramatic advances in EV development don't often make big headlines. But they haven't escaped the notice of the industry's big players, which have been waiting for this moment to arrive.

-- Oct 2, 2017
SIX-FIGURE PICKUP

SIX-FIGURE PICKUP

A new era is dawning for luxury-class pickups as Detroit goes searching for a price ceiling.

-- Oct 2, 2017
2017 VS. 2007

2017 VS. 2007

After a tumultuous decade of desperation and prosperity, the U.S. auto market of 2017 bears only a passing resemblance to the one that preceded the Great Recession.

-- Oct 2, 2017
GM'S IT TRANSFORMATION

GM'S IT TRANSFORMATION

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation.

-- Sep 20, 2017
FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

Some of he eye-catching models at this year's show will never turn up at a dealership, or stop for gasoline.

-- Sep 18, 2017
MARKETING INSIGHT

MARKETING INSIGHT

From Aston's plans beyond Bond to Kia's Saad Chehab.

-- Sep 18, 2017
FACES OF FRAUD

FACES OF FRAUD

As identity thieves prey on auto finance, lenders and dealers are striking back.

-- Sep 11, 2017
SUCCESSION PLANS

SUCCESSION PLANS

With many minority dealers nearing retirement and inexperienced at succession planning, ensuring their heirs can take over is about more than just carrying on the family legacy.

-- Sep 11, 2017
HURRICANE IRMA

HURRICANE IRMA

Coverage of Hurricane Irma's path through the United States.

-- Sep 9, 2017
HURRICANE HARVEY

HURRICANE HARVEY

Hurricane Harvey potentially having damaged 1 million vehicles in Houston.

-- Sep 4, 2017
2016 EXECUTIVE PAY RANKING

2016 EXECUTIVE PAY RANKING

Elon Musk towered over the highest paid CEOs at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year.

-- Jul 10, 2017
HYUNDAI'S FUMBLE

HYUNDAI'S FUMBLE

Bobbled kickoff, escalating cost of NFL sponsorship weigh on marketing team

-- Jul 10, 2017
KEY SAFETY TAKES OVER

KEY SAFETY TAKES OVER

Key Safety CEO Jason Luo studied the idea of taking over his much larger rival Takata for years. Now he's done it.

-- Jul 3, 2017
BODY-ON-FRAME

BODY-ON-FRAME

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.

-- Jun 26, 2017
ELECTRIC CHOICE

ELECTRIC CHOICE

Smart dealers have a decision to make: Stick with a shrunken, EV-only brand, or give up?

-- Jun 19, 2017
DEALER LEGENDS

DEALER LEGENDS

Stopping by to see the luminaries of American car retailing

-- Jun 5, 2017
CAN R2-D2 CHANGE OIL?

CAN R2-D2 CHANGE OIL?

Robotics could transform the service lane, but hefty price tag may hinder progress

-- Jun 5, 2017
FORD MANAGEMENT CHANGE

FORD MANAGEMENT CHANGE

Ford replaces Mark Fields with Jim Hackett in a surprise management shake-up.

-- May 29, 2017
THE RACING ISSUE

THE RACING ISSUE

This issue celebrates the passion of engineers, executives and dealers who climb into the cockpit.

-- May 22, 2017
MEXICO'S MODEL CITY

MEXICO'S MODEL CITY

A model city rises in Mexico next to an Audi plant, but who will live there?

-- May 2, 2017
2017 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

2017 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Another wave of new and redesigned SUVs and crossovers shared the spotlight at the New York auto show.

-- Apr 13, 2017
WHO RUNS THE STORE?

WHO RUNS THE STORE?

Proliferating automaker incentives to dealers are changing the retail business model -- and giving automakers increasing control of dealership operations.

-- Apr 10, 2017
F&I SALES ONLINE

F&I SALES ONLINE

How should the industry prepare for online F&I transactions? What are the challenges it faces in creating a compliant and profitable online financing experience?

-- Mar 13, 2017
NEW TECH, NEW TALENT

NEW TECH, NEW TALENT

The industry is scrambling to find engineers for self-driving programs.

-- Mar 6, 2017
MILLENNIALS BUY CARS, TOO

MILLENNIALS BUY CARS, TOO

During the past decade, many doubted millennials' desire to ever own a vehicle. Not anymore.

-- Feb 27, 2017

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