Pay us for recalled used cars, dealers say
Federal law requires automakers pay a dealer 1 percent of the value of a new car that is under recall to cover floorplanning, insurance, depreciation and other costs, but...
Land of no Lincolns
Lincoln is halfway through its six-year plan to triple its annual sales by 2020, and a key part of its journey is a retail space that doesn't sell anything.
Toyota to roll out more than 10 EVs by early 2020s
Toyota, facing a “now or never” crisis as it confronts a rapidly changing auto industry, is plunging into the electric vehicle race with plans to introduce more...
Chevrolet forges sleeker, aerodynamic styling on 2019 Silverado
The Chevy Silverado, GM's top-selling and most profitable nameplate, will be available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options, technology and functionality, for...
Partner sues megadealer for fraud
Terry Taylor, who built a dealership empire in part by granting equity stakes to his general managers, is being sued by one of his former managers, who accuses him of fraud.
Latest suit against CDK comes from a heavyweight
Cox Automotive's antitrust lawsuit against CDK Global follows similar lawsuits by Authenticom and others against CDK, Reynolds or both over the past eight months.
Time for dealers to refresh harassment policies
With famous men being outed weekly on charges of sexual misconduct, a dealer lawyer warns dealers it's time to refresh sexual harassment policies and procedures.
GM urges judge to throw out disputed ignition-switch deal
Lawyers for GM urged a federal bankruptcy judge to throw out a settlement that would require the company to pay $1 billion to car owners suing over faulty ignition switches.
Wildfires rattle Calif. dealership community
As the California wildfires push westward, curtains of ash and smoke continue to stifle dealership communities as they grapple with damage, customer slowdown and personal...
VW to install 2,800 U.S. electric vehicle charging stations
VW unit Electrify America said it plans to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019.
Nissan design boss ushers in high-tech era, honors past
Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's first non-Japanese styling chief, wants to re-root the automaker in its Japanese heritage and deploy advanced digital tools to get to the next era.
Fusion's future unclear
Ford last week told suppliers that it was canceling plans to build the next-generation Fusion starting in 2020 at the Mexico plant that makes the car now, sources said.
Retiring Lear CEO sees bets pay off
CEO Matt Simoncini is leaving Lear in a healthy position -- flush with money to make acquisition deals if necessary, but for the moment, not needing to.
BMW, Solid Power partner to develop high-performance EV batteries
Battery company Solid Power has partnered with BMW to develop new solid-state battery technology for high-performance electric vehicles.
Honda will have partners, not tie-ups
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says partnerships -- not capital tie-ups -- are the way to confront the new era of technology.
A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says
With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.
Aptiv, Valens working to slash car wiring
Aptiv has partnered with Israeli tech firm Valens Automotive to rewire future vehicles with fewer wires.
Aston Martin owners hire bank to prepare for sale or listing, report says
Aston Martin's owners have hired investment bank Lazard to prepare for a stock market listing or sale of the automaker, Reuters reported.
AMG up to nearly 10% of Mercedes U.S. sales
After numerous product introductions and explosive United States sales growth in 2017, the Mercedes-AMG performance subbrand is on the cusp of representing 10 percent of...
GTS versions expected to lift Boxster, Cayman
Orders for the GTS variants are "looking very good" since the order bank for the cars opened earlier this fall, the CEO of Porsche Cars North America said.
New variants a boost for Porsche 911
With three new variants of its 911 due to be on sale by the end of next year, Porsche is looking for a big year from its flagship sports car.
EV startups try to avoid auto giant footsteps
Fighting to create a segment of the automotive industry a decade ago was much different from taking on legacy automakers for a piece of that burgeoning market today.
VW rethinks parts units' competitive potential
As its German supplier neighbors get bigger and more advanced, Volkswagen moves to make its own parts operations more competitive.
Toyoda Gosei stalks a new world of products
Toyoda Gosei is preparing for the shift to electrification and autonomous driving by branching into sensor-compatible body paneling, LED lighting, and lightweight resin parts.
Treating new cars like works of art
At many dealerships, customers taking delivery of a new vehicle would be fortunate to walk away with a handshake and keys to the car.
BlackBerry, Denso partner to create better instrument, infotainment systems
BlackBerry has teamed with automotive supplier Denso to streamline and consolidate complex instrument clusters and infotainment systems, which they say will lower costs for...
NAFTA on track for an unhappy New Year as talks languish
The U.S., Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement.
How China plans to create giant state-owned carmaker
In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking, railway equipment and coal mining. Now it's the auto industry's turn.
Sweeping GOP tax reform bill retains EV tax credit
In a major victory for several automakers, the compromise Republican tax bill released late Friday does not eliminate a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as Republicans in...
Probe underway into death of Ford worker at Ky. plant
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a probe to determine the cause of death of a worker at Ford Motor Co.'s Louisville, Ky., truck assembly plant.