Subscribe: Automotive News - Editors Pick Feeds
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=rss05&mime=xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
Tags:
auto  automaker  automotive  bmw  cars  dealers  dealership  ford  mercedes  new  nissan  north american  north  sales  tax  toyota  year 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Automotive News - Editors Pick Feeds

Automotive News Editors Pick Feed



News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news



Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST

 



Sergio Marchionne's final lap at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

One thing about 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.



Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change. They're urging rank-and-file members to "take back" the union from leaders they claim are overly willing to comply with employers' requests.



Genesis snub leaves some Hyundai dealers reeling

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the luxury brand's retail network.



Ghosn's final challenge is to ensure alliance's longevity

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.



Another reinvention for AxleTech

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.



Gentex' two-way mirror strategy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.



Two big auto lenders rethink their fee structure

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Two lenders who ditched dealer reserve in favor of flat fees, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau favored the latter, have revised their policies.



Lexus' new pricing math for hybrids

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.



Continental bracing for a world of bugs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.



Toyota-Mazda venture offers opportunities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.



Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.



BMW store enlists wrap artists

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.



Ford dealers gain access to artificial intelligence tool for used-car sales

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

The analytics tool from Vast helps dealers identify what makes a vehicle unique.



Toyota's new execs see a crisis

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by industry upheaval.



GM's Korea retrenchment gets an early start

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.



Phantom Auto tests remote control for driverless cars

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Phantom Auto is refining a system that lets remote drivers take over self-driving cars when the cars get stuck.



Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 EST

The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.



Subaru turns 50

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Subaru of America, the Japanese automaker celebrating its 50th anniversary in the U.S. this year, may appear to be unstoppable at the moment. But that hasn't always been the case.



Luther Automotive Group mines data to find customers

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

By studying its most loyal customers and marketing specifically to similar households near one of its dealerships, a Minnesota group not only increased sales but also generated significantly higher profits on those incremental deals.



Tesla's scramble for lithium

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Tesla's talks to invest in a lithium supplier indicate automakers have a long road ahead to secure a steady supply of the metal to support the mass production of electric vehicles.



AutoNation FandI profit hits high

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

AutoNation's FandI gross profit per new vehicle retailed reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter, lifted by branded product sales and a training approach that boosts weaker stores' results.



Will Mercedes build a 7-passenger GLB?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Mercedes-Benz will add to its compact vehicle family in 2019 when it launches the GLB crossover #8212; and a seven-passenger version is reportedly in the offing.



Jaguar E-Pace is a serious off-roader

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Jaguar's E-Pace has the same bones as Land Rover's Discovery Sport and the upcoming new-generation Range Rover Evoque. So even though it is highly unlikely that E-Pace drivers will veer far into the weeds, that capability is built-in.



DHG, NCM form joint venture to tackle dealers' problems

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Two dealership service powerhouses have formed a joint venture to research problems and identify solutions for dealers in the evolving retail landscape.



Hendrick Group sued over commissions

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Hendrick Automotive is being sued by 33 former sales associates who allege its Chevrolet of Naples store manipulated profit margins to pay smaller commissions.



Nissan to ease off North American sales pressure

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given the automaker's new North American boss some 60 days to devise a plan that may ease off the company's hard-driving reliance on incentives and fleet sales to deliver volume.



Toyota isn't sweating North America slump

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

How serious are Toyota's problems in North America? Big enough to undercut the parent company's latest quarterly results, but not enough to dim the outlook for the fiscal year or to make Toyota an outlier among its competitors.



Ford rushes to build more SUVs

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Ford and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky.



Mercedes, BMW expect truck sales to surpass cars this year

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.



GM Korea becomes latest cost target

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

A restructuring of GM's Korean operation could combine elements of its Australia strategy #8212; where it quit manufacturing but remained in the consumer market #8212; and its India strategy, where it kept manufacturing for export, but abandoned...



Toyota's Elkington takes pioneering role seriously

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Watching the cars come off the line and helping workers would be an "ideal day" for Susan Elkington. But as the first female director of Toyota's largest factory, she has bigger responsibilities.



Inventory mix nearly matches market demand

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

The mix of light trucks and cars in inventory on Feb. 1 closely matched what shoppers want to buy.



Mexico's record auto output revised upward for 2017

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla.



FCA plan to produce more in Detroit has ripples

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Moving FCA's heavy-duty Ram pickup from Mexico to Detroit will have the impact of a new plant -- but suppliers are waiting to see what's expected.



Panasonic's U.S. chief sees more EV battery plants coming

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Panasonic Corp. is ready to add battery capacity as automakers announce new EVs.



My life with Toyota's Kirobo Mini robot

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Toyota says its Kirobo Mini conversation partner, a robot it's selling in Japan, is a first step toward talking cars, but its conversations highlight the gulf that remains in achieving that goal and the challenges automakers face when delving into...



Tim Kuniskis's job will be to fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of FCA's celebrated Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, knows something about creating excitement.



Atlanta emerging as auto industry hub

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

PSA's selection of Atlanta for its U.S. headquarters shines a light on the city's growth in automotive engineering.



Nissan plan envisions China eclipsing U.S.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Nissan is plotting aggressive growth in China that may catapult the country ahead of the United States as the Japanese carmaker's top market.



January sales suggest party may not be over

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

A jumble of factors now in play could turn light-vehicle sales in any which direction. Is it time to kiss the good times hello?



With new tax code, dealers urged to wait

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Dealers are winners under the new tax code. But they should be aware of new limitations and hold off on changing their business structures, experts say.



Chicago Auto Show: Freshened Ford, Nissan snow-friendly roadster

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

A freshened version of Ford's Transit Connect small van, a wild one-off roadster/snowmobile and the U.S. debut of Volkswagen's new flagship sedan will headline the Chicago Auto Show.



To electrify, Subaru leans on its friends

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

To move faster into electrification, Subaru is relying on friends -- old and new -- for the needed products.



Complex technology calls for simpler cars

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

Tesla had the advantage of building its first vehicles in the era of connected technologies, allowing it to design with those capabilities in mind. For its competitors, doing so will require a much deeper effort to change outlooks and operations.



Ford finds eroding faith on Wall Street

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

It's been a mind-boggling turn of fortunes for Ford, which had emerged from the industry's downturn with significant momentum and posted record earnings in 2015 and 2016 but could now see its credit rating lowered amid apathy from investors.



Canada moves to forefront of NAFTA talks

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

President Donald Trump campaigned on punishing Mexico over trade, but it's Canada that has emerged as the central focus of negotiations.



GM cuts bonuses for dealership sales staff

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

GM has slashed the maximum amount dealership salespeople can earn from the automaker in supplemental bonuses and changed the criteria for getting that money.



Oil patch cheered by rising crude prices

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

The combination of record oil output and prices above $60 a barrel is bringing hope for a hike in South Texas auto sales.



Honda gets big tax-cut windfall

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

U.S. corporate tax cuts triggered a tripling of Honda's net income in the latest quarter, multiplying the effects of robust sales and a favorable exchange rate.



BMW ups dealers' loaner subsidy

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST

BMW's new U.S. boss kicked off the year by increasing a subsidy payment to dealers and making strides on an effort to simplify the automaker's incentive policies.