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In Toledo, it's not an overstatement to say Jeep and its local plant -- a mainstay for decades -- are a big deal to local residents.
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| Hans Greimel is Asia editor for Automotive News.|
TOKYO -- Count Japan as the latest entrant to the dash cam craze.
Across the country, drivers are uploading and swapping video footage taken through their vehicle crash data recorders.
But these videos aren’t gruesome scenes of blood and twisted metal. They capture romantic sunsets, lonesome country roads, neon-lit streetscapes and the occasional scary near miss.
Of the 4,600 clips upload ...
Continue reading "Crash recorder video craze hits Japan" »
| David Barkholz is a reporter for Automotive News.|
CHICAGO -- vAuto’s Access: Velocity conference here has been an eye-opening experience for the senior management of Cox Automotive -- formerly the AutoTrader Group -- as well as the 160 dealers who are attending by invitation only.
Executives from AutoNation, Mullinax Group and scores of other dealerships have both lauded Cox Automotive for the things it does right and pulled no punches abo ...
Continue reading "In Chicago, Cox execs hear dealers' concerns -- and praise" »
| Dave Guilford is news editor for Automotive News.|
Sergio Marchionne’s declaration that he will leave his job as head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at the end of 2018 sent my memory back nearly a decade to an ornate love fest in Las Vegas.
In November 2005, Chrysler Group dealers of what was then DaimlerChrysler said an affectionate goodbye to Dieter Zetsche, who was heading back to Germany to lead the parent company.
The gathering at the e ...
Continue reading "Sergio has been the glue that kept Fiat Chrysler intact" »
| Jim Henry is a special correspondent for Automotive News.|
There it goes again, as Ronald Reagan might have said.
The New York Times is still hammering a theme that subprime auto loans will endanger the U.S. economy in the way that subprime mortgages helped bring about the Great Recession.
In an article last week -- the latest of several on subprime auto loans -- the paper said “some of the same dynamics” that led to the subprime mortgage cr ...
Continue reading "Subprime is no runaway train" »
| Richard Truett covers engineering for Automotive News.|
MGB. 500. 280SL. G8. XK120. 2002Tii. TR6. 318is. 2CV. 300TD. XLR. GT6.
Car names derived from letters, numbers, and letters and numbers have been with us since at least the 1950s.
The blowback from Cadillac’s recent announcement that it will name its big new sedan CT6 has been hurricane force on GM’s luxury brand boss Johan de Nysschen. Why the big fuss?
On one hand, I can sympathiz ...
Continue reading "What's in a name? Cadillac CT6 creates fervor" »
PARIS -- My hometown completely freaked out Thursday.
Lost its mind, flipped its lid, blew a gasket -- pick any phrase you like, because they all apply.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed here in Paris that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler might have to be manufactured somewhere else other than in its historic home in Toledo, Ohio.
Nobody would lose their jobs if it happe ...
Continue reading "Wrangler is so engrained in its DNA, the city should be spelled Toledo, OIIIIIIIO" »
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Wolfgang Schneider's title with Ford of Europe.
PARIS -- Wolfgang Schneider remembers when French cars had yellow-tinted headlights and German cars had white lights.
Then the two countries decided to allow each other’s cars on their streets. Eventually, says Schneider, Ford of Europe’s head of governmental af ...
Continue reading "Why U.S.-European auto harmony is still just a dream" »
With his 1 million-plus Twitter followers and his celebrity status, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a tendency to act like a one-man marketing department.
He set the Internet abuzz Wednesday night with a tweet declaring that it was "about time to unveil the D," accompanied by an image of a car behind a garage door and a date: Oct. 9, 2014.
Speculation instantly began about what the “D&rdquo ...
Continue reading "Musk's mysterious 'D' is probably an awd Model S" »
| Dave Guilford is news editor for Automotive News.|
PARIS -- Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says that after a global wave of new emissions and fuel economy regulations, the automotive industry needs a break. In doing so, he's warning about the unintended consequences of rapid regulatory change.
Stadler's not looking for a break from meeting standards like the U.S. 54.5 mpg CAFÉ goal, or the European Union's target of 95 grams of CO2 emissions per ...
Continue reading "Will the customer buy what governments demand?" »
| Mike Colias covers General Motors for Automotive News.|
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the two Corsa models unveiled Wednesday.
PARIS -- It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in U.S. showrooms.
But times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards.
Opel unveiled three-door an ...
Continue reading "What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common" »
PARIS -- It's true that sales of Nissan's Leaf have picked up momentum this year in the U.S., but what is the geographic mix across the country? Where is the Leaf doing well?
At the Renault-Nissan dinner tonight, CEO Carlos Ghosn challenged the scrum that engulfed him to name America's No. 1 Leaf-loving town, the place where 1,000 of the electric vehicles were sold in August alone.
The repo ...
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PARIS -- How does Carlos Ghosn feel about the high-level executives who have left Renault-Nissan of late?
He takes it all in Ghosn-like stride, which is to say: analytically, not emotionally.
"We are obviously a target for headhunters, but we are simultaneously recruiting the best and the brightest," he said.
Infiniti chief Johan de Nysschen recently went to Cadillac and Nissan planni ...