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09/19/2018 11:45 AM
AutoNation launches search for new CEO as Mike Jackson transitions to executive chairman role
AutoNation is launching a search for a new CEO as longtime leader Mike Jackson prepares to move into a new role as executive chairman of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group. Jackson turns 70 in February.
09/19/2018 08:18 PM
CarMax, other stores reopen as Florence lingers
Major retailers such as CarMax and Sonic saw little damage from Florence. Local dealers in hard-hit areas were less fortunate.
09/19/2018 07:10 PM
Why the Lincoln MKT will survive in the fleet world
The MKT, known almost exclusively for commercial fleet sales, will remain in Lincoln's lineup after its replacement, the Aviator, debuts next year.
09/19/2018 07:41 PM
Why Cadillac is expanding the V-series performance subbrand
Cadillac is expanding its V-series performance subbrand starting with the arrival of the CT6-V in the spring, GM product chief Mark Reuss said at Cadillac's dealer business conference in Las Vegas.
09/19/2018 05:00 PM
AutoNation's CEO says the industry is 'freaking out' about Trump's tariffs
The auto industry fears that President Donald Trump's threats to place tariffs on vehicles coming into the U.S. could drive the economy into a recession, the head of the largest auto retailer in America said.
09/19/2018 03:55 PM
Why supplier ZF is investing $14 billion into autonomous vehicles
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said it is developing its own self-driving vehicle technology in the latest sign of how technology shifts are upending traditional roles in the auto industry.
09/19/2018 04:35 PM
Why a U.S.-Canada deal on NAFTA is unlikely this week
NAFTA talks are picking up again but a deal is unlikely to be reached this week -- increasing the odds the latest deadline will be missed amid Donald Trump's threat to freeze Canada out.
09/19/2018 05:01 AM
Mercedes-Benz is on a viral video roll
One week after taking our top spot with its unveiling of the EQC, Mercedes is once again the top newcomer on our list, taking the second spot by showcasing it's modular self-driving, all-electric urban people carrier.
09/19/2018 12:28 PM
Why automotive employment continues to grow globally
Of the 13 publicly traded automakers with at least 100,000 workers at the end of their most-recent fiscal year, 11 had more staff compared with 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
09/19/2018 11:09 AM
Tesla criminal probe into Elon Musk tweet may open Pandora's box
Now that federal prosecutors have a toehold on their investigation, they can dig in to look for other signs of misconduct at Tesla.
09/18/2018 05:01 AM
FCA working on a new inline-six engine, report says
The V-8 engine hasn't been the default choice for family vehicles for ages and it seems like it will be increasingly relegated to performance machinery for dedicated gearheads.
09/18/2018 07:36 PM
CarMax stores reopen after Florence blows through Carolinas
The last of the CarMax stores that were closed last week as Hurricane Florence bore down on the southeast U.S. reopened on Wednesday, a spokeswoman confirmed.
09/18/2018 05:01 AM
Audi's 2019 e-tron crossover to start at $75,795
When it arrives in U.S. dealerships in the second quarter of next year, the 2019 Audi e-tron will boast a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, full-time all-wheel drive and a host of interconnected goodies.
09/18/2018 08:17 PM
What Cadillac dealers can expect from Steve Carlisle
Cadillac chief Steve Carlisle is mild-mannered and methodical when he speaks. He doesn't want or command attention but that's not necessarily a weakness. Just different from what we've come to expect from Cadillac.
09/18/2018 05:06 PM
Feds launch criminal probe into Musk's tweets, report says
Tesla Inc. is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and CEO Elon Musk, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
09/18/2018 10:20 AM
Ferrari plans to launch Monza retro-styled supercar
Ferrari's latest special edition supercar will be called the Monza and will broaden the automaker's offering of limited models that typically earn higher margins.
09/18/2018 01:49 PM
Ferrari's plan through 2022 includes 15 new models, more hybrids, retail price growth
Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models by 2022, and the company expects the average retail price for its vehicles to increase "significantly."
09/18/2018 02:52 PM
Ferrari's SUV will be called Purosangue
Ferrari will launch the Purosangue, its much anticipated four-door utility vehicle, in 2022. The name means "thoroughbred" in Italian.
09/18/2018 04:20 PM
Why the entry-level Mercedes-Benz A class is loaded with new technology
The Mercedes-Benz A-class compact sedan, expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year, is the brand's new "gateway" vehicle -- designed to draw the next generation of customers.
09/18/2018 03:50 PM
Trump's trade war with China escalates
China announced retaliatory tariffs against $60 billion of U.S. goods, sharply escalating their trade conflict as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on almost all Chinese imports.
09/18/2018 02:30 PM
Will automakers bear disproportionate burden for tackling climate change?
It's unclear how much automakers will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies.
09/18/2018 01:05 PM
Hyundai Capital moves to foreclose on stores owned by ex-NFL players
Hyundai Capital America has launched foreclosure proceedings against the owners -- auto industry veteran Michael Saporito and ex-NFL linebackers Jessie Armstead and Antonio Pierce -- of Hyundai and Kia dealerships in Pennsylvania accused of failing...
09/18/2018 12:30 PM
With turnaround complete, Pininfarina bets on engineering, design
The Italian coachbuilding and design company has a new strategy based on two business areas -- engineering and design -- that have been split into separate legal entities.
09/18/2018 12:15 PM
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi lets Google's Android into its dashboards
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors announced a technology partnership that will make its vehicles among the first to use Google's Android operating system in its dashboards to control navigation, infotainment and apps directly installed in...
09/18/2018 12:00 PM
VW, BMW, Daimler face EU probe over collusion on emissions tech
The EU has opened a formal investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW Group colluded to avoid competition in the development of emissions technology, including allegedly limiting the rollout of systems to reduce NOx and particulate pollution.