Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Did it sell any more cars?

For some reason, factory executives continue to want a whole string of dealership improvements, regardless of whether they add to the dealership's sales numbers.

HANS GREIMEL

How this year's trade war is a different battle

Superficial similarities abound between the latest trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan. But striking differences also suggest Trump's gambit might have better leverage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Fusion's not the problem; it's Ford

Ford Fusion was the right car at the wrong time.

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COMMENTARY: Hans Greimel
How this year's trade war is a different battle

Superficial similarities abound between the latest trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan. But striking differences also suggest Trump's gambit might have better leverage.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Did it sell any more cars?

For some reason, factory executives continue to want a whole string of dealership improvements, regardless of whether they add to the dealership's sales numbers.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bring back U.S. steel, parts manufacturing

I'm concerned about the messages portrayed in Automotive News of late. Journalism should look at both sides of an issue and present it so the reader may form their own opinion.


BLOG: James B. Treece
Wave goodbye to walkarounds

Walkaround contests, where salespeople show off their deep knowledge of the vehicles on the showroom floor, are anachronisms and should go away.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
Fiat pays homage to Jolly beach car

The Fiat "Jolly" Spiaggina turns 60 this month, and to celebrate the small cabriolet's anniversary Fiat is rolling out not one but two special edition models.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
The Kia Stinger is now a police car

The Kia Stinger will be the first foreign-made police car to join the Queensland Road Policing Command in Australia; other states rely on a mix of Chrysler and BMW vehicles.


EDITORIAL
Tesla's production milestone is no badge of honor

What are we to make of reports that Tesla scrambled to reassemble mothballed factory equipment, overworked its staff, took out 300 welds and stopped a standard brake test as it raced to meet its goal?


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Think ahead for EV infrastructure

The Transportation Electrification Accord should have been created 20 years ago, but those who couldn't understand the future kept citing erroneous, obsolete or irrelevant economics -- and wasted valuable time.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fuel cells a solution for drivers' needs

As society continues to push for greater vehicle electrification, it becomes even more important to remember that individual consumers' vehicular needs can vary significantly depending on where they live and how they use their vehicles.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
We need some common sense

Instead of punishing companies that have invested billions in this country over the years, perhaps the United States should offer credits to automakers that export from the U.S.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Federal government must act

It is painfully obvious that we -- and the U.S. government -- should not continue to allow car companies to use our streets and highways as if they are a private proving grounds intended solely for their use.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Tammy Klein
EVs must be socially sustainable

Are we all prepared for the trade-offs when it comes to developing the global EV market? Are we even clear on what they are?


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