Mitsubishi's Fred Diaz on dealer demands, incentives and RamDec. 08, 2018
Mitsubishi Motors North America CEO Fred Diaz discusses retail strategy, alliance opportunities and 'lifelong' friends at Ram.
Jeep Gladiator’s 14-year journeyDec. 01, 2018
Jeep crawls its way into the red-hot midsize pickup segment with the Gladiator. Plus, why the Ford Ranger never really left the minds of shoppers.
2018's top auto 'turkeys': Musk, Ford, UAWNov. 24, 2018
From Elon Musk's 'funding secured' tweet to Ford's fuzzy announcement about job cuts and the UAW's questionable cabin, we present 2018's biggest 'turkeys.'
Ford's baby Bronco: A Renegade rival?Nov. 17, 2018
Will Ford's upcoming off-road compact CUV have what it takes to compete with a popular Jeep? Plus, why Colorado dealers continue to pick up more light-truck customers.
Volvo's N.A. chief on 'well-educated' retailersNov. 10, 2018
Volvo Cars North America CEO Anders Gustafsson discusses the benefits of free trade, U.S. assembly of the S60, slowing down 'stupid' decisions and reassuring subscription service skeptics.
Aston's Laura Schwab: 'This isn't just about men driving sports cars'Nov. 03, 2018
Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin the Americas, says she's focused on dealer profitability, creating new product options and making 'smart' decisions. Plus, why women in the auto industry should 'chart their own course' to success.
Ford, Tesla Q3 takeawaysOct. 27, 2018
Ford earnings sink, while Tesla turns a profit. We discuss how investors and analysts responded to the news. Plus, why GM, FCA, Ford and Tesla fizzled in a key reliability study.
Ford's Farley: We have to be a lot more 'profitable'Oct. 20, 2018
Ford global markets boss Jim Farley discusses product plans for dealers, new policies and the automaker's revamped marketing strategy. Plus, why ditching the calendar could help dealers maximize their profit potential.
Mike Jackson's state of the industry reportOct. 13, 2018
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says Tesla's Elon Musk is pulling a 'bait-and-switch' on the Model 3. Plus, Jackson discusses the 'social costs' of a car, rising interest rates and the biggest flaw in the auto industry.
PSA's U.S. plan: 'Step in and stay'Oct. 06, 2018
PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares explains why the automaker is not rushing its return to the U.S. Plus, we discuss the 'gravity' of the GM-Honda AV deal, Mike Manley's FCA management moves and how Elon Musk is proving the doubters wrong.
F-150 hybrid to 'power' worksitesSep. 29, 2018
Ford's global operations boss Joe Hinrichs discusses a hybrid pickup's power, challenges of an $11B restructuring, negotiating with the UAW and the historic Rouge complex.
Can dealers weather the next economic storm?Sep. 22, 2018
The 2008 financial crisis reshaped auto retailing as innovations were born out of desperation. Plus, can AutoNation prosper without Mike Jackson as CEO?
Inside BorgWarner’s ‘evolution’Sep. 15, 2018
New BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde on committing to internal combustion engines, preparing for a diesel decline and capitalizing on the crossover craze.
Why Hyundai likes SundaySep. 08, 2018
Hyundai takes the field with a revamped NFL marketing plan that includes a Sunday night TV deal, more in-game ads and stadium signage. Will the strategy score in showrooms?
Sierra’s tailgate: Game changer or gimmick?Sep. 01, 2018
Did GMC optimize Sierra’s potential with a new six-way tailgate and large head-up display? Plus, our luxury tailgating experience with Rolls-Royce’s first SUV.
Rolling the dice on future techAug. 25, 2018
As automakers and suppliers continue to place big wagers on autonomous and electrified vehicles, the odds of consumer adoption are still unknown. Should companies stay in the tech game or fold?
D3 pickup battle intensifiesAug. 18, 2018
Chevy has armed the redesigned Silverado with fresh features and new engine options. But is the pickup packing enough heat to take on Ram and Ford? Plus, Tesla’s week in review: Musk’s going-private tweet and hype vs. reality.
A 'one-derful' year filled with Lutz, Musk and pickup warsAug. 11, 2018
We look back at memorable interviews with Maximum Bob, Molly McQueen and a Canadian dealer with coffee and hockey on his mind. Plus, why one jacket should have stay
Conti opens doors with fingerprints, facial scansAug. 04, 2018
Continental N.A. boss Jeff Klei hits the beach in northern Michigan to explain how the supplier is using new biometric tools to open vehicles.
How do you follow Sergio Marchionne?Jul. 28, 2018
Sergio Marchionne was charismatic, peculiar and outspoken. We reflect on his life and legacy. Plus, can new FCA CEO Mike Manley continue Marchionne’s quest to constantly create value?
Mike Jackson: Auto tariffs are ‘horrific’ for industryJul. 21, 2018
2018 Automotive Hall of Fame inductee and AutoNation boss Mike Jackson talks about the trouble with tariffs, the consequences of stair-step incentives and Bob Lutz’s prophecies.
Can midengine ‘Vette halt skidding sales?Jul. 14, 2018
Can the highly anticipated midengine Chevy Corvette help the sports car accelerate in the showroom? Plus, why putting ‘cars on carpet’ is not enough to preserve auto shows.
Are auto shows on the verge of vanishing?Jul. 07, 2018
Production debuts, concept cars and classics: Where will these rides be showcased as more automakers pull out of traditional auto shows? Plus, Mercedes-Benz gets in the game.
Staying bullish on auto sales, but keeping an eye on tariffsJun. 30, 2018
Cox Automotive COO Mark O’Neil discusses new-vehicle sales predictions, why tariffs could boost used-auto sales, and the shift toward new digital retail platforms.
GM’s ‘logical’ leadership directionJun. 23, 2018
Cadillac gets a ‘car guy’ in Reuss; Cruise secures its ‘captain’ in Ammann. Plus, the ascension of Genesis, Kia and Hyundai.
The UAW’s united front?Jun. 16, 2018
Why ‘bombshells’ fizzled at the UAW convention. Plus, Ohio’s ‘Smart City’ prepares for an electric and autonomous future.
Is Trump driving the auto industry off a cliff?Jun. 09, 2018
The melding of U.S. trade, foreign and economic policies has the auto industry on edge. Plus, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on “forced” industry consolidation and why pricier cars are easier to sell.
Is AV testing endangering humans?Jun. 02, 2018
Real or fake cities? We discuss where self-driving car tech should be tested. Plus, traditional automakers must learn to ‘fly’ if they want to survive disruption.
GM’s ‘difficult’ engine pitchMay. 26, 2018
Why GM must explain its small-engine strategy for Silverado, Sierra. Plus, PSA’s N.A. boss on car sharing, subscription services and future retailing.
The science of racingMay. 19, 2018
Car companies continue to deploy top engineers to racetracks where technology is tested under extreme environmental and competitive conditions.
Yazaki's Bo Andersson: Partsmaker, professor, perfectionistMay. 12, 2018
Former GM purchasing boss and AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is now a supplier chief at wiring giant Yazaki.
‘Big trouble’ ahead for Ford’s car plan?May. 05, 2018
Profitability vs. “leaving customers in the dark”: We hash out the pros and cons of Ford’s sedan-scrapping strategy. Plus, how Nissan finds, supports female talent.
Ford owns full-size pickup mileage crown...for nowApr. 28, 2018
How a lighter Ford F-150 cleared the way for a diesel engine. Plus, a look at how women are changing the automotive landscape.
Where ousted executives went wrong at Cadillac, VWApr. 21, 2018
Did ousted Cadillac boss de Nysschen have the U.S. market in his blind spot? Plus, how Mueller’s cleanup job still left a mess at Volkswagen Group.
Bob Lutz is far from maxed outApr. 14, 2018
Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz praises Trump’s trade dispute with China, trashes Tesla’s business model, reflects on disagreements with Lee Iacocca and compares horse-traders to dealers.
Inside Tesla's turbulent weekApr. 07, 2018
As Tesla's troubles mount, does Elon Musk need a PR refresher course? Why GM's switch to quarterly sales reporting is a good move. And a trip to Chevy's dealer show in Las Vegas.
Ford’s Farley on what Lincoln ‘does well’Mar. 31, 2018
Ford’s global markets boss Jim Farley discusses dealer relations, the showroom of the future and why big vehicles are in Lincoln’s wheelhouse.
How dealers can get buyers into the ‘right car, at the right time’Mar. 24, 2018
Clutch Technologies Chairman: Personal experiences matter more than vehicle ownership. Why dealers need to know the consumer “so well.” Plus, car shopping that isn’t always “Fair.”
Did Ford answer Wall Street’s challenge?Mar. 17, 2018
Why Ford’s all-in push on hybrids and light trucks may require a little luck. Plus, Elon Musk’s sleepless nights, “painful” singing and unbridled optimism.