X7 will take on large crossover leaders
The launch of BMW's largest crossover to date next year will plug an SUV-sized hole in its product portfolio. Its new X7 will take on the large luxury crossover segment leaders next year.
In with the new (but keep the old)
Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.
A roundup of 2018 sales races, including those coming down to the wire
Well into the fourth quarter, we have a pretty good grasp of 2018's sales winners and losers. Still, several races will go down to the wire.
Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woes
Daimler issued its second profit warning in four months, saying that costs arising from recalling some of its diesel vehicles were mainly to blame.
Tesla starts taking orders for shorter-range Model 3 at $45,000
Tesla has started taking orders for a mid-range battery Model 3 that goes about 260 miles between charges for $45,000.
Tesla's big China play comes as world's top car market slows
Tesla's breakthrough deal to secure land for a Shanghai factory commits the electric-car maker to a multibillion-dollar investment just as the Chinese vehicle market falters.
Car-shopping company Shift seeks to follow Carvana with 2020 IPO
Shift, the five-year-old app-driven car shopping firm, could give auto retail group Lithia a chance to hedge against auto market disruption by cashing in on an IPO down the road.
The tension rises at Ford
Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.
Keeping disruption in perspective
Big shifts are coming to the auto retail world, and dealers say they're getting ready for them. But don't fall for all the fantastical forecasts you hear, they caution.
Can Keogh repeat his Audi success?
In taking control of parent Volkswagen and its namesake marque across North America, Scott Keogh again faces a struggle to lift a German brand.
New Audi boss Del Rosso a familiar face
Mark Del Rosso won't need any introductions to his dealer network when he becomes president of Audi of America on Dec. 1. They already know who he is and what he can do.
Inventory matches slowing market
Inventory levels have stabilized in a healthy range for most automakers over the last several months as companies continue to react to a slowing U.S. light-vehicle market by tapping the brakes on production.
ID theft: Telltale signs that 'something's not right'
A manager's skepticism may have helped prevent his dealership from being victimized by what prosecutors say was an identity-theft and car-trafficking ring with expensive taste that managed to fool at least five other stores in suburban New York City.
Lexus' UX will test market for flexible lease options
The Lexus program is aimed at attracting first-time luxury buyers who prize the flexibility of a shorter commitment and a simpler payment structure.
Luxury sales race goes down to the wire
The two top German luxury brands were nearly neck-and-neck going into the fourth quarter, with Mercedes-Benz eyeing a third consecutive year atop the U.S. luxury market.
Borgward losses spur majority stake sale by China's Foton
China's Foton plans to sell a 67 percent stake in Borgward as losses escalate at the German brand it revived four years ago.
Used-vehicle price plunge in CPI contradicts industry data
America's secondhand-vehicle market is throwing some economists and auto-industry analysts for a loop.