Automation

Pacifica is freshened as 300 lingers for Chrysler

After adding the Voyager minivan to its small lineup last year, the brand is back with new technology and revamped styling for the Pacifica and a slimmer set of offerings for the aging 300.Read More

American Axle says insurance to cover losses from Ohio plant fire

Employees escaped the blaze unharmed, but it remains unclear how much damage could be done to the company's business with customers such as General Motors.Read More

Geely debuts EV architecture it will offer to other automakers

The underpinnings for the Lynk & Co. Zero Concept unveiled Wednesday in Beijing is an open-source platform available for other companies to use.Read More

GM's Nikola deal is about strategy

The partnership is a smart move for General Motors, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Jeep goes green and finally gets ‘Pale Blue Dot'

FCA's Olivier Francois, known for never taking no for an answer, did not give up on the idea after the astronomer's widow turned him down three years ago. When the automaker finally greenlighted plans to electrify Jeep's lineup, he got a different answer.Read More

Tesla to make 250,000-300,000 Cybertrucks per year, Musk says

Tesla CEO's said the automaker had booked "well over half a million" orders for the electric pickup in the form of $100 refundable deposits.Read More

Porsche's new U.S. CEO steps into a growth story

Balancing product-mix and dealer inventory should be key priorities for Porsche's newly minted U.S. CEO, dealers say.Read More

Electrified models, 3-row Jeeps on tap for FCA

Fiat Chrysler is bringing back the luxe Grand Wagoneer nameplate, adding a plug-in hybrid Wrangler and expanding its Ram pickup line with the high-powered Rebel TRX.Read More

Dodge crossover

A new crossover based on FCA's minivan platform could replace the Durango in 2024.STAGE:Dodge crossoverRead More

Dodge flexes trimmed performance lineup

The Grand Caravan and Journey won't live past this year, leaving the attitude-laden brand with only the muscular Durango, Challenger and Charger.Read More

Sputtering Fiat: Little for U.S.

Fiat's days in the U.S. look to be numbered. The only offerings left after 2020 are expected to be the 500L and 500X.Read More

Industry is navigating fast-changing map

In his new book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, author Daniel Yergin highlights monumental changes brought on over the last six tumultuous months. What does this mean for the auto industry?Read More

GM is not up to the fuel cell challenge

In a letter to the editor, an Automotive News reader predicts GM will be unable to meet the demand for fuel cells for Nikola's hydrogen-powered trucks.Read More

Dealership lets city use its pickups

City employees borrowed pickups from Toth Buick-GMC's new-vehicle inventory so they didn't have to ride with colleagues while traveling to job sites during the coronavirus pandemic.Read More

Automakers feed China's hunger for crossovers

EVs may get all the attention in the China market these days. But what consumers are really interested in are CUVs.Read More

Musk says Tesla has 'shot at record quarter'

“We have a shot at a record quarter for vehicle deliveries, but will have to rally hard to achieve it,” Musk wrote in an internal email Sunday. “This is the most number of vehicles per day that we’ve ever had to deliver.”Read More

Q&A: FCA's Mark Stewart on building a new auto assembly plant during a pandemic, jobs for Detroiters

Stewart talked with Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of Automotive News, exclusively about challenges the automaker faced with the coronavirus pandemic, efforts to recruit more auto suppliers to Detroit and how the company has prioritized Detroiters for new jobs.Read More

How FCA and its contractors put together Detroit's first new assembly plant in 3 decades

The $1.6 billion industrial redevelopment project tied to the creation of 3,850 new jobs is nearing a completion on Detroit's east side — a milestone achievement considering the complicated nature of the project, shortages in key skilled trade workers and the abrupt halting of construction for about six weeks this spring because of the coronavirus...

OBITUARY: John Weinberger

John Weinberger, co-founder of Chicago retailer Continental Motors Group, died Sept. 12 at age 88.Read More

Could next Nissan GT-R makeover include electrification?

The automaker's product planning chief wavers on electrifying the next-generation sports car because batteries could saddle it with too much cost and weight.Read More