Automation

Chevy to drop Sonic, further scaling back passenger cars

By discontinuing the Sonic, Chevy pares its passenger car lineup to only the Malibu and Spark.Read More

GM's Engle to depart, Carlisle to lead North America

Barry Engle is leaving to pursue his goal of becoming a CEO after spending just 15 months in charge of North America. Cadillac chief Steve Carlisle takes on another big role.Read More

Kia K5

The fifth iteration of Kia’s midsize sedan drops the Optima badge in favor of the K5, which has long been the moniker used in Korea.STAGE:Kia K5Read More

Mexico auto production, exports recover sharply in June from May

The Mexican Automotive Industry Association estimated that production of light autos could fall between 28-30 percent in 2020, while exports may slide by 30-33 percent.Read More

Driver-assist tech savings should benefit all

Driver-assist technology is paying off for insurance companies in fewer accident claims. It's time it also paid off for the auto industry and consumers.Read More

How to succeed in era of touchless auto service

Dealerships should look to other successful businesses, like Apple, for clues on how to improve the touchless service experience for customers.Read More

How did FCA go from worst to first?

Dodge's No. 1 ranking in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study was decades in the making. But it should be viewed as just the beginning.Read More

John Mooney revolutionized catalytic converter

The modern catalytic converter was the brainchild of two chemical engineers, John Mooney and his boss Carl Keith at Engelhard Corp in the 1970's. Mooney, who died June 16, was credited with the breakthrough.Read More

Extended test drive may include jail time

A Lincoln dealership in Wisconsin says a customer took a used MKC on a five-day, 3,000-mile test drive that ended when police arrested him.Read More

Dream Cruisers won't take no for an answer

The cancellation of the August event in suburban Detroit is unlikely to deter many of the hot-rodders and muscle car owners from showing up to celebrate and admire each other's rides.Read More

UAW strike against GM cost $80 million

In addition to the cost of the strike, the union paid $320,912 in legal fees last year due to the corruption probe.Read More

Would-be car thief should have checked Waze

A man who tried to steal a $120,000 Maserati from a Manhattan dealership only made it to the next block before getting stuck at a red light. He jumped out, handed over the keys and ran off, but employees of the store caught him.Read More

A yacht more to love from Lamborghini

Lamborghini is collaborating with the Italian Sea Group to produce a 63-foot yacht with a starting price of about $3.4 million.Read More

OBITUARY: Dick Dyer Sr.

Longtime auto dealer Dick Dyer Sr. died June 27 at age 91. In the mid-1950s, he started as a salesman at Courtesy Ford in Charlotte, N.C.Read More

Independent monitor for UAW on the table

UAW President Rory Gamble and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider discussed potentially having an "independent monitor" evaluate progress on efforts to reform the union.Read More

Ram's next hurdle: Holding on to quality

FCA's pickup brand jumped to third in this year's J.D. Power study, even though the Ram lineup is new and contains a lot of technology that can ding brands' scores.Read More

Texas workers urge GM plant closure as virus surges

Concerned about the rapidly rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas, UAW workers have asked for the temporary closure of the GM SUV plant in Arlington.Read More

Ford promises carbon neutrality by 2050

The automaker said in its 21st annual Sustainability Report that it would offset all of its carbon emissions around the world by 2050.Read More

The British are coming — with familiar-looking 4X4

A new entry into the SUV market, Ineos, hopes its Grenadier SUV appeals to Land Rover fans.Read More

Coalition urges Congress to expand consumers' vehicle data control

In the letter, the coalition asked Congress to reject the five-year federal preemption on state actions regarding telematics data-sharing that the Alliance for Automotive Innovation requested in June.Read More