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Daily Drive is a daily podcast that provides updates during the coronavirus outbreak. Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein speaks with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry. Automotive News is the leading source of news, data and understanding for the auto industry's decision-makers. Learn more at

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August 7, 2020 | The shifting trends of shared mobility
Ridecell's Mark Thomas says the third-party mobility platform is seeing an uptick in car-sharing services as more people opt out of using public transportation amid the outbreak.
Aug 07, 2020
August 6, 2020 | Mitsubishi's 'multiple marketing playbooks'
August 6, 2020 | Mitsubishi's 'multiple marketing playbooks' by Automotive News
Aug 06, 2020
August 5, 2020 | Ford's Joy Falotico: Partnering with dealers on marketing
August 5, 2020 | Ford's Joy Falotico: Partnering with dealers on marketing by Automotive News
Aug 05, 2020
August 4, 2020 | One-on-one with Elon Musk (Part 3): Autopilot criticism is 'idiotic'
In the final segment of an exclusive interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk defends the name of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. He also weighs in on his management style, Tesla's lawsuit against EV rival Rivian, and restructuring the company as it looks to build more cars in the future.
Aug 04, 2020
August 3, 2020 | One-on-one with Elon Musk (Part 2): A third U.S. plant 'very likely'
August 3, 2020 | One-on-one with Elon Musk (Part 2): A third U.S. plant 'very likely' by Automotive News
Aug 03, 2020
July 31, 2020 | Elon Musk one-on-one exclusive: Tesla is 'finally legit' (Part 1)
In an exclusive three-part interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein. In this first episode, the 49-year-old discusses a wide range of topics, including manufacturing challenges, the company's streak of quarterly profits and soaring market value. He also opens up about why the EV maker is so popular, getting more range out of future vehicles and how the federal tax credit program for EVs is putting Tesla at a ''significant disadvantage.''
Jul 31, 2020
July 30, 2020 | How Facebook is helping dealers connect with customers
Kim Stonehouse, director of automotive at Facebook, says the social media giant is focused on supporting dealers as they navigate the new digital retail landscape accelerated by the pandemic. She also shares what the company is doing to prevent the spread of disinformation and hate speech.
Jul 30, 2020
July 29, 2020 | Cox Automotive's Sandy Schwartz: 'It's the right time' to move on
Outgoing Cox Automotive boss Sandy Schwartz says his successor is a "car guy" who has the chops to move the dealership services giant forward. But the 67-year-old Schwartz won't be too far away from the auto action as he takes on a new post with the goal of keeping all Cox businesses "in the family."
Jul 29, 2020
July 28, 2020 | How Toyota is transforming into a new mobility company
He's a roboticist, professor, self-driving car guru and Toyota's newest board member. Chief Digital Officer James Kuffner is aiming to merge 'excellent' hardware and software to help the company safely move people, goods and information in an autonomous future.
Jul 28, 2020
July 27, 2020 | Why vehicle data is 'low-hanging fruit' for automakers
Otonomo CEO Ben Volkow discusses the Israeli startup's data-services platform and explains why connected car data is becoming more attractive to automakers seeking to generate new revenue streams.
Jul 27, 2020
July 24, 2020 | Breathing new life into classic Broncos
July 24, 2020 | Breathing new life into classic Broncos by Automotive News
Jul 24, 2020
July 23, 2020 | Local Motors' path to autonomy
Local Motors' David Woessner discusses the mobility company's deployment of its purpose-built Olli autonomous electric shuttle, the regulatory hurdles of getting AVs on public roads and how it's using 3D-printing to produce low-volume vehicles.
Jul 23, 2020
July 22, 2020 | J.D. Power 2020 APEAL study: The most enjoyable brands
David Amodeo, director of automotive quality at J.D. Power, discusses the firm's redesigned annual study of new-vehicle appeal, which measures owners' emotional attachment and level of excitement.
Jul 22, 2020
July 21, 2020 | How 3D technology is enhancing the car-buying experience
Francois de Bodinat, chief product officer at ZeroLight, explains how the 3D visualization company is using a cloud-based platform to help dealers create an interactive digital experience for car shoppers.
Jul 21, 2020
July 20, 2020 | How COVID-19 could accelerate the rollout of AVs
July 20, 2020 | How COVID-19 could accelerate the rollout of AVs by Automotive News
Jul 20, 2020
July 17, 2020 | Kia's evolution: How the 'value brand' is going upscale
Kia Motors America marketing chief Russell Wager on the automaker's move away from its bargain origins to a more-affordable alternative to premium brands -- and why it’s sticking with sedans.
Jul 17, 2020
July 16, 2020 | How the pandemic is changing car-buying habits
Amy Hughes, senior director of dealer intelligence at Experian, discusses the firm's data on how COVID-19 is impacting consumers' appetite for new vehicles and the demographic trends that are driving showroom traffic.
Jul 16, 2020
July 15, 2020 | Henrik Fisker's quest to 'disrupt the industry'
The CEO of electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. discusses the company's ''unique business model,'' plans to go public and goal to bring its first SUV to market in 2022. The noted designer also opens up about lessons learned from previous attempts to launch his own car company.
Jul 15, 2020
July 14, 2020 | Ford's Hau Thai-Tang: An insider's take on how Bronco came to life
Ford's product development boss explains why the automaker waited so long to bring back the Bronco SUV and how the iconic off-roader and its variants will stand out in the market and differentiate itself from rival Jeep.
Jul 14, 2020
July 13, 2020 | PPP loans: A 'complex' lifeline for dealers
Automotive News reporter Larry Vellequette examines data from the U.S. Small Business Administration on dealerships that took out forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Jul 13, 2020
July 10, 2020 | Chip Perry: Modernizing the car-buying experience
The former TrueCar and AutoTrader boss opens up about his new role as CEO of A2Z Sync and how dealerships and customers can benefit from a one-person sales process.
Jul 10, 2020
July 9, 2020 | Chinese brands: The race to conquer the U.S. market
Automotive News reporter Laurence Iliff explains why China's automotive brands have struggled to gain a foothold in the U.S. and what it will take to sell Chinese vehicles in America.
Jul 09, 2020
July 8, 2020 | Retail technology: Separating the winners and losers
Ron Frey, industry consultant and former CDK Global executive, discusses the adoption of digital retailing and the factors that could mean the difference between long-term success and failure for dealerships.
Jul 08, 2020
July 7, 2020 | Unifor's Jerry Dias: Pandemic won't 'alter our bargaining strategy'
July 7, 2020 | Unifor's Jerry Dias: Pandemic won't 'alter our bargaining strategy' by Automotive News
Jul 07, 2020
July 2, 2020 | Mercedes' U.S. sales chief: Examining the cost of retail
Adam Chamberlain, vice president of sales at Mercedes-Benz USA, says the automaker plans to take a closer look at facility programs for its dealer network that ''distract'' retailers from selling cars.
Jul 02, 2020
July 1, 2020 | Why some dealership jobs may never come back
Automotive News reporter Jackie Charniga examines the job losses in the auto retail space due to the coronavirus crisis and the trends that might trigger permanent changes to dealership staffing models.
Jul 01, 2020
June 30, 2020 | How one Pa. dealer saved jobs, delivered meals and went digital
David Kelleher, president of David Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Glen Mills, Pa., jumped into action to help support furloughed employees by providing free meals, gift cards and continuing health benefits. How the effort paid off and why the plunge into digital retailing is a ''wake-up call'' for the industry.
Jun 30, 2020
June 29, 2020 | Infiniti boss: Readying new products for a revival
Infiniti Chairman Peyman Kargar says the company is taking a ''holistic'' approach to rebooting Nissan's premium brand. The strategy includes a regular cadence of fresh models, a shift in design language and a desire to become a leader in technology.
Jun 29, 2020
June 26, 2020 | Industry outlook: Navigating the 'profit desert'
AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield provides insight on the firm's latest Global Automotive Outlook report. He discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and why automakers and suppliers need to rethink investment strategies in new technologies.
Jun 26, 2020
June 25, 2020 | NADA chair on 2021 convention, dealers going digital and CEO search
NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart discusses plans for the 2021 NADA Show in New Orleans, getting dealers up to speed on digital retailing and the organization's search for a new CEO. He also opens up about the NADA Academy's shift to online learning and advocating on Capitol Hill.
Jun 25, 2020
June 24, 2020 | J.D. Power 2020 IQS: The winners and challenged brands
Dave Sargent, vice president of automotive quality at J.D. Power, discusses the firm's redesigned annual U.S. report card on new-vehicle quality.
Jun 24, 2020
June 23, 2020 | Toyota Financial's 'steady' strategy for dealers, customers during pandemic
Karen Ideno, vice president of product and marketing at Toyota Financial Services, says the captive continues to step up efforts to provide loans and payment relief to dealerships and shoppers during the coronavirus crisis.
Jun 23, 2020
June 22, 2020 | F-150 launch: Why Ford has little room for error
Automotive News reporter Mike Martinez explains what's at stake for Ford as it prepares to debut the next-generation F-150 pickup. The F-Series line of pickups, of which F-150 is a part, has been the bestselling vehicle line in the U.S. for 38 straight years.
Jun 22, 2020
June 19, 2020 | Winners and losers: The sprint to launch new models
Bank of America senior auto analyst John Murphy provides key takeaways from the company's annual ''Car Wars'' study. He discusses what's in the U.S. product pipeline and the hurdles the industry faces due to the outbreak.
Jun 19, 2020
June 18, 2020 | How PPE became a 'money-making enterprise' for one dealership group
Dream Motor CEO Joe Agresti and executive VP Randy Powell on how calls from clients desperate for personal protective equipment led the dealership group to become a major supplier of masks and generated enough cash to keep all employees on the payroll amid the pandemic.
Jun 18, 2020
June 17, 2020 | Linamar CEO: Industry must prepare for a second wave of COVID-19
Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar Corp., warns the industry to brace for a potential resurgence of the coronavirus and is calling for more widespread testing and contact tracing to limit the spread of the virus.
Jun 17, 2020
June 16, 2020 | How JLR is riding the wave of change
Jaguar Land Rover North America CEO Joe Eberhardt discusses how the automaker is adapting to the shifting automotive landscape brought on by the pandemic and is looking to strike a balance between physical and digital retailing to get the ''best of both worlds.''
Jun 16, 2020
June 15, 2020 | The hidden threats to a full recovery
Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke says inventory shortages, fewer incentives, weaker demand and tightening auto loan standards could slow the industry's sales momentum in the second half of the year.
Jun 15, 2020
June 12, 2020 | How data is helping dealers look ahead
Marco Schnabl, CEO of automotiveMastermind, talks about using predictive analytics to drive showroom traffic and how dealers can navigate new shopping behaviors from consumers.
Jun 12, 2020
June 11, 2020 | Can the D3 ramp up COVID-19 testing?
Automotive News reporter Mike Martinez on the UAW's push to get all workers at GM, Ford and FCA factories tested for the coronavirus with rapid results.
Jun 11, 2020
June 10, 2020 | Fire and fury: A Calif. dealer left picking up the pieces
Ash Zaki, CEO of Euromotors Auto Group, revisits the night when protests turned violent and left his Mercedes-Benz of Oakland in ruins.
Jun 10, 2020
June 9, 2020 | How Hyundai's big gamble paid off
Randy Parker, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America, says the automaker is positioned for a stronger sales rebound after getting dealers to load up on existing inventory during the early days of the pandemic.
Jun 09, 2020
June 8, 2020 | Honda's new U.S. chief: A long-term perspective for dealers
American Honda's auto division boss Dave Gardner discusses the automaker's incentive strategy for retailers, his new role at the company and the protests stemming from the death of George Floyd.
Jun 08, 2020
June 5, 2020 | Scenario planning: Where does mobility go from here?
Scott Corwin, managing partner at Deloitte Consulting, outlines four potential outcomes that could play out for the mobility ecosystem after COVID-19.
Jun 05, 2020
June 4, 2020 | An industry in turmoil: Mexico's mounting woes
Struggles to meet U.S. demand for supplier parts, liquidity issues among suppliers, sinking auto sales and the threat of a second shock wave from the coronavirus. Troubles are piling up for Mexico's auto sector. Automotive News reporter Laurence Iliff offers insights into his coverage of the topic.
Jun 04, 2020
June 3, 2020 | Tom Doll: Subaru's 'fortress balance sheet'
Subaru of America CEO Tom Doll says the automaker has financial resources to withstand the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis due in part to record sales over the past decade.
Jun 03, 2020
June 2, 2020 | Buy-sell market shows signs of a rebound
Brodie Cobb, CEO of Presidio Group in San Francisco, says dealership buy-sell transactions at the investment banking firm are starting to pick up in the second quarter. He also weighs in on the terminated Asbury-Park Place deal and on how increased interest in private vehicle ownership is impacting dealership valuations.
Jun 02, 2020
June 1, 2020 | Dealer Joe Serra: Working with partners in a pandemic
The president of Serra Automotive in Grand Blanc, Mich., on giving dealer partners greater decision-making authority amid the pandemic; the benefits of being in a dealership group and how the company is creating ''good habits during bad times.''
Jun 01, 2020
Daily Drive: May 29, 2020 | Dean Evans: A marketing playbook for a pandemic
The executive vice president of discusses the do's and don'ts of automotive marketing during COVID-19.
May 29, 2020
Daily Drive: May 28, 2020 | Magna CEO: Why the industry can't afford another shutdown
Don Walker on the Canadian parts maker's North American operations; why automakers and suppliers have no option but to keep factories humming amid the outbreak.
May 28, 2020
Daily Drive: May 27, 2020 | Dealer John Bergstrom: Business conditions improving
John Bergstrom, chairman of Bergstrom Automotive, says the Wisconsin dealership group is seeing demand for new vehicles after showrooms across the state were allowed to reopen last week. He also discusses the company's early adoption of digital tools and the importance of staying connected with other retailers.
May 27, 2020
Daily Drive: May 26, 2020 | How life on the line has changed for U.S. auto workers
Automotive News reporters Michael Martinez and Hannah Lutz on how rank-and-file members are adjusting to new COVID-19 safety protocols at Ford and GM's North American factories.
May 26, 2020
Daily Drive: May 22, 2020 | Is car buying on the back burner?
Hans-Werner Kaas of McKinsey & Co. discusses key findings from the consulting firm's survey on how the pandemic is influencing consumers' intentions to purchase a vehicle; plus, shifting mobility habits.
May 22, 2020
Daily Drive: May 21, 2020 | Waymo's Krafcik on big cash raise, AVs and being in a 'good place'
Waymo CEO John Krafcik opens up about the company netting $3 billion in funding amid the pandemic, resuming self-driving vehicle testing on public roads in Phoenix. He also weighs in on the renewed desire for personal mobility; autonomous deliveries; emerging ''smarter'' from the crisis and more.
May 21, 2020
Daily Drive: May 20, 2020 | VW Group's Nikolai Ardey: Putting innovation in the fast lane
Nikolai Ardey, executive director of Volkswagen Group Innovation, discusses how the company is fast-tracking the development of future products, moving forward with a venture capital fund to take stakes in startups, and using its Konnect innovation hub to collaborate with the Israeli mobility community.
May 20, 2020
Daily Drive: May 19, 2020 | ZF: The challenges of a North America ramp-up
ZF Friedrichshafen board member Martin Fischer on restarting the German auto supplier's operations in the U.S. and Mexico. Plus, he discusses the financial woes facing lower-tier suppliers and lessons learned from China.
May 19, 2020
Daily Drive: May 18, 2020 | Balancing work and fear: A lesson for dealers and employees
Automotive News reporter Melissa Burden on the social media storm and backlash against a Louisiana dealership and its handling of an employee concerned about being exposed to COVID-19. What retailers can learn from the ordeal and the questions being raised about the legal rights of dealership employees.
May 18, 2020
Daily Drive: May 15, 2020 | Nissan COO: New products will 'bring momentum' to U.S.
Nissan's Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta discusses the automaker's transformation strategy; Jose Valls' departure; relationships with dealers and what the company is learning from the coronavirus crisis.
May 15, 2020
Daily Drive: May 14, 2020 | AutoNation's Mike Jackson on Musk being 'right,' an industry storm
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says he agrees with Elon Musk on Tesla's plant reopening; believes the worst is likely over for the auto retail industry. Plus, Jackson discusses Cheryl Miller's leave of absence; the shift to digital; how the pandemic is fueling demand for personal vehicle ownership and more.
May 14, 2020
Daily Drive: May 13, 2020 | A 'difficult summer' looms for supply base
Running out of cash. The need to consolidate. And rethinking research and development spending. Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Markit's automotive advisory service, warns of challenges ahead for suppliers as the outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the industry.
May 13, 2020
Daily Drive: May 12, 2020 | Stoneridge's bright light of innovation in dark times
Stoneridge CEO Jonathan DeGaynor describes a sunny outlook for the Michigan-based supplier. From winning its first PACE award to having a fortified balance sheet. Hear how the company is forging ahead with future technologies while gearing up to resume production.
May 12, 2020
Daily Drive: May 11, 2020 | How Bentley is beating expectations amid outbreak
Christophe Georges, Bentley's CEO of the Americas, says the ultraluxury brand's U.S. sales have risen 62 percent this year. Why the company is uniquely positioned and will continue to invest in physical product showcases.
May 11, 2020
Daily Drive: May 8, 2020 | JM&A's Heathcott: Dealers hitting the accelerator on virtual world
Forrest Heathcott, president of JM&A Group, opens up about giving dealers free access to the company's virtual finance and insurance training process playbook; the ''awkward blessing in disguise'' that has emerged from the crisis.
May 08, 2020
Daily Drive: May 7, 2020 | Dealer Don Flow: To the apocalypse and back
Flow Automotive CEO Don Flow discusses worst-case scenarios becoming reality; how the dealership group is creating a ''lean'' online sales process; safeguarding showrooms.
May 07, 2020
Daily Drive: May 6, 2020 | Tech bets take a back seat to pandemic
As automakers and suppliers continue to feel the economic pinch of the outbreak, they're rethinking big wagers and investments on future electrified and autonomous vehicle technologies. Automotive News reporter Alexa St. John offers insights into her coverage on the topic.
May 06, 2020
Daily Drive: May 5, 2020 | FCA designer Ralph Gilles: 'We haven't skipped a beat'
Fiat Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles discusses what his sketch pad looks like amid the pandemic; how the virus could reshape the design of future vehicles.
May 05, 2020
Daily Drive: May 4, 2020 | A dealer's prediction of an industry's black swan
Michelle Primm, general manager of Cascade Auto Group in Ohio, warned the automotive industry to prepare for the next downturn one year before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she's sharing her view of the current crisis and how dealers can come out the other side.
May 04, 2020
Daily Drive: May 1, 2020 | How a pandemic pulled the handbrake on McLaren
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the outbreak will most likely put the supercar maker about two years behind schedule to achieve its ambitious goals.
May 01, 2020
Daily Drive: April 30, 2020 | How one CEO tried to prevent the curve
TI Fluid Systems CEO Bill Kozyra weighs in on restarting the industry; implementing an ''extensive'' list of safety protocols; how the supplier ''beat the rush'' to protect employees from the virus.
Apr 30, 2020
Daily Drive: April 29, 2020 | KAR Global CEO: 'We're slowly working our way back'
KAR Global CEO Jim Hallett says there are ''encouraging signs'' for the wholesale vehicle auction company despite falling used-vehicle prices, an inventory glut and a switch from physical to digital sales.
Apr 29, 2020
Daily Drive: April 28, 2020 | Hella's view of the crisis
Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA, on how the auto parts supplier is bracing for market uncertainties; reprioritizing future projects and investments.
Apr 28, 2020
Daily Drive: April 27, 2020 | Adam Jonas: The risk of a 'zombie industry'
Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas provides a pulse-check on the industry; offers insights on Ford's future, industry consolidation, the harsh new reality some dealers face and more.
Apr 27, 2020
Daily Drive: April 24, 2020 | Why the LAcarGUY thinks retail is forever changed
LAcarGUY's Mike Sullivan opens up about the changing automotive retail environment; becoming "smarter and leaner" from the pandemic and maintaining open lines of communication with automakers.
Apr 24, 2020
Daily Drive: April 23, 2020 | Lear's road to reopening
Lear CEO Ray Scott goes inside the company's 51-page ''Safe Work Playbook''; innovation strategies and top priorities once the coronavirus tide turns.
Apr 23, 2020
Daily Drive: April 22, 2020 | Planes, helicopters and masks: Ford's massive save
Automotive News reporter Mike Martinez details how Ford grappled with a series of setbacks in the race to mass produce personal protective equipment in the U.S.
Apr 22, 2020
Daily Drive: April 21, 2020 | Hyundai Canada CEO: Customers caught in the middle
CEO Don Romano discusses the difficulties of online-only sales; bringing customers into showrooms by appointment only with safeguards in place.
Apr 21, 2020
Daily Drive: April 20, 2020 | A roadmap for restarting plants
As automakers prepare to restart North American assembly plants, J.D. Power's Doug Betts says some Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers may need additional support from manufacturers.
Apr 20, 2020
Daily Drive: April 17, 2020 | TrueCar CEO sees 'good signs' on the horizon
CEO Mike Darrow says web traffic on the third-party vehicle listings site has returned to pre-coronavirus levels, while the company's data on consumer engagement shows an increase in shopping activity in some hard-hit states.
Apr 17, 2020
Daily Drive: April 16, 2020 | Dale Pollak: Cash, strategy and a 'healthy dose of optimism'
Dealership software innovator and author Dale Pollak shares his advice on how dealers in the used-vehicle market can squeeze more cash out of inventories and overcome headwinds from the virus.
Apr 16, 2020
Daily Drive: April 15, 2020 | Mike Maroone: A tale of two states in auto retail
Maroone USA CEO Mike Maroone straddles state differences in Colorado and Florida during COVID-19; ''never dreamt'' of disruption that doesn't have ''specific end.''
Apr 15, 2020
Daily Drive: April 14, 2020 | PSA's Larry Dominique on FCA merger, U.S. retail plans amid pandemic
PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique says the company's planned merger with Fiat Chrysler remains on track to close by year-end despite the outbreak and sees the industry shift to digital as a chance to accelerate plans to re-enter the North American market.
Apr 14, 2020
Daily Drive: April 13, 2020 | GM's Barry Engle: Virus impact like a 'World War II experience'
Barry Engle, GM's president of the Americas, says the pandemic's impact on the automotive industry and economy draws parallels to a period in history that also caused significant disruption and gave birth to new business opportunities.
Apr 13, 2020
Daily Drive: April 10, 2020 | Ford's Farley: 'We're getting our ducks in a row'
Ford COO Jim Farley discusses scenario plans and intermediate steps the company is taking to prepare to bring back employees once the coronavirus outbreak subsides.
Apr 10, 2020
Daily Drive: April 9, 2020 | A call for dealers to assist hard-hit New York, New Jersey
Constellation Agency CEO Diana Lee is urging dealers in New York and New Jersey to join a new group called the Do-Good Auto Coalition to help local communities in the area get much-needed resources during the outbreak.
Apr 09, 2020
Daily Drive: April 8, 2020 | Mark Fields: Automakers and suppliers need to hit 'reset' button
Former Ford CEO Mark Fields weighs in on the changes automakers and suppliers need to make to ensure manufacturing processes, including adjustments to safety protocols, are robust once operations resume following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 08, 2020
Daily Drive: April 7, 2020 | Post-coronavirus: How auto retailing may change forever
Automotive News reporter Lindsay VanHulle offers insights into her coverage on how dealerships across the U.S. are surviving during the pandemic and adapting to the rapidly changing digital landscape.
Apr 07, 2020
Daily Drive: April 6, 2020 | How one EV startup became a canary in China's coal mine
Bordrin North America President Jerry Lavine discusses the initial hurdles the EV startup faced in China as COVID-19 swept through the region and how the company is recalibrating ambitions to bring its first vehicle to market.
Apr 06, 2020
Daily Drive: April 3, 2020 | NADA's Welch: Liquidity is 'the name of the game' for dealers
NADA CEO Peter Welch says capital preservation is becoming a challenge for dealers as they cope with the financial stress of the outbreak. Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Apr 03, 2020
Daily Drive: April 2, 2020 | Will Toyota's new boss take a page from Lentz's crisis playbook?
Automotive News reporter Larry Vellequette discusses the top priorities for Toyota's new North America CEO Ted Ogawa, who is now tasked with steering the automaker through the COVID-19 pandemic after his predecessor Jim Lentz retired this week. Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Apr 02, 2020
Daily Drive: April 1, 2020 | COVID-19: An insider's view of the road ahead
Asian market specialist Michael Dunne has observed the "three phases" of COVID-19 in China and discusses the challenges automakers, suppliers and dealerships operating in the U.S. will face in the coming months. Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Apr 01, 2020
Daily Drive: March 31, 2020 | Cox takes 'hard' hit to help dealers
Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz says the company is significantly reducing the price of all software products, including dealership management systems to help dealers stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.
Mar 31, 2020
Daily Drive: March 30, 2020 | puts 'company muscle' behind dealers
CEO Alex Vetter discusses the online shopping site's lobbying efforts to deem dealership sales operations as essential services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 30, 2020
Daily Drive: March 27, 2020 | How Schomp Auto Group navigated a whipsaw in Colorado
Aaron Wallace, dealer principal at Colorado's Schomp Automotive Group, says the company is prepared to tackle crisis, navigate changes in buyer habits. Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 27, 2020
Daily Drive: March 26, 2020 | Buy-sell deals stall amid outbreak
Dealership buy-sell expert Mark Johnson says the coronavirus pandemic is pushing deals back at least a quarter, leading to losses for sellers.
Mar 26, 2020
Daily Drive: March 25, 2020 | Behind the D3's decision to shutter U.S. plants
Automotive News reporter Mike Martinez discusses the timeline of events leading to the decision to close the U.S. factories of Ford, GM and FCA as pressure over the coronavirus response continued to mount. Events are changing daily as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak become clear. During this time, Automotive News will replace its weekly video feature with a daily podcast series, hosted by Publisher Jason Stein. He'll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 25, 2020
Daily Drive: March 24, 2020 | Toyota's Bob Carter 'confident' industry will recover
Toyota Motor North America's Bob Carter remains bullish on the outlook for the U.S. economy despite falling demand for new vehicles amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 24, 2020
Daily Drive: March 23, 2020 | Manheim places more restrictions on auctions
President Grace Huang says buyers and sellers will no longer be allowed to represent their vehicles at auction locations as the company makes a quick adjustment to last week's digital-only move. Join Automotive News publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 23, 2020
Daily Drive: March 20, 2020 | Ally's pledge to help dealers, customers
Ally Financial marketing chief Andrea Brimmer says the lender is ''stepping up'' to help stimulate car shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Events are changing daily as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak become clear. During this time, Automotive News will replace its weekly video feature with a daily podcast series, hosted by Publisher Jason Stein. He'll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 20, 2020
Daily Drive: March 19, 2020 | How fast can the auto industry bounce back?
Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research, explains why automakers and suppliers may be slower than other industries to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Mar 19, 2020
Daily Drive: March 18, 2020 | From solid ground to 'sudden whiplash'
Mack McLarty, vice chairman of RML Automotive in Dallas, discusses the uncertainties and challenges ahead for dealers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Events are changing daily as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak become clear. During this time, Automotive News will replace its weekly video feature with a daily podcast series, hosted by Publisher Jason Stein. He'll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 18, 2020
Daily Drive: March 17, 2020 | Hyundai's Jose Munoz: 'We are getting ready for the worst'
Hyundai Global COO Jose Munoz discusses how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting retailers. Events are changing daily as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak become clear. During this time, Automotive News will replace its weekly video feature with a daily podcast series, hosted by Publisher Jason Stein. He'll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry.
Mar 17, 2020
Daily Drive: March 16, 2020 | Life on lockdown in Italy
Events are changing daily as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak become clear. During this time, Automotive News will replace its weekly video feature with a daily podcast series, hosted by Publisher Jason Stein. He'll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry. Automotive News Europe editor Luca Ciferri describes what life is like under coronavirus quarantine in Italy.
Mar 16, 2020
March 14, 2020 | FCA's Ram brand listens, responds to customer input
March 14, 2020 | FCA's Ram brand listens, responds to customer input by Automotive News
Mar 13, 2020
March 7, 2020 | Did Ghosn put Nissan in a bad position?
A preview of Automotive News' exclusive interview with Carlos Ghosn. Can the indicted ex-Nissan boss rebuild his legacy after fleeing Japan for Lebanon? Plus, funding Waymo's autonomous vehicle ambitions.
Mar 06, 2020
February 29, 2020 | Can Ford capitalize on connectivity?
Will incoming Ford COO Jim Farley's turnaround plan solve the automaker's growing woes? Plus, the illusion of semi-autonomous tech.
Feb 28, 2020
February 22, 2020 | Why 2020 is Honda's 'growth year'
Outgoing American Honda auto division boss Henio Arcangeli Jr. sees the shrinking U.S. passenger car market as a growth opportunity for the Honda and Acura brands.
Feb 22, 2020
February 15, 2020 | Jeep's evolution
Jeep boss Jim Morrison discusses the pickup craze, the brand's growth and bringing in new products.
Feb 15, 2020
February 8, 2020 | 2020 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees
Why a designer, manufacturing chief, parts boss and car-crazy comedian are being inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Feb 07, 2020
February 1, 2020 | Prepping for the electric pickup onslaught
As automakers of all sizes prepare to pack the U.S. market with electric pickups, will established manufacturers with 'buzz-worthy' nameplates rule work sites?
Jan 31, 2020
January 25, 2020 | Dale Pollak's 'good news-bad news' story
Dealership software innovator and author Dale Pollak is making a 'fundamental shift' in strategy as retailers see net profitability slip on the used-vehicle front.
Jan 24, 2020
January 18, 2020 | Why education is key to overcoming subscription 'hurdles'
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Jan 17, 2020
January 11, 2020 | Dealer spots tech trends at CES
New York auto retailer Brian Benstock searches the CES show floor for technology that can give his Honda and Acura stores a competitive edge.
Jan 10, 2020
January 4, 2020 | Why Carlos Ghosn won't stay silent
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Jan 03, 2020
December 21, 2019 | 2019 year in review: Spotlight on FCA
From Fiat Chrysler's planned merger with PSA to GM's bombshell racketeering lawsuit against the maker of Jeeps and Rams, we discuss how FCA dominated the headlines in 2019.
Dec 20, 2019
December 14, 2019 | Bob Carter: Why Toyota continues to invest in sedans
Toyota Motor North America's Bob Carter says Toyota and Lexus will introduce 31 new products over the next three years. Plus, boosting dealer confidence and a 'strong' U.S. sales outlook.
Dec 13, 2019
December 7, 2019 | Carlos Tavares: Brands are the 'core engine' of planned FCA-PSA merger
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares explains why a merger with FCA is 'best' for both automakers. Plus, what a deal could spell for dealers.
Dec 06, 2019
November 30, 2019 | Lincoln's 'quiet flight'
Lincoln marketing chief Michael Sprague says fresh products and 'effortless' service experiences give the brand an opportunity to attract baby boomers, loyalists and millennials.
Nov 29, 2019
November 23, 2019 | VW's 'big' EV ambitions
Scott Keogh is leading Volkswagen Group of America's effort to make EVs exciting and affordable while giving dealers a competitive edge.
Nov 22, 2019
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Nov 20, 2019
November 16, 2019 | Toyota exec answers the call
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Nov 15, 2019
November 9, 2019 | Kettering University's mobility push
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Nov 08, 2019
November 2, 2019 | Tammy Darvish on 'love' for auto retail industry
AutoCanada's U.S. boss Tammy Darvish on re-entering the retail arena, priorities for Chicago-area stores and the importance of succession planning.
Nov 01, 2019
October 26, 2019 | Mike Maroone: This business has always been 'tough'
Maroone USA CEO Mike Maroone discusses returning to the dealership space, expansion plans, knowledge transfer and Carvana's growth potential.
Oct 25, 2019
October 19, 2019 | Mitsu's quest to be a 'new kind of challenger'
Mitsubishi Motors North America CMO Kimberley Gardiner discusses the automaker's revamped marketing efforts, opportunities for dealers and the benefits of being a small fish in a big automotive pond.
Oct 18, 2019
October 12, 2019 | NADA chair on affordability, data, parts pinch
Despite a strong SAAR, NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist says growing in a slightly-declining market presents pricey challenges for dealers who are facing higher sales targets.
Oct 11, 2019
October 5, 2019 | Revero GT kicks off Karma's product blitz
Chinese-owned and California-based startup Karma Automotive sees a profitable future with its low-volume 2020 Revero GT plug-in hybrid. Can the vehicle stand out among a throng of eco-friendly luxury offerings?
Oct 04, 2019
September 28, 2019 | Audi e-tron: A high-voltage future
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Sep 27, 2019
September 21, 2019 | AutoNation CEO Cheryl Miller's first 60 days
New AutoNation CEO Cheryl Miller is confident the retailer's brand balance, strategic partnerships with tech firms and focus on fixed operations will help ward off future headwinds.
Sep 20, 2019
September 14, 2019 | How Opel rebounded from red to black
Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller discusses the automaker's path to profitability after nearly two decades of losses under General Motors.
Sep 13, 2019
September 7, 2019 | Inside Lear's 'anti-cubical' innovation space
Lear CEO Ray Scott on crafting new technology and attracting employees in a connected, electric, fast-moving auto industry.
Sep 06, 2019
August 31, 2019 | JM Family to 'raise the bar' in retailing
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Aug 30, 2019
August 24, 2019 | Navigating 'transit deserts'
GM mobility executive Alex Keros on how to breathe new life into 'transit deserts' through innovative car-sharing options.
Aug 23, 2019
Aug. 17, 2019 | Celebrating car culture
Car culture is on full display this weekend from the biggest automotive gathering in the world at the Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Automakers use the events to connect one-on-one with customers.
Aug 16, 2019
August 10, 2019 | Auto industry 'candy'
Continental N.A. boss Jeff Klei sees the auto industry's mobility efforts taking two distinct paths. Which route will reach full autonomy first?
Aug 09, 2019
August 3, 2019 | Chasing the AV 'dream'...but to what end?
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Aug 02, 2019
July 27, 2019 | Caddy seeks 'Xennials'
Cadillac's latest brand 'reset' includes the launch of the long-awaited XT6. Will the big CUV help Caddy find its identity?
Jul 28, 2019
July 20, 2019 | 'Changemakers' join Auto Hall of Fame
From a visionary CEO to a boundary-breaking race car driver, the Automotive Hall of Fame's 2019 inductees changed the way business is done in the boardroom, at the dealership and on the track.
Jul 19, 2019
July 13, 2019 | Automakers, UAW fight opioid crisis
The opioid crisis has penetrated auto plants, in part because workers have resorted to medication to manage pain from chronic injuries. Hear how manufacturers and the UAW are collaborating to solve the problem.
Jul 12, 2019
July 6, 2019 | Wayland lets go of the wheel
From tailgate debates to vocal CEOs and a Ram prediction that missed the mark, outgoing Weekend Drive host Mike Wayland recalls some of his favorite show moments.
Jul 05, 2019
June 29, 2019 | Analyzing the 'Jump' in U.S. fleet sales
Lower discounts and different customers are helping to fuel 'healthier' U.S. fleet sales as retail demand weakens.
Jun 28, 2019
June 22, 2019 | Korean quality: From ‘disastrous’ to domination
The dominance of Genesis, Kia and Hyundai should be no surprise; behind the Ford-Lincoln leap; European brands suffer from infotainment issues.
Jun 21, 2019
June 15, 2019 | Waymo designer on riders, safety, trust
Waymo is aiming to build user trust by providing a transparent environment inside the company's self-driving vehicles. Plus, fine-tuning a trip to Costco.
Jun 14, 2019
June 8, 2019 | Dealers in debt: How selling 'out of trust' is sinking some retailers
Shrinking margins, rising interest rates and costly facility upgrades have led some dealers to violate contracts with lenders. We discuss how retailers can protect their businesses.
Jun 07, 2019
June 1, 2019 | FCA-Renault chat: Is Nissan the biggest 'loser'?
Fiat Chrysler's proposed tie-up with Renault could give FCA greater access to 'critical' technology and help stabilize Renault. Plus, why a deal could make Nissan the biggest 'loser.'
May 31, 2019
May 25, 2019 | Will global trade tensions delay Polestar's U.S. debut?
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath discusses the brand's strategy for entering the U.S. market. Plus, why the company is not aiming to conquest Tesla owners with Polestar's first full-electric sedan.
May 24, 2019
May 18, 2019 | Inclusive dealership environment should be the 'norm'
Subaru dealer Jeff Morrill discusses how women in the automotive retail sector can help create stronger customer connections, enhance decision making and improve a store’s culture.
May 17, 2019
May 11, 2019 | Will buy-sell activity ease in '19?
Dealership buy-sell expert Mark Johnson says the market is experiencing a bit of a 'hangover' despite a steady stream of deals. Will retailers increase M&A activity as the industry faces a potential downturn?
May 10, 2019
May 4, 2019 | Zotye USA boss: 'We have exactly what consumers are looking for'
Zotye USA is solidifying its product, dealership and management portfolios as the firm prepares to sell Chinese vehicles in the U.S. by early 2021. Zotye leaders say the company's 'script' for auto retailing is impressing dealers.
May 03, 2019
April 27, 2019 | Big bets on Ford and Rivian
How will the new partnership between Ford and EV startup Rivian evolve? The 'value and benefit' of a carbon fiber bed on the Sierra pickup. Plus, Lincoln looks to turn back time with its 'youthful' 2020 Corsair.
Apr 26, 2019
April 20, 2019 | Jose Munoz: Why Hyundai will have a visible 'impact' on the market
In an exclusive interview, new Hyundai COO Jose Munoz discusses his top priorities for the automaker, lessons from Nissan, the Carlos Ghosn saga and time away from the auto industry.
Apr 19, 2019
April 13, 2019 | TI Automotive's 'thoughtful' approach to innovation
TI Automotive CEO William Kozyra explains how the supplier is making hybrid and full-electric vehicles more efficient as automakers look to shift away from gasoline-powered cars. Plus, why life is better in the fast lane.
Apr 12, 2019
April 6, 2019 | Revamped Ford Escape's different 'point of view'
Ford's product development boss Hau Thai-Tang says the automaker is targeting a more 'sophisticated' urban buyer with the next-gen Escape. Will new styling and tech help the compact CUV outrun rivals?
Apr 05, 2019
March 30, 2019 | Is Renault the 'right choice' for FCA?
Could Renault's reported plan to merge with Nissan and then pursue Fiat Chrysler allow FCA's owners to exit the mass-market automobile business and 'cash in'?
Mar 29, 2019
March 23, 2019 | Prepping for a new automotive economy
How will automakers and dealers sell vehicles beyond 2030? PSA's Larry Dominique and Flow Automotive's Eric Flow foresee a blended digital and physical experience with a focus on satisfying customers.
Mar 22, 2019
March 16, 2019 | UAW preps for tough contract talks
The UAW is gearing up for potentially 'contentious' contract negotiations with GM, Ford and FCA this summer. Plus, strike strategies and the nation's opioid crisis take center stage at the union's bargaining convention.
Mar 15, 2019
March 9, 2019 | Toyota exec on hybrids, AVs and Akio Toyoda
Toyota EVP Didier Leroy insists the automaker's 'DNA' will keep the company competitive as car ownership evolves. Plus, Toyota's guarded approach to fully autonomous vehicles.
Mar 08, 2019
March 2, 2019 | AN's Rick Johnson on Sergio, Elon and adventures abroad
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Mar 01, 2019
February 23, 2019 | AutoNation's Jackson: Why Liebert has the 'skills' we need
AutoNation's outgoing CEO Mike Jackson and his successor, Carl Liebert, discuss the road ahead for the largest dealership group in the U.S. Plus, what Liebert brings to the table and why Jackson is 'excited' to hand over the reins.
Feb 22, 2019
February 16, 2019 | Ford's Hinrichs on trade, competitiveness, Canada
Ford's global operations boss Joe Hinrichs says North America must maintain a strong auto industry to take on China and the European Union. Plus, Hinrichs discusses capacity calls, avoiding surprises and Canadian memories.
Feb 15, 2019
February 9, 2019 | Why upcoming Bronco will be Ford's most 'pivotal' launch
Ford N.A. boss Kumar Galhotra says the next-gen Bronco SUV will stay true to its DNA. Plus, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia discusses the company's ambitious growth plan and why he's fond of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Feb 08, 2019
February 2, 2019 | Subaru's Tom Doll: Why it's really the retailers who sell the cars
Subaru of America CEO Tom Doll discusses the automaker's decade of yearly U.S. sales records and dealer profitability. Can updated products keep the automaker's sales red hot?
Feb 01, 2019
January 26, 2019 | Why automakers should 'learn' from GM's Barra
Affordability emerges as a headwind for U.S. auto sales. Plus, GM CEO Mary Barra should be 'applauded' for her restructuring plan, while Ford may be giving VW more than it's getting in return.
Jan 25, 2019
January 19, 2019 | Why the 2019 Detroit auto show 'suffered'
Ford makes a splash, Cadillac plays it safe and Infiniti misses its cue. Plus, we explain why the 2019 Detroit auto show felt like a bad breakup.
Jan 18, 2019
January 12, 2019 | Hiroto Saikawa's post-Ghosn world
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa faces big challenges following the arrest and ouster of chairman Carlos Ghosn. We discuss Nissan’s next steps, Ghosn's time behind bars and the media 'spectacle' surrounding the case.
Jan 11, 2019
January 5, 2019 | Does Detroit's move help CES?
Has the Detroit auto show been demoted to 'junior varsity' status? Plus, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year predictions.
Jan 04, 2019
December 15, 2018 | Toyota's Jack Hollis on the state of the auto industry
Toyota Division general manager Jack Hollis says the upcoming Supra is an 'emotional' addition to the automaker's family. Plus, an industry ‘reality check,’ Olympic opportunities and a Lexus holiday tradition.
Dec 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 | Mitsubishi's Diaz: 'We need to grow rapidly'
Mitsubishi Motors North America CEO Fred Diaz discusses retail strategy, alliance opportunities and 'lifelong' friends at Ram. Plus, why the e-Evolution concept is the 'prelude' to the company's future.
Dec 08, 2018
December 1, 2018 | Jeep Gladiator’s 14-year journey
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.
Nov 30, 2018
November 24, 2018 | 2018's top auto 'turkeys': Musk, Ford, UAW
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.'
Nov 23, 2018
November 17, 2018 | Ford's baby Bronco: A Renegade rival?
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.
Nov 16, 2018
November 10, 2018 | Volvo's N.A. chief on 'well-educated' retailers
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.
Nov 09, 2018
November 3, 2018 | Aston's Laura Schwab: 'This isn't just about men driving sports cars'
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.
Nov 02, 2018
October 27, 2018 | Ford, Tesla Q3 takeaways
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.
Oct 26, 2018
October 20, 2018 | Ford's Farley: We have to be a lot more 'profitable'
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.
Oct 19, 2018
October 13, 2018 | Mike Jackson's state of the industry report
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.
Oct 12, 2018
October 6, 2018 | PSA's U.S. plan: 'Step in and stay'
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.
Oct 05, 2018
September 29, 2018 | F-150 hybrid to 'power' worksites
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.
Sep 29, 2018
September 22, 2018 | Can dealers weather the next economic storm?
The 2008 financial crisis reshaped auto retailing as innovations were born out of desperation. Plus, can AutoNation prosper without Mike Jackson as CEO?
Sep 21, 2018
September 15, 2018 | Inside BorgWarner’s ‘evolution’
New BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde on committing to internal combustion engines, preparing for a diesel decline and capitalizing on the crossover craze.
Sep 14, 2018
September 8, 2018 | Why Hyundai likes Sunday
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?
Sep 07, 2018
September 1, 2018 | Sierra’s tailgate: Game changer or gimmick?
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.
Aug 31, 2018
August 25, 2018 | Rolling the dice on future tech
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?
Aug 24, 2018
August 18, 2018 | D3 pickup battle intensifies
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.
Aug 18, 2018
August 11, 2018 | Clipping along: Weekend Drive at 1
Weekend Drive celebrates its first birthday. 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 stayed in Vegas.
Aug 10, 2018
August 4, 2018 | Conti opens doors with fingerprints, facial scans
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.
Aug 04, 2018
July 28, 2018 | How do you follow Sergio Marchionne?
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?
Jul 28, 2018
July 21, 2018 | Mike Jackson: Auto tariffs are ‘horrific’ for industry
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.
Jul 20, 2018
July 14, 2018 | Can midengine ‘Vette halt skidding sales?
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.
Jul 13, 2018
July 7, 2018 | Are auto shows on the verge of vanishing?
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.
Jul 06, 2018
June 30, 2018 | Staying bullish on auto sales, but keeping an eye on tariffs
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.
Jun 29, 2018
June 23, 2018 | GM’s ‘logical’ leadership direction
Cadillac gets a ‘car guy’ in Reuss; Cruise secures its ‘captain’ in Ammann. Plus, the ascension of Genesis, Kia and Hyundai.
Jun 22, 2018
June 16, 2018 | The UAW’s united front?
Why ‘bombshells’ fizzled at the UAW convention. Plus, Ohio’s ‘Smart City’ prepares for an electric and autonomous future.
Jun 15, 2018
June 9, 2018 | Is Trump driving the auto industry off a cliff?
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.
Jun 08, 2018
June 2, 2018 | Is AV testing endangering humans?
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.
Jun 01, 2018
May 26, 2018 | GM’s ‘difficult’ engine pitch
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.
May 25, 2018
May 19, 2018 | The science of racing
Car companies continue to deploy top engineers to racetracks where technology is tested under extreme environmental and competitive conditions. And the stakes are expected to get even higher as manufacturers and racing series advance their pursuit of vehicle electrification.
May 18, 2018
May 12, 2018 | Yazaki’s Bo Andersson: Partsmaker, professor, perfectionist
Former GM purchasing boss and AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is now a supplier chief at wiring giant Yazaki. That’s where the hard-nosed executive spends most of his time on the factory floor, aims for zero product defects and preaches the four building blocks of successful supplier-OEM relationships. (720720)
May 11, 2018
May 5, 2018 | ‘Big trouble’ ahead for Ford’s car plan?
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.
May 04, 2018
April 28, 2018 | Ford owns full-size pickup mileage crown...for now
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Apr 27, 2018
April 21, 2018 | Where ousted executives went wrong at Cadillac, VW
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.
Apr 20, 2018
April 14, 2018 | Bob Lutz is far from maxed out
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.
Apr 13, 2018
April 7, 2018 | Inside Tesla’s turbulent week
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.
Apr 06, 2018
March 31, 2018 | Ford’s Farley on what Lincoln ‘does well’
Ford’s global markets boss Jim Farley discusses dealer relations, the showroom of the future and why big vehicles are in Lincoln’s wheelhouse.
Mar 30, 2018
March 24, 2018 | How dealers can get buyers into the ‘right car, at the right time’
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.”
Mar 23, 2018
March 17, 2018 | Did Ford answer Wall Street’s challenge?
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.
Mar 16, 2018
March 10, 2018 | Dreaming in Geneva, working in Indy
Polestar, Aston shine in Geneva. Not a ‘peep’ from the Detroit 3. Tesla’s work-ready Model S. A smokin’ Nissan Titan. Plus, is GMC following in Ford’s footsteps?
Mar 09, 2018
March 3, 2018 | Look who’s talking to Ford’s ‘self-driving’ car
Miami slice: A saucy debate over’s Ford’s ‘autonomous’ pizza-delivery car. This is not your father’s Buick Regal. Plus, BMW and Mercedes play catch-up with Tesla in Europe.
Mar 02, 2018
February 24, 2018 | Filling Sergio’s shoes
Will Sergio’s successor be a product, numbers or turnaround guru?; Pronouncing Marchionne can be maddening; Ford won’t tolerate ‘inappropriate behavior.’
Feb 23, 2018
February 17, 2018 | Everything you didn’t know about Canada
What plateau? Canada’s auto sales are booming. Protecting ‘Silicon Valley north’ talent. Why some Canadian dealers set up shop in the U.S. One Hyundai exec’s poor stickhandling skills. Plus, a controversy is brewing.
Feb 16, 2018
February 10, 2018 | Super Bowl auto ads hits and misses
Should Ram's MLK spot be applauded? Toyota's emotional ads fail to take off; while Hyundai gets 'kudos.' Kia Stinger promo is a 'brilliant' concept. FCA's 'scattered' messaging. Dodge Hellcats take a joyride online.
Feb 09, 2018
February 3, 2018 | Diesel will survive fume-test mess
Fume tests on monkeys, humans still won’t kill diesel. UAW-FCA scandal: Union’s foundation at stake. Honda’s Passport play. Plus, a ‘hell’ of a Chevrolet Blazer.
Feb 02, 2018
January 27, 2018 | How GM’s Cruise AV could steer future robocars
Is GM cruisin’ ahead of the autonomous pack? Waymo is the ‘dark horse’ to watch. Why Tesla is better off without Musk. Skidding in a Stinger. Plus, clipping the wings of flying cars.
Jan 26, 2018
January 20, 2018 | Ram’s ammunition against rival Silverado, Detroit auto show hits, misses
From the Detroit auto show: Why the new Ram 1500 is like 'sitting in a Tesla,' while Silverado keeps us guessing; Ranger, Bullitt hit, Forte, Veloster and Jetta miss. Plus, Molly McQueen on learning 'difficult' stick shift.
Jan 19, 2018
January 13, 2018 | Detroit’s variety show has pickups, fuel-sippers, sedans
Detroit auto show picks up the pace with new Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado; Ford loads 2018 Mustang Bullitt; Lutz, Clinton and other Motown memories; Why the CES ecosystem ‘needs a flush.’
Jan 12, 2018
January 6, 2018 | Crossovers to doom passenger cars in ’18?
CUVs outsell passenger cars; Lincoln bounces back; Tesla remains a niche player; F-150 stays No. 1: We make industry predictions for 2018.
Jan 05, 2018
December 23, 2017 | Unifor’s Jerry Dias on striking, trading and investing
Unifor President Jerry Dias: GM’s CAMI plant was the ‘poster child’ for NAFTA’s problems. Plus, is the Dodge Demon naughty or nice?
Dec 22, 2017
December 16, 2017 | GM or Ford: Who’s ahead in the robocar race?
Heavyweights GM and Ford duke it out in the robocar ring. Why Tesla’s electric semi is ‘hauling hopes and dreams.’ Plus, how Buick is standing out in a sagging sedan segment.
Dec 15, 2017
December 9, 2017 | Lincoln vs. Caddy in old-school luxury battle; The appeal of Audi
Lincoln and Cadillac square off in a big SUV clash. Plus, Audi's appeal and BMW's potential path to the top.
Dec 08, 2017
December 2, 2017 | How Lincoln, Mazda, Range Rover scored in L.A.
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Dec 01, 2017
November 25, 2017 | Appreciating Tesla, Dodge, stick shifts and gas-gauge arrows
Elon Musk, the horsepower-happy Dodge brand and stick shifts: Things we are thankful for. Plus, finding value in the gas-gauge arrow.
Nov 24, 2017
November 18, 2017 | Could underdog Geely rule the world?; Tempting Tesla loyalists
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Nov 17, 2017
November 11, 2017 | Behind Bob Lutz’s ‘end of the automotive era’ prophecy
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Nov 10, 2017
November 4, 2017 | Honda Civic looks to end Toyota Camry’s reign; A winning Wrangler recipe
Civic eyes Camry’s title while Dodge looks to pass Chevy in pony car sales race. Plus, Jeep’s winning Wrangler recipe.
Nov 03, 2017
October 28, 2017 | Does Nissan Titan really have global potential?; Finding solutions to sexism
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Oct 26, 2017
October 21, 2017 | ‘Ram-erado’ won’t outsell competition; Who can afford pricey car subscriptions?
Next-gen Ram 1500 needs more to win No.2 pickup spot. Plus, who can afford pricey car subscriptions?
Oct 20, 2017
October 14, 2017 | What’s new on next-gen Wrangler, Are strikes still an effective strategy?
Changes are in store for next-gen Wrangler powertrain, roof. Plus, how the GM-Unifor labor dispute highlights mixed results of the union tool.
Oct 13, 2017
October 7, 2017 | Tesla flunks Model 3 manufacturing test, Ford CEO’s vague ‘catch-up’ plan
Elon Musk fails to deliver on production targets…again. Plus, Ford CEO Jim Hackett’s vague vision and Nissan’s alleged surveillance tactics.
Oct 06, 2017
September 30, 2017 | Life after Ford, rivals fund Tesla, BMW’s logo is back in black...and white
Ford’s former PAG brands thrive after escaping the Blue Oval’s shadow. Plus, BMW’s logo is back in black...and white.
Sep 29, 2017
September 23, 2017 | Car keys to become extinct?, Solving VW’s trust problem, VR in car design
VW must win back U.S. trust with electrification. Plus, virtual tools can help car designers, but clay is here to stay.
Sep 22, 2017
September 16, 2017 | Frankfurt’s winners and losers, the evolution of EVs, all in on autonomy
Kia’s ‘sexier Stinger’ and orange rides turn heads in Frankfurt. Plus, the evolution of EVs.
Sep 15, 2017
September 9, 2017 | Nissan Leaf’s lackluster range, brands skip Frankfurt, learning from disasters
Why Nissan could regret choosing value over range for the 2018 all-electric Leaf. Plus, the death of the auto show?
Sep 08, 2017
September 2, 2017 | Uber’s cleanup job, GMC's ‘idiot-proof’ gear shifter, Ford's pizza robocar
Cleaning up Uber’s reputation should be a cinch for incoming CEO Dara Khosrowshahi – if he avoids his predecessor’s missteps. Plus, GMC's new ‘idiot-proof’ gear shifter
Sep 01, 2017
August 26, 2017 | Jeep’s potential sale, Ford’s much-needed spark and cashing in on Gen Y
As China’s Great Wall Motor taps the brakes in its pursuit of FCA’s Jeep brand, Ford wants to spark a relationship with another Chinese automaker to build EVs. Plus, Gen Yers who covet the ‘burbs and big SUVs.
Aug 25, 2017
August 19, 2017 | Addressing the CEO rebellion, NAFTA renegotiation and Jeep factor
As U.S. President Donald Trump’s CEO panels crumbled, his top trade chief demanded a redesigned NAFTA. Plus, could the White House block a Chinese automaker’s potential purchase of FCA?
Aug 18, 2017
August 12, 2017 | Addressing the UAW’s loss, Faraday’s future and Mazda’s moonshot
The UAW’s failed attempt to organize a Nissan plant and charges of conspiracy between union and Fiat Chrysler officials have put the UAW in a vulnerable position. Meanwhile, struggling startup Faraday Future finds a new home – but does it matter? And Mazda’s diesel-like gasoline powerplant signals the internal combustion engine isn’t dead yet.
Aug 11, 2017
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Aug 04, 2017