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IIHS outruns NHTSA as pacesetter in safety

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
IIHS crash tests go beyond what's required by the government, and automakers have responded to the results by making substantial engineering changes quickly.

Renault-Nissan will be No. 3 globally in 3 years, CEO says

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. He sees the alliance rising from its current No.

Nissan's big bet on America

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Nearly two years ago, Carlos Ghosn bemoaned Nissan Motor Corp.'s lackluster performance in North America as his biggest "disappointment." Now, the CEO's fix-it man, Jose Munoz says the U.S. is a "powerhouse" again and the comeback is gaining speed.

Minor dings, major drop in Mercedes' reliability score

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
It wasn't cranky engines, shiftless transmissions or funky infotainment systems that sunk Mercedes-Benz last week in the Consumer Reports Car Brand Report Cards.

Tata's quiet titan is still a man of action

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Two years into his official retirement from the auto business, Ratan Tata continues to steal the show.

Eat at the food court, buy a car

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Aloha Auto Group sells about 3,500 new and used vehicles a year from its seven Kia dealerships, across the islands of Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. His mall location sells about 200, mostly new, vehicles a year.

Changes shake up Germany's top auto ranks

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Germany's automotive ranks are undergoing a generational shift.

Behind Ford's big performance push

2 mars 2015 - 05:01
Increased speed and performance is the new mantra at Ford Motor Co. as the company scrambles to differentiate itself from rivals.

Hyundai recalls more than 200,000 Elantras over steering problem

1 mars 2015 - 13:14
Hyundai is recalling 204,768 Elantras because of a power steering defect that might cause the cars to suddenly revert to manual steering, the company said in a report filed with federal safety regulators.

Ultraluxury brands on course for near 40% rise by 2020

1 mars 2015 - 05:01
Strong demand for ultraluxury brands -- driven by new models, improved U.S.

Ford Flex: High ratings but low sales

1 mars 2015 - 05:01
The Ford Flex has a distinctive look, good reliability ratings and loyal owners. It's one of only two 2015 Ford nameplates recommended by Consumer Reports, and half of Flex buyers are new to Ford. But it was also the brand's slowest-selling U.

Volvo self-driving car to hit Swedish roads

1 mars 2015 - 05:01
Volvo Cars' Drive Me pilot program announced last week will push autonomous driving a step closer to reality by putting 100 self-driving XC90 crossovers on Swedish streets by 2017.

In a frigid winter, a torrid start to 2015

28 févr. 2015 - 05:01
U.S. auto sales have started 2015 on a stronger note than expected, increasing the industry's chances of cracking 17 million vehicles this year for the first time since 2001.

From behind the scenes to Honda's center stage

28 févr. 2015 - 05:01
The consensus-driven leadership style of Honda CEO-designate Takahiro Hachigo could bring a sense of closure and cohesion to the automaker after a tumultuous era marred by economic crises, natural disasters and quality glitches.

Dodge dealers called out for 'unscrupulous' Hellcat sales practices by FCA exec

28 févr. 2015 - 02:32
Fiat Chrysler has taken the unusual step of warning some of its most enthusiastic customers -- about some of its dealers.

GM tells Ally that GM Financial will get all of Chevy's subsidized leases

27 févr. 2015 - 23:30
General Motors has notified Ally Financial that it will steer all of its lease subsidies for the Chevrolet brand to captive finance company GM Financial, instead of sharing them among Ally, GM Financial, and to a lesser extent, U.S. Bank.

Chevy Trax 'Hidden Gems' campaign leverages social media

27 févr. 2015 - 20:21
Chevrolet is getting creative with its social media approach, using it to introduce a new vehicle. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will be introduced in a social media campaign dubbed 'Hidden Gems.'

Auto safety advocate's work on airbags goes back to 1996

27 févr. 2015 - 18:51
David Kelly, the former acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was hired this week to oversee the 10-automaker consortium searching for the root cause behind Takata airbag explosions.

Kelly's work on safer airbags goes back to 1996

27 févr. 2015 - 18:51
David Kelly, the former acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was hired this week to oversee the 10-automaker consortium searching for the root cause behind Takata airbag explosions.

Snowbound New England dealers miss strong Feb. sales

27 févr. 2015 - 18:15
As Massachusetts recovers from 100 inches of snow in recent weeks, many dealers there are reporting weaker-than-expected February sales, operational losses and lack of space because of massive snow piles.

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