Automation

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

GM knows how to scale cost of big investment

The partnership between General Motors and Nikola Corp. may be more logical than it seems on Wall Street.Read More

Who made the fuel pump? Who cares?

Customers don't care if component parts in vehicles have a different manufacturer, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Flying cars are tricky puzzle for engineers

GM is taking air taxis seriously. That means the rest of us will, too.Read More

Crab vs. goat battle for GMC and Ford

The automakers took cues from different species when designing upcoming off-roaders to conquer whatever terrain drivers encounter. The Ford Bronco has GOAT modes, while the GMC Hummer EV has crab mode.Read More

Ram pumps up the power with 1500 TRX

A midsize entry may come back to the lineup eventually, but not until after the brand updates its current roster of pickups in a few years.Read More

Alfa shrinks its lineup, focuses on crossovers

FCA is refocusing the portfolio in segments and markets where the brand has successfully competed in the past. Additional products past 2022 will depend on its performance.Read More

Kia makes big EV push

The brand's first dedicated EV next year is part of a push to electrify its lineup and get a quarter of its global sales from EVs by 2029.Read More

COVID effect on EV push: ‘Stall,' not 'vanish'

A new research paper by Cox Automotive Mobility points to a positive long-term outlook for EV growth, in spite of setbacks during the pandemic. Read More

Alfa Romeo subcompact crossover

Production of a new subcompact crossover starts in 2022.STAGE:Alfa Romeo subcompact crossoverRead More

Jeep three-row utility

The unnamed model, which will likely slot below the Grand Wagoneer, is expected in 2021.STAGE:Jeep three-row utilityRead More

Ford Ranger ranks No. 1 on Made in America Auto Index

The study uses data from the American Automobile Labeling Act, which combines U.S. and Canadian content into one number.Read More

China is lagging in EV parts competitiveness, think tank warns

China is pushing for greater self-reliance amid tensions with trade partners including the U.S. As the auto industry moves toward electrified and self-driving vehicles in a once-in-a-century shift, suppliers of software and semiconductors are gaining in importance.Read More

EU's proposed tougher CO2 target criticized by auto industry

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised a new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Automakers fear the tougher target will require massive additional investments at a time when the industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.Read More

BMW doubles EV battery production capacity

BMW Group completed expansion of a battery production facility at its joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings this week to double battery output for locally built electrified vehicles. Read More

GM's sale of India plant faces delays amid China tensions

GM had planned to use the expected sale proceeds of $250 million-$300 million to pay off liabilities incurred with its exit from manufacturing in India in what a source said would have been a "no gain-no loss" situation.Read More

Digital auctions no substitute for in-lane

Digital auto auction sales are not more efficient, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

This fan really can't wait for a Cybertruck

Igor Krezic's company, Stark Solutions, spent eight months disassembling a Ford F-150 Raptor and rebuilding the parts into a gasoline-powered Cybertruck impostor.Read More

GM's sale of India plant faces delays amid China tensions, report says

GM had planned to use the expected sale proceeds of $250 million-$300 million to pay off liabilities incurred with its exit from manufacturing in India in what a source said would have been a "no gain-no loss" situation.Read More