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Jan
21

How Ford plans to use its new digs in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood

The business strategy of Ford’s big bet on a future of selling electric and autonomous vehicles will be devised inside a former hosiery factory in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.

Jan
21

GKN issues forecast during takeover fight

GKN, the British auto supplier and engineering company trying to fend off a hostile bid from Melrose Industries, increased its sales forecast for its electric driveline unit.

Jan
21

Business leaders see Trump’s first year wins on taxes and regulation

In January 2017, gauging whether the administration of President Donald Trump would be pro-business or populist was a challenge. One year into the administration, it still is.

Jan
21

‘Good return’ expected for dealers with Chevy Silverado 4500HD/5500HD

General Motors plans to expand its dealer network for medium-duty commercial vehicles this year from 240 to about 400 with the introduction of Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD trucks.

Jan
21

Jim Hackett is urging Ford to think, act in new ways

Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.

Jan
20

PETA auto show protest, aimed at FCA, is misdirected

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in Alaska.

Jan
20

With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars

The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here’s what CES attendees see in the future.

Jan
20

Paint pro gives high marks to automakers’ Detroit palettes

Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.

Jan
20

Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world’s biggest market

Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.

Jan
20

Hyundai Motor America poised to get more say on production

Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.