Contributors

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the...

Sep 24, 2015

No Easy Way Forward for VW Post-Dieselgate

Coming back from the scandal will take resolve, patience, a big strategy shift and an awful lot of money....More

John McElroy

John McElroy is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of “Autoline” for WTVS-Channel 56, Detroit, and “Autoline Daily,” the online video...

Oct 13, 2015

Can U.S. Automakers Compete?

Toyota has created a new class of stock that locks shareholders into holding their certificates for at least five years. Toyota says it needs a financial instrument that will allow it to fund long-term investments that won’t pay off for years. How will U.S.-based automakers compete against that?....More

Jim Ziegler

Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler Supersystems, is a trainer, commentator and public speaker on dealership issues.

Aug 08, 2012

Opel Dragging GM Down

General Motors, even under new management and government ownership, continues to lose billions in Europe....More

Drew Winter

Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been...

Sep 22, 2015

VW’s Deception Hurts Entire Auto Industry

This action is so cynical, brazen and devious it has left even VW’s biggest supporters feeling betrayed....More

Byron Pope

As the associate editor covering Ford I get a front-row seat to one of the most fascinating times in recent automotive history. In my more than 6  years at WardsAuto, I've witnessed...

Apr 08, 2015

Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S....More

David C. Smith

Dave Smith, WardsAuto editor at large, is the founding editor of WardsAuto World magazine. He writes about numerous topics, all with a keen perspective honed from years of...

Oct 29, 2015

American Motors’ Former HQ for $500?

How things got to this sad state of affairs is a story much too long to recite here, but it reflects AMC’s often-stormy history from its creation in 1954....More

Jim Irwin

Jim Irwin joined WardsAuto.com an associate editor in July 2011 following 27 years at the Associated Press bureau in Detroit. He primarily edits stories by WardsAuto...

Aug 10, 2015

Information Technology Making Mean Streets Less Mean

While private vehicle ownership is not particularly desirable, it can be regulated economically while complementing growth of the transportation ‟sharing economy,” specialists in urban mobility say....More

Steve Finlay

Steve Finlay is the editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine and a senior editor for WardsAuto.com. His journalism career started 42 years ago as a crime reporter. A Michigan native, he likes...

May 28, 2014

As Seen in Automaker Conference Rooms

Watch-it-come-clean demos aren’t limited to TV spots....More

Christie Schweinsberg

I cover the Asian auto makers here at WardsAuto, with a primary focus on the Japanese and Korean brands in the U.S.

Feb 03, 2016

Where Did Scion Slip? Let Me Count the Ways

Targeting cash-poor young buyers, selling products that made more sense as Toyotas, and recent uninspired advertising are just a few of the ways Scion got lost....More

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...

Jul 17, 2015

Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels, But Sales Lag

Through June, FCA says the diesel makes up 18% of the Ram 1500s shipped from the plant but only 12% of the retail mix. The automaker says a 20% retail mix remains in sight. But it should have been achieved by now....More
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