John McElroy

Correspondent, WardsAuto

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

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Aug 31, 2015

Why Are CUVs So Popular?

There’s a big difference between CUVs and SUVs. The first typically is unibody with limited off-road capabilities; the other usually is body-on-frame....More
Jul 01, 2015

Fewer U.S. Households Buying New Cars

If the same percentage of Americans bought cars and trucks this year as in 1978, we would see 22 million sales....More
Jun 10, 2015

Merger Mania, Marchionne Style

The real force that will bring everyone to Marchionne’s line of thinking is mobility services....More
Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the....More
Mar 02, 2015

Harry Wilson’s Money Grab

Singling out shareholders for a big payday is not being fair or responsible. The “old GM” spent billions buying back shares and kept doing so almost....More
Jan 30, 2015

NADA: The Show of Shows

As I gaze into the next decade, it seems to me that automotive retail outlets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growing interest in car....More
Jan 06, 2015

Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster

Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach....More
Oct 13, 2014

Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars

This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually....More
Aug 28, 2014

Why Young People Shun Auto Industry

The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars....More
May 14, 2014

GM and NHTSA Need to Dig Deeper

I’m not convinced throwing more money at a government agency will fix anything....More
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