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Aug 15, 2014

Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register?

“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as....More
Aug 06, 2014

Toyota’s Shift to Hydrogen From Battery-Electric Jolts Industry

When the world’s largest producer of gas-electric hybrids decides to take the road less traveled, you can bet on a seismic shift in the industry’s....More
Aug 04, 2014

The Motor City Is Still the Motor City

Cars and SUVs still are manufactured in the beleaguered city, which is emerging from bankruptcy and whose population has sunk to under 700,000, one-....More
Jul 23, 2014

Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up

According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact....More
Jul 17, 2014

Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW

VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would....More
Jul 10, 2014

Barra Driving Change at GM

Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from....More
Jun 25, 2014

Lincoln’s Biggest Challenge May Come From Within

Ford is attempting to revive the moribund Lincoln brand, pouring considerable resources into launching new products, including the MKZ midsize sedan....More
Jun 16, 2014

Reliance on New Market Economies a Cautionary Tale

It’s no longer enough for a global village to build a car industry. What’s needed are responsible governments that value and support their domestic....More
Jun 13, 2014

Bill Hoglund Dies at 79, Narrowly Missed Top Spot at GM

The former GM executive credited for revitalizing Pontiac in the 1980s once said, “Whoever did the Aztek ought to be shot.”....More
Jun 09, 2014

Personal Responsibility Must Play Role in Auto Safety

Crash data show most deaths to motor-vehicle occupants are the result of drivers making mistakes or breaking the law, not defects, not Charles Manson....More
May 30, 2014

How Dave Power Became ‘Voice of the Customer’

In launching his firm, Power came up with a unique idea: Talk directly to customers about their problems, likes and complaints....More
May 28, 2014

As Seen in Automaker Conference Rooms

Watch-it-come-clean demos aren’t limited to TV spots....More
May 22, 2014

Love Affair With Cars Is Moving, Not Fading

Wherever else in the world enthusiasm for cars and trucks is waning, China will more than make up for it....More
May 20, 2014

No Worries, Europeans, EC’s Got Your Back – and Ears

Once enacted, the region's new noise-reduction regulation states, “The reduction of the number of highly annoyed people will be 25%.” I’ve met more....More
May 15, 2014

FCA 5-Year Business Plan Overreaching

The strategy calls for growing volume of all brands to 6.3 million units by 2018, up from 4.4 million in 2013....More
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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...

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James Amend is an associate editor at WardsAuto.com, covering day-to-day business and product news at General Motors. He also leads coverage of regulatory and environmental issues, as well as the...
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