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.

Posts by John McElroy

in Road Ahead Nov 02, 2015

Silicon Valley’s Auto Brain Drain

At a time when automakers and suppliers lament they have to struggle to find the talent they need, Silicon Valley knows how to deal with the problem....More
in Final Inspection 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....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Aug 14, 2015

Merge Those Powertrain Operations

In the NAFTA market alone, GM, Ford and FCA will build nearly 9 million engines and 9 million transmissions this year. FCA estimates nearly 90% of....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection Jun 10, 2015

Merger Mania, Marchionne Style

The real force that will bring everyone to Marchionne’s line of thinking is mobility services....More
in Road Ahead May 07, 2015

We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars

Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
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