In nearly every market at some point in 2008, vehicle manufacturers faced a similar problem: a dearth of buyers either holding tight to their cash as a hedge against possible job loss or unable to obtain loans from banks fearful of collapse....More
The GM-CAW pact was the first domino to fall in a game with no winners. And as sales spiraled downward, culminating in a 21.2% fourth-quarter plunge, auto makers shredded their production plans....More
Marchionne says the elimination of Opel reduces by about 15% the possible synergies FCA and GM could achieve, but he still thinks a deal would be worth pursuing, even though he spotted one big negative the day of the sale’s announcement....More
With the upper luxury Phaeton now out of production, the new Arteon will take over at the head of Volkswagen's car lineup in most markets except China, where the recently introduced Audi A6-based Phideon will sit above it.
WardsAuto editors are evaluating about 30 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. Today's gallery focuses on the '17 Kia Niro, a 5-passenger hybrid CUV with a sticker price of $32,445.