“I think if they are hampered at all today about purchasing, it’s ability, not desire, and that’s a good thing because I think ability will change over time,” says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz....More
ZF hosted journalists for a 1-day TechAcademy at a former runway in Greenville, SC, to demonstrate its capabilities in chassis and driveline technologies. Eight-speed, 9-speed and dual-clutch transmissions were among the systems evaluated, as well as rear-wheel steering.
Seven electrified powertrains are in the running for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition. In this Under the Hood installment, we look at the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul, VW e-Golf and BMW i3 EVs, as well as the extended-range i3....More
Chief Johan de Nysschen is looking to lead Cadillac out of a “no-man’s” land, where its vehicles are priced too high for legacy customers and the brand lacks the equity required to conquest Mercedes and BMW buyers....More
Statistics substantiate the argument too many moms and dads engage in dangerous behaviors and tasks such as driving unbelted, texting while driving and driving intoxicated. Our kids are watching....More
Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses....More
Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful....More
U.S. top 500 dealerships ranked by total revenue for 2014. Includes dealership name, owner, city, state, new vehicle revenue, new vehicle units, used vehicle revenue, used vehicle units, finance and insurance revenue, service revenue, body shop revenue, and parts and accessories revenue....More