The QX50, which uses a Mercedes platform but gets Infiniti's new variable-compression engine, takes the brand's Powerful Elegance design language to the next level with an interior that puts a bit more emphasis on the passenger.
The proposed subsidies do not have unanimous support from the government. Officials with the Ministry of the Economy, for example, believe ongoing state support could leave automakers without incentives to cut costs or improve product quality....More
Chevrolet aims to impress with an ad touting the many J.D. Power awards it’s won in recent years. In another commercial the brand takes the same kind of focus-group theme but playfully parodies it with LEGO mini-figures and a Batmobile....More
The board member says BMW “will work with the new administration in the same way we’ve worked with administrations before.” That includes trying to educate the Trump team about BMW’s massive U.S. manufacturing operations....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
Profits are low or nonexistent for many dealerships in China, and new-car sales growth is forecast to slow in the coming year. Fixed operations are becoming more and more important as a source of revenue and profits....More
JLR’s seventh straight year of growth saw sales rise 20% to 583,313 units, almost triple the 2009 figure. Europe accounted for nearly one-quarter of the global total, with sales up 26% at 138,695 units....More
Rising concerns about compliance with carbon-dioxide emissions rules are in line with apprehension over changes in company-car taxation and other measures aimed at raising the uptake of Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles in the U.K....More
The government is committed to switching off the U.K.’s analog radio signal when digital audio broadcasting coverage reaches 50% of radio listeners. The current share of all radio listening via digital platforms is 45.5%....More
The Association of European Businesses believes the 2016 result lays the groundwork for the Russian market to end its 4-year fall, predicting 2017 sales will rise a moderate 4% to 1.5 million units....More