Volkswagen, the world's #3 automaker may not be a brand with much pull here in the U.S., but around the world it's flexing its muscle. In the last two days it has struck two deals that should go a long ways towards helping the German automaker eventually pass Toyota to become #1 in the world.
One week after taking over the GM CEO job, Ed Whitacre finally took questions from reporters about the troubled automaker, his goals for the company, and the culture change he is leading at General Motors
With GM now searching for a permanent CEO, the hunt will be unlike any the auto industry or the folks in Detroit have seen before.
November will not go down as a month to remember in the auto business. And it shows how the hoped for rebound in auto sales will be much like waiting for a rebound in jobs: it will require patience.
One week after I blogged about the lack of outcry from Saab owners over the impending demise of the beloved brand of cars, supporters of the Swedish company are being loud and vocal in telling me to get a clue. In general, they think I haven't done my homework and haven't given enough credit to the Web sites devoted to saving Saab like Saabs United.
President Barack Obama's plan to announce the U.S. will cut its greenhouse emissions 17% by 2020, may finally kill off those who continue to believe new fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission standards for autos will never reached stated goals.
A month and a half after announcing a safety recall of 3.8 million vehicles as risk of having accelerators trapped under floor mats, Toyota has a plan to fix the problem.
Remember the good old days? The days when auto shows were major events where an automaker could generate buzz with new models? Where you could see the public's appetite for new cars and trucks? Next week we'll see if auto shows still have the magical pull or if the pall over last years auto show season lingers into this year’s slate of shows.
We're now roughly a year away from the much hyped, much anticipated Chevy Volt going on sale and GM is starting to take the wraps off its extended range electric car. This week I was the first journalist to get an exclusive test drive of a Volt model similar to what we'll see in showrooms next year.
As Chinese automaker Geely closes in on completing its purchase of Volvo from Ford, two things strike me; The lack of concern among those in the auto business and the lack of paranoia by those outside the industry.
Today Daimler is launching car2go in Austin, Texas. But make no mistake, this is just the start of automakers and rental car companies either jumping into or expanding their car sharing programs.
Almost 90 days after coming out of bankruptcy, General Motors is showing signs of getting healthy and moving closer to getting back in the black. And there's no doubt, the "new" GM is doing far better than the old GM.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn could not have been any clearer about how many people will buy electric vehicles 10 years from now.
In the auto world, everyone is searching for the "Big Mo" - momentum. It's elusive and some of the best-laid plans rarely wind up producing it. But for three companies, the latest report from Kelley Blue Book shows Audi, Ford and Hyundai are generating more interest with potential buyers.
It stole the show at last year's auto show. Now the Cadillac Converj is getting the green light from General Motors. This is not only a smart move that could pay off over time for GM, but it also shows how far the auto maker has come in moving quicker when it comes to taking new models from concept to production.
Ever since Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and his management team unveiled their plan for reviving Chrysler last week, much has been made about what the plan is and is not built around: A heavy emphasis on four cylinder engines and very little mention of hybrids and electric cars.
The latest sales numbers out of China this morning are further vindication that General Motors strategy in that country is paying off.
After 10 years of research and development, Ford is unveiling inflatable seat belts....A potentially ground breaking innovation in safety aimed at better protecting people in the second and third rows of cars involved in accidents.
As I sit through a lengthy explanation of how Sergio Marchionne plans to turn around a struggling Chrysler, one question keeps running through my mind: Do we think this plan will work?
If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.