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Daimler Drives Deeper into Car-, Ride-Sharing

Daimler Drives Deeper into Car-, Ride-Sharing

Use the ride-sharing app on your smartphone and you’re likely to have a driver pull up in some basic econobox. Sign up for one of the car-sharing services and you’ll usually find a similarly no-frills model waiting as you rent by the hour. But Mercedes-Benz wants to...
Snowbound: Dodge Challenger GT Weathers the Storm

Snowbound: Dodge Challenger GT Weathers the Storm

There’s nothing unusual about lining up a Dodge Challenger at the start of a quarter-mile drag strip; the muscle coupe was born to race. Nothing unusual, that is, unless there’s a half-foot of snow on the ground. But that’s where we found ourselves recently, getting...
Leasing Levels Hit New High-Water Mark in 2016

Leasing Levels Hit New High-Water Mark in 2016

It was a record sales year for U.S. automakers last year, a new high-water mark reached, in some measure because automotive lease volumes also hit a new benchmark of 4.3 million vehicles, according to a new study, which translates to more than 30% of all new vehicle...
Toyota Cedes Global Sales Crown to VW

Toyota Cedes Global Sales Crown to VW

It’s official: Volkswagen Group became the world’s best-selling automaker in 2016, toppling king-of-the-hill Toyota by more than 150,000 vehicles worldwide. If anything, analysts suggested, the German maker’s lead would have been even larger were it not for VW ongoing...
Record Sales Year Ahead for Makers, Analysts Predict

Record Sales Year Ahead for Makers, Analysts Predict

Analysts have waffled for a while about whether or not the U.S. can sustain the record level of new car sales throughout 2017. But LMC Automotive is climbing off the fence and predicting another year of record sales. Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting...
Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico

Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico

Unifor, the union representing Canadian auto workers, blasted General Motors for the company’s decision to shift some production from Ingersoll, Ontario, to Mexico and vowed to pressure the Canadian government to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement. “This...