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Toyota Defies the Downturn

Toyota Defies the Downturn

It’s been a tough year for the auto industry. And not just in the U.S., where sales are off by nearly 2% this year. China, the world’s largest automotive market, is expected to end the year with an 8% decline, according to the China Association of Automobile...
PSA-FCA Plan to Retain All Brands After Merger

PSA-FCA Plan to Retain All Brands After Merger

If the merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is completed as expected, there are no plans to eliminate any brands that now belong to the two companies. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, the architect of PSA’s turnaround who is in line to take the operational helm in the...
GM Sells Lordstown Plant to Workhorse

GM Sells Lordstown Plant to Workhorse

Now that the ink on its contract with the UAW is dry, General Motors pulled the trigger on another deal, selling its Lordstown, Ohio plant to an electric vehicle maker. No terms were released on the sale to Lordstown Motors, the company created by Workhorse Group to...
FCA Makes Splash at SEMA as Jeep Takes 4×4 Award

FCA Makes Splash at SEMA as Jeep Takes 4×4 Award

The annual SEMA meet up must be like nirvana for Fiat Chrysler’s Mopar brand, and the automaker’s specialty parts division isn’t disappointing this year bringing 14 vehicles to the show, including featuring two pickup truck concepts as well as Jeep Wrangler Rubicon...
Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

The threat of depreciation has always been one of the great killers of the buzz around new vehicles for practical minded buyers and the improving quality, reliability and durability really has not changed the equation much. Vehicle depreciation also is critical in the...
Live from SEMA!

Live from SEMA!

Each year automakers, car builders, parts makers and car mavens descend upon Las Vegas to show off their latest creations. Off-road racers, performance beasts and other creative creations reveal just what can be done with a vehicle. Several carmakers have teamed with...
Nissan Hits SEMA with Four Specialized Entries

Nissan Hits SEMA with Four Specialized Entries

Like so many other automakers, Nissan has hit the show floor at SEMA showing off what can be done with four vehicles – and the aftermarket parts – making them worthy of hitting the big stage. Taking center stage among these vehicles is a new 2020 Nissan Titan pickup....