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Ford overhaul nears halfway point

Ford President Joe Hinrichs says the automaker is about half finished with the global reshaping of operations and procedures needed to tackle CEO Jim Hackett's mammoth $25.5 billion cost-cutting plan. ... Read More »

How Germany’s giants are transforming into tech companies

IT specialists are in high demand as German automakers battle to lure programmers, coders and developers for smartphone-enabled mobility services.  ... Read More »

How high-flying JLR lost its way in China

What's behind the trouble at an automaker that not long ago was being lauded for its decade of success under new ownership? ... Read More »

AVs no surefire path to pedestrian safety

Safety advocates are urging road design changes to address rising numbers of pedestrian deaths across the country, warning that self-driving technology, while promising, isn't a fool-proof answer to safety concerns. ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce races to catch up to demand for Cullinan SUV

For Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Americas, the order bank for the new Cullinan SUV is full through July, and the vehicle continues to bring in orders, says Martin Fritsches, CEO of the British brand's North American subsidiary. ... Read More »

Sonic warns of weaker Q4 profits related to BMW, Honda challenges

Sonic Automotive — for the second time in three quarters — has issued a profit warning for weaker-than-predicted quarterly results related to incentives and performance from BMW and Honda. The retailer is set to release fourth-quarter results Feb. 20. ... Read More »

GM confirms Buick Cascada dead after 2019 model

Buick has instructed dealers to complete their final orders for the Cascada convertible this month, as production of the car is scheduled to end this summer. ... Read More »

‘232′ tariffs pose worst trade threat yet, CAR study says

The economic harm from potential U.S. tariffs on imported autos and components would dwarf that of any other trade policy implemented by the Trump administration so far, according to a new study. ... Read More »

American Axle takes $485M charge in Q4, but outlook bullish for 2019

The driveline supplier said its fourth quarter and full year 2018 results reflected the impact of a noncash goodwill impairment of $485.5 million. The supplier issued a bullish forecast for 2019. ... Read More »

McLaren says it won’t offer an SUV, ever

Despite the market pressures being put on premium automakers to offer SUVs, the McLaren brand will remain a holdout. There is "no compromise" on that point, said Mark Roberts, head of design operations for McLaren Automotive. ... Read More »