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JAGUAR LAND ROVER: Zeroing in on social media

QandA with Kim McCullough, vice president, marketing, for Jaguar and Land Rover, which are seeking to grow through conquests in new segments. ... Read More »

Ford’s mobility push driven by profit motive

Ford sees a day in the not-too-distant future when it will get much larger profit margins from new ventures such as ride-sharing and autonomous-vehicle technology than from selling cars and trucks. But the path to get there remains cloudy. ... Read More »

GM and Unifor locked in ‘around-the-clock’ negotiations

Around-the-clock negotiations between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor continue today as Monday's strike deadline looms. ... Read More »

GM’s woes don’t stop Canada’s Motor City from growing

As GM Oshawa workers fight for the plant's survival and face what could be the first Canadian auto strike since 1996, the rest of the once-company town has moved on. ... Read More »

Year two: VW scandal drags on

Volkswagen's U.S. boss sees hope in Americans' tendency to forgive and in the arrival next year of two critical crossover models that are designed to appeal to American tastes. ... Read More »

Lear’s cyber cop on high alert

Cybersecurity jumped to the top of the auto industry's agenda last year when two professional hackers took control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as it was driven by a journalist. ... Read More »

Devout dealer puts his faith in marketing

Mark Benson believes marketing should be edgy to be effective. And in his search for an edge, he has found religion. ... Read More »

Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover

Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News, reported. ... Read More »

Mobileye says it warned Tesla against enabling ‘hands-free’ driving

Mobileye said its top executives were assured by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that drivers of the company's EVs would not be allowed to take their hands off the wheel when using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system, but Tesla later allowed hands-free... ... Read More »

What to expect after disaster strikes

After a major natural disaster, dealerships in the affected area can expect to see vehicle sales stall for 30 days. ... Read More »