Infiniti gets new design chief in latest upheaval at brand
The Japanese stylist responsible for Infiniti's QX Inspiration and Prototype 10 concept vehicles, Taisuke Nakamura, will be the premium brand's new global design chief, following the departure of current head Karim Habib in the latest executive shuffle at the struggling marque.
Honda doubles down on CPO sales strategy
Honda and Acura are rebranding their certified pre-owned sales strategy, creating a second tier of certification at Honda and extending the warranty coverage period at Acura.
Signs show probe of DMS giants CDK, Reynolds heating up
In a regulatory filing this month, CDK disclosed that it was contacted by the Federal Trade Commission on April 22 with requests to interview certain current and former employees.
Teaming with Autoliv, Honda sees promise in next-gen airbag
A "next generation" passenger-side airbag — created by Honda and Swedish supplier Autoliv — is intended to lower the probability of injury by securing the passenger's head like a ball in a catcher's mitt and bringing the airbag closer to that passenger.
Volvo tweaks subscription service, adding crossovers, vehicles on lot
The revamped Care by Volvo program has shortened the time it takes dealers to qualify, approve and get subscription customers into vehicles.
Lincoln confers with dealers, restarts program for standalone stores
The luxury brand has tweaked the program to make it more flexible after months of discussion with its dealers.
Ford Explorer launch required major revamp of aging Chicago plant
More than 11,000 workers transformed the Chicago Assembly Plant in just 30 days in preparation for the redesigned Explorer.
The computer glitch that crashed Nissan
The power went out at Nissan's Denver data center and the automaker's North American retail business was stymied for four days. Many are wondering how that's possible.
Jeep Gladiator: FCA's new accessories king
Mopar said Gladiator buyers spend an average of around $1,000 per vehicle on accessories, topping Wrangler purchasers, who shell out about $800.
BMW, Mercedes, Ford most at risk from new tariffs
With no signs of the Trump administration's trade war with China ending soon, experts say automakers need to be prepared for volatility and added costs.