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GM manages to keep pickup lines, profits rolling

DETROIT — The microchip shortage has taken a bigger toll on General Motors’ production plans than on Ford Motor Co.’s.…

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Cars keep getting pricier and the commodity boom makes it worse

Cars are back in vogue courtesy of the pandemic. They’re also getting more expensive, thanks in part to surging commodity…

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Spain upbeat on finding replacement for departing Nissan, eyes battery plant

BARCELONA — Spain is optimistic that an alternative project will be found to save thousands of jobs threatened by Nissan’s…

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Dealerships explore chat options instead of lead forms

ActivEngage, a company that manages messaging for dealerships, has embedded chat functions into vehicle detail pages in partnership with some…

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Despite setbacks, Volkswagen Group brands are ready to robo

Volkswagen Group’s ambitions in highly automated and autonomous vehicles have been cooled by setbacks. Those included premium subsidiary Audi abandoning…

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Carvana makes reconditioning gains

Carvana is now scaling its production capacity to meet the booming demand. It opened its 12th inspection and reconditioning center,…

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Porsche develops a Performance roof box, good for speeds up to 124 mph

Is your rooftop cargo box rated for speeds up to 124 mph? No? What a shame, because Porsche’s new Performance…

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TrueCar Q1 hampered by chip shortage, loss of USAA business

TrueCar Inc. reported a smaller first-quarter loss Thursday amid steep revenue declines and lagging dealership participation. The vehicle-listings provider narrowed…

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Stellantis to adopt hybrid workplace strategy

DETROIT — Stellantis wants white-collar employees to think of the workplace as a tool, not merely as an office where…

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Union sets sights on works council at Tesla’s German factory

FRANKFURT — Germany’s largest and most powerful union, IG Metall, has set its sights on setting up a works council…

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