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China Trade Cha-cha-chaApril 23
Cali ConundrumApril 16
Quarterly GMApril 9
General Motors, in a move that could ripple throughout the auto industry, is switching its reporting of U.S. auto sales from monthly to quarterly in an effort to give a more accurate view of its business operations.
Climbing The HillApril 2
Ford's FocusMarch 26
Ford has laid out a plan to overhaul three-quarters of its North American lineup by 2020 and create the freshest full-line showrooms in the industry — with pickups and utility vehicles front and center.
Making a MoveMarch 19
Tariffs TroubleMarch 12
President Donald Trump last week signed a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Automakers, who purchase about 15 percent of the steel and almost 40 percent of aluminum consumed in the U.S., are trying to soften the blow.
Silent RunningMarch 5
Genesis ExclusivityFeb. 26
While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the luxury brand's retail network.
Going RogueFeb. 19
Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given the automaker's new North American boss some 60 days to devise a plan that may ease off the company's hard-driving reliance on incentives and fleet sales to deliver volume.
Tesla in SpaceFeb. 12
To promote his SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster was launched in space to the cheers of a crowd and David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" Meanwhile, here on Earth, Tesla has struggled mightily to make Model 3 sedans.