Final Assembly

McLaren's 720S: Check out all that luggage space

The wizards at McLaren Automotive made an interesting discovery during the lifespan of their 650S supercar: Many of the car's wealthy owners used it as a daily driver.

No experienced personnel need apply at this dealership

It's bad enough that many Americans distrust dealership personnel. The real shame is that many dealers do, too.

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Wurst to 1st: Sausage No. 1 for VW

Last week the meatiest news making the rounds was that Volkswagen's in-house currywurst-making operation was celebrating its 45th anniversary.

Take the money and run

National Auto Auction Association member auctions sold 10 million vehicles in 2017, up 2.5% from 2016, the association's annual survey found.

COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Got any leads on that profit statement?

Providing sales leads to dealerships is hardly new. Third-party companies have done it for years, if not decades. But first-quarter earnings statements from four publicly traded lead providers — TrueCar, CarGurus, and AutoWeb — read at times like statements from Internet startups.

FCA's plans for Jeep in China went off-road

In 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out a bold target: Sell 500,000 Jeeps in China in 2018 as part of the company's grand strategy to globalize its most valuable brand.

Flying, Stephenson-style

Designer Frank Stephenson, famous for such diverse hits as the modern Mini, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1, is ready for the next stage of his high-flying career.

MG has built a large SUV

The MG of the present is a bit ... unrecognizable, but the company is forging ahead into new segments and new powertrains.

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