Jeep Wrangler pickup should be in stores by April 2019, dealers hear

Fiat Chrysler dealers learned in their make meeting Friday that the long anticipated Jeep Wrangler-based pickup the automaker is working on should be in showrooms by next April.

Tension surrounds Hyundai meeting

The good vibes from Hyundai's course correction in the truck market could be tempered by lingering frustration over Genesis.

A chat on the show floor

Subaru of America CEO Tom Doll, left, talks with 2017 NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli, center, and 2018 NADA Vice Chairman Charlie Gilchrist Friday at the Subaru exhibit. Subaru of America is working toward its 10th consecutive year of record U.S. light-vehicle sales.

UPDATED: 3/23/18 12:46 pm ET - adds details, history
AutoNation founder Wayne Huizenga dies at 80

Wayne Huizenga, who transformed the auto-retailing landscape in the United States when he founded the company that became AutoNation, died Thursday at age 80 after a long battle with cancer.

UPDATED: 3/23/18 6:53 am ET - corrected
J.D. Power hot for acquisitions

J.D. Power will be hunting for businesses to buy this year to expand its operations, says newly named CEO Dave Habiger.

Ford dealers 'very anxious' for product info

Ford in recent weeks has been proactive in addressing product-related concerns among some dealer groups, and should continue that offensive with the wider assembly gathered this week in Las Vegas.

UPDATED: 3/22/18 10:23 am ET - adds details
Ford loses chief brand officer, CEO of Smart Mobility unit

Ford Motor Co. is losing the head of its smart mobility subsidiary and its chief brand officer less than two years after each joined the company. The departures come a month after the unexpected ousting of Ford's president of North America.

UPDATED: 3/22/18 - 1:37 pm ET
Trump sets China tariff plan, edges away from global trade war

President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday that could impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China, although the move was far removed from threats that could have ignited a global trade war.

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