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With gold chandeliers, stained-glass windows and a marble fireplace, Brown Bros. Cadillac looks nothing like a typical dealership. Gary and Bruce Brown’s mother designed the extravagant, 15,000-square-foot showroom in Louisville, Ky., that surrounds cars with 19th-century oil landscapes by Harvey Joiner and Carl Brenner on walls of floral paper and rustic brick. “I’ve been told
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The semiconductor shortage roiling global auto production has hit Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton, Miss., assembly plant, where the company builds pickups, sedans and commercial vans. Frontier and Titan pickup output was idled for two days in late January, according to a factory memo obtained by Automotive News. The pickup line is also scheduled to be
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When it came out, there were a few cocked eyebrows about the C8 RS7 because the horsepower figure wasn’t actually much bigger than the old one’s. Was that skepticism warranted? Throttle House has decided to find out, comparing the 2021 RS7 to a 2016 RS7 Performance. That tips the horsepower battle in the old one’s
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Germany’s three big automakers accumulated massive amounts of cash late last year while the market was preoccupied with the future of electric-vehicle producers. Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen Group generated 13.3 billion euros ($16.1 billion) of free cash flow in the fourth quarter, according to Bernstein analyst Arndt Ellinghorst. He predicts incumbent automakers will play a
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a small sedan that starts around $35,000 and brings with it the style and panache expected of a car bearing the three-pointed star. Shop it against the BMW 2-Series, Audi A3, and Acura ILX.  Is the
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Despite years of development, mergers, partnerships, startups and stall outs, digital auto retailing software hadn’t truly been tested in the U.S. until a deadly virus forced radical changes in how people purchase vehicles. As COVID-19 cases surged nationwide last year and government mandates shuttered dealership showrooms, software giants and startups alike realized dealership clients needed
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Vehicles can interact with other vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians through CV2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything technology. One group of industry leaders is seeking to expand on the idea behind this technology by creating standards to make safer the interactions between cars and other kinds of wheels on the road: bicycles. Michigan-based Tome Software, bicycle company Trek,
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LOS ANGELES — Honda’s Ridgeline has long been odd truck out in the growing midsize pickup segment. It is based on a front-wheel-drive unibody crossover. Its crew-cab looks are angular and soft. And for a small truck, it is remarkably roomy and fun to drive, thanks to its car-based platform. But America’s pickup buyers vote
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Growth in auto-dimming mirror unit shipments and a strong mix of products with advanced features helped supplier Gentex Corp. post a 44 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income. The company, which released its financial results Friday, also said it benefited from cost reductions implemented over the year. The Zeeland, Mich., supplier of digital vision, connected
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A BMW iX3 electric SUV is on display during 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) at China International Exhibition Center on September 26, 2020 in Beijing, China. Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — German automaker BMW has cut prices for its all-electric iX3 SUV in China, bringing the car into closer
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6:38 AM ET Formula One has released its race start times for the 2021 season and announced an end to races starting at 10 minutes past the hour. When Liberty Media took control of F1 in 2018 it shifted races away from traditional 2pm race starts for European races in favour of a later slot
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 BMW 7-Series? What does it compare to? The 2021 7-Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes for well-heeled buyers against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A7.  Is the 2021 BMW 7-Series a good car? Review continues below The 2021 7-Series is a stellar big sedan, though its
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Carlos Tavares, CEO of newly formed Stellantis, took a most unusual route to the corner office. While he was No. 2 to Carlos Ghosn at Renault in 2013, he told a reporter — David Welch, my Bloomberg News colleague at the time — that he was interested in being CEO of a major automaker, and
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