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2020 Toyota Corolla gets more pizazz, faces systemic market headwinds

The revamped 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will hit the streets on a new platform and with a more powerful engine option and edgier design that gives off a more athletic look. The Corolla, consistently among the top-selling light vehicles in the U.S.
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Ford open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW, Hackett says

Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the automaker is open to investment by automakers and others in its autonomous vehicle business, but cautioned that expanding partnerships with German automaker Volkswagen AG is a "delicate dance."
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Ford Ranger will offer aftermarket parts through Yakima partnership

Ford is partnering with Yakima and working through its dealers to offer 150 parts and accessories for its new midsize pickup, including bed racks, tow hooks and paddleboard carriers. All parts come with a 3-year/36,000-mile Ford warranty.
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VW's CEO Herbert Diess says big changes are ahead for automaker, 'big potential' in United States

Herbert Diess has been CEO of Volkswagen Group only since April, yet the 60-year-old former BMW executive now heading one of the world's largest automakers has a clear vision of where he wants to lead his company.
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World Omni and Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz captives lead in consumer financing satisfaction

Lincoln Automotive Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services tied as the highest ranked luxury-brand auto lenders in J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study, while World Omni Financial Corp.
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VW CEO Diess on FCA's attentions

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.
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Carvana expansion not impeded by wider losses

Carvana Co.'s aggressive growth shows no sign of slowing: The online used-car retailer continues to charge into new markets on the strength of investor backing and improving vehicle sales and gross profit. Net profit, however, remains elusive.
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VW CEO Herbert Diess says automaker has put most of its diesel emissions scandal in the past

CEO Herbert Diess says that, thanks in part to a global strategy shift to electric vehicles and efforts to clean up its own house after spending more than $30 billion to make things right, VW has put "most" of the diesel scandal in the past.
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VW may invest in Ford-backed Argo as alliance talks advance

The two automakers are nearing a framework agreement to join forces on electric and self-driving vehicles #8212; capital-intensive areas that are reshaping the auto industry and straining carmakers' finances across the globe #8212; people familiar...
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