SALES

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

The LC was executed so well that the chief engineer was named president of Lexus. Think about that.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

2020 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

For calendar year 2019 Lexus sold 3,378 GS models. Numbers like that belie that this is a car that is (1) enjoyable to drive and (2) doesn’t sacrifice room or comfort to achieve (1). Which is rather clever. So its sad sales performance is rather surprising
#Lexus #Apple

Toyota Advances Sedans for 2021

While it may seem otherwise, people still buy sedans. And Toyota is going to continue to build them. Lots of them
#Ford #HP #Toyota

How the 2021 Ford F-150 Was Developed

An inside view on how the new generation came to be from the man who heads all Ford product development, Hau Thai-Tang
#Ford #Rivian #Bollinger

Will Showrooms Give Way to Studios?

Thinking about how Tesla has transformed the experience of buying a new car
#Tesla #Ford #LucidMotors

On-Demand Webinars

Check out recordings of past live webinars on trending automotive topics. 

Economics

A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#Chevrolet #Honda #Ford

Autonomous Vehicles

Design Pro Talks Quadrobots, Teslas & More

John Manoogian II is part of the design fabric of the auto industry. He shares insights on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”
#Chevrolet #Ford #Audi

Sales

Addressing Autonomy: ZF Exec Explains the Tech

There is a lot of noise about autonomous driving. Here’s some straight information from a ZF exec about what’s going on.
#GeneralMotors #Tesla #Chevrolet

Three Things

Three people. Three topics. Infinite insights.
#tech #people #NVIDIA

Financial Review May Affect Details of FCA-PSA Merger

COVID-19 impact assessment due by year-end
#Chrysler #Fiat #FiatChryslerAutomobiles

What Segment Does Reid Bigland Think Is Hot?

Former FCA exec knows his way around cars and trucks, and has identified a segment that can help the bottom lines of OEMs in a way some other vehicles don’t
#Ford #AlfaRomeo #FiatChryslerAutomobiles

CAR MBS: Auto Rebound On Track, But…

Uncertainty casts plenty of doubt about pace and timiing

Infiniti Reveals Rear Quarter of 2022 QX55

Will this mid-size crossover be the boost the company needs?
#Infiniti #Acura

Deals Prop Up Car Sales in Europe

Scrappage incentives plans drive sales gains
#europe

Nissan to Cut Production 30% through 2020?

Report says 1.1 million fewer units planned for April-December
#Datsun #asia #Mitsubishi

June Car Sales Fell 23% in Europe

Month-to-month shortfall narrows from April and May
#Renault #Volvo #europe

Global Car Sales Fell 18% in June

China, Korea are bright spots as other markets lag
#americas #europe #asia

Aston Martin Starts DBX Crossover Production

Product, management, funding align at just the right moment
#europe #people #HP

Kia Unveils the K5

A sporty midsize sedan will be coming out of the Kia Motors America plant in West Point, Georgia. The GT model will have a 2.5-liter turbo, 8-speed DCT and the ability to go 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Yes, a midsize sedan
#HP #Apple #Kia

Europe’s Car Plants at 50% of Capacity

Carmakers don’t expect to return to normal output for months.
#Land Rover #Fiat #Jaguar