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Cadillac House caught in campaign crossfire

Cadillac and General Motors are catching some flak in a tabloid-fueled feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.


Toyota No. 1 in brand power, but see Tesla go!

Toyota held on to its title as the world's most valuable car brand for the sixth year in a row while Mercedes-Benz passed BMW to finish No. 2 for the first time in the annual ranking. Tesla, meanwhile, increased its brand value 60 percent to get within striking distance of Audi.

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Toyota No. 1 in brand power, but see Tesla go!

Toyota held on to its title as the world's most valuable car brand for the sixth year in a row while Mercedes-Benz passed BMW to finish No. 2 for the first time in the annual ranking. Tesla, meanwhile, increased its brand value 60 percent to get within striking distance of Audi.


COMMENTARY:
Why worry about Chinese vehicles? They're affordable

A day spent at a test track near Beijing driving 10 vehicles from local brands convinced me that European and American volume automakers should be aware of some cars and compact crossovers that could be coming soon from China's automakers.

UPDATED: 6/14/18 5:08 pm ET - corrected
There's stirring in Viper nest

A sixth-generation Dodge Viper is rumored to be in the works -- a rumor worth spreading, we feel.

Tweet for tweet

Elon Musk and the UAW went toe-to-toe on Twitter last week. Tesla's CEO attacked the union, which is trying to organize workers at the company's plant in Fremont, Calif.

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, Cars.com and AutoWeb — read at times like statements from Internet startups.


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