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Will NASCAR go electric?

Racing is one of the great indulgences of the people who run the auto industry –- and why some got into the business in the first place. This section focuses on their love of speed and competition. Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION The online video network...

Mitsubishi scores a hit

Six new videos joined our viral list this week, and it was Mitsubishi that won the top spot. Mitsubishi’s 30-second tease of the 2018 Eclipse Cross, a video titled “Keys,” topped the list, with 3,795,061 views. The video intersperses images of the...

Auto lending guidance could end, but not scrutiny

Fagre Arlowe: Plans are formed. The U.S. House and Senate votes to repeal the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s auto loan guidance are largely seen as a victory for dealers and lenders. But experts say other regulators and state legislatures continue to...

No launch in sight for Elio

Paul Elio’s three-wheeler was supposed to have launched at the Shreveport, La., factory in 2015 Attracting an automaker is only part of the job for economic development agencies. Seeing a plant launched is another matter. Five years after raising its hand to...

Mazda names Americas head Akira Marumo next CEO

Akira Marumoto will take office next month, pending approval at the shareholders meeting. UPDATED: 5/10/18 11:25 pm — adds U.S. details TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. has named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the second-tier Japanese carmaker...