Auto Parts Industry News
Automotive Tariffs Would Put 100,000 Jobs at Risk, Auto Care Association Says

The Auto Care Association is urging the Trump administration to consider the ramifications of imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts.

New-Vehicle Quality at Highest Level Ever: J.D. Power

Genesis, Kia and Hyundai hold the three top rankings for overall initial quality.

General Motors Breaks Ground on $65 Million Parts-Processing Facility in Burton, Michigan

When the facility opens in early 2019, it will be the company’s main induction point in the United States for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts that need to be unitized and packaged for sale, according to GM.

Ford to Convert Century-Old Detroit Train Station into Hub for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

The company envisions the former train station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood as “a hub where Ford and its partners will work on autonomous and electric vehicles, and design urban mobility services and solutions that includes smart, connected vehicles, roads, parking and public transit.”

Used-Car Prices Hit Record High: Edmunds

Edmunds experts attribute the increase to the ever-growing supply of near-new vehicles coming off-lease, and a greater demand for vehicles of all sizes and ages, thanks to shifting market factors.

Gasoline Prices Hit Four-Year High, But Trucks And SUVs Still In Demand

Shifts in consumer preferences start at $3.60 per gallon, but $4 is the breaking point, according to a new report from Edmunds.

US Automotive Sales: ‘Healthy Start’ To Summer Selling Season

“Despite rising gas prices, shoppers are clearly demonstrating their confidence in the strength of the economy as they continue to seek out larger, more expensive vehicles,” said Jeremy Acevedo, Edmunds manager of industry analysis.

Ford To Stop Selling Sedans In North America By 2020

By 2020, nearly 90 percent of the automaker’s North American lineup will consist of trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, Ford said.

Subaru Has Sold 9 Million Vehicles In The United States

The automaker celebrated the milestone at Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where repeat Subaru customer Hershey Garner took delivery of a 2018 Crosstrek.

Honda Tries To Get Millennials Hooked On Stick Shift

Honda’s “Shifting Gears” program is designed to give young people confidence in driving manual, and experience the excitement of being in full control of a car.

Automotive Industry Ranks Second in Brand Intimacy Report

MBLM, a New York City-based marketing agency, defines brand intimacy as “the emotional bonds between a person and a brand.”

Hybrid, Electric Vehicles Are Too Quiet, Feds Say

Automakers have until Sept. 1, 2020, to equip electric and hybrid vehicles with sounds so they’ll be audible to blind and hard-of-hearing pedestrians.