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Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Let's not make an exception

Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain says granting a tariff exemption to GM for its China-made Buick Envision would be a bad idea

EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.

COMMENTARY

Why BMW, not Tesla, is the real deal for a buyout

Elon Musk's tentative proposal to take Tesla private isn't a bad idea for an automaker, it is just that the money-losing U.S. company is the wrong choice. BMW is a far better candidate for a buyout.

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MORE OPINIONS EDITORIALS COLUMNISTS BLOGS

COMMENTARY: Richard Truett
Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs

Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
GM's dog won't hunt

I thought the comments that Peter Lanzavecchia madewere right on target.


COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
Function without the flair

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado may set a new industry standard for engineering and ride. It's a smooth and nimble V-8 tjat os a joy to drive. However, the new truck lacks features and amenities -- particularly on the interior -- that are key for attracting younger and luxury buyers.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The juke owner who had enough

In a letter to the editor, a reader writes Nissan must now see the joke in their Juke, which has been pulled from U.S. markets.


COMMENTARY:
Let's not make an exception

Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain says granting a tariff exemption to GM for its China-made Buick Envision would be a bad idea


COMMENTARY: Edward Niedermeyer
Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.


BLOG: Richard Truett
A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine

In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the cease-and-desist orders.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A case for Chrysler's brand

Reader calls for FCA to "do the right thing" and preserve Chrysler's legacy in the wake of CEO Sergio Marchionne's death.


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