The Intersection 11-27-22 – Automotive News

Our 2022 All-Stars rose to the challenge

Every year, the editorial staff of Automotive News convenes to select our annual All-Stars, an exercise that often involves vigorous debate and occasionally tough decisions.

Our …….

Toyota looks for ways to turn buyers back into leasers – Automotive News

Getting those customers back into the dealership on something close to a normal leasing cycle “is something we’ve got to create, because historically we’ve had 30 percent of our portfolio just automatically coming back.”

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Mazda to invest in electrification through 2030 – Automotive News Europe

Seeking help from friends is one way Mazda, with its limited scale, can spread development and manufacturing costs. Among the partnerships announced in the mid-term plan is the team-up with Rohm, which will develop silicon-carbide power…….

Foreign brands dominate Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings – Automotive News

Toyota, Lexus and BMW top Consumer Reports’ survey of brand reliability for 2022, nudging Mazda from the podium after its No. 2 finish last year.

BMW climbed 10 spots to place third in the survey, released Tuesday during a presen…….

Foreign brands dominate Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings – Automotive News

Toyota, Lexus and BMW top Consumer Reports’ survey of brand reliability for 2022, nudging Mazda from the podium after its No. 2 finish last year.

BMW climbed 10 spots to place third in the survey, released Tuesday during a presen…….

The Intersection 11-13-22 – Automotive News

How innovative packaging is boosting EV battery performance

As we wait to see if solid state batteries or another major EV chemical breakthrough finally emerges, keep a close eye on how battery makers are packaging today’s bat…….

EV registrations in U.S. up 57% through September as Tesla rivals turn up pressure – Automotive News

Tesla has parlayed early-mover advantage into a mile-long lead over the auto industry in electric vehicle sales.

But the Empire is beginning to strike back with a battalion of competitively specced and priced electric models.

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Europe forecast to import 800000 Chinese-built cars by 2025 – Automotive News Europe

By 2025, up to 800,000 Chinese-built cars could be sold in Europe, most of them full-electric vehicles, analyst PwC said in a study.

Such a development would turn Europe to a net importer of cars, PwC said, with a 2025 import su…….

Ford dealers push back on EV mandates – Automotive News

Jason Cole, executive vice president of Cole Automotive Group, which includes a Ford store in Ashland, Ky., said the automaker should “go back to the drawing board” on the program. He’s particularly concerned with the profit margin stru…….

Microchip shortage: More car production cuts in 2023 – Automotive News

Capacity at semiconductor fabrication plants that make chips favored by the auto industry is expected to rise about 20 percent next year, said Dan Hearsch, managing director at AlixPartners. However, since automakers will look to meet p…….