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On Weekend Drive, our reporters have a lively, in-depth and often humorous discussion about the biggest stories of the past week. We’ll also highlight major stories you’ll want to look for in the week ahead.Automotive News is the leading source of news, data and understanding for the auto industry's decision-makers. Learn more at autonews.com.

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On Weekend Drive, our reporters have a lively, in-depth and often humorous discussion about the biggest stories of the past week. We’ll also highlight major stories you’ll want to look for in the week ahead.Automotive News is the leading source of news, data and understanding for the auto industry's decision-makers. Learn more at autonews.com.

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Automotive News Weekend Drive

Updated 7 days ago

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On Weekend Drive, our reporters have a lively, in-depth and often humorous discussion about the biggest stories of the past week. We’ll also highlight major stories you’ll want to look for in the week ahead.Automotive News is the leading source of news, data and understanding for the auto industry's decision-makers. Learn more at autonews.com.

Rank #1: October 14, 2017 | What’s new on next-gen Wrangler, Are strikes still an effective strategy?

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Changes are in store for next-gen Wrangler powertrain, roof. Plus, how the GM-Unifor labor dispute highlights mixed results of the union tool.

Oct 13 2017

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Rank #2: February 9, 2019 | Why upcoming Bronco will be Ford's most 'pivotal' launch

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Ford N.A. boss Kumar Galhotra says the next-gen Bronco SUV will stay true to its DNA. Plus, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia discusses the company's ambitious growth plan and why he's fond of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #3: March 24, 2018 | How dealers can get buyers into the ‘right car, at the right time’

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Clutch Technologies Chairman: Personal experiences matter more than vehicle ownership. Why dealers need to know the consumer “so well.” Plus, car shopping that isn’t always “Fair.”

Mar 23 2018

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Rank #4: November 2, 2019 | Tammy Darvish on 'love' for auto retail industry

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AutoCanada's U.S. boss Tammy Darvish on re-entering the retail arena, priorities for Chicago-area stores and the importance of succession planning.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #5: May 5, 2018 | ‘Big trouble’ ahead for Ford’s car plan?

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Profitability vs. “leaving customers in the dark”: We hash out the pros and cons of Ford’s sedan-scrapping strategy. Plus, how Nissan finds, supports female talent.

May 04 2018

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Rank #6: July 21, 2018 | Mike Jackson: Auto tariffs are ‘horrific’ for industry

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2018 Automotive Hall of Fame inductee and AutoNation boss Mike Jackson talks about the trouble with tariffs, the consequences of stair-step incentives and Bob Lutz’s prophecies.

Jul 20 2018

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Rank #7: October 26, 2019 | Mike Maroone: This business has always been 'tough'

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Maroone USA CEO Mike Maroone discusses returning to the dealership space, expansion plans, knowledge transfer and Carvana's growth potential.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #8: February 24, 2018 | Filling Sergio’s shoes

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Will Sergio’s successor be a product, numbers or turnaround guru?; Pronouncing Marchionne can be maddening; Ford won’t tolerate ‘inappropriate behavior.’

Feb 23 2018

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Rank #9: April 21, 2018 | Where ousted executives went wrong at Cadillac, VW

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Did ousted Cadillac boss de Nysschen have the U.S. market in his blind spot? Plus, how Mueller’s cleanup job still left a mess at Volkswagen Group.

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #10: October 19, 2019 | Mitsu's quest to be a 'new kind of challenger'

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Mitsubishi Motors North America CMO Kimberley Gardiner discusses the automaker's revamped marketing efforts, opportunities for dealers and the benefits of being a small fish in a big automotive pond.

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #11: August 18, 2018 | D3 pickup battle intensifies

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Chevy has armed the redesigned Silverado with fresh features and new engine options. But is the pickup packing enough heat to take on Ram and Ford? Plus, Tesla’s week in review: Musk’s going-private tweet and hype vs. reality.

Aug 18 2018

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Rank #12: June 8, 2019 | Dealers in debt: How selling 'out of trust' is sinking some retailers

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Shrinking margins, rising interest rates and costly facility upgrades have led some dealers to violate contracts with lenders. We discuss how retailers can protect their businesses.

Jun 07 2019

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Rank #13: January 19, 2019 | Why the 2019 Detroit auto show 'suffered'

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Ford makes a splash, Cadillac plays it safe and Infiniti misses its cue. Plus, we explain why the 2019 Detroit auto show felt like a bad breakup.

Jan 18 2019

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Rank #14: July 14, 2018 | Can midengine ‘Vette halt skidding sales?

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Can the highly anticipated midengine Chevy Corvette help the sports car accelerate in the showroom? Plus, why putting ‘cars on carpet’ is not enough to preserve auto shows.

Jul 13 2018

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Rank #15: April 28, 2018 | Ford owns full-size pickup mileage crown...for now

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Apr 27 2018

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Rank #16: September 28, 2019 | Audi e-tron: A high-voltage future

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Audi is positioning its first full-electric crossover as an alternative to the Tesla Model X. Will conventional styling and high-end features help the brand lure upscale EV buyers?

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #17: March 23, 2019 | Prepping for a new automotive economy

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How will automakers and dealers sell vehicles beyond 2030? PSA's Larry Dominique and Flow Automotive's Eric Flow foresee a blended digital and physical experience with a focus on satisfying customers.

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #18: June 23, 2018 | GM’s ‘logical’ leadership direction

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Cadillac gets a ‘car guy’ in Reuss; Cruise secures its ‘captain’ in Ammann. Plus, the ascension of Genesis, Kia and Hyundai.

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #19: August 25, 2018 | Rolling the dice on future tech

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As automakers and suppliers continue to place big wagers on autonomous and electrified vehicles, the odds of consumer adoption are still unknown. Should companies stay in the tech game or fold?

Aug 24 2018

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Rank #20: August 4, 2018 | Conti opens doors with fingerprints, facial scans

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Continental N.A. boss Jeff Klei hits the beach in northern Michigan to explain how the supplier is using new biometric tools to open vehicles.

Aug 04 2018

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