Lindsay Chappell

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BILL LIA: Keep stores modern
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 | UPDATED: 10/21/14 8:04 am ET -- corrected
"People keep asking us for our store designs," says Bill Lia, the 78-year-old CEO of Lia Auto Group in Albany, N.Y., which just finished building its 19th dealership. "We ...


Auto economists eye troubling signs on horizon
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
Business is booming for auto dealers five years after the national economic crisis, so what could go wrong? Plenty, warns a number of auto industry economists. ...


GM's loss, Hyundai's gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
Stores targeted for closure by one troubled brand were snapped up by a rising brand. ...


MIKE WOOD: How hard are you willing to work?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
Long hours and hard work in the past few years turned Mike Wood from a dealership manager into a dealer with four stores. ...


Dealers pursued opportunities from the rubble of '09
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
In the five years that have passed since the economic crash of 2009, the auto retailing sector has emerged from the ashes. The transition has been painful. There are fewe ...


For 15 years, Nakamura has redrawn Nissan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18
Fifteen years after taking over Nissan's global design leadership, Shiro Nakamura has come full circle. Nissan will launch its third-generation Murano crossover late this ...


Dealers take Affordable Care Act in stride
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Hold down costs and turn a profit -- but don't do so by shaving employee health benefits. That is the consensus among owners and managers of stores on Automotive News' li ...


Nissan repolishes Murano for grown-ups
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
Nissan designers in southern California have reshaped the Murano for 2015 with curvier and more sensual body lines to stand out from the crowd as it did when originally i ...


Nissan commercial fleet to get self-driving tech
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Nissan believes fleet and commercial vehicle customers are getting more demanding about creature comforts and safety systems, and the company plans to offer autonomous dr ...


Nissan brand to benefit from Daimler partnership
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Mass-market Nissan will begin receiving some goodies that have been flowing from the product-sharing partnership between Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a sen ...


Do-it-all dealer learns to delegate as business grows
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Through long hours and hands-on involvement in every corner of his business, Mike Wood has rapidly built a group of four dealerships in seven years. He has more growth pl ...


Big, bold luxury returns
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7
The world might be shifting to smaller vehicles, but life is different for the rich. ...


Dealers to get Titan diesel training
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Nissan executives have promised that next year's redesigned Titan pickup, with an optional 5.0-liter V-8 diesel, will be a bold new product for the brand. ...


Infiniti plans family of smaller, more powerful engines
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
PARIS — Infiniti is developing a family of aluminum engines that will begin hitting the market within two years, promising more horsepower for its higher end cars. ...


Luxury makers move into new hot spots
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Luxury-segment executives at last week's Paris auto show made it clear that they intend to attack new corners of the business as high-end customers emerge with nontraditi ...


Nissan goes NISMO on the Pulsar
1:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2

Nissan unveiled a proposed NISMO performance package for the new Europe-only Pulsar -- a hatch version of what sells in the United States as the Sentra. ...



Infiniti Q80 Inspiration points to brand's design direction
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
The large four-door fastback concept that Infiniti will unveil at the Paris auto show this week signals the styling for a stream of new products planned over the next fou ...


NADA tells Nissan to butt out of dealer surveys
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
The National Automobile Dealers Association has rapped Nissan's knuckles for "actions by some Nissan representatives" to boost scores in a survey of dealer attitudes towa ...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration signals a fastback future
1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23
Infiniti released an image of a large four-door fastback concept that signals the styling for a stream of new products planned over the next four years. ...


Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22
The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth. ...


Infiniti wants Q70 buyers to go long
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Infiniti has priced the new long-wheelbase version of its flagship Q70 sedan to lure buyers to the larger model. ...


Scrap Nissan's Leaf battery plant? Hardly
3:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17
News broke this week that Nissan and Renault are debating the future of their electric-vehicle battery technology sourcing. Frankly, it would be bigger news if the two au ...


Incentives prop up sedan-heavy strategies
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13
Take a look at who's been increasing incentives lately and you will see a larger trend in vehicle strategy for the United States. ...


GreenTech electric vehicle venture anticipates U.S. production in 4th quarter
5:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9
A Chinese-affiliated electric vehicle venture that has generated more curiosity than cars during the past five years anticipates launching U.S. production by the end of t ...


Zagato wants to create new classics
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
While turning out countless special Zagato editions over the years, the Zagato company has had a major influence on the styling of European luxury cars, racers and airpla ...


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