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Volvo's interception not likely to win the game
6:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29
Volvo wants some of the attention the big boys with fat wallets will get during the Super Bowl. ...


Land Rover has high conquest goals for new Discovery Sport
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
With a more mainstream design, optional seven-seat configuration and improved technology, the new Discovery Sport compact SUV is expected to draw mostly new buyers to Lan ...


Volvo dealers embrace U.S. management shift
5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Dealers applaud the recent management change at Volvo Cars of North America and said having a senior executive from the home office in Sweden at the helm assures quick re ...


Subaru urges dealers to invest in stores
5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
With record U.S. sales for seven years in a row, Subaru has become an enviable brand. It is now urging dealers to invest in their stores and expand service facilities. ...


Subaru dealers seek more cars even as growth slows
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Subaru dealers told the factory they want more cars as the brand heads into what's promised to be another record year. ...


Hot Subaru sets its sights on the Sunbelt
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Subaru, gunning for a seventh straight year of record U.S. sales, hopes to get an additional boost by bringing its retail network in Sunbelt states in line with those of ...


AutoNation wants more service lane hospitality
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
AutoNation Inc., the country's biggest dealership group, is recruiting service advisers among restaurant waiters and other service-industry workers, part of a new plan to ...


Mini store wants customers singing its praises
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Surprising and treating customers to extras is part of a program Mini USA started in July to boost its image as a premium brand. ...


Volvo dealers are hungry for the redesigned XC90
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Volvo dealers thought 2014 would be the turnaround year for sales. But it wasn't and the struggle continues for many retailers, said Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo R ...


Perks program lifts struggling store's satisfaction scores, sales
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Land Rover San Diego is rewarding big spenders with a perks program that offers Padres baseball tickets, dry cleaning runs, preferential service times and other goodies. ...


BMW dealers want details on standards, more i8s
12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22
BMW is rolling out new dealership standards and holding regional meetings to allay concerns about the program and what it will cost, says Steve Late, 64, chairman of the ...


A record year in showrooms, but profitability still concern
12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22
Mercedes-Benz dealers are riding high after a record sales year crowned by top ratings in several sales and customer service surveys, says Joseph Agresta. ...


Mercedes 'will lose talent' in move
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, says only about 40 percent of its 1,053 employees are likely to move when the U.S. headquarters moves from New Jersey to Atlanta. ...


Volvo's first China-built car arrives in June
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Volvo will begin importing its first China-built car in June and could sell up to 5,000 units a year of the stretched S60 sedan, executives said. ...


Luxury brands seek an edge with tech
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
The horsepower race is dead, giving way to advanced hybrid technology and smaller displacement engines. ...


Mini expects to bounce back with new products, TV spots
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Mini USA expects a record year fueled by the redesigned Cooper hardtop and the new four-door hatch, said David Duncan, vice president of Mini of the Americas. ...


Volvo dealers pin hopes on XC90
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Volvo dealers continued to struggle last year as 2014 failed to bring the anticipated turnaround in sales. And the struggle continues for many retailers, said Chip Gengra ...


BMW preps retailers on new dealership standard
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
BMW is rolling out a new dealership standard and holding regional meetings to allay concerns about the program and what it will cost, says Steve Late, chairman of the BMW ...


M-B dealers wary of training costs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Mercedes-Benz dealers are riding high after a record U.S. sales year crowned by top ratings in several sales and customer service surveys, said Joseph Agresta, chairman o ...


Jaguar to fill key gaps in lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
Jaguar executives say they hope to gain "relevance" -- and a windfall in sales -- with next year's US launch of the all-new F-Pace crossover and XE compact sedan. ...


Want a BMW i8? Get in a long, long line
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17
BMW will get 50 percent more i8 plug-in hybrids -- 1,000-plus cars -- in the US this year than in 2014, but that still won't be enough to fill the order bank. ...


Mercedes-Maybach S600 priced at $190,275
2:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16
Mercedes-Benz has priced its flagship Mercedes-Maybach S600 at $190,275, including shipping. The ultra-luxury car is based on the S-class sedan that starts at $167,825, i ...


Mercedes-Benz seeks new communication ties to customers
11:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14
Mercedes-Benz is on a mission to expand its footprint in the digital world, improve its customer service and maintain its ionic status, Ola Kaellenius, the executive char ...


BMW looks at time as ultimate luxury
7:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13
Time is one of the most sought-after luxuries, and the auto industry is using technology to give customers more of it, says Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales a ...


Volvo joins niche with S60 Cross Country
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12
Volvo's S60 Cross Country, which is to debut this week at the Detroit auto show, will join the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo and Honda Crosstour in a niche that blends sedan ...


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