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Recent articles

Inventory is tight for this time of year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Automakers and dealers started November with lean stocks after booming October auto sales. U.S. inventories normally jump between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1 as automakers stock up ...

Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3
I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales. ...

Better customer service coming in clear

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
Borrowing a tool from high-end hotels, Street Toyota workers wear radios with discreet lapel microphones to speed communication and charm customers at the 12-acre dealers ...

Automotive stocks lag other indexes in tough 3rd quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Global automotive stocks took a pounding in the third quarter, part of a broad downturn in financial markets. ...

For some, a fresh driveway stain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Uh-oh. ...

Blazing a trail to self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Most folks in the auto industry can see the promise of self-driving vehicles. The tricky part is a vision of how to get there. ...

VW-brand days supply rises in Sept.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
The supply of unsold vehicles started to swell at U.S. Volkswagen dealerships after the mid-September stop-sale order on diesel cars. ...

Retail sales outpace fleet volume in September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
September U.S. auto sales were driven more by retail volume than fleet activity. ...

Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looke ...

JESSE SNYDER: Deceit hurts German people most

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Imagine discovering that your favorite athlete, one you named your child after, spent the last six years in cahoots with gamblers to throw games. ...

Supply level is typical for Sept.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
U.S. light vehicle stocks started September in near-ideal form after August's robust sales pace. ...

Governments trump market forces

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
There are many reasons why the auto industry does such a poor job of recouping the capital invested in it. Automotive News detailed dozens of them in our six-part "Indust ...

A tale of 2 fleet sales strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Hyundai-Kia's overall sales in August increased 5 percent, while GM slipped 0.7 percent. ...

Why the momentum could last

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Auto marketers are still standing back from the edge of 2009’s pit of despair, though maybe some leaned in a bit last month. ...
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