Dealers

March sales melt winter's frozen stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Brisk light-vehicle sales in March sharply reduced supply levels that had built up on U.S. dealership lots in January and February.... Read More »

 

Less reliance on fleet sales in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers continue to cut their reliance on U.S. fleet sales as car rental companies strategically reduce vehicle purchases.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Dealers featured this week include members of the Cifaldi family at Cifaldi Motors (Chrysler-Dodge-Ram-Jeep) in Cumberland, Wis.; and Anthony Galardi, AnnaLynn Wheeler and Stephen Wheeler of A-1 Toyota in New Haven, Conn.... Read More »

 

Mustang made Galpin Motors a power player

8:32 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
In early 1964, Galpin Motors was a small dealership with a two-car showroom in San Fernando, Calif., northwest of Los Angeles. Then the Mustang thundered into the Ford lineup and nothing would be the same.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How PSA lured Tavares

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Carlos Tavares' disclosure that he didn't want to remain No. 2 at Renault got him fired, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automaker.... Read More »

 

Q1 TALLY

2014's hot and not-so-hot brands, models, segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
By the numbers: A look at some of the hot and not-so-hot models, brands and segments during the first quarter of 2014.... Read More »

 

Stung by Ram, Chevy steps up truck spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
After the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, a General Motors spokes-man said it was easy for Ram to "buy market share" with incentives.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Tesla wasting time? Maybe not

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Just because Automotive News' entire readership is scared is no reason to declare it a waste of time, energy and money.... Read More »

 

Hot hatch from VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Volkswagen looks to be cooking up something special for the folks who gather each May at Lake Woerthersee in Austria to celebrate the GTI hot hatch.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Dealers featured this week include Matt and Bill Thomas of Subaru of Bend in Bend, Ore.; and George Harte Jr., of Harte Nissan in Hartford, Conn.... Read More »

 

Members only: How a Japanese Lexus dealer pampers LS owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
From the sparkling Swarovski chandelier to its veined marble paneling, the secluded LS Owners' Lounge at Nagoya's biggest Lexus dealership is one of a kind.... Read More »

 

Former Ford dealer McHale dies at 76

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mickey McHale, a Louisiana car dealer, died Jan. 6. He was 76.... Read More »

 

Shoppers' search priority? Color, not price

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Car dealers commonly believe that shoppers on their Web sites first look for vehicles based on price. Wrong, says research by Cobalt, a major provider of dealer Web sites and other digital services. Shoppers first search by color, Cobalt says.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Dealers featured this week include David Sims of Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.; Shau-wai Lam, chairman of DCH Auto Group, and William Liang, general manager of DCH Freehold Toyota in Freehold, N.J.; Bob Liedel of Lakewood Fordland in Lakewood, Colo.; and Thad Naquin of Tom Naquin Chevrolet-Nissan-Cadillac in Elkhart, Ind.... Read More »

 

DCH program aims to hire, promote women

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
DCH Auto Group is focused on recruiting and training more female employees. In late 2012, the South Amboy, N.J., dealership group formed the Professional Women's Association to study how it can better attract, retain and advance women employees, initially at its East Coast stores.... Read More »

 

Deadline for best-dealerships contest entry is days away

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Automotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the United States and Canada.... Read More »

 

What if overseas sales were excluded?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Group 1 Automotive Inc., No. 3 on the Automotive News list of the top 125 dealership groups based in the United States, would drop to No. 5 if the rankings reflected only U.S. sales. Group 1 is one of five dealership groups on the list that reported sales outside the United States.... Read More »

 

Wish you had joined our list

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Several large, privately held groups that probably would make the Automotive News list of the top 125 dealership groups based in the United States did not respond to our latest survey. That means we can't accurately list them.... Read More »

 

Stocks rise in February

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
U.S. stocks of unsold vehicles remain higher than normal in the aftermath of fierce winter storms that disrupted sales in January and February.... Read More »

 

Volvo expects its U.S. sales to rise 5% in '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Volvo's U.S. sales are off to a poor start in 2014, but global CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects volume to pick up in March and April and to increase about 5 percent for the year.... Read More »

 

Fleet strategies differ for Nissan and Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Two of the top seven automakers boosted fleet deliveries in February and the first two months; but while one is also increasing retail sales, the other is using the higher fleet volume to offset a retail sales decline.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Dealers featured this week include Ade Moss of Moss Bros. Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Riverside, Calif.; Robert Gault and Connie Gault of Gault Toyota in Endicott, N.Y.; and Scott Ritter, left, and Walter Ritter of Planet Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Miami.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Dealers featured this week include the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association Gene Latta Ford in Hanover, Pa.; Bob King Mazda in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Rosen Nissan in Milwaukee.... Read More »

 

Fleet-only Chevy crossover finds takers on used lots

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Captiva Sport, Chevrolet's no-frills crossover for fleet customers, has a budding retail fan base, too.... Read More »

 

JIM HENRY

Auto loans and mortgages? Apples and oranges

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The auto finance industry and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have a fundamental disconnect.... Read More »

 

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