People and businesses in northeastern Oregon opened their arms to 38 tourists who survived when the charter bus they were on last month skidded off an icy Interstate and into a ravine, killing nine passengers. None went nearly as far -- literally -- as Legacy Ford-Lincoln in La Grande.
A Philippine native, Eminiano Reodica Jr. went from working as a showroom attendant at General Motors headquarters in Detroit to owning the country's third-largest car dealership. Then the empire crumbled -- and Reodica vanished.
Maybe you're just hard to get along with. Or maybe those long, odd work hours deprive you of valuable family time. Whatever the case, the divorce rate for car dealership employees seems anecdotally high.
Ford will post fourth-quarter results on Tuesday with the figures likely to show the lowest operating profit of the year. But those figures mask optimism coming from an unlikely place: Europe. The automaker is further along the road to recovery in the region than many of its rivals, including GM.
Elon Musk has long considered Tesla Motors the bold, nimble answer to the auto industry's cautious culture. Now the electric-car maker's top executive has extended his help to another industrial giant: Boeing.
AutoTrader Group, the nation's largest online vehicle shopping site, said it would be business as usual for auto dealers following the company's decision Friday to withdraw its $300 million registration for an initial public offering of stock.
With more new products coming, sales per dealership at U.S. Porsche stores should jump 30 percent during the next three years, says Michael Bartsch, COO of Porsche Cars North America. It's part of Porsche's plan to boost sales and profitability for its dealership base.
Auto show concept vehicles are sort of like presidential inaugural addresses: They outline a broad, shining vision of the future, but they're short on the details of how that vision will be executed. Such is the case with the Ford Atlas Concept pickup unveiled at the Detroit auto show.
PSA says it halted production in Slovakia for the day on Monday and will add another four stoppage days next month in response to weak demand across Europe. The automaker makes the Peugeot 207 and Citroen C3 Picasso models at the plant in the western Slovak town of Trnava.
Daimler, Ford and Nissan joined forces today to develop a line of affordable fuel cell cars for sale starting in 2017 in what could be the first major advance for the promising zero-emission technology.
Daimler, Ford and Nissan joined forces today to develop a line of affordable fuel-cell cars for sale starting in 2017 in what could be the first major advance for the promising zero-emission technology.
Toyota outsold rivals GM and VW Group last year, regaining the global sales lead after losing it in 2011. Sales at Toyota, including deliveries from subsidiaries Hino Motors and Daihatsu, rose 23 percent to a record 9.75 million units, while GM sold 9.29 million. VW Group delivered 9.
The 2013 Super Bowl next week will be super for automotive advertisers. As of late last week, eight auto industry players had confirmed plans to air 11 commercials during the big game for a total cost of an estimated $60 million. Advertisers are trying new ways to build buzz.
Hyundai is trying to bring the venerable written CSI survey into the age of the cloud, Twitter and Facebook. The brand has devised a new method, using e-mail and three-day turnarounds, to change the way it determines customer satisfaction.
Volkswagen AG says it plans to rework its assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico, to supply the United States with the next generation of Golf and GTI hatchbacks. That is expected to loosen up inventories in North and South America when the cars go on sale in 2014.
Group 1 Automotive Inc. plans to acquire one of Brazil's largest dealership groups. In a single move, the Houston company will add almost as much in annual revenues as it did with all of its 2012 acquisitions and will establish a retail foothold in the world's fourth-largest new-vehicle market.
One reason General Motors is pressing ahead with development of its eAssist mild-hybrid system, despite consumer resistance to it on the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, is that shoppers prefer eAssist on larger vehicles more than on smaller ones.
Former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre's book, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA, combines inside-the-boardroom drama with plain-spoken observations to weave a portrait of the uncertain, haphazard months after GM's July 2009 emergence from...
Now may be the perfect time to replace or at least radically overhaul the traditional Customer Satisfaction Index. Millions of customers who haven't bought new cars or trucks in several years are heading back to dealerships as part of the industry sales surge.
Regarding "NHTSA's backup-camera rules delayed" (autonews.com, Jan. 2): The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is half right on the issue of backup-camera rules. It would be better to have a nonintrusive ultrasonic sensor as the early-warning system for the driver.