Cascade Auto Group of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, employs a dozen people who are retirees or near-retirees, ranging in age from their late 50s to their 80s. They make up about 19 percent of the company's work force.
Don Forman says providing a quick oil change is his most important service-retention tool. So the owner of United Nissan in Las Vegas pushed technicians to provide an oil change and car wash within 25 minutes. That paved the way to a 23% increase in customer-pay repair orders last year.
China will save the electric car, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn predicts - and with it the vision of battery-powered motoring on which he has staked his credibility. Ghosn has invested a bigger share of his companies' cash into the technology than any other mass-market carmaker.
The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan that goes on sale this fall will have a 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine as an option. The redesigned CTS will be unveiled next week at the New York auto show.
Carbon fiber has finally broken out of its European supercar niche. The 2013 SRT Viper and the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette have carbon fiber hoods and other parts, and the Corvette's production is likely to top 20,000 units this year.
Mitsubishi executives in the United States and Japan are evaluating plans to bolster the brand's U.S. lineup with new vehicles, including a mid-sized sedan and a crossover or SUV larger than the Outlander compact crossover.
Mitsubishi's restyled Outlander crossover is a vast improvement in interior refinement, packaging and technology over the outgoing model. The outgoing Outlander was among the worst-selling compact crossovers in the industry. Simply put, Mitsubishi needs a home run.
Sonic Automotive told regulators on Monday it delayed the filing of its annual report because of weak accounting controls at its dealerships. Sonic said in a regulatory filing it believes that financial results will be the same as reported on Feb. 20.
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn supports scrapping incentives to mitigate falling demand for new cars in Europe, which is headed toward a sixth straight year of decline as austerity measures keep customers out of showrooms.
Chrysler Group's string of 35 months of year-over-year sales increases may be about to end. The streak goes back to April 2010 and equals the company's longest run of consecutive U.S. gains, which stretched from February 1992 to December 1994.
As part of a drive to shed weight and boost fuel economy, some Nissan brand vehicles will get the ultra-high-strength, lightweight steel that debuted in the Infiniti Q50 in January at the Detroit auto show.
Proposed European legislation to cut CO2 emissions from Europe's new cars to 95g/km could create about 400,000 jobs and save tens of billions of euros in fuel costs, a study said. The European Parliament will vote on the proposals on Tuesday.
The good things about the Renault Zoe electric car – it's quiet, comfortable and affordable – outweigh the bad, especially for people who drive short distances everyday and have a way to charge the battery at work and home.
China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will not bid for a majority stake in Fisker Automotive mainly due to the troubled U.S. electric car maker's obligations to the U.S. government, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
New-vehicle retail sales for the top 125 dealership groups grew a collective 19 percent in 2012, while the whole U.S. market rose 13 percent. Tallying just the 113 dealership groups that were on the list for both 2012 and 2011, new-vehicle retail sales were up 18 percent.
General Motors has done an ambitious make-over of the Chevrolet Impala for its 10th generation, transforming the car from basic transportation for value-conscious buyers and rental companies to a stylish flagship.
As dealers in some states try to tighten franchise laws to block factory-owned dealerships, Tesla is aggressively lobbying policymakers, reaching out to fans to foster public support and even countering with its own franchise law proposals.
What happens to Fisker Automotive now that Henrik Fisker is gone? Having produced no cars since last summer and scrambling to find new investors, Fisker's fate may be to pawn its technology and assets to Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely.
Volkswagen AG is building the business case for a large SUV in the United States, top VW executives said last week. The vehicle is a key to the company's plan to nearly double the VW brand's U.S. sales to 800,000 units by 2018.
For five auto dealers attempting to sue India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. for failing to bring its diesel pickup into the United States as planned, a federal judge's ruling to let the suit move forward is a rare bit of good news.
The Automotive News list of top 125 dealership groups in the United States last year has some omissions. Several large, privately held groups that probably would make the list did not respond to our survey, which didn't allow us to accurately list them.
Buick has come a long way in the past decade, but ask anyone who doesn't work for General Motors or one of its dealerships to describe Buick customers, and you'll probably hear two words: "old people."
Subaru has hinted at a convertible version of its BRZ since the sports car went on sale last year. So when Toyota showed the FT-86 concept at the Geneva auto show this month, Subaru engineers were paying close attention -- and scratching their heads.