Infiniti has promoted Spanish national Antonio Lasaga to the newly-created position of global head for human resources. Lasaga is a former director of human relations and general affairs for Nissan in Spain.
Rick Case Fiat's top salesman is a 19-year-old from Jamaica. The finance and insurance manager is a 24-year-old former cashier with no previous dealership experience. But the dealership last year was the top-selling Fiat store in its region and No. 4 in the nation, Chrysler Group says.
Tom Moorehead peddles the nation's top-selling luxury brand in its richest county. But the heart of his BMW-Mini business lies in what he does after the sale. His repair bays have stayed open 22 hours a day to handle demand, and his technicians routinely replace parts in owners' driveways.
Rising new-vehicle sales lifted average dealership pretax profit to a record $843,697 last year, a National Automobile Dealers Association survey shows. The average store's 2012 profit rose 6 percent from the previous record set in 2011.
Chip Perry, AutoTrader.com's only CEO since the company began operating in 1997, will resign effective May 1. His duties will be handled by Sandy Schwartz, who will become president of AutoTrader Group and will remain president of vehicle auction giant and sister company, Manheim.
Subaru of America has promoted Tom Doll to president, effective April 1. He will remain COO and CFO. Doll, 57, is the highest ranking non-Japanese executive at Subaru's U.S. subsidiary. He joined Subaru of America in 1982.
The Detroit 3 automakers joined other Michigan businesses today in donating $8 million for new ambulances and police cars to Detroit as state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr took over running the destitute city.
Johan de Nysschen, president of the Infiniti luxury brand, has overhauled his top management with hand-picked executives tasked with taking the brand global. The sweeping changes inject the top ranks with non-Japanese executives, many poached from rivals, for international flair.
A parade of new and redesigned crossovers and SUVs will headline the New York auto show this week. The list includes the Jeep Cherokee, which replaces the Liberty, and new renditions of the Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander and Range Rover Sport. Subaru will debut a hybrid version of its XV Crosstrek.
High oil prices will make driving a car less and less affordable unless the European Union's vehicle industry faces more stringent emissions limits than those the European Commission is battling to enforce, the body representing European consumers said.
Super Segment is Ford Motor Co.'s term for five Ford brand vehicles: the Fiesta subcompact, Focus compact, Escape compact crossover, C-Max Hybrid crossover and Fusion mid-sized sedan. The vehicles are Ford's import fighters.
It has been just over two years since Mary Barra became the surprise pick to steer General Motors' global vehicle development. She'll get a report card soon. Over the next 18 months, GM is embarking on one of the company's busiest-ever launch schedules.
Are you a rising star at an auto dealership? Or do you know someone who is? For the second year, Automotive News will spotlight these achievers in "40 Under 40," a special section in the July 15 issue.
A Jeep Wrangler that has been decorated with rust and made to look like a Navy battleship is one of six Jeeps -- all heavily modified by Chrysler Group's Jeep and Mopar units -- that will be put through their paces during the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, which was scheduled to begin Saturday,...
Chrysler brand head Saad Chehab says the brand will expand its "Imported from Detroit" marketing theme with special-edition vehicles and partnerships that further tie Chrysler to the financially embattled city.
Just because you're a single-point dealer in the middle of the United States with a franchise from one of the Detroit 3 doesn't mean you should not worry about Europe. Europe is in tough economic condition.
Among the nation's 17,800 auto dealerships, there are a variety of business models. But whether a store is part of a large publicly held dealership group or a small single-franchise operation, the success of the business ultimately depends on the quality of the people working there.
The top 10 plants in North America in February, ranked by output, were Volkswagen Puebla, Mexico; Honda Marysville, Ohio; Toyota Georgetown, Ky.; Nissan Smyrna, Tenn.; Honda Alliston, Ontario; Hyundai Montgomery, Ala.; Ford Louisville Assembly; Kia West Point, Ga.