Senior members of the German government have warned EU member states that German automakers could scale back or scrap production plans in their countries unless they support weakened carbon emissions rules, according to diplomatic sources.
Renault is introducing a modular-production strategy with Nissan to reduce spending by building more vehicles in common. The Renault Espace, Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail will be among the first models to use the architecture.
GM for the first time ranked atop a closely watched survey measuring new-vehicle quality, while Ford continued to be dragged down by its electronic features. GM placed two brands -- GMC and Chevrolet -- in the top five of J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study released today.
GM forecast demand for luxury autos will grow at a slower pace than the total vehicle market this year. GM aims to more than triple Cadillac sales by 2015 in China to 100,000 as it brings out a new model every year through 2016.
Maybe some auto executive or dealer really ticked-off a writer on Mad Men at some point and now that writer or producer is exacting revenge. That's how it seems when the series repeatedly bashes the folks in the auto industry, often taking misguided stereotypes to an extreme.
The auto industry’s next-generation vehicle platforms may allow manufacturers to produce new products at unprecedented speed, but they also will bring great challenges to manufacturers and suppliers, according to an AlixPartners study.
When GM unveiled its next-generation Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra in December, journalists were offered separate, symbolic lunch buffets: bratwursts and baked beans at the Silverado exhibit and pita wraps and beet salad on the Sierra side.
Chevrolet plans to return to advertise on ABC's annual Academy Awards telecast next year after a 5-year absence. But the General Motors brand's return to the Oscars will come with a twist, said Paul Edwards, GM's executive director of global marketing strategy.
Want to sell more F&I products? Turn more service customers into new- and used-car buyers, then pitch them your aftermarket wares, says Bill O'Flanagan, president of Reedman Toll Auto World in Langhorne, Pa., which houses 10 brands.
Many dealerships are experimenting with ways to get more bang for the buck in the F&I department. Some dealerships have merged sales and finance responsibilities into lower-paid hybrid positions. Others have hired junior-level F&I staffers to defray some of the workload.
While a Florida Honda store technically violated state motor vehicle sales law when a customer's retail sales contract didn't indicate the deal was contingent on financing, it doesn't owe her damages, a Florida Court of Appeal panel unanimously ruled.
Chrysler Group, saying it has settled a dispute with U.S. federal safety regulators, will inspect older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs and install a trailer hitch assembly if necessary to “better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.”
Dacia has started selling its Lodgy minivan in Denmark, the latest western European market for Renault's no-frills brand that was originally created for developing markets. The expansion into Denmark marks the completion of Dacia's rollout in the EU.
A 1.96 billion euro ($2.6 billion) suit by seven hedge funds against Porsche SE in Germany was moved to a cartel court in Hanover to examine antitrust claims against the automaker. The case is part of a group of German and U.S.