Opel named Tina Mueller, a former Henkel executive, to run the brand's marketing. Mueller's experience in the brand-driven consumer goods industry will have a major impact on the automaker, the company said
A West Virginia Chevy dealer is suing several federal departments and administrators responsible for the Affordable Care Act, alleging the law violates his beliefs by requiring him to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives taken after sex.
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson today warned employees not to "backslide" on quality, a week after the automaker topped a benchmark quality ranking for the first time. Akerson also promoted Alicia Boler-Davis to senior vice president, heading up global quality and customer experience.
Legislation that would block Tesla Motors from using the Internet to sell its electric cars in North Carolina is on the back burner for now. But a legislative maneuver has cleared the way for a vote on other dealer-franchise matters.
Mazda's next-generation Mazda3, equipped with its full set of technologies developed to reduce weight and enhance fuel efficiency, will top the compact segment in fuel economy when it goes on sale in the United States in September, the automaker said today.
Over automakers' objections, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has signed into law legislation that dealers in the state say will bolster protections from factory controls, particularly in the areas of dealership renovations and warranty work payments.
Groups representing auto lenders and dealers don't like much about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But at least they knew there was somebody at the CFPB who had walked a mile in their shoes: Assistant Director Rick Hackett. Now Hackett has said he's leaving.
Deep subprime lending is finally in recovery mode. The deep subprime category accounted for 11 percent of all outstanding auto loans in the first quarter of 2013, up slightly from 10.7 percent a year earlier, Experian says.
Why should there be more women behind the F&I desk at dealerships? The biggest reason is that they connect better with other women, especially female customers, said speakers this month during Automotive News F&I Week, a series of six Webinars.
Nexteer Automotive Group, the Michigan auto supplier controlled by China’s biggest aerospace company, postponed an initial public offering in Hong Kong, two people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Bosch has opened a second proving ground in China, which will allow the supplier to test antilock brakes, electronic stability control systems, as well as driver assistance technology for passenger vehicles, motorcycles and trucks.
Chrysler Capital, the lender created this year by Santander Consumer USA and Chrysler Group, is already the top loan writer at Chrysler dealerships. Chrysler Capital, now Chrysler's preferred finance provider, gives Chrysler dealerships a stronger lineup of loan choices for car shoppers.
BMW Group Financial Services will expand its e-contracting system to Mini dealers in four states -- New York, California, Texas and Virginia -- by the end of this year. The system already is in use in the four states for BMW dealerships.