Automotive News recently conducted a dealer roundtable discussion in Dallas where executives exchanged ideas to improve operational processes in their stores. Texas dealer Greg May shared the story of his need to trim costs during the recession.
The Park Place dealer group in Texas is looking to erase the 'car dealership stigma' from the minds of college students. A formal summer internship program shows young men and women – and their parents – how 'lucrative' the business can be.
After purchasing a vehicle from Southwest Kia Mesquite, a customer is handed the keys and often a keyboard. That's because General Manager James Seale asks buyers to rate and write a quick assessment of their overall experience right in the F&I department.
Despite a redesign, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 struggled in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test that simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car.
David Murphy has been tapped as the new president of Team Detroit, Ford's advertising and marketing agency. The move, effective Aug. 1, will put Murphy in charge of Team Detroit's account with Ford in the United States.
Volkswagen AG remains committed to selling a mid-sized SUV to customers in the United States, CEO Martin Winterkorn told the brand's dealers today during a closed-door meeting in a suburb of Washington.
Volkswagen remains committed to selling a mid-sized SUV to customers in the United States, CEO Martin Winterkorn said.The automaker needs to "take initiative" in that crucial segment of the U.S. car market, he said.
A look at quotes by and about Philip Caldwell, the decisive but low-keyed Ford executive who won Chairman and CEO Henry Ford II's attention as a problem solver in a succession of jobs, including chief of the company's truck operations, president of Philco-Ford, and head of automaking operations...
Toyota received more patents than any other automaker from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The automaker was granted 1,491 U.S.
Reid Bigland took over as Ram boss in April of this year. He also heads Chrysler Group's U.S. sales and Chrysler Canada. In this video, Bigland discusses Ram's upcoming commercial van offerings and the brand's new powertrain options for its 2014 light-duty and heavy-duty pickups.
Eight more cities in China, the world's biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution.
AvtoVAZ Design Director Steve Mattin aims to lead a styling revolution at Lada in the same way that Kia's design chef Peter Schreyer transformed the Korean brand's image. Kia's rapid sales growth through design is something Mattin wants to replicate at Russia's top-selling brand.