From the Muppets to James Franco and British villains, Hollywood will be working hard for the auto industry during the Super Bowl. Automakers are spending as much as $6 million per 30-second spot to grab consumers and promote a bumper crop of new vehicles during the telecast.
Renault-Nissan is said to plan the appointment of two new joint managers to oversee engineering and manufacturing. The move is part of a wider plan to boost alliance savings to 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) annually in 2016.
The National Automobile Dealers Association today endorsed a plan under which each auto dealership would establish a percentage ceiling for its dealer reserve -- the money paid to the dealership for its role in arranging car loans for retail customers -- and then, if it dips below that fee level on...
Mopar says an ongoing Express Lane experiment -- a quick-stop service operation separate from the dealership -- can show Chrysler Group dealers how to improve service profits and spot promising technicians for jobs at their dealerships.
Sidney Haider, CEO of AddOnAuto, a company that helps dealerships tap into the $32 billion accessories market, will present the 2014 Auto Accessories Sales Trend Report during workshops on accessories sales and marketing at the convention.
Automotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the United States and Canada. For the third year, Automotive News is partnering with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships that have excelled in creating quality workplaces.
Jason Stoicevich, 34, the new head of the Fiat brand in North America, spent the last few months of 2013 touring the nation and meeting with Fiat dealers. He detailed future product plans and introduced initiatives to make Fiat dealers more profitable.
For the third straight year, ADESA will auction off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the convention, with the proceeds benefiting the Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Fund of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.
What are the top issues facing dealers as the convention begins? In recent weeks, Automotive News spoke with 24 dealer leaders representing 29 brands. The series of interviews begins on Page 6 and continues in the Sunday and Monday issues of the NADA Daily.
U.S. auto sales are projected to rise slightly this month, and one forecaster says retail deliveries will reach the highest January level in a decade. LMC Automotive today estimated sales would be up 1 percent from January 2013, while Kelley Blue Book predicted a 2 percent gain.
The general counsel office of the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that two allegations brought by some workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee against VW and the UAW be dismissed. The workers have vowed to appeal the recommendation.
General Motors has named Jim DeLuca to lead its global manufacturing operations, the latest in a string of executive changes at the automaker and the first major personnel move since Mary Barra took over as CEO. DeLuca, 52, succeeds Tim Lee, 62, who is retiring.
GM is seeking to cut shifts by half at one of its South Korean factories as it realigns global manufacturing in a move that could affect about 1,100 jobs, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.
Hyundai said fourth-quarter net income climbed 15 percent over the previous year, but forecast sales growth would hit an eight-year low in 2014 as competition intensifies and the stronger won hampers exports.