In 2004 Roberto Basulto and Raquel Gonzalez went to a dealership in Hialeah, Fla., to buy a new 2005 Dodge Caravan. Although they spoke only Spanish, all the documents they signed were in English and some were incomplete when they were signed.
Land Rover is taking its largest vehicle, the LR4 in the United States and the Discovery elsewhere, and making a family of it. The story is unfolding in New York this week with the introduction of the Discovery Vision Concept SUV.
Auto lenders and dealerships are strengthening their compliance staffs as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracks down on lending practices. Lenders are beefing up to monitor dealerships more closely and dealerships are gearing up to face the added scrutiny.
Chrysler Group is recalling 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion. Vehicles from the model years 2011 through 2014 will be inspected and the boosters replaced where necessary, the automaker said in a statement today.
Judging from the rough reception GM CEO Mary Barra encountered on Wednesday from the Senate Commerce Committee's consumer protection panel, it was clear that this is just the start of GM's reckoning on Capitol Hill.
The department of energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.
A Senate panel today raised the prospect of criminal prosecution and promised more hearings over General Motors' failure to fix a defective ignition switch, as GM CEO Mary Barra withstood a scolding from lawmakers flummoxed by a lack of answers.
Tesla filed an appeal Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court to overturn last month's ruling that banned the electric-vehicle maker from selling its cars directly to consumers through factory-owned stores there.
The next time you’re in an Apple store, try this. When one of the product geniuses who work there approaches you, ask him or her, “So, how much below list price are you offering this iPhone 5 for this month?”
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead.
GM's growing number of lawsuits over the recalls of now 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches should be consolidated before the same judge overseeing Toyota's acceleration cases, a lawyer for vehicle owners said.
Jesse Jackson is leading a Rainbow PUSH Coalition trade mission to meet with the heads of Japan's leading automakers later this week, in order to increase the representation of minority interests in management, suppliers and dealerships.
VW Group has applied to set up its first car plant in Thailand to help narrow the gap with Toyota in Southeast Asia, people familiar with the matter said. VW sees a "strong market opportunity" in the region CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch said last week.