Mercedes looks to cap number of stores per group

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Mercedes-Benz USA is talking to dealership groups about putting a cap on the number of rooftops any single dealership group can own. But it doesn't plan a uniform cap for all groups, which makes some of its retailers wary.

Fiat Chrysler's free degrees score with Fla. dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Florida Fiat Chrysler dealer Randy Dye says the automaker's pilot program to offer no-cost college educations to dealership employees has helped with recruiting, employee retention and morale.

The slow, steady demise of the small-town dealership

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
America is bidding farewell to the mom-and-pop stores in rural areas as populations decline and the cost of staying open rises.


China quality watchdog 'highly concerned' about VW emissions issue

5:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
China's quality watchdog said it was "highly concerned" about manipulated software in VW Group diesel cars designed to trick emissions tests and...

AutoNation's website retooling pays off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says he's starting to see consistent payoff from the $200 million bet the company placed on using its own website to sell...

Retail sales outpace fleet volume in September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
September U.S. auto sales were driven more by retail volume than fleet activity.

Scandal undermines VW's heritage of straight-talk ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Unless VW comes through with a fix that pleases everyone -- one that deletes the software designed to cheat on emissions tests without compromising...

Scion frees ad agency to go for the weird

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
The latest TV campaign for Scion's new iM hatchback and iA compact sedan uses a mix of familiar ingredients: cars driving through beautiful...

Chehab: A Super Bowl MVP sidelined

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Saad Chehab walked away this month from his post as Maserati's head of marketing for personal reasons.

Infiniti's Witherspoon puts 'experience' to work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Allyson Witherspoon, director of marketing communications and media for Infiniti USA, is molding the brand's message as it prepares for a wave of new...


12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Jeff Greenberg, right, dealer principal of Bedford Nissan in Bedford, Ohio, receives a 45-year award from Bryan Dumais, Nissan North America's...

Auction prices of used diesel VWs slump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Prices of VW diesel vehicles fell an average of 13 percent between mid-September and Oct. 2, Kelley Blue Book said.


12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Jim Thomas, who worked in automotive sales, marketing and public relations, died Sept. 23. He was 67.

An ex-cosmetics exec gives Opel a makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015
Massage seats and a perfume diffuser aren't features you'd expect on a mass-market compact car.

VW's 2016 diesel sales 'months' away

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015
Volkswagen of America isn't expected to begin selling 2016 models with 2.

GM dangles special pricing to families of dealership staffers

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
General Motors is looking to boost sales by offering steep discounts to a vast new buying pool: families of U.S. dealership employees.

S.C. dealerships, factories begin recovering from floods

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
The rain has stopped, but South Carolina’s dealerships and residents are still on alert and recovering from the massive floods that have...

Ford, Neiman Marcus team up to offer 100 Mustang convertibles for holiday

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
Ford Mustang enthusiasts on the nice list might be in luck this holiday season.

NADA's Fox sees progress on CFPB bill

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
After discussions with legislators last week, Bill Fox, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, says he is confident that a bill to...

BMW bumps up X1 base price by $1,800

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
BMW is increasing the price of its redesigned base X1 crossover by about $1,800 and adding standard features.


Ford of Europe's Farley bullish as brand's financial rebound takes hold

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the...

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