Will disruptors of the taxi market become disruptees?

Uber and Lyft and the like have turned the taxi industry on its head in a few short years. Now the industry looks like it may be disrupted again, this time by automakers.


Can this man finally deliver 'Lexus Envy'?

Lexus has the quality, customer service and technology. But it still lacks one thing that its German luxury competitors have. Call it "Lexus envy."


Mercedes-AMG expects another vroom year

Following a big rollout of new models, Mercedes-AMG sales are up 30 percent so far in 2017, according to Mercedes-Benz USA. While the pace will slow,


Time for a quiz

A Federal Trade Commission report tallied 2016's consumer complaints to state and federal agencies and watchdog groups. These are the top 10 categories, in alphabetical order.


Car stocks swell, led by GM's

Automakers and dealerships face a growing glut of passenger cars as U.S. consumers' purchases swing to light trucks faster than automakers can adjust production.


Porsche stores repeat atop online response study

Porsche dealerships earned the top spot in Pied Piper's annual online lead-responsiveness study for the second year in a row, despite scoring three points lower than last year. The auto industry's overall performance for effective lead response has not improved in five years.

| UPDATED: 3/2/17 3:20 pm ET - adds age
Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb steps down

Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb, a salesman-turned-digital visionary who sought to reinvent the dealership software giant, stepped down to pursue opportunities in private equity.


The millennials are coming

So you thought millennials didn’t care about owning cars? Think again. They’re the fastest-growing segment among vehicle buyers and are likely to represent about 40 percent of the U.S. new car market by 2020.

| UPDATED: 2/21/17 4:20 pm ET -- adds stock close
Sonic Q4 net income rises 21%; shares rise 9.3%

Sonic Automotive's fourth-quarter net income rose 21 percent to $37.6 million from the same quarter a year ago on the strength of service and parts and finance and insurance gains, executives said.


FCA's plan to add stores riles dealers

Fiat Chrysler's plan to add about 380 dealerships to its U.S. network of around 2,500 stores has run into opposition from dealers who see the move as reckless and a threat to their businesses.


Ally's Q4 net income falls 5.7%

Ally Financial, one of the nation's largest auto-retail lenders, reported a 5.7 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, to $248 million, as consumer auto loan and lease originations fell.


Wal-Mart says auto retailing venture won't sell cars directly

Wal-Mart's venture into auto retailing won’t involve selling cars directly, nor will it partner directly with dealers. Instead, the nation’s largest retailer will lease space in select stores to its partner, CarSaver, an online auto retail platform, much as it leases space to McDonald’s and others.


Automakers manage to keep stocks under control

U.S. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.

| UPDATED: 1/13/17 1:02 pm ET - adds VW statement
VW diesel settlement extends to auto lending

Volkswagen's settlement in connection with its diesel emissions scandal has spilled over into the vehicle-financing business. VW has agreed to pay $50 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the law, after the Justice Department essentially charged it with tapping U.S. markets to finance fraud.


Cadillac's Project Pinnacle has initial $800 million price tag

Cadillac's effort to transform its retailer network, known as Project Pinnacle, will cost $800 million in its first three years, the brand's chief says. Pinnacle, which starts April 1, overhauls how dealerships earn payments from Cadillac for meeting brand standards.

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