Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
How critical is the EV tax credit?
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
VW raises 2020 sales outlook on emerging-market growth, crossovers
VW has increased its group sales guidance for 2020 on growing demand for its new crossovers in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia and now expects revenue to exceed last year's $255.69 billion by more than a quarter by 2020.
VW shakes up German production as it bids to become EV leader
VW Group is reorganizing production at its German factories to further its goal of transforming itself into a leading force in EVs.
Volvo turns up the heat on Tesla
Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.
Camry, Accord ready to rumble
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.
Ford dropping C-Max in U.S.
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.
VW earmarks $11.8 billion to develop, build China EVs
VW plans to spend nearly $12 billion by 2025 to develop and manufacture all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as it seeks to comply with stringent new rules in China.
Dealers crucial for vehicle purchase, J.D. Power study finds
Online tools may make it easier for consumers to shop for vehicles and products at home, but interacting with a salesperson is a key component of high customer sales satisfaction, a J.D. Power study finds.
Vehicle sales to drop as ride-hailing booms -- IHS Markit study
Annual vehicle sales in the United States, Europe, China and India will decline to 54 million in 2040 from 67 million now, an IHS Markit study said.
Nissan softens its targets through '22
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is steering away from the aggressive numerical goals of his predecessor, Carlos Ghosn, and toward more fuzzy ones. In the key U.S. market, the softening of hard targets could spell some relief for dealers.
Fleets offer window into EV economics
Adding electric power to work vehicles could help pave the way to broader acceptance of plug-in vehicles among the general public.
Safety first for next auction group leader
NAAA's board is expected to vote on mandatory safety standards for auction members at this month's annual convention, changing how buyers can act in the lane.
Demand helps stocks normalize
Storm replacement sales in September and October helped automakers trim inventory to normal levels for the first time since winter.
Toyota’s profits rise despite a softer U.S.
Toyota sounded the alarm about deteriorating conditions in the U.S. even as it logged increased quarterly profits and lifted its full-year earnings outlook.
Sliding wholesale hurts at Subaru
Subaru is on pace for a ninth-straight year of record retail sales in the U.S., but sliding wholesale volume is denting the Japanese company's profitability.
BMW, Mercedes, Porsche face fines over breach of S. Korea emissions rules
South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on BMW, Mercedes and Porsche, citing violation of emissions rules.