Alexa, meet Nexi: AI helps dealers manage used-car lots

Cox Automotive's vAuto unit says its new Nexi, designed to aid dealerships' used-car operations, is the first AI digital assistant for auto retailers.

Audi expects tough year amid model changes

Audi expects a difficult year as the launch of over 20 models such as the all-new Q8 full-size crossover, the A6 sedan and the e-tron electric crossover could hurt deliveries.

Inventories on steady ground as March starts

Inventories of unsold new cars and light trucks were steady at the start of March vs. last year, while the balance between cars and trucks improved.

Acclaimed 2018 Accords sit on the lot

Some dealers say the redesigned Accord is Honda's most impressive car to date, but they're struggling to sell it — and some have resorted to turning down shipments.

VW makes all-American bid to regain 1970 magic

Forty years ago, Volkswagen Group of America's Hinrich Woebcken spent a year as a high school exchange student in New York. Now he's drawing on that past in the latest effort to fashion the company as American -- at least in spirit.

Sales dip, but so do incentives

The automotive industry may be learning from past mistakes. As new-vehicle sales decline to start the year, automakers are largely avoiding the temptation to slash prices when demand fades.

Subaru, Audi throughput rises

Subaru and Audi dealerships improved last year in the key metric of throughput. Hyundai and Lexus did not fare as well, according to our annual exclusive dealership census.

Making sense of sticker data in the EV era

The EPA says it's not changing anything, but at some automakers, there are rumblings that another revision is needed to highlight differences between vehicles powered by fossil fuels and those that use alternative energy sources.

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