Jeep's sales decline dents Marchionne's ambitions for key brand

Jeep's global vehicle sales fell 1 percent to less than 1.4 million last year and the brand is likely to miss its 2 million target this year, denting Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambition to make the brand a global powerhouse.


BMW's 2nd place? It was a surprise!

BMW's second place finish in the 2017 U.S. luxury sales race came as a surprise to BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt.

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Mercedes, BMW wade into subscriptions

The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership – and whether such plans will be profitable over time.

VW: No more squandered opportunities

Hinrich Woebcken said VW's U.S. recovery from the depths of the diesel crisis has been possible in large part because the North American region is able to exercise some autonomy from corporate headquarters in Germany.

Strong 2018 sales expected

Rising interest rates and tightening credit are reasons for concern, but shouldn't cause new-vehicle sales to tumble, speakers at the Automotive News World Congress said.

PSA to tap GM expertise in return to U.S.

France's PSA Group has found a bonus benefit in engineers from its newly acquired Opel unit. The former GM employees are helping make PSA products compliant with United States regulations,

PSA to electrify global product lineup by 2025

French automaker PSA plans to bring electrified options to its full car and light-truck lineup by 2025, joining other automakers in pledging to widely deploy partial or fully electric powertrains to lower emissions, CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.

Subaru store shifts pay plan to spur F&I sales

Patriot Subaru in Saco, Maine, reworked F&I officers' pay plans, compensating them on product sales rather than finance reserve. The result? Improved F&I sales, revenue per vehicle and take-home pay.

Mercedes plans more SUVs

Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.

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