BMW roasts big dealer in countersuit
Megadealer Norman Braman filed a federal lawsuit against BMW in September, arguing that changes to a bonus program illegally modified franchise agreements. Now BMW has issued a scorching response.
Dealers' optimism strongest in the South
Dealers are positive about the next quarter, but that optimism varies widely by region, a Cox Automotive survey found.
AutoCanada gets OK to own GM dealerships
AutoCanada can take full control of General Motors stores now that the automaker has lifted its ban on public ownership.
California wildfires smoke out sales, service work
Wildfires near Los Angeles have effectively shut down, though not destroyed, many dealerships in the area. It also forced a shutdown of one of the busiest freeways in the nation, the 405.
Former Honda store manager sentenced to prison for kickbacks
The former general manager of a Honda store in Missouri was sentenced to prison for 18 months for a scheme that allegedly cost the store more than $1.8 million.
Pending Toyota site selection becomes political banter in Ala. race for U.S. Senate
The pending Toyota-Mazda plant site selection decision is becoming part of the mud-slinging political banter in the race for Alabama's open Senate seat.
Tesla notches legal victory in Missouri
Tesla can add Missouri to its win column as the electric automaker continues to wage its battle to sell vehicles directly in the United States, state by state.
Cadillac gives dealers reprieve after 'many' miss Pinnacle sales goals
Cadillac, acknowledging "many" dealerships fell short of their targets this year due to a lack of fresh products, will calculate dealer compensation for 2018 based more on customer-satisfaction scores and compliance with brand standards than on meeting sales targets.
GM first to offer in-car purchases via Marketplace app
General Motors is launching a new in-vehicle app named Marketplace that will allow drivers to pay for goods such as gasoline or coffee and schedule service through their infotainment systems.
U.S. NAFTA proposals 'wholly unworkable,' Canada's top negotiator says
Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator told members of parliament that the United States' auto proposals, if adopted, would make North America "significantly less competitive."
Dealers featured this week include Borton Volvo in Golden Valley, Minn., Dealer Principal Kjell Bergh and President Patrick Sutter; John and William Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, Mich.; and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.
Auto sector escapes big hits in Senate tax bill
The auto industry fared better, on balance, in the tax bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Saturday than in the earlier House version. Now the industry will try to hold onto those gains.
Time Dealer of the Year nominees announced
Forty-seven U.S. auto dealers have been nominated by automotive trade associations for the 2018 Time Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored by Ally.
L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions
Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.
With BMW reprieve, all dealers will get bonus
The brand is putting controversial changes to a dealership bonus program on hold until May 1 while it works out a solution with a select group of its retailers.
THE DEALER SPEAKS: Maine dealer says being green is second nature
In this Q&A, Maine dealer Adam Lee talks of selling cars while supporting the environment, and why dealers shouldn't pay third-party websites for leads.
Dallas dealership settles FTC charges of deceptive advertising
Cowboy Toyota, of Dallas, settled charges by the FTC that its ads in Spanish-language papers violated the law, in part because the disclaimers were only in English.