Waymo taps Atlanta as next test city

Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, said it has chosen metro Atlanta as the next location to test its autonomous minivans.


Volvo leader: Dealers deserve some love

Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson says the automaker needs to ensure strong residual value and premium brand perception in order to run a successful subscription sales model.

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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.

Cadillac projects record global sales in 2018

Project Pinnacle, Cadillac's overhaul of dealership operations, is working as designed and is expected to help the brand reach record global sales in 2018, according to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.

BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.

Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.

'Jury is still out' on impact of tax law, NADA's Welch says

NADA President Peter Welch says the law resolved many concerns dealers had during legislative negotiations, specifically about the deductibility of floorplanning interest, but he says the law's complexity still leaves key questions about the economic impact.

Cheap leases take toll on used market

It's easy to see why wholesale prices for used midsize sedans are declining: aggressively priced, subvented leases adopted two and three years ago to clear out the cars as consumer preferences shifted to crossovers and SUVs have begun to ripple through the used-car market.

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