Clutch Technologies Chairman: Personal experiences matter more than vehicle ownership. Why dealers need to know the consumer “so well.” Plus, car shopping that isn't always “Fair.”
PSA thinks its dealers in the United States should spend less on building their retail stores when the French automaker returns to North America.
By reworking vehicles after they come off the line at its assembly plant at a dedicated remanufacturing facility, Tesla is taking automotive manufacturing back to dark ages.
Brian Benstock believes Honda's product lineup has what it takes to get the automaker through potentially bumpy times ahead.
Roadster, the California startup that created digital storefronts on dealer sites that allow consumers to buy vehicles online, is broadening the scale of its platform to dealer groups.
The omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump includes $100 million for r&d and demonstration of autonomous vehicle technologies..
The past year for Volkswagen dealers has seen at least some progress toward normalcy as the brand's sales recovered from the devastating impact of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. Yet at the dealer level, VW struggles with profitability.
The good vibes from Hyundai's course correction in the truck market could be tempered by lingering frustration over Genesis.
Quotes featuring Sandy Schwartz, president, Cox Automotive, Wes Lutz, 2018 NADA chairman, Bill Himpler, executive vice president, American Financial Services Association, and Dan Ammann, president, General Motors.
Fiat Chrysler dealers learned in their make meeting Friday that the long anticipated Jeep Wrangler-based pickup the automaker is working on should be in showrooms by next April.
Mazda dealers in the U.S. are positioned to see sales growth and improved profits, dealer council chairman Jim Bagan said.
Buick-GMC dealers' profitability is not only the top priority for the brand's new national dealer council chairman. It's the top three.
Nissan, pledging to maintain its leadership in electric vehicles, outlined plans to launch eight new EVs and hit annual sales of 1 million electrified vehicles by 2022.
BMW of North America and its dealers are working this year to come up with compromises on several contested policies as the parties continue to work on rebuilding their relationship.
BMW is joining German rival Mercedes-Benz and pulling out of the North American International Auto Show. The decision comes as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association contemplates moving the show to October from January starting in 2020.
Audi in the next 60 days plans to tweak to its certified pre-owned vehicle program to help improve dealer profitability, Audi of America President Scott Keogh told Automotive News.
Dealers need to study data, enable digital purchasing and prepare for a day when consumers want transportation options beyond personal car ownership, panelists said.
In the wake of the #metoo movement, what are you doing to attract/retain female employees and help stop sexual harassment in the workplace?
At NADA: Remembering retail pioneer Wayne Huizenga; Nissan to launch 8 EVs by 2022; Painter's push to 'idealize' customer experience; Hinrichs to talk product with Ford dealers.
Subaru of America CEO Tom Doll, left, talks with 2017 NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli, center, and 2018 NADA Vice Chairman Charlie Gilchrist Friday at the Subaru exhibit. Subaru of America is working toward its 10th consecutive year of record U.S. light-vehicle sales.
Toyota is adding a host of new technology and safety features to the redesigned 2019 Corolla hatchback , which will be introduced at the New York auto show this month.
Incoming NADA chairman Wes Lutz becomes the first franchised new car dealer to advertise the checktoprotect.org link on his dealership's website.
Elon Musk is hopping on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon. Tesla's Facebook page is no longer available.
Dealership software, marketing and training supplier AutoAlert is partnering with digital marketing developer Dealer Teamwork.
At NADA: Under 40? Don't flame out; EVs by subscription; J.D. Power: Car-focused lineup hurting some brands; New Power CEO has a taste for acquisitions.
The EPA has concluded that a landmark Obama-era effort to cut vehicle emissions is too aggressive and agrees with automakers that the standards should be revised, sources told Bloomberg.
The Trump administration finally will tip its hand this week about how it intends to treat fuel efficiency rules in place for early next decade, but clear answers on potential changes likely will take several months.
Ford has honored six dealers from around the globe for exceptional community service.
Businesses and governmental entities that regularly deal with large numbers of used vehicles have received a new tool that makes it much easier to identify cars and trucks with open recalls.
A new study seeks to show how healthy vehicle brands are, by looking behind the sales numbers.
At NADA: PSA taking startup approach to re-entering N.A., Dominique says; Online sales sentiments: 'Long way to go,' dealer says; Nissan preps for 'experience revolution'; F&I opener.
With Toyota aggressively realigning production to reflect the consumer shift toward light trucks, Toyota National Dealers' Advisory Council Chairman Mike White sees a strong year for the brand.
For Carvana, building scale is key to long-term success. The used-vehicle retailer now has a presence in 55 markets.
CarGurus COO Sam Zales advised dealers to be more consistent and transparent in messaging and pricing. He also stressed the importance of mobile websites, social media and understanding consumer preferences.
Sifting through all the data a dealership generates can be a monumental task, so some dealership groups are studying their data with a more tactical eye.
Nissan is slowing production at several North American assembly plants to keep the supply of vehicles on dealers' lots in check after being caught off guard by weaker consumer demand.
U.S. new-vehicle sales should be a healthy 16.7 million in 2018, then stay in a range of 16.5 million-16.7 million in the next couple of years, according to Patrick Manzi, NADA senior economist.
New York dealer Brian Benstock is tapping Google technologies, including virtual helper Assistant, to drive service traffic and improve customers' experiences in service.
In 1999, Wayne Huizenga made Mike Jackson an offer he couldn't refuse. Jackson recalls his relationship with the AutoNation founder in a conversation with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein.
A roundup of reactions from auto industry leaders following the death of AutoNation founder Wayne Huizenga.
Wayne Huizenga, who transformed the auto-retailing landscape in the United States when he founded the company that became AutoNation, died Thursday at age 80 after a long battle with cancer.
Infiniti is poised for a sales gain from the redesigned QX50 crossover, even as it works to keep inventories in check.
Nissan will expand its use of tablet-based selling this year, rolling out an app that guides customers through every step of the buying process.
ZF said r&d costs for electric- and autonomous-car technologies would remain high after it posted a 4.5 percent rise in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes for 2017, boosted by transmission sales.
Profitability has been the key issue for Audi dealers for years, but while pressure on new-vehicle sales margins remains, some of the stress of dealership profitability has eased thanks mainly to the work of an Audi National Dealer Council task force.