BEST PRACTICES

Custom Nissan Titans leave big impression

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Tyler Slade, managing partner at Tim Dahle Nissan Southtowne in South Jordan, Utah, has made his store the place to buy highly customized and unique Nissan Titan pickups.... Read More »

Enterprise shares renter feedback with automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

An Enterprise Rent-a-Car mobile app now lets customers rate their rental vehicles, providing feedback to automakers on what are essentially extended test drives.... Read More »

Big auction houses strive for velocity

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

The glut of off-lease vehicles returning to market is causing the nation's two largest auction groups to double down on the concept of velocity -- albeit in slightly different ways.... Read More »

DO THE MATH

Number-crunching leads auction houses to consolidate

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A growing reliance on data and analytics in the remarketing space is driving recent auction consolidation, some industry experts say.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW confuses cooperation with transparency

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Volkswagen's concept of responsibility for its misdeeds seems to tail off the further up the corporate ladder investigators go.... Read More »

Subaru's Tribeca successor spied

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

New spy photos give the clearest look yet at Subaru's new three-row crossover, the replacement for the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.... Read More »

BMW plans biggest model launch to date

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

BMW Group plans to unveil 40 new and revamped vehicles over the next two years, including the new X2 compact SUV and full-sized X7 crossover.... Read More »

Sienna, Yaris add safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Toyota will unveil upgraded versions of the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatchback at the New York auto show next month, focused mainly on safety system and infotainment improvements.... Read More »

Suit: Ford Shelby Mustang hot rod gets too hot

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Some Shelby GT350 Mustang owners are seeking class-action status for a lawsuit saying that the performance model is not the “hot rod” they wanted because the cars overheat and lose power.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Next move for cruising JLR: Buy Vauxhall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Here's a way JLR can grow annual global volume to 1 million vehicles: Buy Vauxhall from PSA Group.... Read More »

Chuck Berry made car-buying rock

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A huge reason cars and rock 'n' roll go together so well are the songs of early rocker Chuck Berry, who died this month at age 90.... Read More »

Court nominee's mom was EPA lightning rod

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, spent 22 controversial months as head of the Environmental Protection Agency EPA under President Ronald Reagan.... Read More »

Buy-sells shuffle dealership rankings

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

It's a good time to buy dealerships, says Brian Bates, CEO of Holman Consumer Services. Holman Automotive acquired the 14-rooftop Kuni Automotive in July.... Read More »

LAURENCE ILIFF

Mexico stops sweating over NAFTA

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

So far, cooler heads on both sides of the border have prevailed on NAFTA, paving the way for negotiations later this year that might keep it alive for another quarter-century.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Land Rover Discovery

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A look at the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery, and a comparison with the 2016 Land Rover LR4... Read More »

Dealer anniversaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A look at anniversaries with Ford, Honda, Acura and Chrysler.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Bad ethics come from factory, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.... Read More »

Nissan moves U.S. execs to global roles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A series of job promotions announced last week by Nissan North America gives indications of two new shifts at the company -- growing importance of light commercial vehicles, and movement of trusted Nashville executives to headquarters in Japan.... Read More »

GM mandates video in stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

General Motors plans to make digital signage part of its dealership facility requirements for the first time, starting next year.... Read More »

Compacts show strength

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Tax refunds, often used as down payments on used cars, have trickled out more slowly this year. In turn, previously beaten-down prices of used compact and subcompact cars have shown strength in recent weeks, according to Black Book data.... Read More »

Land Rover's Discovery is no poseur off-road

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2017

The new Land Rover Discovery is one of the most important launches for Jaguar Land Rover since the brands split from Ford in 2008.... Read More »

Can this man finally deliver 'Lexus envy'?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2017

Lexus has the quality, customer service and technology. But it still lacks one thing that its German luxury competitors have. Can new branding chief Tokuo Fukuichi help generate some "Lexus envy"?... Read More »

McLaren supercar gets stratospheric price

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2017

McLaren Automotive's three-seat hypercar will cost a cool 2 million pounds ($2.5 million at current exchange rates) in its home market when it launches in 2019.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG expects another vroom year

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2017

Following a big rollout of new models, Mercedes-AMG sales are up 30 percent so far in 2017, according to Mercedes-Benz USA. While the pace will slow, a double-digit percentage increase is expected for 2017.... Read More »

 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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