Talent shortage stalls buy-sells

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Buyers looking to acquire dealerships are facing a personnel bottleneck in the form of a shortage of qualified and available individuals to run the acquired stores. To cope, some would-be buyers are stepping up efforts to groom future managers.... Read More »

Cadillac vows no retreat on Project Pinnacle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen isn't bending to accusations that his plan to transform the brand's retail network violates franchise laws and threatens smaller stores' survival. Critics of the plan, he says, are merely resistant to change.... Read More »

Chase launches direct lending, with dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Chase, the consumer and commercial lending arm of JPMorganChase & Co., has launched a digital car shopping and financing tool for its customers in partnership with TrueCar Inc.... Read More »

Self-driving in Singapore

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

The first driverless taxi showed up last week in a public trial on the streets of Singapore.... Read More »

Virginia dealers donate to West Virginia flood relief efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has donated $75,000 to a relief fund for people affected by the flash floods in West Virginia in June.... Read More »

Mercedes shuffles U.S. sales team

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

A management shuffle at Mercedes-Benz USA has elevated 18-year Mercedes veteran Bart Herring to one of the brand's top U.S. sales positions.... Read More »

Lambo's superhot supercar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Lamborghini's $2.3 million Centenario Roadster is so exclusive, it sold out before its debut this month at Monterey Car Week.... Read More »

4th-gen Kia Rio gets sportier design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Kia is giving a sporty look its Rio subcompact, which will be redesigned for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

Aston plans Vanquish Zagato roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Aston Martin will build a limited-edition, open-top sibling car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe it debuted this year. Only 99 Vanquish Zagato Volantes will be built, with deliveries beginning next year.... Read More »

J FERRON

Dealers must screen data partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

New sources of information about consumers are giving auto retail managers better potential tools to sharpen their brands and win customer loyalty. At the same time, rapid changes in how consumers shop in physical and digital dealerships, and how vehicles are serviced and used add to the urgency.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

NADA's 100 years: Quite a record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

In 2017, NADA will mark its 100th anniversary with an appropriate celebration during its dealer convention in New Orleans.... Read More »

Eye candy by the sea

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Head-turners at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the auto universe's premier beauty pageant... Read More »

Delphi, Mobileye plan self-driving system by 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Delphi and Mobileye's new partnership proposes Level 4/5 autonomous systems for automakers by 2019.... Read More »

Detroit supplier to open Ohio plant to make Jeep parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to open a Toledo plant for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.... Read More »

Could dealers benefit from an ethics code?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Even though most dealerships do right by their customers, a few bad apples can generate negative headlines that blanket the industry with nagging stereotypes about dishonesty. A code of ethics could help change that.... Read More »

Canadian auto workers authorize Detroit 3 strike

8:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Canadian auto workers represented by Unifor overwhelmingly authorized the union to strike the Detroit 3 should it fail to reach labor agreements with the automakers next month.... Read More »

Piech queried Winterkorn on VW scandal, paper says

Aug. 28, 2016 22:11 CET

Former VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the automaker's emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German newspaper reported. The revelations possibly shed new light on how the scandal unfolded.... Read More »

Acura NSX: A hybrid in more ways than one

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Honda Motor Co.'s second-generation NSX sports car carries a hybrid engine, a hybrid development approach and now, a hybrid branding role.... Read More »

China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar

Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.... Read More »

Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'

8:29 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He didn't confirm talks with the Korean company.... Read More »

The man who stood up to VW -- and won

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. Last week, he brought Volkswagen to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the automaker and his diverse parts company.... Read More »

Toyota case tests warranty limits for military families

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Automaker argues a Germany deployment complicated the repairs process... Read More »

WASHED OUT

In Louisiana, devastation 'beyond belief'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2016

Devastating floods in Baton Rouge have displaced 1,500 or more families with members working at the area's dealerships. NADA aims to raise $2 million for aid to the flood victims and already has begun handing out relief checks.... Read More »

Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat

Aug. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as the marque expands its lineup in a bid to attract a wider range of customers.... Read More »

UNDER WATER: JERAMIAH BAKER

LOSS: 'Everybody's lives at the curb'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2016

With his house and cars wrecked by flood waters, this dealership employee is focused on rebuilding and reuniting his family.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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