Retail

Could dealers benefit from an ethics code?

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

The car business still has a trust problem.... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

EDITORIAL

Help Louisiana's displaced dealership workers

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

The flood waters are receding in dozens of parishes across central Louisiana and most auto retailers are reopening, but hundreds of dealership employees are still struggling to put their lives back together.... Read More »

UNDER WATER: TARA ANDREWS

EVACUATION: 'No one was coming for us'

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

After two days stranded in a second-story loft, Tara Andrews, a dealership Internet director, escaped Baton Rouge's flood waters with her parents, three-year-old daughter and nine dogs.... Read More »

Amazon primed for shoppers, not buyers

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

Third-party sites are keeping an eye on Amazon Vehicles. The new site offers photos, reviews and other vehicle information, but doesn't sell vehicles or offer links to dealerships, so sites such as Cars.com and Autotrader don't see Amazon's site as a direct competitor -- yet.... Read More »

UNDER WATER: APRIL BOWER

RECOVERY: Back to work, in search of 'normalcy'

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

Flood waters chased April Bower, a service writer at Acura of Baton Rouge, from one relative's house to another. But as soon as she could, she returned to the dealership. She was met at the store by others wanting to help her.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW's product pledge to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

VW said to pledge lower prices, broader lineup; No to Hyundai wage deal; Takata short list; Mazda recalls CX-7; Starting presses at FCA; Dog Day with Subaru, AutoTrader and Blake.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: At GM, new uses for Flint water bottles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

At GM, new uses for Flint water bottles; Another legal victory, but fight remains; VW dealer settlement said to exceed $1.2B; Bosch theft case examined; Trees, blight and '46 Chevy.... Read More »

August forecast to produce third monthly U.S. sales dip of 2016

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

August is expected to mark the third month in 2016 that U.S. new-vehicle sales declined from a year ago, forecasters said, offering more evidence that the market is at or possibly past its peak. Four forecasts call for sales to fall from 2.1 percent to more than 5 percent.... Read More »

Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealerships

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.... Read More »

Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.... Read More »

Land Rover's slower sales growth, Brexit hit drag down Tata, JLR profits

Aug. 26, 2016 14:35 CET

Quarterly profit at Tata Motors and its Jaguar Land Rover unit decreased as demand fell for Range Rover SUVs. Foreign exchange losses after Britain's decision to leave the EU also hit results.... Read More »

VW's U.S. dealer accord said to add $1.2 billion to diesel-scandal costs

Aug. 26, 2016 11:10 CET

VW Group's agreement to pay U.S. dealerships for losses caused by its diesel scandal could cost the automaker about $1.2 billion, Bloomberg reported. This may raise VW's settlements in the U.S. to $16.5 billion, with the automaker still facing investor claims and possible criminal charges.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Amazon accelerates in automotive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon accelerates into autos; VW, dealers agree on compensation; UAW wins in Tenn.; U.S. approves Tesla's SolarCity buy; U.S. road fatalities rising; Boston to Detroit in '57 Chevy.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero

Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales will be relatively small. The Ioniq will be offered as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or a full-electric car, the first time an automaker has offered those three green drivetrains in one body style.... Read More »

Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portal

11:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.... Read More »

Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehicles

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas, last weekend. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday at Peltier Chevrolet.... Read More »

Four dealerships got the worst flood damage among auto retailers in Louisiana

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Four dealerships bore the brunt of flood damage in Louisiana last week, which destroyed entire inventories in some cases, the presidents of the Louisiana and national dealers associations said.... Read More »

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz launches 'Timeless' Federer ads for U.S. Open

2:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

As the U.S. Open tennis tournament nears, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with one of the game's all-time greats in a humorous ad campaign. “Timeless” features the Mercedes SL and Roger Federer -- in multiple forms.... Read More »

Protective Life buys competitor United States Warranty

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The parent company of Protective Asset Protection will acquire Florida F&I provider United States Warranty later this year, the companies said last week. The deal is expected to help Protective grow in areas where United States Warranty already has a presence, such as in the Southwest and West, Protective said.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: In defense of service contracts

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Consumer advocates who bad-mouth service contracts are off base. A cost-benefit analysis that relies only on actuarial logic misses the point.... 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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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