Retail

Mercedes execs to sample retail experience

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

About 40 Mercedes-Benz USA managers will each spend a week this summer working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. New CEO Dietmar Exler mandated tours of duty to help his people see how the decisions they make in the home office play out in the real world.... Read More »

What do Mustang and Camaro have in common?

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

Despite partisan loyalties on each side, starting next year the Chevrolet Camaro will share a transmission with the Ford Mustang.... Read More »

Aston Martin's financial losses nearly double

June 27, 2016 11:54 CET

Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of 127.9 million pounds in 2015, the fifth consecutive year the company has failed to make a profit, as the number of cars it sold fell and as it invests in expansion. Last year, the automaker reported a pre-tax loss of 71.8 million pounds.... Read More »

These guys want your used-vehicle sales, profits

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

Beepi. Shift. Carvana. Vroom. Don't let the clever names fool you. These tech start-ups aim to take a bite out of the used-vehicle retail industry's lunch.... Read More »

Fixing Cadillac's problem child

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

Cadillac is trying to breathe new life into the ATS compact sedan through a series of price and trim-package adjustments for the 2017 model year.... Read More »

EUROPEAN DISUNION

Penske, Group 1 assess the damage

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

Penske Automotive and Group 1 Automotive took an immediate stock-price hit in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Earnings will suffer from a collapsing British pound. But the longer-term impact remains unclear.... Read More »

VIDEO: Mass. dealer dishes meals to customers, leeway to employees

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

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Service adviser overtime case ain't over

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

The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility that the dispute could surface again.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

Cleveland got its trophy, and slam-dunk ad

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

When the Cleveland Cavaliers trailed the Golden State Warriors two games to one in the NBA Finals and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers Association about the power of belief.... Read More »

Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60

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

Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Fine-tuning the dealership TV set

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

Zamora Automotive Group's Honda of Superstition Springs uses customized programming delivered to 24 screens throughout the dealership to get its marketing messages to customers in the store.... Read More »

Super students set record 3,788 mpg

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

The winning vehicle in this year's SAE Supermileage competition posted a record 3,788 mpg.... Read More »

Customers, off-lease tide prompt auction growth

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

Independent auctions are growing their businesses to keep up with customer demands for vehicle reconditioning, body shop and other services and storage space. But they need to strike a balance between growing, and growing too much.... Read More »

Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sun

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

The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.... Read More »

Auction tool aims to uncover open recalls

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

AutoCheck Auctions is testing a new recall report service for auction houses. Disclosing vehicles that have open recalls to auctions helps dealers make informed decisions about wholesale used-vehicle purchases, the company says.... Read More »

CarMax adds auction sites, eases registration

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

CarMax is adding auctions and making it easier for wholesale customers to register to buy cars and trucks at the company's 67 physical auction sites.... Read More »

BILLIONS AT RISK

A split heard round the industry

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

The United Kingdom's stunning decision to abandon the European Union could slash automakers' profits by billions of dollars and cut new-vehicle sales by nearly a million units over the next three years, analysts warned.... Read More »

Mercedes: Google doesn't scare us

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

Mercedes-Benz executives say they're well-positioned to capitalize on technological and demographic changes that will transform the industry over the next 10 years.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mercedes looks to become the top choice of female premium-car buyers

June 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Mercedes wants to become the leading choice among premium car brands for women by 2020, at which time it wants at least 30 percent of its customers to be female.... Read More »

Penske Automotive, Group 1 shares plunge after Brexit vote

12:41 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

Shares of Penske Automotive Group and Group 1 Automotive, two of the three largest U.S. dealership groups, fell Friday to their lowest levels since February on concerns over the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.... Read More »

Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid

June 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the first time in one of its models sold in Europe.... Read More »

VW to fit filters to clean up gasoline engines

June 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to fit particle filters in up to 7 million turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines starting mid-2017 to help meet future tailpipe emission targets.... Read More »

MG aims first SUV at budget buyers

June 23, 2016 06:01 CET

MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budget vehicle.... Read More »

FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees

4:30 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the shifter is not in park. The automaker will begin notifying owners of the recalled SUVs beginning Friday.... Read More »

PSA finalizes Iran deal in bid to rebuild sales

June 22, 2016 14:40 CET

PSA finalized a joint-venture production deal with state-owned Iran Khodro as it prepares its return to the Middle East's biggest auto market.... Read More »

 
Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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