Dealer Groups and Dealerships

How an Atlanta dealership acquired a Chevy Bolt six months early

1:16 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Six months before it was slated to hit dealerships in Georgia, a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt arrived at an Atlanta dealership. How?... Read More »

CFPB fines Experian $3 million over misleading credit scores

3:27 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Experian $3 million for deceiving consumers about the nature and use of the credit scores it presented to consumers.... Read More »

GM plans digital signage push across U.S. dealerships

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

GM plans to make digital signage part of its dealership facility requirements for the first time, starting next year. The signage will tailor marketing messages for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC stores.... Read More »

PRECISION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Digital retailers bring monthly payment offers to the web

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Some tech companies are bringing a new layer of precision to online car deals with platforms that offer consumers accurate monthly payments before they come to the store.... Read More »

Online presentation is key for F&I profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Dealers who take a holistic approach to presenting F&I products online will engage consumers, increase their willingness to buy and boost profitability, Cox Automotive's Mark O'Neil says.... Read More »

Moreno has his own 'Roger and Me' tale

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

In 1982, a teenage Bernie Moreno wrote to then-General Motors CEO Roger Smith with some advice. Smith's three-page reply influenced Moreno's car career.... Read More »

NEW DIRECTION

Bernie Moreno's unexpected U-turn

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Bernie Moreno once had visions of owning 100 dealerships. But frustration with factory performance targets has prompted a store selloff and a focus on select brands.... Read More »

BMW could be key to Swedish dealer Bilia doubling Europe sales

March 16, 2017 15:00 CET

Bilia's partnership with Volvo has helped the Swedish auto dealer conquer the Nordic market. Now it's hoping a similar alliance with BMW will help it succeed in other parts of Europe as it tries to counter slowing growth at home.... Read More »

PRECISION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Digital retailers bring monthly payment offers to the web

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Some tech companies are bringing a new layer of precision to online car deals with platforms that offer consumers accurate monthly payments before they come to the store.... Read More »

Online presentation is key for F&I profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Dealers who take a holistic approach to presenting F&I products online will engage consumers, increase their willingness to buy and boost profitability, Cox Automotive's Mark O'Neil says.... Read More »

Lam, Lithia partner on dealer academy

6:25 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

DCH Auto Group lost its minority-owned status when it was acquired by Lithia Motors in 2014, but in a new partnership with Lithia, former DCH Chairman Shau-wai Lam plans to develop a new generation of minority dealers... Read More »

CDK names TrueCar, AutoNation vet Frey chief strategy officer

2:25 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Ron Frey, a former executive at TrueCar and AutoNation, was appointed executive vice president and chief strategy officer at CDK Global.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA diesels still on hold

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

FCA diesels still on hold; Senate Dems: Keep Obama fuel-economy rules; Falling short of CAFE?; No fast action on NAFTA; Toyota C-HR's youth-friendly price; Electric Porsche Macan?... Read More »

Penske Automotive acquires Jaguar, Land Rover dealerships in N.J.

1:28 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Penske Automotive has acquired Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in Paramus, N.J. The auto retailer expects to add about $215 million in revenue from the deal with Prestige Family of Fine Cars.... Read More »

Auto loan values rise along with the length of terms, leasing

12:23 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

The average loan amounts for new and used vehicles rose in the fourth quarter, but consumers kept monthly payments low with long loan terms and leasing, Experian Automotive reported.... Read More »

Prioritize transparency and compliance, JM&A says

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Forrest Heathcott, president of JM&A Group, suggests the best way to educate consumers is with a "mantra of transparency."... Read More »

LOTS OF CONCERNS

Auction houses cope with crowded lots

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

Investments in technology and analytics help auctions move vehicles through the system faster, but the remarketing industry should not lose sight of the importance of asphalt, says Tom Webb, Manheim chief economist.... Read More »

AutoNation captures growth of millennials

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

As a percentage of its new-vehicle sales, millennials grew from 9 percent in 2010 to 22 percent through the third quarter last year, Autonation found.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Flat sales, fat spiffs in Feb.

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Forecasters see flat Feb. sales, fat spiffs; Peek at VW Arteon; Tesla's cash-burning ways; Pensions hang over Opel talks; Cadillac takes on 'nation divided' in Oscars ad.... Read More »

KAR Auction's Q4 net income drops despite gain at ADESA

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

ADESA parent company KAR Auction Services reported a 5.8 percent decline in fourth quarter net income on higher service costs and selling and administrative expenses.... Read More »

Q4 F&I results improve at 5 of 6 publics

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Group 1, AutoNation, Asbury, Sonic and Lithia posted improved F&I results in the fourth quarter, although the retailers gave mixed views this month on whether growth will continue. Penske slipped a bit but will continue to focus on F&I training, the company said.... Read More »

Sonic Q4 net income rises 21%; shares rise 9.3%

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Sonic Automotive's fourth-quarter net income rose 21 percent to $37.6 million from the same quarter a year ago on the strength of service and parts and finance and insurance gains, executives said.... Read More »

Sears launches free-standing pilot DieHard Auto Center

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Sears opened a full-service auto care center in San Antonio last week in a pilot store called DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, Land Rover execs die; Supplier optimism grows.... Read More »

Mercedes dealers get relief on renovations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

A pledge by Mercedes-Benz to give U.S. dealers a 10-year moratorium on making facility changes is unusual.... Read More »

 
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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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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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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