Dealers

Will Google's idea stick?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Google has been granted a patent for an adhesive coating on the car hood, so that any pedestrian who gets hit by accident would stick to the vehicle until the motorist stops.... Read More »

You thought cars were big polluters?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal may be bad, but the pollution from diesel automobiles is a breath of fresh mountain air compared with what spews out of the smokestacks of some huge cruise ships.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

James Sinclair, John Willett and Mike Detwiler celebrated 50 years with Ford at Dave Sinclair Ford in St. Louis. Pictured, from left, are Kevin Klossner, Ford Motor Co.'s Kansas City regional manager; Willett, owner; Kim Cape, general manager in Ford's central market area; Sinclair, president; and Detwiler, owner.
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Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.... Read More »

NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and financing vehicles at dealerships.... Read More »

Can PSA be most efficient carmaker?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Members of the Crouse family at Crouse Ford Sales in Taneytown, Md., received a 75-year award from Ford Motor Co. Pictured, from left, are Tom Crouse, Ken Crouse, Mike Crouse and David Crouse.
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CDK signs up Hendrick group

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

The Hendrick Automotive Group's 102 dealerships are migrating to CDK Global's dealership management system, switching from Reynolds and Reynolds.... Read More »

Sales reverse course, with retail outpacing fleet

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Retail growth drove April's U.S. sales gains, reversing a first-quarter surge in fleet volume.... Read More »

Study: Dealerships perform best in lead response

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Auto dealerships were more prompt than other businesses in following up online leads, but there's still room for improvement, a new study shows.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

3rd-party providers and auto retailers must work together

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

After a rancorous and public breakup in July, AutoNation and TrueCar are working together again -- a reconciliation that is a welcome sign for U.S. auto retailing.... Read More »

Expect a sleeker, smaller 2018 GMC Terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Spy shots of a camouflaged next-generation GMC Terrain show the compact crossover will lose its toaster-shaped silhouette and adopt a sleeker, less-upright shape with a raked windshield and what looks to be a lower roofline.... Read More »

Why Lithia plans to ratchet up tech hires

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lithia Motors expects its service and parts business -- both warranty and customer-pay -- to rise due to the back-up of recalled vehicles and the increased number of cars on the road.... Read More »

Braman technician training becomes a community service

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Dealer Norman Braman gives back to the Miami community by giving its young adults all-expenses-paid training to become service technicians.... Read More »

Subaru aims to sell more Impreza sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Subaru has long leaned on the five-door version of the Impreza for volume in the small-car segment. But with the next-generation arriving this year, Subaru wants the sedan variant to do more heavy lifting.... Read More »

AutoNation, TrueCar kiss and make up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Here's how TrueCar successfully wooed AutoNation to resume using it as a third-party lead provider, reversing their bitter July 2015 split.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Nissan, dealers are both doing what they have to do

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Nissan's blunt attitude, retailers say, is “deliver results or step aside.” But here's the harsh truth: The process of improving a brand's position in the market is not easy. In fact, it can be downright brutal.... Read More »

Dealer anniversary awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Dealers featured this week include members of the Witte family of Witte Inc. in Karnes City, Texas; Bob Allen of Bob Allen Motor Mall in Danville, Ky.; and Randy Marion, president of Randy Marion Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac in Mooresville, N.C.... Read More »

Dealer anniversary awards

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

Dealers featured this week include Ken Gensinger Sr., dealer principal at Gensinger Volkswagen in Clifton, N.J.; Amy Hunter of Jeff Hunter Toyota in Waco, Texas; Mike Dye, owner of Max Dye Inc. (GMC-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram) in Salem, Ill.; and Dealer Ray Jones, at Center Motor Co. (Ford) in Center, Texas.... Read More »

Ford plunks down $200,000 for Model X

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

Automakers often buy cars made by competitors for road testing and for “tear-downs,” but how often do they go to the expense that Ford did to obtain a Tesla Model X? Ford paid $199,950 - $55,000 more than the sticker price - to buy one of the first copies of the Model X.... Read More »

Small crossovers grow big

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

The fastest-rising vehicle segment in the first quarter? No contest. It was subcompact crossovers, the same category that took off like a rocket in 2015.... Read More »

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Members of the McKamey family at Capital Toyota in Chattanooga receive a 50-year award.... Read More »

Under new owners, Morrie's looks to grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Morrie's Automotive Group's new management, backed by the Bechtel family fortune, plans to grow via new hires and, later, the purchase of more stores.... Read More »

Dave Smith owners rev up brand growth plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

After rejecting acquisition overtures for years, Dave Smith Auto finally found a suitor that shared its rapid-expansion goals. A year after its purchase by RFJ, that expansion has begun, and the principals involved aim to spread the Dave Smith name across the Northwest.... Read More »

Fleet sales soar in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Through three months, fleet volume for the seven largest auto groups is up 14 percent despite General Motors' strategy of reducing rental fleet business to boost residual values and brand image.... Read More »

 
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 pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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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
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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