Dealers

TrueCar: App can 'hypertarget' consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Online car-buying service TrueCar said the mobile app it will release this year will enable dealers and automakers to collect an unprecedented amount of information on customers.... Read More »

 

THE CAT COMES BACK

Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnings starts to pay dividends, executives and analysts say.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Be bold, spend big -- and don't go overboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Dealers, automakers and suppliers enter the new year on an investment kick.... Read More »

 

SHAREHOLDER VALUE REPORT

Retailers set the pace in shareholder return for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Publicly traded U.S.-based auto retailers continued to build shareholder value in 2014, while global automakers and suppliers returned to earth.... Read More »

 

Ford again wins customer-loyalty title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Ford Motor Co. retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards.... Read More »

 

2 DMS newcomers fight the odds for customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Two relative newcomers to dealer management system software are trying to get traction in an industry dominated by well-established giants CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Matthew Welch, dealer at Auburn Volkswagen in Auburn, Wash.; Kirt Frye, dealer principal at Sunnyside Toyota in North Olmsted, Ohio; Ray Catena, president of Ray Catena Infiniti of Edison in Edison, N.J.; and Pat Prostrollo, president, and Nick Prostrollo, vice president at Chrysler and Dodge at Prostrollo Motors in Madison, S.D.... Read More »

 

CDK warns of security threat to its older DMS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Dealerships using an older type of dealer management software from CDK Global have been advised by the company to buy a more advanced system because of a data-security threat.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
J. Stuart Perkins, who steered Volkswagen to a U.S. sales record that has held for 45 years, died Dec. 25. He was 86.... Read More »

 

Hot Dec. sales trim Jan. stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
After brisk sales in December to close out 2014, automakers and dealers started the New Year with modest carryover stock. The industrywide inventory of 3.6 million light vehicles on Jan. 1 was down almost 140,000 from Dec. 1, a 4 percent decline.... Read More »

 

December rally helps balance fleet and retail sales growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
A year-end flurry of fleet sales at Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia and Toyota Motor Sales helped major automakers boost December fleet volume 19 percent. The December surge helped the seven best-selling automakers achieve balanced growth for the year: Both the group's retail sales and its fleet sales rose 6 percent in 2014.... Read More »

 

Could your dealership be the best?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Automotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the United States and Canada. For the fourth time, Automotive News is partnering with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships that have excelled in creating quality workplaces.... Read More »

 

THE SCOREBOARD

Who won and lost in 2014?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Who won and lost in 2014? We crunch the U.S. sales numbers and get some answers.... Read More »

 

Japanese brands gain U.S. share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Japanese brands ramped up market share in the United States last year, while Europeans lost share as a group thanks to Volkswagen, and the Koreans gave up ground because of Hyundai. North American brands were flat in 2014.... Read More »

 

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Bud Urquhart, dealer principal of U-J Chevrolet in Mobile, Ala.; Vic Bailey of Vic Bailey Honda in Spartanburg, S.C.; Reed Trickett, owner of Trickett Honda in Madison, Tenn.; and John Poppell, dealer principal at Twin City Toyota in Herculaneum, Mo.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Andy Jones, dealer principal at Gerald Jones Honda in Martinez, Ga.; Rob Marshall, dealer principal at Dry Ridge Toyota in Dry Ridge, Ky.; Mike Shannon, dealer principal of Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac, Wis.; Warren Zinn, dealer principal at Warren Henry Infiniti in Miami; and Michael Lia and William Lia Sr. of Lia Toyota of Colonie in Schenectady, N.Y.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why is salesperson turnover an issue?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Salesperson turnover is puzzling because dealers are some of the most intelligent, intuitive and creative entrepreneurs; they overcome myriad challenges daily.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
Dealers featured this week include Tommy Baker, dealer principal at Baker Infiniti Charleston in Charleston, S.C.; Dave Kring, dealer at Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac in Petoskey, Mich.; Buster Davis, dealer at Davis Ford Sales in Fulton, Miss.; and Billy Dingman and Richie Dingman, retailers principal at The Volvo Store in Winter Park, Fla.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
hird-generation Chrysler dealer Bill Snethkamp, president of Bill Snethkamp's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lansing, Mich., died here Dec. 12 at 65.... Read More »

 

AutoTrader adds dealer reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Bowing to the popularity of dealer reviews, AutoTrader.com will add those reviews to its website after long resisting them.... Read More »

 

Acura expects leasing to rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Acura should see a "steady lift" in leases as part of its U.S. sales volume in 2015, Mike Accavitti, Acura general manager, said.... Read More »

 

50-year award

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Dealers featured this week include Emil Ewald, Kurt Gerrish, Bruce Farrell, Tom Kleinhardt, Terry Kunes, Rick Hendrick, David Fischer, Dan Fabrizio, and Jimmy Williams.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Digital storefront is a gutsy move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
At Foresight Research, we believe AutoNation is making a gutsy move by building a digital storefront for new-auto purchasers.... Read More »

 

Sneak peek at the new BMW 7-series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Early look at the BMW 7-series doesn't show a major shift in design.... Read More »

 

 
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