Dealers

Inrix warms to Google's Waze

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

Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.... Read More »

Ex-refugee is right at home selling cars

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

When Ron Marhofer Chevrolet hired Bishnu Rai a year ago, it gave the group an opportunity to grow sales among the Bhutanese and Nepalese that have immigrated into the Akron area. Rai is on track to earn 50 percent more than he did at his previous job.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Why does politics leave this industry so tongue-tied?

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

For the third consecutive presidential election cycle, the automotive industry and its business practices have been thrust into the middle of a political fight.... Read More »

GM women’s network grows

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

General Motors' Women's Retail Network is increasing its number of female-owned dealerships and assembling its first 20 group for female fixed-operations mangers, said the network's director.... Read More »

Dealer anniversaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Dealers featured this week inlcude Judy Elmore, president of Elmore Toyota in Westminster, Calif.; Bob Mears, owner of James Mears Mazda in Lubbock, Texas; and Earl Hesterberg, CEO of Group 1 Automotive, for Sterling McCall Acura in Houston.... Read More »

Chevy's midengine Corvette?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Spy photos appear to show the long-rumored, midengine Chevrolet Corvette.... Read More »

Munoz banks on trucks to lift Nissan share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz says Nissan's biggest growth opportunity is on the truck and crossover side.... Read More »

What to expect after disaster strikes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2016

After a major natural disaster, dealerships in the affected area can expect to see vehicle sales stall for 30 days.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Be careful what you wish for

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

How did $1,000 under become the new invoice?... Read More »

EDITORIAL

U.S. carmakers get the hang of globalization

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

These are complicated times for U.S. companies trying to sort out strategies in unpredictable emerging markets. But in recent years GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have found some success.... Read More »

Pace of fleet sales slows in August

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Fleet sales for the seven best-selling automakers in the U.S. rose 2.4 percent in August while retail volume for the same seven declined 5.4 percent. But the pace of fleet business did slow considerably last month.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Car-shopping sites need not fear Amazon -- yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Internet car-shopping sites say they're not worried about competition from Amazon's new automotive venture. They should be.... Read More »

Special issue to mark NADA centennial

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

In a column for Automotive News' Jan. 23 special issue celebrating the National Automobile Dealers Association's centennial, former NADA President Phil Brady recalls some of the challenges that arose after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.... Read More »

Roundtree lines up an outside backer for its acquisitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Roundtree Automotive Group has partnered with outside investors, giving it a bigger wallet as it looks for acquisitions.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

A look at dealers celebrating anniversaries with Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan and Toyota.... Read More »

Who led the charge for VW settlement?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

In March, a panel of VW dealers set out to negotiate a compensation deal with VW that would avert a lawsuit against the factory. But when the deal finally came together, it was disclosed by someone else: the lawyer for a dealer who defied the six-member committee and sued.... Read More »

Virginia dealers donate to West Virginia flood relief efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has donated $75,000 to a relief fund for people affected by the flash floods in West Virginia in June.... 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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.... Read More »

Uber's point man on automated driving came from Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.... Read More »

Dealership group nailed again on ad charges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

In 2014, Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, signed a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission, promising to halt what the agency said was deceptive advertising. Within months, the dealership group was back at it, the FTC says.... Read More »

Updates, incentives help VW dealer retain staff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealer Matthew Welch got creative to keep his staff on board and make new hires amid VW's scandal and declining new car sales.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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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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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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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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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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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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