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VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: How dealerships can fix 'underselling' right away

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

Dealerships that suffer from “underselling” can take a few steps to quickly improve their sales performance, says the head of a mystery-shopping consultancy.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: How BMW learned the best product placement is a true story

11:40 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

On Saturday, ABC's “20/20: In an Instant” featured the true story of a car accident involving a BMW sedan and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Is this form a hassle or a help?

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Each dealership must decide how much effort it wants to put toward compliance. Many, apparently, choose not to use NADA’s dealer participation certification form, part of its Fair Credit Compliance Policy & Program.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why we shouldn't let the VW scandal kill diesel powertrains

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Volkswagen's travails aside, modern diesel engines such as Fiat Chrysler's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 still deserve a seat at the main table of automakers' fuel economy strategies.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep Wrangler concept 'salutes' original Willys

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Jeep produces a lot of special concepts. Moab, SEMA and auto shows usually get their fair share. But this one, this Wrangler 75th Salute concept is really, really the one it should build.... Read More »

ZAC PALMER

BLOG: Fist bumps and shock installation, Ford 'co-bots' do it all

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

The "co-bots" have arrived at Ford's assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, and can do it all it seems.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Small Minis take on massive road trip

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Mini USA isn't joking when it says its cars come standard with friends. This year's two-week “Mini Takes The States” road trip for Mini owners crosses through 18 states through July 23.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Look behind every door for F&I candidates

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Your next F&I guru might be your local bartender.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Are 750-hp, Alfa Romeo-based Hellcats and a Barracuda in Dodge's future?

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats will be fixed to Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo Giulia platform and in Hellcat trim will have at least 750 hp. Dodge also could revive the Challenger's E-body brother of yore -- the Plymouth Barracuda, according to a U.S. media report. The Dodge Barracuda would be the name for convertible Challengers and make Chrysler's muscle car desirable for fans of open-air cruising.... Read More »

ZAC PALMER

BLOG: Is Chevy about to supercharge the SS to battle the Hellcats?

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

The sleeper sedan Chevrolet SS could be getting a massive power boost in the form of a supercharger.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals would publicly admit: That the CO2 numbers on the cars sold in Europe are bogus.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Affordability drives longer loans

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

The average loan term has been on a continuous climb. In retrospect, based on vehicle affordability, the rise seems to have been inevitable.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to do just that for Jaguar Land Rover and other automakers.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: A 5-point plan to make the most of VW's buybacks

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Volkswagen's settlement with U.S. regulators over diesel emissions violations requires the company to buy back certain cars from owners and presents the embattled company with a terrific opportunity to repair its battered image. Here's how it can do it.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Volvo defies gravity

8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. Its recent success, however, gives it a legitimate chance of rising to the top tier before the end of the decade.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course

9:22 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

June 28 was not exactly a red-letter day for diesel technology. If you’re in the diesel business, the headlines and the news coverage was not pretty. And the spin control was in overdrive.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could become the gold standard. Mercedes and Audi may be forced to join this alliance.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: No Brexit effect in U.S. (well, maybe a hint)

5:30 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

It looks like the industrywide race to establish a new U.S. sales record in 2016, topping 2015's tally, will come right down to the wire.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. That's why the global seating leader created 15 new typologies such as Young Climbers, Beauty Enthusiasts and Connoisseurs of Cool.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: For one VW owner, satisfaction won't come easy

2:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Under Volkswagen's proposed $14.7 billion make-good for skirting U.S. diesel emissions rules, there won't be a quick and tidy resolution to the mess for many VW owners.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Kudos to Ford Credit for trying something new

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Piecing together the car sharing and profitability puzzle for the auto industry is exciting, but it's also a time to experiment.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Goodbye, 12-volts

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

With fuel economy regulations tightening and connectivity and autonomous-driving capability proliferating, the old-fashioned 12-volt automobile electrical system has reached the end of the road.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is a 577-hp German missile

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

The latest weapon in the Mercedes-Benz arsenal takes what it's learned from the road-going GT and GT S coupes and race-ready GT3 and brings it all together.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. Especially surprising was that Sunderland, where Nissan has a massive car plant, voted emphatically to exit the EU.... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: STEVEN L. OBERHOLTZER

BLOG: Why the new era of auto industry collaboration creates risks

12:23 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Without proper management, automotive technology collaborations have the potential to result not only in fundamental structural changes to the traditional auto industry, but further diminution of its leadership and clout.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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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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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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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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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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