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Independent repair shops edge out dealership mechanics in customer satisfaction survey

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
When it comes to vehicle repairs, independent shops may be pleasing customers more than mechanics at dealerships' service bays, a Consumer Reports' survey said today.... Read More »

 

Cadillac boss to introduce 'boutique' store concept to 700 dealers

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
Cadillac plans to ask about 700 of its dealerships to invest in small "boutique" stores that would offer "high technology showrooms" and a higher level of service than they offer today. Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen outlined the plan in an appearance at the Washington, DC, auto show today and will do so again at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco this weekend.... Read More »

 

Q&A WITH GREG JACKSON | CEO, PRESTIGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Minority dealers still don't reflect minority purchases

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
Today, Prestige CEO Greg Jackson owns four dealerships in southeastern Michigan that sold 10,177 new Cadillac, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz vehicles last year.... Read More »

 

HOWARD DRAKE, CADILLAC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

At a challenging time, 'dealers want to believe in Johan'

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
The last two years have been a roller coaster ride for Cadillac dealers. Sales fell back to earth last year, declining 7 percent, after Cadillac emerged as the fastest-growing luxury brand in 2013. Meanwhile, new Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has told dealers to prepare for continued tough times as he plots Cadillac's return as a luxury force. Dealers are behind his vision, says Howard Drake.... Read More »

 

GM issues stop-sale on crossovers for problem with Goodyear tires

10:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
General Motors has told dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace tires that are prone to cracking.... Read More »

 

Toyota may lose global sales lead to VW without new China strategy

Jan. 22, 2015 11:11 CET
Toyota remained the best-selling automaker worldwide in 2014 ahead of VW and GM, but the company may lose the sales crown this year as it falls behind in China, where rivals are expanding fast.... Read More »

 

Chevy to expand Spark EV sales to Maryland

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
Chevrolet will begin selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, its first East Coast entry and third state overall since the electric minicar was launched in California and Oregon in 2013.... Read More »

 

Paperwork error on GM loan will cost JPMorgan $1.5 billion, U.S. court rules

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015
A 2008 paperwork error in a loan agreement with General Motors, before the automaker went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will cost JPMorgan Chase $1.5 billion, a federal appeals court ruled today.... Read More »

 

GM’s Treasury bailout records shouldn’t be secret, U.S. judge told

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015
The Treasury’s role in shielding General Motors from car lawsuits after a 2009 bailout of the automaker isn’t confidential and should be made public, the Center for Auto Safety told a federal judge.... Read More »

 

Tom Kowaleski, PR mastermind for Chrysler, dies at 63

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
Tom Kowaleski, who held key communications jobs for Chrysler, GM, BMW and most recently, Lincoln, died Tuesday. He is best remembered for being one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Chrysler press conferences in the 1990s.... Read More »

 

GM gets 108 more claims for faulty ignition switch compensation

8:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
General Motors has received 108 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 2,818, according to the official administering the compensation program.... Read More »

 

Hyundai posts biggest gain in global patent filings, report says

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Hyundai posted the biggest gains in the number of patent filings over the past five years, narrowing the gap with industry leader Toyota, according to an analysis of global patent applications released today.... Read More »

 

'White space' is Buick's playground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Buick's US lineup -- threadbare five years ago -- has emerged as a place where General Motors can gamble on different body styles and explore market niches that its rivals either haven't yet discovered or don't care to.... Read More »

 

YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR

Sizing up the beauty queens, class clowns of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Staff Reporter Ryan Beene was on the floor at the 2015 Detroit auto show, judging the cafeteria cachet of the most talked-about vehicles.... Read More »

 

Caddy's focus: Plug lineup holes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has had about five months since taking over the brand to assess the gaps in his vehicle lineup. He has found a lot of them.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Cadillac going the wrong way?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Do you think it's odd that General Motors is moving Cadillac to New York City? I realize that it involves only a small number of people, but at a time when major car companies are moving headquarters to lower the costs of doing business, New York seems like a bad choice.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra: A female CEO shouldn't be a shocker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Mary Barra's first year as General Motors CEO was full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest for her, though, happened at the very beginning: the global media frenzy generated by her appointment as the first female CEO of a major automaker.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Purchasing chief: Thriving suppliers are good for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
If Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is looking for an ally to wring price concessions from suppliers, he won't find one in Steve Kiefer, General Motors' newly installed head of purchasing.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Buick-GMC dangles dealer incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
General Motors is dangling incentives this year to entice Buick-GMC dealers to operate loaner fleets for service customers and to run business development centers as a way of drumming up more sales.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Chevy likely to renew bonus pool for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Chevrolet is likely to renew a version of its Essential Brand Elements incentive program after the current program expires in 2016, said Brad Sowers, a St. Louis-area dealer and chairman of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council.... Read More »

 

Hug fest? Not at Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2015
With industry light-vehicle sales soaring toward 17 million and transaction prices at record highs, the dealer-factory meetings set for this week in San Francisco threaten to break out into hug fests. Probably not at Cadillac, though, where a seven-month sales slump is stinging dealers.... Read More »

 

THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show.... Read More »

 

THE GM RECALL

GM accused of misleading investors over recalls

6:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
General Motors managers misled investors and regulators for years about issues connected to vehicle ignition switch defects, shareholders said in a lawsuit accusing the company of inflating the stock's value.... Read More »

 

THE GM RECALL

GM does not have to turn over notes to ignition-flaw plaintiffs, judge rules

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
A federal judge today refused to let plaintiffs' lawyers suing General Motors access notes from lawyers the company hired to prepare an internal report on the automaker's decade-long mishandling of a deadly ignition-switch flaw.... Read More »

 

BMW to pitch i3 electric in Super Bowl

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
BMW and Lexus will return to the Super Bowl after sitting on the bench for several years. BMW said today that it will pitch the i3 electric in a 60-second spot during the game’s first quarter. Meanwhile, Lexus will run its second Super Bowl commercial ever.... Read More »

 

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