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Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Dealer awards this week includes Jack Byrne of Jack Byrne Ford in Mechanicville, N.Y.; the Greenwood family of Greenwood Auto in Cortland, Ohio.; Robert LaMastra of Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo in Williamsville, N.Y.; and Charles Barrett Jr. of Barrett Jaguar in San Antonio.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW can't afford to turn its back on dealers now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

It's appropriate to take an internal deep dive to determine which technologies were compromised, how many vehicles are affected globally, and how to fix all of them so they fully comply with regional regulations. But VW cannot desert its dealer body in the meantime.... Read More »

Q&A ROQUE DE LA FUENTE, DE LA FUENTE CADILLAC, EL CAJON, CALIF.

Can retailer sell voters on his presidential candidacy?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Dealer Roque De La Fuente has a few things going for him as he tries to sell voters on his presidential candidacy. He knows how to sell, and he doesn't back down from a fight. He speaks in this Q&A of his past and his plans.... Read More »

Chevrolet knows: Getting to 1 million sales can take a few tries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Chevrolet aims to sell 1 million vehicles in China in 2020. But amid a weak market, getting there won't be easy. But then, Chevy didn't hit 1 million U.S. sales for the first time easily, either.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Dan Hay, president of Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield, Calif., receives... Read More »

EDITORIAL

FCA's degrees program a smart move all around

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

FCA's expansion of its Degrees@Work program to all of its dealerships, and to include employees' spouses and children, looks like a win-win-win.... Read More »

Reuss: More GM diesels coming in cars, trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

General Motors will move forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from Volkswagen's emissions scandal, GM's product chief said.... Read More »

Penske sticks with luxury with N.J. buy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Penske Automotive Group has made another strategic acquisition, staying with premium luxury franchises, by buying New Jersey's Schneider Nelson Auto Group. The purchase covers stores selling Audi, Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover.... Read More »

Used prices forecast to soften, not dive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

The pool of used vehicles will grow in 2016, causing prices to soften but not “fall from a cliff,” predicts an analyst. This year, the supply of used vehicles up to eight years old is forecast to edge up for the first time since the recession.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Garson Rice, dealer principal of Rice Toyota in Greensboro, N.C.; and JP Miller, president of Paul Miller Mazda in Lexington, Ky.... Read More »

New DARCARS CEO starts shopping

10:55 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

DARCARS Automotive Group is in talks with several U.S. dealerships about possible acquisitions after completing its first store purchase since John Darvish Jr., son of the founder, took over as CEO last year.... Read More »

Continental in view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Production versions of the upcoming Lincoln Continental have been spotted on Detroit-area roads recently as Ford engineers test the car's cooling, braking, air conditioning and other systems.... Read More »

Inventory is tight for this time of year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Automakers and dealers started November with lean stocks after booming October auto sales. U.S. inventories normally jump between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1 as automakers stock up for the brisk year-end selling season.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

This week's dealers include the Obaugh family, Obaugh Ford-Lincoln in Staunton, Va.; Brian Pecheles, Joe Pecheles Volkswagen in Greenville, N.C.; John Roley, John Roley Autocenter (Chevrolet-Buick-GMC) in Littlefield, Texas; and Andrew Wright, Wright Automotive in Hillsboro, Ill.... Read More »

Fleet sales jump 16% in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Strong fleet activity helped fuel October's booming U.S. auto sales.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Ted Woods, left, and Mike Woods of Wellington Motors (Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat) in Guelph, Ontario, celebrate 75 years with Dodge. Ted Woods is president; Mike Woods is vice president.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo to delay key sedan, crossover launches, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Alfa Romeo will delay the sales launches of three new models, according to supplier sources in Europe.... Read More »

Infiniti re-engineers QX50 for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The QX50 crossover is one of Infiniti's oldest and most overlooked models, first appearing under the nameplate EX35 in late 2007 and garnering little attention ever since.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Group helps dealers woo young people

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

I read "Hey, kids! Why not try the auto industry?" (Oct. 19) about the need to attract young talent. Our dealer members had been telling our association for some time about the difficulty in attracting the right people to apply for positions.... Read More »

Trucks lift GM's third-quarter results to post-bankruptcy records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Stout truck sales in North America in the third quarter and a soft landing from economic concerns in China helped General Motors to its best financial performance since before its 2009 bankruptcy.... Read More »

Automotive stocks lag other indexes in tough 3rd quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Global automotive stocks took a pounding in the third quarter, part of a broad downturn in financial markets.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Lee F. Feore, dealer principal of Lee's Toyota in New York; and Ray Huffaker, dealer principal at Rusty Wallace Toyota in Morristown, Tenn.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

A new breed of dealership buyer fits the industry's needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The purchase of a majority interest in Morrie's Automotive Group in Minneapolis by the family behind construction giant Bechtel Corp. signals a new type of buyer, one that appears to fit the needs of automakers and the industry overall.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Peter Blackstock, dealer principal of Victory Toyota in Seaside, Calif.; Gary Knight, principal owner of Carmack Hyundai in Danville, Ill.; Joe Breaman of Breaman Merrill Ford in Merrill, Wis.; and Pete Peterson, dealer principal at Peterson Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lumberton, N.C.... Read More »

Auction prices of used diesel VWs slump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Prices of VW diesel vehicles fell an average of 13 percent between mid-September and Oct. 2, Kelley Blue Book said.... Read More »

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