Dealers

Penske will keynote at retail forum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Roger Penske, chairman of an automotive empire that spans three continents, will be a keynote speaker at the Automotive News Retail Forum on March 31, ahead of the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Dealer aniversary awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Dealers featured this week include Dan Keller, president of Keller Bros. Ford in Lititz, Pa.; Jerry Spires, dealer principal of Buckeye Nissan in Hilliard, Ohio; and Junior Suttle, president of Outer Banks Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.... Read More »

Ford share gains hinge on Fusion and Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Updated versions of Ford's highest-volume car and crossover will be key to the growing market share this year, but both face big challenges that could hinder sales.... Read More »

Fiat brand's goal: 'Bring traffic to the dealers'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The three men who run the struggling Fiat brand in North America say cheap fuel prices are only part of what's ailing the small-car marque, and that it is up to Fiat Chrysler -- not its dealers -- to fix the problem.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Monthly reports should give fleet, retail sales details

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Auto manufacturers and suppliers complain that Wall Street consistently undervalues the industry, arguing that automotive stocks unfairly trade at earnings multiples below those of companies in other sectors.... Read More »

'Momma' keeps dealerships' workers in line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2016

Carolyn Cross has risen from typist at a dealership to GM of the No. 10 Ford store in the country. Don't count her out when she says she wants to make Joe Myers Ford-Lincoln, part of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, No. 1.... Read More »

Is your dealership the best? Register now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Automotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the U.S. and Canada. For the fifth time, Automotive News is partnering with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships that have excelled in creating quality workplaces.... Read More »

Jan. 1 stocks are thinner but healthy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Automakers and dealers started 2016 with thinner stocks than usual after posting the biggest December U.S. auto sales on record.... Read More »

Manley: Jeep satellite stores make sense

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep brand boss Mike Manley says allowing Fiat Chrysler dealers to open Jeep satellite centers in the U.S. "makes absolute sense" given the brand's rapid sales growth and its plan to add a $100,000-plus luxury model in the near future.... Read More »

Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Gary Gagnon, owner of Gagnon's Auto & RV Sales in Caribou, Maine, receives a 25-year award for Buick from Veronica Player, New England district manager for Buick-GMC.... Read More »

2015 sales scoreboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

U.S. light-vehicle sales hit a new high of 17.5 million in 2015, so the industry is no longer simply bouncing back from the Great Recession. It's all the way back and then some. Let's run through some numbers from a record year.... Read More »

Harman, Microsoft pair on mobile office

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Harman International formed a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to create an in-dash "personal assistant" that will allow motorists to Skype, listen to emails, schedule meetings and check calendars.... Read More »

Audi leads $28 million investment in Silvercar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

GM, with its $500 million bet on Lyft last week, wasn't the only car company to take a big stake in a U.S. startup that's offering new ways to get a ride.... Read More »

Car business, circa 2030

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

In a report today Jan. 4 on a coming “automotive revolution” between now and 2030, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. predicts significant changes.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Rick Jordan II, Homer Hetrick and Jim Galloway III of L.B. Smith Ford-Lincoln in Lemoyne, Pa., receive a 75-year award for Ford from Ford Motor Co. Pictured, from left, are Jordan, chairman; Hetrick, president; Steve Randall, Ford's Philadelphia regional manager; and Galloway, vice president.... Read More »

Nissan, Infiniti get a new shot at Manhattan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Nissan and Infiniti will return to New York's expensive auto row with new showcase dealerships.... Read More »

1st Canadian sales crown near for FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is poised to claim the Canadian sales crown for the first time in Chrysler's 90-year history in the country, when final results are released Jan. 5.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Frank Goodwin, owner of Goodwin Motor Group in Brunswick, Maine; Bob Giles, CEO of Giles Automotive in Lafayette, La.; and Dealer Robert Carstens of Carstens Motors (Chevrolet-Buick) in Alturas, Calif.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Nissan's problem the dealers' fault?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

I was a Nissan dealer in Cambridge, Mass. That small store is how I got started in the automobile business. That was 1984. After receiving a termination notice in 1996 and seeking judicial relief, I sold the store in 2000. For the past 15 years, I have seen no improvement in Nissan's market share. Is it really the dealers' fault?... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nissan dealer story was one-sided

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Your Dec. 21 story "In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers" was a disappointing, one-sided portrayal of our company's business in the Boston market and beyond.... Read More »

Nissan policies erode store values, experts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

The value of a Nissan-brand dealership lags that of its closest rivals when it should be higher given Nissan's growing sales, buy-sell experts say. They blame Nissan's policies, such as setting sales targets that dealers consider unrealistic and favoring certain dealership buyers, for turning off potential buyers and thus eroding valuations.... Read More »

Dodge performance cars power profitability

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

Dodge sales are down this year, but profits are way up.... Read More »

Stocks spotty for December sales push

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

As automakers sprint toward a new annual U.S. auto sales record, the inventory cupboard isn't bare, but some shelves have thin spots.... Read More »

Possible Cruze hatchback in hiding

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

Spy photos add to the mounting evidence that Chevrolet is prepping a U.S. launch of a Cruze hatchback.... Read More »

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