VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers at Walmart stores in 34 states
Volkswagen unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify's plans to bolster charging infrastructure across the country.
Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs
Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner Peugeot continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.
GM dangles $10,000 Cadillac Escalade discount to fend off Lincoln Navigator
General Motors is stepping up its defense of the Cadillac Escalade SUV by offering $10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from straying to the hot-selling new Lincoln Navigator.
GM puts its data edge to work for dealers
New tools are intended to boost dealer profits and cement a more transparent, trusting relationship between factory and retailer.
Subscription plans have automakers walking a fine line
They're trying to avoid getting passed by competitors, without alienating the franchised dealers who have been the foundation of their retail operations for more than a century.
M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers
Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.
Report: Dealerships leaning more on incentive money to turn profit
Dealerships' average net profit was more than 15 times the size of total operating profit last year, showing just how much they rely on automaker incentives.
This week's dealer anniversary is Dwight Nelson, dealer principal of Selma Mazda in Selma, Calif.
EPA details rationale for rewriting CAFE standards
The EPA formally published in the Federal Register its decision to overturn the Obama administration's vehicle fuel efficiency standards.
Mercedes partners with dealers for subscription pilot in Nashville, Philadelphia
Mercedes-Benz will launch its vehicle subscription program in a pilot with dealers in Nashville and Philadelphia, setting up a battle with BMW as the luxury rivals try out a new type of relationship with customers.
Will quarterly sales reports become industry standard?
General Motors' decision to switch to quarterly reporting of U.S. sales could be the beginning of the end for the decades-old practice.
GM to help dealers field emails
More than 50 percent of email inquiries to dealers are received while dealerships are closed, GM says.
Captives go online to educate consumers
Some captives have put their lease-end education tools online to improve customer satisfaction with an experience that too often leaves consumers with questions.
Video meetings boost profits
John Eagle Auto Group in Dallas holds monthly video conferences to help F&I staff brainstorm ways to improve profits at its 12 Texas dealerships.
Team up to improve the lease-end process
If dealerships, lenders and automotive brands want customers to be happier, a more digital and personalized lease-end process may be the answer.
Lithia wants stores across U.S., in Canada
Lithia Motors wants to be in all regions of the U.S. and eventually cross the border to Canada as it gains scale for a changing future.
NAFTA trio meets to test new warm mood as Trump sees deal soon
Senior ministers from the three NAFTA countries are gathering in Washington amid growing signs of optimism that they could find common ground on the toughest issues.