Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST GM says it will move Cadillac headquarters to New York http://www.autonews.com/article/20140923/OEM02/140929976/gm-says-it-will-move-cadillac-headquarters-to-new-york Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:09:59 EST General Motors today confirmed plans to move its Cadillac brand headquarters to New York next year in a move to remake the luxury marque's image and broaden its appeal outside North America. Lotus halts U.S. sales for 2015 model year http://www.autonews.com/article/20140923/OEM01/140929965/lotus-halts-u-s-sales-for-2015-model-year Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:56:00 EST Boutique British sports car maker Lotus may be due for a pit stop in the U.S. The only Lotus model sold in the U.S., the Evora, is being dropped for the 2015 model year because it no longer meets U.S. federal crash standards. CarMax reports double-digit increases in Q2 revenue, profit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140923/RETAIL01/140929977/carmax-reports-double-digit-increases-in-q2-revenue-profit Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:19:25 EST CarMax Inc., the largest U.S. used-car retailer, reported a 11 percent rise in quarterly revenue as easier availability of credit boosted car sales. Fiat, VW must face lawsuit over fuel economy figures, Italian consumer group says http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140923/ANE/140929975/fiat-vw-must-face-lawsuit-over-fuel-economy-figures-italian-consumer Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:35:38 EST An Italian consumer group is inviting car buyers to join a lawsuit against Fiat and Volkswagen over allegations that two of the automakers' vehicles were between 18 and 50 percent less fuel efficient than stated by the companies. Michelin seen missing 2014 sales goal, report says http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140923/ANE/140929982/michelin-seen-missing-2014-sales-goal-report-says Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:37:12 EST Michelin may miss its goal of boosting sales by 3 percent this year on weak European and emerging markets, a French daily reported, citing the company's finance chief Marc Henry. Smart's safety-centric hit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140923/VIRALVIDEO/309239999/smarts-safety-centric-hit Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Smart now commands the No. 1 position with a spot meant to crack down on jay-walking. Cadillac names European exec Jim Bunnell as U.S. sales chief http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM02/140929988/cadillac-names-european-exec-jim-bunnell-as-u-s-sales-chief Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:31:57 EST Cadillac named Jim Bunnell as its new sales chief in the United States today as the brand looks to improve sluggish volume and implement a fresh approach under new global boss Johan de Nysschen. High-volume dealer sues after Mitsubishi sells SoCal site http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/RETAIL07/309229962/high-volume-dealer-sues-after-mitsubishi-sells-socal-site Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Abbas Ahmadi's passion for cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has made him a star in the automaker's retail network. His four Mitsubishi stores accounted for 3 percent of the automaker's total U.S. sales last year. Honda, GM crack down on certified-used rule benders http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/RETAIL04/309229967/honda-gm-crack-down-on-certified-used-rule-benders Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Honda and GM, among others, are closely monitoring dealerships' compliance with certified used-vehicle programs -- and cracking down on rule breakers. Can Cadillac make it in New York? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/RETAIL03/309229961/can-cadillac-make-it-in-new-york Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST New Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen confirmed to Automotive News last week that Cadillac is considering relocating some functions to New York. %]