Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Has the Hyundai Sonata lost its mojo after redesign? http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/RETAIL01/141029948/has-the-hyundai-sonata-lost-its-mojo-after-redesign Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:50:41 EST The revamped Sonata sedan was supposed to help Hyundai Motor Co. reverse sluggish sales, but the car described by some critics as a bland substitute for its popular predecessor is off to a slow start in the key U.S. market. Valeo's third-quarter sales rise 10% on fuel-saving technologies http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141022/ANE/141029944/valeos-third-quarter-sales-rise-10-on-fuel-saving-technologies Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:19 EST French supplier Valeo said third-quarter sales rose 10 percent to 3.06 billion euros ($3.9 billion), boosted by demand for its fuel-saving technologies. Asbury raises its acquisition target http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/RETAIL07/141029978/asbury-raises-its-acquisition-target Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:27:27 EST Asbury Automotive Group Inc.'s acquisition ambitions keep getting bigger. Asbury, the nation's seventh-largest dealership group, said today that it now aims to buy stores that will add $500 million in annual revenue during the next 18 months. Gen Y guru entertains, informs http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/BLOG06/141029961/gen-y-guru-entertains-informs Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:41 EST Who knew that demographics could be so funny? Nissan's 2016 Maxima drives back to roots http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/OEM04/141029988/nissans-2016-maxima-drives-back-to-roots Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Nissan's redesigned Maxima sedan may be getting back to its '4DSC' roots. Recent spy photos show an early prototype of the 2016 Maxima. Sonic pushes back rollout of customer-experience program http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/RETAIL07/141029963/sonic-pushes-back-rollout-of-customer-experience-program Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:40:28 EST Sonic Automotive will take at least six months longer than originally planned to roll its new customer experience program out to all of its dealerships. Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $6,000 http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/RETAIL/141029964/ford-cuts-focus-electric-price-by-6000 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:23:34 EST Ford slashed the price of the Focus Electric by $6,000 to $29,995, including shipping. The price reduction will remain in effect for all 2014 models and will continue when 2015 models are introduced. Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/RETAIL07/141029968/mich-blocks-teslas-sales-model-by-plugging-loophole Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:42 EST Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state. Citroen withholds new crossover from booming segment in Europe http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141021/ANE/141029982/citroen-withholds-new-crossover-from-booming-segment-in-europe Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:17:08 EST Citroen's new C3-XR subcompact crossover will remain a China-only vehicle after the brand ruled out European sales of the model. Citroen says the C4 Cactus is a better fit in Europe for customers seeking a small SUV-styled vehicle. Chinese auto market growth will slow to 5% this year, group says http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141021/ANE/141029984/chinese-auto-market-growth-will-slow-to-5-this-year-group-says Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:34:18 EST China's vehicle sales will likely rise just 5 percent in 2014 to 23 million, according to the country's main auto association, which revised its growth forecast downward for the second time this year. %]