Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST VW India boss outlines turnaround plan http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140839990/vw-india-boss-outlines-turnaround-plan Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:15:00 EST VW India boss Mahesh Kodumudi explains to Automotive News Europe what measures the automaker is taking to reverse its slide in the key market. VW, other European automakers seek firmer foothold in India http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140829857/vw-other-european-automakers-seek-firmer-foothold-in-india Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:15:00 EST When VW reported group deliveries in India had more than doubled in 2011, it looked as if the market would help the automaker achieve its goal of being No. 1 in global sales. Things have changed since then, forcing VW to rework its plans. Spanish car sales rise 14% in August http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140909998/spanish-car-sales-rise-14-in-august Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:47:46 EST Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, car manufacturers' association Anfac said. French car sales drop 3% on weak August demand http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140909999/french-car-sales-drop-3-on-weak-august-demand Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:45:57 EST French car sales fell 3 percent last month, led by an 11 percent drop at Renault. PSA sales fell in line with the market, while VW deliveries rose 11 percent, boosted by gains at Skoda. How India went from boom to bust http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140839993/how-india-went-from-boom-to-bust Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:15:00 EST After a period of rapid expansion, India's car market entered a slump indirectly triggered by the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement that it would start to gradually phase out its ultra-loose monetary policy. Heated debate over transfer pricing http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140901/ANE/140839992/heated-debate-over-transfer-pricing Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:15:00 EST A key challenge facing companies in India is litigation over transfer pricing. Foreign companies are debating with the government whether business between two companies with the same parent is artificially mispriced to lower tax bills. Settlement rolls Tide coach into Birmingham http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/RETAIL/309019987/settlement-rolls-tide-coach-into-birmingham Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Nick Saban occupies a social position in Alabama that is approximately equal to Julius Caesar's in imperial Rome. So imagine the surprise at Crown Automobile, the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Birmingham, Ala. The marketing move behind Buick's big year http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/RETAIL03/309019958/the-marketing-move-behind-buicks-big-year Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred believes that the campaign that's been running since March just might be starting to do something that a lineup of handsome sheet metal could not: transform Buick's old-fogey image. Elantra's new look http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/OEM03/140829847/elantras-new-look Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST The re-engineered 2016 Hyundai Elantra gets major changes to its sheet metal and proportions. This spy photo shows a longer and sleeker sedan, with bigger front and rear overhangs and a hood that looks stretched from the current version. Employment slips at Japanese-brand stores http://www.autonews.com/article/20140901/RETAIL07/309019960/employment-slips-at-japanese-brand-stores Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Employment at Japanese-brand dealerships in the U.S. slid in 2013, even as manufacturing jobs expanded at Japanese auto companies' U.S. factories, an annual survey found. %]