Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST GM sales surge despite recalls as Barra proves quality sells http://www.autonews.com/article/20140723/RETAIL01/140729956/gm-sales-surge-despite-recalls-as-barra-proves-quality-sells Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:10:11 EST General Motors' Mary Barra is projected to report her second straight quarter of rising sales, adding to evidence that the CEO is weathering the biggest wave of recalls in automotive history. Second-quarter revenue may rise 2. New-look Yaris will start at $15,670 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140723/OEM04/140729947/new-look-yaris-will-start-at-15670 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:30 EST Pricing on the 2015 Yaris, Toyota's struggling subcompact car, will start at $15,670, including shipping. Toyota gave the 2015 Yaris a face-lift in hopes that a newer look will attract more buyers. N.Y. Times story on subprime offers feds ammunition http://www.autonews.com/article/20140723/BLOG13/307239995/n-y-times-story-on-subprime-offers-feds-ammunition Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A withering account of subprime auto lending in Sunday's New York Times reinforces bad stereotypes about used-car dealers, smears subprime lenders and their investors, takes out of context an increase in delinquencies and loan losses from record... Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota's next big thing http://www.autonews.com/article/20140723/OEM05/140729951/japan-readies-fuel-cell-subsidies-in-bet-on-toyotas-next-big-thing Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:44:20 EST Japan is readying subsidies to help Toyota and key suppliers take the lead in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that could top $400 million over the next several years if the most bullish projections for the technology play out. Maybe the EPA should just hire Consumer Reports for mpg ratings http://www.autonews.com/article/20140723/BLOG06/140729955/maybe-the-epa-should-just-hire-consumer-reports-for-mpg-ratings Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:43 EST Maybe the federal government should adopt Consumer Reports as a model for fuel economy testing. Or just outsource the task to the magazine. Mercedes-Benz coins phrase; Fiat embraces heritage http://www.autonews.com/article/20140722/VIRALVIDEO/307229997/mercedes-benz-coins-phrase-fiat-embraces-heritage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST "#ThatAMGFeeling," likens driving the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG to sky-diving, surfing, and staring up at the night sky Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors http://www.autonews.com/article/20140722/RETAIL03/140729991/targeted-digital-video-ads-deliver-preferred-car-colors Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette. Say, for instance, a car shopper builds a shiny red SUV in an automaker's online configurator. New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140722/OEM01/140729972/new-f-150s-fuel-economy-will-improve-but-can-it-best-ram-1500 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:50:56 EST Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy. Sonic's Q2 profits triple on extraordinary items; expenses rise http://www.autonews.com/article/20140722/RETAIL07/140729975/sonics-q2-profits-triple-on-extraordinary-items-expenses-rise Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:18:26 EST Sonic Automotive posted higher revenue and net profit during the second quarter, but expenses increased as the retailer continues to ready its launches of a new customer-experience initiative and standalone used-car stores. Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans http://www.autonews.com/article/20140722/RETAIL03/140729989/buick-regal-volvo-s60-join-consumer-reports-list-of-top-upscale Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but high enough to easily top the magazine's road test scores for the Cadillac ATS and...