Automotive News Retail News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST AutoNation envisions quick, easy buying at digital store http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/RETAIL/140419761/autonation-envisions-quick-easy-buying-at-digital-store Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST When AutoNation fully rolls out its so-called digital storefront, the following scenario may not be all that far-fetched. Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/BLOG06/140419766/ohio-mans-collection-of-36-fords-going-to-auction Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified. U.S. dealers grapple with recall pain -- missing parts, overtime, lost sales http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/RETAIL07/140419765/u-s-dealers-grapple-with-recall-pain-missing-parts-overtime-lost Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:23:16 EST With multimillion-unit recalls by GM and Toyota, and numerous smaller recalls by other automakers, dealerships in the United States are grappling with missing parts, rising overtime costs for technicians, frustrated customers, and lost sales. Audi starts digital agency review http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/RETAIL03/140419763/audi-starts-digital-agency-review Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:32 EST Audi of America has begun a review of its digital agency business, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News. French automakers are poised to grab market share in China http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140418/BLOG15/304189976/french-automakers-are-poised-to-grab-market-share-in-china Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Renault will soon become forces to be reckoned with in China. PSA is racing to introduce new products while Renault prepares to start local production. VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/RETAIL03/140419776/vw-plans-major-world-cup-ad-push-to-counter-hyundai Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:30:00 EST Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140418/ANE/304189975/vw-plans-major-world-cup-ad-push-to-counter-hyundai Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai. Renault uses Formula One to win Chinese buyers http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140418/BLOG15/304199999/renault-uses-formula-one-to-win-chinese-buyers Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Renault is using Formula One to promote its brand in China ahead of the French automaker opening its first car factory in the world's biggest auto market. Lincoln maps out China strategy, sees learning lab for world http://www.autonews.com/article/20140417/GLOBAL03/140419824/lincoln-maps-out-china-strategy-sees-learning-lab-for-world Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 EST Lincoln set up a showcase called The Lincoln Space in a busy pedestrian area of central Beijing today to outline its strategy for entering the world's largest auto market. GM's global sales rise 2% to 2.42 million in Q1 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140417/RETAIL01/140419786/gms-global-sales-rise-2-to-2-42-million-in-q1 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:19:08 EST General Motors said global vehicle sales rose 2 percent during the first quarter. Increasing deliveries in China helped make up for declines in the United States and Brazil.