ALONG FOR THE RIDESun, 25, Sep 2016
For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.
Cadillac offering buyouts to 400 smaller U.S. dealersFri, 23, Sep 2016
Cadillac is offering its 400 smallest U.S. dealers as much as $180,000 if they would rather give up their franchise than make the investment necessary to meet a host of new standards being imposed by the brand.
Eric Peterson, GM's diversity VP, will retire Oct. 1Fri, 23, Sep 2016
Eric Peterson, General Motors' vice president of U.S. diversity dealer relations, will retire effective Oct. 1. A successor for the 40-year GM veteran has not been named, a GM spokesman said.
Nissan returns to Japan's most exclusive addressFri, 23, Sep 2016
Nissan's flagship showroom has returned to Japan's most exclusive, priciest address -- Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district, flush with department stores and geisha clubs. A sleek new two-story showroom sits at the shopping district's main neon-soaked intersection.
Carbone helps Lithia expand in NortheastMon, 19, Sep 2016
Acquiring the nine-store Carbone Auto Group gives Lithia Motors its first dealerships in New England.
Lithia buys Carbone Auto Group, boosts Northeast presenceTue, 13, Sep 2016
Lithia Motors has bought the Carbone Auto Group in a deal estimated to produce $600 million in annual revenue. It also expands Lithia's operations to Vermont, while adding to its existing New York stores.
Toyota's Japan ad agency Dentsu to repay advertising overchargesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Ad agency Dentsu will pay an estimated 230 million yen ($2.3 million) back to customers, including Toyota, that it overcharged for Internet advertisements in a case likely to stoke concern that digital media transactions have lacked transparency.
Honda projects declining U.S. auto sales to 'good industry' paceFri, 23, Sep 2016
Auto sales in the U.S. may not set a record this year and will probably decline from 2015's record in the coming years, said Honda's top American sales executive.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Volvo names new electrics, electronics bossFri, 23, Sep 2016
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.
Toyota says ad agency Dentsu disclosed 'irregularities' around transactions in JapanThu, 22, Sep 2016
Toyota says its longtime advertising partner, Japanese agency giant Dentsu, has informed it of "irregularities" related to some digital media business transactions. Reports have said the problem was about a division of Dentsu in Japan overcharging the automaker.