A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzledMon, 26, Sep 2016
Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million from Welch's South Carolina dealership.
Texas fairground set for pickup battlesMon, 26, Sep 2016
Texans' love affair with the pickup truck is being put to the test as the economy softens, dragged down by Houston's contracting energy sector and a strong dollar weighing on the state's sizable export sector. But judging by the wares coming to the Texas State Fair this week, the competition for buyers has only intensified.
Dealer's hard line on recalls is costing himMon, 26, Sep 2016
At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy.
Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representationFri, 23, Sep 2016
A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
Unifor says GM investment deal puts Ford, FCA on noticeTue, 20, Sep 2016
A tentative labor deal with General Motors shows the onus Canada's autoworkers union will put on new investment in upcoming talks with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the union's head said today.
Ford tries to fire back at Trump, citing Ohio-made trucksMon, 19, Sep 2016
Ford Motor, attempting to push back against criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for moving work to Mexico, is highlighting its booming business in big trucks after shifting production to an Ohio factory from south of the border.
Fiat trims prices, adds features to fight tiny-car biasThu, 15, Sep 2016
After a rough 2016 for small cars in the U.S., Italy's puckish Fiat brand is resetting itself for the 2017 model year with lower prices, more content and simpler packages of features within each offering. Fiat is cutting prices in the U.S. by 5 percent to 10 percent on many vehicles, based on examples provided by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit.