Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European salesWed, 26, Oct 2016
Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed on the matter said.
Goal of JLR store redesign: Break sales-service barrierMon, 03, Oct 2016
Jaguar Land Rover North America's new Arch dealership corporate identity program, rolling out now, showcases shiny, all-enclosed service drives and an effort to almost literally break down the walls separating dealership operations.
Tesla's arguments in defense of direct sales are wrongMon, 24, Oct 2016
The arguments that Tesla uses to defend its retail strategy are wrong, writes analyst Maryann Keller in a guest opinion piece.
Reynolds invests in online used-car trade networkMon, 24, Oct 2016
Dealership software giant Reynolds and Reynolds has taken a minority, yet “significant” stake in the Appraisal Lane, a startup online used-car trade network.
Honda's Hachigo: Key models, electrification up nextMon, 24, Oct 2016
Hachigo's mantra is to prioritize quality and innovation over volume. He says Honda will unleash an onslaught of electrified vehicles and is preparing for new mobility businesses.
Baby boomers swap Corvettes for comfort as U.S. sports-car sales fallFri, 21, Oct 2016
Baby boomers are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that's bad news for automakers who want to sell sports cars. It was a sign of things to come this month when Ford idled its Mustang plant for a week as sales for the year fell 9 percent.
CarMax's certification checklist fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a state statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
As Honda's U.S. sales rise, capacity shrinksMon, 24, Oct 2016
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says his company's U.S. sales are expected to increase next year even as the market flattens, putting increased pressure on already-strained production capacity. Look for the carmaker to ramp up its Japan export engine to meet demand. In an interview with Automotive News, he also says he's not satisfied with Acura's performance.
Lithia, Group 1 return to the buy-sell arenaMon, 24, Oct 2016
Lithia Motors and Group 1 Automotive are back on the prowl for dealerships.
Chase hikes reserves for auto loan losses 'for the right reasons'Fri, 14, Oct 2016
Analysts raised concerns about an increase in reserves for future auto loan losses at Chase Auto Finance, but the bank said the increase mostly reflects bigger loan and lease volume, and not any particular increase in risk, even as the U.S. new-vehicle market peaks.
VW suppliers keen to avoid disputes despite price squeezeWed, 19, Oct 2016
Volkswagen suppliers seem keen to avoid more disputes with the company even as they face growing pressure from the automaker to accept price cuts in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal.
In 2016, you need fleet to beat the marketMon, 17, Oct 2016
How to raise your U.S. market share in 2016? It's simple -- you have to turbocharge fleet sales. In fact, that may be the only way in an increasingly competitive market that has hit a plateau after six years of growth.