John Krafcik

Inside the AutoNation-TrueCar divorce

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2015

A dispute over demands for access to data on all AutoNation sales, not just TrueCar-related ones, led the two companies to part ways. A close-up look at how their relationship went south....
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Will fast-growing Subaru decide to stay small?

11:09 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Since 2011, Subaru's global sales have surged 45 percent to 913,100 vehicles, a pace bested only by a few burgeoning Chinese brands and FCA. And Subaru has done all this while cranking out the best profit margin in the industry, but the company couldn't be less suited to handle a sales surge. With manufacturing capacity maxed out, Subaru must decide what kind of company it wants to be....
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TrueCar's new pitch: Factory coupons for shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

TrueCar Inc. spent the past two years rebuilding relations with dealers. Now the vehicle-shopping site is turning its attention to automakers to boost sales. TrueCar is forming a council of manufacturer executives, similar to its dealer council, to advance its Live Prospect product, TrueCar President John Krafcik said....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Money's cheap, so here come the store upgrades

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

One of the better indicators of the health of a business is its willingness -- and ability -- to make capital expenditures. By that measure, auto retailers are doing well....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Navigating the great digital divide

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Among the devotion to all things digital and data-driven in San Francisco, there are still some qualms over how today's shoppers want to kick the tires and take delivery of new wheels....
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Mobile is king, but third-party sites chart unique paths to connect dealers, buyers

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile is king when it comes to car shopping, representatives of third-party shopping sites say. But the sites will take different approaches to help automakers and dealers connect with potential customers as they compete for users and the industry's good will....
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TrueCar says more than half of its web traffic now is mobile

8:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

As technology plays a more pivotal role in the vehicle-shopping process, mobile shoppers, for the first time, have begun to make up the majority of TrueCar's web traffic....
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An FCA-VW merger? Brilliant, Krafcik says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

In July, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen denied they were in merger talks after a German magazine reported discussions were underway. Still, John Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai Motor America, told a media gathering in Detroit last week that he has studied the idea. His conclusion: "This is an absolutely brilliant combination."...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueCar, said today....
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FIVE YEARS LATER

GM's loss, Hyundai's gain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Stores targeted for closure by one troubled brand were snapped up by a rising brand....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Incentives prop up sedan-heavy strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2014

Take a look at who's been increasing incentives lately and you will see a larger trend in vehicle strategy for the United States....
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