Faced with '73 oil crisis, dealer Worthington rallied his troops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
U.S. car dealers were caught in a pickle 40 years ago this week when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries punished the United States for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War by refusing to ship oil to America.... Read More »


Mercedes aims for 30,000 CLA sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2013
The new front-wheel-drive CLA compact sedan that went on sale last month will be Mercedes-Benz's conquest vehicle, with a target of 30,000 annual U.S. sales within a few years, says Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.... Read More »


Source: BMW has a plan for fwd 1-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
BMW plans to slot an entry-level front-wheel-drive sedan just below the 3-series sedan.... Read More »


BMW plans front-wheel-drive 1-series sedan

6:07 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
BMW plans a front-wheel-drive 1-series sedan as a rival to the Audi A3 sedan and the Mercedes CLA.... Read More »


BMW plans to build front-wheel-drive 1-series sedan

Sept. 26, 2013 12:07 CET
BMW plans a front-wheel-drive 1-series sedan as a rival to the Audi A3 sedan and the Mercedes CLA.... Read More »


Kia confirms plans for rwd flagship sedan, dealers say

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013
Kia told dealers that it will launch a new full-sized rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan in the United States early next year, accelerating its drive into higher tiers of the luxury car market. Kia's first-ever rwd production sedan sold in the United States, to be called the K900, is the same vehicle sold as the K9 in South Korea and as the Quoris in other overseas markets.... Read More »


Mazda's prices zoom-zoom from the pack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
After going on sale in January, the Mazda6 now commands the highest average transaction price in the cutthroat mid-sized sedan segment, according to data from Read More »


New-style Sonata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Spy photos of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata show that some big design changes are in store for the mid-sized sedan.... Read More »


Jaguar concept may hint at small crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Jaguar, long a holdout in the SUV and crossover segment, will show a small crossover this week at the Frankfurt auto show that the brand hopes will rival the BMW X3 and Audi Q3.... Read More »


In '14 Malibu, eAssist value questionable

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco, which uses General Motors' eAssist mild-hybrid system to boost fuel efficiency, is about to become a tough sell.... Read More »


Audi A8 is lighter, gets more power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Audi will unveil a freshened A8 at the Frankfurt auto show this month with more powerful engines, lighter construction, new driver assistance systems and Matrix LED headlight technology.... Read More »



Maserati Ghibli counts on Italian flair to outshine German rivals

Aug. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Maserati is confident that its new entry-level Ghibli can compete with rivals in the highly competitive executive sedan market and play a key role in boosting the automaker's global deliveries.... Read More »


Nissan hints that next Maxima may get bolder styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. may be working on a more aggressive-looking Maxima sedan with a sportier tapered rear roofline and new front-end design and headlight treatment.... Read More »


Chevy SS: Lots of power, limited retail network

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
General Motors will limit distribution of the upcoming Chevrolet SS performance sedan to bigger markets and dealerships that have done well selling sports cars.... Read More »


Next Acura TL: Smaller, more power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Spy photos show that Acura plans big changes for its top-selling TL sedan when it is redesigned and renamed next summer.... Read More »


Jaguar plans all-aluminum entry-level cars, reports say

July 22, 2013 17:50 CET
Jaguar will launch new entry-level models likely to be all-aluminum, including a compact sedan, a wagon and a crossover, reports said.... Read More »


Caldwell bet big on Taurus -- and won

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Phil Caldwell came across as bland, yet goes down as one of the auto industry's all-time great risk-takers.... Read More »


Redesigned Mazda3 gets more gadgetry for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Mazda will introduce an updated infotainment and connectivity system in its 2014 Mazda3, finally addressing a major criterion for new-car buyers and an area in which Mazda has lagged the competition.... Read More »


Audi sees sedan becoming best-selling A3 variant

June 12, 2013 09:19 CET
Audi says it expects half of future A3 customers will opt for its new sedan variant after the model goes on sale in the third quarter.... Read More »


Chevy prices new SS below rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
The Chevrolet SS sports sedan will have a sticker price of $44,470, making it Chevy's priciest sedan when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter. Still, the price is below that of the two main competitors in the small market for nonluxury, rear-wheel-drive performance sedans: the Chrysler 300 SRT ($47,240) and Dodge Charger SRT ($45,270 for the Super Bee trim level). All prices include shipping.... Read More »


GM CFO: Cadillac won't chase 'volume at all costs'

5:45 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
General Motors CFO Dan Ammann says Cadillac will steer clear of what he sees as a "volume-at-all-costs mentality" among competitors battling for the luxury sales crown.... Read More »


BMW studies China for hints on global trends

May 1, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW is studying ways to meet the fast-changing demands of China's car buyers to determine whether trends such as tele-dining and a heavy reliance on voice messaging will expand globally.... Read More »


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