Watching but not worryingSat, 27, Aug 2016
Third-party sites are keeping an eye on Amazon Vehicles. The new site offers photos, reviews and other vehicle information, but doesn't sell vehicles or offer links to dealerships, so sites such as Cars.com and Autotrader don't see Amazon's site as a direct competitor -- yet.
Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portalThu, 25, Aug 2016
Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.
Amazon, Hyundai team up for on-demand test drivesFri, 19, Aug 2016
An on-demand test-drive program in Los Angeles and Orange County will allow people to book test drives of Hyundai Motor America vehicles via Amazon's Prime Now service. . The program, "Prime Now. Drive Now.," will run this weekend and next weekend.
Aggressive Cox Automotive now rivals huge dealer-services firmsMon, 08, Aug 2016
Seemingly overnight, Cox Automotive has burst on the scene as a broad dealer-services provider that touches three out of four vehicle transactions in some way.
Mining service customers' data can lead to more new-vehicle sales, but less repair workMon, 15, Aug 2016
But a prominent Florida dealer says he and most of his counterparts will accept that trade-off every time.
What next for OEConnection?Mon, 15, Aug 2016
General Motors and Ford, which have sold a controlling interest in the online parts marketplace to a private equity firm, hope that Providence Equity Partners will strengthen OEConnection the way it did AutoTrader.
Jaguar Land Rover taps Havas Formula to handle public relations in U.S.Tue, 09, Aug 2016
Jaguar Land Rover has hired Havas Formula as its agency of record for automotive and lifestyle public relations in the U.S., following a competitive review.
Auto brands show their mettle as Summer Olympics beginSat, 06, Aug 2016
While Jeep isn't a sponsor of the Games, its USA Basketball partnership has allowed the automaker to align its brand with some of the event's most high-profile athletes in the months leading up to the Olympics. It's among several automakers seeking to latch on to Olympic hype.
From marketplace to matchmaker: Cox's vision for online car salesMon, 08, Aug 2016
A few clicks won't get a consumer a car — yet. But Cox Automotive has a vision for how its many entities will enable consumers to buy cars online from dealerships.
Corvette zooms past sports cars in Twitter engagement for JulyFri, 05, Aug 2016
The Chevrolet Corvette blew past all other sports cars in the Twitter engagement race in July. The Corvette Stingray was followed by the Ford Mustang, Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Nissan GTR, according to ListenFirst Media, a New York company that analyzes conversations around brands and vehicles on Twitter.
Toyota evokes 'Hands across America' with Olympics campaignFri, 05, Aug 2016
Toyota does not take over as a global Olympics sponsor until next year. So for the Rio Summer games, the automaker must still comply with strict trademark restrictions on Olympic phrases and imagery.
Ford uses Olympics to get aggressive on SnapchatThu, 04, Aug 2016
Ford is about to make its most aggressive play yet on Snapchat and the automaker is using the Olympics to launch the campaign. There's just one problem: Ford is not an official Olympics sponsor.