Cars.com will buy DealerRater to create review giantTue, 26, Jul 2016
Third-party shopping site Cars.com will buy DealerRater -- a platform where consumers can write reviews about salespeople, dealerships and service shops -- creating what Cars.com says will be the largest dealer-review forum in the industry.
Vehicle-shopping app swipes a dating ideaMon, 25, Jul 2016
A new app allows shoppers to swipe through images of new and used vehicles gathered from more than 29,000 dealership sites across the U.S.
Cox shifts into 'integration mode' after shopping spreeMon, 25, Jul 2016
Cox Automotive will be in “integration mode for a couple of years,” after a string of acquisitions and company launches this decade, President Sandy Schwartz said.
No auctions for this used-car managerMon, 25, Jul 2016
A pre-owned sales manager at a Buick-GMC dealership in Ohio pays staffers $200 when they find the vehicles he wants.
Chevy opts out of sponsoring 'Wendy Williams Show' amid race controversyWed, 13, Jul 2016
Chevrolet won't renew a sponsorship deal with "The Wendy Williams Show" following controversial remarks the host made about historically black colleges and universities and the NAACP.
Ride-hailing industry matures, but still has a lot of funMon, 11, Jul 2016
Gina Ma, Lyft's director of marketing strategy and operations, said the tenor of its new campaign reflects a still-young company that emphasizes the connection between passenger and driver, more than the efficiency of point-to-point transportation, and doesn't like to take itself too seriously.
Dealers invest more in Facebook ads as Google search competition heats upMon, 11, Jul 2016
Facebook, which has a trove of data on its users to back up a growing portfolio of marketing services, is becoming a prime marketing vehicle for savvy auto dealers to reach low-funnel shoppers, especially in the wake of changes in how Google displays advertising.
Ford F-150 tops pickups in June Twitter engagementThu, 07, Jul 2016
The Ford F-150 topped all pickups in Twitter engagement in June, a month where Chevrolet launched a new ad campaign that jabbed the toughness of the F-150's stamped aluminum bed.
Roadster puts most of the buying process onlineMon, 04, Jul 2016
Roadster's Express Storefront, which has launched in California linked to dealership websites, takes most of the buying process online. Final document signing can take place when a vehicle is delivered to the customer.
Tesla product tech VP moves to FacebookWed, 06, Jul 2016
A top Tesla executive has been nabbed by Facebook to work at its new Building 8 research lab, the latest executive departure at the electric-car maker.
This sales assistant always answersMon, 04, Jul 2016
When Stivers Ford-Lincoln gets an Internet lead, artificial intelligence software generates an email that fills the gap between the auto responder's message and contact from a salesperson.
With instant messaging, a more productive shopMon, 04, Jul 2016
Using an instant-messaging system helped to tidy up Lassen Auto Group's service department. It resulted in a more professional presentation to customers, improved customer satisfaction and higher service and parts revenues.