Group 1's launch of older used-car brand to eat into Q1 earningsMarch 20, 2018
Group 1 Automotive expects weak first-quarter earnings after launching a branded line of high-mileage used vehicles and spending more on service personnel.
Cox launches Accelerate digital tool in Las VegasMarch 19, 2018
Cox Automotive says it has a way to help car buyers shave up to an hour from the time they spend in dealerships.
Jackson ignores back of the storeMarch 19, 2018
AutoNation's Mike Jackson looks only at the front of the dealership (sales), just like most other dealers and chain store operators. As such, he is not paying attention to the back of the store (parts and service), where losses in warranty and policy dollars continue to mount.
Public retailers push toward online salesMarch 19, 2018
Most public auto retailers are slowly moving toward allowing consumers to complete a full vehicle purchase online.
Hyundai will list all CPO vehicles on CarfaxMarch 6, 2018
Hyundai Motor America will start posting all of its dealerships' certified pre-owned vehicles for sale on Carfax's used-vehicle listings.
Mercedes-Benz stores take first in online response studyMarch 5, 2018
Mercedes-Benz dealerships took the No. 1 slot in Pied Piper's online lead-responsiveness study, displacing two-time consecutive champ Porsche.
Lithia turns up heat on Group 1 in rankingsMarch 5, 2018
Lithia Motors, the fourth-largest dealership group based in the United States, may climb in Automotive News' rankings in part because of acquisitions.
AutoNation operators settle suitMarch 5, 2018
AutoNation dealership and collision center operators have settled with California over charges of improperly disposing of hazardous waste and customer records.
Penske workers share $2.1 millionMarch 5, 2018
Penske Automotive Group will pay $3.2 million to certain employees at its California dealerships and others as part of a settlement of a wage-and-hour lawsuit.
Sonic shifts its focus to used-vehicle operationsMarch 5, 2018
Sonic Automotive will focus on its EchoPark used-only retail stores this year, while putting an initiative aimed at speeding up the sales process on the back burner.
Subaru, Audi throughput risesMarch 5, 2018
Subaru and Audi dealerships improved last year in the key metric of throughput. Hyundai and Lexus did not fare as well, according to our annual exclusive dealership census.
Import brands skewing toward exclusive storesMarch 5, 2018
The percentage of exclusive import dealerships has risen sharply over the decades, while the number of Detroit 3 exclusives is on the decline.