New York

Nissan, burned on taxi deal, teases N.Y. with a prototype

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
First New York reneged on its contract to make the Nissan NV200 the city's official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write it a ticket.... Read More »



Scion charts new lineup for U.S.

12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in 2015. The first of the three will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, Scion Vice President Doug Murtha said in an interview today.... Read More »



Hopes dim for VW’s diesel hot hatch in U.S.

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
VW has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling’s engine would add too much cost. The high-powered 2-liter TDI engine used in the GTD cannot be produced at VW’s engine plant in Silao, Mexico, so it would be imported from Germany, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn told reporters today.... Read More »



Waiting for Alfa. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

10:46 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
If you show up decades late for your own surprise party, are guests still expected to cheer your arrival? Maybe not for most. But it might be a different story if your name is Alfa Romeo.... Read More »


Kia confirms redesigned Sedona for New York show

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Kia today confirmed it will show a redesigned Sedona minivan next week at the New York auto show. The Sedona will ride on a new chassis and be powered by 3.3-liter direct injection V-6 engine, Kia says.... Read More »


Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Ford will show the freshened Focus sedan and the Focus Electric during the New York auto show press days next week.... Read More »



Kia preps 8-passenger MPV for New York

3:48 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Kia said it plans to reveal what should be a successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York Auto Show this month. Kia released a teaser image today of what it calls an “all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle” that can seat up to eight passengers set to debut in New York.... Read More »


Ford will redo Empire State stunt for Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook and is using it to herald the occasion.... Read More »


Toyota's major midcycle revamp aims to keep Camry on top

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
It has been the best-selling car in the United States for 12 years, but the Toyota Camry is losing ground in the industry's escalating mid-sized sedan wars. Now Toyota will break with tradition by extensively revamping the car just three years after it was redesigned.... Read More »



All hail the New York City taxicab

9:21 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Nissan's NV200 cabs began hitting the streets of New York last fall, two years after Nissan won a bid to design the Taxi of Tomorrow under a plan that would have made it the exclusive supplier to the city's taxi fleet. Presumably, if the NV200 could make it there, it could make it anywhere. But why presume?... Read More »



Sales bonus: $1,000 and you go on vacation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
A car dealership that makes salespeople go on vacation and throws in $1,000 spending money? That's how Peter Petito, general manager of Hillside Honda in New York, rewards his high performers. When a salesperson sells 20 vehicles a month on average over a 90-day period, the reward is $1,000 and three extra days off.... Read More »


Ford investing $150 million in Buffalo stamping plant

1:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Ford is spending $150 million to upgrade and expand its Buffalo, N.Y., stamping plant, which makes doors, hoods and other parts for several models including the Edge crossover and Focus compact car.... Read More »



Some lessons from Sandy can apply elsewhere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy slammed the New Jersey-New York region, some auto dealers and other victims still haven't settled with their insurers.... Read More »



Nissan's taxi slap could be you next time

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
Nissan's competitors no doubt find it gleeful that just three weeks before the launch of its New York City yellow taxi, the city welched on the deal. Nissan had envisioned $1 billion in sales from its New York taxi contract. And it might or might not still see that. Nissan dealers have begun selling the taxi there anyway.... Read More »


Cadillac previews interior of 2015 Escalade

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Cadillac released an interior photo of the 2015 Escalade. The SUV will offer the latest features in luxury, connectivity and safety, the automaker said today.... Read More »


Cadillac to reveal new Escalade in October in NYC

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2013
General Motors will reveal the redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV in October at a world premiere in New York City. In a media invitation to the debut, GM described the next-generation Escalade as a "bold, evolutionary statement."... Read More »


Mercedes leads U.S. in luxury-car theft as criminals target NYC

12:34 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2013
Mercedes-Benz vehicles were the most sought-after luxury brand among car thieves in the United States from 2009 through 2012 as the New York City region had the greatest number of thefts, an insurance-industry group said.... Read More »


U.S. cites Ford for asbestos violations at Buffalo plant

4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
Ford has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for eight violations covering asbestos exposure at a stamping plant in Buffalo, N.Y. OSHA said Ford could face up to $41,800 in fines for failing to protect workers from asbestos-containing material at the plant, the agency said Wednesday.... Read More »


Small dealership group recruits grads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Recruiting college graduates is a bit unorthodox for a small family-run dealership group. The Premier Collection has found a way.... Read More »


New York lawmakers set aside dealer bill fought by Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
New York's Assembly set aside a bill that Tesla Motors had said would shut down its operations in the state. The lower chamber adjourned its legislative session late Friday without acting on the measure. Lawmakers in the Assembly aren't scheduled to reconvene until January.... Read More »


BMW Financial expands e-contracting to Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
BMW Group Financial Services will expand its e-contracting system to Mini dealers in four states -- New York, California, Texas and Virginia -- by the end of this year. The system already is in use in the four states for BMW dealerships.... Read More »


New York lawmakers set aside dealer bill fought by Tesla

4:08 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2013
New York's Assembly set aside a bill that Tesla Motors had said would shut down its operations in the state. The lower chamber adjourned its legislative session late Friday without acting on the measure. Lawmakers in the Assembly aren't scheduled to reconvene until January.... Read More »


Cadillac prices 2014 CTS $6,035 higher than outgoing model

1:49 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan's sticker price is $6,035 higher than the outgoing CTS. Cadillac said today that the 2014 CTS will start at $46,025, including a $925 destination charge. Last year's CTS had a starting sticker price of $39,990, including an $895 destination charge.... Read More »



VW, Audi see Manhattan stores as service trendsetters

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
There is no parking lot outside the Volkswagen and Audi stores that opened side by side last year in Manhattan's main dealership district. Parking on the street, for those lucky enough to find a spot, means popping $3.50 an hour into a parking meter. So Open Road Auto Group, the dealership group that leases the building from Volkswagen Group and operates both stores, offers free valet parking and shuttle service to all visitors.... Read More »


Nissan's NYC taxi deal may lose exclusivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Nissan could have to give up part of its exclusive deal to supply the only taxicab in New York City for the next decade because of a state Supreme Court ruling there.... Read More »


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