U.S. sales expected to fall in Oct. for third straight monthThu, 27, Oct 2016
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to decline for a third consecutive month, but the industry's selling rate could reach its highest point of the year because of the way October falls in the calendar.
Tesla's arguments in defense of direct sales are wrongMon, 24, Oct 2016
The arguments that Tesla uses to defend its retail strategy are wrong, writes analyst Maryann Keller in a guest opinion piece.
Reynolds invests in online used-car trade networkMon, 24, Oct 2016
Dealership software giant Reynolds and Reynolds has taken a minority, yet “significant” stake in the Appraisal Lane, a startup online used-car trade network.
Baby boomers swap Corvettes for comfort as U.S. sports-car sales fallFri, 21, Oct 2016
Baby boomers are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that's bad news for automakers who want to sell sports cars. It was a sign of things to come this month when Ford idled its Mustang plant for a week as sales for the year fell 9 percent.
CarMax's certification checklist fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a state statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Lithia, Group 1 return to the buy-sell arenaMon, 24, Oct 2016
Lithia Motors and Group 1 Automotive are back on the prowl for dealerships.
Every brand wants piece of the action in AmericaMon, 17, Oct 2016
Think the U.S. market is competitive now? With sales at historic highs, a number of overseas makers are seeking to set up shop in a landscape known to be hostile to newcomers.
New vision helps Prius bounce backSun, 16, Oct 2016
Toyota had high hopes when it brought the Prius to Mexico in 2010. After an initial flop, those hopes are finally being realized, thanks to a lower price and shrewd marketing.
Acura is still awaiting halo effect from NSXSat, 15, Oct 2016
Acura has long hoped that having a 573-hp awd hybrid supercar might help put an exclamation point on the rest of the brand's performance chops and, in turn, sell more vehicles. That hasn't happened yet.
Customers want direct salesMon, 17, Oct 2016
Customers want to be able to buy directly from manufacturers.
Stocks larger than normal on Oct. 1Mon, 17, Oct 2016
Automakers started October with larger-than-normal vehicle stocks after U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 0.7 percent in September.
Europe car sales grow 7%; VW fails to stem declineFri, 14, Oct 2016
New-car sales in Europe grew by 7.3 percent in September with most major automakers except PSA Group gaining volume. VW Group, racked by diesel-emissions violations, continued to lose market share.