Ford, Fiat Chrysler report higher April sales in CanadaTue, 03, May 2016
Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported double-digit growth in Canadian auto sales in April, fueled by growing demand for trucks in a market expected to once again break records in 2016.
Toyota, Honda, Nissan, FCA, Ford gain on trucks, deals; GM slipsTue, 03, May 2016
Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and Ford posted April U.S. sales increases in what forecasters said would be a strong month while General Motors recorded its biggest decline in more than two years. Light truck demand and fatter discounts drove most of the volume. FCA pegged the April SAAR at 17.5 million light vehicles and GM forecast a 17.6 million rate.
VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month markTue, 03, May 2016
Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup of passenger cars dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi continued to roll, notching its 64th-straight monthly record.
China: A maturing auto market that still has long road ahead of itMon, 02, May 2016
The Chinese market is fascinating, but it shows you how sophisticated our dealers are here in the U.S. If it's like everything else over there, they'll catch up quickly.
AutoNation, TrueCar kiss and make upMon, 02, May 2016
Here's how TrueCar successfully wooed AutoNation to resume using it as a third-party lead provider, reversing their bitter July 2015 split.
Attempted murder? How store struck backMon, 02, May 2016
When an online review falsely accused Huntington Beach Mazda's staff of attempted murder and elderly abuse, dealer John Patterson went into action to mitigate the damage.
In Texas: 'Everyone is in hail mode'Mon, 02, May 2016
Texas auto dealers are turning to “hail sales” to try and make the best of a bad situation: the Lone Star state's worst run of hail damage in years.
Fixing the U.S. recall loophole is a job for 'someone else'Mon, 02, May 2016
Last year, AutoNation staked out a bold and admirable position on recalls, pledging to go beyond federal law and not sell new or used vehicles with pending recalls. Turns out, AutoNation couldn't live up to its promise.
Publics hop on buyback bandwagonMon, 02, May 2016
Several publicly traded dealership groups have reported strong, sometimes record, first-quarter earnings per share. Their net income didn't soar. Rather, they've been buying back their shares like crazy.
Nissan, dealers are both doing what they have to doMon, 02, May 2016
Nissan's blunt attitude, retailers say, is “deliver results or step aside.” But here's the harsh truth: The process of improving a brand's position in the market is not easy. In fact, it can be downright brutal.
AutoNation resumes ties with TrueCar after 2015 splitFri, 29, Apr 2016
AutoNation will begin using TrueCar again at 55 of its dealerships starting Saturday in what the retailer is describing as a test. The resumption of ties will reverse AutoNation's acrimonious breakup with TrueCar last July.
Stop-sale backlog hits public groups' earningsMon, 02, May 2016
Several publicly traded dealership groups noted that cars and truck languishing for months on their lots under stop-sale orders due to recalls hurt their first-quarter earnings. The problem could linger into 2017.