Alfa will start Europe sales of 'make or break' Giulia next monthFri, 27, May 2016
Alfa Romeo is pinning its revival hopes on the Giulia, which will go on sale in Europe next month. The credibility of the brand's revival depends on the car, Fiat Chrysler Chief Technology Officer Harald Wester said.
All the single ladies get credit for booming SUV demandTue, 31, May 2016
Increasing income and education as well as a general delay in marriage and child-bearing combine to create a growing number of single women buying cars. More than two-thirds of female buyers reported their 2015 purchase decision as “entirely up to me,” and the appeal of SUVs, with ample cargo room and improving fuel economy, is widespread.
VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025Sun, 29, May 2016
Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.
Q auto’s smaller stores yield bigger resultsMon, 30, May 2016
Asbury will add two smaller stand-alone used-vehicle stores in the Tampa area this summer, bringing its total there to four, after having closed its only large-format store in Jacksonville, Fla., in February. The larger store couldn't generate enough volume to break even, said CEO Craig Monaghan.
Connectivity for mom-and-pop fleetsMon, 23, May 2016
General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.
CarGurus validates used-car prices on dealership sitesMon, 30, May 2016
CarGurus has become the latest third-party shopping site to allow dealers to place its rating of used-vehicle prices - such as “good deal” or “great deal” - directly on a dealership website's inventory pages.
May U.S. sales expected to drop on fewer selling daysThu, 26, May 2016
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to be lower this month than in May 2015, as slower growth combines with a calendar that gives dealerships one fewer weekend to draw in shoppers.
Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.Mon, 23, May 2016
Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.
TALK FROM THE TOP with Alan Batey: GM isn't sweating share lossesMon, 23, May 2016
GM's sliding market share doesn't faze Alan Batey, who says the company is finally focused on profitable growth and brand building, rather than chasing volume through daily rental sales or overproduction.
GM's Batey puts faith in numbersMon, 23, May 2016
Chat with General Motors' Alan Batey, and you'd hardly suspect that GM has given up more market share this year than any major automaker. That's because the North America chief sees plenty of other numbers he likes.
As it turns out, in-store is on par with onlineMon, 23, May 2016
Consultants have warned dealerships that customers' in-store experience has to match the online one and that too often, they don't. A new survey shows that, in fact, they do.
Can PSA be most efficient carmaker?Mon, 23, May 2016
Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.