Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portalThu, 25, Aug 2016
Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.
VW dealers battle staff poachingMon, 22, Aug 2016
Volkswagen dealers are fighting to keep sales staff intact as U.S. sales continue to fall and the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal drags into a 12th month.
Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehiclesThu, 25, Aug 2016
Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas, last weekend. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday at Peltier Chevrolet.
Four dealerships got the worst flood damage among auto retailers in LouisianaThu, 25, Aug 2016
Four dealerships bore the brunt of flood damage in Louisiana last week, which destroyed entire inventories in some cases, the presidents of the Louisiana and national dealers associations said.
NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid importWed, 24, Aug 2016
The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.
Mercedes-Benz launches 'Timeless' Federer ads for U.S. OpenWed, 24, Aug 2016
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament nears, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with one of the game's all-time greats in a humorous ad campaign. “Timeless” features the Mercedes SL and Roger Federer -- in multiple forms.
Bentley's new course begins with BentaygaSun, 21, Aug 2016
For Bentley and its U.S. dealers the Bentayga ultraluxury SUV marks an opportunity to reboot, repolish and chart a new course.
Dallas dealership group fined for violating 2014 FTC consent orderThu, 18, Aug 2016
Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, will pay an $85,000 penalty to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it violated a 2014 consent order that prohibited it from deceptive advertising, the agency said.
Radio ID system welcomes service customers by nameMon, 22, Aug 2016
A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.
Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivalsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launchWed, 24, Aug 2016
Lamborghini expects to at least double annual production to 7,000 vehicles by 2019 once it rolls out its new SUV, CEO Stefano Domenicali said. The VW Group brand will cap annual production of its sports cars at 3,500 units to maintain exclusivity.
Tesla adds more powerful battery optionTue, 23, Aug 2016
Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover.