John Krafcik

TrueCar's new pitch: Factory coupons for shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

TrueCar Inc. spent the past two years rebuilding relations with dealers. Now the vehicle-shopping site is turning its attention to automakers to boost sales. TrueCar is forming a council of manufacturer executives, similar to its dealer council, to advance its Live Prospect product, TrueCar President John Krafcik said....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Money's cheap, so here come the store upgrades

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

One of the better indicators of the health of a business is its willingness -- and ability -- to make capital expenditures. By that measure, auto retailers are doing well....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Navigating the great digital divide

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Among the devotion to all things digital and data-driven in San Francisco, there are still some qualms over how today's shoppers want to kick the tires and take delivery of new wheels....
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Mobile is king, but third-party sites chart unique paths to connect dealers, buyers

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile is king when it comes to car shopping, representatives of third-party shopping sites say. But the sites will take different approaches to help automakers and dealers connect with potential customers as they compete for users and the industry's good will....
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TrueCar says more than half of its web traffic now is mobile

8:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

As technology plays a more pivotal role in the vehicle-shopping process, mobile shoppers, for the first time, have begun to make up the majority of TrueCar's web traffic....
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An FCA-VW merger? Brilliant, Krafcik says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

In July, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen denied they were in merger talks after a German magazine reported discussions were underway. Still, John Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai Motor America, told a media gathering in Detroit last week that he has studied the idea. His conclusion: "This is an absolutely brilliant combination."...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueCar, said today....
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FIVE YEARS LATER

GM's loss, Hyundai's gain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Stores targeted for closure by one troubled brand were snapped up by a rising brand....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Incentives prop up sedan-heavy strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2014

Take a look at who's been increasing incentives lately and you will see a larger trend in vehicle strategy for the United States....
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Automotive News to host dealer conference at NADA

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention....
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Execs find big fish to fry in small pond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

Executives moving out of top managerial posts at carmakers are finding a nice place to land these days in the industry's high-potential digital marketing world....
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Musk's EV patent pitch piques Krafcik's curiosity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

What did John Krafcik do when he heard about those electric-vehicle patents Tesla CEO Elon Musk made available to the public this month?...
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TrueCar to drop 75 franchisees in policy disputes

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014

TrueCar this month plans to drop up to 75 of its 8,000 participating franchisees for failing to honor price guarantees made to car buyers or for other violations of TrueCar policies, President John Krafcik said today. TrueCar also will launch a new app in the coming days that allows consumers to take photos of their trade-in vehicles and seek a price for the vehicles from competing dealers in the TrueCar network, Krafcik said....
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