Infiniti pushes performance, technologySat, 30, Jul 2016
Infiniti boss Roland Krueger is picking his battles to grow his premium brand. His strategy? Focus on what's under the hood.
NAMAD: Prepare for declineSat, 30, Jul 2016
The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers is taking industry predictions of slowing new-vehicle sales seriously.
Lincoln's selling an experience at the luxury mallSat, 30, Jul 2016
Lincoln has a new gambit to regain brand awareness among luxury shoppers. It's located between a Starbucks and a spa offering a "15-minute laser and light facial."
Slight gains expected for July U.S. sales as analysts lower outlooks for 2016Fri, 29, Jul 2016
U.S. new light-vehicle sales are forecast to rise slightly in July, helped by an extra weekend and sharply higher discounts from some automakers, amid more warnings the market is leveling off. Demand for new cars and light trucks is expected to rise about 0.45 percent in July, compared with a year ago.
New Dodge ad campaign launched with tagline 'Domestic. Not Domesticated'Fri, 29, Jul 2016
Dodge is launching a new ad campaign with the tagline "Domestic. Not Domesticated." The brand, which had been running a Wieden & Kennedy campaign hearkening back to founding brothers John and Horace Dodge, has shifted gears with a pair of new ads backed by the Metallica song "Fuel."
AutoNation expands TrueCar pilot, in latest sign of reconciliationFri, 29, Jul 2016
After getting good results in an initial pilot program, AutoNation will expand its use of TrueCar to at least 23 more dealerships. After a bitter break in 2015, the third-party lead provider could be back in place at all AutoNation stores by the end of the year.
Panasonic to raise about $3.9 billion from bonds to help fund Tesla gigafactoryFri, 29, Jul 2016
Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors' Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla's gigafactory, Reuters reported.
Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupsThu, 28, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.
Lithia's Q2 net rises 0.4% on used, service and parts gainsThu, 28, Jul 2016
Lithia Motors' second-quarter profit and revenue increased, mostly as a result of gains in volume of used-vehicle sales and service and parts business.
Sonic Automotive's Q2 net income surges 54%Tue, 26, Jul 2016
Sonic Automotive's adjusted net income surged 54 percent in the second quarter to $22.8 million, largely on cost controls, as revenue and new-vehicle unit sales fell.
Wells Fargo faces U.S. probe over soldiers' car seizures, report saysThu, 28, Jul 2016
Wells Fargo is facing a U.S. investigation into whether it improperly repossessed cars owned by members of the military, two people with knowledge of the probe told Bloomberg.
GM unveils plan to add minority dealersMon, 25, Jul 2016
GM laid out an aggressive plan at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference to add 10 minority-owned dealerships per year, net, to its retail network for the next five years.