AutoNation ends recall experimentMon, 05, Dec 2016
An open forum with AutoNation's bossMon, 05, Dec 2016
Penske to expand used-only storesMon, 05, Dec 2016
Penske Automotive Group has launched its own line of standalone used-car stores with the planned purchase of CarSense, which owns five used-only stores in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and southern New Jersey.
Buy-sells of dealership groups rise in market ripe for megadealsMon, 28, Nov 2016
Look for deep-pocketed buyers to snatch up more dealership groups over the next 12 months, and for foreign investors and outsiders to scope out the U.S. auto retailer landscape, say buy-sell advisers.
AutoNation plans leap into auction businessMon, 28, Nov 2016
AutoNation is getting into the auction business in a much bigger way with plans to open four AutoNation-branded auto auctions over the next two years, going to five sites from one now. AutoNation expects to sell more than 20,000 vehicles annually at each of its auction locations.
CarMax expands used-car store footprintMon, 28, Nov 2016
CarMax, extending its lead over other publicly held auto retailers entering the stand-alone used-car store market, continues its expansion, opening its first store in Michigan this month. Store No. 167, near Grand Rapids, puts the retailer closer to its goal of becoming a national brand.
Bryan DeBoerMon, 28, Nov 2016
Cadillac delays Pinnacle launch againWed, 23, Nov 2016
NADA forecasts 2017 U.S. new-vehicle sales to remain above 17 millionTue, 15, Nov 2016
U.S. new-vehicle sales will stay above 17 million for a third straight year in 2017, Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, said as the group issued its annual forecast.
Focus on accessoriesMon, 21, Nov 2016
Galpin's big show touts aftermarket parts to build new-vehicle salesMon, 21, Nov 2016
Galpin Auto Sports, or GAS, the company's celebrated customization and aftermarket department, uses the free-admission car show as an opportunity to display its latest innovations in accessories and performance tuning -- or, if you prefer, ride-pimping.
Accessories sales face roadblocksMon, 21, Nov 2016
Galpin Auto Sports' success shows that accessories sales can be a big source of profit and aid to vehicle purchases for dealerships and automakers. A new study by the consulting firm Carlisle & Co. of Concord, Mass., reports that 91 percent of dealerships say they are "actively involved" in selling accessories, up from 84 percent in 2007.