Dealers expect the pace of dealership consolidation to continue well into 2022.
While U.S. light-vehicle sales pulled back in the third quarter sales of cars were still up.
Hirings also are up, but they are not coming close to filling the number of vacant positions around the industry — especially at a time when the market is red-hot and consumers are clamoring for new cars and trucks.
General Motors has outlined its plan to fix Chevrolet Bolt batteries that can catch fire, 10 months after first recalling the car, but the automaker's reputation among early electric vehicle adopters will take time to recover.
A collection of Leo Michael cartoons from the fourth quarter of 2021.