BMW poised to become China's No. 1 luxury brand

BMW's vehicle sales in China rose 12 percent in November, positioning the automaker to be the market's top-selling luxury brand this year, passing Audi, which is still trying to recoup sales lost when dealers boycotted the brand.


Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive

Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.

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Industry right-sizes its stocks

Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.

KAR's TradeRev adds features

A new version of TradeRev's used-vehicle purchasing mobile app, from KAR Auction Services, has added dealer-support features.

UPDATED: 12/7/17 11:37 am ET - adds confirmation
Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.

UPDATED: 12/4/17 6:00 pm ET - adds details
NISSAN: A Nov. high behind crossover, pickup surge

U.S. sales at Nissan North America jumped 18 percent to 135,985 in November -- a record for the month -- behind a surge in light trucks and steady rise in car sales.

UPDATED: 12/4/17 1:53 pm ET - adds final results
November's sales gain sets up 17 million in '17

A solid November has all but guaranteed that U.S. new light-vehicle sales will top 17 million in 2017 for the third straight year and only the fifth time ever.

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

Lexus seeks conquests with 3-row RX

Lexus figures it has been leaving money on the table for years because it lacked a three-row variant of the segment-leading RX crossover. That's about to change.

Subaru Ascent fills big hole in crossover lineup

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is all about family. To demonstrate the Ascent's size and family appeal, Subaru packed the crossover with eight golden and Labrador retrievers Subaru called its "spokesdogs," during the Los Angeles auto show reveal.

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