Automotive News

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST
For Zetsche, skipping Detroit is hard to do
It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for Mercedes to pull out of the Detroit auto show.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST
Medical transport is next frontier for ride-hailing
The ride-hailing industry is trying to make magic by finding a way to make non-emergency transportation to doctor's offices and hospitals affordable.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST
Nissan rekindles body-on-frame SUV #8212; in China
Nissan will introduce the body-on-frame Terra SUV in Asia this spring with a name one letter different from its iconic Xterra.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST
Nexi AI helps dealers manage used-car lots
Cox Automotive's vAuto unit says its new Nexi, designed to aid dealerships' used-car operations, is the first AI digital assistant for auto retailers.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:54:00 EST
Trump negotiating with countries over tariffs, White House says
President Donald Trump is negotiating with a number of countries over the possibility of providing exemptions to new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the White House said.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:06:54 EST
Lincoln Aviator to debut at New York show
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:47:00 EST
Solar storms could wreak havoc on driverless cars
Self-driving cars are still working to master the snow. It turns out that excessive sun can also pose a problem for the coming wave of robot drivers.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:14:21 EST
Lobbying push targets holdouts on AV Start Act
Proponents of the AV START Act say they're eager to address concerns raised by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and four other Democrats.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:11:26 EST
Fiat Chrysler denied bid to dismiss diesel emission cheating claims
A federal judge ruled that owners of 150,000 Dodge Rams and Jeep Grand Cherokees can proceed to trial over allegations that the vehicles' software was designed to hide emissions over the legal limit.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:34:41 EST
FCA recalls more than 270,000 Ram 1500 pickups in U.S.
FCA is recalling more than 270,000 older-model pickups in the United States following a company-issued report that said the bracket in certain vehicles could corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:30:53 EST
McLaren won't follow Ferrari, Corvette into electric future
It's not often that the head of a major car company will admit to not being up to speed on the latest, hot industrywide trend. McLaren's sales boss, Jolyon Nash, has no such qualms.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:06:14 EST
Toyota, Uber in talks on self-driving tech, report says
A Japanese business newspaper reported Toyota may use Uber's automated driving technology in one of the automaker's minivans after Uber's CEO met with Toyota executives in the United States this week.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:50:46 EST
FCA loses appeal of fatal Jeep-fire case before Georgia Supreme Court
The Georgia State Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $40 million award to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in 2012 when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:02:04 EST
Retailers Prime, GPB combine under Rosenberg
New England dealer David Rosenberg will now lead one of the largest groups in the nation after the combination of Prime Motor and stores owned by GPB Capital.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:49:05 EST
Tom Benson, longtime dealer and New Orleans Saints owner, dies at 90
At its peak, Benson's automotive empire encompassed 27 dealerships across Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina. The colorful, self-made billionaire sold brands including Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Chevrolet.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:27:57 EST
GM to make production versions of self-driving Cruise AVs in Michigan
General Motors said it will build production versions of its self-driving Cruise AV car at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST
Ford set to replace 75% of N.A. lineup in 2 years
Ford says it aims to supplant Toyota as the top seller of hybrid vehicles in the United States in three years as part of a dramatic reshaping of its lineup to focus heavily on utility vehicles and pickups.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:42:20 EST
House bill would change CFPB structure
A bipartisan House bill introduced Monday could change the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's single-director leadership structure into a bipartisan commission.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:26:11 EST
Buick, Lexus gear up for March Madness
Buick and Lexus will put the game in customer's hands during March Madness, betting on NCAA partnerships for consumer engagement and marketplace penetration.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:14:23 EST
Mercedes adds more plans for Atlanta as new U.S. HQ opens
Now that employees are ready to start moving into Mercedes-Benz USA's new $93 million headquarters in Atlanta, the luxury automaker is making another investment in the Atlanta market.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 EST
Buick, Infiniti nab top spots in J.D. Power service satisfaction study
The auto industry improved 12 points from last year and posted its biggest one-year gain since 2012 in the annual survey, which measures customer satisfaction with dealership service departments.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:22:51 EST
Trump urged to take California's hands off wheel on emissions
California and the Trump administration are on a collision course over auto-efficiency regulations that could lead the White House to revoke the state's power to set its own limits on air pollution.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:09:58 EST
Automakers knew earlier of Takata airbag issues, plaintiffs contend
GM, VW, Fiat Chrysler and Daimler knew of problems with Takata airbag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to court documents cited by owners suing the automakers.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:07:51 EST
Japan's automakers warn of higher prices following Trump tariffs
Japan's automaker lobby warned car prices will rise following President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum but said it was too early to say by how much.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:23:36 EST
Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S.
Businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the Commerce Department, according to a news report.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:05:34 EST
Magna to invest $200M in Lyft to speed self-driving tech
Ride-hailing startup Lyft is adding Magna to its long list of investors and partners to deploy and accelerate self-driving technology.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:13:15 EST
Nissan names Munoz to lead China expansion
Nissan said Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, its former top executive in the United States, would become head of its China operations, leading the Japanese automaker's expansion there.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:20:40 EST
Democrats seek more oversight in self-driving vehicle bill
Five Senate Democrats, with support from safety advocates, outlined their concerns with pending legislation designed to provide a regulatory framework for testing and deploying self-driving vehicles.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:26:11 EST
Subaru Forester to debut at New York show
The latest model to join the Subaru Global Platform will debut this month, and it's a notable nameplate: the Forester.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:55:52 EST
Tesla management churn toughens test of Musk's management chops
The recent spate of executive departures from Tesla is raising what were already high stakes for CEO Elon Musk, who is in the midst of a crucially important attempt to mass produce vehicles.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:16:41 EST
Ford gets boost from a bullish analyst report
Ford shares jumped after Morgan Stanley raised its valuation of the automaker for the first time in two years -- a sign Wall Street may be warming to restructuring efforts under CEO Jim Hackett.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:45:39 EST
Ford recalls 1.4 million sedans because steering wheels could fall off
Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 EST
Tesla loses another senior executive amid Model 3 struggle
Tesla has lost two of its most senior financial executives in short succession within weeks of when the electric-car maker will give an update on the Model 3 sedan that it's struggled to mass produce.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:08:59 EST
Lexus launching yacht in pursuit of pizzazz to catch Mercedes
Lexus thinks it finally has a way to catch up with Mercedes in luxury-car sales: Go into the high-end boat business.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 EST
VW aims to double U.S. market share to 5% in 10 years
The global head of Volkswagen said the brand is aiming for "around 5 percent market share" in the United States in the next ten years, a goal that would more than double its current position.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:36:21 EST
South Korea willing to offer short-term loans to GM
South Korea's Korea Development Bank said it would provide short-term loans to General Motors' South Korean unit after April, should the company cooperate with due diligence.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EST
Hyundai celebrates International Women's Day
Hyundai's celebration of International Women's Day tops our viral video charts.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:04:05 EST
Honda, Ford to testify at U.S. Senate Takata hearing
A Senate Commerce subcommittee is holding a hearing on the largest-ever recall in automotive history that some lawmakers say is moving too slow.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:46:46 EST
GM's Barra meets with U.S. regulators on mpg rules
Weeks before the Trump administration plans to decide whether to revise landmark fuel efficiency standards, GM's CEO pressed for modern fuel economy standards under one set of national rules and the need to comprehend new technology developments.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:08:06 EST
EPA chief signals showdown with California on tailpipe standards
The Trump administration's chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won't dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:29:47 EST
U.S. charges fifth official in UAW-FCA scandal
Former UAW official Keith Mickens has been charged in federal court in connection with the UAW-FCA corruption scandal, the latest in an investigation that has produced four guilty pleas.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:20:01 EST
2019 Toyota RAV4
Toyota is reloading in the industry's biggest and highly competitive segment with a redesigned, fifth-generation RAV4 that will debut during the 2018 New York auto show.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST
Buick drops name badge on vehicles in North America
Starting with the 2019 model year, Buick vehicles in North America will no longer bear the name.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:45:00 EST
Ford, GM and Ram: Pedal to the metal to claim pickup mpg crown
While GM was the first automaker to market a truck with an EPA certified 30 mpg highway rating with the diesel versions of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, no one has yet pulled that off with a full-size truck.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:16:07 EST
Dana CEO meeting top GKN investors to help fight off Melrose
Dana CEO James Kamsickas is in London meeting top GKN shareholders in a drive to persuade the British engineer's investors to back a deal with Dana and reject a hostile bid by Melrose Industries.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:22:57 EST
GM picks Kim Brycz to lead global human resources
General Motors has selected Kim Brycz as the new chief of global human resources, filling the hole in leadership left by Jose Thomas, who resigned after less than eight months in the position.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:38:26 EST
General Motors said to plan Airbnb-like service for sharing vehicles
General Motors plans to start a pilot program this summer that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren't using them, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:03:39 EST
VW will lean on battery suppliers to power electrification blitz
Armed with a product plan stacked with full-electric and hybrid vehicles, Volkswagen Group will rely on suppliers with greater battery expertise, CEO Matthias Mueller said.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:18:35 EST
Hyundai's ad agency puts chief creative officer on leave amid harassment charges
Hyundai's ad agency Innocean has put chief creative officer Eric Springer on leave amid sexual harassment allegations, the latest case of a prominent ad executive being accused of impropriety.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:52:30 EST
Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst
Talks between Telsa and Shanghai authorities over building a manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the EV maker's CEO criticized Chinese trade rules last week.

Dealer's Edge

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Arizona BMW dealership wins discrimination case brought by two shop techs
The technicians said they were fired for being foreigners. A jury disagreed

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Buy/Sell surprise: $100,000 in missing parts inventory
Missing inventory from recently acquired Virginia dealership is being investigated as a theft.

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Little-known Obamacare issues to watch
In 2015 the real effects of the Affordable Care Act will be felt by businesses

F&I Magazine

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:23:00 PDT
3 Laws of Every Customer Interaction
F&I managers succeed by ensuring their customers learn something, feel something, and are motivated to purchase the protection products they need.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:40:00 PDT
7 Reasons to Embrace Mobile F&I
Car buyers no longer rely on the dealership as their sole source of information about F&I products. Trainer offers seven reasons forward-thinking dealers are meeting customers in the mobile marketplace.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:15:00 PDT
The Laboratory: Wade Ford Tests Connected Cars
Steve Ewing loves the car business, and he is willing to try any new program, tool or process that will help Atlanta’s Wade Ford keep pace with the changing demands of car buyers.


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