Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTDealertrack's next-generation FandI system is a simpler, more deal-centric approach to working with Dealertrack's tools, such as credit applications, bureau reports, compliance tools, desking solutions and FandI product menus.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTBad hiring can cost a dealership plenty. Rick Evans figures his Toyota dealership lost at least $500,000 -- maybe even $1 million or more -- because of his hiring problems.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTFIRST OF A FOUR-PART SERIES: When look-alike stores sell the same vehicles at roughly the same prices, only the people distinguish one dealership from another. Yet very few dealers are good at hiring and retaining employees.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTWal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest retailer, is jumping into car sales through partnerships with dealership groups, including AutoNation, the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer, and with CarSaver, an online auto retail platform.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Credit customers will soon be able to purchase and finance new vehicles from a dealership's website, thereby making a visit to the store optional.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:30:00 ESTTrump quits trade pact, plans meeting with Detroit 3 CEOs; One man's fear, another's hope; Musk's quick pledge; Amazon parts push?; Super Bowl: Lexus gets moving, Hyundai taps stars.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:18:14 ESTPresident Donald Trump will have breakfast Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he pressures automakers to boost U.S. employment.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:19:05 ESTMahle and Robert Bosch plan to sell their turbocharger partnership, citing a failure to achieve economies of scale despite strong sales growth.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:00:02 ESTPresident Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:46:08 ESTLil' Buck -- who challenges gravity in a new ad for Apple's AirPod headphones -- will dance onto advertising's biggest stage in a Super Bowl ad for Lexus.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:23:25 ESTNew products are the lifeblood of auto marketing, a category typically driven by vehicle launches. But what happens when there's no new model to pitch?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTMercedes and BMW still sell a good volume of the luxury sedans known as brand flagships. But the identity builders for European luxury brands are likely to increasingly become crossovers and SUVs as the sales shift to trucks continues.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:34:57 ESTPresident Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:45:26 ESTThe rumors continue to circulate: Will Lear CEO Matt Simoncini run for governor of Michigan? He says there are no such plans.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:10:30 ESTPSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, a French press report said. The joint venture deal will include a Chennai assembly plant, Les Echos said.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:15:00 ESTWal-Mart jumps into car sales; Ford Credit launches online buying, financing; Penske ends no-haggle pilot; Google search exec joins Uber; Nissan, Hyundai-Kia join fleet elite.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTSurging sales in China are giving Cadillac's U.S. business a luxury it lacked during previous attempts to regain its former luster: time.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:12:28 ESTA glut of used vehicles has started to depress prices. That trend will intensify as Americans will return 3.36 million leased cars and trucks this year, another jump after a 33 percent surge in 2016, according to J.D. Power.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTMark Scarpelli, NADA's incoming chairman, is eager to work with President Donald Trump's administration to bring more 'sanity' to regulations and clarify recalls.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTCars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a multi-billion-dollar sector forecast to grow at a double-digit rate for the rest...
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:30:03 ESTPSA Group's deliveries in China declined 16 percent last year, as the company's two Chinese joint ventures were hobbled by a lack of crossovers.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTVolkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:00:26 ESTChinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Group was initially slow to respond to customers' strong appetite for such models.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTLincoln will continue to expand in China this year, but the pace of growth for its dealership network will likely slow after targets were exceeded in 2016.
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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTAudi may have room in its lineup for a larger three-row crossover and for more variants of current vehicles, but probably not for anything smaller than its current A3 sedan and Q3 crossover.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTAutomotive News is searching for the best dealerships to work for in the U.S. and Canada.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTAutomotive News has made changes to its editorial team and additions to its sales staff.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will evaluate how to conduct recalls in an age of remote fixes and over-the-air updates.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTMexican officials are gearing up for what looks like a fast-track renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with a little bit of good cop, bad cop.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTJaguar Land Rover hopes to boost sales using virtual reality to preview upcoming vehicles. All of its global retailers, including U.S. dealers, are getting virtual-reality kits.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTIn light of last year's record 17.5 million light-vehicle sales in the U.S., it's distressing to see how many brands' dealer council leaders are concerned about their dealers' weak profitability.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTAs automakers and suppliers eye the potential of fully connected cities, the hard realities of rolling out those technologies are quickly becoming apparent.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTVolkswagen AG is looking to change the way consumers buy new-car options by using over-the-air updates to offer some features on a trial basis.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTThe Maguire Family of Dealerships offers the Maguire Family Assurance policy, which guarantees the Ithaca, N.Y.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTLidar sensing technology is perceived as a critical component for autonomous vehicles, but is too costly to use. Some suppliers say they finally know how to produce lidar less expensively.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTPresident Donald Trump will witness the automotive industry completely change during his administration, writes Kristin Schondorf who leads the Automotive and Transportation Mobility practice at EY.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTAudi of America's six-year string of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains may grab headlines, but it is other industry-leading numbers associated with the luxury brand that turn dealer heads, says U.S. brand boss Scott Keogh.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTScott Pruitt distanced himself from candidate Donald Trump's promise to "gut" the agency and his claim that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by China.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTMinutes after President Donald Trump was sworn in, the new administration declared its intention to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTDealers, slightly cautious about 2017, are holding the line on facilities expansions or renovations. More plan to trim new-vehicle inventory in anticipation of flat to lower U.S. sales.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTIn a funny new take on Chevy's "Real People, Not Actors" ad campaign, a focus group of animated Lego minifigures is asked what kind of person would drive Chevy's all-new Lego Batmobile.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTVolkswagen might have stayed clear of the diesel cheating scandal had the company not pulled out of a promising deal with Daimler more than a decade ago, Bloomberg reports.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTJerry Seinfield's weekly celebration of classic-car life, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," shifts next month to Netflix from Sony's Crackle platform.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTWhat has driven the industry's recent surge toward autonomous vehicles? Ola Kaellenius, Daimler's new head of randd, says breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made all the difference.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTWolfgang Durheimer, CEO of both of the Volkswagen Group-owned brands, makes it sound like the Bentleys and Bugattis live on the other side of the tracks from each other.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTKarim Habib's departure as head of BMW brand design creates more upheaval in the group's design organization following two key departures last year.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTThis week the auto retail industry will converge on New Orleans to honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Automobile Dealers Association. That is quite a milestone.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTThe act of recruiting and securing talent has never been as critical and competitive for dealers as it is now, due to a growing gap in profits allowing the best to out-hire the rest.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 ESTJaguar's midcycle freshening of the F-Type sports car adds a slew of new technology, upgraded seats and a new limited-edition model.