A new referral program from Tesla Motors that offers discounts to buyers referred by a Tesla owner is drawing complaints from dealers in the electric-car manufacturer's home state of California.
German auto supplier Robert Bosch has bought Seeo, a California-based company that has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double the range of electric cars.
Elon Musk reached back to his days at PayPal for Tesla's first-ever incentive offer. Anyone who orders a new Model S sedan before Oct.
DS may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes the upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment has to offer within two decades, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.
The average monthly payment increased and new-vehicle loan terms grew during the second quarter as average U.S. transaction prices for new cars and light trucks rose, Experian Automotive reported today.
Monthly U.S. auto sales are expected to fall for the first time in 19 months in August, but analysts say it's a blip caused by a later-than-usual Labor Day rather than a softening of consumer demand.
The rout in China stocks is posing another threat to the world's biggest car market, jeopardizing growth plans for companies from Volkswagen AG to General Motors.
Tesla's high-performance Model S P85D scored a 103 on Consumer Reports' ratings scale meant to top out at 100, forcing the magazine to recalibrate its ratings.
Leading global carmakers including VW, GM, Nissan and Renault are reviewing their plans in India as they seek to boost sales, avoid more cutbacks, and better compete against market leaders Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra.
Loan terms on used cars and light trucks are ticking up as those vehicles, on average, become 'younger and pricier,' according to Edmunds.com. The average loan term on a used vehicle stretched to 66.2 months in the second quarter, up 1.
The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated a $19,963 judgment against a Nissan store for bad faith in its handling of the financing for a used 2005 Mazda6.
For higher customer satisfaction and more referrals, dealers should incorporate electronic components into the FandI process, a study by FandI Express and Make My Deal found.
Dealers, learn your lenders' fair lending policies and polish your own. That's legal experts' advice to retailers looking to prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's larger participant rule, which takes effect Aug. 31.
Ferrari is renewing its Indian market push with two new dealers and the introduction of the California T convertible after terminating earlier dealerships for reasons including dissatisfaction with service levels.
Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an 'ultimate concept car' at next month's Frankfurt auto show that expands on the company's sporty N subbrand and showcases racing design.
When a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, exploded this month, destroying some 10,000 parked vehicles, cynics suggested that the disaster might actually be for the best, given the massive glut of unsold cars sitting on Chinese lots.
Volkswagen's group vehicle sales fell 3.7 percent in July, hurt by weak markets in China, Russia and Brazil and falling volume at the core VW brand.
A new study from J.D. Power suggests that automakers are investing billions into technologies that a considerable number of drivers aren't using. J.D.
Volkswagen Group's Seat unit will discontinue its Altea and Altea XL compact minivans as the brand begins to add a family of SUVs.
In 'We Deal in Real,' Land Rover captures the intensity of the aggressive sport with a supercut of tackles, runs and feats of strength.
Filling up with gasoline in the U.S. is the cheapest it's been in a decade and yet way too expensive.
Slumping stock markets could make it tough for dealerships to hit their August targets for U.S. new-vehicle sales, rattling consumers who might be on the fence about making a big purchase. The broad declines in U.S.
Mercedes-Benz doesn't have an option to end its naming rights agreement with the New Orleans Superdome and will now sponsor the stadiums for two NFL teams in the same division.
Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is counting on China to be a leading driver of car sales growth this year despite the country's stock market turmoil.
When affordable performance rides are your bread and butter, the Dream Cruise is a marketing bonanza, says Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis, whose brand is on a on a big performance kick.
What's behind that eye-popping new share price outlook Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas put on Tesla? Bloomberg reports that the key reason for raising the target to $465 from $280 (the stock closed at $255.25 on Aug.
Toyota is preparing to ban dealerships from advertising vehicles at below-invoice prices, in line with a similar policy at Honda. Toyota-brand dealers are giving the plan mixed reviews.
Teenagers' addiction to their smartphone may be annoying to parents and teachers, but it makes them perfect candidates to work for Quirk Ford.
Shelby American will take its performance brand to China and other world markets
Publicly traded dealership groups' reported first-half profits were much higher than what private dealerships reported to the National Automobile Dealers Association. Here's why.
New spy shots reveal a dramatic front and rear design of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius, set to debut in Las Vegas on Sept. 8.
NADA's latest dealer attitude survey found Volkswagen, Infiniti and Mini dealers were the most disgruntled, while Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, Audi and Ford dealers were the most upbeat overall.
Michael Schmitz, principal owner of Hyundai of Dothan in Dothan, Ala., receives a 25-year award from Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
European new-car registrations rose 9.1 percent in July as recession-hit countries such as Portugal and Ireland, along with the major markets of Germany, the UK, France and Italy, performed strongly.
Edmunds.com has launched a tool that it says will increase the transparency of car-buying.
Du Pont Motors represented a fairly significant portion of awesome mascots - that's hood ornaments - on the show field at Pebble Beach. There were a handful of rare, coveted Lalique eagles on display, along with one Lalique rooster
Cox Automotive, parent of Autotrader.com, Kelley Blue Book and other well-known brands, wants to cross-pollinate its units' tools.
In May, Connecticut became the first state to offer cash-on-the-hood rebates to customers who buy EVs or plug-in hybrids, such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt or and Ford C-Max Energi.
AutoNation is on pace for its biggest acquisition year since 1999, and CEO Mike Jackson expects to make at least one more dealership purchase this year.
With Dodge's U.S. sales off 16 percent this year in a rising overall market, you could argue brand chief Tim Kuniskis should be worried.
Toyota will capitalize on its sponsorship of the 2020 Olympics by launching a string of new models tied to the games, including a taxi and fuel cell cars, a Japanese magazine reported.
Tesla Motors is launching a wholesale revamp of its stores worldwide as the electric-car company prepares to introduce the Model X, its first SUV.
Production of cars and trucks in North America is running at historic levels. In July, 1,382,380 vehicles were produced, an increase of 6.9 percent and a new record for the month.
Oil prices on Friday plunged below $40 a barrel in New York for the first time in more than six years, extending the longest decline since 1986 on concern lower demand and growth will prolong a global glut.
Mercedes-Benz is poised to secure the naming rights to a new stadium for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, according to a report.
Tesla is providing charging stations to Airbnb hosts on the West Coast as part of a partnership with the home-sharing startup.
Daimler's CEO said "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google are possible as carmakers realize next-generation autos cannot be built without greater input from telecoms and software experts.
The Chinese government's decision to allow small- and medium-sized businesses to list on the stock market produced a rout that wiped out the wealth of middle-class consumers, the main customers for global automakers.
The Chinese government's decision to allow small and medium-sized businesses to list on the stock market produced a rout that wiped out the wealth of middle-class consumers, the main customers for global automakers.
As residents of Brooklyn and Queens know all too well, not having a car makes it difficult to get from one borough to the other.