Nissan distanced itself from a controversial ad created by one of its Southern California dealerships that shows store managers whacking away at a Mexican piñata resembling Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump.
With the official debut of Honda's redesigned Civic just a few months away, the latest spy shots show the 10th-generation model will come with luxury features normally reserved for fancy German sedans, not practical Japanese family cars.
Daimler is exploring a partnership with Iran Khodro as it weighs a return to Iran's market for trucks, vans and buses, the Iranian automaker's CEO said.
Volkswagen Group's MAN truck unit expects costs to reorganize its European truck and bus unit will significantly lower operating profit this year, as a recession in Brazil also hits sales.
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota to become the biggest automaker by deliveries in the first half. VW benefited as car demand in Europe accelerated, softening the blow from a slowdown in China, its biggest market.
The spot features a group of street musicians jamming and rehearsing in an empty auditorium, conversing about Bob Dylan and how they've been mistaken as professional touring players.
Audi hopes that a redesigned A4 sedan will help shore up its fortunes in China where the premium brand is grappling with a second consecutive month of falling sales in its No. 1 market.
Valeo raised its profit outlook today, playing down the impact of a Chinese market slowdown after a record first-half order intake boosted by demand for driving-assistance and fuel-saving technologies.
TrueCar's dealer relations ranks are getting a tune-up this summer, with a longtime industry insider leaving and two new execs joining the company.
On the surface, second-quarter results from five publicly traded dealership groups last week were solid. But behind the gains lurked a disturbing trend: At all five, profit margins on new-vehicle sales fell.
Last week, Ford introduced a Limited version of the F-150 that will start at about $60,000 and will likely top $70,000 when loaded with options. So what do you get when you max out other half-ton pickups sold in the U.S.
Kia is gearing up for a run at the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment with a dedicated hybrid model, spy photos suggest. About the size of a Honda HR-V, the unnamed Kia is likely to share a platform with a Hyundai model.
From the outside, one might assume Houston's Group 1 would be hurting. But its adjusted net income jumped 20 percent to a second-quarter record of $47.9 million, as revenue climbed 8.6 percent to $2.73 billion.
Fiat plans a high-performance version of the upcoming Fiat 124, Alfredo Altavilla, COO of Fiat Chrysler's Europe, Africa and Middle East region, told England's Auto Express in an interview.
Dealers featured this week include members of the Brasher family at Brasher Motor Co. (Buick-Chevrolet-GMC) in Weimar, Texas; Hilary Haron and Randy Haron of Haron Land Rover in Fresno, Calif.
At the half-year mark, industrywide sales of certified used vehicles stood at 1,275,411, up 13 percent compared with the same period last year. The industry sold 212,843 certified units in June, an 18 percent increase over June 2014.
At Bob Tomes' Ford and Subaru stores in McKinney, Texas, any staffer who gets within 10 feet of a customer must greet them and ask them about their experience and whether they can help.
As rising sales of crossovers continue to pull buyers away from middle-of-the-road sedans, automakers are scrambling to make their high-volume, mainstream cars a little less boring -- or at least more affordable.
Long wait times to pick up cars and paperwork contributes big-time to car-hauler driver job dissatisfaction. It is among the reasons the car hauling industry has a shortage of about 3,000 drivers.
Faurecia's first-half earnings surged 40 percent as sales growth outpaced auto-market expansion in Europe and North America. The supplier now plans to reach an operating margin of 4.5 percent to 5 percent in the second half rather than in 2016.
PSA aims to export cars it produces in Iran with local partner Iran Khodro, as the French company looks to rebuild its business in the country following the diplomatic agreement last week ending sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating GM because some of its dealerships advertised certified used vehicles that hadn't received recall-related repairs.
Honda unveiled a midlife update for its midsize Accord, a lightly freshened model that will play nice with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2016 Accord sedan and coupe will also offer the Honda Sensing suite of autonomous safety features.
Toyota likely will delay building Lexus models in China for at least a few years as growth in the country's auto market slows to a crawl and a weak yen makes it cheaper to ship cars from Japan.
Don't feel sorry for Group 1 Automotive. They're doing just fine, thank you. More than fine, in fact.
A Facebook study finds automakers need to reach potential buyers in the digital realm, particularly on mobile devices, earlier in the purchase cycle.
Group 1 Automotive reported strong second quarter earnings, thanks to rising vehicle sales and firm pricing in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and improvements in its Brazilian division despite tough economic conditions in that country.
China's vehicle market is showing signs of a "downward spiral" driven by excessive competition and overcapacity that will eventually hit Japanese carmakers, according to the chief of Japan's auto association.
Volkswagen and German bank Metzler have sold financing company LeasePlan to a consortium of investors for 3.7 billion euros ($4 billion).
Lithia Motors expects its DCH Auto Group division to acquire more stores in a major coastal market in the next few months.
The head of Google's self-driving car program said the company's test vehicles are very safe and noted recent accidents involving them were minor and actually the fault of other drivers, not Google technology.
Lithia Motors' second-quarter profit and revenue soared, largely because of its acquisition last year of DCH Auto Group along with improving new- and used-vehicle sales volumes.
Audi will replace the head of its Chinese operations, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as the carmaker grapples with an accelerating sales decline in its No. 1 market.
Asbury Automotive Group Inc.'s net income increased 14 percent in the second quarter to $41.1 million.
GM is introducing two high-performance V-Series Cadillac nameplates in Japan that outspoken presidential hopeful Donald Trump famously blasted as closed to Detroit automakers.
Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile will create a joint venture to integrate sales and marketing for the Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep brands in China.
Faurecia is exploring a sale of its bumpers business, sources said, as the supplier seeks to free up resources to fund expansion in China. The unit may fetch as much as $450 million, the sources said
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Opel will target its new Astra at so-called "user-chooser" company car drivers in a bid to lift sales of the key model as it seeks to return to profitability. Corporate sales are growing in the brand's German home market.
Bugatti named Oliver Winkes as its new marketing chief. The VW Group veteran who started his career with Ferrari will be responsible for the supercar marque's marketing activities.
Self-driving cars would be "better" tested on private test tracks than on public roads, said a U.S. senator who has authored several bills on advanced vehicle technologies, after Google disclosed injuries in its latest accident involving a prototype.
Sonic Automotive's adjusted net income fell 45 percent in the second quarter, partly because of rising expenses related to the launch of the retailer's EchoPark standalone used-car stores, the company said today.
Renault may sell its new Indian-built Kwid crossover in Iran in a bid to freshen its model lineup as it prepares to return to the market following a deal to lift economic sanctions.
Audi will provide 1.2 billion yuan ($193 million) in financial aid to its dealers in China, according to sources, as demand for luxury vehicles slows in its largest market. Audi's China sales slipped 5.8 percent last month.
Using the Car Lister auto-buying service is as easy as lifting the front wheels of a Ford Escape taxi off the ground. At least that's what the pranksters at ad agency Thinkmodo would like you to believe in a recent video.
Dealers featured this week include Walter Kienle, of Walter's Automotive in Riverside, Calif.; and Tracy Farmer, of Oxmoor Toyota in Louisville, Ky.
CDK Global is copying the vendor-certification program of rival Reynolds and Reynolds, portending big monthly cost increases to dealers for data security.
BMW of North America has settled a class-action suit on behalf of buyers of more than 104,000 dealership demo vehicles that were sold as new although the vehicles' four-year warranty periods had already begun.
As Ford's Kevin Cour and other automaker executives updated NAMAD on the state of their minority dealer programs, it became increasingly clear that those programs vary widely in their scope and effectiveness.
A few years ago, Adam Silverleib found his family's Honda store facing a problem no dealer wants to confront: Not one but two new Honda dealerships were going to open within 15 miles of his Raynham, Mass., location.