Could electronic vehicle finance contracts finally become a dealership norm as giants Toyota Financial Services and Ford Motor Credit Co. join other captive finance companies in adopting e-contracting?
Toyota is recalling about 780,000 crossovers and hybrid sedans for a second time to fix looseness on rear-suspension lower arms that could cause the threads to rust and wear out, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Second-generation dealers are fairly common. Second-generation dealers as second-generation mayors, not so much. Tom Cole, 45, owner of Cole Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Bluefield, W.Va., took office as mayor of the city on Aug. 1. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Paul Cole Jr.
BMW has big plans. Global sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson says the automaker will push into new segments, something it has successfully done in the past few years with vehicles such as the X1 and 1 series.
BMW has big plans to move into new segments and push the boundaries of emerging technology. In an interview, the carmaker's sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson shared his vision of the future with Automotive News Europe.
As Tesla Motors fought legislative battles with dealers in numerous states this year, Texas became the only state in which the electric vehicle maker mounted a vigorous challenge to existing franchise laws. And it's the only state in which Tesla lost its fight outright.
Many older consumers like to use high-tech dealership tools -- such as e-contracting, video presentations for F&I products and customizable, electronic menus on iPads -- just as much as 20- and 30-something shoppers do, auto retailing experts say.
Cal Worthington, the California car dealer whose outlandish commercials, first broadcast in the 1950s, captivated California television viewers and radio listeners for more than 50 years, died on Sunday at his ranch in Orland, Calif.
Jaguar will launch a mid-sized sedan based on a new aluminum architecture in the United States in 2016, giving the company what it hopes will be a much-needed volume model to compete with German rivals.
Former BMW product development boss Wolfgang Ziebart sees a lot of potential in Jaguar's C-X17 crossover concept. The crossover is underpinned by the same new aluminum architecture that Jaguar will use for its forthcoming mid-sized car.
Jaguar will launch a mid-sized sedan based on a new aluminum architecture, giving the company a volume model to compete with German rivals. The C-X17 crossover concept at the Frankfurt show showcases the architecture.
Renault promoted internal executives to two new positions created following the resignation of COO Carlos Tavares. Thierry Bollore will focus on developing and building vehicles, while Jerome Stoll will be responsible for marketing and sales.
Ford's top executive in Europe said he sees signs that the European economy's tailspin has stopped. He cited business purchasing data, flattening of unemployment levels and the ability of hard-hit southern European countries to borrow.
Lamborghini's development maestro, Maurizio Reggiani, resigned himself to weeks of sleeping on the shop floor after parent Volkswagen Group pulled the planned debut of his SUV in favor of one from corporate cousin Bentley.
Mercedes-Benz USA is lowering the price of the redesigned S class by $2,100 from that of the outgoing version, while adding standard equipment. The lower price is part of an effort to maintain sales leadership in the premium luxury sedan segment, said CEO Steve Cannon.
Fiat faces potential delays to its two main strategies -- relaunching its Alfa Romeo brand and taking full control of Chrysler Group -- putting a question mark over its ability to tap into any European market recovery.
At this year's Frankfurt auto show, fast but fuel-efficient supercars from German premium brands will compete for attention with striking design concepts from Jaguar and Lexus against a backdrop of key mainstream launches from European brands aiming to move upscale.