AutoNation's about-face draws fire from 2 Senate Democrats
A duo of Senate Democrats who've introduced legislation aimed at preventing the sale of used vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls blasted AutoNation Inc.'s reversal of its 16-month ban on the sale of such vehicles at its dealerships.
Infiniti global sales on track for record year, chief says
Infiniti will likely end 2016 with record sales well beyond the 215,000 vehicles it sold worldwide last year, the Japanese brand's global chief said.
Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report says
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
Penske to expand used-car stores
Penske Automotive Group has launched its own line of standalone used-car stores with the planned purchase of CarSense, which owns five used-only stores in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and southern New Jersey.
Incentives keep market running at record pace
After three consecutive declines, automakers managed in November to make the largest year-over-year U.S. sales gain since February, but it took a big jump in incentives to make that happen.
Ford could owe store a decade of spiffs
Ford Motor could owe a Maine dealership, Darling's Ford, millions of dollars in damages after failing to provide proper notice of a change in an incentive program more than 10 years ago.
Autonomous features ripe for misunderstanding
So what could go wrong with car salespeople demonstrating semiautonomous technology to customers new to self-driving vehicles? In some cases, plenty. And it's emerging as a concern.
Mazda looks to next-gen CX-5 for a lift
Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai, fighting sliding sales and a tougher U.S. auto market, is banking on an ambitious next-generation product plan to lift the boutique Japanese brand above its mass-market competitors.
Accountant resolves key used-car conflict
An inherent tension exists at most franchised dealerships between fixed operations and used-car sales. But at one large North Carolina dealership, that long-standing and bitter conflict has been amicably resolved -- by the accountant.
Honda views its CR-V and sedans as equals
Honda is riding high on the crossover trend, with a CR-V that has been one of the nation's most popular utility vehicles and a redesigned version queued up to go on sale this month. But Honda doesn't see the CR-V replacing either the Accord or the Civic as its most notable seller.
MEXICO: Sales surge 23%, break Nov. record
UPDATED: 12/2/16 2:34 pm ET - adds details
Sales of cars and light trucks set new records in Mexico for November and for the year to date as strong automaker financing overcame rising interest rates and a weaker peso.