Tesla's arguments in defense of direct sales are wrongMon, 24, Oct 2016
The arguments that Tesla uses to defend its retail strategy are wrong, writes analyst Maryann Keller in a guest opinion piece.
Honda's Hachigo: Key models, electrification up nextMon, 24, Oct 2016
Hachigo's mantra is to prioritize quality and innovation over volume. He says Honda will unleash an onslaught of electrified vehicles and is preparing for new mobility businesses.
CarMax's certification checklist fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a state statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Toyota aims to assist, not replace, driversSat, 22, Oct 2016
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
Dealership hours keep women awayMon, 24, Oct 2016
It would be wise for dealers to find ways to attract women to their dealerships and especially the sales floor.
Geely's Lynk plan calls for company- owned storesMon, 24, Oct 2016
Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., will mount a Tesla-like challenge to the U.S. franchised dealer system as it pushes for 500,000 annual global sales within five years.
As Honda's U.S. sales rise, capacity shrinksMon, 24, Oct 2016
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says his company's U.S. sales are expected to increase next year even as the market flattens, putting increased pressure on already-strained production capacity. Look for the carmaker to ramp up its Japan export engine to meet demand. In an interview with Automotive News, he also says he's not satisfied with Acura's performance.
Racking up the milesMon, 24, Oct 2016
Americans are driving more, which eventually should lead to more car and truck sales.
A peek at Jeep's revived Grand WagoneerMon, 24, Oct 2016
A spy photo that emerged from a recent Jeep dealer meeting offers a glimpse of the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirms how closely a redesigned 2018 Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current styling.
Iowa store cuts hours and boosts moraleMon, 24, Oct 2016
When Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines reviewed its operating hours, it found it was missing business in the morning, when customers came in for service, and selling few cars in the evening. So it closed an hour earlier. Employee morale improved, and job applicants increased.
Maybe the car sales rules should changeMon, 24, Oct 2016
Keith Crain's role of white knight in calling out Tesla is misguided.
Tesla says it will roll out Uber-style ride services programThu, 20, Oct 2016
Tesla plans to announce details of its planned ride-services program next year. The electrical vehicle maker picked an unusual spot to provide an update on the effort: a website disclaimer.