Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford to June gains; GM fallsFri, 01, Jul 2016
Nissan, Ford and Fiat Chrysler rode strong demand for trucks to June U.S. sales gains, while deliveries at General Motors fell. When other automakers report results later today, June sales totals are expected to rise as much as 5 percent year over year, after slipping 6.1 percent in May.
Dealers should play a role in auto safety education, NTSB official saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said.
Former N.Y. Nissan dealer to repay customers nearly $102,000 for illegal fees, fraudWed, 29, Jun 2016
A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Vroom will make cash offers to private sellers on eBayWed, 29, Jun 2016
Online veteran eBay and online upstart Vroom have teamed up to pilot a program that will give eBay customers another option to sell their vehicles for cash and Vroom another way to source vehicles for its used-car operations.
Former NFL running back dies in accidental shooting at Michigan dealershipTue, 28, Jun 2016
A former NFL running back died after accidentally shooting himself at a dealership service department in suburban Detroit on Tuesday. Fox 2 in Detroit and The Detroit News reported that the victim was Zurlon Tipton, a running back who played football for Central Michigan University and the Indianapolis Colts. He was 26.
Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehiclesTue, 28, Jun 2016
Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.
Q&A on Volkswagen scandal settlementTue, 28, Jun 2016
Volkswagen has agreed to offer nearly 500,000 owners of diesel vehicles it sold in the U.S. a choice between selling their cars back to VW, or waiting to see if the company can develop technology that brings the vehicles into compliance with pollution standards. The deal also includes cash compensation.
Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawalMon, 27, Jun 2016
Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
M-B execs to sample life in the storesMon, 27, Jun 2016
About 40 Mercedes-Benz USA managers will each spend a week this summer working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. New CEO Dietmar Exler mandated tours of duty to help his people see how the decisions they make in the home office play out in the real world.
Penske, Group 1 assess the damageMon, 27, Jun 2016
Penske Automotive and Group 1 Automotive took an immediate stock-price hit in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Earnings will suffer from a collapsing British pound. But the longer-term impact remains unclear.
Dealers claim victory, but OT case isn't closedMon, 27, Jun 2016
The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility that the dispute could surface again.
Video marketing targets in-store customersMon, 27, Jun 2016
Zamora Automotive Group's Honda of Superstition Springs uses customized programming delivered to 24 screens throughout the dealership to get its marketing messages to customers in the store.