EV sales process 'inconsistent' among brands, new study findsNov. 22
As the auto industry prepares to introduce a wave of electric vehicles over the next few years, some dealerships are ill-prepared for the rollout, a new study says.
Maserati's program changes 'unfair,' NY judge rulesNov. 22
A New York administrative judge ruled that proposed changes to Maserati's incentive program and franchise agreement were "unfair," confirming a previous decision.
NADA fights to save floorplan interest deduction in Senate tax billNov. 21
NADA hopes to whip up grassroots support to block a provision in the U.S. Senate's tax bill that would limit the ability of dealers to write off interest expense on vehicle inventories.
Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18Nov. 20
In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.
Aston Martin reshapes Vantage to lure younger buyersNov. 21
Aston Martin is pitching the redesigned Vantage to younger buyers, helped by more radical styling that gives the coupe greater differentiation compared with the exotic British brand's current models.
Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surgesNov. 21
Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's top market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.
FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-upNov. 21
Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.
Dealer puts others on path to ownershipNov. 20
Dealer Jim Gramm did what few are able to do: Go from sales to ownership. Now, as he grows his group, he wants to help other GMs do what he did.
VW raises 2020 sales outlook on emerging-market growth, crossoversNov. 20
VW has increased its group sales guidance for 2020 on growing demand for its new crossovers in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia and now expects revenue to exceed last year's $255.69 billion by more than a quarter by 2020.
VW shakes up German production as it bids to become EV leaderNov. 20
VW Group is reorganizing production at its German factories to further its goal of transforming itself into a leading force in EVs.
Zap tax credit, zap demand?Nov. 20
Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.
Ford dropping C-Max in U.S.Nov. 18
Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.