California wildfires smoke out sales, service work
Wildfires near Los Angeles have effectively shut down, though not destroyed, many dealerships in the area. It also forced a shutdown of one of the busiest freeways in the nation, the 405.
Former Honda store manager sentenced to prison for kickbacks
The former general manager of a Honda store in Missouri was sentenced to prison for 18 months for a scheme that allegedly cost the store more than $1.8 million.
Tesla notches legal victory in Missouri
Tesla can add Missouri to its win column as the electric automaker continues to wage its battle to sell vehicles directly in the United States, state by state.
Cadillac gives dealers reprieve after 'many' miss Pinnacle sales goals
Cadillac, acknowledging "many" dealerships fell short of their targets this year due to a lack of fresh products, will calculate dealer compensation for 2018 based more on customer-satisfaction scores and compliance with brand standards than on meeting sales targets.
Auto sector escapes big hits in Senate tax bill
The auto industry fared better, on balance, in the tax bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Saturday than in the earlier House version. Now the industry will try to hold onto those gains.
Time Dealer of the Year nominees announced
Forty-seven U.S. auto dealers have been nominated by automotive trade associations for the 2018 Time Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored by Ally.
Dallas dealership settles FTC charges of deceptive advertising
Cowboy Toyota, of Dallas, settled charges by the FTC that its ads in Spanish-language papers violated the law, in part because the disclaimers were only in English.
Volvo plans to charge $600 a month for XC40 subscription service
Volvo Cars will allow customers to subscribe to the 2019 XC40 compact crossover for a flat fee of $600 a month.
Vehicle subscription services expand
Do you plan to buy, lease or subscribe? That could be a common question from lenders and dealerships as vehicle subscription services grow as an alternative to car ownership in coming years.
GM offering 'flex cash' incentives
GM is offering a new incentive program for its Chevrolet dealers that some argue resembles controversial stair-step incentive plans and gives unfair advantages to larger retailers.
EV sales process 'inconsistent' among brands, new study finds
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 rules
A New York administrative judge ruled that proposed changes to Maserati's incentive program and franchise agreement were "unfair," confirming a previous decision.
Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800
Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.
Facebook updates ad features to convert mobile shoppers
Facebook has updated two of the platform's ad tools to better serve the auto industry in its quest to reach mobile shoppers.
Tesla Model 3 depositors staying put as wait in line lengthens
Even as Tesla struggles with manufacturing bottlenecks for its new Model 3 and pushes back production targets by at least a quarter, many reservation holders aren't budging.
AutoNation, Waymo and a 6-year courtship
Waymo's mission to develop a fully autonomous vehicle, without a human backup, was a significant draw for AutoNation.
Tracker keeps sales staff, managers in sync
The TagRail platform ensures transparency of key metrics at a Toronto dealership, minimizes sales-vs-management tussles and streamlines customers' car-buying experience.
Mahindra considers selling SsangYong vehicles in U.S.
Mahindra is considering introducing vehicles made by its South Korean subsidiary in the U.S., according to Managing Director Pawan Goenka.
Setback for Authenticom suit against CDK, Reynolds
Authenticom suffered a legal setback in an antitrust case against CDK and Reynolds, but the trial will go ahead.
Ally provides $2 billion in financing to Carvana
Ally Financial is tripling its bet on one of the auto industry's disrupters by committing $2 billion to finance retail contracts for online used-vehicle retailer Carvana over the next year.
GM dangles $5,000 Cadillac Escalade discount as new Lincoln Navigator debuts
For shoppers with an eye on the new Navigator SUV -- or any Lincoln, for that matter -- General Motors is offering a $5,000 discount to make them think twice.