Bad books, death threats and a bankruptcy: The stunning collapse of Reagor Dykes
The sudden bankruptcy filing by Texas dealership group Reagor Dykes marks a stunning fall for a former high flier, with more of the tale yet to come.
New dealer Mark Wahlberg greets customers, meets staff
Actor Mark Wahlberg made his first pit stop into his namesake Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, going on a test drive with a customer, autographing another customer's vehicle and posing for lots of selfies with staff.
Rejuvenated Lincoln seeks a place of its own
Lincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable.
Why VW paid for an ad featuring Chevy's Bolt
The fallout from Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal has left the automaker in an awkward spot: It must now fund an ad campaign pushing electric vehicle awareness that highlights competitors' products.
Flash floods send cars drifting down a N.J. river
Heavy rain lashed several parts of the East Coast over the weekend, triggering flash floods in northeast New Jersey that carried vehicles from a nearby Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership downriver Saturday and into a bridge.
Musk's belated explanation is unlikely to get SEC off his back
Elon Musk is finally offering more details on his bombshell tweet that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla Inc. private. It’s unlikely to get U.S. regulators off his back.
American Center for Mobility parts ways with CEO; interim chief named
The American Center for Mobility said Michigan's transportation head Kirk Steudle will serve as its interim president and CEO, replacing John Maddox, who launched ACM as its top executive in 2016.
J.D. Power, Nielsen launch Nielsen Auto Cloud
Nielsen and J.D. Power are banding together to bring auto marketers a new platform that will allow them to measure and target car buyers more precisely to boost return on investment.
Elon Musk says Saudi interest sparked effort to take Tesla private
Elon Musk elaborated on what precipitated his effort to take Tesla private, portraying the interest that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has shown in the electric-car maker as key to the gambit.
Suppliers look for ways around tariffs -- some pushing legal boundaries
As the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum products begin to impact bottom lines, auto suppliers are taking actions to sidestep the impact -- all proactive, but some on the outside of legality.
Battery tech may be next 'stranded assets' in green revolution
Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.
Lyft hitches a ride on CDK network
Lyft is coming on board CDK Global Inc.'s Fortellis platform, the automotive commerce exchange platform said. The move will enable the ride-hailing company's Concierge service to be directly accessed in CDK software.
Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility
Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing.
Trump mpg proposal faces legal thicket
Waves of opponents are lining up legal arguments for an all-out assault to kill the Trump administration's proposed rule.
IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time
Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Mercedes weighs Porsche Cayman fighter
The entry-level luxury sports car world might be getting even more competitive. According to Autocar, Mercedes-AMG is looking into offering a competitor to Porsche's 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster.
BMW tests electric 3 series
Spy shots of BMW's electric 3 series, referred to as a Tesla Model 3 fighter, have surfaced in Europe.
Subaru may feel pinch with falling inventory
Subaru's inventory level fell to 26 days on Aug. 1, its lowest point of the year and the lowest for any brand or automaker so far in 2018.
Waze routes more service work to Kia store
The suburban Cleveland store has used Waze to assist in increasing service and repair leads 57 percent in the last year through targeted marketing and advertising with the GPS app.
Tariffs 'a bump in the road' for Mitsubishi
Tariffs come at an inconvenient time for Mitsubishi, but COO Trevor Mann says the Japanese importer will weather a trade storm.
A cautionary question: Does nationality matter?
PwC's automotive leader, Dietmar Ostermann, makes the point that as automakers compete through innovation, supplier nationality still matters.
N.A. auto plant for Magna Steyr?
Global manufacturer Magna International might consider a North American assembly plant in the next few years.
Hendrick gets docuPAD, revamps training
Hendrick Automotive Group uses docuPAD to improve training for its F&I managers.
Chevy goes to extremes to boost Silverado sales
GM is looking at the bookends of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado lineup to expand sales and attract new buyers.
Toyota Century: Lost in translation
The redesigned Toyota Century is one part ultrapremium status symbol, one part anachronistic holdover from a bygone era.
The evolution of crash testing
Crash-test labs are working to raise their engineering capabilities to meet new testing standards from global regulators.
Automakers urged to 'make a deal' with California
Margo Oge, former EPA official in the Obama administration, says automakers have an opportunity to work with California and shape a de facto national emissions program.
Is Tesla better off private?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent tweet that he was considering taking the company private raises the question: Do public markets, with the huge amount of capital they provide to new mobility companies, hurt or help those operations?
Where cars are still thriving
Sedans aren't anywhere close to obsolete. Brands just need to aim them at the right audiences with the proper messaging.
Tesla seeks wide investor pool in push to go private
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and advisers are seeking a wide pool of investors to back a potential take-private of the automaker to avoid concentrating ownership among a few new large holders, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the...