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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.

'I'M GOING TO GO SELL SOME CARS'

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.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 4:06 pm ET - adds GM comment
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.

Dealer throughput seen falling for third year, Urban Science reports

U.S. dealership new-vehicle throughput -- or the average number of vehicles a dealer sells per store per year -- is expected to fall for the third straight year in 2018, Urban Science said.

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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.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 4:06 pm ET - adds GM comment
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.

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.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 12:21 pm ET - adds Lyft comment 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.

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.


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.

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...


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