Michigan Dealers Seek Tougher Ban on Factory-Direct Car Sales

Proposed legislation would require dealership networks.


U.S. Dealer Inventories at 9-Year Low

2021 model year off to slow start.


Want a Free EV? Head to Germany

Incentives cut the price on one model to zero


Car Dealers Embrace the Online World

Moving the sales process online is a hit—and a new competitive advantage


Report: The Revolution Ahead for Automakers

Deloitte spells out what carmakers must do to excel


Europe Eases Auto Sales Restrictions

But region takes a cautious approach to sales incentives


Toyota, VW Balk on U.S. Production Plans

Uncertainty about COVID-19 and supply chains cloud decisions


Hyundai Puts Best Practices into Action Against COVID-19

Hyundai Hope on Wheels is providing $4-million in grants for drive-thru testing and kits to perform the tests


China Dealers Ask: Where Are the Customers?

Is this what Europe and the U.S. can expect?

Car/Ride Sharing

Look Up in the Sky: It’s a Drone Delivering Your Car Keys

The latest in the contactless ordering and delivery process from China’s Geely Auto


Nissan Tests Pricy Subscription Plan

Daily swaps and lots of choices


Tesla Gets Go-Ahead to Sell in Mich.

Tesla is now able to sell and service its cars in Michigan, although still not quite directly.


FCA Piles on the Discounts to Clear Inventories

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is pushing to clear out some 70,000 vehicles nobody ordered by discounting them heavily and dumping them onto its U.S. dealers anyway.


Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 


VW to Add 100 Dealers in U.S. by 2018

Michael Horn Volkswagen of America says it intends to expand it 650-dealer network in the U.S. by 100 stores over the next four years.


Toyota Forecasts Sharply Lower Sales Growth in China

Toyota Vios Last year Toyota Motor Corp. sales in China climbed nearly 13% to 1.03 million vehicles.

BMW to Launch Huge Dealer Bailout in China

BMW AG has agreed to pay its dealers in China 5.1 billion yuan ($821 million) to offset the cost of their expanding inventories, Bloomberg News reports.


Nissan Launches Dealership Makeover in Japan

Nissan dealer in Saitama Nissan Motor Co. plans to spend 30 billion yen ($249 million) to upgrade or rebuild 1,800 of its 2,100 dealerships in Japan, according to The Nikkei, which cites no sources.


Lincoln Opens Its First Dealerships in China

Ford Motor Co. has opened its first three Lincoln brand dealerships in China.


AutoNation Suspends Sales of Cars in Airbag Recalls

AutoNation Inc., America's largest chain of car dealerships, has halted the sale of all used vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recalls until the models are repaired.

Michigan Bans Factory-Direct Selling by Tesla

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law that blocks carmakers such as Tesla Motors Inc. from selling vehicles directly to consumers.

Men, Women Negotiate for Cars Differently, but Results May Be the Same

Women tend to be better prepared for the process of negotiating a price for a new car, having done their homework before stepping into the dealership, while men are more concerned about product image and pushing for deeper deals.

Maserati to Expand U.S. Dealership Count 52% This Year

Maserati SpA tells Automotive News it will have 120 dealers in the U.S. by the end of 2014 compared with 79 at the end of 2013.

U.S. Auto Dealers Defend Against Tesla Threat

The age old arrangement where you drive down to your local franchise car dealer to buy and service your family hauler is being challenged by Tesla Motors Inc.