Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Houston dealers assess damage http://ift.tt/2erxOr9 Skinner, past chairman of the Houston dealers association, laid out what he expects his peers to do in the next few days. The message he is sending is that the post-Harvey recovery will be tedious and painful, but vital.
Mercedes-Maybach concept shows glimpse of future design http://ift.tt/2vsql2w the latest new video to debut on our viral video chart, Mercedes-Benz shows what an ultraluxe convertible could look like.
India approves tax rise on luxury cars that could hit BMW, Mercedes, Audi, others http://ift.tt/2vrSOoO has approved raising the maximum levy on luxury cars and SUVs, in a move that could impact sales of automakers such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover in the market.
Ford expands Fiesta family http://ift.tt/2whinYF expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories #8211; previous Fiesta customers who now have more money to spend and people downsizing from compact cars who don't want to compromise on technology.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Harvey curbs U.S. sales as key regions in No. 2 market reel http://ift.tt/2wmIUCi dealerships flooded and closed, and thousands of consumers homeless, Harvey is expected to dent U.S. light-vehicle sales in August and will likely dampen industry deliveries into next month, analysts say.
Ike's lessons helped Ford dealership cope with Harvey http://ift.tt/2vp6L7j Ford Spring, north of Houston, learned its lessons when Hurricane Ike hit in 2008. Here's how the family owned dealership is coping this time.
Harvey to dent U.S. August sales as key regions in No. 2 market reel http://ift.tt/2vGA1BF dealerships flooded and closed, and thousands of consumers homeless, Hurricane Harvey is expected to leave a dent in U.S. light-vehicle sales for August, and will likely dampen industry deliveries into next month, analysts say.
First Shift: Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships http://ift.tt/2xujrHf idles hundreds of Texas dealerships; BMW i3 makeover; Super Cruise standard on Cadillac CT6 Platinum; Renault-Nissan in China EV venture; Ford, Domino's test robo pizza car.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Dealers begin to assess Harvey's destruction: 'Overall, it's catastrophic. Major damage.' http://ift.tt/2wXFjgp dealers are assessing damage but could face more as they await the next round of rain from Harvey.
Cadillac alters Super Cruise rollout, launches ad campaign http://ift.tt/2wj2Jdy technology will launch in the coming months as standard on the top-end Cadillac CT6 Platinum, which starts at $85,290.
German carmakers must challenge Tesla, Merkel aide says http://ift.tt/2wW3Yli automakers must invest more in electric vehicles and take on U.S. EV maker Tesla, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, said.
Aston Martin trying to mitigate Brexit risk with U.S. sales drive http://ift.tt/2gibLDY Martin says it is trying to boost its market share in the U.S. and Japan to mitigate against any risks from Brexit which could add costs and delays to sales to the EU.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Dealership operator retirements fuel buy-sell deals http://ift.tt/2giJ75w recent years, the aging of America's dealers fueled the buy-sell market as owners decided to retire. Now it's aging store operators who are triggering sales.
Audi Sport in no race for a halo, Winkelmann says http://ift.tt/2giJ4Xo requests from customers for a hypercar, Stephan Winkelmann and his revamped Audi Sport division will be busy for the foreseeable future launching a host of new nameplates, particularly crossovers and fully electric cars.
A dealership ditches the 'dog-and-pony show' http://ift.tt/2giIWXU Grappone family decided to rip up the approach that had long been the foundation of its success and try to shed the traditional dealership image that makes some consumers queasy.
Amid Harvey's destruction in Texas, auto industry assesses damage http://ift.tt/2vugZPC's note: Automotive News is monitoring the effects Harvey is having on automotive operations, supply chain, retailers and shipping. We will report developments as details emerge.
Amid Harvey's destruction, Detroit 3 say parts shipping unaffected http://ift.tt/2wAsjNU's note: Automotive News is monitoring the effects Harvey is having on automotive operations, supply chain, retailers and shipping. We will report developments as details emerge.
Harvey's first strike leaves 'catastrophic' flooding in Texas http://ift.tt/2wK2uvb Harvey's winds die down, trouble for Texas may have just begun with forecasts for unprecedented flooding in Houston. In addition, auto shippers, manufacturers and retailers face potential disruptions.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Delphi thinks it can wean Europe off diesel http://ift.tt/2wOLpzy has combined two new engine technologies to make gas engines more fuel-efficient. But will it be appealing enough attract European automakers away from diesel?
Detroit mayor calls for auto show venue to get new name http://ift.tt/2wvrE03 Center, the downtown convention hall that's home to the annual Detroit auto show, could soon change its name -- a move that would cut its association with a racist ex-mayor.
Auto sector slips in Q2 http://ift.tt/2wtNQYG's listed auto firms struggled in the second quarter. The latest Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices show that automakers fell by 3.8 percent, parts suppliers dipped 1.
Germany's diesel uncertainty leaves 300,000 cars unsold http://ift.tt/2wt13Ro in Germany are unable to sell 300,000 used cars equipped with Euro 5 diesel engines because of fears that high NOx emissions may lead to older diesels being banned from cities such as Stuttgart and Munich.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
AutoMobili-D to stage new business-to-business matchmaking at Detroit auto show http://ift.tt/2xvElFh are set to expand AutoMobili-D in terms of space and offerings at the 2018 Detroit auto show following the mobility exhibition's launch last year.
First Shift: Ex-supplier exec to steer Ford in China http://ift.tt/2xvt6wg hires ex-Key Safety CEO to head China operations; VW's newest SUV: T-Roc; Judgment day at Audi?; Calgary airport, Lexus apologize for marketing mishap; Evolution of GM's Maven.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tesla sales chief may collect $700,000 for meeting targets http://ift.tt/2v74tJv plans to pay $700,000 to its global sales and service chief, Jon McNeill, if the company meets certain performance goals in the second half of 2017 -- when the new Model 3 is in launch mode.
Audi to pad nameplates with more numbers http://ift.tt/2xcMcYX with the launch of the redesigned A8 sedan this year, Audi is adding a two-digit subdesignation to 2018 models to delineate respective power output, regardless of the makeup of the powertrain.
Car supermarkets are a step backward http://ift.tt/2vfhj4M future of vehicle retail and FandI could take a variety of forms, but another type of brick-and-mortar store would be an unexpected route. Advancements toward an online transaction would serve the industry better.
VW, Mercedes, Renault will update software in 600,000 diesel cars in Austria http://ift.tt/2g3MGfT, Mercedes and Renault are among automakers who have agreed a deal with the Austrian government to update the software in 600,000 diesel cars and offer incentives to buyers of more environmentally friendly vehicles.
China's Chery aims to boost overseas sales, but not through acquisitions http://ift.tt/2g43uDs's Chery Automotive aims to increase overseas vehicle sales to a third of its total volume but is not actively looking for mergers as it seeks to crack markets such as Western Europe, CEO Chen Anning said.
China's Chery aims to increase overseas sales, but not through acquisitions http://ift.tt/2xrySPq's Chery Automotive aims to increase overseas vehicle sales to a third of its total volume but is not actively looking for mergers to crack markets such as Western Europe, CEO Chen Anning said.
China's Chery plans to grow overseas sales, but not through acquisitions http://ift.tt/2vX2ruj's Chery aims to grow its share of overseas sales to a third of total registrations, up from a quarter currently, but plans to do so organically and not through acquisitions, as it seeks to crack markets such as Western Europe.
VW, Mercedes, Renault will update software of 600,000 diesel cars in Austria http://ift.tt/2vXGw6x, Mercedes and Renault are among automakers who have agreed a deal with the Austrian government to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars and offer incentives to buyers of more environmentally friendly vehicles.
VW, Mercedes, Renault agree deal with Austria to update software of 600,000 diesel cars http://ift.tt/2wmHt9z, Mercedes and Renault are among automakers who have agreed a deal with the Austrian government to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars and offer incentives to buyers of more environmentally friendly vehicles.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Jeep pickup to carry Scrambler badge, report says http://ift.tt/2w12ZOk to information obtained by the Jeep Scrambler Forum, Jeep's Wrangler-based pickup will be called the Scrambler -- recalling the original CJ-8 Scrambler, a long-wheelbase variant of the C-7 built from 1981 to 1986.
Rock Connections to handle used car sales calls for Vroom http://ift.tt/2vcwriY Connections is adding online used car retailer Vroom to its client list as the downtown Detroit call center continues to expand its local workforce.
Chevy's Ford Edge, Nissan Murano rival takes shape http://ift.tt/2wvqz90's newest crossover, which will slot between the Equinox and the Traverse, has been spotted testing alongside a Nissan Murano, suggesting it will be more crossover than SUV.
Monday, August 21, 2017
AutoNews Now: Pros, cons of selling off Jeep http://ift.tt/2viK53m, cons of selling off Jeep; China's Great Wall big on SUVs, pickups; Used-car depreciation accelerating; Next step for NAFTA; Adient makes a buy; Toyota in Texas, by the numbers.