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Volkswagen's 3-row crossover

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
The midsize crossover is due in the first quarter of 2017.
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As sales sputter, are muscle cars the canaries in the industry coal mine?

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
After hitting a five-year peak in 2015, combined sales of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger have declined 8.4 percent this year. So is it time to worry about America's fabled muscle-car troika?
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Tiny Kia crossover likely to join the fray in 2017

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Spy photos of Kia's upcoming subcompact crossover indicate a longish hood, stubby tail and limited cargo space -- a profile similar to the previous-generation Sportage.
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Margins, costs threaten luxury-store values

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Dealership acquisitions were down in the first half of 2016, though multistore deals were up.
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Eying the link between new, used prices

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Anything that reduces the prices of new vehicles also reduces the prices of used vehicles. That's why used-price forecasters have their eye on rising new-vehicle incentives.
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The public dealerships are buying -- and selling

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
In the first half of 2016, the public dealership groups sold nearly as many dealerships as they acquired, according to "The Blue Sky Report," a quarterly publication by dealership buy-sell adviser Erin Kerrigan.
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Subprime loans become prime target for Oliver

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Comedian John Oliver devoted nearly 18 minutes of his weekly HBO show 'Last Week Tonight' on Aug.
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Updates, incentives help VW dealer retain staff

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Dealer Matthew Welch got creative to keep his staff on board and make new hires amid VW's scandal and declining new car sales.
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Amid VW scandal, salespeople bolt for rival

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Dealer Danny McKenna has seen staff walk out or refuse hire because of the VW diesel emission scandal. Here's how he's combat it.
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Updates aim to nudge Mazda upscale

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Mazda, the little automaker that could, is chugging into the near-premium space with updates to its core models.
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Helping partners manage risk is good business

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
As U.S. auto sales growth slows and margins shrink, tension is likely to increase between automakers and their suppliers.
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Uber's hard lesson: China is different

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
Uber's problematic business model has forced it out of China, not its 9.6 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) cash burn.
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Radio ID system welcomes service customers by name

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-08-22 01:01
A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.
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Bentley's new course begins with Bentayga

AutoNews - Sun, 2016-08-21 01:01
For Bentley and its U.S. dealers the Bentayga ultraluxury SUV marks an opportunity to reboot, repolish and chart a new course.
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Store turns Pokemon Go players into vehicle buyers

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-08-20 01:01
Street Toyota salesman Nick Schuman has found a way to catch Pokemon and customers at the same time. By playing off the latest craze, he can build rapport in a low-key way with consumers drawn to his store's lots.
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Operators see opportunity in sangria

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-08-19 16:38
Blog: Sangria is enjoying a new spurt of popularity

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Multi-unit operator pulls plug on ‘living wage’ surcharge

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-08-19 16:18
Restaurants Unlimited had added 1% line to checks in Portland, Ore. Restaurants Unlimited had added 1% line to checks in Portland, Ore.

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Amazon, Hyundai team up for on-demand test drives

AutoNews - Fri, 2016-08-19 15:19
An on-demand test-drive program in Los Angeles and Orange County will allow people to book test drives of Hyundai Motor America vehicles via Amazon's Prime Now service. . The program, "Prime Now. Drive Now.," will run this weekend and next weekend.
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Automotive marketing drives Woodward Dream Cruise

AutoNews - Fri, 2016-08-19 15:11
The Woodward Dream Cruise draws more than 1 million people north of Detroit every year for days of pure automotive bliss. All those eager eyeballs in one location means a prime marketing opportunity for the Detroit 3.
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