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Rivian expects lower prices than previously announced

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:50

CEO R.J. Scaringe declined to say how many prospective buyers have so far spent $1,000 on a refundable deposit to hold their spot for a Rivian, but he said the reaction had been "really positive."

A century of Mazda milestones

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 05:00

Mazda wasn't always Mazda, and the company it was born from didn't always make cars.

Subaru plots EV strategy, despite doubts about U.S.

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 05:00

The brand's plan calls for 40 percent of global sales from full electrics or hybrid vehicles by 2030. But executives aren't bullish about the vehicles' sales prospects in the U.S.

Genesis GV80 Super Bowl ad is launch of new brand identity

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 05:00

Armed with its new crossover, Genesis is leveraging the Super Bowl, celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, a new logo and the Young Luxury slogan to raise its American profile.

PSA to repatriate staff from China's Wuhan area

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 19:07

PSA said that 38 people would be evacuated and that the initiative will be executed in full collaboration with the Chinese authorities and the French general consulate.

When Mazda gambled on a rotary engine

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:00

To set itself apart in the 1960s, the automaker turned to German technology, and the rotary engine helped kickstart the Mazda brand around the world.

Virus sparks another China crisis

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:00

Global travel restrictions could jeopardize automotive projects in China, especially in the industry hub of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus. 

Unifor confident with Canada at crossroads

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:00

Union President Jerry Dias says he expects to maintain jobs during 2020 Detroit 3 labor talks. Analysts, meanwhile, forecast Canadian production to fall in the coming years.

WEEKEND DRIVE PODCAST: Dale Pollak's 'good news-bad news' story

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:00

Dealership software innovator and author Dale Pollak is making a 'fundamental shift' in strategy as retailers see net profitability slip on the used-vehicle front.  
  

FCA seeks dismissal of GM racketeering suit

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 01:11

FCA, citing "fatal flaws" and "hyperbolic assertions," laid out six points that it believes make GM's lawsuit, alleging bribery of UAW officials, worthy of dismissal.

German protesters claim Tesla is 'stealing our water'

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 19:23

Politicians, unions and industry groups have welcomed Tesla to Germany, saying the automaker will bring jobs to the region, but environmental concerns drove hundreds of locals to the streets on Saturday.

Snapchat ads get young buyers' attention

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 05:00

In one example, a California dealership spent just $700 on Snapchat filters during a local surfing contest that drew 200,000 views.

Popular GMC subbrands Denali, AT4 attract more diverse customers

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 05:00

The hugely successful Denali line and an expanded collection of AT4 off-roaders are poised to soon make up about half of GMC's sales, and the brand could add a family of Hummer electric trucks.

Raised pickups help boost Mich. VW store

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 05:00

LaFontaine Volkswagen of Dearborn's used-vehicle collection includes an assortment of lifted pickups to draw customers to the store and generate new sales.

WEEKEND DRIVE PODCAST: Why education is key to overcoming subscription 'hurdles'

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 03:00

Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke says vehicle subscription programs are poised to cause "substantial disruption" this year. Plus, analyzing U.S. retail and fleet sales.

N.J. governor signs bill giving $5,000 rebates for EVs

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:58

New Jersey, where transportation accounts for about half of greenhouse gas emissions, joins about a dozen other states that have targets for electric-vehicle adoption.

DealerSocket co-founder files suit challenging Auto/Mate deal

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:14

Co-Founder Brad Perry contends some members of the DealerSocket board, along with CEO Sejal Pietrzak, conspired with majority shareholder Vista Equity Partners to force the acquisition.

Serpentini Auto Group acquires three Pat O'Brien dealerships in Ohio

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 20:05

The addition of Pat O'Brien Chevrolet locations outside of Cleveland gives Serpentini a total of six Chevy dealerships in northeast Ohio.

Fisker targets Europe with Ocean EV

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:55

Fisker will initially target European markets where it has received the most deposits for the electric crossover.

Canadian billionaire becomes front-runner for Aston Martin stake, report says

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:10

Lawrence Stroll has been discussing a potential investment of about $261 million in the British luxury carmaker, Bloomberg reported.