Building an elaborate pregame hype machine reflects a growing trend among Super Bowl advertisers: To get the most bang for the buck from the biggest advertising event of the year, use social media early and often — emphasis on “early.”
Tamara Darvish, a well-known face of the DARCARS dealership group, filed a lawsuit against her father, John Darvish Sr., and the company he founded. The suit will have a ripple effect on the chain’s 22 dealerships, experts say.
Competition has heated up, the Jetta and Passat have cooled off, and with back-to-back yearly declines, VW has missed out on a key boom period in US auto sales — a sore spot with dealers who made big bets on sustained sales growth.
When car companies do business with Apple Inc. or Google Inc., they like to say they are dealing with a “partner” — not a supplier. It’s becoming clear that they won’t always be silent partners.
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will have the driver-controlled battery regeneration system used in the Cadillac ELR.
Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia’s sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there.
Car executives typically don’t talk about future models more than a year before they hit showrooms for fear of dampening enthusiasm for the current one. But in the case of the Chevrolet Malibu, there’s not much enthusiasm to dampen.
Volvo’s online vehicle sales in the United States will resemble a lead-generating service, with shoppers selecting a model and putting down a deposit, the company’s U.S. chief says.
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Plummeting gasoline prices have shaken up some of the mathematical calculations that made diesel an attractive alternative fuel for efficiency-minded drivers.
Interior designers are working to concentrate more of a vehicle’s critical information directly in front of the driver and away from center-stack display screens.
They held an electronics extravaganza in the desert last week — and a car show broke out.
Michelle Christensen, exterior design project leader for the NSX, is the first woman to lead a design team working on a supercar.
Jaguar executives say they hope to gain “relevance” — and a windfall in sales — with next year’s US launch of the all-new F-Pace crossover and XE compact sedan.
In an hourlong discussion at the Automotive News World Congress, Tesla’s Elon Musk offered several pearls of Elonthink and a few prized revelations about his personal life.
A showdown between Ford’s GT and the Acura NSX supercars quickly became the talk of the Detroit auto show, after Ford’s surprise entry managed to upstage the much-anticipated Acura.
The promise of social media helping dealers to sell cars has yet to be realized, says Mike Accavitti, Acura division general manager.
Dealers are seeing a huge expansion of General Motors’ Courtesy Transportation Program, a bid to create better loyalty via the service lane and by getting more people to try vehicles.
Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Toledo Assembly Complex are expected to stop their lines for a few minutes late this week to acknowledge something they’ve never done before: build over 500,000 Jeeps in one year.
In replacing its widely derided MyFord Touch infotainment system, Ford gathered more outside input than it had ever considered in developing an entire vehicle.
In 2011, New York City awarded Nissan the exclusive contract to supply all of the taxis sold there for 10 years. So far, the contract has given Nissan little to celebrate.
Suppliers, regulators, automakers and consumers are struggling to understand the scope and implications of a defect in Takata airbags that has led to recalls of millions of vehicles.
In Japan, automakers achieve recall rates that automakers in North America could only dream of.
UAW President Dennis Williams said longtime auto workers deserve a wage increase after going without one for nearly a decade.
Driven by surging Mexican factories, North American light-vehicle production in 2014 is headed for the second-highest level on record. Full-year 2014 output for the United States, Mexico and Canada will total 17.
December was once a sleepy month for auto sales but now it’s one of the top-selling periods, year after year, as consumers and many of the industry’s marketing minds have embraced the notion of cars as holiday gifts.
Dodge, recast as a performance brand, plans to use three high-powered halo vehicles and new advertising aimed at younger buyers to keep sales steady in 2015. In May, Dodge gave up to the Chrysler brand its previous role as FCA US’s full-range brand.
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Mercedes-Benz basically invented the automobile. And judging from its new prototype for a self-driving luxury car, it may be an old-guard company like Mercedes — not a newcomer like Google Inc. — that reinvents the automobile for the next century.
With industry light-vehicle sales soaring toward 17 million and transaction prices at record highs, the dealer-factory meetings set for this week in San Francisco threaten to break out into hug fests.
Subaru, gunning for a seventh straight year of record U.S. sales, hopes to get an additional boost by bringing its retail network in Sunbelt states in line with those of rivals.
Hyundai Motor America, despite concerns from some analysts, is ready to handle a wave of vehicles coming off lease, CEO Dave Zuchowski promises.
GM is using the Year of the Recall to reinforce the importance of operating a business development center, on both the sales and service sides of the dealership.