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Direct-sales ‘slippery slope' feared
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

For some dealers, concerns about such sales go beyond the fledgling EV manufacturers that want to follow Tesla’s lead. They worry the move could threaten the existing franchise system.

 

Bentley design floats this customer's boat
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

The luxury brand created a bespoke yacht cabin to match the interior of a Continental GT V8 coupe.

Toyota eyes personalized updates for better driving
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

By analyzing data collected from drivers, the automaker can tweak a vehicle's software for more sensitive braking, smoother acceleration or heavier steering.

Demanding consumer demand
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

Automakers are counting on consumer demand for EVs to meet their plans to produce them.

Highlights from the 'Daily Drive,' Automotive News' weekday podcast, June 4-10
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of Automotive News' weekday podcast, June 4-10, hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.

Dealer News

Mini rolls out online retail platform Mini Anywhere
Posted on Thursday June 17, 2021

The company is touting the new platform as a fully digital end-to-end shopping tool for customers who want to buy a car from any location.

AlixPartners: U.S. auto sales to hit 16.4 million in 2021
Posted on Wednesday June 16, 2021

Inventories, down 70 percent since the start of the year, should begin to recover by the fourth quarter, the consultancy said.

Score another one for offering more F&I products online
Posted on Wednesday June 16, 2021

A new study from F&I provider Protective Asset Protection underscores industry claims that more F&I product information is accessible online than ever before, and consumers are responding to the increased transparency.

Cox Automotive names Michele Parks chief people officer
Posted on Tuesday June 15, 2021

Janet Barnard, executive vice president and the current chief people officer, will retire at the end of the month.

Ford starts shipping Broncos to dealers
Posted on Tuesday June 15, 2021

Ford is banking on the long-awaited off-roader to generate big profits and steal market share from Jeep.

Mobility Report

FedEx, Nuro partner on autonomous delivery in Houston
Posted on Tuesday June 15, 2021

The partnership with the shipping giant marks Nuro's first foray into the logistics realm.

Hyundai accelerates air taxi efforts, COO says
Posted on Monday June 14, 2021

The Korean automaker is ahead of the timetable it previously laid out for rollout of the vehicles, Jose Munoz said.

This year, vehicles returning to the roads
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

One might draw the conclusion that vehicles in operation in the U.S. are set to shrink, based on what happened in 2020. But so far in 2021, the trend is reversing.

Toyota eyes personalized updates for better driving
Posted on Sunday June 13, 2021

By analyzing data collected from drivers, the automaker can tweak a vehicle's software for more sensitive braking, smoother acceleration or heavier steering.

GM's Super Cruise studied for how drivers actually use it
Posted on Saturday June 12, 2021

Drivers aren't inattentive once they turn on GM's driver-assist system. They're pioneering a new collaboration between motorist and machine, according to a new study.

Used Car Market

CarLotz shares start trading after reverse merger
Posted on Friday January 22, 2021

The company began trading shares Friday under the "LOTZ" ticker symbol. CarLotz CEO Michael Bor said going public should help raise the online used-car retailer's profile and visibility.

Used-car consignment store CarLotz to go public via merger
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020

The deal would make CarLotz the third major U.S. online car seller to go public this year, following in the trails of Vroom and Shift Technologies as online vehicle sales boom during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cars.com looks to shed part of Chicago headquarters
Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020

The move comes four months after the company announced a round of layoffs triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.

McLaren North America rebrands certified pre-owned program
Posted on Monday September 14, 2020

The British exotic brand, in the latest tweak to its North American retail operations, is retiring McLaren Qualified after seven years.

Intent to buy used stabilizes while new-car intent weakens, study finds
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2020

Between June and July, new-vehicle purchase intent in the U.S. declined 4 percent while used-vehicle intent rose 2 percent, according to a survey by McKinsey & Co. on how consumers are responding to COVID-19.


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