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BMW Super Bowl ad compares i3 with early Internet

Automotive Business Review - il y a 3 heures 6 min
In BMW's Super Bowl spot, the brand is casting its electric i3 hatchback as an ahead-of-its-time concoction that needs some explaining -- just like the Internet back in 1994.

Japanese carmakers risk commoditisation

Financial Times - il y a 4 heures 43 min
Autonomous driving based on complex software attracts new entrants including Google

Porsche works to deliver more Macans to U.S. dealerships

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Porsche is working to increase supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to US dealers in 2015. Wait times for Macan buyers have been six months or more since it went on sale last May.

Volvo's revival plan 'starts now'

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
After its U.S. market share fell to the lowest level since 1978, Volvo has put its global product strategy chief in charge of North America and significantly boosted its marketing budget in preparation for an upcoming blitz of new vehicles.

Retailers set the pace in shareholder return for 2014

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Publicly traded U.S.-based auto retailers continued to build shareholder value in 2014, while global automakers and suppliers returned to earth.

Viewing the 2015 Detroit show through a designer's eyes

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
To get a read on the visual appeal of this year's Detroit auto show, we sought a designer's perspective on the Ford GT, Chevy Bolt and Infiniti Q60.

Family feud disrupts DARCARS

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
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.

Super Bowl advertisers hype their messages early and often

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
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."

How VW veered off target

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
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.

Renegade comes through, on-road and off

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
When Jeep introduced the Compass -- and later, its platform mate, the Patriot -- with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmissions, it was derided by the faithful as an affront to the brand's off-road heritage.

Nissan steps back from cutting-edge offerings

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Nissan and its luxury Infiniti sibling have mellowed in their message of cutting-edge future products as 2015 begins. Missing from talking points this month at the Detroit auto show was any discussion of recent racy concepts.

With Titan, Nissan aims for 'white space' below biggest pickups

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Nissan has a new strategy for scratching out a piece of Detroit's full-size pickup market: It will stop chasing cowboys. And it will instead think about Roman gladiators, Spartacus, NFL football players, and maybe even flesh-eating zombies.

As the new year begins, Sonic goes shopping

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Sonic Automotive Inc. plans to buy more dealerships in 2015 than the four it bought last year.

Dealers see another good year in 2015

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Dealers expect 2015 to be another good year, though perhaps not quite as good as 2014.

Hyundai's new infotainment strategy: Leveraging smartphone apps

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Over the next few years, Hyundai plans to remove CD players from mainstream cars such as the Elantra and Sonata as it rolls out an infotainment system called Display Audio that's built around Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto interfaces.

Suppliers dream up future innovations. Will automakers bite?

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Suppliers try to look over the horizon and craft new features and equipment for autos.

Chevy store redo goes above and beyond

Automotive Business Review - 26 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Keith McCluskey put on steroids the Apple Inc.-like approach that many dealers are using to modernize their customers' experience.

Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan mid-size sedan project stalls

Automotive Business Review - 25 janv. 2015 - 05:01
A plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance to supply Mitsubishi dealers with a mid-sized sedan has stalled, according to a senior US Mitsubishi executive.

Mitsubishi, Nissan mid-size sedan project stalls

Automotive Business Review - 25 janv. 2015 - 05:01
A plan for Nissan to supply Mitsubishi dealers with a mid-sized sedan has stalled, according to a senior U.S. Mitsubishi executive.

Hyundai plans incentives, run-out packages for Elantra

Automotive Business Review - 25 janv. 2015 - 05:01
Hyundai is less than a year away from redesigning the Elantra compact car, its most popular US model.
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