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Former Ford digital exec Monty joins PR and social media firm

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 14:16
Scott Monty, Ford's former social media chief who left the automaker two months ago, is joining Shift Communications, a public relations and social media agency with offices in Boston, San Francisco and New York.

Asbury posts Q2 double-digit profit, revenue gains

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 12:07
Improving car sales and a double-digit revenue jump helped drive second-quarter profits up 33 percent at Asbury Automotive Group, as all parts of its business showed gains, the auto retailer said today.

Asbury Q2 profit up 33%

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 12:07
Asbury Automotive Group posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by strong demand for luxury vehicles.

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 11:00
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but high enough to easily top the magazine's road test scores for the Cadillac ATS and...

Opel/Vauxhall to woo budget clients with low-end cars, report says

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 08:09
Opel plans to build a range of entry-level cars to recapture the type of budget customer who in the past bought Chevrolet cars, a report said.

Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 05:01
A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette. Say, for instance, a car shopper builds a shiny red SUV in an automaker's online configurator.

Mercedes-Benz coins phrase; Fiat embraces heritage

Automotive Business Review - 22 juill. 2014 - 05:01
"#ThatAMGFeeling," likens driving the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG to sky-diving, surfing, and staring up at the night sky

Group 1 acquires Munday dealerships in Houston

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 20:59
Group 1 Automotive, the third-largest auto dealer group based in the United States, has acquired Houston dealerships Munday Chevrolet and Munday Mazda, the company said today.

Tesla idles California plant to retool for electric SUVs

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 20:37
Tesla Motors today halted production at its sole assembly plant for the first time for a revamp the company said is necessary to speed Model S output and prepare it to make electric crossovers.

Toyota defends U.S. Hispanic market lead as segment grows

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 14:41
Toyota plans to remain the top-selling auto brand among Hispanic customers in the United States as competing automakers boost efforts to win a bigger share of business from the nation's largest ethnic minority group.

Russia's Severstal sells U.S. steel plants to AK Steel, Steel Dynamics

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 13:48
Russia's Severstal said it agreed to sell its two steel plants in the United States for $2.3 billion, withdrawing from the market at a time of rising tension between Russia and the West and turning its focus to its domestic business.

UK duo’s dream car draws wealthy car fans

Financial Times - 21 juill. 2014 - 12:56
Priced at £95,000 plus VAT, the Mono – dubbed by one reviewer as ‘part art installation, part race car’ – has 200 orders, with most for export

Volvo, ABB to develop fast-charging buses

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 12:22
Swiss engineering group ABB and Volvo said they were setting up a global partnership to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with fast-charging systems.

BMW defends plan to build bigger SUV

Financial Times - 21 juill. 2014 - 12:09
Chief executive says there is no contradiction between the company’s carbon emission goals and its decision to build a bigger SUV

Why refresh Expedition? For Texans, Saudis

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The Ford Expedition, the last full-sized, truck-based, body-on-frame SUV in Ford's lineup, is getting a new look, a new engine and a load of new technology for the 2015 model year.

Automotive News to host dealer conference at NADA

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.

Ticket to Automotive Hall of Fame: Great ideas, staying power, impact

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
This year's Automotive Hall of Fame inductees -- Keith Crain, Ferdinand Piech, Dave Power and Alex Tremulis -- have a lot in common.

Automotive News hosts dealer conference at NADA

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.

Dealers' phones ring again

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Because of the ubiquitous smart phone, car shoppers are flooding dealerships with phone calls instead of e-mail inquiries. The sudden change in consumer behavior has dealers pushing employees to brush up on an ancient skill: answering the telephone.

A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable

Automotive Business Review - 21 juill. 2014 - 05:01
If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the family that controls Fiat...
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