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FCA Sales Streak Stalls With Automaker's Revised Formula

By Jennifer Newman on July 26, 2016


CARS.COM — Facing questions on its sales reporting method, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use a new formula to report its monthly sales, the automaker said in a press release Tuesday. Under this new methodology, the automaker's sales gain streak, which… Read More

FCA Sales Streak Stalls With Automaker's Revised Formula

By Jennifer Newman on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Facing questions on its sales reporting method, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use a new formula to report its monthly sales, the automaker said in a press release Tuesday. Under this new methodology, the automaker's sales gain streak, which… Read More

FCA Sales-Reporting Lawsuit Escalates to Federal Probe

By Matt Schmitz on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — A lawsuit by a suburban-Chicago car dealership alleging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid off dealers to help the automaker inflate its monthly sales numbers has now ballooned into a federal investigation. The Associated Press is reporting that both… Read More

Rental Car Recall Legislation Goes Into Effect Today

By Aaron Bragman on June 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Legislation approved in 2015 and effective today makes it illegal for rental car companies to rent a car with an open recall. Previously, laws only forbade companies from selling a car that had unfixed recalls, but renting one… Read More

Google Tests Waze App for Carpooling Commuters

By Matt Schmitz on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Motorists already use Google's Waze app to get crowd-sourced traffic info for the smoothest driving route available. But now Google parent Alphabet is testing Waze as a means of commuting to work in a convenient carpool of two.… Read More

Nissan Bails Out Mitsubishi

By Fred Meier on May 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Nissan has stepped in to rescue struggling Mitsubishi Motors, the companies announced today. Nissan will pay about $2.2 billion for a more than 34 percent stake, which gives it control of Mitsubishi under Japanese law. Mitsubishi has been… Read More

Tesla Model 3 Design Not Final

By Jennifer Geiger on May 11, 2016

CARS.COM — More than 300,000 people already have plunked down money to reserve Tesla's new Model 3, but Reuters is reporting that Tesla has said the compact sedan's design hasn't been finalized yet. The automaker says the Model 3 will… Read More

Report: Buick Questions Verano's Future

By Jennifer Geiger on May 10, 2016

CARS.COM — As gas prices remain relatively low, and sales of crossovers and SUVs continue to climb, sedans are on the chopping block. The latest causality of this trend could be the Buick Verano, USA Today reports. Buick will reportedly… Read More

Timely Repairs Elusive as Takata Recall Reaches 1 in 4 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The massive ongoing recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators continues to have far-reaching ramifications this week, as the number of recalled airbags effectively doubled. With Wednesday's announcement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was… Read More

Used, Pre-Owned Leases Grow as Off-Lease Cars Flood Market

By Matt Schmitz on April 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Cars returned after their lease term expires are getting a new lease on life. As leasing occupies a rapidly increasing share of new-car transactions, automakers' captive lenders are having to figure out what to do with the commensurately… Read More

Automakers Push for Higher Octane to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

By Matt Schmitz on April 15, 2016

CARS.COM — As cars get more efficient, fuel could become costlier for consumers. Automakers are pushing for the U.S. to embrace higher-octane gasoline to help meet the increasingly stringent federal fuel economy and carbon-emissions standards by the 2025 deadline. While… Read More