Dealers upbeat ahead of spring sales time

Dealers, always an optimistic group, are supremely optimistic heading into the spring selling season. Federal tax changes appear to be the main reason. Those are some of the conclusions from the latest quarterly Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index, released today, March 19. The results from a first-quarter survey of dealers “blew me away,” said Jonathan […]

BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for two of Germany’s major premium brands the hunt for gold in South Korea continues. BMW’s and Mercedes-Benz’s sales are booming and, unlike Europe, diesels have been a major driver of the success. Typically, when experts talk about strategically […]

Continental subsidiary gets big lift in battle against hackers

When Continental bought Israel’s Argus Cyber Security it said the hacking-preventer would become part of its software subsidiary, Elektrobit. Alexander Kocher, the head of Elektrobit said the addition of Argus helped it eliminate a crucial “blank spot” from the car to the cloud. He explained the importance of this in an interview with Automotive News […]