David E. Zoia

David
E. Zoia
Editorial Director,
WardsAuto

Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.

Articles
eBay: Have Buyers, Need More Dealer Inventory
eBay Motors’ Brian Murphy has a simple message for car dealers when it comes to posting models for sale on the e-commerce site: “If you’re going to list one, list them all. Put them up there, because we have more buyers than vehicles.”
Focus Turns to Digitizing F&I as Need for Speed Increases
Consumers now can get better financing information and apply for loans online, and dealers are beginning to post detailed information on other F&I products, as pressure mounts to whittle time from the car-buying process.
Focus Turns to Digitizing F&I as Need for Speed Increases
Consumers now can get better financing information and apply for loans online, and dealers are beginning to post detailed information on other F&I products, as pressure mounts to whittle time from the car-buying process.
VW Confirms Tiguan Headed to Mexico
The automaker will invest $1 billion to bring Tiguan production to North America. Output is expected to reach 500 units per day once in full swing at the Puebla plant.
Lotus Eyes Increased Production, Rolls Out New Evora 400
The sports coupe is said to be faster and better handling, with 0-60 mph acceleration that’s a full 6 seconds faster than the previous-generation model.
GM Leans on SUVs, Trucks to Reel-In February Sales Gain
Gains at Chevrolet, posting its best February since 2008, and GMC drove the overall positive results, as Buick and Cadillac recorded declines.
FCA Sales Rise in February But Weather May Have Limited Gain 1
The Dodge and Fiat brands were the weak links in the automaker’s results, but newer models from both performed well.
VW Concept Glimpse of Future Design Cues, Upscale Direction 2
The automaker says its Sport Coupe Concept GTE slots in the C-segment above the Passat and CC models and would be aimed at buyers looking for the functionality of a large hatchback with the interior space of a sedan.
Audi’s Second-Gen R8 Lighter, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient
The super coupe’s V-10 now incorporates cylinder deactivation and both direct and indirect injection, features that help boost fuel-economy some 10%. The car has the ability to go fast too, hitting 62 mph from a standstill in as little as 3.2 seconds.
Georgia Steps Up Auto Industry Push With Mercedes HQ, Rumored JLR Talks  6
Officials say the UAW’s recent push to organize Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant is helping drive more business to their state, where labor rates remain low and unionization has seen a steady decline.
Infiniti QX30 Concept to Lift Cover in Geneva
There are no details on the model just yet, but a sneak peek released of the upcoming CUV indicates the design is just as quirky as Nissan said it would be.
Ford Begins Year on Strong Note 1
The all-new F-150 is off to a hot start, the automaker says, with transaction prices up $2,100 from year-ago and high-end King Ranch and Platinum models flying off dealer lots.
Jeep, Ram Continue to Lead FCA in U.S.
The SUV brand saw its best January ever, while the Ram marked its 57th-straight month of year-over-year sales gains.
Better Test Drives and Service, Quicker Throughput on Toyota’s Radar Screen
Toyota is shifting its focus to improving the test-drive experience and streamlining sales and service procedures for buyers, in some cases with programs it will launch with Scion, still considered its test-bed brand for new retailing initiatives.
Better Test Drives and Service, Quicker Throughput on Toyota’s Radar Screen
Toyota is shifting its focus to improving the test-drive experience and streamlining sales and service procedures for buyers, in some cases with programs it will launch with Scion, still considered its test-bed brand for new retailing initiatives.
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