The scalable system, which bases at $6,400 and rises to about $50,000 with all the bells and whistles, allows dealers to supply a thorough, data-driven printed diagnostic report to vehicle owners in minutes....More
Experian Automotive says leasing accounted for 23.7% of new-vehicles sold last year and 28.3% of all purchases made other than by cash. Meanwhile, loan terms are escalating, with nearly one in five new vehicles financed for more than 73 months....More
The one-time presidential candidate predicts a rollback in CAFE ratings, slams the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and calls for simpler income taxes and a free-market approach to health care as ways to boost the economy....More
The effort to polish up the luxury automaker’s showroom experience is spearheaded by the marque’s “Future Retail” program that will see U.S. dealers collectively spend $2.5 billion over the next five years to transform and expand showroom capacity 40%....More
The pricing gains are good news for auto makers, but for many consumers it is leading to downsizing. Loan terms are getting longer and higher prices are putting younger, first-time buyers in jeopardy....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.