Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Kia dealerships change owners

Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Kia dealerships change owners

Sons Automotive added two stores Sons Automotive Group bought two dealerships in Montgomery, Ala., in part because they’re in a “single-point” market — that is, without competing, same-brand stores, said Clay Nalley, CEO of the Atlanta group. Sons Automotive on Jan. 17 bought the former Brewbaker Motors, a Stellantis dealership, and Brewbaker Kia, from selling…

Why used-car dealers are cautious despite strong demand

Why used-car dealers are cautious despite strong demand

When wholesale used-vehicle prices fell during the second half of 2022, many dealers chose to hold off on stocking inventory because they didn’t want to risk it declining on their books, said Chris Frey, senior manager of economic and industry insights for Cox Automotive. However, once the spring selling season drew near, dealers began slimming…

Watching how industries react to innovation efforts

Watching how industries react to innovation efforts

These are interesting times for retail technology in the auto industry, and I get to have a ringside seat. As the new retail technology reporter for Automotive NewsI’m looking for stories that can explain to readers the increasingly dramatic and ongoing retail technology transformation. I want to enlighten retailers about product innovations designed to make…

Nissan Is Considering a Small Electric Pickup Truck for the US

Nissan Is Considering a Small Electric Pickup Truck for the US

Report: Nissan Considering a Small Electric TruckNissan Nissan currently only sells the mid-size Frontier and the full-size Titan on American shores. With the Titan struggling to sell even half as well as domestic pickup-truck stalwarts such as the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500, it’s only a matter of time until Nissan puts its half-ton…