A fire destroyed dozens of old Chevrolets at an upstate New York used-car store. HBO was using it in the filming of an upcoming miniseries.
For automakers, digital retailing is now seen as essential as other tools at franchised dealer, vendors say.
A top female executive at Ford came to Toyota's HQ with a message for the industry: "Women are underrepresented."
Japanese electric motor supplier Nidec Corp. will spend $849 million this year to acquire the automotive electronics company Omron.
Public ownership of big dealership groups helped transform an industry made up mostly of self-funded small businesses into one flush with cash from big banks and private-equity firms.