Amy Wilson

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Recall battle shifts to states

State dealer associations are going to their legislatures seeking -- and getting -- new protections they say dealers need to cope with the burden of unrepaired vehicles on their lots, especially as the Takata airbag recalls...

Mercedes signals flexibility on dealer training

In response to dealer pushback, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is working on a plan to shift dealership leadership training from West Point to regional sites across the country.

M-B pickup decision will be 'whenever'

Mercedes-Benz USA's new CEO says no timetable exists for deciding whether to bring a new midsize pickup under development to the U.S.

Porsche speeds ahead with 911 turbo; purists fret

Porsche's U.S. leader thinks sales of the iconic 911 can go higher. Potential buyers nervous about the nameplate's move to turbocharged engines who test out the cars will be won over by its improvements, he says.

Porsche to sell Panamera wagon in U.S.

Porsche continues to expand its product offering outside traditional sports cars. The brand's U.S. CEO confirms Porsche will begin selling a wagon variant of its Panamera sports sedan in the U.S.

AutoNation, TrueCar kiss and make up

Here's how TrueCar successfully wooed AutoNation to resume using it as a third-party lead provider, reversing their bitter July 2015 split.

Mercedes helps dealers weather Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz USA will pay dealers as much as $1,775 per month for new and used vehicles with recalled Takata airbags that are stuck in their inventory under a stop-sale order.

AutoNation eases recall policy over Takata airbags

AutoNation is changing one of the key tenets of its policy not to sell any vehicle with an open recall.

Dave Smith owners rev up brand growth plans

After rejecting acquisition overtures for years, Dave Smith Auto finally found a suitor that shared its rapid-expansion goals.

Tough competition for talent driving wage growth in dealerships

The dealership labor market is tightening as retailers hire additional employees and pay them more, the annual NADA Data report shows.

Porsche Macan grounded in 13 CARB states

A CARB certification slowdown has frozen shipments of 2017 model Porsche Macans bound for 13 states. The slowdown is part of the fallout from the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

Porsche to revamp vehicle loaner program

Porsche is changing its loaner program to get more vehicles into dealer fleets. New vehicle launches could mean another sales record in the U.S.

Record profit, flat margin for stores

The average dealership in the U.S. set another profit record in 2015 as total dealership sales continued to rise. But the average dealership profit margin remained flat for the fifth straight year at 2.

Macan forecast to be Porsche's top-seller

With two new models and increased U.S. allocation, the Porsche Macan is likely to become the brand's top-selling nameplate in 2016. The compact crossover would bump its big brother, the Cayenne crossover, from the top spot.

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