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BMW ends Z4 output with successor due in late '17 or early '18

BMW has ended production of its slow-selling Z4 roadster and won't have a replacement until a two-seater being developed with Toyota goes on sale in late 2017 or early 2018.

No office for the CEO. Just a locker

Employees in Volvo Car USA's redesigned office in Rockleigh, N.J., don't have permanent workspaces or landline phones. Executives say the open layout fosters communication and collaboration.

For Lamborghini dealer, Instagram clicks

Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports Lamborghini in North Miami Beach, Fla., primarily uses social media such as Instagram to promote the muscular, aggressive-looking exotic cars he sells.

Volvo adds performance targets to margin

Volvo Car USA has revamped its dealer margin, tying part of it to performance, says its U.S. chief.

Lagging infrastructure slows fuel cell growth, Lentz says

Toyota remains committed to hydrogen cars, but a lack of infrastructure has slowed its plans, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz.

Subaru starts second phase of FOX service program

Subaru of America CEO expects up to 80 more dealers to sign up a second phase of the Fix Operations Expansion or FOX service expansion program.

Jaguar to kick off performance line with 200-mph F-Type coupe

The first model in Jaguar's SVR performance line will be a F-Type coupe with 575 hp and a top speed of 200 mph.

BMW plug-in hybrids to get iPerformance badge

BMW will badge hybrid versions of its mainstream nameplates as iPerformance to highlight the link to technology developed for its i subbrand.

JLR unveils new store design

Jaguar Land Rover is rolling out a new dealership facility standard that's designed to feature both brands in a dual store. The new corporate identity program called Arch is global and mandatory.

Subaru expects big sales gains from '17 Impreza

Subaru of America expects to boost sales of its redesigned Impreza as much as 33 percent thanks to fresh styling, handling improvements and better fuel economy.

The only thing stopping Subaru: Product supply

Subaru's popularity is growing, and the only impediment to its growth is product availability, says Rocky DiChristofano, chairman of the Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board.

BMW has ultraluxe $100K X7 in works

BMW will sell two versions of its new X7 crossover - the already announced seven-seater and a $100,000-plus four-seater with a distinct look, said Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales.

Volvo dealers optimistic but want more results

Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board, says the brand's annual U.S. sales need to reach 100,000 vehicles to give dealers the impetus to make further investments in their stores.

BMW dealers are clamoring for more crossovers

BMW needs to better balance its crossover supply with passenger cars to meet demand and stop pushing cars, says Damon Shelly, chairman of the BMW National Dealer Forum.