Ford stockpiles 2017 F-150s to test new transmissions

Ford is stockpiling 2017 model F-150 trucks, delaying delivery to dealers while it runs final tests on a new 10-speed transmission, a top executive said. The trucks should be delivered by the end of the year, Joe Hinrichs, head of Ford's automotive operations in the Americas, said in an interview on Monday.

AutoNation's about-face draws fire from 2 Senate Democrats

A duo of Senate Democrats who've introduced legislation aimed at preventing the sale of used vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls blasted

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Dodge Viper's Canadian run has come to an end

FCA is reportedly re-opening the order process for the final production run of the Dodge Viper, but only in the United States as multiple Ontario dealerships say they have been unable to order the sports car.

Ask happy customers to share their experience

Take advantage of positive feedback, suggests Rick Kurtz, senior vice president of distribution at Protective Asset Protection. “When a consumer has a positive experience, ask them to share it, not just with you, but with their friends,” he said. “Sharing the positive outcomes of purchasing an F&I product on social media or other online channels allows customers to better understand the value of the product from a source they trust.”

Auto/Mate Names Patrick Reilly as New Head of Marketing

Albany, N.Y. – December 5th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that Patrick Reilly has joined its team as the new Head of Marketing. Reilly brings more than 25 years professional experience in marketing research, advertising, branding and strategy for technology companies and agencies.

Ford stockpiles 2017 F-150s to test new transmissions

Ford is stockpiling 2017 model F-150 trucks, delaying delivery to dealers while it runs final tests on a new 10-speed transmission, a top executive said. The trucks should be delivered by the end of the year, Joe Hinrichs, head of Ford's automotive operations in the Americas, said in an interview on Monday.

Chevrolet midsize crossover spotted

GM has been spotted testing a vehicle that could be Chevrolet’s upcoming midsize crossover planned to slot between the Equinox and Traverse. The vehicle, expected to be called the Blazer, would be the same size as the 2017 GMC Acadia, which is noticeably smaller than the first-generation Acadia.

GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 models

In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.

2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar: Old school performance with alacrity

Volvo's competitors to the BMW M and the Mercedes AMG vehicles are called Polestars. They come in two flavors: sedan and wagon, S60 and V60. For 2017, Volvo introduced the second generation, which replaces the old transverse mounted inline-six with Volvo's own 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. Here are some reviews:

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