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Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by the Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.


Mitsubishi plans for U.S. growth -- alone, for now

Mitsubishi's new three-year business plan identifies a U.S. resurgence as a key target. But lingering U.S. antitrust concerns under Nissan's new control will mean doing it alone.

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UPDATED: 10/20/17 3:51 pm ET - adds BMW statement
BMW boycott sought by Jesse Jackson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.

NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding

New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA midyear report says.

UPDATED: 10/19/17 6:15 am ET - adds link
How a move to N.Y. is reshaping Cadillac

In the three years that Johan de Nysschen has been running Cadillac, he has moved the global headquarters to New York's SoHo and has pushed sales to their highest levels in three decades.

UPDATED: 10/10/17 4:04 pm ET - adds link
Porsche launches subscription pilot in Atlanta

Drivers in Atlanta can subscribe to drive a Porsche as part of a pilot program beginning in November. Porsche Passport will give members flexible access to Porsche's sports cars and other vehicles.

UPDATED: 9/11/17 5:18 pm ET - adds details
Irma forces dealerships, ports to close

Tropical storm Irma swung further west than expected but still hammered the auto industry in the Southeast, cutting power and closing ports. Some Florida dealers plan to reopen Tuesday.

Houston dealers assess damage

Virgil Skinner, past chairman of the Houston dealers association, laid out what he expects his peers to do in the next few days. The message he is sending is that the post-Harvey recovery will be tedious and painful, but vital. "It's going to take the better part of a week for dealers to actually get into their stores, assess the damage and come up with a plan to get back in business," Skinner said. "Not just for themselves but especially for the employees."

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