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U.S. auto sales poised for rare monthly decline

3:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
March could be just the sixth month since 2009 in which the U.S.... Read More »

Tesla advances in effort to expand in Ga., fails to gain entry to W.Va.

4:30 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/26/15 6:09 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
A bill before Georgia's governor would let Tesla add to its stores there, while West Virginia has rejected a proposal that would have allowed Tesla to sell directly to consumers in the state.... Read More »

Acura targets millennials in musical social campaign for ILX

5:29 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Acura is appealing to the musical tastes of millennials in a new social media campaign that expresses the energy of the sporty ILX sedan through...... Read More »

Dodge monkeys around with CGI in new ads

4:06 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Enforcing Dodge Law is serious business.... Read More »

GM switches ad agencies for Silverado

9:11 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
General Motors said it has moved its Chevrolet Silverado ad account from Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett to Interpublic's Commonwealth.... Read More »

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson fired by BBC

1:19 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
The BBC today dropped British "Top Gear" motoring show host Jeremy Clarkson, who built a global fan base while repeatedly causing offence with...... Read More »

Fewer photos prevents 'image fatigue,' used-car shopper report says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Too many photos in online used-vehicle listings can cause “image fatigue” for consumers, a study released today found.... Read More »

Hyundai aims for nearly 5% U.S. sales growth this year

7:16 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Hyundai Motor Co. aims to boost its U.S. sales by 4.... Read More »

BMW CEO sees EV initiatives helping i3 sales in key markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees political initiatives in a number of the carmaker's key markets as important in helping to boost sales of the i3...... Read More »

Giant Miller group reshuffles for the buy-sell bonanza

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
A drastic restructuring at the nation's fourth largest private dealership group is the latest sign of changing times in the auto retail business.... Read More »

J.D. Power, MarketShare alliance to help automakers balance marketing, incentive spending

3:04 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
J.D.... Read More »

2016 Jaguar F-Type to come with longer warranty, free maintenance

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Jaguar, aiming to keep the sales momentum going with its F-Type two-seat sports cars, will offer free maintenance and additional standard features on...... Read More »

Honda Fit EV lease price lowered to $199 per month

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda lowered the two-year lease price for its Fit EV electric hatchback to $199 per month, from $259, for current customers.... Read More »

POP GOES THE BIMMER

BMW tries to win shoppers' time back from third parties

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
BMW’s quiet opening of a neon-lit pop-up store in a California mall would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.... Read More »

Volkswagen will cut production, jobs at Russian plant

5:55 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Volkswagen said it will reduce shifts and lay off at least 150 workers at its car plant in Kaluga, Russia, as demand shrinks.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Each generation learns to go its own way

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
If the Gates family has learned anything in 87 years of operating dealerships, it's that each generation must forge its own business plan.... Read More »

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
The dealer featured this week is Harold Lucas, dealer at Lucas Chevrolet-Cadillac in Columbia, Tenn.... Read More »

Driving schools a chance to rev sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
BMW's Future Retail program includes two driving schools -- programs not only for customers but potential conquests.... Read More »

Penske tests Texas store's staffing program

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Penske Automotive Group has been so impressed with a program started at its Toyota store in Round Rock, Texas, aimed at converting Internet leads...... Read More »

A long drive: 100-year-old still selling Chevys

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Derrell Alexander has lived a century, and for most of that time, he's been on the showroom floor.... Read More »

Rising sums: A surge in share for the Japanese

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
After rising in 2014 by four-tenths of a point to 37.5 percent, Japanese automakers captured 38.2 percent in the first two months of 2015. U.S.... Read More »

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