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UPDATED: 3/20/18 5:03 pm ET - adds FTC statement
Feds reject CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate

CDK Global's planned acquisition of Auto/Mate, a smaller provider of dealership management systems, has been blocked by the Federal Trade Commission. The move would have bolstered CDK's positioning at the lower end of the DMS market and removed a smaller rival.

Unorthodox dealer expands empire

New England dealer David Rosenberg will now lead one of the largest groups in the nation after the combination of Prime Motor and stores owned by GPB Capital.

VW brand goal: 5% U.S. share in 10 years

The global head of Volkswagen said the brand is aiming for "around 5 percent market share" in the United States in the next ten years, a goal that would more than double its current position.

NADA launches dealership job initiative

The National Automobile Dealers Association is stepping up efforts to help the nation's new-car dealers recruit career-oriented employees, especially technicians.

FCA sets 2019 Ram 1500 prices from $33,340

Base pricing for the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will start at $33,340, including delivery -- a price that will place the pickup, in its lowest-priced configuration, $1,350 more than the 2018 model.

UPDATED: 2/27/18 3:06 pm ET - adds details
Lithia buys more stores near Pittsburgh

Lithia Motors expanded its presence in Pittsburgh with the purchase of Day Automotive Group. Day is estimated to generate $340 million in annual revenue.

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