Toyota pumps mojo into redesigned Corolla

The revamped 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will hit the streets on a new platform and with a more powerful engine option and edgier design that gives off a more athletic look. The Corolla, consistently among the top-selling light vehicles in the U.S., faces persistent headwinds in a market shifting to light trucks.


Daimler Financial chairman's retirement spurs leadership changes at Mercedes-Benz captive

Peter Zieringer, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, will leave his post to lead Daimler Financial Services' European operations. Peter Henn will replace him.

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Volvo's subscription service copes with its success

Volvo's early success with its car subscription plan has put the company in an enviable position as automakers tinker with business models that don't revolve around traditional car ownership. But it has led to unforeseen challenges, namely a backlog of orders and tension with dealers.

Retailer prioritizes female service providers

At Carter Myers Automotive, 18 of 40 service advisers — 45 percent — are women. That puts the retailer well beyond its peers, and the dealership group is reaping benefits in parts-and-service sales and customer outreach.

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Volvo, citing U.S.-China trade dispute, shuffles production plans

Volvo canceled plans to export S60 sedans from its first U.S. plant to China, just months after starting output. Volvo also will stop importing XC60 SUVs and dramatically reduce shipments of S90 sedans from China to the U.S.

Asbury puts store expansion on its to-do list

Asbury Automotive executives said the group is interested in entering new markets as well as acquiring "tuck-in" stores, generally described as one or two stores that help round out a retailer's presence in an existing market.

AutoNation: Which new products need boost?

Next year, AutoNation will be ready to hand off its brand extension strategy to a new leader and decide in which elements of the brand extension to invest its capital and management expertise.


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