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Quick Spin: Daily mobility news for 1.18.2018

Good morning and welcome back to Quick Spin, where the mobility news is always a-flowin'. Grab some coffee and catch up on what you missed. -- Katie Burke


Mood brightens on NAFTA's prospects

Suppliers are increasingly optimistic that negotiators will come to an agreement on NAFTA that preserves benefits for the auto industry.

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Easing online journeys pays off for stores

A digital marketing tool used by two VW dealerships allows repeat visitors to their websites pick up where they left off during their last visit, and it's boosting lead generation.

2017 by the numbers

A roundup of miles, dollars and other numbers that occured to us as 2017 was winding down.

CarMax Q3 earnings rise 8.9%

CarMax said its net earnings rose 8.9 percent to $148 million in its third fiscal quarter from the year-earlier period, led by an 8.2 percent rise in used-vehicle sales.

Wildfires rattle Calif. dealership community

As the California wildfires push westward, curtains of ash and smoke continue to stifle dealership communities as they grapple with damage, customer slowdown and personal property loss.

UPDATED: 12/5/17 10:58 am ET - adds excise tax detail
Auto sector escapes big hits in Senate tax bill

The auto industry fared better, on balance, in the tax bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Saturday than in the earlier House version. Now the industry will try to hold onto those gains.

Vehicle subscription services expand

Do you plan to buy, lease or subscribe? That could be a common question from lenders and dealerships as vehicle subscription services grow as an alternative to car ownership in coming years.

GM offering 'flex cash' incentives

GM is offering a new incentive program for its Chevrolet dealers that some argue resembles controversial stair-step incentive plans and gives unfair advantages to larger retailers.

UPDATED: 11/16/17 5:56 pm ET - adds details
Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800

Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.

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