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Ally’s six-year bailout to end as U.S. sells $1.25 billion stake

7:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014
Ally Financial said the Treasury will sell its remaining $1.25 billion stake in the auto lender, resolving one the largest bailouts from the financial crisis six years ago.... Read More »

U.S. gas prices drop below $2.50 a gallon, boosting year-end auto sales

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014 | UPDATED: 12/18/14 5:51 pm ET - adds details
U.S. drivers are paying less than $2.50 a gallon at the gasoline pump for the first time in more than five years, giving a lift to year-end car sales.... Read More »

Dealertrack expands beyond U.S. with acquisition of German software provider

11:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014
Dealer software giant Dealertrack Technologies is expanding beyond North America with the acquisition of incadea, a dealer software provider based in...... Read More »

GM, Audi and Jaguar halt car sales in Russia on ruble's collapse

7:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014
General Motors, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped selling cars in Russia this week, deciding that taking a timeout from the market was...... Read More »

U.S. market has never been more competitive, IHS says

7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014
The battle for market share among the largest eight automakers in the U.S.... Read More »

AutoTrader.com joins rivals in offering dealership reviews

11:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014
AutoTrader is adding dealer reviews to its website after long resisting them.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler exports from Brazil to Mexico after more than 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014
Fiat Chrysler has resumed exports from Brazil to Mexico after a more than three-year hiatus due to weak Brazilian demand and a more favorable...... Read More »

Low-cost carmakers outperform as European car sales rise 1% in November

3:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014
New-car registrations in Europe rose 1 percent last month, with budget brands beating the market as nervous consumers kept a tight lid on spending.... Read More »

Volvo to skip most auto shows; focus will be on Detroit, Geneva, China

2:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Volvo is shifting its focus from auto shows to market more directly to buyers as part of a broader realignment of its marketing efforts that will...... Read More »

Volvo will launch online car sales, skip most auto shows

2:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Volvo will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models, offering all its car lines digitally in all its markets.... Read More »

Hyundai moves money to regain mojo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Determined not to let hard-won market share gains slip away, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is redirecting marketing dollars and asking for...... Read More »

Where are the GM program vehicles?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
The flow of retired rental vehicles that General Motors normally sells at auction to its dealers has slowed to a trickle since mid-November, dealers...... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Urban-living trend a chance to branch out and up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Few dealers would get far offering a $2,500-a-month lease. Not on a car, anyway.... Read More »

Ford deploys kiosks to push F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
But even before the new Ford F-150s arrive in showrooms in large numbers, some dealerships can give shoppers a good look at the redesigned pickup...... Read More »

Retired rentals ding prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
The talk in remarketing circles has been about how the rising tide of off-lease vehicles will push used-car prices down.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

How auto dealers gained our esteem

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Several trends in business and technology favor local merchants, including auto dealers, over national conglomerates in terms of treating customers...... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Revolving doors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
The challenges facing sales consultants are familiar: long and irregular hours, uncertain and variable pay and relatively low income.... Read More »

Fleet and retail even out as year end nears

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Fleet sales grew at a faster pace than retail volume in November, bringing both channels into balance as the year nears a close.... Read More »

For Murphy, building up charity is the next move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Mike Murphy's plan to embed his Volkswagen of Oakland dealership into a mixed-use development that includes housing may be one of his final acts in...... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Dealers featured this week include Willie Rickel and Dara Nielsen of Lee's Summit Mazda in Lee's Summit, Mo.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Longtime auto dealer Bob Moore died Dec. 1. He was 81. Sam Swope, who developed one of the nation's first regional auto malls, died Tuesday, Dec. 9.... Read More »

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Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, dealer Jamie Richter has put luxury-hotel touches in his new showroom. They include concierges who see to the needs of service customers. Mon., December 15
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