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As dealership sales climb, margins slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
On the surface, second-quarter results from five publicly traded dealership groups last week were solid. But behind the gains lurked a disturbing trend: At all five, profit margins on new-vehicle sales fell.

Cars add bling, value versions to fight crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2015
As rising sales of crossovers continue to pull buyers away from middle-of-the-road sedans, automakers are scrambling to make their high-volume, mainstream cars a little less boring -- or at least more affordable.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM SCOTT PAINTER

TrueCar does not misuse dealer data

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Some media reports have raised concerns about how TrueCar uses data.

EDITORIAL

All states must get on board to close title-washing spigot

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
A critical tool in preventing vehicle title-washing fraud can't work as intended because some states don't participate.

Subaru stacks up aces across its lucky 7 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
It's true, we look for any excuse to marvel over Subaru's seven years of good luck, the sales surge that began in 2009 for the Japanese brand.

Ford dangles $10K discounts on aluminum F-150

6:34 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2015
Ford has begun offering discounts that can exceed $10,000 on its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, which has been losing sales and market share this...

FCA US out-retails Ford Motor in June; Hyundai-Kia soars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Fiat Chrysler sold more retail units in June than Ford Motor Co. as Ford pushed its fleet sales mix to an industry-leading 35 percent.

SIGN OF THE TIMES

Even Accord can't keep up with the CR-V

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Honda's CR-V, the industry's best-selling crossover, is on track to outsell Honda's perennial volume leader -- the Accord.

Nissan will boost Rogue output by 100K units, add 2 variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Nissan moved last week to give U.S.

Chrysler sees midsize car incentive war

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2015
Shrinking sales in the 16-vehicle midsize car segment -- which includes the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion -- are forcing manufacturers into...

TrueCar: AutoNation underreports sales generated from shopping site

7:15 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2015
The dispute between TrueCar and AutoNation took a bitter turn Friday after the car-shopping website alleged the giant auto retailer has been...

Used-vehicle prices rise after 4 down months, Manheim says

2:55 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2015
Wholesale prices of used vehicles in June were up slightly after four consecutive months of decline, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index released...

Trouble selling grandma's cars sowed seed for $1 billion startup

6:35 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2015
Auto1 values and buys used cars from individual sellers based on its own inventory and that of dealerships and manufacturers that use its platform.

Halftime score for U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
What was hot and not-so-hot in the U.S. light-vehicle market through June

Fleet stats cloud sales picture

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
June brought another surge in U.S.

NICK BUNKLEY

A sales record not worth breaking

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
By the numbers, the U.S. auto industry just had its best spring selling season in a decade. But that's not the whole story. rather misleading.

Cuba orders 719 cars from China's BYD for tourist rentals

11:14 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
The Cuban government ordered 719 cars from China's BYD Co.

FCA outsells Ford on retail side for first time? Not so fast

1:30 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
June wasn't the first month that Fiat Chrysler outsold its bigger rival Ford on a retail basis in the U.S.

AutoNation's 9% June sales increase outpaces industry

10:12 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
AutoNation said today its U.S. new-vehicle sales rose 9 percent in June from a year earlier to 27,862, making it the retailer's best June since 2005.

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