TrueCar, California Dealers Association settle lawsuit

TrueCar agreed to change parts of its business model, including its billing, to settle litigation brought by the California New Car Dealers Association.


Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores

Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota in October.

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Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

BMW roasts big dealer in countersuit

Megadealer Norman Braman filed a federal lawsuit against BMW in September, arguing that changes to a bonus program illegally modified franchise agreements. Now BMW has issued a scorching response.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Borton Volvo in Golden Valley, Minn., Dealer Principal Kjell Bergh and President Patrick Sutter; John and William Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, Mich.; and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.

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.

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

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