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NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding

New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA midyear report says.


Sonic issues earnings warning because of hurricanes

Sonic Automotive lowered its estimated third-quarter results because of devastating storm damage, but kept its full-year forecast unchanged.

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Cadillac holds off on virtual showrooms

Cadillac plans to hold off on a key pillar of its Project Pinnacle dealer incentive program and shift its strategy for virtual reality technology in showrooms to larger dealers.

New store, new attitude

A new building did more than expand Anchor Subaru. It changed dealer Bob Benoit's outlook and his connection with his customers. Here's his story.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Richard Lalonde of Summit Place Kia in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Mike Knowlton, president of Knowlton Ford in Woodsfield, Ohio; and David Hobbs of David Hobbs Honda in Glendale, Wis.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions
California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars. The agency said it would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested without a human behind the wheel.

Former auto dealer Hecker still in prison

Former auto dealer Denny Hecker is still in federal prison, contrary to last week's reports by several news outlets that Hecker was released to a halfway house in Minneapolis.

UPDATED: 10/10/17 4:04 pm ET - adds link
Porsche launches subscription pilot in Atlanta

Drivers in Atlanta can subscribe to drive a Porsche as part of a pilot program beginning in November. Porsche Passport will give members flexible access to Porsche's sports cars and other vehicles.

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