AutoNews Now: March toward higher mpg inevitable?

Midterm review won't stop march toward tougher mpg, experts say; Ford, Lyft join YouTube ad exodus; Sales rise predicted; VW's latest compliance boss; Toyota billboard clears the air.


First Shift: For GM stores, digital signs of the times

GM to require stores to have digital signage; China's Chery tries to bar Mercedes from using 'EQ'; Daimler probe in Germany; Toyota-Microsoft deal;

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AutoNews Now: BMW plots product assault

After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.


Small dealer on battling giants for acquisitions: ‘Give us a chance’

Fresh off a $12.5 million relocation of his Nissan and Subaru franchises, Iowa dealer Dave Wright is hiring and on the prowl for acquisitions. He believes smaller retailers can compete against larger groups in the hunt for dealerships by using seasoned talent and nimbly closing deals. With a focus on expansion and developing a workplace family, Wright insists: “We're way too invested now to die.”

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