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Lincoln is looking for elusive sales repeat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Lincoln executives told dealers that the brand is in position to achieve something it hasn't done since the 1990s: Increase sales for two consecutive years.

Buick-GMC planting seeds for market-share growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
A boost in production of the hot-selling Encore crossover should help Buick achieve a second straight year of market share gains, dealers were told at the Buick-GMC make meeting in San Francisco.
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Ford goes after share, profits with an F series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Ford division's market share slipped a full point in 2014, but its dealers generated record earnings for a third consecutive year, executives said.

Hyundai has 'concrete' growth plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski gave dealers at the make meeting last week more details of his plan to get Hyundai back on the growth track...

Chevy looks to end market share slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Chevrolet executives believe that the Trax small crossover and other lineup additions, along with a friendly environment for its revitalized truck...

Infiniti puts focus on marketing, profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
As Infiniti dealers hunker down for a year without new products, the factory is vowing to throw more support into helping them cope.

VW execs confirm U.S. sales goal but soften on deadline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
After two years of declining U.S.

Mitsubishi promises U.S. marketing support

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Mitsubishi pledges full marketing support for the stream of new models scheduled to begin coming to showrooms this summer.

BMW will keep improving buyer satisfaction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
BMW's top North American executive is asking the brand's dealers to continue improving their customers' dealership experience in 2015.

Subaru execs want to increase U.S. throughput, not dealer total

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Subaru of America won't add dealers because it wants throughput per dealer to grow to 1,000 units annually.

Acura: Redesigns and leasing to lift volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Acura dealers should prepare for an uptick in U.S. sales and service orders this year, executives told dealers at the NADA convention.

M-B pushes dealers to lift customer experience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the brand plans to prod dealers to improve sales processes even though Mercedes scored the top luxury-brand...

U.S. Porsche execs eager to get more Macans to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Porsche is working to get more Macan midsize crossovers to U.S. dealers in 2015.

Volvo dealers will get product details in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Volvo will detail the seven new products it will launch through 2017 at a March dealer meeting in Vail, Colo.

Mazda's message: Service is profit key

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Mazda executives conveyed a simple message to the Japanese brand's dealers last week at the NADA convention: We need to work on fundamentals.

Mini optimistic for a sales rebound in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Executives of Mini of the Americas told its U.S.

Kia restructures as No. 2 sales exec departs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Kia has restructured its U.S.

Honda: New trucks will boost sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Honda Division expects to beat last year's 1 percent U.S. sales increase as it breathes new life into its truck lineup in 2015.

Nissan wants to grow brand, customer satisfaction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Nissan will push its dealers toward better customer satisfaction results this year, continuing their gains from 2013 and 2014.

'Off script,' Caddy boss clears the air

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Last month, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said he has never had a bad make meeting at an NADA convention.

Toyota: 3 brands' 2015 U.S. sales to top 2.4 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales expects to top 2.4 million in U.S.

FCA US: Retail sales to rise 10%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
FCA US is targeting 10 percent growth in its U.S. retail sales for 2015 as new vehicles arrive in segments in which the automaker has no offerings.

Audi bullish about another record year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Despite few major vehicle launches coming up, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh says the brand will post record U.S.

Porsche works to deliver more Macans to U.S. dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Porsche is working to increase supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to US dealers in 2015.

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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan midsize sedan project stalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2015
A plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance to supply Mitsubishi dealers with a midsize sedan has stalled, according to a senior U.S. Mitsubishi executive.

Hyundai plans incentives, run-out packages for Elantra

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2015
Hyundai is less than a year away from redesigning the Elantra compact car, its most popular US model.

Toyota sees sales boost from trucks, Tacoma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales plans to top 2.4 million in US sales this year across its Toyota, Lexus and Scion divisions, up from 2.37 million units last year.

At Kia, the No. 2 sales exec for U.S. is out

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
A year after the last major shakeup at Kia Motors America, the Korean automaker's No. 2 U.S. sales executive parted ways with the company last week.

Volvo dealers embrace U.S. management shift

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Dealers applaud the recent management change at Volvo Cars of North America and said having a senior executive from the home office in Sweden at the...

Buick, GMC, riding truck wave, aim for more share gain

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Buick and GMC are out to gain U.S. market share again this year by riding momentum in truck and crossover sales.

VW dealers welcome profit-focused message

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Volkswagen of America executives told dealers to expect a small uptick in U.S.

Honda bets on redesigned trucks to boost U.S. sales

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Honda expects to beat last year's 1 percent U.S. sales increase as it breathes new life into its truck lineup in 2015.

BMW modernizes operations as sales rise

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
BMW is investing behind the scenes in North America to support its rising U.S. sales volume.

Cadillac chief strives to reassure anxious dealers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen sought to reassure dealers at the brand's make meeting that he isn't out to eliminate stores, though he offered...

Lincoln, counting on Black Label for conquests, to expand program to more states

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Lincoln’s new Black Label program, which offers customized themes and an elite level of customer service, is helping the brand make conquest...