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As dealership sales climb, margins slide

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.  » READ

Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output


Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era


At last, Honda and Toyota prepare for turbo charge


Hack attack vs. FCA shows flaws with rush to connectivity


Honda flexes research muscle with new Silicon Valley center


Cars add bling, value versions to fight crossovers


Chasing profits, JCI jumps out of seats


Wiping out U.S.-EU rules disparities would yield big savings


Audi performance unit kills manual gearbox, naturally aspirated V-8


Fiat working on Abarth variant of 124


Here come the Kia crossovers


Infiniti uncovers its A3 fighter


GM profit weathers China slowdown


The Big 3


TrueCar works on relationships


Tomes' 10-foot rope a measure of success


Automakers try integrated tablets to retain backseat business


Making a car's sensors work like our senses


Car haulers fight driver shortage


Volvo, industry flex their CPO sales muscles


Pickups, crossovers and powertrain dominate Japan 3 plans


Long-starved Scion gets a serving of new cars, crossovers


Toyota begins shift to global platform


A supercar, then a mini crossover for Acura


Honda in line for plug-in, a turbo injection


Lexus arms for luxury battle with updated CT, new crossover


Nissan aims for volume sweet spots with rollouts


Infiniti's bold overhaul begins next spring


Mercedes revamps supply chain to trim costs




Retailers, suppliers pace 2nd-quarter shareholder returns


N.A. output rises 4.6% in June


1,100-hp supercar's problem? 'Too powerful'


Driverless driving induces a range of anxiety on road


Energy prices, flood waters are no match for Group 1


Pickups are picking up premium price tags


Why Hall-of-Famer Penske did not succeed Iacocca