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Group 1 deal for Brazil's UAB Motors opens new frontier for growth

8:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2013
Group 1 Automotive's plan to acquire one of Brazil's largest dealership groups signals another frontier for the U.S. auto industry's expansion-minded publicly traded dealership groups. Until now, Group 1 and Penske Automotive Group have concentrated on Europe when it came to overseas acquisitions while joining their four big peers in selectively adding U.S. stores.... Read More »

 

Commercial van sector gets makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2012
More American tradesmen will soon find themselves behind the wheel of a commercial van developed overseas. Three automakers -- Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group and Nissan North America -- have introduced or will roll out next year commercial vehicles from their overseas operations that promise higher fuel economy.... Read More »

 

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