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Cash for Nissan's preferred dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
In its drive to grab a larger slice of the U.S. market, Nissan North America is quietly forming alliances with selected dealers who get favorable treatment, and sometimes millions of dollars, from the company.

Used-car loophole for recalls tightens up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
While a proposed federal law to close the used-car loophole is dead for now, efforts to keep unrepaired recalled vehicles out of circulation are stirring.

A boost in fleet helps Jan. sales stay afloat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Strong fleet volume lifted overall sales of new light vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota's Carter to speak at Retail Forum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.

LUXURY LAGS

Premium brands face challenges as incentives rise and trucks rule the day

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Luxury sales are slowing down, particularly on the car side. Can the luxury automakers keep a lid on their incentives and inventories?

Honda Ridgeline: Not your teenager's truck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Honda hopes its marketing campaign for the Ridegline will grab buyers with a little more gray in their hair and green in their wallets than the...

JASON STEIN

Canada, fixed ops: Here we come!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Twenty years ago this week, Automotive News Europe was born.

AutoNation's recall policy disrupts used-vehicle business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
AutoNation's recall policy challenged its used-vehicle business in the fourth quarter.

TIER 2 BLOCKBUSTER

For FCA, no one brand was big enough for 'Star Wars'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
December is not only prime time for blockbuster Hollywood releases; it's also a crucial month for auto sales promotions.

Texas dealer tunes into aftermarket audio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Huffines Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram Lewisville in suburban Dallas last year took a shot at selling specialized aftermarket audio accessories and has...

Dealer anniversaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Dealers featured this week include Greg Wills and Chris Wills of Wills Toyota in Twin Falls, Idaho; Adam Greene, owner of Trend Motors Volkswagen in...

The inventory is too low? Oh, the irony

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Wall Street analysts tend to keep a wary eye on automakers' vehicle inventory.

Just because rebadging hasn't worked so well before ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Fiat Chrysler's plan to replace the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 with vehicles built under contract by other automakers faces long odds.

Stars and cars, Jeeps and sheep: Super Bowl auto ad roundup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
Beneath the glamour of 2016's star-filled auto Super Bowl ads sat a group of vehicles that will be pawns crucial to each brand's product lineup.

GM sacrifices rental sales to nab higher-margin business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
GM is in the midst of a big cutback in sales to rental fleets, an effort that executives say is aimed at improving the bottom line, even if it stunts...

Christopher Walken was the only choice for Kia's Super Bowl ad

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
Only one person could've done Kia's “Walken Closet” Super Bowl spot. Christopher Walken was the lone option. There was no Plan B.

Dealers pay high price with latest recall wave

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
Honda's order that U.S. dealers stop selling some 2.

For game day, Nissan changes the channel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
Nissan's new college sports marketing campaign is its top priority this year. And that meant no Super Bowl ad.

RED CARPET TREATMENT

Auto brands hope famous faces pay off in Super Bowl ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016
A buzzworthy celebrity appearance is often the price of admission for advertising on gameday, but not any celebrity will do.

Margin squeeze hurts used-vehicle prices, economist says

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016
The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index dipped in January, registering only its second decline in the last eight months.

Group 1 buys U.K. dealership group, sells 3 U.S. stores

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016
Group 1 Automotive has acquired the Spire Automotive Group of 12 dealerships in the Greater London area.

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