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REMEMBERING KATRINA

New Orleans dealers recall aftermath of the storm

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2015
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, killed at least 1,000 people in Louisiana and turned New Orleans into a vast flood zone. A pair of New Orleans-area dealers recall the aftermath of the storm and how it changed their business.

Calif. dealers call Tesla referral deal illegal

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015
A new referral program from Tesla Motors that offers discounts to buyers referred by a Tesla owner is drawing complaints from dealers in the electric-car manufacturer’s home state of California.

Musk takes page from PayPal with Tesla Model S referral offer

7:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015
Elon Musk reached back to his days at PayPal for Tesla's first-ever incentive offer. Anyone who orders a new Model S sedan before Oct.

AUGUST U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales may dip for first time in 19 months

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
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Monthly payments, loan terms up in Q2, Experian says

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
The average monthly payment increased and new-vehicle loan terms grew during the second quarter as average U.S.

Tesla Model S breaks Consumer Reports' test scale

6:43 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Tesla's high-performance Model S P85D scored a 103 on Consumer Reports' ratings scale meant to top out at 100, forcing the magazine to recalibrate...

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai concept will showcase brand's performance credentials

5:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an “ultimate concept car” at next month's Frankfurt auto show...

How GM and Perdue Farms help keep the lights on

3:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
General Motors and poultry supplier Perdue Farms now have something in common: They're both getting paid to use less power.

Market slump casts shadow over how U.S. sales will finish August

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Slumping stock markets could make it tough for dealerships to hit their August targets for U.S.

Toyota will ban ads below invoice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Toyota is preparing to ban dealerships from advertising vehicles at below-invoice prices, in line with a similar policy at Honda.

Mercedes won't end Saints stadium pact with new 27-year Falcons deal

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mercedes-Benz doesn't have an option to end its naming rights agreement with the New Orleans Superdome and will now sponsor the stadiums for two NFL...

Despite growth, some dealers grumble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
NADA's latest dealer attitude survey found Volkswagen, Infiniti and Mini dealers were the most disgruntled, while Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, Audi and...

Cox working way toward broader role in auto retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Cox Automotive, parent of Autotrader.com, Kelley Blue Book and other well-known brands, wants to cross-pollinate its units' tools.

Europe sales up 9% in July as economies rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
European new-car registrations rose 9.

AutoCanada acquires Chevrolet dealership in B.C.

7:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
AutoCanada, one of Canada's biggest dealership groups, received approval from GM to purchase an 80 percent stake in Don Folk Chevrolet, a dealership...

BEST PRACTICES

Tech-savvy teens help buyers learn how to use car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Teenagers' addiction to their smartphone may be annoying to parents and teachers, but it makes them perfect candidates to work for Quirk Ford.

25 with Hyundai

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Michael Schmitz, principal owner of Hyundai of Dothan in Dothan, Ala., receives a 25-year award from Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

Shelby takes its muscle overseas -- and to the mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Shelby American will take its performance brand to China and other world markets

Edmunds tool speeds price data

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Edmunds.com has launched a tool that it says will increase the transparency of car-buying.

Cruise extravaganza is a dream for Dodge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
When affordable performance rides are your bread and butter, the Dream Cruise is a marketing bonanza, says Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis, whose brand is on...

Getting behind the gap in public, private dealership profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Publicly traded dealership groups' reported first-half profits were much higher than what private dealerships reported to the National Automobile...

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