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Chevy ad escalates pickup war, puts steel vs. aluminum issue on the table

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/6/15 10:41 am ET - adds videos, Ford response
Chevrolet is escalating the pickup wars with a social media campaign that takes a swipe at Ford's aluminum-body F-150.

Halftime score for U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
What was hot and not-so-hot in the U.S. light-vehicle market through June

Automakers say they're open to outside dealership investors, despite skepticism

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Some automakers insist they are willing to take a chance on outside investors — provided they have a long-term focus and tap people with...

Mini, Lexus, BMW stores most-improved in responding to potential buyers

8:18 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Mini, Lexus and BMW dealerships achieved the industry's biggest improvements in building rapport with potential buyers, while Mercedes-Benz stores...

Fleet stats cloud sales picture

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
June brought another surge in U.S.

Marketing test awaits Hyundai with NFL kickoff

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
A sponsorship of the NFL will give Hyundai a chance to elevate its stature in the U.S.

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Gordon Faulkner, dealer principal of Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head in Bluffton, S.C.

Mercedes sales up 19% on China, Europe demand

6:24 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Mercedes deliveries rose 19 percent in June as strong demand in China and Europe helped boost sales.

BEST PRACTICES

Uber lifts Toyota dealership's marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toyota of Plano offers its best deals to Uber drivers, who make up about 6 percent of the store's new-car buyers and serve as evangelists for the...

Asbury takes tech shortage into own hands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Asbury Automotive wants 200 to 400 more technicians, so it is developing its own.

Service growth comes down to the details

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
David Kelleher made a number of improvements at his David Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram store here as part of a $3 million expansion and renovation, but...

A winning combination: Service with a free manicure

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
In 2001, Priority Auto Group President Dennis Ellmer was looking to boost service orders on Wednesdays, the slowest day of the week at the first two...

NADA offers compliance help

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
The Federal Trade Commissions's aggressive policing of dealers' advertising practices has won the attention of the National Automobile Dealers...

What other deals will Kanye foresee?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
In his 2005 hit "Gold Digger," rapper Kanye West told a story of a football star whose onerous child-support payments force him to “win the...

By the numbers: $33,340

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
The estimated average transaction price for new light vehicles in June was $33,340, according to Kelley Blue Book. That's up $821, or 2.

NICK BUNKLEY

A sales record not worth breaking

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
By the numbers, the U.S. auto industry just had its best spring selling season in a decade. But that's not the whole story. rather misleading.

Cuba orders 719 cars from China's BYD for tourist rentals

11:14 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
The Cuban government ordered 719 cars from China's BYD Co.

FCA outsells Ford on retail side for first time? Not so fast

1:30 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
June wasn't the first month that Fiat Chrysler outsold its bigger rival Ford on a retail basis in the U.S.

Hellcats star in new Dodge image campaign

10:07 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Dodge is launching an ad campaign this weekend starring the Hellcat trims of the Challenger and Charger, along with the Viper GTS.

AutoNation's 9% June sales increase outpaces industry

10:12 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
AutoNation said today its U.S. new-vehicle sales rose 9 percent in June from a year earlier to 27,862, making it the retailer's best June since 2005.

Truck, luxury car demand drive record June sales in Canada

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
A healthy appetite for trucks and luxury cars pushed auto sales in Canada to a record high for June, according to data released on Thursday.

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