THE YEAR IN PHOTOS -- 2011

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Year of the quake

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
Ghosn rallies the troopsThe earthquake and tsunami that rocked northern Japan on March 11 devastated that nation's auto industry, with global implications.... Read More »

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Fire, wind and water

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
Tornado in TuscaloosaIn addition to the natural disasters in Asia, the forces of nature also took a toll on dealers and suppliers in this country.... Read More »

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Creative dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
How about a mullet with that Malibu?With the industry recovery still in slow-motion, many hard-charging dealers turned to new brands such as Fiat or looked for creative ways to win customers and keep them.... Read More »

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Marketing gems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
Supersonic joy rideWhen marketing can be made memorable with a good laugh or a wow moment, the planners deserves a gold star.... Read More »

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Names in the news

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
Go-Go AkioBehind their desks or behind the wheel, industry luminaries made news in 2011 -- sometimes just by putting on a tie.... Read More »

2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

A time of transition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
Trying to map the road aheadAs the auto industry rumbled through a tumultuous year, there were bold new undertakings, some notable end points, realignments of longtime relationships and numerous examples of industry luminaries peering through a fog of uncertainty in an effort to predict the industry's future.... Read More »

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