THE YEAR IN PHOTOS -- 2011

Ghosn rallies the troops
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Year of the quake

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

Tornado in Tuscaloosa
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Fire, wind and water

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

How about a mullet with that Malibu?
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Creative dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
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 »

Supersonic joy ride
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Marketing gems

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

Go-Go Akio
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

Names in the news

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

Trying to map the road ahead
2011 THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

A time of transition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2011
As 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 »

Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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