First Shift: Idled VW diesels take the field

VW diesels await fate at abandoned NFL venue; 10 states expected to push ahead on clean-car rules; Canadians plot NAFTA strategy; Lexus entering India; CFPB fines Experian.

AutoNews Now: Cadillac, Lincoln in BMW's line of fire?

BMW aims for Mercedes, but may hit Cadillac, Lincoln; Porsche profit tops $17K per car; Ally profit warning stokes used-car price worries; Toyota to

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AutoNews Now: BMW plots product assault

After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.

Small dealer on battling giants for acquisitions: ‘Give us a chance’

Fresh off a $12.5 million relocation of his Nissan and Subaru franchises, Iowa dealer Dave Wright is hiring and on the prowl for acquisitions. He believes smaller retailers can compete against larger groups in the hunt for dealerships by using seasoned talent and nimbly closing deals. With a focus on expansion and developing a workplace family, Wright insists: “We're way too invested now to die.”