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Luxury crossover stalwarts face new rivals

A sales battle is brewing in the soaring luxury SUV/crossover market, where new entrants are intensifying competition for longstanding brands. ...

Daimler heir apparent sets path forward for Mercedes

Ola Kaellenius, the heir apparent at Daimler, laid out a clear set of strategies for Mercedes to thrive in a changing automotive environment. ...

Lithia tops rivals in shareholder value

Lithia outpaced other U.S.-based auto retail groups in creating value for its shareholders over the past one- and three-year periods to claim the 2015 Global Automotive S ...

Fox: 4 issues will drive NADA going forward

In his end-of-term speech Friday, outgoing Chairman Bill Fox pledged that in 2016 NADA will continue a tight focus on four key issues that dealers value most. ...

Ram, Nissan: Don't forget commercial vehicles

Jim Morrison, head of Ram trucks, says some Fiat Chrysler dealers overlook a potential profit center with the ProMaster and ProMaster City commercial vehicles. ...

New Ram boss: Pickup prices can soar more

The new head of Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand says the pickup market has yet to reach its price ceiling. ...

Europe goes crossover crazy, too

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover. ...

Volvo has a compact crossover in the works

Volvo will add a compact crossover as its 40 series returns to the U.S. on a new architecture within three years. ...

U.S. Nissan Rogue supply could rise even more

As Nissan prepares to bolster its U.S. supply of the fast-selling Rogue compact crossover with 100,000 annual imports from Japan, a top executive suggests that the number ...

Ford trades 'punching' for profit in Europe

Part of Ford of Europe's rebound to profitability has come from restricting dealers from self-registering cars, commonly known as “punching” cars in the Unite ...

Mexico plant to show off Toyota's revamped system

Toyota is radically rethinking its fabled manufacturing system for the new car plant it plans to open in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 2019, a top corporate official says. ...
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