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Porsche dealers looking to leverage posh new Atlanta experience center

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Porsche dealerships are hosting events at and sending customers to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. That's exactly the kind of dealer buy-in Porsche's U.S. ...

Updated Smart ForTwo convertible is due next summer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
The convertible version of the redesigned Smart ForTwo will debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show and go on sale in the U.S. early next summer. ...

Getting the luxury treatment at Porsche's Experience Center

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Porsche employees moved into the company's new $100 million U.S. headquarters in Atlanta in January. The integrated Porsche Experience Center, a test track and other attr ...

'17 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe adds power, price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
The next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe will cost around $10,000 more than the outgoing model. Although pricing hasn't been announced, the automaker says it will begin ...

AutoNation bets on FCA, smaller markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23
AutoNation is on pace for its biggest acquisition year since 1999, and CEO Mike Jackson expects to make at least one more dealership purchase this year. ...

Next Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe offers more power for a price

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20
The next-generation, high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe is based on the redesigned 2017 C-class coupe going on sale in the U.S. next spring, but they share only door ...

AutoNation adds 16 stores, makes biggest purchase since 2001

8:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
AutoNation, the largest U.S. dealership group, has agreed to buy 16 stores representing more than $600 million in annual revenue, including its biggest single dealership ...

Duplicating vehicle engineering
pushes costs and prices higher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Since the beginning of 2012, at least 12 major global automakers have introduced or announced plans to launch small, three-cylinder engines. ...

Redesigned Mercedes C-class coupe gets sleeker roofline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
The redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe, with C300 and C300 4MATIC models, is based on the redesigned C-class sedan that debuted in 2014. ...

Dealers fret over prices, split on parts sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Rising costs will cut into vehicle sales, hurting auto retailers. ...

Mercedes C-class coupe to take on BMW 4 series, Audi A5

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13
With the redesigned 2017 C-class coupe, Mercedes-Benz is aiming squarely at picking up sales against the BMW 4 series and the Audi A5. ...

AutoNation's online pilots edge forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
AutoNation Inc. says the rollout of AutoNation Express, its online car-selling platform, is ahead of schedule. But the retailer has slowed two key elements of the platfor ...

TrueCar, Sonic settle suit over 'True' usage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
TrueCar Inc. and Sonic Automotive Inc. have reached a settlement in TrueCar's lawsuit against the dealership group over trademark infringement. ...

TrueCar, Sonic settle trademark lawsuit

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 29
TrueCar and Sonic Automotive reached a settlement in TrueCar's lawsuit against the dealership group over trademark infringement. ...

Tomes' 10-foot rope a measure of success

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
At Bob Tomes' Ford and Subaru stores in McKinney, Texas, any staffer who gets within 10 feet of a customer must greet them and ask them about their experience and whether ...

Cary Castro

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Increased store F&I per-vehicle profit 20% ...

Nick Schnelle

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Profits soared 40 percent in 2014 to new store record ...

Breanna Datello

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Service department net profit jumped 25% her first year in charge ...

April Lausch

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
BMW certification and 20% increase in sales with reduced overall expenses ...

Inside the AutoNation-TrueCar divorce

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11
A dispute over demands for access to data on all AutoNation sales, not just TrueCar-related ones, led the two companies to part ways. A close-up look at how their relatio ...

AutoNation drops TrueCar in contract dispute

UPDATED: 7/10/15 4:15 pm ET - adds new termination date
AutoNation is severing ties with TrueCar following a protracted contract dispute centered on access to customer data. ...

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

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

Asbury takes tech shortage into own hands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Asbury Automotive wants 200 to 400 more technicians, so it is developing its own. Master technicians who otherwise would have retired are training new technicians at a va ...

NYC dealership must provide documents for non-English speakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
As part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office, a New York City dealership group must begin providing translations of sales documents to customers wh ...

NYC dealership must provide documents for non-English speakers

12:15 pm U.S. ET | June 24
As part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office, a New York City dealership group must begin providing translations of sales documents to customers wh ...
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