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VW sinks, Detroit 3 rise in buy-sell reports

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
The value of a Volkswagen dealership, already dismal due to low sales in the U.S., has plummeted further following the diesel-emissions scandal, said two buy-sell advisor ...

GM turns to KBB website for targeted incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
General Motors is using Kelley Blue Book’s website to offer consumers targeted incentives, the latest sign that carmakers are keen to integrate their marketing effo ...

Benz's challenge: Support 9 launches in '16

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Mercedes-Benz will increase its marketing budget for 2016 as it plans to launch nine new, redesigned or freshened products next year. But brand chief Steve Cannon says Me ...

GLC ad drive begins in 1st quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Mercedes is planning a big sales and marketing push for the redesigned GLC crossover, which goes on sale in December. ...

The Leading Women didn't get here on their own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
Don't quit. Learn to play golf. That is some of the advice that the industry's leading women share with their female colleagues. As role models, these leaders feel respon ...

New recruiting approach helps stores hire women

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
Titus-Will Automotive Group revamped its recruiting process almost two years ago. Since the change, the retailer has hired 28 women for sales and service jobs, nearly tri ...

Leadership opportunities returning for women in the auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
After the recession reduced leadership roles for women in the industry in 2010, the status of women in automotive has rebounded. ...

AutoNation will be biggest FCA retailer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
When its latest acquisition is complete early next year, AutoNation Inc. will become the largest retailer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles in the U.S. ...

Asbury's Q auto store tries brand recognition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Asbury launched Q auto in mid-2014 to go after used-car sales in a more targeted way. The stores aren't profitable yet, but Asbury executives say they're happy so far. ...

Smart wants to get smart about urban mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25
Smart wants to win over buyers to its microcar by offering extra perks through a smartphone app. ...

AutoNation nears purchase of Texas dealership group, source says

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25
AutoNation is poised to make its second huge acquisition deal of 2015. The nation's largest new-car retailer is negotiating to buy Allen Samuels Auto Group based in Waco, ...

Asbury Q3 net income jumps 57% on store divestitures

11:40 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21
Net income at Asbury Automotive Group Inc. jumped 57 percent to $51.1 million in the third quarter, boosted largely by a gain on divestitures. Asbury CEO Craig Monaghan d ...

A new kind of buy-sell player

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
With the Bechtel family's majority purchase of Morrie's Automotive Group in Minneapolis, a new kind of buyer steps up in the dealership acquisition market: family offices ...

Morrie's in Twin Cities sells to family behind construction giant Bechtel

UPDATED: 10/15/15 4:01 pm ET - adds details
Longtime Minneapolis dealer Morrie Wagener is selling his stake in his 11-store group to the family behind construction and engineering giant Bechtel Corp. ...

Best Dealerships To Work For serve up games, food, fun and even a chief happiness officer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
Dealerships on this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list offer fun perks that range from generous to quirky. Fiat/Alfa Romeo of Austin has its own chief happiness off ...

Mercedes will task dealers to step it up for AMG

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
With the new AMG Sport models starting to arrive, Mercedes-Benz USA is asking dealers to invest in more training and showroom space for the high-performance line. U.S. ...

Mercedes looks to cap number of stores per group

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Mercedes-Benz USA is talking to dealership groups about putting a cap on the number of rooftops any single dealership group can own. But it doesn't plan a uniform cap for ...

Porsche boosts U.S. Macan supply

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
After buyers were kept waiting for six months or more during the Porsche Macan's first year on the market, the wait times are finally easing. Increased allocations to the ...

Smart ForTwo EV to arrive in U.S. late next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
The next-generation electric Smart ForTwo will arrive in the U.S. at the end of 2016. ...

G class gets downsized V-8, new AMG version for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Mercedes-Benz USA chief Steve Cannon says the brand will sell more G-class SUVs in 2016 than even. Cannon is counting on changes such as a smaller but more powerful V-8, ...

Mercedes aims to add dealerships judiciously

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Mercedes-Benz plans to add more dealerships to address unmet demand in growing markets. But it will stop in a couple of years once it gets to around 390 stores, up from 3 ...

M-B seeks Apple experience in service drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon wants the brand's dealerships to provide service customers an experience closer to that of an Apple Store, through a digital initiative ...

Mercedes considers ultraluxury crossover or SUV to fight Bentayga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Mercedes-Benz is exploring whether to introduce an ultraluxury crossover or SUV, possibly under its Maybach subbrand. ...

Daimler's light-truck plan meets Cannon's wish

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Daimler's plan to invest $1.3 billion to build more Mercedes-Benz crossovers in Vance, Ala., could relieve tight supplies amid strong demand for those vehicles. ...

Mercedes expects GLC, C-class coupe sales to jump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Mercedes-Benz says the U.S. will be the biggest market for the S-class convertible. Executives also expect another record U.S. sales year. ...
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