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Employees love to give back to their communities

Helping others in their communities is a common pastime for employees of the Best Dealerships To Work For.

Mum's the word

Lawyers have been advising dealership owners to keep quiet if they realize they've faced a cybersecurity problem.

Who can replace Jackson as voice of the industry?

The transition to a new CEO could make for a real tone shift at AutoNation. It's one thing to find a smart business leader who can run the country's largest new-vehicle retailer; it's another to replace someone who has effectively served as the voice for an industry.

AutoNation begins search for new CEO; Jackson to transition to executive chairman

UPDATED: 9/19/18 4:17 pm ET - adds stock close

AutoNation is launching a search for a new CEO as longtime leader Mike Jackson prepares to move into a new role as executive chairman of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group. Jackson turns 70 in February.

KAR to expand TradeRev online auction business

KAR is pouring money into its TradeRev business with a vision of growing the online appraisal and auction tool's annual volume from the thousands to the millions.

KAR to expand TradeRev online auction business

KAR is pouring money into its TradeRev business with a vision of growing the online appraisal and auction tool's annual volume from the thousands to the millions.

Used-vehicle prices stronger than expected

Increasing demand for used vehicles, concern over potential tariffs and tightening supplies are causing used-vehicle prices to strengthen instead of taking their normal summer dip.

Dealership buy-sells fall in Q1

Public retailers' acquisition spending is on the rise but private dealers bought fewer dealerships during the first quarter, dragging down overall buy-sells.

Jeep rumbles into subscription market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will drive Jeep into the burgeoning subscription market next year, and it will allow some Jeep owners to borrow other FCA models as well.

Texas dealer Ben Keating finds success in endurance racing

With his recent switch to driving a Mercedes-AMG race car, Keating has high hopes for AMG sales at his Mercedes store opening in Texas later this year.

AMG boss pushes motorsports expansion

Under Tobias Moers, AMG has expanded its racing program. For the head of Mercedes;Benz' performance division, the investment is a proof point that AMG is serious about developing sports cars.

Auto shows scramble to remain relevant

BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.

For many brands, regional auto shows are big deals

With one in four new-car buyers attending an auto show before they purchase, many automakers are figuring out new ways to attract visitors to their displays.

Mercedes' EQ will define an electric ecosystem

What's the best way to market the explosion of EVs coming from across the industry? Automakers are trying to figure that out.

'The two extremes' of Porsche

Thousands of Porsche enthusiasts gathering in California this fall give the automaker the perfect chance to sell the brand's most loyal consumers on its new EV offerings.

BMW eases dealership bonus program

BMW of North America won't change the major components of its controversial dealership bonus program for 2018, but it will relax some of the metrics it uses so that more dealerships should qualify for the payments.

Porsche plans network of more than 500 fast chargers for North America

With multiple electric vehicles coming, buyers need a strong charging network to alleviate range anxiety, Porsche's U.S. boss says. Every dealership in Canada and the U.S. will have fast chargers.

M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers

Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.

Porsche plans network of 500 fast chargers for U.S.

With multiple electric vehicles coming, buyers need a strong charging network to alleviate range anxiety, the brand's U.S. boss says.

Mercedes partners with dealers for subscription pilot in Nashville, Philadelphia

UPDATED: 4/12/18 10:57 am ET - adds link

Mercedes-Benz will launch its vehicle subscription program in a pilot with dealers in Nashville and Philadelphia, setting up a battle with BMW as the luxury rivals try out a new type of relationship with customers.


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