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Catherine Martin

Lifted unit sales of wheelchair-accessible commercial vehicles by 52 percent in 2017

Mike Yusko

Instrumental in Victory's growth from 17 stores in 2011 to 41 stores in 2018

Zeigler Auto grows in Chicago

Zeigler Auto Group is boosting its presence in the Chicago market, while diversifying its portfolio of luxury and American brands.

Audi tops study of sales-prospect satisfaction

Audi, for the first time, landed atop an annual dealership study that evaluates brands based on how effective salespeople are at handling consumers and closing deals.

2 charged in ID fraud scheme affecting 6 N.Y. dealerships

Two men are accused of taking part in an elaborate identity fraud scheme that permitted them to purchase five high-priced vehicles from different dealerships about 40-50 miles north of New York City.

Lorraine Schultz, founder of group to promote women in the auto industry, dies at 88

Lorraine Schultz, who spearheaded a nonprofit organization that provided scholarships and networking opportunities to women in an industry long perceived as male territory, has died. She was 88.

GM starts work on $65 million parts distribution operation

GM is expanding its ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts operations with a $65 million processing center. The project represents GM's largest outlay for a U.S. warehousing and logistics operation in nearly 40 years.

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power quality rankings for 1st time

UPDATED: 6/20/18 10:21 am ET -- adds details

Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history.

Shop talk

Generally, is it better for a service department to operate its own body shop or outsource its collision repair work? Why?

Ex-dealer launches buying, financing app

After decades in the brick-and-mortar world as a dealer, Rod Buscher launched Blinker, a mobile app for customers looking to buy, sell or refinance used cars without visiting a dealership.

Growth key for next BorgWarner CEO

Incoming BorgWarner CEO Frederic Lissalde says he will focus on business growth, customer relationships, product strategy and growth execution. Former CEO James Verrier announced his retirement last week.

Staff plans celebrations for dealership's centennial

Instead of hiring event planners to commemorate Adamson Ford's 100th year, each department was asked to come up with two community events, for one event every month.

BorgWarner CEO James Verrier to step down

UPDATED: 6/7/18 11:43am ET -- adds Lissalde comment

BorgWarner CEO James Verrier is stepping down at the age of 55 and will serve in a nonexecutive advisory role until he retires in February. COO Frederic Lissalde will replace Verrier, effective Aug. 1.

Car salesman sues former boss over abusive behavior, purple nurples

An AutoNation dealership in Texas has found itself at the center of a defamation lawsuit from one of its car salesmen who is alleging that management brushed aside his former boss' abusive behavior.

Tesla disputes report that says 23% of Model 3 orders were refunded

Tesla is dishing out refunds for deposits on Model 3 sedans faster than deposits are coming in, a new report says, claims that Tesla disputes.

Kia Canada recalls 9,578 Sedona minivans over power sliding door issue

Kia Canada is recalling 9,578 Sedona minivans from the model years 2015 through 2018 because their sliding doors may not automatically reverse if they close on an obstruction, such as an arm or leg.

AutoNation, other dealers donate to Parkland, Fla., victims' fund

AutoNation has donated $250,000 to a fund that provides relief and financial support to the victims and families of the Parkland high school shooting.

GM recalls 88,129 GMC Terrain crossovers over software defect

General Motors is recalling certain 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles because a software defect may prevent airbags from deploying during a crash.

Kia recalls 106,428 Sedona minivans over power sliding door issue

Kia is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans because the power sliding door may not automatically reverse in the presence of obstructions.

Autotrader halts sponsorship of 'Full Frontal' over 'offensive' comments

Autotrader has decided to halt its sponsorship of late-night TV program "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" in light of comments made by its host that were directed at President Trump's daughter.

Texas dealership Mac Churchill Acura files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

A dispute between majority and minority owners over the sale of Mac Churchill Acura of Fort Worth, Texas, has led to the store filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Study: New-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices

Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surges will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.

At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles.

NADA Academy launches work-friendly training program for high-potential employees

The National Automobile Dealers Association is offering a new NADA Academy training program for up-and-coming dealership employees.

Engine guru Coventry promoted to managing partner at Motormindz

Engine guru Bruce Coventry has been elevated to the role of managing partner at Motormindz to lead its automotive manufacturing and technology practice.

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