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ID theft: Telltale signs that 'something's not right'

A manager's skepticism may have helped prevent his dealership from being victimized by what prosecutors say was an identity-theft and car-trafficking ring with expensive taste that managed to fool at least five other stores in suburban New York City.

Fla. dealership group contests gender discrimination suit

A lawyer representing a Florida dealership group accused of gender discrimination by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is blasting the complaint as having no "factual or legal basis."

Miami AutoNation store settles gender discrimination lawsuit for $150,000

A Miami AutoNation dealership agreed to pay $150,000 to a former assistant parts manager to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against the store by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

UAW-Fiat Chrysler probe is 'far from over,' feds say

Federal prosecutors are sending the auto industry a clear message that the UAW-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles probe is "far from over."

Retired GM exec Bill Brooks dies at 85

Bill Brooks, former vice president of corporate affairs at General Motors who launched a diversity program for GM employees, died Monday. He was 85.

Subscriptions can be plus for dealers, panelists say

As more dealers try their hand at vehicle subscriptions, Mobiliti CEO Chance Richie urges them to think of a subscription as a standalone profit center rather than a lead generator for other revenue streams.

2019 Chevy Blazer priced from $29,995, on par with Ford, Nissan rivals

Chevrolet is pricing the resurrected 2019 Blazer at $29,995 with shipping -- about the same as its Ford Edge and Nissan Murano competitors -- as the brand diversifies its crossover lineup.

Nissan recalls over 215,000 vehicles in U.S. for fire concern

Nissan is recalling 215,124 vehicles in the U.S. over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.

Nissan Canada recalls over 19,000 vehicles for fire concern

Nissan Canada is recalling 19,761 vehicles over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.

How vendors sell dealers

Pitching a service or pilot system to a dealer can be an arduous process, especially when faced with a growing laundry list of competitors. Here's how some vendors get dealers to listen.

Vendor strategies for expansion

For F&I vendors, there is no cookie-cutter approach to business expansion in the ecosystem of dealers, automakers and captive lenders. When pitching potential clients, deciding who to approach first can depend on a variety of factors unique to each business model or product.

Bosch, Denso resume production at plants in S.C., N.C

Automotive suppliers Bosch and Denso resumed production at their plants in the Carolinas over the weekend, following the deadly hurricane that chewed its way through the coastal states.

Toyota, 3 partners to launch hydrogen fuel cell freight project

Toyota is partnering with the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth and Shell to launch a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell freight project under which it will supply powertrains and provide other support.

Denso, Bosch suspend operations at S.C., N.C., plants

As the fringes of Hurricane Florence begin to slash the Carolina coasts with heavy rain and strong winds, Japanese supplier Denso suspended operations at its Greenville plant in North Carolina on Thursday.

Audi's e-tron crossover to feature Gentex toll-payment technology

UPDATED: 9/11/18 8:31 am ET - corrected

Audi is giving its upcoming e-tron electric crossover an extra blanket of convenience with a toll payment technology that will be compatible with certain toll roads in the U.S. and Canada.

Vendor strategies for expansion

For F&I vendors, there is no cookie-cutter approach to business expansion in the ecosystem of dealers, automakers and captive lenders. When pitching potential clients, deciding who to approach first can depend on a variety of factors unique to each business model or product.

How vendors sell dealers

Pitching a service or pilot system to a dealer can be an arduous process, especially when faced with a growing laundry list of competitors. Here's how some vendors get dealers to listen.

Mazda's head of marketing for N.A. operations departs

Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda North American Operations, has left the company after nearly six years.

FCA US invests $30 million into AV testing site

FCA US is pouring $30 million into a new testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the company's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Proposed UAW-FCA class-action suit dismissed

A federal judge has thrown out a proposed-class action lawsuit against the UAW and FCA, pointing out several loose ends in the complaint that accused the union of colluding with the automaker.

Nonprofit launches website to smooth access to UAW spending

In a step toward greater transparency as the union remains mired a federal corruption scandal, the Center for Union Facts launched a new website on Thursday to give members a user-friendly way to view how the UAW spends its money.

Guinness retires car-sales title after dispute

UPDATED: 8/27/18 5:17 pm ET - adds details

Joe Girard will not lose his title as the world's best car salesman because Guinness World Records has decided to retire the category rather than settle an ugly dispute between the 89-year-old Girard and the 45-year-old who claims to have beaten him.

Ford exec appointed U.S. envoy to N. Korea

Ford executive Steve Biegun is relinquishing his role as vice president of international government affairs to return to Washington, his old stomping ground, where he will be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's special envoy for North Korea, according to multiple reports.

Ford exec appointed as U.S. envoy to North Korea

Ford executive Steve Biegun is relinquishing his role as vice president of international government affairs to return to Washington, his old stomping ground, where he will be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's special envoy for North Korea.


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