Amy Wilson

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Mercedes helps dealers weather Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz USA will pay dealers as much as $1,775 per month for new and used vehicles with recalled Takata airbags that are stuck in their inventory under a stop-sale ...

AutoNation eases recall policy over Takata airbags

AutoNation is changing one of the key tenets of its policy not to sell any vehicle with an open recall. ...

Dave Smith owners rev up brand growth plans

After rejecting acquisition overtures for years, Dave Smith Auto finally found a suitor that shared its rapid-expansion goals. ...

Tough competition for talent driving wage growth in dealerships

The dealership labor market is tightening as retailers hire additional employees and pay them more, the annual NADA Data report shows. ...

Porsche Macan grounded in 13 CARB states

A CARB certification slowdown has frozen shipments of 2017 model Porsche Macans bound for 13 states. The slowdown is part of the fallout from the Volkswagen emissions che ...

Porsche to revamp vehicle loaner program

Porsche is changing its loaner program to get more vehicles into dealer fleets. New vehicle launches could mean another sales record in the U.S. ...

Record profit, flat margin for stores

The average dealership in the U.S. set another profit record in 2015 as total dealership sales continued to rise. But the average dealership profit margin remained flat f ...

Macan forecast to be Porsche's top-seller

With two new models and increased U.S. allocation, the Porsche Macan is likely to become the brand's top-selling nameplate in 2016. The compact crossover would bump its b ...

Manager's mantra: Just talk to people

For G.P. Anderson, juggling a variety of customers -- from the most credit-challenged to a well-heeled doctor -- is all in a day's work. ...

Porsche to roll out 4-cylinder Macan for U.S.

Porsche's four-cylinder Macan crossover is coming to the U.S. this summer. Nearly two years after the nameplate's introduction, stocks of the Macan are becoming more plen ...

Manager's mantra: Just talk to people

For G.P. Anderson, juggling a variety of customers -- from the most credit-challenged to a well-heeled doctor -- is all in a day's work. ...

Mercedes: U.S. is key market for updated SL

The freshened Mercedes-Benz SL will face its biggest test in the U.S. market, which accounts for about half of global sales. ...

AutoNation ads will tout recall policy

AutoNation is launching a $10 million ad campaign on March 2 which aims to differentiate the retailer's brand by touting its connection to breast cancer research. ...

Mercedes expects V-6 SL to stabilize roadster's sales

Mercedes-Benz expects its six-cylinder SL, freshened for the 2017 model year, to help stabilize the iconic roadster's sales in a segment that still hasn't recovered from ...

Online paperwork stymies AutoNation

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says the rollout of electronic documentation to the retailer's online storefront will be delayed, probably until 2017. It's the second delay. ...

Asbury to close biggest used-only store

Asbury will close its largest Q auto used-only store, and 2016 is the decision year for Asbury to decide whether to continue the stand-alone used-vehicle venture. ...

M-B aims to boost Sprinter sales with Worker variant

A new version of the Sprinter commercial van is available in any color you want, as long as it's white. By having far fewer paint and other options, the van is priced low ...

Porsche: Diesel Macan in limbo for now

Porsche North America boss Klaus Zellmer still wants to bring the diesel-powered Macan to the U.S. But he needs Volkswagen to make a technical fix so the engines will mee ...

Premium brands face challenges as incentives rise and trucks rule the day

Luxury sales are slowing down, particularly on the car side. Can the luxury automakers keep a lid on their incentives and inventories? ...

AutoNation's recall policy disrupts used-vehicle business

AutoNation's recall policy challenged its used-vehicle business in the fourth quarter. The disruptions will continue through the first half as the retailer continues to e ...
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