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Giant Miller group reshuffles for the buy-sell bonanza

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
A drastic restructuring at the nation's fourth largest private dealership group is the latest sign of changing times in the auto retail business. Eager to expand, the giant Larry H. Miller Group of Cos.... Read More »
POP GOES THE BIMMER

BMW tries to win shoppers' time back from third parties

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
BMW’s quiet opening of a neon-lit pop-up store in a California mall would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. But today, BMW faces new competition.... Read More »

Penske tests Texas store's staffing program

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Penske Automotive Group has been so impressed with a program started at its Toyota store in Round Rock, Texas, aimed at converting Internet leads...... Read More »

A long drive: 100-year-old still selling Chevys

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Derrell Alexander has lived a century, and for most of that time, he's been on the showroom floor.... Read More »

Porsche dealers' profits keep piling up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
The reason Porsche dealers are generally happy? They make a lot of money, and that only improved last year.... Read More »

BMW wants 1,000 Geniuses in coming years

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2015
To date, BMW stores have a total of 500 product Geniuses -- customer advisers who explain features and do vehicle deliveries but don't sell cars.... Read More »

Toronto dealers recruit staff by listing jobs, cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2015
Attacking a problem that plagues all dealerships, new-vehicle dealers in Ontario have launched a multipronged campaign to get more high school and...... Read More »

GM stays strong in dealership-service satisfaction; Jaguar jumps to No. 1 in luxury

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
General Motors again dominated the top rankings in customer satisfaction at dealership service departments, claiming three of the five highest-scored...... Read More »

Tesla free to sell cars in New Jersey as Christie signs bill

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
Tesla Motors will be allowed to sell its electric cars straight to consumers in New Jersey, after Republican Governor Chris Christie signed a bill...... Read More »

Larry H. Miller Group CEO Greg Miller resigns

5:51 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Greg Miller, CEO of Utah's Larry H. Miller Group, is stepping down as the nation's 11th largest dealership group restructures.... Read More »

Upheaval hits dealership group rankings

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Consolidation is shaking up Automotive News' ranking of the largest dealership groups.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Food trucks give customers a taste of dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Later this month, food trucks will appear in the parking lots of two Oklahoma car dealerships on Saturdays to feed employees and the public, for free.... Read More »

Asbury plans to hire 200-400 technicians

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Asbury Automotive Group says it will hire between 200 and 400 technicians during the next one to two years in a bid to meet potential growth...... Read More »

Penske launches digital sales pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Penske Automotive Group is launching an online sales pilot program it calls "Preferred Purchase," which enables customers to handle much of a...... Read More »

Buy-sell deals, blue sky soar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Buy-sell transactions surged last year, sending dealership values higher, especially for luxury brands.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Dealers featured this week include the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and Larry Spradley and Carol Spradley of Spradley Chevrolet in...... Read More »

Q&A, JOHN NGUYEN

An orphaned immigrant driven to win

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
It was fitting that this self-made man created his own name.... Read More »

Q&A, DON JENKINS

Tenn. group's key: Treat customers well

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Dealer principal Don Jenkins, 65, spoke with Automotive News TV Managing Editor Leslie J.... Read More »

Where America met the Beetles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2015
New Milford Volkswagen, one of America's earliest VW dealerships, is closing its doors in April, after nearly 65 years of operation at the site of a...... Read More »

AutoNation drops chief accounting officer

12:40 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2015
AutoNation is searching for a new chief accounting officer after removing Michael Stephan from the post this week.... Read More »

TrueCar blasts dealers' suit over advertising claims as 'meritless'

11:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2015
TrueCar blasted a lawsuit filed this week by dealers over its advertising claims as “meritless.... Read More »

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