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Dodge dealers called out for 'unscrupulous' Hellcat sales practices by FCA exec

9:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler has taken the unusual step of warning some of its most enthusiastic customers -- about some of its dealers.... Read More »

Lithia Q4 net income jumps 50% as it makes acquisitions top priority

9:38 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 2/25/14 1:42 pm ET -- details, background added
Strong sales across all divisions and the integration of its purchase last year of DCH Auto Group pushed Lithia Motors' net income up 50 percent during the fourth quarter.... Read More »

Dilawri Group expands rapidly in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Privately held Dilawri Group of Cos., Canada's largest dealership group by store count, is in rapid expansion mode.... Read More »

Porsche dealers eager to upgrade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
About 150 of the 189 U.S. Porsche dealerships are renovating or expanding as the brand's sales have soared.... Read More »

Porsche may close a few U.S. dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
A handful of U.S.... Read More »

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Helping hand for minority dealer hopefuls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Bill Perkins knows how hard it is to get a dealership and to succeed. He lasted one year in his first store.... Read More »

Lithia launches pay plan to retain top store managers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Lithia Motors Inc. has started a new program that identifies top managers and gives them increased stock ownership in lieu of cash.... Read More »

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Howard Braunstein, president of M&M Auto Group in Liberty, N.Y.... Read More »

Tesla could open up to 12 Texas stores if legislation passes

11:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
Tesla may be able to open up to 12 stores in Texas, if a group of state legislators gets its way.... Read More »

Tesla joined by Koch Brothers, Sierra Club in fight with dealers

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Talk about strange bedfellows.... Read More »

Car dealer wannabes must pay the price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Last month medical industry entrepreneur Taseer Badar became a dealer the way most do these days: by forking out huge sums, in this case to Gerald...... Read More »

Tell us about dealership rising stars under age 40

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Are you a rising star at an auto dealership? Or do you know someone who is? For the fourth year, Automotive News will spotlight these youthful...... Read More »

Hyundai, VW add dealer website options

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Dealerships of Hyundai Motor America and Volkswagen of America have new choices for vendors to host their websites.... Read More »

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Youth movement fuels Utah Subaru dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Fountain of youth: Jeff and Tatiana Miller say building a young, college-educated staff at 2 Mark Miller Subaru stores has reduced turnover in...... Read More »

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Ed Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitzpatrick Dealership Group in Modesto, Calif.... Read More »

Subaru ranks high in dealer attitude survey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Subaru ranked third overall in the Summer 2014 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey, behind Lexus and Toyota and ahead of Porsche and Ford.... Read More »

Penske Automotive reports 23% gain in Q4 net income

10:20 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015
Strong year-end vehicle sales, gains in service and parts gross margins and investments in US commercial vehicle businesses pushed Penske Automotive...... Read More »

Penske Automotive pushes further into commercial vehicles

1:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015
Penske Automotive Group is putting its attention and investment dollars deeper into the commercial vehicle business.... Read More »

Subaru sues Calif. dealership, claims it filed false customer surveys

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015
Subaru of America filed a federal lawsuit against one of its California dealerships and its employees, accusing them of forging more than 200...... Read More »

Nissan brings in Mexican dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Nissan is pulling out a secret weapon as it pushes for more market share in the U.S.: Mexican car dealers. Not U.S.... Read More »

Public dealerships keep buying despite rising prices for stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
Despite an influx of outside investors in auto retailing, leaders of several public dealership groups said they're still scouting for deals without...... Read More »

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