Ken Garff's pioneering partnership breaks up

Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its half interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.

Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022

Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.


Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs

Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner Peugeot continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Sent early Monday mornings, this newsletter contains a summary of key stories from our weekly edition.

MORE DEALER NEWS ACCESS F&I BEST PRACTICES FIXED OPS
CDK Global buys digital agency Progressus Media

CDK Global has acquired Progressus Media, provider of mobile advertising services for dealerships and automotive marketing companies, for an undisclosed amount -- a move that bolsters the software giant's advertising business.

M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers

Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.

Dealer anniversary

This week's dealer anniversary is Dwight Nelson, dealer principal of Selma Mazda in Selma, Calif.

Captives go online to educate consumers

Some captives have put their lease-end education tools online to improve customer satisfaction with an experience that too often leaves consumers with questions.

Video meetings boost profits

John Eagle Auto Group in Dallas holds monthly video conferences to help F&I staff brainstorm ways to improve profits at its 12 Texas dealerships.


Email Newsletters
  • General newsletters
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Mondays)
  • (As needed)
  • Video newscasts
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Saturdays)
  • Special interest newsletters
  • (Thursdays)
  • (Tuesdays)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Wednesdays)
  • (Bimonthly)
  • Special reports
  • (As needed)
  • (As needed)
  • Communication preferences