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Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores

Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota in October.

BMW roasts big dealer in countersuit

Megadealer Norman Braman filed a federal lawsuit against BMW in September, arguing that changes to a bonus program illegally modified franchise agreements. Now BMW has issued a scorching response.


California wildfires smoke out sales, service work

Wildfires near Los Angeles have effectively shut down, though not destroyed, many dealerships in the area. It also forced a shutdown of one of the busiest freeways in the nation, the 405.

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Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Borton Volvo in Golden Valley, Minn., Dealer Principal Kjell Bergh and President Patrick Sutter; John and William Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, Mich.; and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.

UPDATED: 12/5/17 10:58 am ET - adds excise tax detail
Auto sector escapes big hits in Senate tax bill

The auto industry fared better, on balance, in the tax bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Saturday than in the earlier House version. Now the industry will try to hold onto those gains.

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

UPDATED: 12/4/17 12:08 pm ET
GM: November sales decline 2.9% on cars

The automaker, behind weaker car demand and lower fleet shipments, reported sales last month declined 2.9 percent compared with November 2016.

UPDATED: 11/29/17 3:06 pm ET - adds details
Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row

The RX is Lexus' top seller and the best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S., but dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version for years. The 2018 RX L is stretched more than 4 inches at the rear and goes on sale in December, a key month for Lexus.

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