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FCA puts the squeeze on dealer profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is squeezing U.S. dealerships’ profits by boosting vehicle invoice prices but not the corresponding sticker prices.... Read More »

Dealership employees, payrolls top prerecession levels

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
U.S. dealerships added to their employee count for the fifth year in a row last year, causing the average store's payroll to rise sharply above its pre-recession levels.... Read More »

BMW cutting production, prices in China as market slows

8:28 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
BMW has reduced the prices of some of its vehicles in China and will cut local production in the country to ensure that dealers are not overstocked...... Read More »

Test Drive TV mobile app delivers official car videos to enthusiasts

2:32 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
A new mobile video app that curates official Web videos posted by automakers on sites such as YouTube and organizes them into individual channels on...... Read More »

Alfa's pitch will be luxury, Italian style

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
As he prepares the campaign to reintroduce Alfa Romeo to the United States, Fiat Chrysler marketing chief Olivier Francois says he may exploit the...... Read More »

Judge backs Mitsubishi in franchise lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Mitsubishi has prevailed in a long-running legal dispute with one of its largest dealers.... Read More »

Ally change saves dealers big money

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
The 4,200 dealerships that finance their vehicle inventory through Ally Financial are seeing savings from Ally's recent shift to peg interest rates...... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Rural dealer becomes used-car powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Small-town Schafer Chevrolet has turned the devastating loss of three new-car franchises into a used-car powerhouse.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Max Jamiesson, left, and Nathen Hughes, center, of Salinas Toyota in Salinas, Calif.... Read More »

Lackluster profits drive FCA's higher invoice prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
The reason behind Fiat Chrysler's wholesale pricing action is simple: profits -- or the lack thereof.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Frank Audette, a suburban Detroit dealer, died April 10.... Read More »

Chevy's Man U sponsorship scores from miles away

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
The crowd mobbing the Chevrolet stand at this month's Seoul Motor Show highlights the oft-overlooked upside of the brand's controversial Manchester...... Read More »

China's Guangzhou Auto seeks U.S. dealers ahead of 2017 SUV launch

9:58 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
Guangzhou Auto is searching for dealership partners in the United States and is researching how to comply with regulations to prepare for its planned...... Read More »

VW mulls budget SUVs, minivans for China as market shifts

5:13 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
VW may develop budget SUVs and minivans in China to keep up with shifts in the market.... Read More »

Scion shifts ad model for iA, iM launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
In September, Toyota's Scion will launch the new iM hatchback and iA sedan with the most-expensive marketing campaign since the brand was launched in...... Read More »

THE SSR MVP

How an oddball Chevy transformed a Houston dealership

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
More than a decade after General Motors launched the Chevrolet SSR, most people still aren't sure what to make of the retro-styled, high-performance...... Read More »

BMW to recall 91,800 Mini Coopers over airbag flaw

10:34 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
BMW of North America will recall about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the U.S.... Read More »

New Jeep Renegade ad campaign has an indie-rock youth vibe

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
In its new Renegade campaign, Jeep wanted up-and-coming artists to lay a soundtrack aimed at millennials instead of more established acts.... Read More »

U.S. House OKs bill to kill 'death tax'

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax applied on estates worth more than $5 million, which dealers have long...... Read More »

Chevy runs digital video ads in print

10:54 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Chevrolet has purchased a series of print ads to show off digital videos promoting the Colorado pickup.... Read More »

GM launches software that flags recalled vehicles on dealer lots

1:54 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
General Motors is rolling out new software this month for dealerships to make it harder for them to mistakenly sell a new vehicle that's subject to a...... Read More »

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