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GM tries to overcome 'recall fatigue'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2014
General Motors has launched a cutting-edge digital marketing tool to reach customers on Facebook and other popular websites. It assigned one of its top marketing executives to the effort.... Read More »

BMW, others bet on Brazil but benefits trail Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2014
BMW is among a group of carmakers investing in Brazil as a growing middle class fuels a surge in car sales, but high costs, poor infrastructure and few trade agreements mean Brazil can't compete with...... Read More »

Mercedes, VW to put brakes on Google's in-car data inroads

4:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014
VW Group and Mercedes called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer...... Read More »

Kuni Automotive COO Herman dies at 72

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014
Joseph Herman, COO of dealership group Kuni Automotive and a 40-year veteran of the auto retailing industry, died the morning of Oct.... Read More »

Lithia will continue rapid acquisition pace after DCH

9:08 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014
Lithia Motors will continue its rapid pace of acquisitions over the next year despite just closing a huge deal to buy DCH Auto Group, executives said...... Read More »

Maserati beats Ferrari in Q3 profit on Montezemolo exit

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Maserati's quarterly profit topped Ferrari's for the first time since it became part of Fiat Group more than 25 years ago.... Read More »

Penske Automotive eyes more growth overseas, retail truck stores

10:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Penske Automotive wants to grow by snapping up more car dealerships overseas and buying other businesses, such as heavy-duty retail truck stores.... Read More »

Edmunds.com buys startup, plans to offer texting services to dealerships

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Edmunds has purchased a startup texting technology company that it helped nurture.... Read More »

VW closes global sales gap with Toyota in race for No. 1

5:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
VW Group has narrowed its global sales gap with market leader Toyota as the world's two largest automakers enter the fourth quarter in a tight race...... Read More »

On Twitter, 140 characters = $716 million in car sales

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014
It's a burning question for auto marketers on Twitter: Are our tweets influencing people to buy cars? To tackle this question, the social network...... Read More »

AutoNation plans December launch of digital storefront

9:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014
AutoNation said it will launch its digital storefront in December in the south Florida market with a new pricing moniker it calls Smart Choice.... Read More »

Lincoln's McConaughey ads get another parody, this time from SNL

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
If the success of an ad campaign -- and the brand it touts -- was measured by the number of parodies it generated, Lincoln's moody ads featuring...... Read More »

OCTOBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. auto sales projected to rise 6% in Oct. to highest total in a decade

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
New light-vehicle sales are expected to rise about 6 percent in the United States this month from last October to about 1.... Read More »

Surge of used cars stings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
A rising supply of used vehicles, particularly late-model cars and trucks coming off lease, already is hitting some companies in their pocket books.... Read More »

Edmunds YouTube flap underscores tension with 3rd-party sites

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Edmunds.com's YouTube ad campaign that spoofed price haggling at dealerships lasted just two days.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

N.J. dealer lets customers choose the charity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
One dealer's charitable impulse turned into a community fundraising powerhouse under the banner Kindle Community Challenge.... Read More »

Tesla offers leasing options for new Model S in U.S.

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Tesla Motors unveiled a leasing policy for its new Model S with an option for buyers in the United States to return the car within three months of...... Read More »

Toyota's global sales rise 3% as race with VW tightens

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Toyota said worldwide sales climbed 3 percent through September as the carmaker battles Volkswagen to be the global sales leader.... Read More »

AutoNews Now will pack more news in TV redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Automotive News TV's afternoon newscast marks its sixth anniversary this week with a fresh look.... Read More »

Chrysler video games bolster dealership sales staff training

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Chrysler Group is about to encourage dealership salespeople to play video games during downtime.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Brace yourself for a flood of used vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Prices on used vehicles are falling and will keep falling as supplies of late-model used cars and trucks return to normal levels.... Read More »

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Racing, tech events draw crowds to Hoffman stores

Racing, tech events draw crowds to Hoffman stores

Hoffman Auto Group holds more than 100 elaborate events annually to attract and retain customers. Some buyers zip around a racetrack in Porsches at 130 mph. Mon., October 27
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