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Industry right-sizes its stocks

Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.


Bilingual staff just the start to success

Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.

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KAR's TradeRev adds features

A new version of TradeRev's used-vehicle purchasing mobile app, from KAR Auction Services, has added dealer-support features.

UPDATED: 12/7/17 11:37 am ET - adds confirmation
Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.

UPDATED: 12/4/17 6:00 pm ET - adds details
NISSAN: A Nov. high behind crossover, pickup surge

U.S. sales at Nissan North America jumped 18 percent to 135,985 in November -- a record for the month -- behind a surge in light trucks and steady rise in car sales.

UPDATED: 12/4/17 1:53 pm ET - adds final results
November's sales gain sets up 17 million in '17

A solid November has all but guaranteed that U.S. new light-vehicle sales will top 17 million in 2017 for the third straight year and only the fifth time ever.

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.

Lexus seeks conquests with 3-row RX

Lexus figures it has been leaving money on the table for years because it lacked a three-row variant of the segment-leading RX crossover. That's about to change.

Subaru Ascent fills big hole in crossover lineup

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is all about family. To demonstrate the Ascent's size and family appeal, Subaru packed the crossover with eight golden and Labrador retrievers Subaru called its "spokesdogs," during the Los Angeles auto show reveal.

Cadillac pulling off camouflage sooner

Cadillac, which has a major overhaul of its lineup on the way, plans to reveal new vehicles further in advance to allow for more thorough testing on public roads.

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