Startup aims to eliminate need to visit dealership to buy new, used cars nationwide

Joydrive wants to become the first nationwide platform that allows buyers to complete their transactions without setting foot in a dealership -- for new and used cars.

UPDATED: 5/23/18 3:18 pm ET - new story

Trump's 'big news' for U.S. auto workers is China cut in tariffs

President Donald Trump's tweet that “big news” is on the way for American auto workers refers to China's plans to slash tariffs on imported passenger cars, according to an aide.


NADA Academy launches work-friendly training program for high-potential employees

The National Automobile Dealers Association is offering a new NADA Academy training program for up-and-coming dealership employees.

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Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Dennis Davenport, general manager of Nucar Mazda in New Castle, Del., Charles Vaillant, dealer principal of Triangle Dealers del Oeste in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and Gerardo Pascual, dealer principal of AutoGrupo Chrysler in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Can tamer TrueCar be true to itself?

Under Chip Perry, TrueCar is not a different company, but it's a very different brand, casting itself more clearly as the friend of the auto dealer. In the process, TrueCar gave up some of what made it distinctive in a sea of lead generators.

Mazda picks up a German accent

While Mazda can't pass itself off as a luxury brand, the mix of quality, handling and design have proved potent enough to draw upscale consumers who drive German cruisers.

Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey

In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

Auto lending guidance could end, but not scrutiny

The repeal of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's auto loan guidance would be a victory for dealers and lenders, but other regulators will keep an eye on auto lending. The celebration should be short-lived.


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