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Mazda's new mantra: 'Driving Matters'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Fifteen years after coining the slogan "Zoom Zoom" to pitch its cars to customers who see driving as a pleasure and not a chore, Mazda Motor Corp. is hoping to refine its fun-to-drive message by launching its biggest U.S.
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Long wait, quick win for Florida Audi dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
After opening in December 2013, Mario Murgado's Audi Stuartcq near Florida's Atlantic coast was one of just a dozen dealerships to win Audi's Magna Elite Society award in 2014, the highest award bestowed upon Audi dealers.

Buyers emerge for auction companies

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Mergers and acquisitions are happening among auto auctions, and attracting private-equity players, for the same reasons they are on the rise among...

Auctions focus on high-quality vehicle images

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Auctions are taking steps to raise the quality and resolution of their vehicle photos, yielding more bids and higher conversion rates.

Dealers can't even touch some hot brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Buying a luxury German-brand dealership isn't easy. Just ask dealer David Slone.

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Members of the Jacobs family at Jacobs Ford in St. Paul, Neb., receive a 75-year award from Ford Motor Co.

California dealers sue TrueCar

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association is suing TrueCar Inc.

Can dealership make this SUV fit for a horse? Of course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A Ford store in Illinois revamped an Excursion, making it in to a mobile horse stall that hauls around a miniature horse for charity.

Wal-Mart revamps auto-care centers

2:40 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Wal-Mart's auto centers, the car-maintenance areas attached to many of its stores, are getting a service overhaul.

Jeep leads Detroit's return to Tokyo Motor Show

6:25 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
For the first time in nearly a decade, a Detroit automaker will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show. Jeep -- the best-selling U.S.

VW will evaluate ad agency work, report says

11:40 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Volkswagen Group has reached out to advertising companies about an impending global media agency review, people familiar with the matter told...

Autobytel acquires rival Dealix for $25 million

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Autobytel, one of the largest providers of sales leads to auto dealers, has purchased longtime rival Dealix for $25 million in cash.

Mazda's new mantra: 'Driving Matters'

3:00 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Mazda is hoping to refine its fun-to-drive message by launching its biggest U.S.

California dealer group sues TrueCar, claims website acts as dealer

2:21 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association is suing TrueCar, accusing the vehicle-shopping site of breaking California laws on dealer licensing,...

Updated Pilot to become Honda's priciest U.S. vehicle

5:00 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
When the third-generation Pilot crossover goes on sale in June, its fully loaded Elite trim level will carry a sticker price of $47,300, including...

European car sales rose nearly 7% in April as market recovers faster than expected

2:58 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
European car sales rose for a 20th consecutive month in April, bolstered by a reviving economy and new models. Registrations increased 6.

SELF EXPRESSION

Sales staffers seek to brand themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Auto salespeople increasingly are promoting themselves -- apart from their dealerships -- with personal websites, YouTube videos and social media...

Volvo: Back 'on the attack' in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Volvo's proposed South Carolina car plant is far bigger than its current U.S. sales volume.

How reviews can boost work force

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Dealers and salespeople have come to realize that the most impactful reviews, those that do the most to enhance the brand of the store or the...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

3 more barriers in dealership hiring

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's decision to offer free college education is a bold and commendable move that directly addresses the top driver of employee...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dealers make a big difference

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
The true story of how dealers, their families and their teams make a difference in their communities is often lost amid the more sensational stories...

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