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Mazda plans online orders to smooth Miata launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
Before the redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives on U.S. shores this summer, fans of the diminutive Japanese sports car will be able to preorder a car in any color they like -- as long as that color is red.... Read More »

Low oil prices drive bullish forecasts for U.S. sales

11:42 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
The US auto industry appears to be firmly in the fast lane, at least for the next two years.... Read More »

NADA expects interest rates to hold through summer, boosting sales

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
The National Automobile Dealers Association predicts the Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates through the summer, giving vehicle...... Read More »

Ally touts dealership camaraderie in new ad campaign

2:44 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Ally Financial is touting the camaraderie it has with dealerships in a new ad campaign that puts an emphasis on storytelling.... Read More »

Base 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to start at $25,735

11:07 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The new Mazda MX-5 Miata will start at $25,735. That's a price bump of $1,125 over the outgoing 2014 model. Prices include $820 shipping.... Read More »

Ex-dealership staffers face prison

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Several former sales staffers at a Birmingham, Ala.... Read More »

FCA dealers strain to deliver 5-year winning streak

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will achieve five full years of U.S. monthly sales gains — if it can post an increase for March.... Read More »

Consumers cry out for better dealership experience

7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Nearly nine in 10 consumers say they wouldn't buy a car without test driving it first.... Read More »

New Chevy ads elevate 'focus groups'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Chevrolet this week will roll out a major advertising campaign, doubling down on the spoofy "focus group" imagery it has used in its rollout of the...... Read More »

Sonic to expand initiative piece by piece

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Sonic Automotive Inc.'s rollout of its customer experience initiative to stores in the Charlotte, N.C.... Read More »

Automotive News wins Grand Neal Award for GM recall reports

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Automotive News has won the Grand Neal Award for its coverage of the General Motors ignition-switch recall crisis.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cadillac needs to change its tone

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In reference to Richard Truett's observations about Cadillac, I am dismayed by the humble (defeatist) tone in the latest marketing effort ("De...... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The top 10: Where the action isn't

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Your roundup of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S. was invaluable, and I don't doubt consolidation among dealerships is moving ahead.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

'Apple way' inspires Seattle dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Brad Miller, who owns Honda and Toyota stores in booming downtown Seattle, knows the traditional way of selling cars. And he knows he doesn't like it.... Read More »

Revamp of CPO program pays off for Fiat Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's retooled certified used-vehicle program is paying off, said Eric Swanson, FCA US senior manager of certified pre-owned vehicle sales.... Read More »

Back to 2007 market share, but with one big difference

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
When its string of consecutive monthly year-over-year sales gains began in April 2010, what is now Fiat Chrysler was, literally, a different company.... Read More »

Leases to get more expensive, ALG says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Low-cost monthly auto leases will become more expensive over the next couple of years, predicts ALG President Larry Dominique.... Read More »

Land Rover to consolidate advertising work with agency Spark44

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Land Rover is shifting its global strategic and creative ad accounts to Spark44, the same agency that handles sister brand Jaguar.... Read More »

Yes, millennials want to see a car dealer, Edmunds says

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Millennials may love their phones, but they don't use them to make all of their car buying decisions, Edmunds.com says in a new report.... Read More »

Manheim invests in vehicle inspection company

3:17 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Manheim invested in Alliance Inspection Management, a vehicle inspection and software company, and the two companies have formed a “strategic...... Read More »

AutoNation, analytics company Zubie join to monitor cars' service needs

3:38 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Some AutoNation dealerships' service advisers will know which vehicles need fixing before they even talk to the driver, thanks to a new partnership...... Read More »

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