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Self-Driving Study Ranks Tesla Last

The top companies ranked in the study included GM, Volkswagen and Waymo.

Jan. 23, 2018
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Bankruptcy Judge Throws Out GM Settlement

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Martin Glenn on Monday threw out a settlement agreement that could have triggered a $1 billion payout of General Motors stock to owners of GM vehicles with defective ignition switches. The case stems from the aftermath of GM’s 2009 bankruptcy. The case is tied to a 2014 recall of 2.6 million […]

Jan. 23, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Dealership-Offers-20-Year-200,000-Mile-Warranty-Selma-Auto-Mall-California Dealership Offers 20-Year/200,000-Mile Warranty

The warranty reportedly covers both the vehicle drivetrain and powertrain.

Jan. 22, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Fiat-Chrysler-Expresses-Concerns-NAFTA-Negotiations FCA Expresses Concerns About NAFTA Negotiations

Fiat Chrysler has recently expressed concerns that consumers may have to deal with potential price hikes as a result of NAFTA negotiations. “The consumer, in the absence of a realignment of production facilities, will pay a price,” Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler’s Chief Executive, said to CNBC last week at the North American International Auto Show […]

Jan. 22, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-BMW-Mercedes-Roll-Out-Subscription-Car-Services Mercedes, BMW Roll Out Subscription Service Plans

Subscription services are the next big thing, and the automotive world is hopping on the bandwagon. Cadillac, Porsche, and Volvo are rolling out plans of their own, and Mercedes-Benz and BMW won’t be left behind. Both of the German luxury automakers are planning to launch limited subscription programs this year to test the services out. […]

Jan. 19, 2018
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Supreme Court Hears Service Advisor Case

The Supreme Court case began as a lawsuit from a Service Advisor against the Mercedes-Benz store where he worked.

Jan. 18, 2018
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AutoNation Announces New Cancer Program For Employees

The group is anticipating a $75-100 million increase in net profits following U.S. Tax reform.

Jan. 17, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Nissan-CEO-INFINITI-to-Go-Electric-by-2021 Nissan CEO: INFINITI to Go Electric by 2021

Nissan Motor Company’s highline brand, INFINITI, is making the move toward electric vehicles. According to Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, all new INFINITI models, excepting some SUVs, will be fully electrified by 2021. New INFINITI models will either be all-electric or “e-power” vehicles, which use an electric […]

Jan. 17, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Press-Release-Leung-Joins-LotLinx-as-Chief-Operating-Officer-COO  Press Release: Leung Joins LotLinx as Chief Operating Officer

Leung Brings 20 Years of Digital Media and Technology Experience to Complement LotLinx’s Growing Executive Team CHICAGO, January 17, 2018 — LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive AI, today announced Gee Leung has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Leung has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of digital media and technology companies over a career spanning multiple decades. He has had the […]

Jan. 17, 2018
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FCA Announces U.S. Investment Following Tax Reform

60,000 FCA Employees will get a $2,000 bonus due to U.S. Tax Reform.

Jan. 16, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-3-Arrested-Dealership-Embezzlement 3 Arrested in Dealership Embezzlement Scheme

The FBI has arrested three people in relation to a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme involving three Marin County, California, car dealerships, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The dealerships involved are  Sonnen Volkswagen, Audi Marin, and Porsche Marin. Amir Bakhtiari, 50, of Newport Beach, California, was manager at two of the dealerships involved. He allegedly […]

Jan. 16, 2018
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Legal Gun Owners Subdue Dealership Suspect

The man was hitting cars with a pipe and threatening to kill people before the gun owners got him to stop.

Jan. 15, 2018
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