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U.S. might revise fuel efficiency standards for 2021 model year

On Tuesday the U.S. Transportation Department said that it might revise the fuel auto-efficiency requirements beginning with the 2021 model year rather than the 2020 model year as previously disclosed. In March, President Donald Trump ordered a review of the fuel-efficiency standards for 2022 through 2025 established under the Obama administration. A notice published on […]

July 25, 2017
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Subaru Store Helps Sick Children With Blanket Donation

As WJHL reported, Wallace Subaru out of Johnson City, Tennessee decided to reach out to help those in need. The Subaru store “donated 80 blankets to be used for oncology patients at the children’s hospital, as well as the Regional Cancer Center.”

July 25, 2017
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Longtime BMW temp files sexism, racism claims with the EEOC

Her complaint also alleges illegal retaliation against her after Savoy asked a manager about becoming a permanent employee.

July 25, 2017
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Vandalism: Fire Extinguisher Used At Dealership

The incident all began when a man got into an accident near the store.

July 21, 2017
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BMW sales chief Robertson retiring, succeeded by Dutch executive Nota

Ian Robertson is retiring as BMW’s sales chief, the automaker announced in a statement. He will be succeeded by Pieter Nota, who is moving from Dutch electronic and lighting company Philips to the automaker.

July 21, 2017
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21
2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Trump Administration is finally set to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement as promised during the campaign last year.

July 21, 2017
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Auto Sales Company Shift Raises $38 Million

Shift is an online used auto sales organization. They are part of a small niche also occupied by Carvana and Vroom. All three sell newer, lower mileage used vehicles to consumers. As Shift competes in this space, they recently gained a major boost.

July 21, 2017
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Dealership Fire Destroys 20 Cars & Carvana Hits Detroit

This is your look dealership news from all across the nation.

First up, a CBS Detroit report indicates a cleaning crew at Buff Whelan Chevrolet out of Sterling Heights, Michigan may have accidentally set what became a major fire.

July 20, 2017
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Report: Salesmen Used Customer CID For 16 Years

For Today’s story a woman went into a dealership to purchase a vehicle, only to find out two dealership salesmen had been continually misusing one aspect of her personal information…for 16 years.

July 19, 2017
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EPA chief to deal with emissions cheaters “very aggressively”

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is here to play hardball, stating that the agency must make sure what happened with Volkswagen AG – the diesel emissions scandal – never happens again.

July 18, 2017
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Report: 400lbs of Marijuana Found in Ford Vehicles

Today’s story made national headlines. Somehow vehicles showed up at Ford dealerships with something illegal hidden inside.

July 18, 2017
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FCA closes Detroit plant as Dodge Viper nears end of production

The Conner Assembly Plant in Detroit, home of Dodge Viper production since 1992, is closing permanently on August 31 as FCA ends Viper production.

July 17, 2017
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