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$539,672 Dealership Salesman Fraud

The former dealership salesman has pleaded guilty and could face 30 years.

Nov. 22, 2017
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Kia Artificial Intelligence Bot Directs Customers To Dealerships

The Bot is reportedly able to learn over time to better understand customer inquiries.

Nov. 21, 2017
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Chevy-Wins-on-Twitter-with-Manchester-United-Retweet-to-Subscribe-Fan-Experience-Driving-Sales-Automotive-News Chevy Wins on Twitter with Exclusive Fan Experience

Twitter is a place where more than 50 million global soccer fans flock to get an insider’s view of the sport and connect with their favorite players. And in its latest marketing strategy, Chevrolet recognized and leveraged this fact. Chevy, with its sponsorship of Manchester United, provided soccer supporters with an exclusive experience on the […]

Nov. 20, 2017
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Tesla Roadster: 250mph/1.9 Second 0-60

For Today’s story, Tesla Motors recently unveiled an upgraded version of their roadster and its being hailed as the fastest consumer car on the market. According to the Washington Post, Tesla has major plans for the Roadster. During the Tesla unveiling for their self-driving electric Semi-Trucks, the California-based EV automaker brought out the redesigned Roadster. […]

Nov. 20, 2017
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Dealership Crime: Hurricane Harvey, $700k Theft

The suspects broke into the dealership during the tragic Hurricane Harvey.

Nov. 17, 2017
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2020 Tesla Roadster Revealed, Runs 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Tesla claims their next-gen EV roadster is the “quickest car in the world”, with a top speed over 200 mph and 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds.

Nov. 17, 2017
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Nov
16
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CFPB Chief Cordray Steps Down

The CFPB has previously fined Ally Bank $98 million and sought increased auto lending oversight.

Nov. 16, 2017
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$1,800/mo On-Demand Cadillac App Expands Reach

The service has an annual limit of 2,000 miles and allows 18 vehicle changes per year.

Nov. 15, 2017
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Nov
14
2017
Ford Dealer Technology House Calls

Do you think more dealers will assemble outreach teams to make technology house calls?

Nov. 14, 2017
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Dealerships-Awarded-Millions-in-Auto-Parts-Supplier-Price-Fixing-Scheme-Automotive-Industry-Driving-Sales-News 8,000 Dealerships Awarded $335 Million in Price-Fixing Scheme

A 2010 supplier antitrust investigation has culminated in $335 million worth of payouts to approximately 8,000 dealerships. The decades-long, “widespread price-fixing scheme” was only discovered when the FBI raided the offices of Japanese automotive supplier firms Yazaki North America, Inc., Denso International America, Inc., and Tokai Rika Group. In 2012, those companies and four industry […]

Nov. 14, 2017
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New Study: Consumers Don’t Trust Driverless Cars

[Press release: intelligentcarleasing.com] Do consumers trust driverless cars? Absolutely not! Self-driving cars are the future of motoring, or so the public are told on an almost daily basis. However the key question of ‘are the public ready for driverless cars?’ is rarely asked or considered. A brand new study by intelligentcarleasing.com has asked exactly that, […]

Nov. 14, 2017
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Nov
13
2017
Salesman Says He’ll Refund the $7K He Stole from Customers

The former car salesman left on vacation and never returned.

Nov. 13, 2017
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