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Ford Changes Fusion, $100k Wheel Theft

The indication is that Ford will turn the Fusion into an SUV or crossover.

July 12, 2018
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Analysts: Auto Sales up, but Could Falter as the Year Goes on

In the face of higher gasoline prices and rising interest rates, U.S. auto sales were on the up for the first six months of 2018. According to Edmunds.com, sales rose 1.8 percent over the first half of the year, and June auto sales were up 5 percent compared to 2017. The boost was fueled by […]

July 9, 2018
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The Automaker Search For Fresh Talent

OEMs want to find out who will staff their key plant positions in the coming years. What is the hardest dealership position to find and train for?

July 9, 2018
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Jul
6
2018
3 vehicles, Engagement Ring Stolen from Dealership

The dealership owner was reportedly planning to give the now stolen engagement ring to his girlfriend.

July 6, 2018
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VT Congressman files bill to extend EV tax credits

According to a law related to tax-credits, after the automakers sell 200,000 EVs, the credits for the cars start to phase out.

July 5, 2018
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Hyundai-FCA Buyout Rumor Is “Totally Groundless”

A senior official from Hyundai called merger or buyout rumors regarding Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler “totally groundless.”

July 4, 2018
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U.S. Auto Sales Rise in June

Year-over-year results are on the rise as consumers reportedly bought 2.1 percent more vehicles last month than they did in June of 2017.

July 3, 2018
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Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Issue Persists

NHTSA has reported received at least 200 documented complaints about the carbon monoxide issue related to Ford Explorers.

July 2, 2018
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Japan: Auto Tariffs Would Damage US, Global Economy

If the U.S. imposes higher tariffs on foreign auto imports, it could backfire and jeopardize “hundreds of thousands” of U.S. jobs created by Japanese auto-related companies, warned a report from Japan’s government. The move could also raise prices for U.S. consumers and devastate both the U.S. and global economy. According to the Japanese trade ministry, […]

June 29, 2018
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“Eat, Sleep, Work” in a Volvo in 2021?

Will self-driving vehicles make their way onto your dealership lot by 2021?

June 29, 2018
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Giant Oil Corporation Goes Electric

As more and more electric vehicles hit the road, some companies will have to adjust. Especially those companies who main source of income are oil. BP, however, is getting ahead of the curve. Yesterday BP announced they bought out an electric vehicle charging company. The company they bought out is the largest EV charging company […]

June 29, 2018
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28
2018
AutoNation CEO Talks Tariffs, Tesla Deposits Rise $2500

Toyota has indicated the price of a new Corolla would rise $1,800 if a 25% tariff is imposed on the import of European vehicles into the United States.

June 28, 2018
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