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Cars.com-Releases-2017-Year-in-Review-Driving-Sales-Automotive-Industry-News Cars.com Releases 2017 Year in Review

Digital Automotive Marketplace Looks Back at 2017’s Key Moments in Time to Determine How Offline Events Drive Online Actions [Click here for Cars.com’s visual timeline infographic of key news, trends, and events driving car-shopping behavior in 2017.] CHICAGO, December 7, 2017 – Millions of consumers spend time on Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) each month to shop, research and […]

Dec. 10, 2017
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GAO: Congress May Review 2013 CFPB Guidance

Congress could take a look at auto lending guidance set forth by the CFPB back in 2013.

Dec. 8, 2017
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Auto-Dealers-Get-Last-Minute-Tax-Break Auto Dealers Get Last-Minute Tax Break

The new tax reform bill, which will lower taxes for many corporations, meant higher taxes for car dealerships in its original form. The bill “imposed new limits on the interest payments” that businesses could write off, capping deductions at 30 percent of a company’s income. Auto dealers tend to have more interest to pay compared […]

Dec. 8, 2017
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Dec
7
2017
Ford Shifts EV Production to Mexico

Ford is making the strategic shift as part of its autonomous vehicle production strategy.

Dec. 7, 2017
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How-to-Use-New-Facebook-Messenger-for-Marketing-Driving-Sales-Automotive-News How to Use the New Facebook Messenger Function for Marketing

Facebook has just released its new Messenger app ads to the general public. What does this mean for dealerships on the social media site? Now, with the new ads, dealers can directly message potential prospects with the Facebook Messenger app. As with any new marketing tool, however, you’ll need to determine the most effective methods […]

Dec. 7, 2017
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Nissan Undaunted by Federal Tax Credit Status

Leadership from Nissan Motor Company’s North American operations on Monday said the company is “undaunted” by efforts in Congress to ditch a federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. The 2018 Nissan Leaf, which hits dealerships early next year, has a 40 percent increase in battery range (up to 150 miles/240 kilometers) from the previous model. […]

Dec. 7, 2017
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Missouri To Allow Direct-to-Consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla has sued time and time again to try and change long-standing dealership laws.

Dec. 6, 2017
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Dec
6
2017
Record-Car-Sales-in-November-Thanks-to-Incentives-Light-Truck-Demand-Driving-Sales-Automotive-News Record Sales in November Thanks to Incentives, Light-Truck Demand

November saw U.S. auto sales up 1.4 percent, hitting a record 1,399,640 units. The reality was better than most forecasts, with the sales increase largely driven by light-truck demand and “fatter deals.” November is only the second month of 2017 with light-vehicle sales on the up year over year: light-truck volume rose 7.4 percent, while […]

Dec. 6, 2017
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Dec
5
2017
Dealership GM Reportedly Causes $1.8m Loss

The former GM of a Honda store is headed to prison for 18 months.

Dec. 5, 2017
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Report: Salesman ‘Pockets’ Customer Deposits

The salesman was fired by the time multiple customers came back to claim their vehicles…

Dec. 4, 2017
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4
2017
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Cadillac-CMO-Announces-Retirement-Driving-Sales-Automotive-News Cadillac CMO Announces Resignation

As the end of the year draws to a close, Cadillac is prepping for a nationwide search for a new chief marketing officer The current CMO, Uwe Ellinghaus, is resigning from the company, effective December 31. Cadillac’s marketing team learned of the plans on Friday morning during a conference call with Ellinghaus and Cadillac’s president, […]

Dec. 4, 2017
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Dec
1
2017
Mini EVs, Dealership Heist and Honda Ad Strategy

A brazen thief gained access to a West Virginia Ford dealership…by ramming into a garage door with a car.

Dec. 1, 2017
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