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Maroone back in the retail business

The former COO of AutoNation talks to Automotive News about why he's back in the retail business with the Maroone USA dealership group formed in 2017. ... Read More »

Nissan aims to lift Sentra image with upscale look

The 2020 Nissan Sentra includes changes to give the near-entry sedan a touch of near-luxury class. ... Read More »

NHTSA probing 12th Tesla crash tied to possible Autopilot use

The federal agency said it will investigate a 12th Tesla crash that may be tied to the vehicle's advanced Autopilot driver assistance system after a Tesla Model 3 rear-ended a parked police car in Connecticut this week. Autopilot has been engaged in at least three...

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French want PSA-FCA board control guarantee in merger, report says

The two companies are finalizing talks after announcing a plan for a $50 billion merger of equals in October that would create the world's fourth-largest automaker. ... Read More »

Mercedes to delay U.S. sales of all-electric EQC by a year

Strong demand in Europe and tougher emissions rules across the European Union are forcing Mercedes-Benz to postpone the U.S. sales launch of its first electric vehicle, the EQC, to 2021, stymying the American unit's plans to compete with EVs from Tesla, Audi, BMW...

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Used Car Price Gap Grows to $15K in Q3 Report

Edmunds’ latest Used Car Report finds high off-lease volumes have suppressed prices and widened the gap between new and 3-year-old models to an average of $14,951. ... Read More »

Report: Inconsistent F&I Training Puts Dealerships at Risk

A recent KPA survey found high numbers of F&I professionals untrained in key federal compliance topics and unsure of how far their compliance education had progressed. ... Read More »

Another massive Takata airbag recall looms

If the supplier can’t demonstrate the safety or durability of newer inflators, NHTSA may order that they be recalled. The total bill for another massive recall could reach tens of billions of dollars, with carmakers bearing the brunt of the costs. ... Read More »

Toyota’s redesigned Highlander to start at $35,720

Toyota's pricing strategy for the redesigned 2020 Highlander, the top-selling large crossover, will hold the MSRP on the popular XLE trim level while using a $1,400 upcharge for the fuel-saving hybrid powertrain. ... Read More »

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC’s Acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC’s acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation...

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