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Portfolio Repeats Top Diamond Ranking in Dealers’ Choice Awards

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Portfolio, a reinsurance program manager for dealers, has again been ranked as the top Diamond provider in the Vehicle Service Contracts – Reinsurance category in the annual Dealers’ Choice Awards national survey sponsored...

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Android Auto Arrives for 2015 Hyundai Sonata

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Hyundai has begun offering Google's Android Auto on its 2015 Hyundai Sonata, making it the first automaker to implement the software platform that closely matches one running on smartphones.Starting May 26, Hyundai dealers can install...

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Disparate Impact Ruling Expected This Week

WASHINGTON — A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court alleges that the way Texas allocates low-income housing credits violates the 1968 Fair Housing Act, but if the case is decided in Texas’ favor, it could mean an end to a legal theory called “disparate...

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Auto industry’s $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports

Carmakers from Nissan to Mazda are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad, but some executives are worried that the factory hum will slow in coming years as exports get bogged down by congestion at the... ... Read More »

Hyundai boss Zuchowski sees green light for small pickup

A small, versatile Hyundai pickup based on the Santa Cruz concept seems to be headed toward production soon. ... Read More »

4th-gen MX-5 Miata tries to renew interest in small sporty cars

Mazda is betting a lighter, sportier, more fuel-efficient redesign will offset the next MX-5 Miata's weaker horsepower - and rekindle waning demand in the roadster segment. ... Read More »

Long wait, quick win for Florida Audi dealer

After opening in December 2013, Mario Murgado's Audi Stuartcq near Florida's Atlantic coast was one of just a dozen dealerships to win Audi's Magna Elite Society award in 2014, the highest award bestowed upon Audi dealers. ... Read More »

Wrangler will still use steel, Sergio says

The next Jeep Wrangler won't follow the Ford F-150's lead with an aluminum body. Instead, the off-roader will keep its steel body structure but add aluminum doors, fenders and other parts. ... Read More »

Redesigned Mazda2 hatchback sits out U.S.

Cheap gasoline and tight supplies from a new factory in Mexico have persuaded Mazda not to sell the redesigned Mazda2 in the U.S. ... Read More »

Now, Nissan will build up products, tech

Wrapping up several years of opening factories, Nissan will now channel investment into new products and technologies, including electrified drivetrains, fuel cells, autonomous drive systems and connected cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn. ... Read More »