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AutoNation digital effort grows

AutoNation will spread its AutoNation Express approach to online car purchasing to the rest of Florida during the next three months, CEO Mike Jackson said Thursday. The expansion follows the December launch of AutoNation Express in South Florida. ... Read More »

New models are driving brands’ success

New-model introductions will continue to boost the performance of auto franchises for the next two years. ... Read More »

Tamara Darvish joins credit union in charge of business development

Veteran auto dealership executive Tamara Darvish is joining Pentagon Federal Credit Union, better known as PenFed, as executive vice president in charge of business development and government and community relations. ... Read More »

GM issues stop-sale on crossovers for problem with Goodyear tires

General Motors has told dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace tires that are prone to cracking. ... Read More »

Cadillac boss to introduce ’boutique’ store concept to 700 dealers

Cadillac plans to ask about 700 of its dealerships to invest in small "boutique" stores that would offer "high technology showrooms" and a higher level of service than they offer today. ... Read More »

FTC Seeks Comment on Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing amendments to its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Enacted in 1967, the FPLA requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to...

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FTC Extends Comment Period on Additional Proposed Changes to Used Car Rule

One Proposed Change Would Require Dealers to Disclose if They Have Vehicle History Reports The Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to its Used Car Rule from January 30, 2015, to March 17, 2015.  In November 2014,...

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Chinese aerospace firm pursues acquisition of U.S. supplier Henniges, report says

AVIC, China's biggest aerospace company, is among bidders pursuing an acquisition of US auto supplier Henniges Automotive Holdings, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. AVIC could pay $1 billion for the acquisition, Bloomberg reported. ... Read More »

Chevy to expand Spark EV sales to Maryland

Chevrolet will begin selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, its first East Coast entry and third state overall since the electric minicar was launched in California and Oregon in 2013. ... Read More »

TrueCar says more than half of its web traffic now is mobile

As technology plays a more pivotal role in the vehicle-shopping process, mobile shoppers, for the first time, have begun to make up the majority of TrueCar's web traffic. ... Read More »