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Tesla Model X spotted on Calif. roads

Tesla has begun testing the Model X crossover on public roads, suggesting the automaker has reached the final testing phase before the electric vehicle's launch this summer. ... Read More »

UAW rank-and-file decry Tier 2 pay at bargaining convention

Opposition to the Tier 2 pay scale is so pervasive at this week's UAW bargaining convention that the only delegates speaking against a proposal to reduce the pay gap between veteran and entry-level workers at the Detroit 3 are those who want... ... Read More »

Fidelis PPM Responds to GM’s Modification of Free Maintenance Plan

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The president of DRIV technology and Fidelis PPM responded last week to General Motors' decision to reduce the number of service visits under its two-year, 24,000-mile free prepaid maintenance program from four to two.“This...

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Malibus are recalled for faulty sunroof controls

General Motors is recalling 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the US for sunroof control issues. The automaker is calling back 2013-15 models because the power-operated roof panel can close inadvertently, GM said in an emailed statement. ... Read More »

Consumers Want Lenders to Bid for Their Business, Study Shows

CINCINNATI ─ Swapalease.com released today finding of survey that questioned more than 2,500 U.S. drivers and car shoppers about the future of automotive trends. Among the study’s findings, the vast majority of car shoppers are not excited about car-sharing...

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DealerRater, J.D. Power Examine Service’s Connection to Sales

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dealers wanting to boost vehicles sales should focus on the experience their service department delivers to customers, concluded a joint analysis conducted by J.D. Power and DealerRater.The two firms used the release of their new...

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Land Rover adds Range Rover Sport HST for 2016

Land Rover is set to introduce the new Range Rover Sport HST limited edition at the New York Auto Show next week. The new, 380-hp model will slot in between the 340-hp base model and the 550-hp supercharged version. ... Read More »

BMW Settles FTC Charges

WASHINGTON — BMW of North America has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to...

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Auto/Mate, DealerPeak Integrate DMS and CRM Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate announced an integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with DealerPeak’s customer relationship management (CRM) solution.Dealerships using both Auto/Mate and DealerPeak will see integrated updates of customer,...

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Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box

The Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover becomes roomier and sheds its old-fashioned square shape for a more modern design when it becomes the GLC this fall. ... Read More »