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Dealership Avoidance New Shopping Normal

Car buyers are visiting fewer dealerships. In many cases, according to a survey conducted by DMEautomotive, they’re skipping the test drive entirely before pulling the trigger on a vehicle purchase. But that doesn’t mean consumers are spending less...

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FTC Issues Summary of Its 2013 Financial Acts Enforcement and Related Research and Consumer Education

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its summaries of FTC enforcement and related activities during annual year 2013 regarding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA); and the Equal Credit Opportunity...

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States vow to juice ZEV demand

Eight states, in a coalition including California and New York, have signaled that they're willing to meet automakers part way in an effort to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. ... Read More »

A flurry of activity in aluminum

The auto industry's love affair with weight-saving aluminum is just warming up. In the pipeline is a growing list of vehicles with all-aluminum bodies or with more aluminum body panels, such as doors, roofs and trunks. ... Read More »

Marchionne pins success of Fiat Chrysler plan on U.S.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said a good performance by its U.S. operations will be crucial for the success ... Read More »

New F-150 spied on road near Detroit

This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck. ... Read More »

Win at Indy is a win for cancer fight

AutoNation partnered with Hunter-Reay's Racing for Cancer charity in May 2013 to beat the disease. ... Read More »

Investigator’s findings on ignition switch mess will define GM’s course

In March, CEO Mary Barra drafted former federal prosecutor Anton Valukas to delve into some of the most vexing questions surrounding GM's botched response to a shoddy ignition switch. ... Read More »

French company wants to launch U.S. urban EV ride-share system

Bollore Group, a French electronics manufacturer with nearly $15 billion in sales last year, is entering the United States with a disruptive business plan: It wants to win consumers without selling them any cars. ... Read More »

Fiat to get Mitsubishi pickup, sources say

Fiat will team with Mitsubishi to add a long-promised large pickup to its lineups in Europe and Latin America, sources told Automotive News Europe. ... Read More »