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Judge approves Takata distibutions to automakers

A federal judge in Michigan greenlighted a plan on Tuesday to dole out $850 million to automakers from Takata's restitution fund, court documents show. ... Read More »

Used-car retailer Shift partners with Cox’s Manheim

Shift Technologies, an online used-car retailer, is partnering with Manheim for services such as vehicle storage, reconditioning, imaging and inspections. ... Read More »

Honda adds a feature for April Fool’s Day

In the only new viral video to join our charts, Honda has some fun with April Fool's Day. ... Read More »

KBB: Average New-Car Price Jumps 2% in March

IRVINE, Calif. — The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in March was $35,285, a $703 increase from March 2017 but a $23 decrease from February, Kelley Blue Book said this week.The 2% year-over-year increase in the ATP was headlined...

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U.S. sets tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports

The Trump administration raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China by proposing 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property... ... Read More »

Spireon Adds to Executive Leadership Team

IRVINE, Calif. — Vehicle intelligence company Spireon this week announced a new addition to its leadership team, naming Rashid Ismail senior vice president of customer success.Tapping into an extensive background in operations and customer experience, Ismail...

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Nissan U.S. sales drop 3.6% in March

Though many of the auto industry's mass-market brands reported U.S. sales gains in March, Nissan's deliveries last month dropped 3.6 percent as it continues to clear 2017 models off the lot and ready updated vehicles for launch. ... Read More »

Mercedes loses U.S. sales momentum in March

Sales momentum is fading for Germany's biggest luxury automakers in the United States just as President Donald Trump threatens trade actions that could make their cars costlier. ... Read More »

F&I in the Era of Digital Darwinism

Phillip Battista believes the digital retailing space is headed for a major shakeout in the next 12 months — one that will have serious implications for the providers of ecommerce platforms as well as the dealers who use them. In the end, he says, it will...

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Toyota posts third straight month of U.S. sales gains

Toyota Motor Sales USA said sales rose 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier, for three straight months of gains. ... Read More »