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Study: Off-Lease Supply Drives Pre-Owned Demand

TransUnion analysts report more consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers are choosing to buy used as off-lease units continue to flood the market, offering a budget-friendly alternative to costly new cars. ... Read More »

FTC Imposes Conditions on UnitedHealth Group’s Proposed Acquisition of DaVita Medical Group

Companies will divest assets to preserve competition in the Las Vegas area of Nevada Healthcare provider and insurer UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and healthcare provider DaVita, Inc. have agreed to a settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations...

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China’s Geely selects Swedish software firm as driverless car supplier

Regulatory and technological challenges as well as soaring development costs mean carmakers have delayed forecasts for the mass adoption of self-driving cars and the Geely deal is a welcome boost for Zenuity. ... Read More »

Nissan considers seats for Renault chairman, CEO on new committees, report says

The alliance was plunged further into crisis this month as Renault's demand for a greater say in Nissan's governance drew rare public censure by the Japanese automaker. ... Read More »

F&I Tip of the Week: Don’t Ask Them to Decide

It’s easier to make a choice than a decision, but for some reason, many F&I managers force customers to make big decisions throughout the transaction. John Tabar of UDS suggests offering options and letting the customer choose, rather than decide, what to do....

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Meet the father of the Polestar 1

When Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath picked Joakim Rydholm to be the lead development engineer for the company’s first model as a stand-alone brand, Rydholm thought about it "for maybe a second and then said, Yes!" ... Read More »

How Volvo’s Polestar is getting its debut model up to speed

The Polestar 1’s initial production run will reach the Volvo subsidiary’s first customers later this year, which explains the intense amount of fine-tuning still going on at the Hallered Proving Grounds, near Gothenburg.     ... Read More »

Spireon Adds Spanish-Language Version of GoldStar Connect

Spireon announced the addition of a Spanish-language version of its flagship GPS platform at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s annual conference. ... Read More »

3 Steps to Cure F&I Burnout

Sales and managerial incompetence, cash customers, and bad weather all can contribute to severe F&I burnout and greener grass disease. Before you attempt to make a change while your performance is trending downward, try this three-step process guaranteed to positively...

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U.S. trade chief says talking with China won’t stop cheating

Washington wants changes from Beijing that would rewrite the terms of trade between the two countries by improving intellectual property protection, halting forced technology transfers and industrial subsidies and removing other barriers. ... Read More »