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Nissan gives dealers a look at compact crossover EV

Nissan pioneered the business case for a mass-market battery-powered EV in the Leaf. Now nearly a decade later, Nissan is following up with a second EV model. ... Read More »

The Leads Aren’t Weak: How to Convert More and Pay Less

You need leads to set appointments and sell cars. But finding leads is only the first step. To minimize your cost and maximize your return, you need to deliver leads your sales team can actually convert. . ... Read More »

AUL Unveils New Website, Plans Enhancements

AUL Corp.’s new website is part of a multiphase digital strategy executives say will modernize the automotive econtracting experience. ... Read More »

Judge orders Unifor members back to work at Windsor Nemak plant; union refuses

Unifor members erected barricades and turned management away at the gate, effectively stopping production of engine blocks destined for GM vehicles. The protest is in response to Nemak's decision to close the plant in Windsor, Ont., in mid-2020. ... Read More »

‘Ask Frenchy’ Returns to Industry Summit, Seeks Competitors

Five F&I professionals will attend Industry Summit as a guest of IAS and veteran trainer Eric ‘Frenchy’ Mélon, who will select finalists for the third annual objection-handling competition and F&I training session. ... Read More »

Manheim Adds Vehicle Recs, Offer Tools to Mobile App

The Manheim Express mobile app now includes a machine learning-fueled Recommended tab and in-app access to the auction company’s offer management tools. ... Read More »

Head of Nissan’s internal Ghosn probe resigns

Christina Murray, an American lawyer promoted to vice president of internal audit and compliance in April, was spearheading a companywide probe into misconduct following the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn last November on charges of financial wrongdoing. ... Read More »

4 automakers face antitrust probe over Calif. emissions pact

Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda in July reached a voluntary agreement with the state to adopt fuel-economy standards that are lower than Obama-era rules but higher than a 2018 White House proposal, creating a standoff with President Trump. The Justice Department...

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Kia names Karim Habib to head vehicle design

Karim Habib, who left as Infiniti's design chief last month, will shape the future look for Kia vehicles and will be based at the automaker's global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea, starting in October. ... Read More »

Spotting a fire truck ahead is easy for people, not so for cars

So far, Tesla is the only automaker cited by the National Transportation Safety Board in an accident investigation for how it designed its partially autonomous system, but the case highlights the broader limitations of similar technology. ... Read More »