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BMW confronts oversupply on dealer lots

BMW will likely spend the rest of the first half of this year liquidating inventories in the U.S. as it attempts to reduce a heavy stock overhang stemming from the end of last year, when it edged out Mercedes-Benz and Lexus for the U.S. ... Read More »

Ford finds mixed blessing in end of tiered wages

Ford executive Joe Hinrichs says the end of two-tier wages eliminated a major source of distraction on the factory floor but changes the company's calculations on shifting work from overseas. ... Read More »

Longevity and love: Makings of a dog’s ‘Dream Weekend’

The story behind the birth of an iconic Subaru ad that won over country star Willie Nelson. ... Read More »

Tesla races to hire factory whizzes to build Model 3

Elon Musk gave a public shout-out to the sharpest minds in manufacturing this week, calling on them to come help Tesla Motors build a million all-electric cars a year by 2020. ... Read More »

Dealer wins court battle against GM

New York's top court ruled that GM held a Chevrolet dealer to an unfair sales-performance standard, a decision that could have implications nationally for how automakers measure dealer performance. ... Read More »

Monster month for truck sales

Roomy and fuel-efficient crossovers, pickups, vans and SUVs ran car sales off U.S. roads in April. Trucks accounted for 59.3 percent of light vehicles sold in April - the highest level ever for the month. Last April, trucks represented 55. ... Read More »

Dodge commandeers Bondurant track

FCA made a sponsorship offer that the Bondurant Racing School couldn't ignore, and now the Camaros and Corvettes that sped through Bondurant for 13 years have given way to SRTs, Hellcats and Vipers. ... Read More »

FCA details plans to hike Jeep, Ram output

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne shed some sunlight on the automaker's aggressive plans to revamp its North American production footprint over the next 18 months to make more Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups and fewer cars. ... Read More »

Leave F&I to the Pros

Leave it to a true F&I pro to set me straight. See, I was beginning to drink the Kool-Aid some of these tech companies have been serving up through studies that point to how much car buyers dislike the F&I office. I’m not saying these studies don’t...

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Rethinking Marketing ROI

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is an immense amount of conversation and pressure to drop your current dealer marketing strategy and throw all your eggs into a new basket, such as direct marketing, social, or mobile.These “wave-of-the-future”...

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