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Ford’s Super Bowl ad is about a lot more than car sales

Ford for months has been touting itself as a mobility provider whose business extends beyond selling vehicles and into services such as ride-sharing and bike-sharing. ... Read More »

Outsell Forms Customer Advisory Board, Demos New Tools at NADA

NEW ORLEANS — Outsell formed and convenved its first customer advisory board (CAB) at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo. The technology firm also announced the launch of several new digital marketing tools.Led...

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FCA Adding Up to 400 New Dealerships

AUBRUN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler has begun a major expansion of its dealerships, and may add as many as 400 new stores in the U.S., dealers familiar with the plan told Automotive News.FCA now has 2,500 U.S. dealerships that sell Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge,...

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Mercedes models join Car2Go vehicle-sharing fleet

Car2Go has added the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA to its North American fleet, starting Monday in Austin, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and the Washington, D.C., area. ... Read More »

eLEND Study: Mobile Technology Adoption Hampered by Resistance to Change

NEW ORLEANS — Mobile devices can speed up transaction times, yet 60% of dealers not using them say they are not even considering adopting mobile tablets in their dealerships. The reasons given, according to result of a new study conducted by eLEND Solutions,...

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NADA Chairman: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

NEW ORLEANS — Jeff Carlson, 2016 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), compared his year at the helm of the association to piloting a plane during a “catastrophic electrical failure.”In both instances, he experienced...

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Advent DMS Adds myCarfax Tools

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Advent Resources has fully integrated its dealer management system (DMS) with myCarfax Service Shop tools, the company announced. The collaboration was designed to make resources such as Carfax Service History Check and Carfax QuickVIN...

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Advent, Darwin Partner Form Strategic Alliance

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — DMS maker Advent Resources and F&I technology firm Darwin Automotive said last week they will provide a fully integrated version of Darwin’s prescriptive selling/F&I menu solution to Advent dealers as part of a strategic...

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Advent, Darwin Partner Form Strategic Alliance

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — DMS maker Advent Resources and F&I technology firm Darwin Automotive said last week they will provide a fully integrated version of Darwin’s prescriptive selling/F&I menu solution to Advent dealers as part of a strategic...

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Ford criticizes immigration ban, says no employees affected

In response to President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Ford CEO Mark Fields told employees in a video message Monday that the automaker 'will not support any policies' counter to... ... Read More »