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Henrik Fisker met with Bloomberg to elaborate on plans to build an all-electric SUV by 2021. The...

Bloomberg: Pivot to SUV Is Hail Mary for Fisker

A one-on-one with Bloomberg’s Hannah Elliott did little to lend credibility to Henrik Fisker’s plan to produce a $40,000 all-electric SUV by 2021, when it will face direct competition from Tesla’s Model Y and at least four established highline factories.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reportedly planned to formally request a NHTSA investigation...

Hyundai, Kia Face New Engine Fire Investigations

Pressure on Hyundai and Kia ramped up Monday with the launch of a multistate probe into fires involving the South Korean manufacturers’ Theta II engines and reports suggesting U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will ask for a new investigation at the federal level.

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Chicago-area dealers are sending workers to William Rainey Harper College to earn two-year...

Q&A: Academia Is the Bridge to the Millennial Workforce

Phil Hellstrom believes work/study programs can help dealers keep their best people on staff while raising the automotive industry’s profile in a near-zero-unemployment job market.

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Cheap Seats: Top 10 Millennial Vehicles

Cheap Seats: Top 10 Millennial Vehicles

A survey of QuoteWizard users finds younger drivers favor vehicles with an average 2018-MY MSRP of only $23,829, generating a Top 10 list dominated by affordable sedans.

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New Infographic Makes Case for Reinsurance Review

New Infographic Makes Case for Reinsurance Review

Protective Asset Protection has released a new, free infographic that illustrates the pressing need for dealers to consider alternatives to NCFC structures.

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Cree has agreed to sell its lighting division to Ideal Industries, abandoning the...

Lights Out: Cree to Focus on Semiconductors

In a move industry watchers may regard as a sign of the times, dealership mainstay Cree has agreed to sell its lighting division in order to fully devote the company to semiconductor manufacturing.

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Ford Motor Co.’s “Protect” division now counts Darwin Automotive among its preferred technology...

Ford Protect Adds Darwin Automotive

Darwin Automotive’s digital retail, F&I, and service menus will be available to Ford dealerships nationwide as part of a new partnership.

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PassTime Integrates With Solutions by Text

PassTime Integrates With Solutions by Text

PassTime and Solutions by Text have partnered to deliver SBT’s SMS text-powered software suite to PassTime dealers.

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A skilled counterfeiter can turn a mass-market classic into a rare show car worth hundreds of...

Q&A: Car Fraud Puts Dealers on the Hook

Famed car fraud attorney Bruce Shaw says the courts show no mercy to dealers who resell counterfeit units and shares hard-won advice for spotting sophisticated fakes and avoiding costly lawsuits.

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Taking unusual trades is a foreign concept to some auto retailers and a reliable deal-closer for...

How to Take a Motorcycle or RV on Trade

Any trade-in that closes a new-vehicle deal should at least be considered, but a little education and common sense can prevent a lot of heartbreak.

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