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The “long range” editions of the Tesla Model X SUV and its stablemate, the Model S sedan, are...

Price Hike: Tesla Drops Base Models

The starting prices for the Model X SUV and Model S sedan went up nearly $5,000 overnight following the abrupt deletion of their ‘standard range’ variants from Tesla’s lineup.

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A jury sided with Toyota dealer Roger Hogan, who pushed for a mechanical solution to an electric...

Calif. Dealer Wins $15.8M in Toyota Lawsuit

An Orange County jury found in favor of Toyota dealer Roger Hogan, who sued the factory for fraud and breach of contract amid claims the manufacturer concealed safety defect data and retaliated against him for going public with his concerns.

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Mich. GM Wins Cox/NAMAD Rising Star Award

Mich. GM Wins Cox/NAMAD Rising Star Award

Eddie Hall III, general manager at Royal Oak, Mich.-based The Hall Automotive Group, has been named this year’s Rising Star Award winner by Cox Automotive and the National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers.

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A class-action lawsuit claims the 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX’s “clearly broken” infotainment system...

Acura Faces Class Action Over RDX Infotainment System

Steve Berman of Hagens Berman is the lead attorney for a group of Acura RDX buyers and lessees who say their infotainment systems are dangerously defective — and that Honda knew about the issue before the vehicle came to market.

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Where do sold customers come from? The author believes attribution is the new holy grail of...

High-Value Users: The Key to Maximizing Dealer Ad Dollars

Focusing on those car shoppers who only account for 11% of traffic but buy at a 34% higher rate is critical to successfully completing the transition from traditional to digital marketing,

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Showroom veteran Marco Schnabl sees emerging predictive analytics technology as an extension of...

Q&A: The Art and Science of Predictive Analytics

Retail veteran turned tech executive Marco Schnabl explains why the latest sales and marketing technology is essentially an extension and enhancement of skills most sales professionals already possess.

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Xtime’s new Service Tracker solution was designed to offer real-time service status, increased...

Xtime Adds Status Tracker to Service Platform

Xtime’s new Service Tracker feature was designed to provide real-time updates to fixed ops personnel and customers while injecting trust and transparency into maintenance and repair processes.

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Auto/Mate Integrates With Xtime Inspect

Auto/Mate Integrates With Xtime Inspect

A new partnership with Xtime was designed to offer access to digital tools designed to improve customer retention and loyalty to dealers using Auto/Mate Dealership Systems’ DMS.

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‘TheCarGuy’ Joins DealerBuilt Team

‘TheCarGuy’ Joins DealerBuilt Team

DealerBuilt has hired former dealership manager and self-branded entrepreneur Mike ‘theCarGuy’ Correra as a client experience specialist.

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Inovatec Systems Partners With ZestFinance

Inovatec Systems Partners With ZestFinance

A new partnership between Inovatec Systems Corp. and ZestFinance was designed to leverage artificial intelligence in an effort to enhance auto lending processes.

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Volkswagen AG CEO Dr. Herbert Diess (left) and Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Jim Hackett...

Ford, VW Reach Deal on Global Technology Partnership

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG have forged a new partnership centered on electric-vehicle and autonomous driving technology that calls for billions of dollars in investments and the introduction of a range of new vehicles.

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After three generations and 50 years of noncontinuous production, the final Volkswagen Beetle...

Last VW Beetle Rolls Off Production Line

Volkswagen de Mexico has built its final Beetle, capping a legacy of 21.5 million units sold worldwide — including 5 million in the U.S. alone — and clearing the way for a new SUV.

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Green peas are more likely to hit the ground running when managers provide a framework for...

How to Train New Hires for Instant Success

Are you hiring new sales staff? Ask yourself three key questions before you throw your latest recruit to the wolves.

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The data load on dealership IT infrastructures has grown with the proliferation of mobile and...

Why IT Strategy Is Mission Critical to Dealer Success

Dealer software expert warns few dealerships have the IT infrastructure required to support your business operations and protect your data as connected devices, digital retail platforms, and threats to cybersecurity proliferate.

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