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I Was the Dieselgate Guy. Here’s What I Learned.

The dealer who chaired Volkswagen’s U.S. advisory council through the Dieselgate scandal says his experience reinforced the need to communicate with speed, influence with information, and seize leadership moments.

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VW Taps DealerFire for Service-Retention Initiative

DealerSocket’s DealerFire will offer three co-op-eligible advertising packages under the recently launched Volkswagen Service and Parts Advertising Program.

KBB.com Names 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000

Kelley Blue Book editors have named the top 10 new vehicles available for less than $20,000 in the current model-year.

KBB: Avg. Transaction Price in June Rises 3%

With cars expected to make up only 31% of July sales, the industry's average transaction price climbed by $985 from a year ago to $35,359.

KBB: Average New-Car Prices Rise 2% in February

Transaction prices have remained unaffected so far this year by the expected slowdown in new-vehicle demand. Notable increases were recorded by American Honda, Toyota Motor Co., and Volkswagen.

4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Four of 20 automakers reported that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles, according to an update released jointly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Fall 2% in October

Despite the expected decline, October looks to be relatively strong on strong replacement demand in hurricane-impacted states and higher incentive spending. Kelley Blue Book analysts, however, believe these are indicators that new-vehicle demand is still contracting.

Volkswagen Extends Powertrain Warranty to Six Years/72,000 Miles

The new warranty doubles the automaker's current three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. Called the People First Warranty, the coverage can be transferred to subsequent owners for up to six years or 72,000 miles from the date it was first sold new.

AIADA: Harvey Takes a Bite Out of August Auto Sales

According to the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Hyundai and Nissan registered significant sales declines in August, while Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo finished the month on a high note.

Automakers Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas.