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Nissan Leaf finds its fan base

Sun, 2017-02-19 01:01
Nissan's bold move into electric vehicles with the Leaf earlier this decade looks like a sales flop to many. But there are pockets of the U.S. market where EVs are in demand.
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Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

Fri, 2017-02-17 18:27
Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides through a promotion with Uber.
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AutoNews Now: Ford's self-driving wake-up call

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:30
Dozing engineers give Ford wake-up call on self-driving cars; Loan delinquencies up; 'Kill switch' probe; PSA to get Opel EV tech?; Subaru's classic ads; Tesla driver's sacrifice.
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SUV discounts signal flagging demand, eroding auto profits

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:12
SUVs, overtaking sedans as the new American family car, have been so hot that automakers raced to supply the market. With inventory now piling up, profit-sapping rebates are on the rise.
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LotLinx names Dataium founder as president and chief product officer

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:05
Digital marketing company LotLinx has named Dataium founder Eric Brown its president and chief product officer.
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CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast

Fri, 2017-02-17 15:57
CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax's largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-retailer said.
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Bill Baker, who 'put Land Rover on the map,' dies at 72

Fri, 2017-02-17 15:25
Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. market in 1986, died Thursday. He was 72.
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Auto lenders' kill switches being probed by U.S. regulator

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:18
A U.S. regulator is looking at whether auto finance companies that use sophisticated technology like ignition kill switches are illegally harassing subprime borrowers that have fallen behind on their payments.
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PSA's bid for Opel offers chance to thrive in tough Europe

Fri, 2017-02-17 10:06
PSA's bid to create a European auto giant by acquiring GM's European unit may be the best chance Peugeot, Citroen and Opel have to thrive as high-volume, low-margin manufacturers.
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First Shift: UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push

Fri, 2017-02-17 09:00
UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push; At AN Canada Congress: Magna CEO on danger of not keeping NAFTA, Aston chief warns of business shift to China, Korea; Assuring Opel's independence.
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Ford's dozing engineers side with Google in full autonomy push

Fri, 2017-02-17 08:25
As Ford has tested self-driving cars, it noticed a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the rides are dozing off.
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Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales losses

Fri, 2017-02-17 06:37
Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes overtake the...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Fri, 2017-02-17 04:48
Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame.
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Fri, 2017-02-17 04:48
Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rivals Mercedes and BMW. Audi attributed this loss to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame.
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Kia steps up product offensive in Europe

Fri, 2017-02-17 01:01
Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars.
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eBay survey: 63% of car shoppers likely to buy online

Thu, 2017-02-16 15:26
A new eBay Advertising survey found that 63 percent of respondents are either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to purchase a vehicle online in the future.
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50 years of Subaru ads

Thu, 2017-02-16 14:43
Subaru's "Love" campaign is among the most recognizable and enduring marketing efforts in the automobile category. But the brand has not always been this consistent.
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First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plant

Thu, 2017-02-16 09:30
Layoffs at Toledo Jeep plant; PSA, Opel/Vauxhall lag rivals in sales growth; Audi name on D.C. soccer field; Jaguar, Shell launch in-car payment app; FCA's Gilles in Netflix series.
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VW said to reduce Passat output in Germany due to parts shortage

Thu, 2017-02-16 07:06
VW has been forced to reduce production of Passat cars at its Emden plant in Germany because of a shortage of components caused by a fire at one of its suppliers, a report said.
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PSA buys Ambassador nameplate to win in India

Thu, 2017-02-16 05:56
PSA has bought the rights to the Ambassador nameplate as part of its plan to return to India after a 20-year absence and win over local car buyers who are unfamiliar with the Peugeot marque.
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