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Dodging a bad review, Subaru fell into awd country

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
In 1969, Consumer Reports gave the Subaru 360 a rare designation: "not acceptable." Oh, and the magazine also called it "the most unsafe car on the market."
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Lexus' new pricing math for hybrids

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.
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BMW store enlists wrap artists

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.
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Ford dealers gain access to artificial intelligence tool for used-car sales

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
The analytics tool from Vast helps dealers identify what makes a vehicle unique.
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Don't expect Nissan to ditch stair-steps

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
Just as car dealership sales personnel are offered incentives to increase business, Nissan has offered its dealers incentives to reach higher. And in recent years, they did and sales climbed.
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This is no time to get sloppy

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
There is a great deal of uncertainty out there and it seems prudent to be conservative. Still, when the car business is bad, I am told, it is still pretty good.
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Month-end close in one day? Here's how.

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
One giant dealership group manages to handle its month-end close in one day. Here's how.
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Battery-swapping for urban dwellers

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:01
I agree with Keith Crain that the electric vehicle industry 'will need something that is not yet developed or commercialized.'
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year

Sun, 2018-02-18 01:01
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives will cause sales in Europe's compact premium segment to fall for a second consecutive year, according to predictions.
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Lyft shops for drivers on used-car lots

Sat, 2018-02-17 01:01
Lyft wants to put drivers in cars they can afford, rather than having them take on expensive loans for new vehicles.
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Waymo wins Arizona's approval for first driverless ride-hailing service

Fri, 2018-02-16 17:48
The first commercial ride-hailing service without human drivers has been approved in the United States. Google affiliate Waymo won a permit in January from the Arizona Department of Transportation.
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Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts

Fri, 2018-02-16 17:13
Some potential buyers of Tesla's long-delayed Model 3 are concerned that they will miss out on federal tax breaks and are looking for alternatives such as the Chevy Bolt.
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Ivanka Trump talks about lending issue with Pa. auto dealer

Fri, 2018-02-16 13:37
Do auto retailers befuddled by the Military Lending Act clarification now have the ear of the White House? Pennsylvania dealer Corina Straub Diehl thinks so.
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Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Fri, 2018-02-16 05:30
Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.
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VW surges in mixed Q4 for European auto sector

Fri, 2018-02-16 01:01
VW, Norwegian parts supplier Kongsberg and UK car retailer Vertu Motors were the best performers in terms of delivering value to their shareholders during the final quarter of 2017. The automotive sector as a whole, however, had mixed results.
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Ballooning costs of parts drive car thefts

Thu, 2018-02-15 17:22
When it comes to making a buck on the black market, a car in pieces -- not intact -- may yield bigger gains for car thieves nationwide.
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In-vehicle cameras desirable across marketplaces, Google report says

Thu, 2018-02-15 17:07
Based on what they Google, Americans are looking for a variety of ways to secure their pets in transit while Germans focus on their audio and Japanese want more comfort.
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AutoNews Now: How Subaru found the key to U.S. market

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:30
How Subaru found the key to U.S. market; Wrestler John Cena moves to quash Ford lawsuit; NHTSA stretched too thin?; Trump's GM Korea boast; Jeep ad riles fish fans.
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Subaru prices 3-row 2019 Ascent from $32,970

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:25
When the new Subaru Ascent reaches dealers this summer, it will be priced well below its competition in the three-row, all-wheel-drive crossover segment, while becoming the brand's most expensive crossover or wagon.
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Global auto sales poised to set record in 2018

Thu, 2018-02-15 12:49
Light-vehicle sales are on track to rise to a record of more than 97 million units globally this year, despite a second straight annual decline in North America, according to an LMC forecast.
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