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The average cost to lease a new Ford Fusion is currently $179 per month, an industry-leading...

Lease Prices Fall for Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan

Wantalease.com reports sharp drops and steep increases in average new-vehicle lease payments for March, including aggressive pricing for the Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Fusion.

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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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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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Claritas and STAT Analytics’ Closemore app promises a more relevant and personal interaction...

STAT Analytics Launches Closemore Sales Tool

Claritas and STAT Analytics have partnered to launch Closemore, a new app and cloud service designed to work with dealership systems to deliver “leading edge” customer information in real time.

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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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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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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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Aristotle is credited with inventing the triptych-based instruction method, a format that lends...

Here’s a Little Tough Love for F&I

Are you tired of the way sales delivers deals? Stop complaining, step up, and attack the problem with training that will raise the bar for the entire front end.

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