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The Jeep Wrangler is Kelley Blue Book’s No. 1 most awarded vehicle for 2019.

KBB.com Names 10 Most Awarded Cars, Brands of 2019

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler earned the top spot among vehicles and Honda leads all manufacturers in Kelley Blue Book’s latest internal awards program-based rankings.

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Swapalease: Approvals Dip to 65% in June

Swapalease: Approvals Dip to 65% in June

Swapalease.com analysts say credit approvals declined after reaching 72.4% in May but report growing demand from consumers seeking lease contracts negotiated when incentives were stronger.

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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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Auto finance sources reported healthy growth in the first quarter, but a closer look reveals a...

Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

The auto finance segment is growing at a healthy rate, but average new-vehicle loan amounts are outpacing the market, driving an increasing number of car buyers — including those with prime and superprime credit scores — out of the showroom and onto the used-car lot.

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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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APCO Appoints McKenna to SVP Role

APCO Appoints McKenna to SVP Role

Former Autotrader executive Matt McKenna has joined APCO Holdings as senior vice president of GWC Warranty and APCO Marketing.

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Peak Performance Adds Coffey, Martin

Peak Performance Adds Coffey, Martin

Tina Coffey and Serena Martin have joined Peak Performance Team as Southeast regional sales director and business development manager, respectively.

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Dealer.com has named AudioEye as its premier partner for digital accessibility.

AudioEye Named Dealer.com Premier Partner

AudioEye is now a premier partner for digital accessibility for dealer website provider Dealer.com.

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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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‘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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Dawn Walston Dares to Succeed at Titus-Will Toyota

Dawn Walston Dares to Succeed at Titus-Will Toyota

Dawn Walston worked her way up from service cashier to vice president and general manager of Titus-Will Toyota in Tacoma, Wash., forging a career path that shattered stereotypes and earned national and international recognition for herself and her family-owned dealer group.

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Maintaining a sense of purposeful optimism helps top performers reduce idle time and focus on...

F&I Is All About Attitude

Whether you’re starting your day, ending your day, or powering through a tough deal, a willing attitude is the fastest and most productive way to accomplish it.

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