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Rep. John Dingell, Auto Industry Advocate, Dead at 92

Rep. John Dingell, Auto Industry Advocate, Dead at 92

Former U.S. Congressman John David Dingell Jr. has died, leaving a legacy of service to his Michigan district, advocacy for the U.S. auto industry, and pivotal roles in sweeping federal legislation.

February 8, 2019

Digital F&I Makes a Measurable Difference at Peterson Toyota of Sarasota
Super Bowl Spikes: Kia, Hyundai, Toyota Find End Zone
Rate Hikes on Hold as Fed Throttles Back

Rate Hikes on Hold as Fed Throttles Back

Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed the Federal Reserve is reconsidering two interest-rate hikes planned for 2019 due to a ‘less favorable outlook’ for the global economy.

January 31, 2019

Ghosn Claims ‘Plot and Treason’ Led to Charges
The Psychology of Dealership Embezzlement
Chevy Pulls Disputed ‘Most Reliable’ Ad

Chevy Pulls Disputed ‘Most Reliable’ Ad

Chevrolet has pulled an ad claiming superior reliability over Ford, Honda, and Toyota following objections from those factories and a critical Jalopnik report.

January 17, 2019

Ford, VW Partner on Fleet, Autonomy, Electrification

Ford, VW Partner on Fleet, Autonomy, Electrification

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen Group announced the first formal steps toward a partnership that will produce new commercial vehicles and pursue shared innovations in mobile services, autonomy, and electrification.

January 15, 2019

FCA Will Pay $700M to Settle Diesel Dispute

FCA Will Pay $700M to Settle Diesel Dispute

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed to pay at least $311 million in penalties and $280 million to settle lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the State of California, and Jeep and Ram buyers over 104,000 diesel engines regulators say illegally emitted excess emissions.

January 10, 2019

Big December Pushes 2018 New-Vehicle Sales to 17.33M

Big December Pushes 2018 New-Vehicle Sales to 17.33M

U.S. new-vehicle sales finished at 17.33 million units in 2018, a year that saw light trucks push their total market share to a record-high 69% while cars continued to fall out of favor among manufacturers and consumers.

January 7, 2019

Used-Vehicle Retention Shows First Decline Since May

Used-Vehicle Retention Shows First Decline Since May

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index ticked downward for the second time in December, but seasonal declines weren’t enough to derail the key metric’s largest annual improvement since 2012.

January 7, 2019

Technology, Tariffs, and Technicians: Charlie Gilchrist to Lead NADA Through New Challenges
CFPB Abandons Name Change Following Mulvaney Departure

CFPB Abandons Name Change Following Mulvaney Departure

An internal memo from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director confirms the agency will not complete the renaming process that began under recently departed acting director Mick Mulvaney.

January 3, 2019

Whistleblower: Kia Ignoring True Cause of Vehicle Fires

Whistleblower: Kia Ignoring True Cause of Vehicle Fires

A former Kia Motors America employee claims to have identified the probable cause of a series of noncollision vehicle fires and says his concerns were ignored for more than a year before he resigned last month.

January 2, 2019

Fed Raises Interest Rate, Lowers Growth Forecast