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Average New Vehicle Prices Up Nearly 3% in October
FCA, PSA Reach Tentative Merger Deal

FCA, PSA Reach Tentative Merger Deal

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group have agreed to join forces to create the world’s No. 4 automaker in a $48 billion deal designed to save the factories billions in research and development costs.

October 31, 2019

Report: FCA and PSA in Merger Talks

Report: FCA and PSA in Merger Talks

Bloomberg reports Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group, which includes the Peugeot, Opel, and Citroen brands, could announce a merger as soon as this week, a deal that would form a General Motors-sized factory.

October 30, 2019

25 Porsche Dealers Pilot Online Sales and F&I Platform

25 Porsche Dealers Pilot Online Sales and F&I Platform

A group of U.S. Porsche dealers is piloting the German factory’s first-ever online sales and financing option, designed to limit the customer’s dealership experience to final signatures and delivery.

October 29, 2019

Zotye Signs Dealers in 100 U.S. Markets

Zotye Signs Dealers in 100 U.S. Markets

The U.S. division of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Zotye Automobile announced it has signed agreements with 100 U.S. dealers in advance of its planned 2021 debut.

October 23, 2019

Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

October 16, 2019

Ricart Elected 2020 NADA Chair, Walser Named Vice Chair
Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption
Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Electrek reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to open ‘Tesla Centers’ around the U.S., once again challenging rules against direct-to-consumer sales. Sources say the firm’s Electric division could provide a workaround.

October 14, 2019

Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist voiced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in remarks at a press event. The Texas dealer urged Congress not to ignore the ‘reality’ of an auto industry built on favorable relationships among the three nations.

October 9, 2019

Detroit, Japan Factories Suffer in Short September Sales Report

Detroit, Japan Factories Suffer in Short September Sales Report

U.S. sales of new cars and light trucks fell 12% year-over-year in September, suppressed in part by a Labor Day weekend allotted to August. Few were spared the sting, with all six of America’s and Japan’s biggest factories reporting double-digit declines.

October 3, 2019

JDP: Sales Accelerate on Record-High Q3 Incentives

JDP: Sales Accelerate on Record-High Q3 Incentives

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive analysts predict that, despite a slow start to 2019 and a short September, third-quarter new-vehicle sales will rebound on the strength of a 6% increase in factory incentive spending.

October 1, 2019

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Dealership Changes Hands

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Dealership Changes Hands

Motorcars Honda of Cleveland Heights has been purchased and renamed by the nine-store Foundation Automotive group. The Ohio store was recognized by BP as the world’s first carbon-neutral auto dealership in 2016.

September 18, 2019

Former Porsche Salesman Pleads Guilty to $3M Fraud

Former Porsche Salesman Pleads Guilty to $3M Fraud

Shiraaz Sookralli faces 20 years in prison after admitting to charges of fraud and embezzlement relating to a multimillion-dollar scheme to sell nonexistent Porsches from a South Florida dealership.

September 17, 2019

Used-Vehicle Volumes Up 4.1% Among Privately Owned Dealers