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NADA Seeks Dealers for 2019 Workforce Study

Texas dealer and NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist wants “all” U.S. stores and groups to...

The National Automobile Dealers Association wants U.S. dealers to participate in its 2019 Dealership Workforce Study, offering complimentary custom reports to respondents based on the survey’s findings.


Cox Predicts 7% Drop in March Sales

Last week’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood featured a Subaru WRX STI driven by David Higgins and...

The latest forecast from Cox Automotive puts March new-vehicle sales at 1.547 million, a nearly 7% year-over-year decline, but raises the SAAR from 16.5 million to 16.8 million.


STAT Analytics Launches Closemore Sales Tool

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

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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Bloomberg: Pivot to SUV Is Hail Mary for Fisker

Henrik Fisker met with Bloomberg to elaborate on plans to build an all-electric SUV by 2021. The...

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.


Lights Out: Cree to Focus on Semiconductors

Cree has agreed to sell its lighting division to Ideal Industries, abandoning the...

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.


JD Power: Porsche, Buick Best in Service

Porsche introduced its smart glasses-powered “Tech Live Look” service software platform in 2017....

A survey of 57,286 car buyers and lessees who visited dealership service departments and independent shops ranks Porsche No. 1 for the first time while Buick leads mass-market brands for the third straight year.