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Is Sales Punching a Crime?

BMW is the latest manufacturer to be accused of falsifying new vehicle sales reports, a practice that has led to lawsuits and investigations. Are dealers conspirators or victims?

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WSJ: SEC Probing BMW Sales Reports

The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating accusations that BMW conspired with American dealers to inflate monthly sales reports.

Cayenne Leads List of Unworthy $100K Cars

The Things’ Andre Nalin has released a list of 19 vehicles whose quality or dependability falls short of their six-figure price tags, led by the Porsche Cayenne SUV.

SAAR Dips to 16.6M in Watershed Sales Report

July deliveries increased 1.3% in the first monthly U.S. new-vehicle sales report to include none of the Detroit 3 automakers, but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate fell below 17 million for the fourth time this year.

4 Factories Create ‘Buzzworthy’ Social Campaigns

Talkwalker’s latest list of the 20 biggest social media hits and misses includes BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, and Tesla.

Report: Infotainment, Automation Boost New-Vehicle Appeal

J.D. Power analysts say the appeal of new vehicles has improved for the fifth consecutive year, accelerated in part by improved infotainment systems and semiautonomous driving technology.

JD Power: Initial Quality Stalls After 4 Years of Acceleration

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai lead J.D. Power’s Initial Quality rankings for the second straight year, but new-vehicle quality scores are flat overall, driven by a decline among 18 of 31 major U.S. brands.

Ford Lease Prices Spike in Otherwise Steady April

Wantalease.com reports 75% of auto lease prices have remained largely flat so far in April, but several Ford models became more expensive after an incentive-laden March.

Never Mind: Top 10 New Cars Resold Within First Year

iSeeCars.com analysts found German and British highline models are the most likely new vehicles to be resold by their owners within a year of purchase.

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Jumpstart: Interest in Luxury Sport, Coupe Segments Growing

Shoppers on Jumpstart Automotive Media’s portfolio of automotive publishers are gravitating toward the luxury sport, coupe, luxury sport sedan, and large SUV categories. But the two segments grabbing the most attention are alternative fuel vehicles and subcompact SUVs and CUVs.