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NADA Predicts 1.2% Decline in 2020 New Car Sales

The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates U.S. new vehicle sales will fall to 16.8 million units as internal and external forces reshape the auto retail industry.

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Democrats Signal Defeat on EV Tax Credit

The federal spending bill being negotiated by House and Senate leaders is not likely to include an extension of the $7,500 tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles.

Sense of Urgency Pervades Q3 Dealership Acquisitions

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky Report finds the pace of U.S. dealership buy/sell activity quickened in the third quarter and could accelerate further in Q4.

Asbury Acquires Park Place in $1B Deal

Asbury Automotive has agreed to acquire the Park Place group of dealerships, adding 17 Texas rooftops and raising Asbury’s highline revenue to approximately 50% of its total.

You Can Eliminate F&I Managers. You Can’t Eliminate F&I.

The trend toward hybrid sales and finance managers shows no signs of slowing. Dealers who want to close the business office must be sure they don’t shut the door on their customers as well.

DealerSocket Adds Single Page Appraisal to Inventory+

DealerSocket announced the launch of Single Page Appraisal, a new feature available to users of the company’s Inventory+ platform.

Trump, Democrats Agree to Revised USMCA

President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and factory and labor officials all cheered the imminent passage of a revised version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade bill.

Big Ideas Yield Big Results at Continental Auto Group

A new sales and finance workflow has delivered higher profits, product sales, and customer satisfaction for Anchorage, Alaska’s Continental Auto Group — all without a single F&I manager.

Digital Cadillac Sales Platform Makes U.S. Debut

Franchised dealers in five states can now opt into Cadillac Live, a new sales platform that connects car shoppers with remote agents for real-time online demos.

U.S. Dealers Remain Optimistic Despite External Threats

Concerns over the economy and political climate failed to discourage franchised and independent retailers surveyed for Cox Automotive’s latest Dealer Sentiment Index.