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Tesla Wins Lawsuit in Massachusetts

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association against Tesla Motors, says dealers failed to state a claim.

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Dealer Count Inched Up in 2011, Urban Science Reports

A report by Urban Science revealed that as of Dec. 31, 2011, there were 17,767 dealerships in the United States, a 0.6 percent increase year over year.

New Service Levels Playing Field for Single-Point Dealers

Dealers United introduced a new service in which it will act as the conduit for single-point dealerships to negotiate better terms and prices with vendors, and bring costs down through volume purchasing.

Group 1 Buys GM Dealer, Opens VW and Fiat Stores

Group 1 announced the acquisition of David Taylor Cadillac Buick GMC in Houston, and opens up a FIAT and two Volkswagen dealerships in California and Texas.

Dealer Count Up First Time in a Decade

Urban Science’s 2011 Automotive Franchise Activity Report indicated that the number of auto dealerships has grown by 0.4 percent, the first increase in more than 10 years.

Hyundai, Lexus, Subaru Top Rankings in Dealer Satisfaction Survey

Automakers scored high in the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual Dealer Attitude Survey, with Hyundai, Lexus and Subaru leading the way.

DataScan Field Services Adds Clubb Finance Corp.

DataScan Field Services was selected by Clubb Finance Corporation to provide floorplan verification services for its dealer networks across Canada.

Independents Boost Used-Car Market in August

Independent dealers are expected to drive the used-car market to a 4.7 percent increase in sales in August, according to CNW Research.

Used-Vehicle Sales Improve in March

Used-vehicle sales in franchised and independent lots showed signs of improvement in March, with a possible 5.5 percent gain over the year-ago period, according to CNW Market Research.

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Retail Used Transaction Prices Climb, Independents Multiply

An influx of new, independent dealerships could help used-car sales reach four million units in 2009, according to CNW Research.