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JDP: Subaru, Lexus Lead Brand Loyalty Rankings

Subaru led all U.S.-sold marques in J.D. Power’s first-ever brand loyalty study, recapturing 61.5% of owners who completed a trade-in or purchase between June 2018 and May 2019.

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Price Hike: Tesla Drops Base Models

The starting prices for the Model X SUV and Model S sedan went up nearly $5,000 overnight following the abrupt deletion of their ‘standard range’ variants from Tesla’s lineup.

Ford, VW Reach Deal on Global Technology Partnership

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG have forged a new partnership centered on electric-vehicle and autonomous driving technology that calls for billions of dollars in investments and the introduction of a range of new vehicles.

MAX Digital Partners With LotVantage to Drive Social Leads

MAX Digital and LotVantage have combined their digital retail and marketing acumen in an effort to make social lead generation easier for auto dealers.

Last VW Beetle Rolls Off Production Line

Volkswagen de Mexico has built its final Beetle, capping a legacy of 21.5 million units sold worldwide — including 5 million in the U.S. alone — and clearing the way for a new SUV.

IHS: Average Age of U.S. Vehicles Continues to Rise

The average age of America’s registered cars and light trucks has risen again, to 11.8 years, according to the latest report from IHS Markit.

Ipsos Releases Footfall Data Accuracy Tool

Ipsos Retail Performance has added a new feature designed to give auto dealers an accurate, staff-excluded daily foot traffic count.

Are You an F&I Manager or an F&I Clerk?

Years of strong sales and near-zero unemployment have lowered the bar for the business office. Veteran F&I pro shares two proven strategies for turning a finance clerk into a finance manager.

March Sales Down 3.1% as SAAR Soars

The U.S. new-vehicle sales forecast improved to 17.42 million units in March, but sales fell 3.1% year-over-year against slowing demand fueled by higher interest rates, prices, and payments and reduced incentive spending.

Make F&I Great Again

Technology insider looks at four technologies designed to keep F&I managers in the digital retailing game.