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2019 Toyota Avalon gets price bump after redesign

Mon, 2018-04-23 08:40
The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon that goes on sale next month as a 2019 model shares almost nothing with the previous generation, including the pricing.
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Cadillac XT6 taking shape

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Cadillac's next all-new vehicle -- the XT6 -- is taking shape and taking to the road for testing.
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Texas' Reagor Dykes group climbs used-car ranks

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Reagor Dykes Auto Group, a budding powerhouse on Automotive News' list of the top 100 dealership groups in used retail sales, sells well beyond its west Texas base.
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Car dealers competing with brands in auto subscription business

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Some dealers are offering subscription programs to ensure they remain relevant as automakers also experiment with the business model.
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Honda sweetens lease deals, a little

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
The discounted lease deal puts the Accord within striking distance of the Camry in strong lease markets such as California, Ohio and Florida.
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Used-car auction onboard the USS Midway

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
It was all hands on deck for an auction of used Lexus and Toyota vehicles on the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway.
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Camaro blows out candles on Mustang birthday cake

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Ford wants to celebrate the Mustang's 54th birthday. That gave Chevy its own marketing idea.
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Dealership internet ad spending tops in 2017

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
In 2017, for the first time, the Internet topped all other advertising spending by dealerships combined.
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FlexDrive is subscription model for independent dealers

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Momentum Motorcars in Atlanta serves as a role model to franchise dealers on how to do subscription selling.
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FlexWheels is Warren Henry Auto Group's subscription model

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Warren Henry Auto Group started a subscription program that's inspiring the group to develop an operational platform to help other dealers run subscription models.
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Flow Automotive keys to profiting from auto subscriptions

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Dealer Don Flow had tried to come up with a way to let customers swap vehicles frequently; the advent of vehicle subscription services now makes it possible -- and profitable for him.
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Drive Germain: 'This is a time-saving service'

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Germain Automotive Group is in the subscription car business to attract new customers, drive revenue and prepare for a changing future.
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How big a slice of the used-car pie will independents take?

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Independent retailers are abundant, resilient and growing, but they don't necessarily pose a threat to franchised dealerships' used-vehicle operations.
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Physical used-car auctions have an online role

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
Online auctions will continue to make inroads, but physical sites remain a necessity, a study prepared for the National Auto Auction Association found.
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Key for car dealers is getting used-to-new vehicle balance right

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
The closely watched ratio of used- to new-vehicle retail sales is a measure of dealership success. But in fact, it's a metric where very few dealerships excel.
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Florida dealership cafes taste like success

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
At two Florida dealerships, food service is treated as a department unto itself, serving both customers and staff with a wide-ranging menu.
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Maybe GM is just margin-minded

Mon, 2018-04-23 01:01
GM could also stand for Gross Margin, which businesses should always try to improve.
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Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'

Sat, 2018-04-21 01:01
Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.
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Ford puts huge ad account up for review

Fri, 2018-04-20 16:37
Ford, citing the need for "greater marketing efficiency, effectiveness and customer insight," while leveraging the "latest tools and technology," placed its global creative advertising account led by WPP under review.
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Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022

Fri, 2018-04-20 08:30
Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.
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