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AutoNation swipes at third-party car sites as it builds digital footprint

AutoNation wants to reduce its dependency on online lead generators and third-party shopping sites.

Asbury 1st-quarter sales, continuing-operations profit rise

Automotive Business Review - 17 min 31 sec ago
Asbury Automotive Group reported a 3 percent profit slide for the first quarter of 2014, but improvements in all parts of the business drove profits from continuing operations up sharply.

CPO sales rise 11% in 1st quarter

Automotive Business Review - 31 min 28 sec ago
Industrywide sales of certified used vehicles rose 11 percent in the first quarter from the year-earlier level, with many companies registering double-digit increases.

Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford gain in blue-sky store values

Automotive Business Review - 35 min 29 sec ago
Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford saw their blue-sky multiples increase in the second half, according to a study by a dealership buy/sell advisory firm. But BMW, Mini, Hyundai, VW and Mazda saw theirs decrease.

GM owners claim bankruptcy fraud to keep recall suits alive

Automotive Business Review - 44 min 27 sec ago
GM's request for court protection from 50 car-owner lawsuits seeking compensation for millions of recalled autos with defective ignition switches was attacked as legally 'unsupportable.'

2015 Ford Mustang order guide hints at key options

Automotive Business Review - 1 hour 13 min ago
The 2015 Ford Mustang order guide is now available to U.S. dealers and the options include a lot of familiar stuff such as racing stripes and tech packages.

Saga to set sail

Financial Times - 1 hour 28 min ago
Group focused on cruise-loving over-fifties is set to announce a float soon, leaving AA making roadside repairs

GM's 1st-quarter profit to take hit from recalls

Automotive Business Review - 2 hours 3 min ago
This was supposed to be the year when GM made a record $10 billion in profit. But the company, rocked by a recall crisis, will be hard pressed to avoid posting a loss when first-quarter earnings are released on Thursday.

Showa latest supplier to plead guilty to price-fixing, will pay $19.9 million

Automotive Business Review - 3 hours 16 min ago
Showa has agreed to plead guilty to fixing the prices of electric power steering assemblies and to pay a million fine, the Justice Department said today.

J.D. Power to buy Korrelate to measure digital ad spending effectiveness

Automotive Business Review - 5 hours 18 min ago
J.D. Power is acquiring analytics company Korrelate in a move to measure consumer online shopping behaviors and trends, the company said today.

JCI Q1 profit rises 59% on increase in automotive business

Automotive Business Review - 7 hours 21 min ago
Johnson Controls reported a 59 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its automotive unit.

Asbury to open 2 used-vehicle stores; COO to retire

Automotive Business Review - 7 hours 42 min ago
Asbury Automotive said today it will open two stand-alone used-vehicle stores later this year. The company plans to open the two used-vehicle stores in Florida under the 'Q auto' brand name.

Tesla seeks workers for ex-Chrysler property in Calif.

Automotive Business Review - 7 hours 56 min ago
Tesla Motors Inc. has leased an idled parts-distribution center in rural California where it plans to hire engineers and technicians as the maker of luxury electric cars expands operations.

New GM struggles to shake off the past

Financial Times - 8 hours 30 min ago
A court ruling that the company deliberately hid the seriousness of safety problems could allow plaintiffs to sue the post-bankruptcy GM for losses

Toyota's global sales top VW, GM for 3rd straight quarter

Automotive Business Review - 10 hours 6 min ago
Toyota outsold VW Group and GM for a third straight quarter. Toyota sold 2.58 million units in the January-to-March period, it said today. Second place is too close to call as GM and VW said they each sold about 2.4 million vehicles.

Toyota outsells VW, GM for 3rd straight quarter

Automotive Business Review - 10 hours 6 min ago
Toyota outsold VW Group and GM for a third straight quarter. Toyota sold 2.58 million units in the January-to-March period, it said today. Second place is too close to call as GM and VW said they each sold about 2.4 million vehicles.

Fields to take Ford wheel at prime stage

Automotive Business Review - 15 hours 17 min ago
When Mark Fields took charge of Ford's Americas operations nine years ago, it was a major repair job with record losses and a brush with bankruptcy. Today, Ford's North American operations are the envy of the industry.

Corvette museum may keep some damaged 'Vettes, sinkhole on permanent display

Automotive Business Review - 15 hours 17 min ago
GM and National Corvette Museum officials will meet next month to determine which of eight Corvettes damaged after plunging into a major sinkhole on Feb 12 are fit to be restored.

Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

Automotive Business Review - 15 hours 17 min ago
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda.

Mulally said to line up board post after Ford

Automotive Business Review - 15 hours 17 min ago
Ford CEO Alan Mulally is lining up a substantial corporate position for his next act, probably as a board director or chairman, according to people with knowledge of his plans.
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