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Another batch of Silicon startups takes on car retailing

DIGITAL DREAMS

Another batch of Silicon startups takes on car retailing

Silicon Valley's e-commerce dream for cars has returned with a vengeance, 15 years after the first wave of car-buying services fizzled out.

VW faces big test of dealer faith

VW executives will have to confront an angry and suspicious dealer body at a high-stakes meeting this weekend in Las Vegas.

TrueCar hits reset, drops practices that riled dealers TrueCar hits reset, drops practices that riled dealers

New TrueCar CEO Chip Perry is radically overhauling the online lead-generating site, dismantling many of the practices that have most alienated dealers. Perry, in a letter sent to dealers Sunday, identified changes designed to address several areas of dealer concern.

Dealers nationwide are getting ready for a plateau in new-vehicle sales

DOWNTOWN DEFENSE

Dealers nationwide are getting ready for a plateau in new-vehicle sales

With the first quarter under their belts, many dealers believe new vehicle sales have plateaued, prompting them to take steps to protect profits if the market slows or slides.

Touring the N.Y. show ... with attitude

HITS & MISSES

Touring the N.Y. show ... with attitude

Reporters Nick Bunkley and Mike Colias were on the floor of the New York auto show last week, issuing snap judgments on the hardware faster than Dutch Mandel at Detroit Autorama. Here's a bit of their back-and-forth.

New Nissan sales chief shifts ad approach New Nissan sales chief shifts ad approach

Nissan's new sales and marketing boss orders up a new approach to U.S. advertising.

The future of checkouts: Cash, credit  or your car? The future of checkouts: Cash, credit or your car?

Turning cars into mobile payment devices is part of the promise of the connected car, but it's still an elusive goal.

Lincoln's Navigator Concept embodies 'quiet luxury' mantra

THE ANTI-ESCALADE

Lincoln's Navigator Concept embodies 'quiet luxury' mantra

After spending four years overhauling the core of its lineup, Lincoln is reimagining its biggest vehicle, the Navigator, into an understated, serene alternative to the high-flying Cadillac Escalade.

Automotive News PACE Awards The Automotive News PACE Awards celebrate the innovations and achievements of automotive suppliers.

CLICK HERE for our growing list of finalists. We so far have 22 of 28 finalists listed.

Winners will be announced on April 11.

Mercedes hits the gas on AMG high-performance offerings

BMW has ultraluxe $100K X7 in works

New Caddy CT6, XT5 miss mark on residuals

Aldred 'thrilled' with Buick lineup

BMW service satisfaction will go up, Willisch says

Nissan to launch vehicles earlier in the model year

More to come from Chevy's 'Real people'

Store stretches lunchtimes so employees can exercise

Columns

Detroit 3 shopping spree? Not this time

COMMENTARY

Detroit 3 shopping spree? Not this time

Little things count in a recall letter

COMMENTARY

Little things count in a recall letter


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