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This year's Consumer Reports Top Picks certainly show the auto industry's shift to greener transportation. See which cars made the list here!

Hybrids shine in Consumer Reports’ annual top automobile picks

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Consumer Reports (CR) has revealed its much-anticipated annual Top 10 List for the best new...
Honda recently revealed its 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the U.S. market- adding fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. 

2025 Honda CR-V: a blend of hydrogen and electric power

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Honda has revealed a new hydrogen fuel-cell car, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the...
Volkswagen and Toyota announced recalls this week over issues creating fuel leaks and unexpected movements in thousands of vehicles.

Volkswagen, Toyota announce recalls impacting more than 500,000 drivers

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Two import car manufacturers announced major recalls this week affecting more than half a million...
A new study highlights the slow progress automakers are making toward sustainable and ethical supply chains.

Automakers drag feet on sustainable, ethical supply chains in 2023

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Automakers made significant progress toward clean, ethical, and sustainable supply chains in 2023 but still...
IIHS ups demands on automakers for Top Safety Pick & Pick+ awards, claiming Improvements are required in vehicle protection features.

IIHS raises the bar: 71 vehicles earn top safety awards

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In 2024, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is ramping up its demands on...

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The acquisition by Lithia Motors, set to close within the next six to eight weeks, represents a pivotal moment for Carousel Motor Group.

Lithia Motors buys Carousel Motor Group in 9-store deal

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The Pohlad family has decided to part ways with Carousel Motor Group, a company it...
This year's Consumer Reports Top Picks certainly show the auto industry's shift to greener transportation. See which cars made the list here!

Hybrids shine in Consumer Reports’ annual top automobile picks

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Consumer Reports (CR) has revealed its much-anticipated annual Top 10 List for the best new...
Honda recently revealed its 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the U.S. market- adding fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. 

2025 Honda CR-V: a blend of hydrogen and electric power

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Honda has revealed a new hydrogen fuel-cell car, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the...
Explore insights from the Niello Company's Tully Williams on transforming automotive service drives, EV trends, AI integration, and more.

Tully Williams shares his blueprint for improving the dealership service experience

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, the service drive has emerged as a critical touchpoint for dealerships to address customer needs and foster long-term loyalty. On the recent episode of Inside Automotive,...
Experts expect vehicle affordability to remain a problem in 2024. Check out my conversation with Lotlinx CEO Len Short to find out why.

2024 auto industry steers through vehicle affordability, inventory roadblocks

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As the automotive retail industry settles into 2024, there's cautious optimism about returning to 'near-normal' vehicle inventory levels. This is a welcome change from the shortages that began in 2020. But, inventory challenges still...
Charlie Chesbrough joins CBT Now to discuss the January automotive market and what it can tell dealers about the months ahead.

Automotive market forecast: trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2024 — Charlie Chesbrough | Cox...

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The automotive market performed astonishingly well in 2023, exiting the year mostly unphased by inflation challenges, rising interest rates, labor strikes, and the electric vehicle segment's disappointing performance. Now that January 2024 is out...
Andy Guelcher joins Inside Automotive to discuss how Chevrolet dealers are navigating the challenges of today's car market.

How the dealer-OEM relationship affects customer experience — Andy Guelcher | Mohawk Chevrolet

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Chevrolet is one of the most well-known General Motors brands, whose dealer body sets the standard for auto-retailing excellence. However, as the industry has continued to evolve, Chevy franchisees have been met with unique...
The industry must help entry-level new car buyers, especially younger consumers trying to establish lives already burdened with high costs.

With the high cost of new cars, can entry-level buyers stay in the market?

Someday, we’ll be able to move around in flying cars and bring to life those Star Wars highways in the skies. I’ve been making presentations recently to inform those interested about the monumental advancements...

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Explore insights from the Niello Company's Tully Williams on transforming automotive service drives, EV trends, AI integration, and more.

Tully Williams shares his blueprint for improving the dealership service experience

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, the service drive has emerged as a...
Fixed-ops revenue and demand increased in January, offsetting declines in new and used vehicle prices and buying dealer revenues.

Dealership service revenue increases in January

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Fixed-ops revenue and service demand ticked up in January, offsetting the impact of declining car...
Today's episode of Inside Automotive, Chris Schaubert, the Fixed Operations Director of Ron Marhofer Auto Family joins us.

A peek inside Ron Marhofer Auto Family’s trailblazing fixed ops strategies – Chris Schaubert

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Unlocking the full potential of every service visit is vital to enhancing service departments' bottom...
Today, we explore why relying solely on the owner's manual for preventative maintenance guidance might not ensure the longevity of your car.

Beyond the manual: why additional preventative maintenance is key for longevity despite OEM recommendations

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If you google the average age of a car on the road in America today...
Today’s service customers want to work with an empathetic, caring person who starts an integrated process that makes service go smoothly.

2024 – Innovate or Stagnate

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Let’s just say it out loud, yes, there are headwinds and challenges ahead for dealerships....
The acquisition by Lithia Motors, set to close within the next six to eight weeks, represents a pivotal moment for Carousel Motor Group.

Lithia Motors buys Carousel Motor Group in 9-store deal

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The Pohlad family has decided to part ways with Carousel Motor Group, a company it founded 15 years ago. Lithia Motors will scoop up the dealerships and expand its footprint in the highly competitive...
This year's Consumer Reports Top Picks certainly show the auto industry's shift to greener transportation. See which cars made the list here!

Hybrids shine in Consumer Reports’ annual top automobile picks

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Consumer Reports (CR) has revealed its much-anticipated annual Top 10 List for the best new cars, trucks, and SUVs. There appears to be a strong preference for hybrid and electric vehicles among this year's...
Honda recently revealed its 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the U.S. market- adding fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. 

2025 Honda CR-V: a blend of hydrogen and electric power

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Honda has revealed a new hydrogen fuel-cell car, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the US market. Demonstrating the automakers' commitment to adding hydrogen fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. The fuel-cell electric car can...
Volkswagen and Toyota announced recalls this week over issues creating fuel leaks and unexpected movements in thousands of vehicles.

Volkswagen, Toyota announce recalls impacting more than 500,000 drivers

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Two import car manufacturers announced major recalls this week affecting more than half a million drivers in the U.S. On Sunday, February 25, Volkswagen confirmed the recall of 261,257 vehicles over an issue impacting the...
A new study highlights the slow progress automakers are making toward sustainable and ethical supply chains.

Automakers drag feet on sustainable, ethical supply chains in 2023

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Automakers made significant progress toward clean, ethical, and sustainable supply chains in 2023 but still have immense room for improvement in the years ahead. In its second annual automotive supply chain leaderboard, Lead the Charge,...
IIHS ups demands on automakers for Top Safety Pick & Pick+ awards, claiming Improvements are required in vehicle protection features.

IIHS raises the bar: 71 vehicles earn top safety awards

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In 2024, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is ramping up its demands on automakers, pushing for advanced pedestrian crash avoidance systems and enhanced backseat passenger safety. These improvements are crucial for vehicles to...
Group 1 owns and runs 200 car dealerships, 262 franchises, and 43 collision centers in the U.S. and the U.K.

Group 1 acquires 2 high-volume Lexus stores in California

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Group 1 Automotive, one of the nation's largest and top-selling automotive retailers, announced the acquisition of Newport Lexus and Tustin Lexus from Wilson Automotive. The two high-performing Lexus dealerships are in Orange County, California. Group...
Experts expect vehicle affordability to remain a problem in 2024. Check out my conversation with Lotlinx CEO Len Short to find out why.

2024 auto industry steers through vehicle affordability, inventory roadblocks

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As the automotive retail industry settles into 2024, there's cautious optimism about returning to 'near-normal' vehicle inventory levels. This is a welcome change from the shortages that began in 2020. But, inventory challenges still...

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