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NADA Headlines July 29, 2016

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Volkswagen Passes Toyota as Largest Automaker in 2016's First Half

Volkswagen Group accelerated past Toyota Motor for the title of world's largest automaker for the first half of 2016 despite the German automaker's slumping U.S. sales amid its emissions scandal.

Ford Calls an End to U.S. Auto Boom, Rivals Bet Other Way Ford Motor Co. on Thursday declared the U.S. auto industry's long recovery is at an end, sending its stock and those of rival auto companies tumbling.
July U.S. Auto Sales up 2.4 percent, Full-Year Sales to Drop: Forecasters

U.S. July auto sales likely rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier, but full-year sales will not match last year's record, forecasters J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

Washington State Fines Volkswagen $176 Million Over Emissions Teaser here
Secrets to Choosing a Good Lease Car Teaser here
Mercedes Pulls Ad Challenged by Safety Groups Teaser here
These Stylish Vintage Ads Reveal How Much Car Culture Has Changed Teaser here
Register for the NADA Convention by September 9 and Save $100

Online registration and hotel selection for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now open.

 
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NADA Headlines July 28, 2016

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Aviation Experts Urge Caution on Releasing Self-Driving Cars

Aviation-safety experts have advice for the car industry as it moves to autonomous-driving vehicles: Proceed slowly and make sure drivers realize the limits of the technology.

GM, Aiming for Strong 2016 Finish, to Hike Truck Output General Motors will boost production of pickups and SUVs in time for the traditionally brisk fall truck market, a top GM executive said [Wednesday].
Ford's 2Q Earnings Fall 9 Percent to $2 Billion

Ford Motor Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $2 billion, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago.

Profits Climb As Fiat Chrysler Fends Off Legal Inquiries Over Sales Reporting Teaser here
Toyota Lags Behind VW in Global Sales as Prius Stumbles in U.S. Teaser here
Chevy Bolt EV to Ship to Dealers in Fourth Quarter Teaser here
Register for the NADA Convention by September 9 and Save $100

Online registration and hotel selection for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now open.

 
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NADA Headlines July 27, 2016

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Volkswagen Gets Initial Approval of $14.7 Billion Settlement With U.S. Drivers

A federal judge granted preliminary approval to  Volkswagen AG ’s $14.7 billion settlement with U.S. drivers of diesel-powered vehicles on Tuesday, clearing the way for the company to put the plan into action and put the emissions scandal behind it.

Safety Features Score Big, Boosting New-Vehicle Appeal, J.D. Power Study Finds

Popular driver-assist technologies help make vehicles considerably more appealing to their owners, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. APEAL Study, released today.

Fiat Chrysler Revamps U.S. Sales Reporting Amid Federal Probes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday it had revised more than five years of monthly U.S. vehicle sales figures to reflect a new reporting method, amid an investigation by federal authorities into claims of inflated sales figures.

Porsche Plans 1,400 New Jobs for Tesla-Fighting Sports Car Teaser here
Today's Webinar: What's Driving Gen Z? Teaser here
Register for the NADA Convention by September 9 and Save $100

Online registration and hotel selection for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now open.

 
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NADA Headlines July 26, 2016

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45 Million Vehicles Recalled from 2013-15 Haven't Been Fixed About 40 percent of all vehicles recalled between 2013 and 2015 still haven’t been fixed, and that’s creating problems for drivers, dealers and automakers.
Report: FCA Internal Report Finds Inflated Sales

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discovered its sales were overstated by several thousand vehicles when it conducted an internal review last year, trade publication Automotive News reported on Monday ...

VW Owners Might Keep Driving Dirty Diesels After Settlement Volkswagen AG is racing toward resolution of more than 1,000 consumer lawsuits over emissions-cheating software but it may be years before 482,000 polluting vehicles are either taken off U.S. roads or repaired.
July 27 Webinar: What's Driving Gen Z? Teaser here
NADA Convention Registration Now Open

Online registration and hotel selection for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now open.

 
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NADA Headlines July 25, 2016

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NADA Convention Registration Now Open

Online registration and hotel selection for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now open.

MPG Report Sets Stage for Debate

It has officially begun: The process that will shape the powertrains and fuel efficiency of U.S. autos through 2025 kicked off last week with the release of an exhaustive technical study by U.S. and California environmental regulators.

Battered by Recalls, Fines, Auto Industry Still Thrives

The U.S. automotive industry has been through a rough couple years filled with massive recalls, congressional hearings, record fines, and allegations, at times, of a careless, shoddy approach to safety.

July 27 Webinar: What's Driving Gen Z? Teaser here
Forecast: July Sales to Return to 17 Million SAAR Trend Teaser here
Brexit Auto Impact Taking Shape; Full Effect Years Out Teaser here
Water Out of the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction Teaser here
 
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NADA Headlines July 22, 2016

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NADA Announces Speakers for 2017 Convention in New Orleans Online registration and hotel selection for the NADA convention open on Monday, July 25. NADA members and their managers who register by September 16 will receive a $100 discount from the onsite rate.
GM Says It May Recall 4.3 Million Vehicles over Takata Air Bags

NHTSA spokesman Bryan Thomas: "The science clearly shows that these inflators become unsafe over time, faster when exposed to humidity and variations of temperature."

Lexus No-Haggle Pricing Sends Some Buyers Fleeing, But Most Stay In the seven weeks since his Lexus of Omaha dealership switched to no-haggle pricing, salesman Jim Endebrock has had one customer walk out.
Anxiety-Free Electric Car Journeys Are Goal of U.S. Loan Program Teaser here
Auto Industry Publishes Its First Set Of Cybersecurity Best Practices Teaser here
Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father's $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships Teaser here
 
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NADA Headlines July 13, 2016

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NADA 100 Carnival to Kick Off 2017 Convention in New Orleans NADA (1917-2017) will kick off yearlong events commemorating its 100-year anniversary beginning with the NADA 100 Carnival at the 2017 NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans.
U.S. Auto Sales This Year to Fall Short of 2015 Record, LMC Says

U.S. sales of cars and light trucks this year will fall short of 2015’s record in the first annual decline ...

TransUnion: Consumers Less Likely to Complete Longer-Term Loans

Jason Laky, senior vice president and automotive business leader for TransUnion ...

VW Said to Weigh Battery Partnership

Volkswagen AG is considering teaming up with electric-car battery specialists such as LG Chem Ltd. ...

Fiat Chrysler Offers $1,500 to Find Vehicles’ Cyber Soft Spots

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is offering as much as $1,500 to good-guy hackers who find potential bugs and vulnerabilities ...

GM North America Output at Risk by Supplier Bankruptcy

A longtime General Motors supplier has filed for bankruptcy and repercussions could wreak havoc ...

Nissan Debuts ProPILOT Auto Drive System but Warns on Safety

Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a new technology that allows nearly hands-free highway cruising ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 21, 2016

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Dealers Still Not Convinced the CFPB Understands Their Business

Texas dealer Robert Turner gave Patrice Ficklin, CFPB fair lending director, a piece of his mind following her presentation Tuesday evening at the annual National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference in Miami.

GM Raises Full-Year Forecast after Strong Second-Quarter Profit

General Motors Co. raised its forecast for full-year earnings after reporting a record second-quarter profit that handily beat Wall Street expectations.

Alan Mulally: 'I'm in Awe' of Ford's Turnaround

On the eve of his induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame, former Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Alan Mulally credits his “wonderful” relationship with Executive Chairman Bill Ford for his ability to save the Dearborn automaker from financial collapse.

Fiat Chrysler's Strange Track Record of Controversy Teaser here
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson Shines a Light on Auto Safety and Getting Defective Vehicles off the Road Teaser here
Mazda Faces a Huge Challenge Keeping Customers Teaser here
 
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NADA Headlines July 20, 2016

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Industry Groups Ask for Support for Senate Bill to Preserve Auto Loan Discounts for Consumers A broad coalition of business groups involved in the making, selling, servicing, financing and auctioning of vehicles urged Congress this week to support Senate legislation to preserve a consumer’s ability to get discounted auto loans at the dealership.
U.S. Considers Expanding Automated-Driving Technology Oversight Federal auto-safety regulators are weighing requiring approval of automated-driving technologies before they reach the road, potentially expanding government oversight of auto makers after the first fatal crash involving a vehicle driving itself.
VW Earnings Rise Amid Recovery From Diesel-Emissions Scandal Volkswagen AG’s first-half earnings exceeded market expectations, sending its shares up the most in three months ...
Fiat Chrysler Confirms Federal Investigation into Sales Reports Teaser here
Volkswagen's Audi Plans Electric Car Push to Put Heat on Tesla Teaser here
Lincoln Opens Brand Experience Center in California Teaser here
 
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NADA Headlines July 19, 2016

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NADA Chairman's Commentary: YES! State Franchise Laws Lower Prices and Benefit Consumers

A new economic report from the Phoenix Center makes one overriding conclusion: state auto franchise laws lower retail prices of new cars, which benefits consumers.

NADA Urges Action on CFPB Auto Finance Guidance

Congressional attention on this matter now returns to the Senate, and NADA is urging dealers to lobby their senators for support.

Booming SUV Sales Are Undermining the Government's Fuel-Economy Targets The U.S. government says the nation's cars and trucks are well on their way to meeting fuel economy and emissions standards set for 2025. But if gas prices stay low and consumers keep buying less-efficient vehicles like SUVs, the government could lower those standards.
Maryland Official Says States Plan to Sue VW Over Cheating Teaser here
Fiat Chrysler Auto Sales Probed by Justice Department, SEC Teaser here
With Apple, Google And Every Automaker In The Race, Tesla Crash Won't Slow Self-Driving Cars Teaser here
 
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NADA Headlines July 18, 2016

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VW Vows to Compensate Dealers for Tainted Diesels

It is the first time the German car maker acknowledged that dealers would get restitution for the economic damage they suffered from the scandal, which affected nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. alone.

Industry Blindsided as CAFE Fines Jump

Automakers worried about the cost of meeting fuel economy targets are waking up to a startling new reality: The cost of not meeting them is about to get a lot higher.

GM Boosts Discounts on Big Pickups

GM more than doubled discounts on some of its large pickups in July’s first 10 days after U.S. sales of the highly profitable models fell last month ...

July 20 Webinar: The Future of Retail: Connection Commerce

The webinar explores digital retailing technologies that can help increase the dealership's bottom line.
 
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NADA Headlines July 15, 2016

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Fiat Chrysler to Spend $1 Billion, Add 1,000 Jobs in Jeep Push Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it will spend $1.05 billion to prepare two U.S. factories to produce a pair of Jeep sport utility vehicles, creating a total of about 1,000 jobs.
Consumer Reports Urges Tesla to Disable Autopilot

Consumer Reports [on Thursday] urged Tesla Motors to disable its Autopilot system until it can verify a driver's hands are on the steering wheel.

July 20 Webinar: The Future of Retail: Connection Commerce

The webinar explores digital retailing technologies that can help increase the dealership's bottom line.
July 22 Auto Cybersecurity Summit; NADA Members Get 20% Registration Discount Teaser here
NADA 100 Carnival to Kick Off 2017 Convention in New Orleans NADA (1917-2017) will kick off yearlong events commemorating its 100-year anniversary beginning with the NADA 100 Carnival at the 2017 NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans.
 
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NADA Headlines July 14, 2016

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Takata Airbag Recall Worse Than Believed: 1 In 8 US Vehicles Affected, Report Finds

Far more people in the U.S. are affected by a massive recall of Takata airbags than Americans believe, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

GM Can't Avoid Up to $10 Billion in Switch Suits, Court Says

A federal appeals court upended General Motors Co.’s plan to shed hundreds of lawsuits seeking as much as $10 billion over a deadly ignition switch defect ...

California Rejects Volkswagen Recall for 3-Liter Diesel Cars

The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's plan to recall vehicles with 3-liter diesel engines, calling the proposal incomplete and deficient.

Consumer Groups: Hit the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars

Consumer and safety advocates are urging the federal government to pump the brakes on self-driving cars ...

NADA 100 Carnival to Kick Off 2017 Convention in New Orleans NADA (1917-2017) will kick off yearlong events commemorating its 100-year anniversary beginning with the NADA 100 Carnival at the 2017 NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans.
 
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NADA Headlines July 12, 2016

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Economic Analysis Reaffirms That State Franchise Laws Lower Prices, Benefit Consumers

Retail prices for new cars are lower for consumers because of state franchise laws ...

Opinion: Here's How Financial And Other Regulators Are Issuing Rules Without Writing Them

At the end of June, I testified in a U.S. Senate Homeland Security Regulatory oversight subcommittee hearing on Examining the Use of Agency Regulatory Guidance.

VW Yet to Ask EPA for Sales OK

Volkswagen dealers eager to hear about resuming sales of new diesels will have to keep doing what they've been doing ...

Your Car’s Been Studying You Closely and Everyone Wants the Data

As you may have suspected, your car is spying on you.

Mercedes Beats BMW at Half-Year Mark in Luxury-Car Sales Race

Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year ...

Google Self-Driving Car Project Names General Counsel as Scrutiny Rises

Google self-driving car project said it had appointed its first general counsel ...

GM, Lyft Expand Express Drive Program, Tout Partnership

General Motors and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. said on Monday they would expand their short-term rental program ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 11, 2016

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Impact of VW Deal Depends on Diesel Fix

Can Volkswagen's noncompliant diesels be fixed?

Infiniti Tops Survey on Satisfaction Among Sales Prospects

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in a new study on prospect satisfaction.

Can Uber and Lyft Ease Used-Car Glut?

It's no secret that automakers are girding for an influx of vehicles returning to the market from lease expirations ...

Google Shift Has Dealers Friending Facebook

When Street Auto Group's Brad Paschal sees vehicles lingering in his inventories and drawing sparse online traffic ...

The Industry's Most Copied Brand

Jeep can claim many milestones.

 
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NADA Headlines July 8, 2016

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House Again Rebukes CFPB Over Its Flawed Auto Finance Guidance

By a bipartisan vote of 260-162, the House of Representatives yesterday passed an amendment ...

NADA Wins Top Video Award

The NADA-produced video, “New York Auto Forum,” was selected as a winner in the 37th annual Telly Awards program for 2016.

VW Has Agreed to Pay Billions to Diesel Owners. Did Retailers Miss Out?

The hundreds of frustrated Volkswagen dealers who turned up at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention ...

Nissan Ups Technology, Power for 2017 Pathfinder SUV

Nissan Motor Co. expects upgraded interior technologies ...

Honda Drops Compact CR-Z Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling, sporty runabout whose performance struggled ...

China Auto Sales Growth Accelerates on Rising Crossover, SUV Demand

China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 7, 2016

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S&P Cuts U.S. Auto Sales View on Slowing Demand, Brexit Effect

S&P Global Ratings cut its estimate for U.S. auto sales this year to 17.5 million vehicles from 17.8 million ...

The Used Car Market: What's Driving Growth?

The automotive industry is composed of a few top global multinational players and several retailers.

Affordability Drives Longer Loans

The average loan term has been on a continuous climb.

CFPB Accuses Some Lenders of Deceptive GAP, Payment Deferral Ads

One or more auto lenders have been deceptive in their advertisements for GAP coverage and disclosures of payment deferral terms ...

Autonomous Cars Need Lidar to Be Safe, Says ZF Chief

Self-driving cars will need multiple detection systems including expensive infrared "lidar" technology ...

U.S. Fuel Economy Fell in June

The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in June was 25.4 mpg ...

Vehicles Eligible for Car, Truck, SUV of the Year Named

The process of naming the next car, truck and SUV of the year has begun ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 6, 2016

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NHTSA Urges Dealers to Share Travel Safety Tips with Consumers

To improve road safety and help save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging NADA members ...

Brexit Will Create Auto Uncertainty, Weaken Sales, But Outcome Far From Clear

While it’s not clear yet exactly how Britain’s Brexit decision will hit the economy in general ...

What Buyback, Cash Do I get if I bought a VW Diesel After Sept. 18?

As part of the emission-cheating settlement announced last week, owners of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars now ...

NHTSA Launches Probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for Possible Exhaust Leak

U.S. auto safety officials opened an investigation into possible exposure to carbon monoxide in recent models of the Ford Explorer.

Carmakers Wait to See if MPG Rules Will Stick

The auto industry is waiting for a new report from federal regulators that will be used to determine whether stringent gas mileage rules ...

Mazda Issues Takata Airbag Recall After Demand From Chinese Regulators

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Chinese joint venture will recall 74,310 of its Mazda2 sedans in China ...

Quarterly CPO Sales at All-Time High

The 678,169 certified pre-owned sales in the second quarter represents a best-ever sum ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 5, 2016

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U.S. Auto Sales May Have Finally Hit a Plateau, a High and Healthy One

U.S. auto sales appear to have finally hit their peak but the industry isn't worried.

AFSA & NADA Engage with CFPB’s Cordray During Recent Forum

For the seventh consecutive year, the American Financial Services Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association ...

Carmakers Wait to See if MPG Rules Will Stick

The auto industry is waiting for a new report from federal regulators that will be used to determine whether stringent gas mileage rules ...

VW Says U.S. Diesel Settlement Won't Be Replicated in Europe

Volkswagen's CEO has rejected calls for the carmaker to compensate customers in Europe over the diesel emissions scandal ...

Watch Your Wallet – Federal Civil Penalties are Going Up!

Thanks to the U.S. Congress, civil penalties assessed by federal agencies are increasing as of August 1, 2016.

Nissan, Renault See Cost Savings Growing with Mitsubishi in Fold

Nissan Motor Co. and French partner Renault SA are already targeting a 28 percent increase in joint cost savings ...

For Suppliers, Self-Driving Payday Nears

A true driverless car -- one that will give you a look-ma-no-hands experience from door to door ...

 
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NADA Headlines July 1, 2016

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U.S. Tells Certain 2001-03 Honda Owners to Stop Driving

U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving their cars ...

U.S. Congress, TIME and Ally Financial Honor TIME Dealer of the Year Kitty Van Bortel In recognition as the 2016 TIME Dealer of the Year, Ally Financial presented an $11,000 grant to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, N.Y., on behalf of Mary Catherine "Kitty" Van Bortel.
June 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry May Hit 11-year High

U.S. automakers are expected to deliver 1.57 million light vehicles this month.

BMW to Deliver Self-Driving Car by 2021

Germany luxury automaker BMW said Friday that it would introduce a fully self-driving car by 2021 ...

NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund Assists Dealership Employees Affected by West Virginia Flooding

The Emergency Relief Fund of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation has been mobilized to assist dealership employees ...

 
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