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Sonic 'delighted' with rollout of new retail plan

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST

Three weeks into Sonic Automotive Inc.'s customer experience initiative, customers at the pilot store aren't yet getting the promised iPad-enabled transaction with a single salesperson.

Happy Birthday, boss! Let's open some stores

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST

Sonic Automotive President Scott Smith will get a special birthday present when he turns 47 on Oct. 20.

Targeted digital ads start with car color

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST

New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a vehicle and likely visualized themselves in it.

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Japan 3 Product Preview (7/25/14)

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:16 -0700

Our look at what's ahead for Nissan, Honda and Toyota; what has Mercedes saying 'ah;' Crain joins Hall of Fame.

FBI Search of Ford HQ (7/25/14)

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:53:48 -0700

Paper: Bureau seizes listening devices in probe of ex-worker; VW chief denounces anti-Semitism; shoppers ring up dealers.

GM Near End of Recall Push (7/24/14)

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:29:46 -0700

Safety blitz 'substantially complete' Barra says; Ford's Europe product plan; Acura supercar fire; Keith Crain's big night.

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Audi cuts spare-part prices in China amid anti-monopoly probe

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:58:24 EST

Volkswagen AG's luxury Audi brand plans to cut spare-part prices in China as global automakers rush to change their pricing strategies after Chinese anti-monopoly regulators began probing the auto industry.

'Cash for clunkers opened up the floodgates'

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST

The Car Allowance Rebate System, also known as cash for clunkers, was a lifeline at a desperate time for the U.S. auto industry.

OnStar change targets service visits

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST

Starting with its 2015 models, GM will offer buyers free monthly vehicle-diagnostic reports through OnStar, and allow those customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their dealerships.