Month: January 2019

Digital advertising spending by dealers will continue to grow, although at a slower pace than in recent years, while artificial intelligence and digital retail tools are expected to gain faster, according to a franchise dealer advertising study released at the NADA Show. In the study from Maryann Keller & Associates, dealers report that in the
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Aside from the badge, it’s difficult to distinguish the 2019 Kia Cadenza from a full-fledged luxury sedan. With acres of interior space, a comfortable ride, and impressive features and technology at a palatable price, the 2019 Cadenza warrants a commendable 6.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Sedans
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When Land Rover first showed off the Range Rover SV Coupe, it was a bit of a head-scratcher. Sure, it looked great, but at the same time, it came with a near-$300,000 price tag. Would there really be buyers for such an expensive two-door Range Rover? As it turns out, apparently not. As Autocar confirmed with Land Rover today,
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High-tech electronics supplier Aptiv said it expects 2019 operating income to be flat to slightly increased, despite a forecast of slower new-vehicle production. “As we look ahead to 2019, we expect to see continued softening of vehicle production around the world,” Aptiv CEO Kevin Clark said in a conference call to announce earnings for fourth-quarter
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Finalists for the 2019 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year were announced Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show. The jury, composed of automotive media from North America including three Internet Brands Automotive editors, narrowed the semi-finalist list to just three cars, three trucks, and three crossover SUVs.The original list of nominees included
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BUDAPEST — Audi workers in Hungary reached a deal on a wage increase on Wednesday, ending a strike that has paralyzed the automaker’s plant in Gyor since last Thursday. The strike of thousands of workers led to a halt in production at the plant, which builds the A3 sedan and convertible versions, TT coupe and
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With its 2019 Passport, Honda hasn’t invented anything new. The five-seat Passport neatly plugs a gap in Honda’s crossover SUV lineup with minimal fuss. It didn’t take much effort for the automaker to create the 2019 Honda Passport: It’s a Pilot with 6.2 inches lopped off its rear end. The new Passport has a different
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MEXICO CITY — When does a gasoline shortage, with lines around the block and closed service stations, feel like a lucky break? When you’re an automaker trying to sell hybrids and electric vehicles to a curious but skeptical public. Automakers haven’t had that kind of luck in the U.S. for more than a decade. But
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DETROIT — Ally Financial’s used-vehicle originations continued to grow in the fourth quarter, driven in part by loans to Carvana, DriveTime and CarMax customers, while total auto originations fell. Total auto originations declined 11 percent from the year earlier to $8.2 billion, but used-vehicle originations rose 13 percent to $4.3 billion, the lender said Wednesday.
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