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Mazda introduces its new dealership design language called Retail Evolution, focusing on a more upscale feel and open-plan spaces.


Michigan Remains One Of Five States To Uphold Direct Sales Ban

Tesla executives will keep lobbying in Michigan to try to pass direct-to-consumer automobile-sales legislation.


Lexus will begin a no-haggle price policy at 12 dealerships in the US in 2016. The pilot program will run for the entire year, and if successful it could expand to other dealers in 2017.


A woman in Colorado finds a mechanic at Peak Kia North used her car as his own, put 200 miles on it in four days, and didn't fix the issue she took it in for.


A Michigan woman received a new set of keys free and clear from a local dealership Tuesday after being severely injured in a wreck that totaled the family vehicle.


About 20 vehicles fell through the roof over the service department at an Audi dealership in Milton Keynes when the multi-story parking structure collapsed.


Second Time Not A Charm In Lone Star State

Texas again rejects bill that would allow Tesla Motors to sell direct to customers without third-party dealerships.


Police are investigating a car dealership in Illinois after a couple found footage on their dashboard camera of their mechanic joyriding in their car last week.


A Hyundai dealer in Texas has created a lucrative side business as the go-to place to buy a Chevy SSR. It's also a major supporter of the model's enthusiast community.


If you spent your Wednesday night stealing an Indy 500 pace car, smashing it through a dealership window with the top down and then ditching the car several miles away some Indiana police would like to have a word with you.


E-Mail to Prospective Customer Says Electric Vehicle May Hurt Environment More Than Helping It

Kia of Vancouver dealership managers question Soul EV's financial and environmental benefits.


The Fact Checker column in the Washington Post takes issue with a key report attacking dealer franchise laws. The paper, written at the Department of Justice in 2009, attempts to justify allowing manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, but because of some bad research, tried to make its case by citing a failed GM direct-sales program that had shut down years earlier.


Electric-Vehicle Maker Gets Support on Both Sides of Political Divide

Conservative Koch Brothers, liberal Sierra Club agree that Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell direct to consumers.


Demands Include In-State Service Center, No Dealer Relationship

Arizona legislators take one small step closer to allowing Tesla to sell cars in the state.


Infotainment Influx Taking Toll On Customers and Dealers Alike

You remember Rikk Wilde. The Chevrolet regional manager became an immediate sensation last fall when he stammered through his World Series presentation and invoked the now-famous "technology and stuff" catchphrase to describe the automaker's latest offerings. As it turns out, he's not the only car guy struggling to offer more specifics on the newest automotive technology.


Billionaire investor George Soros and his company Soros Fund Management are seriously investigating following Warren Buffett's lead and buying an auto dealer body. A Soros representative was reportedly trying to sell dealers on the idea during a private dinner, indicating that current management would stay in place, if the company invested.


Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen outlines a new plan for the automaker's 700 mixed-brand dealers to create new "boutique" showrooms with better trained staff and holograms.


Four Chrysler dealers shuttered during the automaker's bankruptcy have one less obstacle in their way to reopening following a US appeals court ruling. However, they still have to work things out with FCA.


Hyundai and Kia dealers in Grand Junction, CO, are buying $180,000 in gift cards for local businesses and giving them away to previous customers as part of a new marketing strategy. Not only does the plan get more buyers into the the showrooms than traditional advertising, but it reinvests money back into the community.


A report in Automotive News says dealer service departments are increasingly using text messages to communicate with customers and the technology is paying off for everyone, especially dealers.


Two years in development, Hyundai UK partnered with Simon Dixon to open its Hyundai Rockar retail dealership store in Kent, England's Bluewater shopping mall. Akin to Audi and BMW retail stores where people can buy cars in an atmosphere more relaxing than a dealership, Hyundai expects it to be among its top 10 UK dealers by the end of 2015.

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