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New 'Built Ford Proud' ad campaign puts Blue Oval on offense

Ford shows new products, restructuring plans to dealers in Las Vegas

Ford shows new products, restructuring plans to dealers in Las Vegas.

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Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription service launches in Nashville, Philadelphia

Pilot begins in June in partnership with dealers in both markets

Here comes Mercedes-Benz jumping into the monthly subscription-service craze, launching its pilot program in Nashville and Philadelphia. It'll be called the Mercedes-Benz Collection.

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Genesis luxury sedan range to get its own U.S. dealership network

The well-regarded luxury brand is ready to go exclusive in its third year.

The well-regarded luxury brand is ready to fly the coop in its third year.

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Tesla gets a court win in direct-sales battle

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

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Lincoln hopes month-by-month leasing will woo luxury clients

“We want to reinvent leasing in the 21st century, and this is a step in that direction.”

"We want to reinvent leasing in the 21st century, and this is a step in that direction."

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Tesla sued by Virginia dealers' association over new store

Tesla opened its only Virginia store near DC early last year.

Virginia dealership association says Tesla can't open its second state store until at least next year.

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Mazda revamping dealers with 'Retail Evolution'

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

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Tesla close to being able to sell EVs in Maryland [UPDATE]

Dealers Association Supports EV Maker-Owned Outlets, In Limited Numbers

Tesla may be on the verge of getting approval from the state of Maryland for direct-to-consumer sales.

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You can't buy a Tesla in Tesla, WV

The governor of West Virginia has signed the bill banning direct sales by automakers into state law. It means that Tesla is not able to open stores there.

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Tesla dealer fight battles continue: success in GA, failure in WV

The Georgia Senate approves Tesla's direct-sales model, but at a maximum of five stores in the state. West Virginia says 'no' to any direct sales by any car company.

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Connecticut might allow direct Tesla sales

Connecticut Legislators Say State Loses Business, Revenue to New York, MA

Connecticut legislators discuss allowing Tesla to directly sell electric vehicles within the state.

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How you may soon be able to participate in dealer-only auctions online

Automotive remarketer Alteso is pitching a new way to conduct wholesale car auctions, which currently aren't open to the public. Their idea would give everyday customers a way to visit a dealer's site to see what's being offered at auction, then they could request the dealer buy the car on their behalf and take delivery the next day.

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Hyundai Rockar dealership concept a kinder way to buy a car [w/video]

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.

FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's trade-in, regardless of the amount; customers thought they were getting completely out of a loan, but the dealerships would add the negative e

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FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's trade-in, regardless of the amount; customers thought they were getting completely out of a loan, but the dealerships would add the negative equity from the old loan into the purchase price of the new car. Another issue for the FTC was that the ads didn't clear

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Tesla wants court to dismiss Georgia dealer lawsuit

Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition to prevent Tesla from selling

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Alfa Romeo franchises 86 dealers across North America

Alfa Romeo's return to North America has been a long time coming, which has given us plenty of time to wonder: Will the now-merged Fiat-Chrysler let Fiat dealers sell Alfas, or will the shapely Italians be available in Maserati dealers? The answer we've been waiting for? Both.

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Cadillac dealers get $5,000 incentive for ELR test drives

The 530 Cadillac dealers - out of 940 total dealers - that signed on to sell the brand's ELR for $75,000 or lea

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Porsche responds to PETA after tiger cub displays at Macan dealership events

Porsche has found itself in the good graces of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is pretty odd considering it's the only brand we know of that offers leather-lined vents. The activist group is praising the sports car manufacturer's handling of reports that some of its dealerships were set to feature tigers or tiger cubs at the local launch events for the Brandon Turkus

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Google Cars test shopping program shuts down

Google is restructuring its car buying tools, and part of the process means shutting down its Google Cars shopping service. Launched a little more than a year ago with expectations that it would disrupt the auto sales industry, other early commentary noted that some dealers Jonathon Ramsey

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