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Volvo turns up the heat on Tesla

Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.


Dealers crucial for vehicle purchase, J.D. Power study finds

Online tools may make it easier for consumers to shop for vehicles and products at home, but interacting with a salesperson is a key component of high customer sales satisfaction, a J.D. Power study finds.

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Nissan softens its targets through '22

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is steering away from the aggressive numerical goals of his predecessor, Carlos Ghosn, and toward more fuzzy ones. In the key U.S. market, the softening of hard targets could spell some relief for dealers.

Demand helps stocks normalize

Storm replacement sales in September and October helped automakers trim inventory to normal levels for the first time since winter.

Sliding wholesale hurts at Subaru

Subaru is on pace for a ninth-straight year of record retail sales in the U.S., but sliding wholesale volume is denting the Japanese company's profitability.

VW names agency exec Zabel to head U.S. marketing

Volkswagen of America named a California advertising agency executive as vice president of marketing. Jim Zabel, managing director of Omni Advertising in Los Angeles and a former account manager for the Hyundai and Honda brands, will start Nov. 27.

UPDATED: 11/8/17 1:55 pm ET - corrected
Ally provides $2 billion in financing to Carvana

Ally Financial is tripling its bet on one of the auto industry's disrupters by committing $2 billion to finance retail contracts for online used-vehicle retailer Carvana over the next year.

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.

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