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Mulally: EVs are fun, but 'make no sense'

Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, speaking at the National Auto Auction Association's annual convention, knocked tax credits and mandates for EVs as ineffective policy tools.

Mulally: Ford 'will figure it out'

Despite the headwinds it faces today, including new mobility services that are disrupting the status quo in the auto industry, Ford Motor Co. "will figure it out," Alan Mulally, the automaker's retired CEO, said Wednesday at a conference on used vehicles.

Let Sears' story be a lesson for auto dealers

Could the failings of bankrupt Sears be a warning for auto retail? Perhaps. But auto dealers don't have to accept Sears' fate.

Let Sears' story be a lesson for dealers

Could the failings of bankrupt Sears be a warning for auto retail? Perhaps. But auto dealers don't have to accept Sears' fate.

Employees love to give back to their communities

Helping others in their communities is a common pastime for employees of the Best Dealerships To Work For.

Mum's the word

Lawyers have been advising dealership owners to keep quiet if they realize they've faced a cybersecurity problem.

Who can replace Jackson as voice of the industry?

The transition to a new CEO could make for a real tone shift at AutoNation. It's one thing to find a smart business leader who can run the country's largest new-vehicle retailer; it's another to replace someone who has effectively served as the voice for an industry.

AutoNation begins search for new CEO; Jackson to transition to executive chairman

UPDATED: 9/19/18 4:17 pm ET - adds stock close

AutoNation is launching a search for a new CEO as longtime leader Mike Jackson prepares to move into a new role as executive chairman of the country's largest new-vehicle dealership group. Jackson turns 70 in February.

KAR to expand TradeRev online auction business

KAR is pouring money into its TradeRev business with a vision of growing the online appraisal and auction tool's annual volume from the thousands to the millions.

KAR to expand TradeRev online auction business

KAR is pouring money into its TradeRev business with a vision of growing the online appraisal and auction tool's annual volume from the thousands to the millions.

Used-vehicle prices stronger than expected

Increasing demand for used vehicles, concern over potential tariffs and tightening supplies are causing used-vehicle prices to strengthen instead of taking their normal summer dip.

Dealership buy-sells fall in Q1

Public retailers' acquisition spending is on the rise but private dealers bought fewer dealerships during the first quarter, dragging down overall buy-sells.

Jeep rumbles into subscription market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will drive Jeep into the burgeoning subscription market next year, and it will allow some Jeep owners to borrow other FCA models as well.

Texas dealer Ben Keating finds success in endurance racing

With his recent switch to driving a Mercedes-AMG race car, Keating has high hopes for AMG sales at his Mercedes store opening in Texas later this year.

AMG boss pushes motorsports expansion

Under Tobias Moers, AMG has expanded its racing program. For the head of Mercedes;Benz' performance division, the investment is a proof point that AMG is serious about developing sports cars.


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