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Nissan Develops Self-Cleaning Car  Apr 24th, 2014 
This new technology could make our lives a lot easier. 
 
 
2015 Hyundai Genesis Gets Second-Gen Blue Link Telematics System, We Try It Out  Apr 24th, 2014 
For 2015, Hyundai is releasing its Genesis luxury sedan 2.0—but that car won’t be the only “2.0” Hyundai product hitting the scene. Next to the Genesis’ “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language, there also is Blue Link 2.0, Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link telematics system, which was first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. So yes, […] 
 
 
N.Y. Dealer Pleads Guilty to Fraud  Apr 24th, 2014 
A former dealer pleaded guilty to charges that he obtained double financing on 13 vehicles, amounting to $166,000. 
 
 
Is CARFAX like Kleenex? Consumers and Dealers Adopt VinAudit.com for Lower-cost Vehicle History  Apr 24th, 2014 
VinAudit.com's founder and CEO David Wu argues that while CARFAX is a well-known vehicle history provider, it is really a "brand eponym" ripe for being replaced by lower-cost alternatives. Just like Kleenex. 
 
 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Sponsors 20th Annual Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance  Apr 24th, 2014 
20th Annual Event to feature classic cars, breathtaking views and "Classic French Curves" 
 
 
Film Vet Ashaine Briscoe Enters the Spotlight with Quirky, Heartfelt New Shorts  Apr 24th, 2014 
Long-time production assistant and art director Ashaine Briscoe is making her writing, directing, and producing debut with new short film Roadside Assistance. 
 
 
Sell Your Car Fast With Cars4Sale Australia Special Offer  Apr 24th, 2014 
By visiting www.cars4saleaustralia.com.au, customers are able to both sell an old car and drive home in a new one. Cars4Sale Australia is the only geographical classifieds website for buying and selling cars in Australia. 
 
 
Gateway Classic Cars Announces Gross Sale of $1,000,000 For September  Apr 24th, 2014 
Gateway Classic Cars, one of the largest exotic and collector car dealer networks, proudly announces its first $1+ million in sales for September 2012. 
 
 
Pre-Registrations Create a Nearly-New Market Accounting for 2% of Cars Offered for Sale  Apr 24th, 2014 
Research by Auto Trader indicates that while there is undoubted evidence of pre-registration activity this year, the overall volumes are potentially not as high as last year. 
 
 
American Eagles Limo, A Long Island Limousine Service Now Announces Wedding Limousines Services  Apr 24th, 2014 
New service offering designed to enhance the most important day in any couple's life. 
 
 
Classics at the Capital Sponsored by GEICO Returns to Raleigh Convention Center Aug. 17 & 18  Apr 24th, 2014 
Classic Car Show Enhanced with More Indoor Exhibit Space, Major Sponsors 
 
 
Tim Quocksister Delves Into Car Collecting Ethos  Apr 24th, 2014 
Tim Quocksister analyzes the differences between "right" and "wrong" car collecting behavior. 
 
 
Boost for Triumph as Searches Increase 24% in 2013  Apr 24th, 2014 
The latest research from Bike Trader, the UK's leading online used bike marketplace, shows that overall searches for used Triumph bikes increased by 24% in the first six months of 2013 when compared with the same period last year. 
 
 
DFW Elite Toy Museum Hosts Pre Grand Opening Party for Salesman Sample Exhibit to Help Dog Rescue  Apr 24th, 2014 
Tuesday, July 16 party in Fort Worth benefits cavalier rescue. 
 
 
Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage & Club Launches Venue for Car Enthusiasts  Apr 24th, 2014 
Owner Charles C. Butler of Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage & Club announces the launch of a new, indoor motor storage facility and private club for collectors of classic, rare and unique vehicles 
 
 
IndiGO Auto Group CEO Todd Blue Featured on Cover of Inaugural 2014 Issue of Rancho Mirage Magazine  Apr 24th, 2014 
The article features Mr. Blue's lifelong fascination with the automotive industry and his new Desert European Motorcars Dealership in Palm Springs, CA 
 
 
2014 Silverado 1500 Named Fleet Truck of the Year, Notes Ferman Chevy of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 earns the highest honor from managers of fleets of all sizes. 
 
 
Ferman Mazda of Brandon's Mazda Inventory Receives Multiple Top Safety Pick Distinctions from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety  Apr 24th, 2014 
Three of Mazda's most popular models -- the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 -- earn the IIHS' highest ratings. 
 
 
Ultrashield Selects McCusker & Company, Inc. for its Automotive Product Limited Performance Guarantee Program  Apr 24th, 2014 
First large warranty service customer in the automotive chemical industry. 
 
 
Mazda Named Most Fuel-Efficient Auto Manufacturer in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report, Ferman Mazda of Brandon Reports  Apr 24th, 2014 
Mazda had the highest average fuel economy and the lowest average CO2 emissions across its fleet in 2012. 
 
 
Come Take the 2014 Dyna Switchback for a Ride at Harley-Davidson of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The features of the light and comfortable 2014 Dyna Switchback make it like two bikes in one. 
 
 
The Three Tinters Window Tinting of Atlanta Installs High Quality 3M Auto Glass Tinting for Cars, Trucks and SUVs in Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody and the Surrounding Area  Apr 24th, 2014 
Local window tinting company uses the highest quality 3M crystalline film tinting in the greater Atlanta area. 
 
 
New Acquisition Brings Groundbreaking Compliance Technology to the Independent Auto Industry  Apr 24th, 2014 
New standardized document disclosure technology is coming to the independent auto industry 
 
 
Acura RDX Receives 2014 ALG Residual Value Award, Notes Ferman Acura of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Acura RDX has the highest projected resale value of any vehicle in its segment. 
 
 
Diminished Value of Georgia is Now Offering a Free Loss of Use Claim Calculator  Apr 24th, 2014 
Diminished Value of Georgia, Atlanta's leading car appraisal company is now extending its vehicle valuation report lineup by including a loss of use calculator free to all existing clients. 
 
 
Check Out the 2014 Nissan Murano at Ferman Nissan of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The distinctively styled 2014 Nissan Murano continues to deliver versatility with four available trim levels. 
 
 
Ferman Acura of Tampa Discusses Acura's New Commercials Created with Jerry Seinfeld for His Web Series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee  Apr 24th, 2014 
Jerry Seinfeld and Acura team up for a series of retro commercials to air during the comedian's Web series. 
 
 
Silverado Named Four Wheeler Magazine's 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year, Notes Ferman Chevy of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The 2014 Chevy Silverado adds Pickup Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler magazine to its list of awards. 
 
 
Study shows lax driver attitudes toward speeding  Apr 24th, 2014 
Speeding may be a major factor in causing many traffic accidents, however it appears that it is still a major problem on roadways throughout the country. 
 
 
Is it a good idea to lower the national legal blood alcohol content level?  Apr 24th, 2014 
The NHTSA recommends lowering the legal limit from .08 to .05. 
 
 
Will higher interstate speed limits put Illinois drivers in danger?  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that speed contributes to one car accident out of five that results in injuries or fatalities. 
 
 
HOV lanes pose high risk of accidents  Apr 24th, 2014 
Interstate highways can be some of the most dangerous roadways, for a number of reasons. Highway accidents have a variety of causes, including distracted driving while waiting in stop-and-go traffic, delays due to road conditions, congestion and closures, and reckless driving. 
 
 
The Armored Group Completes Up Armor of Mercedes Maybach 57S  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Armored Group (TAG) has just completed the armoring of a new armored Maybach 57S, which was developed for a high net-worth individual. It was the first "up armored" Maybach developed using TAGLight composite. 
 
 
Diesel Engine Supplier APM Heavy Duty Addresses Diesel Winterization  Apr 24th, 2014 
The John Deere parts dealer, APM Heavy Duty, tells you how to properly winterize your diesel engine. 
 
 
Teen drivers more likely to be distracted while driving?  Apr 24th, 2014 
Studies show teen drivers may become more willing to engage in distracting behaviors the more experience they gain behind the wheel. 
 
 
Visiting Vegas and arrested for DUI? What to do next  Apr 24th, 2014 
Individuals visiting Las Vegas need to be aware of some of the potential problems that may result if they are accused of drinking and driving. 
 
 
Auto Dealership Supplies Distributor Expands Product Offerings  Apr 24th, 2014 
Ohio-based AutoShop Express adds Autocap fender and tire covers to its line of auto dealer products. 
 
 
Sobriety checkpoints in Nevada  Apr 24th, 2014 
There are very specific requirements in place that motorists need to be aware of regarding sobriety checkpoints. 
 
 
John Deere Parts Specialists APM Heavy Duty Address Changes to Off-Road Vehicles Fuel Efficiency  Apr 24th, 2014 
APM Heavy Duty discusses the changes manufacturers have made to improve fuel efficiency in various off-road vehicles. 
 
 
Used Cars Exchange Integrates Real-Time Used Cars Inventory from Auto Dealers  Apr 24th, 2014 
Used car buyers can now search for used cars from dealers nationwide. 
 
 
2014 -2015 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Dually Wheel to Wheel Nerf Bars and Side Step Bars with Kick-Out Now Available - New Product Announcement at Customautotrim.com  Apr 24th, 2014 
Now you can easily step up into the rear of your new 2014 + Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra Crew Cab Dually Long Bed with some new wheel-to-wheel nerf bars that have rear kick outs. 
 
 
St. Louis Law Firm Files Missouri Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Over General Motors Recalled Vehicles  Apr 24th, 2014 
Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. brought and settled a $220 million class action lawsuit against Merck & Co. for violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and has now filed a similar action against GM on behalf of Missouri consumers. 
 
 
Aaron Robinson: 25 Years After the Japanese Onslaught, Germany Is Winning  Apr 24th, 2014 
Memory snapshots from Detroit auto shows of my youth: Datsuns parked on candy-red carpet, begging my dad to buy a Renault Alliance (wisely, he bought another Oldsmobile), a Bitter SC, panhandlers in the stairways at Cobo Hall, steam pluming from the manhole covers in a dark, frigid city that the sun seemed to have forgotten. […] 
 
 
Crewe Chief: Bentley’s Head of Design Finds Inspiration in His Own Garage  Apr 24th, 2014 
Luc Donckerwolke has held a wide range of design positions within the VW-Audi family. He joined Audi in 1992 and was chief designer at Lamborghini by 2003. In 2011, he became boss of the Volkswagen Group’s advanced design and since late 2012 has been chief stylist for Bentley. And his ­personal car collection, including a […] 
 
 
Volvo S60L Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts in China, Isn’t Much of a Concept [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 24th, 2014 
Before you dismiss this long-wheelbase Volvo S60L plug-in hybrid concept debuting at the 2014 Beijing auto show, keep in mind that it likely is headed to the States soon. Well, of course, a plug-in hybrid Volvo wouldn’t arrive in the U.S. in China-friendly long-wheelbase guise, but the hybrid technologies showcased in this S60L concept should […] 
 
 
Saleen Automotive Plans Orange County–Aggro Tesla Model S  Apr 24th, 2014 
Though he’s tweaked plenty of models over the years, when one thinks of Steve Saleen, one has a tendency to recall the hot Fox-body Mustangs that brought his name into the mainstream car-guy vernacular. Save for the emphasis on performance, the Tesla Model S could safely be considered the Fox Mustang’s inverse. It’s expensive, technologically […] 
 
 
The SCADpad: Solving a Parking/Living Problem We Didn’t Know Existed  Apr 24th, 2014 
There’s a pretty hefty stigma attached to living in something on wheels—but what about when a group of design students and faculty from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) get their hands on a mobile home? And what happens when that group declares it has stumbled upon a potential solution to urban housing […] 
 
 
Dept. Of Energy Rolls Out Latest Strategic Plan for Automotive Tech, Design, Energy Sources  Apr 24th, 2014 
Despite the Energy Department’s latest rah-rah report embracing an ” ‘all of the above’ energy strategy,’ battery-electric cars will continue to dominate federal mandates curbing carbon emissions from the nation’s vehicle fleet. Automakers reading the department’s “2014–2018 Strategic Plan” will note that nothing has really changed since President Obama announced the first wave of battery […] 
 
 
Recall Throwdown: Analyzing Automakers’ Recall History in the Past 30 Years—Who Is Worst?  Apr 24th, 2014 
Mercedes-Benz has the lowest recall rate and BMW is quickest at issuing them, according to a study looking at nearly 30 years of federal data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study, taken by Boston metro–based car-listing website iSeeCars, totaled U.S. vehicle sales from 15 major automakers and their subsidiaries from 1980 to […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 24th, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 24th, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Entry-Level Porsche Macan Engine Revealed  Apr 24th, 2014 
The entry-level Porsche Macan will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, according to recent reports. 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 24th, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Dodge and Motley Crue Team Up for New Promotion  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Dodge and Motley Crue join forces to promote the 2015 Charger and Challenger, along with the band's 'Final Tour.' 
 
 
Volvo Celebrates 50 Years at Torslanda Factory With New Investments  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Volvo is investing in a new architecture that will arrive on future models. 
 
 
Toyota Global Sales Surpass VW and GM  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Toyota holds the title for global sales leader, beating out the likes of Volkswagen and GM, but here in the U.S., the company didn't quite reach the top. 
 
 
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive Tested: Limo Room with 911 Moves  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Do you experience length envy when driving your Porsche Panamera? Feeling a little shortchanged when a Mercedes-Benz S-class or BMW 7-series pulls up at a light? Porsche has good news for you. You can now order a stretched Panamera from the factory. Opt for the Executive option on a Panamera Turbo—it’s only available on Turbo […] 
 
 
Baking the Perfect Burnout: 2015 Mustang GT to Pack Standard Factory Line Lock  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Ford is giving its 2015 Mustang GT a modern way of performing one of the muscle car’s oldest tricks: the burnout. Known variously as a burnout, brake torque, power brake, brake stand, and numerous other regional derivatives over the years, the object of the maneuver remains the same: Holding the car still so the rear […] 
 
 
Leaked! Option Prices for the 2015 Ford Mustang Hit the Web  Apr 23rd, 2014 
The pricing for the options on the 2015 Ford Mustang has gone live on the ordering screens of Ford dealers across the nation, and the internet is all abuzz with juicy morsels of product information. From what we’ve seen so far, it appears that there will be five different basic models: a 3.7-liter V-6 (P8A), […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 18 GM Vehicles in Top 10 'Most American-Made'  Apr 23rd, 2014 
GM tops 'Made in America' Auto Index for second year in a row 
 
 
GM Now Fixing Ignition Switches at Dealerships  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Many customers can now take their cars in for repairs. 
 
 
Tiny iQ? Borrow a Toyota: Scion to Roll Out Complimentary Rental Program  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Sure Scions are cute, quirky, and in the case of the FR-S, sporty, but nobody inks a deal on a car from Toyota’s youth brand with heavy hauling in mind. So it’s entirely logical that, according to a recent report in Automotive News, the maker is hatching a plan to help owners handle the load […] 
 
 
J.D. Power Acquires Korrelate  Apr 23rd, 2014 
The addition of the measurement and analytics firm expands J.D. Power’s capabilities to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising spending. 
 
 
2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE review notes: Nicer and a tad more efficient with the V6  Apr 23rd, 2014 
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Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
24 Hours of LeMons Detroit: The Winners!  Apr 23rd, 2014 
After the traditional car inspections on Friday, Saturday’s race session at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway became a free-for-all of tense battles and lead changes. When the race resumed on Easter Sunday, the competition for each of the three LeMons classes remained very close. Here’s who won what when the checkered flag finally waved later that afternoon. […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
General Motors Seeks Lawsuit Protection  Apr 23rd, 2014 
General Motors has filed a motion with the U.S. bankruptcy court to gain protection from lawsuits. 
 
 
2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Half a century of family-hauler evolution and three generations of BMW engineering devoted to the X5 sports activity vehicle concept yield this expensive, heavy, thirsty, seven-passenger truck striving to regain its past glory as the sales leader of the premium-priced mid-sized SUV pack. The $88,475 X5 50i tested here showcases gains in electronic convenience and […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
2014 Nissan Sentra SL Road Test  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Much improved from last year, now it's all about the details 
 
 
Fields Slated to Replace Mulally as Ford CEO, Report Says  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mulally is expected to step down by the end of the year. 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang Order Guide Leaked  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The order guide for the new 2015 Ford Mustang has been posted online, revealing options, pricing, and more. 
 
 
Mazda Recalls 109,000 Tribute Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mazda has recalled select Tribute SUV models for rusting issues. 
 
 
5 Weirdest Cars, Concepts, and Things We Saw at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show  Apr 22nd, 2014 
There are certain auto shows that bring out the weird—we’re looking at you, SEMA and Tokyo—and the list definitely includes the Beijing show. With such vast cultural differences between the U.S. and China, it’s pretty much a given that some stuff that’s accepted as normal over there is downright weird to us. This year’s event […] 
 
 
Audi TT Offroad Concept: Yep, It’s a Four-Door Crossover TT  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Prior to revealing this TT Offroad concept at the Beijing show, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept appeared at January’s Detroit auto show to preview the third-generation TT. So what? Well, Audi is serious about expanding the TT family beyond the coupe and the roadster models, and our sources indicate that the company is seriously considering […] 
 
 
Get Yer Yé-Yé’s Out: Peugeot Shows Exalt Concept [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
When the Peugeot Onyx concept arrived at the Paris show two years ago, we called it a “futuristic Gallic hell sled.” Upon seeing the company’s Exalt concept for the Beijing show, we exclaimed, “HONDA ADOPTS KODO: SOUL OF MOTION! RESULT: PEUGEOT EXALT.” While we’re certain some zany, distinctive Franc-ishness lurks in various nooks and crannies […] 
 
 
UAW Drops Challenge to Tennessee VW Vote Ahead of Final Hearing  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The United Auto Workers has decided to drop its National Labor Relations Board appeal over Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant workers’ February vote not to unionize. A Detroit News report suggests that the UAW rescinded its appeal because the process could drag on far longer than the 10 months or so that will pass before it […] 
 
 
BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […] 
 
 
Youngman L3 GT: Engineered by Lotus, “Improved” by Gold Chrome [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
What could go wrong when Chinese automaker Youngman gets its hands on a leftover sedan design from Malaysian Proton, slaps on an appalling body kit, and splashes the whole thing with a gold chrome finish? Don’t forget those “Lotus” badges, either! Oh, Beijing, you’ve nearly outdone yourself here.  This rolling nightmare is what’s known as […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Tested: You Can’t Fall off a Building this Fast  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Have you ever peeked through the window of a sports car to see what transmission it has? Did you scoff and silently judge the owner for saddling his or her sports car with an automatic? We’ve done that, too. But if you spot a new 911 Turbo on the street, don’t bother peering through the […] 
 
 
Counterpunch: GM Seeks to Block Ignition-Switch Lawsuits with Bankruptcy Shield  Apr 22nd, 2014 
General Motors is invoking a clause from its 2009 bankruptcy that would block most of its customers from suing the automaker over faulty ignition switches. GM said it asked a federal bankruptcy court in New York—the same one which granted GM the right to waive all liability for products built before its $50 billion taxpayer-funded […] 
 
 
US Equity Advantage Adds Regional Account Manager  Apr 22nd, 2014 
F&I veteran Karena Raino-Nevratakis has joined the company as regional account manager for the Western United States. 
 
 
DealerMatch, NAMAD Partner on Inventory Trading Network  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Along with visibility into the entire DealerMatch marketplace, NAMAD members can access a private trading network that allows them to buy and sell inventory directly with fellow members. 
 
 
Braskamp Joins Industry Summit 2014  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The bank's director of national sales and originations will open Industry Summit 2014 with a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 8, at Paris Las Vegas. 
 
 
EFG's Entire Field Services Team Now AFIP Certified  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The company’s entire field services team is now 100% AFIP certified. AFIP certification curriculum focuses solely on the federal and state laws that govern in-dealership financial services. 
 
 
F&I Express Adds Portfolio to eContracting Platform  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Portfolio, which offers dealers in-depth quarterly cession reports, is now part of F&I Express’ aftermarket eContracting platform. 
 
 
AutoNation Sets F&I Record, Puts Lead Providers on Notice  Apr 22nd, 2014 
F&I gross profit per vehicle retailed reached a record $1,407 for the nation’s largest dealer group, but the achievement was overshadowed by the warning executives issued to lead providers. 
 
 
Volkswagen Recalls Models With New 1.8-Liter Engines  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A new Volkswagen recall affects over 26,000 cars. 
 
 
GM Recall Leads NHTSA to Close Saturn Ion Probe  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Following GM's recent recalls, the NHTSA will end its probe. 
 
 
5 Cool Ways Ford Stripped Weight Out of the 2015 F-150’s Chassis  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Ford broke the pickup mold when it introduced its aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The move to include that much aluminum on a mass-produced, high-volume vehicle such as the F-150 is unprecedented. Ford expects the new body to help trim up to 700 pounds versus that of the outgoing truck. But while everyone’s talking about the switch […] 
 
 
Defend and Expand: Next Land Rover Defender to Spawn Family of Rugged, Attainable Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The Land Rover Defender sprang from the same well as the Jeep Wrangler. The original Land Rover was constructed as a postwar stopgap, an agricultural tool whose prototype was cobbled together from leftover Willys Jeep parts by Rover designer Maurice Wilks. And just as Jeep outlived Willys, Land Rover has survived Rover. Since the mid-’90s, […] 
 
 
Suck It, Caravan: Buick GL8 is China’s Minivan of Choice [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
While the concept of a Buick-badged minivan hasn’t entered the American psyche since the awful Terraza plagued the brand’s U.S. dealers way back in 2007, the idea is very much alive and well in China. Dubbed the GL8, Buick’s van is—like the other rides in its lineup—hugely popular. The current-generation model seen here has been […] 
 
 
Screaming Yellow Zonker! Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Unveiled [2014 New York Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One of the best things about Scion’s sweet FR-S sports car is that it’s something of a blank canvas for customization. And apparently it’s not just for the SEMA crowd and weekend track stars, but also for Scion engineers and product planners themselves. Case in point: the lightly modified Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, the […] 
 
 
Nissan Lannia Concept: A Mini-Maxima For China, By China [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Nissan’s pushing its “V-motion” styling theme hard. So hard, in fact, that its Chinese designers, who supposedly exist to cater the brand’s wares to the Chinese market’s unique tastes, have whipped up a concept car with, you guessed it, V-motion styling. In fact, the Lannia concept, which debuted at the 2014 Beijing auto show, looks […] 
 
 
The JAC SC-9 Concept Is Really . . . Long [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One way by which humans detect attractiveness in potential mates is based on the symmetry of their face—you lose this ability when you’re drunk, which explains the beer-goggles phenomenon—so that means, in a way, everyone is capable of sifting the well-proportioned from the bad. Which brings us to the colossal SC-9 concept car from JAC […] 
 
 
Lincoln Design Changes: Ex-Cadillac Designer Demoted, New Chief Appointed  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A little more than three years ago, Ford hired away GM designer Max Wolff from Cadillac to head and reshape the styling direction of its luxury division Lincoln. Now Wolff has been demoted to head of exterior design, the very position he held at Cadillac prior to his move, in favor of new chief David Woodhouse […] 
 
 
Hongqi L5 Tempers Western Decadence, Uprisings, Modernity [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Coverage of any Chinese auto show without mentioning a Hongqi or two just wouldn’t be up to snuff. So without any more decadent ado, here’s the Hongqi L5 sombering up the 2014 Beijing auto show. What’s a Hongqi? It’s a Chinese brand manufactured by FAW that’s been serving the nation’s government officials and dignitaries (Hongqi […] 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Trax first drive: Compact Buick Encore sibling debuts at New York auto show, will go on sale in early 2015  Apr 22nd, 2014 
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