Michigan's Fox Motors acquires Ann Arbor Automotive

Michigan's Fox Motors Group acquired Ann Arbor Automotive Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and its Acura, Hyundai and Nissan dealerships.

Manheim bolsters its vehicle-valuation tool

The Manheim Market Report has been bolstered to deliver more detailed valuations of used vehicles and thus streamline the remarketing process.


Texas, Fla. outpace N.Y., Calif. in adding new stores

For the first time in roughly 10 years, New York state does not appear on Urban Science's annual ranking of states with the most new dealerships. Texas added the most stores in 2016, and Florida came in second. Throughput hit 965 per store last year but is on track to fall in 2017.

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Genesis plans clean break from Hyundai

Hyundai's fledgling Genesis brand wants out of the nest -- now. This month, the brand plans to announce a new retail strategy for the U.S. that will accelerate its separation from the Hyundai marque.

Penske bullish on used-car ventures

When Penske Automotive agreed to buy CarSense in the U.S. and CarShop in the U.K., Chairman Roger Penske said he was "cautiously optimistic" about the used-car ventures. He has since dropped the "cautiously."

It's time to rethink hiring

As the retail experience evolves and incorporates more technology, how dealerships hire, train and retain talent in all departments will have to change, too. Here's how.

Toyota solves its pickup puzzle

The scarcity of Tacomas has allowed competitors such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline to cut sharply into Toyota's market share. A new partnership with Mazda will help.

How Hyundai enlisted more minority dealers

In 2011, Hyundai ranked seventh among automakers in terms of minority-owned dealerships in the U.S. Hyundai since has shot past Toyota, Honda and Nissan in its minority-dealer count. Here's how.

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