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Carmakers Initiating More Recalls Voluntarily
U.S. Looks Into Jeep Fuel-Tank Fire Risk
CNW: Attractive Deals Lift Lease Penetration by Double Digits
With New Products, Nissan Plays Up Innovation Angle
Terrain Proves to be Hot Seller for GMC Dealers
Toyota Retools for Added Flexibility
Toyota Plans 5 Million Cumulative Hybrid Sales by 2015
Obama's Electric Car Champion
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Carmakers Initiating More Recalls Voluntarily

DETROIT — Most vehicle recalls used to happen only after long, drawn-out government inquiries had identified safety defects and required the car companies to fix them. But in the wake of Toyota’s extensive recalls, automakers are initiating more themselves rather than waiting for government regulators to step in. (Read more)
Source: The New York Times

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U.S. Looks Into Jeep Fuel-Tank Fire Risk

NHTSA probe covers 1993-04

Federal safety regulators are investigating the risk of fires in fuel tanks of older-model Jeep Grand Cherokees after nearly 11 months of pressure from the Center for Auto Safety. (Read more)
Source: Detroit Free Press

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CNW: Attractive Deals Lift Lease Penetration by Double Digits

BANDON, Ore. — Pushed by the availability of short-term deals that CNW Research president Art Spinella called "incredible," the lease penetration rate for the first half of August was greater than 25 percent, a double-digit increase from a year ago. (Read more)
Source: AutoRemarketing

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With New Products, Nissan Plays Up Innovation Angle

In a campaign that is scheduled to get under way on Saturday, Nissan North America, part of the Nissan Motor Company of Japan, will proclaim its mission is to provide “Innovation for all.” (Read more)
Source: The New York Times

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Terrain Proves to be Hot Seller for GMC Dealers

DETROIT — The GMC Terrain — one of the vehicles General Motors launched last fall after laying out its post-bankruptcy plans — has been on the market for less than a year, but it has already been a major bright spot for the brand. (Read more)
Source: AutoRemarketing

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Toyota Retools for Added Flexibility

Automaker puts $600M into plants to improve market share

SAN ANTONIO — Toyota has spent more than $600 million to reorganize and retool its North American plants to make them more responsive in a cutthroat market. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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Toyota Plans 5 Million Cumulative Hybrid Sales by 2015

Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it wants to reach cumulative sales of 5 million hybrid vehicles in the early part of this decade. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Obama's Electric Car Champion

WASHINGTON — If American consumers begin to shift to electric cars this decade, (David) Sandalow will be one of the government's driving forces behind the change. Crafting policy from the vantage point of an electric car driver himself, the former Brookings Institution scholar has helped shape the Obama administration's ambitious plan to pump billions of dollars into partnerships aimed at developing cars running on electric power, creating an advanced battery industry and helping communities prepare for the transition. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press

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"We're moving ahead. Economically, we do think there is light at the end of the tunnel."

    — Jon Brancheau, vice president for marketing at Nissan North America in Franklin, Tenn., The New York Times, Aug. 25
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Save with HP’s Trade-in Program

It pays to trade – any product, any brand. Purchase a new HP product and get cash back – up to $100! NADA members can also save $76 on the HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra-Slim Desktop with additional memory. This desktop comes with a three-year warranty on parts, labor, and on-site service. To learn more about this offer and other discounted HP products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required).


Lenovo Offers August Specials


NADA members and their staff can now save an additional 5% off the sale price of ThinkPad T510, ThinkPad L512 and ThinkPad Edge 15 and 10% off the sale price of the ThinkPad W510. Use eCoupon USXBACK2SCHOOL at checkout. This offer expires August 31. To see this promotion and all discounted products from Lenovo, visit NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required).


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