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GM Gets Promising Outlook from Fitch Ratings
New Fuel-Economy Labels Will Baffle Buyers, Survey Says
Toyota Adding More Hybrids, Electric Vehicles in U.S.
GM to Boost Output of GMC Trucks, Terrain
Toyota, Honda's U.S. Incentives Surge as Hyundai, GM Cut Back
U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Updated 5-Star Safety Ratings System
Toyota Makes Service Plans Standard in Bid to Boost Confidence
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GM Gets Promising Outlook from Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings offered an optimistic outlook on General Motors Co.’s finances in setting an initial rating of “BB-.” (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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New Fuel-Economy Labels Will Baffle Buyers, Survey Says

A survey released this week suggests that revised fuel economy labels proposed by federal regulators will confuse many likely car buyers -- and will emphasize the wrong information. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

Editor's note: Dealer representatives will testify at both the Chicago and Los Angeles hearings, and NADA will file extensive comments on the labeling proposal. While the "letter grade" option is a nonstarter for numerous reasons, several provisions in the existing fuel economy label will have to be updated to conform to the statutory mandate. NADA's objective is to see that NHTSA and EPA do so in a way that offers valuable information to car shoppers without confusing them.

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Toyota Adding More Hybrids, Electric Vehicles in U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest automaker, will introduce more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars and fuel-cell vehicles to boost sales in the U.S. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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GM to Boost Output of GMC Trucks, Terrain

DETROIT -- General Motors Co expects to boost availability of key trucks and crossovers sharply for the 2011 model year, four people briefed on the plans said on Wednesday. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Toyota, Honda's U.S. Incentives Surge as Hyundai, GM Cut Back

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., Japan’s two largest carmakers, have boosted incentives the most among 18 brands in the U.S. so far this year as rivals make larger sales gains. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Updated 5-Star Safety Ratings System

Doug Greenhaus, NADA's director of environment, health and safety, was a guest on the "Patt Morrison" show on Tuesday discussing what car shoppers need to know about changes to the government's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) also known as the 5-Star Safety Ratings System. The daily public affairs show is broadcast live on National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Click here to listen to the interview and click the "play" button.
Source: NPR (Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 KPCC)

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Toyota Makes Service Plans Standard in Bid to Boost Confidence

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp., aiming to restore customer trust after a recall crisis, is launching two new U.S. service plans that will come standard with Toyota and Scion brand vehicles. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

NADA University Seminars Coming to California
   - Advanced Parts & DMS Management (Oct. 11–15)
   - Advanced Service Management (Nov. 1–5)
   - Advanced Manage by the Numbers (Nov. 8–12)
 

NADA University Sponsors Executive Summit to Improve Online Sales & Marketing (Oct. 18-20)

ADESA/NADA University Present "Free" 'Industry Insight' Series at ADESA Golden Gate in Tracy, Calif. (Oct. 21)


Transitioning to New Model Privacy Notice
(Oct. 27)

The New Risk-Based Pricing Rule (Nov. 3)

NADA Co-Sponsors Dealer Day Conference at 2010 SEMA Show (Nov. 3)


NADA Convention

2011 Workshop Program Features New 'Online' Track

Among the 10 different tracks of workshops being offered at the 2011 NADA Convention & Expo is a new, rich “Online Presence” track featuring nine workshops that provide the nuts-and-bolts needed to address a gamut of Internet applications. Workshops will include top speakers from Google, DrivingSales, JD Power and Associates, AutoTrader, ActivEngage and more. The workshop program kicks off on Friday, Feb. 4, with sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

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Save 42% on HP Laptop

NADA members and staff can save $554 instantly on the HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC (Energy Star®). Need a desktop? Save on the HP Compaq 500B Microtower for only $519. And the Compaq S2021 20-inch widescreen LCD monitor is only $130. To learn more about this offer and other discounted HP products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required)


Lenovo’s Laptop Discounts

NADA members and staff can take advantage of Lenovo's October specials. Use eCoupon USXOCTSAVINGS at checkout and save an additional 5% off the sale price of the ThinkPad L Series and the ThinkPad X Series. Save 10% off the sale price of the X Series Tablet. Think Savings. Think Lenovo. This offer expires Oct. 31. To learn more about this offer and other discounted Lenovo products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required)


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