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Video: NADA Creates Task Force to Address Concerns on Facility Upgrades, Stair-Step Pricing Programs
House Panel Votes to Bar EPA from Setting Tailpipe Limits
Higher New-Car Sales Lower Used-Car Prices
Dodge Dart to Rev Up Brand Sales in Compact-Car Segment
Smallest Engine Is Biggest Star of Ford's New-Product Show
Fiat CEO says to Relaunch Alfa Romeo in U.S., China
GM, Westport Sign Second Deal for Natural Gas Engines
BMW and Toyota Extend Technology Ties
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Video: NADA Creates Task Force to Address Concerns on Facility Upgrades, Stair-Step Pricing Programs

NADA has created an Industry Relations Task Force to address “fairness” issues in response to continuing complaints from dealers about factory-mandated facility upgrades and stair-step incentive pricing programs. “As the manufacturers put more pressure on the dealers, they are screaming that these programs are unfair,” said NADA Chairman Bill Underriner, in a recent interview on AutoFocus with David Hyatt. “It has to be fair for everybody. We want a level playing field on these issues.” Forrest McConnell, chairman of NADA’s Industry Relations Committee, will lead the task force. Click here to view the interview.
Source: AutoFocus with David Hyatt

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House Panel Votes to Bar EPA from Setting Tailpipe Limits

The House Appropriations Committee has voted to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from setting vehicle tailpipe emissions limits for the 2017-25 model years, or allowing California to set its own rules. But the effort faces an uphill battle in the Senate and from the Obama administration, which oppose the GOP move. The National Automobile Dealers Association has strongly supported the effort. The amendment "shows continued bipartisan concern over how people can afford" the big jump in car prices as part of the 2025 regulations, said Bailey Wood, an NADA spokesman.
Source: The Detroit News

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Higher New-Car Sales Lower Used-Car Prices

Used-car prices are softening as new-car sales continue to increase. Moderate seasonal demand will drive down prices in all used-vehicle segments over the coming months, says Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the National Automobile Dealers Assn. Used-Car Guide. “NADA’s current forecast points to used-vehicle prices dropping by 3% in July.”
Source: WardsAuto

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Dodge Dart to Rev Up Brand Sales in Compact-Car Segment

Industry eyes are on the Dodge Dart this month as the all-new sporty compact sedan begins to trickle into dealerships. Chrysler management is confident the Fiat-inspired, legacy-branded vehicle will bubble to the top of the hot-selling C-segment sedan market, where the auto maker’s fortunes fizzled with the now-defunct Dodge Caliber.
Source: WardsAuto

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Smallest Engine Is Biggest Star of Ford's New-Product Show

When Ford showed off its latest models to journalists and analysts at its annual ride-and-drive here Tuesday, the smallest engine was the biggest star of the day. That would be the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost now sold only in Europe but coming next year to North America in a small car.
Source: Automotive News

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Fiat CEO says to Relaunch Alfa Romeo in U.S., China

Italian auto maker Fiat SpA will relaunch the Alfa Romeo in the United States and then China, Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne said on Thursday, without providing a time frame.
Source: Reuters

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GM, Westport Sign Second Deal for Natural Gas Engines

Westport Innovations Inc , which develops natural gas-powered engines, said it signed a second deal with General Motors Co. to develop a natural gas engine technology for light-duty vehicles. Westport earlier this month signed an agreement with Caterpillar Inc to develop engines that can use cheaper natural gas instead of diesel to power mining trucks and locomotives.
Source: Reuters

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BMW and Toyota Extend Technology Ties

BMW and Toyota plan to expand a technological partnership, two sources close to the companies told Reuters, a deal that could prompt a shift in auto industry allegiances. The agreement will be extended to include hybrid powertrains and lightweight design, the sources said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters

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Quotable
"The falling used supply will raise used-vehicle luxury prices again this year, but overall appreciation will be mild by recent standards."

   
-- Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the NADA Used Car Guide, in its latest report on luxury brand trends and pricing, USA Today, June 27




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