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Chrysler Reports Best November Sales Since 2001
Takata to Comply with U.S. Order to Expand Regional Recall, Japan Report Says
GM's 79th Recall: Bum Headlights on 273K Cars, SUVs
U.S. Probes Graco Recall of 6.1 Million Child Seats
Hendrick's New Academy Grows Talent from Within
Nissan Returning to Super Bowl in a 'Big Moment'
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Chrysler Reports Best November Sales Since 2001

Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday reported its best November U.S. sales since 2001. The automaker sold 170,839 cars and trucks last month, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in November 2013 of 142,275 vehicles — marking the company's 56th-consecutive month of year-over-year monthly sales gains. The Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Truck brands led the automaker's sales growth with double-digit sales gains, while the Dodge and Fiat brands increased about 1 percent each compared to a year ago. Driven by the new 200 midsize sedan, the Chrysler brand experienced its best November sales in 11 years.
Source: The Detroit News
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Takata to Comply with U.S. Order to Expand Regional Recall, Japan Report Says

Takata Corp. is preparing to comply with a U.S. order to expand a region-specific recall nationwide, Japan's Nikkei said, a move that's likely to add millions more to the tally of cars called back to replace potentially deadly airbags. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week gave Takata, which supplies about a fifth of the world's airbags, until Tuesday to declare that its airbag inflators are defective and issue a national recall. If it does not, NHTSA could begin steps to fine the Japanese company up to $7,000 per vehicle, as well as force a recall. The Nikkei business daily said Takata was making final preparations to expand what has been called an 'investigative' recall, which has so far been limited to hot and humid areas where the airbag inflators are thought to be more prone to fail.
Source: Reuters

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GM's 79th Recall: Bum Headlights on 273K Cars, SUVs

General Motors is recalling 273,182 midsize SUV's and Buick LaCrosse sedans in the U.S. because the low-beam headlights can cut out, temporarily or permanently. Besides 2006 to 2009 LaCrosse sedans, the recall includes a raft of SUVs under various GM brands. They include the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer and 2006 TrailBlazer EXT; 2006 and 2007 GMC Envoy and 2006 Envoy XL; 2006 and 2007 Buick Rainier; 2006 to 2008 Saab 9-7X and 2006 to 2008 Isuzu Ascender midsize SUVs.
Source: USA Today
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U.S. Probes Graco Recall of 6.1 Million Child Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into whether Graco Children's Products Inc. delayed a recall of 6.1 million child seats — the largest in U.S. history and the latest example of the stepped-up posture of the auto safety agency. Graco could be fined up to $35 million if the agency determines it failed to recall the seats in a timely fashion. The White House wants Congress to raise the maximum fine up to $300 million per incident.
Source: The Detroit News
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Hendrick's New Academy Grows Talent from Within

Next month, 21 students will make up the first graduating class of the Hendrick Leadership Academy. Seven of them are already in line to be promoted to general manager positions at Hendrick Automotive Group stores. Chairman Rick Hendrick, 65, developed the academy and launched it in June 2013. Its purpose is to build a strong bench of future company leaders. Some of the academy's instructors hail from Hendrick University, an in-house training academy; some are the company's best general managers; others are guests from NADA Academy, run by the National Automobile Dealers Association, Hendrick said.

Hendrick is not the first to groom leaders from the inside. His friend, Roger Penske, offers a similar program at Penske Automotive Group Inc. Since it started in 2007, 190 Penske employees have graduated from the seven-month program, dubbed Dealership Academy Training. Both Penske and Hendrick worked with NADA to develop curriculum, which is based on the NADA University curriculum, devoted to teaching participants how to operate a dealership, said Allen Phibbs, director of NADA Academy Programs in McLean, Va. NADA classes consist of students from many dealerships with different cultures and processes. In contrast, the Penske and Hendrick classes are made up exclusively of those dealership groups' employees. One advantage of exclusivity, Phibbs noted: The instructors have to teach only one data management system.
Source: Automotive News

Editor's note: To learn more about customized Academy curriculum for dealer groups contact NADA Academy Director, Allen Phibbs at aphibbs@nada.org.
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Nissan Returning to Super Bowl in a 'Big Moment'

Nissan is ready to make some noise.

The brand is going to return to the Super Bowl after many years with a 60-second commercial. And that's only the start, says Fred Diaz, Nissan North America's senior vice president for sales and marketing in the U.S. He says the brand is going to look for more "big media moments" where it can truly make an imprint with potential car buyers. Nissan will show up in new places and in unexpected ways. He says he wants consumers to know Nissan makes dependable cars in the U.S.A. Heck, he points out, Nissan's U.S. headquarters couldn't be any more American. It's in Nashville, the nation's country music capital.
Source: USA Today
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"In total, we had 11 vehicles last month that set new sales records. Calendar year to date, Chrysler Group remains the fastest growing automaker in the country."

   
-- Reid Bigland, Chrysler head of U.S. sales, commenting on the automaker's best November sales since 2001, The Detroit News, Dec. 2

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