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Nissan Loses, GM Gains Supplier Favor
GM Halts Large SUV Sales Due to Fuel Economy Labels
Check for Recalls? There’s a GM App for That
Study: Auto Industry's Sales Boom will Last to 2018
Mercedes Signals Flexibility on Dealer Training
What's in it for Mitsubishi?
Last Chance to Submit NADA 2017 Convention Workshop Proposals
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Nissan Loses, GM Gains Supplier Favor

Toyota retains top ranking in Henke survey

Nissan North America's rocky relations with some dealers are well known as it presses for more U.S. growth. Now it appears the Japanese automaker also is alienating some of its parts suppliers. According to a newly released annual survey of suppliers to the top six North American automakers, Nissan sank into a virtual last-place tie with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. By contrast, General Motors -- typically a cellar-dweller in factory-supplier relationships -- improved significantly after vendors gave GM purchasing chief Steve Kiefer improved grades, reflecting his first year on the purchasing job after running GM Powertrain.
Source: Automotive News

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GM Halts Large SUV Sales Due to Fuel Economy Labels

General Motors Co. confirmed Friday that it has halted sales of nearly 60,000 of its most popular SUVs because the vehicles have incorrect Environmental Protection Agency window stickers that overstate fuel economy. The stop sale of its entire inventory of large SUVs includes nearly 60,000 vehicles including 2016 Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave large crossovers. GM said it discovered the “inadvertent error.”
Source: The Detroit News

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Check for Recalls? There’s a GM App for That

Move underscores goal of getting information to owners

General Motors is bringing the recall notice into the digital age. GM is launching a smartphone app this summer that will allow its vehicle owners to check whether their vehicles are subject to any open recalls. It's the latest move by automakers to redouble efforts to get owners to comply with vehicle callbacks, a task that has taken on greater importance amid the unfolding Takata airbag recall that now covers nearly 70 million vehicles.
Source: Automotive News

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Study: Auto Industry's Sales Boom will Last to 2018

The auto industry's good times have about two more years to roll and annual sales are expected to top 20 million by 2018, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's annual industry outlook. General Motors, Ford and Honda are all well positioned to take advantage of the record sales, with robust product plans that should lead to market-share gains over the next four years. The rosy forecast and future product plans of each major automaker were outlined Wednesday by John Murphy, an analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who presented the company's annual "Car Wars" study.
Source: USA Today

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Mercedes Signals Flexibility on Dealer Training

But facility standards won't be relaxed, new U.S. chief says

New Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler wants to simplify programs for dealers but won't reduce the brand's standards for dealership facilities. That's part of the message Exler will give to retailers this week at Mercedes-Benz's annual dealer meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. And it means change is likely for some of the training requirements the brand has made for dealerships in recent years. Dealers have been pushing Mercedes to streamline those requirements.
Source: Automotive News

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What's in it for Mitsubishi?

For paltry U.S. operation, upside of Nissan deal is unclear

The proposed global tie-up between Nissan Motor Co. and scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors Corp. promises significant opportunities around the world -- but in the critically important U.S. market, the promise is not clear. Mitsubishi has struggled for decades to catch on among U.S. consumers. Its dealer headcount is down, its product portfolio is meager, and last month its closed U.S. auto plant in Normal, Ill., was sold to an auction company.
Source: Automotive News

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Last Chance to Submit NADA 2017 Convention Workshop Proposals

The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is May 16, 2016.

The workshops are one of the main attractions at the annual NADA Convention and Expo. Nearly 16,200 participants, which included new-car dealers, dealership managers and industry professionals, attended the workshop sessions at the past convention in Las Vegas. Workshop proposals for the 2017 NADA convention, which will be held in New Orleans, can be submitted online until 5 p.m. EDT on May 16, 2016. For detailed instructions on how to submit a workshop proposal, click here.
Source: NADA Dealership Operations

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          "When you think about the people who are likely to buy new vehicles in any given year, you're talking about 5% to 6% of the population. They are fairly affluent, well educated and tend to be more confident about the future."

              -- John Murphy, an analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, commenting on the auto industry's sales boom, Detroit Free Press, May 13

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