Dealers

Massive data breach hits several automakers, report says

Nearly 47,000 files of factory records from at least six automakers were found in a data leak this month that exposed several of the companies' trade secrets, The New York Times reported.


Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say

Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.

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Why Mark Wahlberg invested in a Chevy dealership

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, known for both hit movies and his entrepreneurial efforts in the restaurant and nutrition supplements industries, is getting into the car business.

Hyundai launches digital showroom on Amazon

Hyundai has launched a digital showroom on the Amazon Vehicles research hub, the first automaker to create such a page on the massive shopping site. Amazon became a potential competitor to third-party auto shopping guides in August 2016 when it unveiled the research site.

UPDATED: 7/19/18 10:56 am ET - adds Rhode Island
PSA Group eyes 15 possible states for sales

PSA Group has narrowed to 15 states its top picks as possible points of entry for U.S. sales as the French carmaker continues to develop its return to North America.

AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs departs

AutoGravity co-founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs has left the company to pursue other opportunities. He will be replaced by Alex Mallmann, former head of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China.

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Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.

UPDATED: 7/16/18 7:38 am ET
CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE

Dealership software giant CDK Global struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions.

GM leads in adding minority dealerships

GM topped the industry in minority dealer appointments in 2017, but is seeking more candidates for certain regional markets such as the north-central region.


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