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CDK poised to acquire ELEAD1ONE

Dealership software giant CDK Global Inc. has struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. While ELEAD1ONE maintains a vast portfolio of dealership products, one of the sources said the company’s CRM platform, in particular, will be “highly complimentary”

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Tom Mignanelli, first American CEO of Nissan, has died at 73

Tom Mignanelli was the first American given the CEO title at Nissan Motor Corp. in U.S.A., in 1990, breaking through a decades-long glass ceiling that had kept Japanese executives in charge. Photo credit: NISSAN Tom Mignanelli, a former Ford executive who gave Nissan’s U.S. sales company a transfusion of American business culture in the early

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Detroit auto show expected to move to June, reports say

Detroit auto show organizers have been forced to rethink the event, held annually in early January, with the departure of Mercedes, BMW, and Audi starting next year, following other brand defections in recent years. UPDATED: 7/9/18 10:17 pm ET – adds details The Detroit Auto Dealers Association, which organizes the North American International Auto Show

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Mercedes plans more pop-up stores to entice new buyers

Mercedes-Benz will open more pop-up stores in the coming year as it experiments with brand environments focused less on pushing metal and more on engaging consumers. The foray into experiential retail began with one pop-up store late last year in Atlanta, followed by a second store in suburban Miami’s Aventura Mall, and a third location

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Hyundai shows the power of memories

In the latest new video to join our charts, Hyundai India shows it’s easier said than done when it comes to getting rid of a treasured family car. “Celebrating 20 years of Brilliant Moments” is a 4 minute, 45 second clip that begins with a conversation at the dinner table. A son brings up to

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Ford Fusion was the right car at the wrong time

Editor’s note: This story will be part of a special report on the decline of U.S. car sales, to be published in the July 2 edition of Automotive News.  DETROIT — Not since 1996 has the top-selling car in America come from a domestic brand. In 2012, it finally looked like Ford Motor Co. had an

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