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2014-09-30 08:21:45

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with MaximTrak Technologies' F&I Suite. Auto dealers using both systems may now benefit from a real-time, bi-directional exchange of information that speeds up the F&I process, keeps transaction data and contact information accurate, improves customer satisfaction and increases profits. Photo -...

2014-09-29 12:22:07

Source: New Auto Care Association E-Tailing Study BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In terms of dollars spent on automotive replacement parts through online purchasing or e-tailing, three categories represent half of the e-tail dollar volume in 2013, according to E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket from the Auto Care Association. The top three product categories are braking systems (primarily pads and shoes); ignition and engine (fuel pumps, alternators, ignition...

2014-09-29 08:22:02

Increasing awareness of Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in Grand Ledge MI GRAND LEDGE, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In today's pre-owned vehicle market it can be hard to tell a good deal from a bad one. This can make the process of purchasing a vehicle an intimidating experience for consumers. A local Michigan dealership has been highlighting the many benefits of purchasing certified pre-owned vehicles. This has resulted in large increases in Ford Certified...

2014-09-26 08:20:39

DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Research and Development Trend Forecast of Automotive Clutch Market in China, 2014-2018", "Research and Forecast of Automobile Chassis in China, 2014-2018", "Research and Forecast of Automotive Drive Axle Market in China, 2014-2018" and "Research and Development Forecast of Automotive Exhaust System Industry in China, 2014-2018" reports to its store. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148121...

2014-09-25 12:22:56

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New light-vehicle sales are showing no signs of slowing, with sales in September demonstrating continued strength with solid year-over-year growth, according to a monthly sales forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140925/148404-INFO Retail Light-Vehicle SalesNew-vehicle retail sales in September 2014 are projected to come in at 1.0 million units, a 94,000-unit...

2014-09-25 12:22:07

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com forecasts September light, new-vehicle sales will hit 1,254,120 units, up 10.4 percent year-over-year and down 20.9 percent from August. A SAAR of 16.5 million is expected for the month, an increase of 6.7 percent from September 2013 and down 6.2 percent month-over-month. This would mark the highest September SAAR since 2006. Retail sales remain strong, projected to make up 86.5 percent of total sales in September, up 0.6 percent from...

2014-09-22 08:20:33

BEIJING, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentuo International Inc. (NYSE: LAS, "Lentuo" or the "Company"), a leading non-state-owned automobile retailer headquartered in Beijing, today announced that it will report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Monday, September 29, 2014, before the opening of the U.S. markets. Lentuo's management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, September 29, 2014 (8:00 p.m. Beijing time...

2014-09-18 20:20:32

DUBLIN, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/znw96q/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Seat Industry 2014-2019: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/znw96q/global_automotive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global automotive seat industry is expected to...

2014-09-17 16:20:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. ("TRW Automotive" or the "Company") (NYSE: TRW) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to ZF Friedrichshafen AG. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120409/MM84375LOGO Click here to learn more about the investigation: http://zlk.9nl.com/trw-automotive-holdings-trw, or...

2014-09-16 08:21:10

BEIJING, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentuo International Inc. (NYSE: LAS) ("Lentuo" or "the Company"), a leading non-state-owned automobile retailer headquartered in Beijing, today provided an update on its strategy to expand its sales and service network in the high-end car segment in China. Over the past decade, Lentuo has made the strengthening of its high-end brand portfolio one of its strategic priorities. Since the opening of its first Audi dealership, the Company has...


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