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Lamborghini's raging bull tops our viral list

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The commercial introducing Lamborghini's second-ever SUV jumped to the No. 2 spot in our list of top viral videos this week.

Tuesday, Dec 12

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Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston

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Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.

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VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers

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VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.

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Ferrari plans production boost as supercar sales jump, report says

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Ferrari plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than scheduled, a source told Bloomberg.

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Automakers question Calif. zero-emission mandate as feds reassess mpg rules

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Automakers are again challenging California's zero-emission vehicle mandate, saying it undermines the goal of a single national standard for fuel economy.

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Penske buys more U.K. used-only stores

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Penske Automotive Group will buy The Car People, a used-only retailer in the UK, nearly doubling its used-only operations in that market.

2018 Ford Expedition: A beast gets tamed

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Ford's Expedition, an SUV family hauler, has undergone a long overdue redesign for the 2018 model year. The latest Expedition features a new aluminum body, a 10-speed transmission and a host of technology features. It's powered by the same…

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Uber poised to hire media agency, report says

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MediaCom is poised to win media duties for Uber in North America, people with knowledge of the matter told Advertising Age.

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100 Tesla Semi trucks preordered by PepsiCo

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PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

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GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says

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GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.

Monday, Dec 11

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Cox sues CDK, cites anti-competitive practices

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In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anti-competitive business practices.

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After split, Delphi looks to the future

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Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the century-old powertrain.

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Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies

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Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.

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GM-Lyft relationship gets complicated

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General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.

Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive

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Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.

A century of forward thinking gave rise to FandI office, products of today

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In this special section, Automotive News sheds light on a few of the countless people and companies that helped shape the modern dealership FandI office.

Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says

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Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.

Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores

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Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota in October.

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

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It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.

Toyota Olympic marketing will help explain mobility vision

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Heeding a call to action from President Akio Toyoda, Toyota marketers are leveraging an eight-year Olympic sponsorship deal and its first global campaign to lay out its vision of mobility for the world.

GM will lighten next-gen pickups with carbon fiber

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It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.

Cox survey finds dealer optimism strongest in South

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Dealers are positive about the next quarter, but that optimism varies widely by region, a Cox Automotive survey found.

GM's new Marketplace app showcases its remote update capability

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Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when needed.

Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous

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Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.

Industry right-sizes its stocks

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Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.

Intel-Nvidia rivalry gets chippy

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Trying to figure out who is in the lead takes patience and math skills.

Bilingual dealershp staff just the start to success

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Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.

Sunday, Dec 10

Ford will test Internet sales models in China

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Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.

BMW's Kuhnt offers an 'olive branch' to dealers

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BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.

Subaru doesn't need cars for holiday boost

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For the second year in a row, Subaru of America's year-end marketing event doesn't include its vehicles.