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Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

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AutoNation’s Blackwell Joins NuVinAir as SVP

NuVinAir Global has named former AutoNation and CarMax executive Troy Blackwell senior vice president of global operations.

AutoNation Nears $2,000 PVR as Big Groups Grow F&I

The nation’s six largest publicly traded dealer groups all increased F&I profit per vehicle retailed in the second quarter, led by AutoNation’s $1,926 per copy and Lithia Motors’ segment-leading 11% improvement.

Liebert Out, Miller in as AutoNation CEO

Cheryl Miller has been promoted from CFO to president and CEO at AutoNation, replacing Carl Liebert, an auto retail outsider who took over as chief executive for founder Mike Jackson just four months ago.

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market

Kerrigan Advisors analysts say the stock prices for America’s seven publicly traded dealership groups are outpacing the broader U.S. equity markets and could soar higher on lower interest rates and new trucks.

Carvana Crashes Used-Vehicle Dealer Rankings

Carvana broke into the top 10 in its first appearance on Automotive News’ list of the nation's Top 100 Used Retailers, more than doubling its output to more than 94,000 units and outpacing the Asbury, Larry H. Miller, and Ken Garff groups.

AutoNation Promotes Berman to President

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — AutoNation Inc. announced promotions for William “Bill” Berman, Marc Cannon and Donna Parlapiano. A 30-year auto retail veteran who had served as executive vice president and COO since 2015, Berman was named president and COO. Mike Jackson remains the company’s chairman and CEO. “Bill is an outstanding and exceptional leader whose proven track record and ... Read More »

Former AutoNation Direct Head Joins CU Direct

ONTARIO, CALIF. — CU Direct today announced the appointment of Ron Frey as chief strategy officer of its automotive solutions. He joined the company this month. Frey will oversee the planning and direction of automotive solutions as it relates to product and market expansion. This includes oversight of existing products, including CUDL, a credit union ... Read More »

AutoNation’s F&I Operations Posts $1,538 Per-Copy Average for 2015

FORD LAUDERDALE, Fla. – AutoNation’s F&I operations, or what the group refers to as Customer Financial Services, lived above $1,500 in F&I gross profit per vehicle retailed (PVR) in 2015, with the business unit’s full-year revenues rising by $100.5 million from 2014. The group’s F&I operation’s full-year PVR average was $1,538, up $124 from 2014. ... Read More »

Recalled Cars Create A Costly Problem for U.S. Auto Dealers

Honda Motor Co’s order that its U.S. dealers stop selling some 2.2 million of the automakers’ most popular models is compounding financial and regulatory headaches for car dealers stuck with millions of vehicles that have potentially hazardous air bags or other safety defects, reports Reuters.  With the recalls affecting Honda vehicles dating back several years, used-car ... Read More »