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  • Reagor Dykes estate sues Ford Credit for $315 million June 11, 2020
    The estate contends Ford's captive finance arm could not have acted in good faith, as the bank "unquestionably knew or should have known" about Reagor Dykes' fraud schemes.
    Jackie Charniga
  • Credit unions, banks lose share during COVID-19 closures June 10, 2020
    Aggressive automaker incentives bring an end to the credit environment benefiting credit unions and banks, Experian says.
    Jackie Charniga
  • Lower delinquencies, tighter credit in Q1, Experian says June 10, 2020
    Experian is the second credit bureau to report lower auto delinquencies in the first quarter, which likely were aided by government and lender assistance granted in the weeks following pandemic-related closures.
    Jackie Charniga
  • COVID-19 has been a wild ride for F&I June 8, 2020
    J.D. Power data indicates finance and insurance profits on new-vehicle sales fell dramatically in April, yet some F&I product companies report record sales in recent months.
    Jackie Charniga
  • Dealers consider sanitizing as an F&I option June 8, 2020
    Antimicrobial treatments may become a popular F&I option, as dealers look for ways to reassure customers about safety.
    Whitney McDonald
  • Remote e-signing usage to grow post-pandemic June 8, 2020
    If Joseph Agresta had one concern about delivering a vehicle to a customer early on in the coronavirus pandemic, it was handling the contract. Agresta's Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp. is trying a new way to collect customers' signatures: electronic remote signatures.
    Lindsay VanHulle
  • Driver-assistance technology may present new F&I opportunities June 8, 2020
    Customers walking into dealerships might be bombarded with a slew of finance and insurance options to cover the costs associated with protecting new technologies such as advanced driver assistance.
    Alexa St. John
  • F&I finds keys to adapt June 8, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging, but it has also been an opportunity to innovate, launch new products and reach customers in creative ways.
  • Crisis may spur more service-lane F&I sales June 8, 2020
    As interest in things such as long-term service contracts could be growing, dealerships that want to capitalize need to have a clear process in place, experts say.
    David Muller
  • F&I products cater to ride-hail drivers June 8, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has reduced demand for ride-hailing, but experts expect gig driving to thrive long after the crisis. 
    Alex Kwanten

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  • 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, NASCAR, 2020 Lexus GS F: The Week In Reverse June 12, 2020
    The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer was spotted; NASCAR banned the Confederate flag; and we slid behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus GS F. It's the Week in Reverse, right there at Motor Authority. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer was spied on public roads testing in production form. The overall shape can be seen despite the heavy […]
  • Let's buy a racetrack: Oregon Raceway Park is for sale June 12, 2020
    Do you have a fun car, but nowhere to exercise it? How about buying your own private racetrack? First spotted by The Drive on Thursday, one just came up for sale in Oregon, but it will cost a pretty penny to make it your own. Located about two hours east of Portland, Oregon Raceway Park […]
  • Alpina rolls out updated B5 based on the 2021 BMW 5-Series June 12, 2020
    BMW's 5-Series has just undergone a mid-cycle update, and now Alpina has launched its own version of the updated mid-sizer. Alpina's version is called the B5, and there's both sedan and wagon body styles to choose from. There's also a D5 option for buyers looking for the efficiency benefits of a diesel, but for outright […]
  • 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, 2021 Lexus IS, 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible: Today's Car News June 12, 2020
    Porsche has introduced a new Cayenne GTS to help bridge the performance gap between the S and Turbo grades. It's available for both the regular Cayenne and new Cayenne Coupe and comes with a twin-turbocharged V-8 under the hood. A new generation of the Lexus IS is just around the corner. A teaser video provides […]
  • Pre-production, aluminum-bodied Aston Martin V12 Zagato can be yours June 12, 2020
    Early last decade, Aston Martin rolled out the Vantage-based V12 Zagato race car to mark the 50th anniversary of when Aston Martin and Zagato first worked together on the DB4GT Zagato. It also served as a reboot of the partnership between the two historic firms and proved so popular that a run of road-going examples, […]
  • 2021 Lexus IS debut postponed to June 15 June 12, 2020
    Lexus was scheduled to unveil a new generation of its IS sedan on June 9 but has since postponed the debut to June 15. The new sedan arrives at dealers later this year as a 2021 model and that's all Lexus is willing to confirm right now. A new teaser video however hints at more […]
  • A 911 Targa crafted by Singer visits Jay Leno's Garage June 12, 2020
    California's Singer Vehicle Design is back with another one of its bespoke creations, this time with the iconic Porsche 911 Targa as its inspiration. The car is called the 911 Honor Roll Commission, presumably with the “Roll” here a reference to the rollover bar, and it recently visited Jay Leno at his famous garage in […]
  • Singapore, Japanese and Azerbaijan F1 races canceled for 2020 June 12, 2020
    Organizers of the Formula One World Championship announced Friday that planned races in Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan have been canceled for 2020 due to complications caused by the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. They join the Australian, Dutch, French and Monaco Grands Prix which have also been canceled for 2020. The organizers, which...
  • First look at “Gran Turismo 7” coming for the Sony PlayStation 5 June 12, 2020
    Sony on Thursday revealed its highly anticipated PlayStation 5 gaming console and among the first titles announced for the new machine was “Gran Turismo 7.” The “Gran Turismo” series of racing simulators is among the best in the business, with gamers and professional racers alike praising it for its realistic graphics and...
  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots and video June 12, 2020
    BMW has just introduced a new generation of its 4-Series coupe for 2021, a car that's bigger and bolder than its predecessor. In fact, it's even longer than the 3-Series sedan with which it shares a platform and powertrains. Once again, there will be more body styles to choose from. One of them will be […]
  • 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupe arrive with 453 horsepower June 11, 2020
    Porsche on Thursday unveiled the GTS version of its third-generation Cayenne, and this time around buyers will be able to choose between the regular SUV and sleeker Cayenne Coupe. Porsche's GTS models are aimed at buyers seeking something sportier than an S but aren’t quite ready to hop into something as hardcore—or pricey—as a...
  • Stunning Hyundai Prophecy concept to spawn Tesla Model 3 rival June 11, 2020
    The Hyundai Prophecy concept will spawn a production electric car, Hyundai design boss SangYup Lee said in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. That could give Hyundai a rival to the Tesla Model 3 and upcoming BMW i4. A production version of the Prophecy is one of three new Hyundai electric cars in the works, […]
  • Performance-driving instruction begins for 8th-gen Corvette owners June 11, 2020
    Classes have begun for owners of new 8th-generation Chevrolet Corvettes at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Pahrump, Nevada. Instruction started June 1 for the owners of the mid-engine Corvettes to learn the ropes of performance driving on the track at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, which recently reopened after a...
  • Nikola in talks with established automakers to build Badger electric pickup June 11, 2020
    Nikola is in talks with three established automakers over a deal to build the EV startup's Badger pickup truck. The information was revealed by Nikola CEO and founder Trevor Milton in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday. “There are three (automakers) in the running right now for a joint venture on Badger, and we will […]
  • NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli quits because the Confederate flag was banned June 11, 2020
    NASCAR driver and team owner Ray Ciccarelli announced on Facebook Wednesday that he was leaving the sport due to a newly enacted ban on Confederate flags at races. "Well it's been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction NASCAR is headed we will not participate after 2020 season is […]

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  • Zeltini Z-Triton is a boat, trike and cabin all in one June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading Zeltini Z-Triton is a boat, trike and cabin all in one Zeltini Z-Triton is a boat, trike and cabin all in one originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Tony Markovich
  • Thousands of grads collect diplomas from their cars at NASCAR tracks June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Humor,Motorsports,Weird Car News Tytianah Ward sat in the passenger seat of a parked SUV at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. COVID-19 may have canceled the high school graduation she’d always pictured, but this version might be more memorable. Ward is one of thousands of graduates in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, who accepted their diplomas […]
    Associated Press
  • More workers say Ford factories are backsliding on coronavirus safety June 12, 2020
    Filed under: UAW/Unions,Ford,Safety Continue reading More workers say Ford factories are backsliding on coronavirus safety More workers say Ford factories are backsliding on coronavirus safety originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Joe Lorio
  • Hop into the driver's seat of some of the world's most popular performance cars in the sixth episode of The Autoblog Show June 12, 2020
    Filed under: UAW/Unions,Ford,Safety Continue reading Hop into the driver's seat of some of the world's most popular performance cars in the sixth episode of The Autoblog Show Hop into the driver's seat of some of the world's most popular performance cars in the sixth episode of The Autoblog Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, […]
    Autoblog Staff
  • Want to win an electric Ford Bronco worth more than $300,000? June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Green,Commerce Continue reading Want to win an electric Ford Bronco worth more than $300,000? Want to win an electric Ford Bronco worth more than $300,000? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Christopher McGraw
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue teased ahead of reveal next Monday June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Nissan,Crossover Continue reading 2021 Nissan Rogue teased ahead of reveal next Monday 2021 Nissan Rogue teased ahead of reveal next Monday originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Zac Palmer
  • Bentley recalls nearly 2,000 examples of the Bentayga over fire risk June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Recalls,Bentley,SUV,Luxury Continue reading Bentley recalls nearly 2,000 examples of the Bentayga over fire risk Bentley recalls nearly 2,000 examples of the Bentayga over fire risk originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Ronan Glon
  • 2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake and XF sedan spied in camo with updates incoming June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Spy Photos,Jaguar,Wagon,Luxury,sedan Continue reading 2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake and XF sedan spied in camo with updates incoming 2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake and XF sedan spied in camo with updates incoming originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Zac Palmer
  • Mustang owners file lawsuit over six-speed manual transmission June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Government/Legal,Ford,Convertible,Coupe Continue reading Mustang owners file lawsuit over six-speed manual transmission Mustang owners file lawsuit over six-speed manual transmission originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Jonathon Ramsey
  • Our pledge: Autoblog stands with the Black community and for equality June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Government/Legal,Ford,Convertible,Coupe Continue reading Our pledge: Autoblog stands with the Black community and for equality Our pledge: Autoblog stands with the Black community and for equality originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Greg Migliore
  • 2020 EarthCruiser FX and EXP off-road RVs add double-cab accommodations June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Truck,Luxury,Off-Road,Specialty Continue reading 2020 EarthCruiser FX and EXP off-road RVs add double-cab accommodations 2020 EarthCruiser FX and EXP off-road RVs add double-cab accommodations originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Jonathon Ramsey
  • Fiat Chrysler wins trade case against Mahindra over Jeep look-alike Roxor June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Government/Legal,Jeep,Off-Road Continue reading Fiat Chrysler wins trade case against Mahindra over Jeep look-alike Roxor Fiat Chrysler wins trade case against Mahindra over Jeep look-alike Roxor originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Sven Gustafson
  • Comparison Test | 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Reviews,Porsche,Coupe,Electric,Luxury,Performance,Comparison,sedan Continue reading Comparison Test | 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Comparison Test | 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Dan Trent
  • 2021 Lexus IS shows its rear end, gets a new unveiling date June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Lexus,Luxury,sedan Continue reading 2021 Lexus IS shows its rear end, gets a new unveiling date 2021 Lexus IS shows its rear end, gets a new unveiling date originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Ronan Glon
  • 3 more races erased from Formula One calendar June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Motorsports Continue reading 3 more races erased from Formula One calendar 3 more races erased from Formula One calendar originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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  • 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Drive | Turbo by name, turbo by nature June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Porsche,First Drives,Coupe,Luxury,Performance,Supercars Continue reading 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Drive | Turbo by name, turbo by nature 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Drive | Turbo by name, turbo by nature originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email […]
    Dan Trent
  • NASCAR's Confederate flag ban — now comes the hard part June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Motorsports NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and venues grabbed headlines and stars like actress Reese Witherspoon and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara were quick to praise the stock car series for ridding itself of a symbol long associated with slavery and racism. In a matter of […]
    Associated Press
  • Judge orders N.C. track with large crowds to stop races June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Government/Legal,Motorsports,Racing A North Carolina judge on Thursday ordered a small stock-car track to halt racing after state health officials declared large weekend crowds at recent races violated an executive order by Gov. Roy Cooper designed to halt the spread of COVID-19. Superior Court Judge Tom Lambeth said he would issue a temporary restraining […]
    Associated Press
  • 'Destruction AllStars' gives demolition derbies a colorful makeover June 12, 2020
    Filed under: Toys/Games,Gaming Guide Continue reading 'Destruction AllStars' gives demolition derbies a colorful makeover 'Destruction AllStars' gives demolition derbies a colorful makeover originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
    Joel Stocksdale
  • This attachment gives manual wheelchairs motorized off-roading abilities June 11, 2020
    Filed under: Video,Autoblog Minute,Videos Continue reading This attachment gives manual wheelchairs motorized off-roading abilities This attachment gives manual wheelchairs motorized off-roading abilities originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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