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A1 Software Announces Mobile-Focused Sales Platform
A1 Software Group has announced its new dealership sales solution, Selly, a mobile focused, lightweight platform for automotive sales. Selly is designed for small- to medium-sized dealerships and was initially distributed as a mobile app.
Debt Levels Will Continue to Rise, TransUnion Reports
TransUnion’s annual auto loan forecast calls for auto loan debt to rise to $18,244 by the end of 2015. This would mark 19 consecutive quarters of increases since the first quarter of 2011.
White Remains Top Car Color, PPG Industries Reports
The color white was up 3% in popularity globally in 2014, according to data from the coating manufacturer. Black, silver and gray also topped the list.
Dealers Sentenced to 3 Years for Sales Tax Evasion
Two brothers operating Space Auto Sales and Spin Auto Sales failed to pay more than $1.5 million in sales tax from the sale of vehicles between 2007 and 2009.
Long-Term Loans Allow Car Buyers to Spend Extra $1.4B in November
Nearly half of new car buyers in the month of November used longer terms to purchase more expensive cars, according to a report from Requisite Press. The long-term loans enabled extra spending of more than $1.4 billion.
Ariz. Dealership Employee Arrested For Embezzlement
Police believe the dealership lost between $13,000 and $25,000 when a service appointment coordinator began reversing charges for auto repairs and adding them to her personal credit card.
Spireon Introduces New CMS Platform
Spireon has introduced GoldStar CMS, a new collateral management platform designed to help auto finance companies reduce the time and costs related to funding and servicing automobile loans.
Former Salesman Files 2 Lawsuits Against Wash. Dealer Group
The former O’Brien Auto Group employee alleges he was fired after he complained about his general manager’s racist remarks. He also claims he was not paid according to his contract.
Manheim Expands Mobile Auctions to Canada
Manheim's Mobile Auctions service is expanding into Canada. They feature remote participation through satellite feed and localized marketing for participating dealerships.
StoneEagle Announces Strategic Alliance With JM&A Group
JM&A Group has implemented StoneEagle’s SEcureMetrics F&I and sales reporting platform in more than 1,000 of its performing dealerships.