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General Motors on July 16 released its 10th annual Sustainability Report, providing transparency and accountability on its progress and key accomplishments.

SEMA Showgoers will be required to wear a face mask or a face shield during the 2020 event, as part of a proactive plan to prevent the spreading of germs and provide exhibitors and attendees with a safe environment where they will be able to conduct business.

With the worsening global pandemic again taking a toll on automotive sales, there are growing indications manufacturers are preparing to trim back production, Reuters reporting Nissan Motor Co. will cut worldwide output 30% through December due to declining demand.

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the ratings on 32 tranches of rental car asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (ABCR), LLC, which is Avis Budget Group's rental car securitization platform in the U.S.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging its members to click here to send a letter to their senators to oppose a "Cash for Clunkers" program in the next COVID-19 economic stimulus legislation.

Tesla is gearing up to continue the growth and presence of its service center locations in the U.S. and its territories.

In a major step as they move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the combination agreement announced in December, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) announced the corporate name of the new group will be Stellantis.

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Industry Legend Dick Schoonover Dies

Dick Schoonover, of Woodbury, MN, who grew his family auto body shop into a nationally-recognized company while helping to advance the collision repair industry as a whole, died July 9, 2020. He was 84.

I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced July 15 the addition of renowned collision repair industry veteran Jeff Peevy to its executive leadership team as vice president of technical products, programs and services.

The number of potential buyers simply walking through the showroom doors already was declining even before the coronavirus pandemic arrived.

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