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 GM Uses Humor to Educate Consumers on Original Collision Parts

General Motors is hoping that a video starring an ill-chosen pet Kinkajou will convince consumers to choose only original collision parts for their Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.

Toyota has released the following statement regarding scanning for electrical system faults:

Honda has issued a statement regarding post-collision diagnostic scan and calibration requirements for Honda and Acura vehicles.

On July 14, Hyundai Motor America launched its all-new Hyundai Recognized Collision Repair Center program. This program ensures both independent and Hyundai dealership-owned collision repair centers have the training, tools, equipment, and facilities needed to properly repair Hyundai vehicles after they have been involved in a collision.

BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) in a report issued on December 15.

Green Car Journal has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, America's most fuel efficient pickup its 2015 Green Truck of the Year™. The announcement was made on November 6 at the 46th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

Nissan announced major new enhancements to the Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network program on November 10, launching a consumer-focused referral initiative that ties Nissan vehicle owners with Nissan Certified Collision Repair Providers.

To enhance relationships between certified shops within the network and Nissan owners, Nissan North America is launching an On-Demand-Marketing (ODM) tool. The tool simplifies marketing for certified shops through a one-stop-shop process that grants them access to Nissan owners geographically. Now, Nissan Certified shops can send marketing messages via mailer or email promoting their certified shop location directly to Nissan owners.

Since 1907 the Cobo Hall Detroit Auto Show was, and still is, the world's premier automotive event where manufacturers show their newest models to dealers and the public. In 1968 Ford Motor Company was eager to unveil their new '69 Mustang, including the swoopy SportsRoof model. A tad bigger than the previous two body styles of ponycar, the new kid on the block continued the long hood/short deck design theme.

At the 2014 SEMA Show, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. demonstrated their updated collision repair estimating system, which can be accessed from every web browser on any device.

Tens of thousands of collision industry professionals were introduced to Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures (TRRP)—a tool that provides repair specialists with instant access to all the information needed to restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition. In the first quarter of 2015 Toyota will begin their release of TRRP with coverage for 29 Toyota and Scion vehicles dating back to 2005.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:00

GM Will Move Cadillac Headquarters to NY

On September 23, General Motors announced that the flagship brand will be a separate business unit. In addition, the new Cadillac organization will expand to New York in 2015.

GM believes that creating a new Cadillac business unit enables it to pursue growing opportunities in the luxury automotive market with more focus and clarity.

“With the relentless upward repositioning of successive new-generation Cadillac products, the next logical step is to provide Cadillac more freedom to cultivate the brand in pursuit of further global growth,” said GM President Dan Ammann.