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Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week are Matt Dagenais, dealer principal of Riverside Toyota in Marquette, Mich.; Dale Critz Jr., president of Critz BMW in Savannah, Ga.; and Chris Erickson, general manager, and Jeff Crippen, dealer principal of Crippen Volvo in Lansing, Mich.

Divergent paths for top retailers

Lithia Motors continues to expand its new-vehicle store footprint, while Sonic Automotive sold five dealerships and exited Ohio.

EchoPark focuses on shopper experience, F&I products

There's an easygoing vibe inside EchoPark. It's "kind of a cross between a Starbucks and an Apple store," says Sonic President Jeff Dyke.

Hachigo: Honda stays realistic on EVs, AVs

The CEO taps the brakes on high expectations for high technology, joining a small but growing chorus of executives who aren't sold on the rapid rollout of electric cars and autonomous driving vehicles.

SEMA Show embraces Vegas excess

The annual extravaganza featuring specialty automotive accessories and wild vehicle designs gave auto manufacturers and their partners an opportunity to show off their design chops.