Automotive News - December 18, 2017 - Best Practices Supplement - A3

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HE TIME DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD is among the most prestigious in the auto
industry, recognizing the hard work, generosity and civic spirit of top dealers nationwide.
All of the nominated dealers are valued local business leaders who contribute in many
ways to the strength and well-being of their communities.
Only a fraction of the 16,500-plus franchise dealers across the country are nominated for
this award each year, putting the nominees into an elite group of automotive leaders. This
year's nominees have proven that they understand and care about their communities, giving in
ways that make a difference. This is why I am honored to celebrate their incredible stories. Ally
shares this commitment to "do it right" in our communities and hopes their examples motivate
others to give.
Being nominated as a TIME Dealer of the Year is much
more than a plaque on the wall or a badge on a website.
It is formal recognition of the kindness that drives dealers
to support local charities and causes. It speaks to their
character as well as their business skills.
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business and a proven track record of leadership and
pride in the communities they serve. Every dealer
nominated has demonstrated that pride through
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dealers who are socially responsible - a trait that is
important to customers and often influences their choice
of brands and businesses to support and recommend.
Over the seven years that Ally has sponsored the TIME
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dealers who are examples of strong local leadership.
Please join me in celebrating these dealers and learning
more about the nomination and selection process as we
prepare to announce the TIME Dealer of the Year at the
NADA Show in Las Vegas this spring.

"Ally shares this
commitment to
'do it right' in
our communities
and hopes
their examples
motivate others
to give."

Best wishes,
Tim Russi, President of Auto Finance

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automotive News - December 18, 2017 - Best Practices Supplement

Lincoln store in California aims for new experience, buyers
Cox files antitrust suit against CDK
Partner sues megadealer Taylor for fraud
Retiring Lear CEO sees bets pay off
Honda will have partners, not tie-ups
EV startups try to avoid auto giant footsteps
AMG up to nearly 10% of Mercedes U.S. sales
Pay us for recalled used cars, dealers say
Nissan design boss ushers in high-tech era that honors Japan's past
A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says
GTS versions expected to lift Boxster, Cayman
New variants a boost for Porsche 911
Buick tries to make Regal stand out
Fusion's future unclear
Fuel cells: Scaling up is hard to do
Used-car disrupters tip hands on future
Treating new cars like a works of art
Kuhnt's efforts to fix relations need Munich's support
It is finally happening, sort of
VW is right -- take it from forklifts
Lincoln missed an opportunity
Honda took the appropriate action
Nissan applies EV learning in new Leaf
Takata recalls are improving, industry notes
Aptiv, Valens working to slash car wiring
VW rethinks parts units' competitive potential
Toyoda Gosei stalks a new world of products
Honeywell's turbocharger business goes it alone in '18
For EV startups, China looms large
How China plans to create giant state-owned carmaker
Dealer anniversaries
'Nobody knows' the extent of Taylor's empire
Stylist sticks by Chris Bangle in sickness, in health
Think Lennon would've liked a trip in this baby?
Global pullback confounds ex-GM exec
EPA a fan of Toyota's leanness
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