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High-riding pickups getting out of reach

An Automotive News reader is hoping Nissan bucks the trend in truck heights with a redesigned Frontier that doesn't change in size.

Inventories at highest point since July 2017

Inventories of unsold new vehicles in the U.S. climbed for a third consecutive month, to nearly 4.2 million vehicles in March, representing a 70-day supply.

Love. It's what makes Dodge a Facebook champ

Dodge took home honors as the most "loved" auto brand on Facebook in 2018.

Number to watch: 59 percent

Percentage of respondents in a J.D. Power survey released last week who said they are more likely to buy from a certain car company if their in-home voice service is also available in the vehicle. The survey was sponsored by Amazon, one of the voice-service vendors that would benefit from such a market preference, with its Alexa virtual assistant system. Voice-activated services are becoming increasingly popular as the quality improves, overcoming years of consumer dissatisfaction. J.D. Power reported last year that voice recognition was the top source of complaints expressed by new-vehicle owners.

Legal thickets line dealer Fenton's road to retirement

Brad Fenton, a longtime Nissan dealer, says he is retiring from the dealership business and selling off all stores. That departure comes amid numerous lender lawsuits alleging selling vehicles without repaying floorplan loans and failing to list lenders as lien holders on vehicle titles.