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Napleton Automotive Group adds Fiat dealership

Napleton Automotive Group adds Fiat dealership

SCHERERVILLE  | Two years ago, the Napleton Automotive Group first tossed around the idea of bringing the Italian-based Fiat to the region with the growing interest in the brand in the U.S.

June 05, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

Heavy snowfall and bone-chilling cold hampered auto sales in January and February, but sales are still strong, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

Auto dealers had been enjoying the highest sales since 2007 until the government shutdown paralyzed many consumers with uncertainty, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

The auto industry has been having a pretty good year, and has been been boosted by a surge in pickup truck sales, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Cool cars for family fun

Cool cars for family fun

Drive-ins wouldn't be drive-ins if patrons didn't show up in a car. About the time Robert Lutz opened Lutz's Drive-in, two fun-to-drive small car brands were darting across the American landscape tagged with Fiat and Volkswagen nameplates.

January 27, 2012 12:00 am
Autos – Back on Track

Autos – Back on Track

When car sales went into a tailspin with the economy in Fall 2008, things were looking pretty grim. Sales plummeted to 13 million from 16-17 million for the previous several years. In last year's NWI Now auto section, we reported a dismal 10.4 million U.S. sales for 2009, though we could see…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Fiat draws crowds at Chicago show

Fiat draws crowds at Chicago show

CHICAGO | Patrons of the Chicago Auto Show are the first to get a close look at the next small car phenomenon to hit streets in our region with the debut of the 2012 Fiat 500.

February 13, 2011 11:43 am
Chrysler takes Chicago show by storm

Chrysler takes Chicago show by storm

Chrysler will have its coming-out party during the Chicago Auto Show.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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