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Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with ZestFinance to Enhance Lending Procedures

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and ZestFinance, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced their strategic partnership to enhance lending procedures in the financial services industry.Inovatec will integrate Zest Automated Machine Learning software (ZAML) into its business process management technology to help lenders immediately improve their underwriting results with custom machine learning (ML) models. ML has been proven to reduce error and losses, and improve efficiencies and profits. ZAML customers typically achieve a 15% increase in approval rate or a 30% reduction in charge-offs by switching to ML.The world’s top financial institutions are increasingly looking for artificial intelligence to create new sources of business value. According to an MIT Sloan report, 83% of all enterprises agree that driving AI adoption is a strategic opportunity, but eight out of ten do not understand what data is required for AI, or how to access it.Inovatec’s agile process builder allows any financial institution to create processes and workflows that can be seamlessly and almost immediately implemented with minimal training. This technology, paired with Zest AI software, will enable lenders to use more data and better math to approve more borrowers quickly with no added risk.“Financial services will be transformed by those who can use technology and innovation to build smarter decision-making tools,” said Bryan Smith, VP Sales & Marketing at Inovatec. “Zest’s AI solutions complement our systems in a way that’s better for our customers, leading to stronger operational efficiencies that improve their bottom line.” About Inovatec Systems Corp.Inovatec Systems Corporation is an industry-leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for automotive and equipment financing institutions. The seamless platform is ideal for external partner and customer communications through a robust ecosystem that streamlines the process of crediting, auditing, funding and income verification for finance applications. For more information, please visit https://www.inovatec.com/.About ZestFinanceZestFinance helps lenders use machine learning to develop and launch highly accurate and transparent credit risk models. Zest's software tools enable our clients to increase revenues, reduce risk, and ensure compliance. ZestFinance was founded in 2009 by Douglas Merrill, the former CIO of Google, and a team of former Google employees with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.ZestFinance.comSee More

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Paul Moran posted a blog post

A Change That Extends Your Dealership’s Reach on Facebook

Facebook recently announced a change to its algorithm that prioritizes posted comments in a manner that can be very beneficial as far as gaining more exposure to your customer’s networks. According to Social Media Today, Facebook has changed how it displays comments in posts. This new “weighting” system prioritizes certain comments over others. I am sure you know that the more engagement a post gets, the more reach increases. However, while public posts can reach a bunch of people, what happens if the customer has privacy filters such as “friends only?” When a post is shared, based on an individual’s privacy settings, you may or may not be able to interact with them on that shared post. Well, now Facebook is prioritizing comments based on relevance, which gives a page even more extended organic reach. According to Facebook, it has changed its algorithm regarding page posts and comments and it is now more heavily weighted towards friends and family, as well as “Top Fans.” The order is now as follows: First and foremost are comments from people you already know. That’s why they saw the post in the first place. After that, Top Fans, (people that engage with your Page frequently) and those comments which are the most engaged with. The key to increased organic reach outside of the current pay-to-play environment Facebook has shifted towards is to get more post interaction and to then keep the conversation flowing after the fact. The easiest way to accomplish this is to post content that people want to share with their networks -- and what do they share most often? Posts that have to do with significant life events or accomplishments – such as buying a shiny new car! Having your customers share your post is excellent. But your dealership’s original post doesn’t have to be shared in order to increase its reach. The customer just needs to read it, engage with it then you reply to them in the comments. By doing this, it will show up in their friend’s newsfeeds organically -- EVEN IF THEY DON’T SHARE IT. This Facebook algorithm change is designed to encourage more engagement from users with posts that are more relevant and more likely to be engaged with. By posting content that a customer wants to engage with, then engaging back with them in the comments, you continuously increase the organic reach of your post to not only that customer’s network, but also to your Facebook fans. If you don’t have a budget for Promoted Posts, this algorithm change is an excellent way to increase your dealership’s social media exposure to the highest percentage of potential customers you can get -- the friends, families and networks of that customer you just sold a car to. And those are exactly the people you want your customers to influence as they could be your future customers.See More

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Jim Flint posted a blog post

Imagine the Future – Five Google Pieces Where the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts--and the Next Dimension

The future is now. At Local Search Group we pride ourselves on knowing that, “We are the now part of a now business.” So, let’s take a look behind the curtain of where Google’s going Right Now.With the mobile phone at the center of the marketing universe, a key goal of progressive automotive entities would be to integrate Five of Google’s “planets” that orbit around the consumer “Sun” via their mobile phone “moon.”Google Display, Google Search, Google’s YouTube, Google Maps, and Google My Business are platforms that in this case, represent planets. Google then uses these planets to orbit the phone, acting as the main reflective device in which the consumer serves as the center of our economic solar system.Take a look at the integrated marketing of each of the Google touchpoints and know that it serves to cumulatively drive store traffic. Right now. Predictively speaking we’re already working on Google’s next level--via predictive voice capabilities. Without knowing more than the market knows, it’s in the works!See More

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John Tailor posted a blog post

4 Things to Consider Before Sitting Behind the Wheel

Driving is a safe activity, as long as it is taken seriously. Cautious drivers are far less likely to get into trouble. However, cautious drivers aren’t the only ones, and accidents can happen to them even if they are very experienced. This is why being cautious and fully focused is the key to avoiding trouble. There are some things you should think about before you sit behind the wheel in order to make your drive even safer and lower the risk of accidents. How to manage emergencies  You learn a lot about damage control during driving lessons, but you are never fully prepared to experience an emergency on the road. Flat tires are some of the most common problems that can catch you off guard, which is why you should practice changing the tire on your own before taking long trips. Another panic trigger for drivers is the “check engine” light, which often turns on when the gas cap is loose. If the light still doesn’t go out after tightening the cap, you should check for potential smoke or smell of burned plastic (faulty wiring), and if there are any, stop immediately and ask for help. Managing crashes and accidents can also be a shocking experience, which is you should know what to do after a road accident beforehand. Checking for injuries and calling the police (and the ambulance if necessary) are the first steps, after which you can take some time to think about what to do next.Know when you are fit to drive Driving is an everyday activity, but we might not be in a suitable state to drive every day. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of potential crashing due to drivers’ slow reflexes and distractibility. It’s also very unwise (not to mention illegal) to drive under the influence of alcohol. Drivers often feel like they are capable of driving even if they had a beer or two, but it’s your responsibility to stop yourself and anyone else from sitting behind the wheel in such cases. Insist on taking the intoxicated person home by calling for a taxi or putting them in a car with someone who didn’t drink.You should also mind the weather, because no one should drive during a snowstorm or a heavy rainstorm. If you find yourself already on the road once the chaos starts, you should pull to the side of the road and wait for it to pass. Driving in the snow can be extremely dangerous, especially for inexperienced drivers, which is why you should reduce your speed and leave a lot of room between your car and the one in front of you. Practicing skidding on the parking lot can help you get some necessary skills.Think about your driving experience Many young drivers take a long break between passing their driving exams and driving on a regular basis. Even though the driver’s license is a lifetime privilege, that doesn’t mean their driving skills don’t need to be honed. Driving is a manual activity and a practical skill which can be forgotten if not practiced regularly. If you have had a longer break period between now and the last time you drove a car, then you should consider getting some extra lessons.Keep in mind that taking extra driving lessons isn’t something to be embarrassed about, but a sign that you’re a cautious and conscientious person. Nowadays, some services enable you to choose your preferred driving instructor online and even get them pick you up from your address. For example, if you book EzLicence driving lessons online, you can manage your plan and contact your driving instructor at any time. Making sure that you are a safe driver will do you nothing but good.Mind the rules of the road No matter how often you use the exact same route, there is no excuse to skip on the basic road rules. Traffic lights are not to be ignored, even if you see no one around, because you never know when someone or something can pop-up out of the blue. You should revise your traffic sign knowledge if you are an inexperienced driver, while drivers with years of experience should mind that ignoring the rules can lead to serious consequences. Keep in mind that everyone can pass the driving tests, but becoming a good driver is a matter of experience and skill. Driving skills are developed by practice, so make sure you take your lessons in order to prevent these skills from going rusty and causing potentialSee More

Crystal Hartwell posted a blog post

Crystal Hartwell posted a blog post

SureSale Certified, the Gold Standard for Quality Used Vehicles and Purchase Protection, Expands to Louisville

SureSale enters the Louisville market with certified used vehicle program that offers consumers peace of mind and auto dealerships a turnkey vehicle certification program, including a free CAReport, 150-point inspection, 5-month, 5,000-mile warranty, and a 5-day exchange guaranteeLos Angeles, CA – July 15, 2019 – SureSale Certified, the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection, announced today that it has added the Louisville, Kentucky market to its national rollout.  Used vehicle shoppers and auto dealerships in the Louisville area now have greater access to affordable quality used vehicles that come with the unprecedented assurance of a trusted Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) brand: SureSale Certified.SureSale Certified vehicles come with a free CAReport (Comprehensive Auto Report), clean title, 150-point inspection, a 5-month, 5,000-mile comprehensive warranty, a 5-day exchange guarantee, and extended protection plans.  The expansion into Louisville coincides with the launch of SureSale’s innovative marketing campaign, which features “Shirley,” a trusted advisor who helps consumers understand why SureSale means they can “Be Sure” of the quality of their SureSale vehicle.SureSale Certified vehicles bridge the gulf between automakers’ CPO programs, which are brand specific and have mileage and age limitations, and “As Is’ vehicles which offer no consumer assurances. With SureSale Certified, auto dealerships are able to extend consumer protections, similar to auto manufacturer CPO programs, to a wider range of vehicles – up to 15 years, 150K miles and for more than 20 brands. For used vehicles shoppers, this means greater choice in pricing and brand selection, with the peace of mind they crave in a used vehicle purchase.“With the price of new vehicles at a record high, consumers are increasingly opting for the affordability of a pre-owned vehicle.  But, until SureSale Certified, used vehicle shoppers had only limited access to the peace of mind available to them with a new vehicle purchase,” said SureSale President and Co-founder Jeffrey Schwartz.  “At SureSale, we believe that used vehicle buyers should know the history of the vehicle they intend to buy, as well as receive a detailed report of the mechanical and safety inspection that has been conducted on the vehicle.”SureSale Certified vehicles come standard with:Clean VIN and Free CAReport (Comprehensive Auto Report)150-point Certified Inspection5-month, 5,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty5-day Exchange GuaranteeExtended Protection Plans up to 36 months or 36,000 miles“SureSale has created the gold standard for used vehicles, so Louisville used car shoppers can now trust the quality of a vehicle just by looking at it if it is SureSale Certified,” said SureSale CEO and Co-founder Donny Hall. “But it is not just consumers who love the program, local SureSale Certified auto dealerships are able to sell more vehicles, more efficiently, all while offering their customers purchase protection and transparency.”SureSale Certified vehicles are currently available at select Louisville area dealerships.To find a Louisville SureSale Certified vehicle and auto dealership, click here:https://www.suresale.com/marketplaceTo become a SureSale Certified auto dealership:Contact: 800.818.4575Email: sales@suresale.comVisit: https://www.suresale.com/dealersAbout SureSaleSureSale was founded by automotive and technology entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to create a sorely needed gold standard for used vehicles. The new category of vehicle they invented, SureSale Certified vehicles, gives used vehicle buyers trust in what they are buying and car dealerships a turnkey program to certify more of their used vehicle inventory.  With SureSale, consumers now have access to a greater range of quality used vehicles that they can ‘Be Sure’ about, while auto dealerships have a better way to leverage the growing used vehicle sales opportunity.   Each SureSale Certified vehicle goes through a 150-point inspection and a rigorous background check, and comes with a clean title, detailed CAReport, a 5-month, 5,000-mile comprehensive warranty, a 5-day, 500-mile exchange guarantee, and extended protection plans up to 36 months.  Visit www.suresale.com for more information.SureSale Media Contact:Angela Jacobson, mWEBB Communications, angela@mwebbcom.com, (714) 454-8776Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, melanie@mwebbcom.com, (949) 307-1723See More

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jon nigbor posted a blog post

This Tool Converts Leads into Clients: Now Faster and More Affordably

Imagine you have a set of videos from your most satisfied clients, talking about how much they love working with you. Imagine you can use these videos, again and again, to win over more clients than you know what to do with. Imagine that by doing this, you build deeper relationships with existing clients, and you save time and money because you outsourced all the legwork to WinWin Videos. And imagine these videos get finished faster than ever.You’re probably thinking this is an exaggeration, and we don’t blame you: it’s an overlap of business strategy and video production that few organizations know how to use yet. It’s a collaborative arrangement that lets companies profit in unique new ways. The word “innovative” is a bit overused these days, but hey, if it means boosting your revenue and public image, why not?The First Layer – Persuasive Marketing Videos that Inspire Loyalty from Existing CustomersLet’s say an auto supply company, GreatCarProducts, has a very satisfied client: an automotive repair shop called WheelWorks USA. GreatCarProducts understands gratitude is a latent asset, and doesn’t want to waste it. They also wants to thank WheelWorks for being such a great client. So they send over the WInWin Videos team, who capture videos of the WheelWorks team, telling the story of what their relationship with GreatCarProducts has done for WheelWorks’ business. To thank them for their time, GreatCarProducts sponsors videos for WheelWorks as part of the deal. It creates a win-win situation, as both businesses benefit, and their relationship deepens.But the secret’s out about the power of video marketing online. Videos are an indispensible sales and marketing tool that engage your audience in a way emails and sales pitches fail to do. That’s why 4 out of 5 people have been convinced to buy a brand’s product by watching a video. Everyone wants to promote their business with video now, so prices continue to rise to meet demand. If you act early, you’ll get more value for your money, but what if your budget still doesn’t give you much space for new investments?The New Layer – Untapped Efficiencies in Shared Video ProductionFortunately, the WinWin Videos found a solution. Our team loves to uncover hidden opportunities, so we don’t stop with the first clever strategy we find. In the process of working with GreatCarProducts and WheelWorks USA, say we notice that our other client, Auto Supply Inc, also wants a video of their own story with WheelWorks. We work out a deal: while on location at WheelWorks, we capture a video for both GreatCarProducts and for Auto Supply Inc. This allows our team to save on travel and preparation costs, and in turn, lets us pass these savings onto both of these clients. In the process, our camera crew saves a trip, so the videos are done faster. Both suppliers get a professional video from a valued client, both sponsor videos for WheelWorks (developing stronger relationships with them), and both save time and money compared to buying videos the normal way.We call this “piggybacking” the video production team: in the same way you might carpool with someone going the same direction, you can now videographer-pool, where the same videographer captures video for multiple suppliers while on location at a single shop. WinWin Videos is about convenience and quality at a great price, so we use innovative strategies like this to create win-win solutions for everyone involved.ConclusionAt WinWin Videos, we always want to provide smart solutions that benefit everyone. That’s why we take advantage of superior logistics, like consolidating video production work to maximize efficiency, saving you time and money without sacrificing quality. Now, with our “piggybacked production” setup, you not only increase conversions and build stronger relationships with existing clients, but you save money and get your videos delivered faster.The majority of our videos focus on people.  However, our 13 year experience includes product video shoots also.  Take a peek at two we recently completed:Beaverstate Dental Systems – Handmade craftsmanship, proudly made in the USACedar Electronics – High-tech 3D animations of remarkable new driver assist technologyCall our office at 800.272.7222 for info on available packages, or schedule a call here. Be sure to ask about our quarterly shoots with monthly billing.WinWin Videos is a Media272 service.Featured Samples of WinWin Videos:Barber-Dyson Ford Lincoln – BG Products TestimonialCUDL Testimonial by Shawnee Mission FordHigh Impact Technology – Rhino Linings TestimonialCastrol Testimonial by Wofford’s European CarRytec Doors Testimonial by Roseburg Honda Read more of the latest Media272 posts by Drew Estes:Increase Digital Conversion with this Proven StrategyHow to Turn Your Best Customers into Your Best MarketersDon’t Waste Your Marketing Budget: Lessons from CUDL5 Data-Backed Strategies to Use Videos In Your Marketing MixA Lesson in Successful Marketing from Rytec High Performance DoorsThe B2B Marketing Channel Your Competitors Aren’t UsingSee More

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Michael Trasatti posted a blog post

DealerBuilt Hires Mike theCarGuy Correra as a Client Experience Specialist

Mason City Iowa, July 15, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced that it has hired well-known automotive industry veteran Mike “theCarGuy” Correra as a Client Experience Specialist. Correra serves as a DealerBuilt subject matter expert for best practices and key metrics that support one complete dealership workflow (sales, parts, service, and accounting). In his position, he visits with dealers, studies their use of the DealerBuilt DMS and helps improve their performance with tips and techniques he learned from many years using the system as a dealer. Commenting on why he joined the DealerBuilt team, Correra stated, “The first thing that usually comes to mind is the review I wrote about their DMS back in 2014 when I was the GSM at a dealership which converted over to their system. One of the things that impressed me then, and still does, is what an awesome team DealerBuilt has. The level of caring for their dealer partners and passion for building the best tools for auto dealers is second to none.” “When I left the retail car business after 30 years of success, I felt I still have more to offer dealers. Working for DealerBuilt allows me to help more people than I ever could by working at one dealership, or on my own. Over the last year or so I have been in nearly ninety dealerships and have met hundreds of very cool car people. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help and look forward to helping many more increase their efficiency with their DMS, as well as get better at what they do! There is still much to be done and many places to go. Keep an eye out as the adventures of Mike “theCarGuy” and DealerBuilt Man come to a car dealer near you!” Correra continued. Correra brings over 30 years of experience in automotive retail to DealerBuilt. He started as a tune-up and drivability tech at a Ford store and left to take a sales position at another Ford store where he was soon promoted to Assistant Sales Manager. He then quickly moved on to serve as the GSM at a variety of auto groups and single point dealerships, in one case helping to almost triple sales in just over two years. The dealership went from averaging 50-65 units a month when he arrived, to consistently averaging over 150 at his departure. Also, at Raceway Ford, he was an integral part of more than doubling annual new vehicle sales volume from 2013-2015. Sales grew from 600 to over 1300, significantly increasing profitability and zone market share. Correra has also successfully held the position of Fleet/Internet Sales Director at several dealerships. Most recently, just before joining DealerBuilt, Correra worked as a successful entrepreneur building his brand, Mike theCarGuy, to help increase dealerships’ online visibility with focused branding and engaging, specific social media management that promoted each stores’ culture and uniqueness.“I couldn’t be more excited to have Mike on board. He is one of the best possible people we could have as a specialist interacting with our clients,” said Mike Trasatti CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC. “Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of those we are fortunate enough to meet by utilizing our time, talents, and resources. Mike perfectly exemplifies this; it is his passion. Moreover, the fact that he has used our system for years as a dealer himself is rather the icing on the cake – both for DealerBuilt and for our clients,” Trasatti added. DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being customer-centric and a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a consumer experience DMS (known as ceDMS) that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.  About DealerBuilt: DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt's integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/See More

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Michia Rohrssen posted a blog post

Prodigy Expands into New San Francisco Offices

The Seamless online to in-store sales platform for auto dealers enjoys sustained growth due to the addition of several large dealer groups and a relationship with a leading OEM SAN FRANCISCO, CA –July 15, 2019- — Prodigy, a unique, seamless online to in-store sales platform for automotive dealerships, today announced that to help keep up with its sustained growth, it has expanded into new offices in San Francisco, CA. The larger office space will enable the company to further improve service for its auto dealer clients while expanding future product research and development capabilities. Prodigy recently added several large dealer groups and is also one of the digital retailing vendors recently certified for the Toyota Dealer Digital Solutions Certified Website Program, which began in March. The program is designed to better meet dealer needs while simultaneously focusing on evolving consumer behaviors and expectations. The new office address is: 211 Sutter StreetSuite 200San Francisco, CA 94108 Prodigy’s patent-pending SaaS platform was designed to enable a seamless transition from online to in-store sales and vice versa by allowing dealers to engage their customers both online and in-store, delivering a consistent, modern experience with one platform. It boosts profits, builds trust, and reduces sales turnover. According to Michia Rohrssen, Prodigy CEO, the way people shop has evolved, but the tools that dealerships use to interact with customers has remained the same for almost two decades. Prodigy is changing that. “We enable our dealers to deliver a seamless, engaging experience for their shoppers. When an online shopper visits one of our dealer’s websites, they can browse and compare available vehicles, but they can also act; get insight into discounts and sales, calculate loan options, apply for financing or pick a protection plan. Shoppers can even complete a transaction and schedule pickup or delivery immediately," said Rohrssen. "Most shoppers still want to see the vehicle in person, and our platform allows them to pick up right where they left off as we provide the dealer will all the actions the shopper has taken up to that point.” The platform has been rigorously engineered and tuned to the specific needs of auto dealerships seeking a next-generation solution that enhances all aspects of the customer experience. Prodigy enables online, instore or a bidirectional blend of sales between the two and ensures process management compliance, full lender/factory/credit bureau integration and a range of sales experience enhancements such as on-lot driver license scanning for instant drive tests. The platform fully integrates with all legacy systems and dealer-specific software. New additions to the platform enable salespeople to place more focus on the customer rather than administrative work, which helps to decrease the time it takes to sell a car by around 45 minutes or more. Predictive inventory filters automatically narrow down cars based on the customer’s expectations, and built-in communication tools allow salespeople to instantly get answers from managers on essential questions, including whether they can offer a discount to close the deal. “Prodigy works with the dealer’s existing software and sales process, so their team can embrace digital retail without extensive retraining or switching software costs. Seamless integrations mean our average dealer sells over 30 cars with Prodigy in their first week alone,” Rohrssen stated. For more information, or to schedule a demo, visit, https://getprodigy.com/. Alternatively, call 1-833-DEALER5 (1-833-332-5375).   About Prodigy:For more information visit, https://getprodigy.com/See More

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Kavya Sharma posted a blog post

A complete review of Mahindra XUV300 2019

Quite some time has passed since the launch of Mahindra XUV300 on the Indian roads. So it is time for the Mahindra XUV300 Review 2019. The automaker is on a roll with at least threeproducts launched in 6 months. All of these cars can be said to be passing the test of the Indian market with flying colours, the third being the XUV300. This addition is a sub-4-metre SUV which follows the same nomenclature as that of its sibling - the XUV500. The car is a part of a rapidly growing segment that has caught the eye of a lot of buyers. Mahindra XUV300 has proved itself as a strong rival of VitaraBrezza with some segment-first features.A cool design inspired from SsangYong TivoliThe platform for the SsangYong Tivoli has been taken as the base for the development of the XUV300. The A-pillars and the front cowl are exactly the same as on the Tivoli, even the overall chassis. Most of the body panels are new, and a lot of work had gone into trimming the car to a size of less than 4 m to get into the tax-saving category. The car definitely gets a lot of design cues from its sibling - the XUV500, which has had a comfortable run already in the Indian market. The car is quite striking to look at and sits well with Indian buyers, taking into consideration the "SUV" look.Mahindra XUV300 boasts of a tasteful interiorThe car has adopted some mature interiors. The car has dual-tone colours with a black and light beige theme. The tasteful silver accents offer the premium look of the cabin and get a nice overall design. The switchgear shows a true mark of quality and has a nice feel to it. The textured plastic on the dashboard has an upmarket feel to it. The front seats offer good support, and they are very comfortable. The armrest console is definitely large and good for keeping a tablet or even a laptop. The door pockets can hold bottles and other necessary stuff. The cabin is spacious and offers an ambient atmosphere.The car offers a powerful driving experienceThe XUV300 gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, both of which have been tuned by Mahindra. The engines offer a 'feeling of power' that makes driving the car around the roads a wonderful experience, offering a critical view for the Mahindra XUV300 Review 2019.The ride and performance is quite commendableThe longer suspension travel for the XUV300 offers better cushioning on the roads, and the ride height has been increased for better ground clearance. The car feels very plush and flattens the bad roads. The petrol variant would offer a mileage of about 9.7 kmpl in the city and 14.8 kmpl on the highway. The diesel engine provides14.4 kmpl in the city and 17.9 kmpl on the highway.The Mahindra XUV300 is becoming a choice of the masses. The sales figures forthe car show the Indian customers are responding to the impressivedesign, the standard safety features and excellent ride quality.See More

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CULA Makes Vehicle Leasing Seamless For Credit Unions

New 'Seamless Lease Connection' from Credit Union Leasing of America streamlines the lease management process for credit unions and enhances the member experienceSAN DIEGO, July 9, 2019  -- Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in enabling credit unions to leverage the $64.6 billion U.S.(1) vehicle leasing market, announces the launch of a redesign to their proprietary lease management system, Seamless Lease Connection. The upgraded Seamless portal features several enhancements and is now accessible anywhere with an Internet connection."With one third of consumers(2) who purchase a vehicle opting to lease, leasing represents a huge opportunity for credit unions. Not only can credit unions increase yield and diversify their portfolios, they can also capture additional business from current members who want to lease and add new members," said Ken Sopp, Chairman of CULA. "Seamless Lease Connection is just one more way that CULA reduces the complexity and resource burden of credit unions, giving them a turn-key vehicle leasing solution that deepens dealer relationships and improves the overall member experience."Incorporating feedback from their credit union clients, CULA developed this version of Seamless in collaboration with Nowcom Corporation, a leader in automotive and financial services management technology and a subsidiary of CULA parent company The Hankey Group. With the latest Seamless enhancements, CULA has reduced the time required to process a lease, which improves productivity for both CULA and its clients. Monika Favreau, Lease Program Manager for Mission Federal Credit Union, is pleased with the new system: "We love the new Seamless. Funding leases is faster and easier and we appreciated the smooth roll out of the updated system." The new format also enables CULA to be more agile in responding to clients' needs due to the online platform that allows CULA to make future improvements more efficiently.Seamless Lease Connection is one component of CULA's successful program and this launch signifies another step forward in their ongoing evolution. As the largest credit union leasing partner in the industry, CULA handles the entire lease process from origination to remarketing. CULA helps credit unions be more successful through their time-tested vehicle leasing solution.About Credit Union Leasing of America Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) has been the leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions for over 30 years. Founded in 1988, CULA provides best-in-class program assistance, analytics reporting, compliance support, dealer management tools and member services. The CULA indirect vehicle leasing program empowers credit unions to diversify their loan portfolios, improve yield and expand member services. Visit www.cula.com to learn more.1) "US consumer spending on MV leases is forecast to total $70.0 billion in 2023, representing annual gains of 1.6% from $64.6 billion in 2018." Freedonia Focus Reports. Motor Vehicle Leasing: United States. 2019. 2) Zabritski, Melinda. "State of the Automotive Finance Market." Experian. 2019.Contact: Lindsay Ball Title: Marketing Manager Phone: 619.209.7545 Email: lball@cula.com  Website: www.cula.comSOURCE Credit Union Leasing of AmericaSee More

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