NADA Convention Wrap Up
Dealers inch closer to full online salesJan. 28
Auto retailers are making significant investments in technology to enable consumers to do most -- and someday, all -- of a vehicle purchase online. Dealers who lag behind must catch up or face a fate similar to that of independent bookstores in the era of Amazon, industry experts say.
Mitsubishi sees U.S. sales topping 100,000 mark in 2017Jan. 29
Mitsubishi expects U.S. sales to surpass 100,000 vehicles this year for the first time in a decade, even though a highly anticipated new crossover will not reach stores until early 2018. Mitsubishi dealers are also seeking a pickup and a replacement for the Lancer under the brand's new controlling partner, Nissan.
Nissan assures dealers of truck, marketing plansJan. 27
A much happier new year for VW dealersJan. 28
Two racing legends talk dealer shopJan. 28
Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Automotive Group, and Helio Castroneves, three-time Indy 500 winner, are co-owners of the New Holland Auto Group in New Holland, Pa. They spoke with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain on Saturday.
NADA to highlight good deeds on social mediaJan. 28
A new NADA social media initiative will highlight the positive influences auto dealerships have in communities nationwide, new NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli said during his introductory remarks Saturday.
'17 sales to increase, Acura tells dealersJan. 28
Despite a dip in Acura sales in 2016, a plateauing industry and only mild upgrades to a few of its sedans, Acura is forecasting a sales increase for 2017. The news came during the brand's make meeting, according to several dealers who attended.
Kia dealers concerned about stair-step program, vehicle mixJan. 28
BMW works to balance inventoryJan. 28
BMW of North America will launch the redesigned 5-series sedan Feb. 11. It is also braced for a flood of vehicles coming off lease and it will improve its product mix to meet consumer demand for light trucks.
Cookies, airplanes, virtual reality popular on convention floorJan. 28
Ford targets 13% U.S. retail shareJan. 28
Cadillac gives relief on PinnacleJan. 28
Cadillac is modifying portions of the dealer-incentive program that starts in April to let retailers receive payments sooner and earn partial bonuses even if they fall as much as 15 percent short of monthly sales targets.