Autonomous cars could mean new role for dealers

The advent of autonomous cars and ride-sharing mobility services could mean massive changes for dealers. No one knows exactly what those changes will be, but industry officials are confident that the dealer body won't go extinct.

 

Employee turnover costs dealers billions

When look-alike stores sell the same vehicles at roughly the same prices, only the people distinguish one dealership from another. Yet very few dealers are good at hiring and retaining employees. It's costing the industry billions of dollars a year.

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Kia Stinger will need a hook to reel in luxury customers

The success of Kia's new Stinger hatchback depends heavily on how Kia handles the launch, including lease options and marketing.

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Autonomous cars could mean new role for dealers

The advent of autonomous cars and ride-sharing mobility services could mean massive changes for dealers. No one knows exactly what those changes will be, but industry officials are confident that the dealer body won't go extinct.

Employee turnover costs dealers billions

When look-alike stores sell the same vehicles at roughly the same prices, only the people distinguish one dealership from another. Yet very few dealers are good at hiring and retaining employees. It's costing the industry billions of dollars a year.

Parent's moves may help Infiniti

Two high-level business developments at parent company Nissan Motor Co. in 2016 had little to nothing to do with the U.S. operations of the Infiniti brand.

Chevy Cruze's slide challenges retailers

Two redesigned crossovers on the way should help Chevrolet increase its retail market share, the head of the brand's dealer council says, but Chevy needs to find ways to sell more of its Cruze sedan.

Mitsubishi dealers await impact of Nissan

With the Nissan alliance, strong crossover sales and future-product announcements, Mitsubishi dealers had an exciting 2016. Now, dealers are waiting to see how the changes will affect them this year and beyond.

Mazda dealers want help lifting profits

The “majority” of Mazda Motor Corp.'s U.S. dealers are unprofitable and saddled with high inventories of new vehicles, as Mazda redefines the brand. But Paul Passarelli, the outgoing chairman of Mazda's National Dealer Advisory Council, is confident Mazda will fix things.

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