Mobility trend could spell trouble for dealers

The single biggest risk to franchised dealerships in the next 10 years is a potential change in vehicle ownership patterns as self-driving cars and mobility services converge, says a consultant hired by the National Automobile Dealers Association to study the future of auto retailing.

Automotive News looks ahead toward NADA's 100th
NADA 100 celebration NADA celebrates its centennial year in January 2017, and Automotive News will mark the milestone with an NADA 100 special issue. Meanwhile, CLICK HERE to explore past president interviews, convention highlights and archived stories.
Tough competition for talent driving wage growth in dealerships

The dealership labor market is tightening as retailers hire additional employees and pay them more, the annual NADA Data report shows. The trend adds

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Mobility trend could spell trouble for dealers

The single biggest risk to franchised dealerships in the next 10 years is a potential change in vehicle ownership patterns as self-driving cars and mobility services converge, says a consultant hired by the National Automobile Dealers Association to study the future of auto retailing.

Dealership turnover squeezing profits

Dealers' inability to attract and retain women workers mirrors a larger problem: keeping employees in general, NADA’s latest Dealership Workforce study found. High turnover costs dealers profits.

Special issue to mark NADA centennial

In a column for Automotive News' Jan. 23 special issue celebrating the National Automobile Dealers Association's centennial, former NADA President Phil Brady recalls some of the challenges that arose after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Floor it: Get up to speed at NADA

Set aside the NADA convention's impressive slate of workshops. The exposition hall alone has become a must-attend chance for dealers to get up to speed on technologies and profit opportunities.

What to make of VW's big make meeting

Attendees said VW brand chief Herbert Diess and other executives offered no details about technical fixes for the diesel crisis or compensation for consumers, citing a government gag order.

Hyundai dealers get more crossovers

Hyundai plans to get more crossovers into the hands of dealers who are growing increasingly concerned with the brand's car-heavy mix amid a surge in demand throughout the industry for crossovers.

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