RFJ to expand one-price selling
RFJ Auto Partners will begin to expand its Hassle Free Buying strategy, a form of one-price selling, to all of its stores starting this year. It currently uses the model at its high-volume Dave Smith dealerships.
Latest updates: 'Surprisingly smooth'
Mercedes-Benz dealers have just more than 16 months to make facility updates to comply with the automaker's Autohaus2 image program. After a contentious introduction of the original Autohaus standard launched in 2008, this update is going more smoothly.
Mercedes dealers get relief on renovations
Recognize the 40 Under 40 who are stars in retail
It's time to nominate someone for Automotive News' 40 Under 40 program, the sixth annual search for people under 40 who are making a name for themselves at dealerships in the United States and Canada.
North Carolina dealer sued in sex offense case
Lithia wants FCA stores
Dealers featured this week include Robert Geyer, owner of Sunset Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Sarasota, Fla.; Bill Brown and Brian Peace, owners of Murray Motor Ford in Muncy, Pa.; Dealer Gary Knight of Carmack Car Capitol in Danville, Ill.; Michael Anderson, president of Anderson Automotive Group in Raleigh, N.C.; Bill Hood, owner of Bill Hood Chevrolet in Covington, La.; and Randy Baugh and Richard Gilbert, co-owners of Gilbert & Baugh Ford in Albertville, Ala.
Keiser University's auto retailing plan
Keiser University launches its automotive dealership management program this spring on the former Northwood University campus in West Palm Beach, Fla. It plans to distinguish itself from Northwood in part by taking full advantage of its location in the booming south Florida retail market.
Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities
Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides through a promotion with Uber.
CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast
CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax’s largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-retailer said.