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 to the pressure dealers face to come up with better ways to recruit and retain talent.

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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.

Toyota adds online purchase program

With the demise of Scion and its Pure Process Plus online buying program, the Toyota brand is quickly moving forward with its own online program, called Express Purchase.

Porsche to revamp vehicle loaner program

Porsche is changing its loaner program to get more vehicles into dealer fleets. New vehicle launches could mean another sales record in the U.S. And customer deliveries - along with a track test drive - will begin at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.