Survey and studies
Nissan scores reflect concerns for franchise valueMon, 20, Jun 2016
The Nissan brand's scores on all of the 12 major indexes in the Winter 2016 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey declined. Scores for past, current and future franchise value all declined “significantly,” the executive summary said.
Scores surge at VolvoMon, 20, Jun 2016
Dealers gave Volvo high scores in the Winter 2016 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey. Volvo jumped in the brand rankings to an overall ranking of No. 13 out of 31 brands, up from No. 26 a year earlier.
NADA survey: Dealers shift views on some brandsMon, 20, Jun 2016
NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.
New-vehicle shoppers: What website?Mon, 06, Jun 2016
A fair number of visitors to dealerships do not bother to check out the dealerships' websites first, a recent survey found. New-vehicle shoppers are far more likely to skip the website than used-vehicle shoppers.
Auto executives cooling toward acquisitions, study saysTue, 31, May 2016
Automotive industry executives are less interested in pursuing acquisitions than they were a year ago and are favoring deals that minimize political or technology risks, according to a new survey by Ernst and Young.