NADA Make Meetings
Ford targets retail market share growthFeb. 6
Ford Motor Co. is hoping to ride its biggest vehicles to an increased retail market share in 2017. The automaker's executives told dealers last week that they're targeting 13 percent retail market share, a slight increase from last year.
Hyundai vows to refine marketingFeb. 6
Hyundai will spend 2017 making "better" better. Seeking to revive its image as a challenger brand and to boost morale among dealers, the automaker plans to spend the year honing the "Make Things Better" message that it first released during the 2016 Super Bowl.
Cadillac retailers in wait-and-see over Pinnacle changesFeb. 6
Cadillac's dealer council hasn't decided yet whether to endorse Project Pinnacle, brand chief Johan de Nysschen's overhaul of the standards retailers must meet and the way they are paid. That's because Cadillac's dealer body is still waiting to see the final product before it takes effect April 1.
Lincoln: Customer service is differentiatorFeb. 6
Infiniti dealers expect fresh products in '17Feb. 6
Acura details plans to update TLXFeb. 6
More light trucks headed to Mercedes dealershipsFeb. 6
Mercedes-Benz is working on getting more trucks to U.S. dealerships to alleviate inventory shortages, including more units of the hot GLC compact crossover. Dealers are seeking profit gains, and the company aims to work with dealers to continue streamlining dealer programs.
VW dealers move past diesel scandalFeb. 6
With a lineup richer in crossovers on the horizon and a costly and distracting diesel scandal behind them, Volkswagen dealers are back to focusing on their core business after their make meeting at the NADA convention.
Mini dealers rely on larger CountrymanFeb. 6
Mini has struggled recently to find its place in a U.S. market that is increasingly shunning cars for crossovers and other light trucks. Dealers hope the redesigned Countryman crossover will help on several levels.
Chevy sees more retail upside with crossoversFeb. 6
After increasing U.S. retail market share in 2015 and 2016 with one of the industry's oldest crossover portfolios, Chevrolet executives say the products they're rolling out this year should drive the brand to a third consecutive gain.