Wal-Mart muscles into auto salesMon, 23, Jan 2017
Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest retailer, is jumping into car sales through partnerships with dealership groups, including AutoNation, the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer, and with CarSaver, an online auto retail platform.
Dealertrack aims to introduce 'seamless, easy' F&I platformMon, 23, Jan 2017
Dealertrack's next-generation F&I system is a simpler, more deal-centric approach to working with Dealertrack's tools, such as credit applications, bureau reports, compliance tools, desking solutions and F&I product menus. That should allow dealerships to do everything in one place instead of opening multiple programs.
Penske ends no-haggle pilotSat, 21, Jan 2017
Dealership's return policy builds goodwillMon, 23, Jan 2017
The Maguire Family of Dealerships offers the Maguire Family Assurance policy, which guarantees the Ithaca, N.Y., based chain of dealerships will buy back a customer's vehicle if an unexpected life event, such as a family death or job loss, occurs during the first year of ownership.
Calsonic Kansei takes top Shareholder Value AwardsMon, 23, Jan 2017
Calsonic Kansei Corp., of Japan, grabbed both the one- and three-year crowns in the 2016 Global Automotive Shareholder Value Award from PwC and Automotive News, presented at the Automotive News World Congress Jan. 11.
Maryland dealership retools its approach to pricingThu, 19, Jan 2017
Koons of Silver Spring has launched Total Confidence Pricing, which includes a 30-day guarantee on the price buyers paid for a new vehicle. The marketing campaign reflect how dealerships, as well as automakers, are trying to boost sales through creative marketing, rather than simply larger incentives.
J.D. Power launches residual-value productWed, 18, Jan 2017
For Kia Niro launch, Messenger is the mediumSat, 07, Jan 2017
Kia is the first automaker to deploy a chat bot through Facebook's Messenger platform that presents shoppers with photos and descriptions of the new Niro crossover, and a chance to get their questions answered in real time.