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The Honda Civic was the best-selling vehicle among ethnic consumers for the 2017 model year, the second consecutive year the brand has taken that title, IHS Markit and NAMAD said.
Vinnie Johnson is the unquestioned star of his suburban Detroit auto parts business, Piston Group.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who called for a boycott of BMW over a lack of diversity in its dealer body, said he is willing to go to Germany to meet BMW executives.
In terms of adding minority dealers, GM paced the U.S. industry last year with 17 net additions. It wants to top that this year.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.
Auto brands are overlooking certain segments within minority groups and falling into the trap of putting ethnic consumers into boxes defined by old stereotypes.
Hyundai Motor America's success in raising the number of its minority-owned dealerships shows what is possible with a strong commitment from top management.
Lithia Motors is looking to buy a majority stake in dealerships run by minority dealers who need an investor's backing.
In 2011, Hyundai ranked seventh among automakers in terms of minority-owned dealerships in the U.S. Hyundai since has shot past Toyota, Honda and Nissan in its minority-dealer count. Here's how.
Minority-owned dealerships sell a higher percentage of their new-vehicles inventory to customers of the same ethnicity.
Many dealers argue that broad-based sales effectiveness ratings ignore local market conditions, including income disparities and geographic considerations.
Shau-wai Lam was at NAMAD's annual conference last week interviewing candidates for the Automotive Minority Dealer Academy, a program supported by Lithia Motors.
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