Online car sales could soon be on fast trackFeb. 6
Auto industry leaders say the industry is within a year or two of being able to complete an entire vehicle transaction online. That includes pitching finance and insurance products and getting electronic signatures on key documents.
How dealers can hire and keep top talentFeb. 6
In the quest to recruit and retain talent, dealers must create a hiring process and a desirable culture that includes stable pay, good hours and career growth opportunities, experts said at the Automotive News Retail Forum.
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.