NADA Convention Wrap Up
NADA to highlight good deeds on social mediaJan. 28, 2017
A new NADA social media initiative will highlight the positive influences auto dealerships have in communities nationwide, new NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli said during his introductory remarks Saturday.
Two racing legends talk dealer shopJan. 28, 2017
Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Automotive Group, and Helio Castroneves, three-time Indy 500 winner, are co-owners of the New Holland Auto Group in New Holland, Pa. They spoke with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain on Saturday.
Kia dealers concerned about stair-step program, vehicle mixJan. 28, 2017
'17 sales to increase, Acura tells dealersJan. 28, 2017
Despite a dip in Acura sales in 2016, a plateauing industry and only mild upgrades to a few of its sedans, Acura is forecasting a sales increase for 2017. The news came during the brand's make meeting, according to several dealers who attended.
Dealers inch closer to full online salesJan. 28, 2017
Auto retailers are making significant investments in technology to enable consumers to do most -- and someday, all -- of a vehicle purchase online. Dealers who lag behind must catch up or face a fate similar to that of independent bookstores in the era of Amazon, industry experts say.
Ford plans 90-second Super Bowl commercial, dealers toldJan. 28, 2017
Ford will advertise in the Super Bowl next week for the first time in three years. The automaker previewed its 90-second commercial for dealers during Saturday's make meeting at NADA, according to sources in the room.
Mercedes answers dealers' pleas for more SUVs, crossoversJan. 28, 2017
Cookies, airplanes, virtual reality popular on convention floorJan. 28, 2017
Experian analyst: Still room to grow in flat marketJan. 28, 2017
Even though U.S. light-vehicle sales are expected to remain relatively flat, there are still plenty of opportunities for conquest sales, said Erik Hjermstad, senior automotive market analyst for Experian.
A much happier new year for VW dealersJan. 28, 2017
Mitsubishi sees U.S. sales topping 100,000 mark in 2017Jan. 29, 2017
Mitsubishi expects U.S. sales to surpass 100,000 vehicles this year for the first time in a decade, even though a highly anticipated new crossover will not reach stores until early 2018. Mitsubishi dealers are also seeking a pickup and a replacement for the Lancer under the brand's new controlling partner, Nissan.