FINDING LOTS OF FUN ON THE SOCIAL SCENEApril 2, 2018
Parties, receptions and awards ceremonies offer opportunities to make new acquaintances, renew old ones and celebrate dealers' accomplishments at the NADA convention.
A great time to be in auto retailingApril 2, 2018
Sure, U.S. vehicle sales may have plateaued. But business is still booming for many franchised auto dealers, who came to the annual convention eager to celebrate the last year's successes and get educated and motivated for the year ahead. Retailers also took time to network and shop on the show floor.
Hyundai dealers grapple with Genesis selection processMarch 25, 2018
There's a contingent of Hyundai dealers who are upset that they won't be one of the 100 or so operations that get a stand-alone Genesis store as the fledgling luxury brand charts its path forward.
Volvo's 'time to deliver' for dealer profitabilityMarch 25, 2018
Volvo aims to help its dealerships in the United States improve profitability in 2018 in part by focusing on used cars and customer service.
VW's Woebcken: 'There is no winner with protectionism'March 25, 2018
VW of America's CEO took an unambiguous stand against protectionist trade policies being put forth by the Trump administration and said he personally lobbied on the subject just three weeks ago.
Why Cadillac dealers' meeting was more hospitableMarch 25, 2018
Cadillac's annual make meeting with dealers and brand President Johan de Nysschen was more hospitable than in recent years, according to several dealers who attended the meeting.
GM dealers raise concerns regarding CDK GlobalMarch 25, 2018
CDK Global, General Motors' preferred provider of dealer websites, has become a concern for some U.S. retailers.
BMW hikes U.S. marketing outlays amid product pushMarch 24, 2018
With more new and updated vehicles to launch this year, BMW is increasing its overall U.S. marketing outlays in 2018.
Lutz: People still love their autosMarch 24, 2018
New NADA Chairman Wes Lutz assures the convention that technological advances will not shake consumer desire to own a car.
China's GAC draws solid dealer interestMarch 24, 2018
Although the booth for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. was tucked away in a corner of the expo, a steady stream of visitors showed up to kick the tires of its vehicles and learn more about its recruitment of U.S. dealers for a retail launch next year.
John Krafcik: Waymo driverless tech could have avoided fatal Uber crashMarch 24, 2018
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, said Saturday the company has "a lot of confidence" its own self-driving vehicle technology could have detected the pedestrian who was struck and killed earlier this month by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz.
Google Assistant improves dealership serviceMarch 24, 2018
NYC's Paragon Honda has tapped Assistant to help its customers schedule service appointments.