Lillie Guyer


Lillie writes about dealers and legislation affecting them.

Bosch Priority: Keep Technology Focused on Consumer
Fully automated driving can be expected in the decade after 2020. But Bosch already offers driver-assistance functions which represent important first steps, Bosch Americas chief Werner Struth says.
Courtesy Chevrolet Relies on Hard Work, Not Luck
Family-owned dealership is a competitive market’s No.1 Chevy store.
Disgruntled as a Customer, He Bought the Dealership, Then Lots More
Herb Chambers went from selling copier machines to cars. His dealer group delivered 65,829 vehicles last year.
Ford Dealership Group Packs a Punch
Sam Pack, a former Ford Credit employee, has become a legendary multiple-store dealer in Texas.
Group 1's Earl Hesterberg: The Transformer
Former Ford executive leaves his mark as CEO of dealership chain.
More Than One City Claims to Host ‘Biggest’ Auto Show
Dealers say they see their sales go up after the public attends auto shows.
Dealership Gets Over Humps 1
Chapman BMW on Camelback made it through the tough times, but Arizona economy still is a concern.
Dealership Group on Fast Track
Starting out with an ailing Ford store, the Ziegler Auto Group now has 17 dealerships and 41 franchises in four states.
McCombs Dealership Group Stays Steady
Megadealer and billionaire Red McCombs, born in 1927, remains active in the auto business.
Family’s Dealerships Play Well in Peoria, Other Heartland Towns
Todd Green and his relatives tally sales of $500 million a year selling and servicing cars in midsize markets.
Getting Back to Business as Usual
Aided by auto makers’ incentive programs, storm-hit dealers are open again and selling cars.
It’s Not His Name, But Dealer Proud of It
After working for Ford, Gary Drewing became a dealer. Now he runs a 12-franchise operation.
Mercedes Financial Believes in Art of Business
The auto-financing company sponsors trips to art museums and displays art at the workplace in an effort to get employees to think creatively.
Suppliers Seek Shelter From European Storm in Americas 1
While many other companies cut back sharply during the economic meltdown, Bosch kept ahead of the technology curve so important to auto makers by maintaining R&D investment and preserving value-added functions.
Consumer Anxieties Stall EV, Plug-in Hybrid Sales
The overall hybrid market share in the U.S. is about 2%. For all-electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i, shares are fractionally “very, very small,” says Scott Miller, president of Vision Critical, a consumer-information and technology firm.
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