Dealers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53467/more en ’16 Nissan Titan XD http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional Diesel U.S. Japan Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Diesel Exterior Fuel Economy Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1406471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Titan XD slams sideways into tall curb in durability test at Nissan&#39;s Arizona proving grounds.</strong></p> Establish an F&I Culture in Your Dealership http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership <div class="node-body article-body">Training the sales team on F&I products, features and customer benefits, as well as the value to the dealership as a whole, will ensure a smoother transition to the F&I manager.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center Industry F & I Fixed Ops U.S. Dealer Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1406511 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> Perry Named TrueCar CEO http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The former AutoTrader.com CEO is scheduled to join TrueCar on the same day founder Scott Painter leaves the company. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:53:00 +0000 1408511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perry joins TrueCar Dec. 15.</strong></p> Career Plans Switched From Football Coach to Auto Dealer http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Alex Perdikis says his father-in-law, Jim Koons, showed him what auto retailing, when done right, could do for a person. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:53:00 +0000 1388941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealer Alex Perdikis (<em>center</em>) with staffers <em>(from left)</em> Debbie Colt,&nbsp;Jimmy Lowry, Brian Orlove and Billy Mensh.&nbsp;</strong></p> Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p> '16 Chevrolet Volt http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt <div class="node-body gallery-body">GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1403831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EREV design delivers EV that does not require compromises or lifestyle changes, but is difficult to explain to non-engineers.</strong></p> The Dealer 5 | November 20, 2015 http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-5-november-20-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-5-november-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-5-november-20-2015#comments Public Dealers U.S. Dealer Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:30:00 +0000 1407161 at http://wardsauto.com How Dealers Can Cope With Disasters http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters <div class="field-byline"> Clint Fransen </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers who have been through disasters say the worst thing to do is to underestimate the damage that can occur. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:49:00 +0000 1392371 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Genesis Brand Selective, Separate Showrooms Not Forced http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We think the channel itself will evolve organically,” Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says. “We don’t see us forcing dealers (to build) separate facilities.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Dealership Management Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:00 +0000 1405201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Vision G coupe concept styling hints at design of&nbsp;new Genesis-brand models.</strong></p>