Dealers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53467/more en Early Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Demand Prompts Output Hike http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s dealers have taken 30,000 orders for the Colorado, a “very high” number at such an early stage, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Colorado Express GMC Canyon Savana Shreveport Wentzville Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1118961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM adding third shift at Wentzville, MO, plant for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Is Your Sales Manager Any Good? http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good <div class="field-byline"> Darin George </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If sales managers are lousy, the entire sales staff will be all over the map.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1117041 at http://wardsauto.com Revival of Seatbelt Interlock Could Save Lives, Researchers Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers found that by 2030 there would be a potential 2% reduction in injuries requiring hospital admission and a 7% reduction in fatalities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say#comments Premium Politics Asia Pacific Dealers Vehicles & Technology Australia Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1118051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overall, seatbelt usage 98% in Australia.</strong></p> Who’s Afraid of Elon Musk? http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk <div class="node-body blog-body">And the answer is: Just about everybody.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1113311 at http://wardsauto.com Wait for It…F&I Pros Offer Tips on Doing It Right http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the best in the business tell what it takes to be an effective dealership finance and insurance manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto F&I 150 Finance & Insurance Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1116251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Speed important at dealership.</strong></p> Acura Luxury Brand Becomes More Independent From Honda http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Accavitti, who started in the auto industry as a teen working at a Chrysler plant, now heads the Acura luxury brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Acura Retail Restructuring Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1110431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Accavitti heads reorganized division.</strong></p> Squeezed Profits Require Greater Efficiencies http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies <div class="field-byline"> Tony Noland </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How dealers can get the most from their business processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealership Management Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1115171 at http://wardsauto.com Phone Sales Increase at Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/phone-sales-increase-dealerships <div class="field-byline"> Adam Armbruster </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers are calling on the phone again more than they’re submitting Internet leads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/phone-sales-increase-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/phone-sales-increase-dealerships#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Internet Marketing Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1113441 at http://wardsauto.com New Program to Help Consumers Find Right Car, Right Price http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-program-help-consumers-find-right-car-right-price <div class="node-body article-body">Edmunds says its new “Build and Locate” program now will allow shoppers to see complete equipment levels on vehicles in stock for apples-to-apples price comparisons from dealer to dealer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-program-help-consumers-find-right-car-right-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-program-help-consumers-find-right-car-right-price#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:48:00 +0000 1114441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lot Buddy to detect when shopper perusing dealer inventory.</strong></p> Buyer Satisfaction Falls in Thailand, Japan; Up in Indonesia, Philippines http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/buyer-satisfaction-falls-thailand-japan-indonesia-philippines <div class="node-body article-body">Thai buyers are less satisfied with the deal and the process it takes to purchase their new vehicle, J.D. Power says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/buyer-satisfaction-falls-thailand-japan-indonesia-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/buyer-satisfaction-falls-thailand-japan-indonesia-philippines#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Dealers Indonesia Japan Philippines Thailand Auto Makers Retail Sales & Marketing Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:17:00 +0000 1113381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz second-ranked luxury brand in Japan in CSI</strong>.</p>