Retail http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/56361/more en Go Mobile or Go Home http://wardsauto.com/blog/go-mobile-or-go-home <div class="node-body blog-body">Dealers should realize people are engrossed with their smartphones. </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/go-mobile-or-go-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/go-mobile-or-go-home#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Internet Marketing Retail Front Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1067881 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Loans Up, Delinquencies Down http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down <div class="node-body article-body">Auto loans still on the books account for more than $900 billion in U.S., a record high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/auto-loans-delinquencies-down#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Finance & Insurance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1068021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subprime loans increase.</strong></p> Some Car Dealers Making Lemonade Out of Recall Lemons http://wardsauto.com/some-car-dealers-making-lemonade-out-recall-lemons <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Dealers worried about vehicle owners' hostility as the recall crisis unfolded have worked to develop customer goodwill, made a slight profit on the repairs themselves, made money on unrelated repair work and even sold new cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/some-car-dealers-making-lemonade-out-recall-lemons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Fixed Operations GM's Recall Crisis Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 1067541 at http://wardsauto.com Average Convertible Buyer Defies Youthful Image http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image <div class="node-body article-body">Convertible owners tend to be affluent and 40-something.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/average-convertible-buyer-defies-youthful-image#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Retail Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 1064941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang tops convertible list.</strong></p> Strap In the Kids: It’s a 1,029-hp Honda Minivan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seeing a customized version of a model does influence the purchase decision of 8% of new-vehicle buyers, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. and market researcher AutoPacific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/strap-kids-it-s-1029-hp-honda-minivan#comments Premium Limited Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Ethanol Sales Results Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 1064071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Customizer spices up meat-and-potatoes minivan.</strong></p> CRM No Longer Draws Blank Stares From Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership use of CRM systems surged when the recession hit and auto sales plummeted. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/crm-no-longer-draws-blank-stares-dealers#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1054951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CRM key part of dealerships, Perry says.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Mercedes-Benz exec says not aware of any price probe in China http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with quotes from executive, spokesman)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A China executive at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz said he was not unaware that the company was under any government probe into spare part prices.</p> <p>Local and foreign media reported last week that Mercedes-Benz as well as other foreign car makers were being probed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's price regulator, for possibly over-charging customers in China.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Dealership Management Globalization Purchashing Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000 1064631 at http://wardsauto.com So Many Regulations, So Little Time http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/so-many-regulations-so-little-time <div class="field-byline"> Terry Dortch </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Managers who learn about complying with regulations rarely become bad examples. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/so-many-regulations-so-little-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/so-many-regulations-so-little-time#comments Public Industry Voices Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1057161 at http://wardsauto.com Thank You for Hacking http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/thank-you-hacking <div class="node-body article-body">Chad Zender discusses the trials and tribulations of executing a social-media strategy at his dealership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/thank-you-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/thank-you-hacking#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Internet Marketing Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1060521 at http://wardsauto.com Luxury Brands Nudge Spain Used-Vehicle Prices Upward http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward <div class="node-body article-body">Many customers seeking social prestige but unable to afford a new car are showing interest in used models such as the Audi A3, A4 and A6; BMW118, 220, 320 and X5; and some Mercedes products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/luxury-brands-nudge-spain-used-vehicle-prices-upward#comments Premium Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships Europe Spain Audi BMW Dealerships Mercedes Volkswagen Remarketing Sales Results Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:44:00 +0000 1061591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Used market lets buyers ‟make real the car of our dreams,&rdquo; industry-watcher says.</strong></p>