Retail http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/56361/more en Dealership Group Caters to Chinese Clientele http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealership-group-caters-chinese-clientele <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s important for employees to know the differences in the various Chinese communities, says Hong Kong native William Ho, sales manager at Mercedes of Arcadia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealership-group-caters-chinese-clientele" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealership-group-caters-chinese-clientele#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:31:00 +0000 993781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Umutyan says half his Porsche customers are Chinese.</strong></p> Three Steps to Maximizing Dealer Profitability http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-steps-maximizing-dealer-profitability <div class="field-byline"> John Stephens </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A winning combo: hiring the right employees, offering beneficial F&I products and maintaining a strong online presence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-steps-maximizing-dealer-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-steps-maximizing-dealer-profitability#comments Public Industry Voices Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Finance & Insurance Internet Marketing Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 993601 at http://wardsauto.com Buoyed by Recent Success, Ford Launches Lincoln Brand in China http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln will start with an independent network of eight dedicated dealerships in seven cities but will ramp up quickly to 60 stores in 50 cities by 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/buoyed-recent-success-ford-launches-lincoln-brand-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific Dealerships China Lincoln Dealership Management Globalization Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:00 +0000 998491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealerships&rsquo; personalization studios to let customers view life-size image of vehicle inside and out, then configure it with family and friends before ordering.</strong></p> Potential Increase in New-Car Incentives Could Hurt Used-Car Prices http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/potential-increase-new-car-incentives-could-hurt-used-car-prices <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pre-owned vehicle prices have enjoyed a great run but values may soften.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/potential-increase-new-car-incentives-could-hurt-used-car-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/potential-increase-new-car-incentives-could-hurt-used-car-prices#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships 2014 New York International Auto Show Remarketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 996571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers must find balance, Flores says.</strong></p> Automakers Need Dealers, NADA Chairman Says http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-need-dealers-nada-chairman-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade organization’s Forrest McConnell III says it is “bizarre logic” to claim dealers are unnecessary middlemen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-need-dealers-nada-chairman-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-need-dealers-nada-chairman-says#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships General Motors Retail 2014 New York International Auto Show National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 996301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Could GM and Chrysler have survived without dealers?&rdquo; asks McConnell.</strong></p> New CUV Continues Citroen’s Upmarket Push in China http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Beijing Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The JV is targeting the brand at the fast-growing luxury segment of the world’s biggest automotive market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-cuv-continues-citroen-s-upmarket-push-china#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships Europe China France Chery Citroen Retail Sales & Marketing 2014 Beijing Auto Show Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Shenzhen Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 994671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen-Chery JV to display souped-up DS5 5LS R concept at Beijing.</strong></p> Krafcik: ‘Data Will Set You Free’ http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free <div class="node-body article-body">Data is like a flashlight you use in a dark room so you don’t bump into furniture, says John Krafcik.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/krafcik-data-will-set-you-free#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Suppliers Information Technology Internet Marketing Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 991201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Data gives dealers get clear sense of pricing, Krafcik says.</strong></p> Three Ways to Embrace Discomfort and Win Sale http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-ways-embrace-discomfort-and-win-sale <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Shore </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In every situation there is clear motivation that compels each person to work through difficult situations. When it comes to sales, how badly do you want it? How strong is your desire to excel?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-ways-embrace-discomfort-and-win-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/three-ways-embrace-discomfort-and-win-sale#comments Public Industry Voices Retail North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:24:00 +0000 991591 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers to the Rescue…Again http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again <div class="node-body blog-body">GM dealers must do damage control, hold some hands and try to prevent existing customers from becoming ex-customers who trash the brand for the rest of their lives. </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/dealers-rescue-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. General Motors Lexus Toyota Retail GM's Recall Crisis Retail Front Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 991641 at http://wardsauto.com Luxury Vehicles Take Biggest Depreciation Hits http://wardsauto.com/north-america/luxury-vehicles-take-biggest-depreciation-hits <div class="node-body article-body">Of the trucks and SUVs that dominated CarGurus’ highest-value top-10 roster, eight actually showed year-over-year price increases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/luxury-vehicles-take-biggest-depreciation-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/luxury-vehicles-take-biggest-depreciation-hits#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Remarketing Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:05:00 +0000 991181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Used Chevrolet Equinox lost 18.9% value.</strong></p>