2013 NADA Convention & Exposition http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/615971/more en Mitsubishi Dealers: We’re Not Suzuki http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mitsubishi-dealers-we-re-not-suzuki <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker’s fortunes will improve as fresh models arrive, its new North American chairman says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mitsubishi-dealers-we-re-not-suzuki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mitsubishi-dealers-we-re-not-suzuki#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Mitsubishi 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Dealership Management Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:54:00 +0000 715471 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Current Outlander CUV gets refresh for &rsquo;14.</strong></p> NADA Sticks With Same Battle Plan http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nada-sticks-same-battle-plan <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Factory-dealer relations remain on the National Automobile Dealers Assn.’s agenda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nada-sticks-same-battle-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nada-sticks-same-battle-plan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers 2013 North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Regulations Retail 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:17:00 +0000 714271 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Westcott delivers first speech as 2013 NADA chairman.</strong></p> First African-American Woman Heads AIADA http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/first-african-american-woman-heads-aiada <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Convention and Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio dealer Jenell Ross says she wants to recruit young and diverse dealers into the organization. She also plans to lobby in Washington against overregulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/first-african-american-woman-heads-aiada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/first-african-american-woman-heads-aiada#comments Public Dealers 2013 North America U.S. Retail 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Trade Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:47:00 +0000 713741 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ross plans to protect interests of foreign-brand dealers.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Lord, Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz? http://wardsauto.com/retail/reporter-notebook-lord-won-t-you-buy-me-mercedes-benz <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s NADA convention in Orlando, FL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/reporter-notebook-lord-won-t-you-buy-me-mercedes-benz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/reporter-notebook-lord-won-t-you-buy-me-mercedes-benz#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. AutoNation Retail 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:47:00 +0000 713571 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>What Jesus&nbsp;</strong><strong>would</strong><strong>&nbsp;drive?</strong></p> Mercedes Dealers Anxious for New CLA, Don’t Expect to Chase Luxury Crown http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-dealers-anxious-new-cla-don-t-expect-chase-luxury-crown <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re in a good spot right now,” says one Mercedes retailer attending the NADA convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-dealers-anxious-new-cla-don-t-expect-chase-luxury-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-dealers-anxious-new-cla-don-t-expect-chase-luxury-crown#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Mercedes 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Dealership Management Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:36:00 +0000 713531 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New CLA arrives in U.S. in September.</strong></p> Chevy Dealers Adapting to New Branding http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/chevy-dealers-adapting-new-branding <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With nearly half of all Chevrolet shops adopting a standard motif, it helps customers recognize the dealerships more easily, managers say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/chevy-dealers-adapting-new-branding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/chevy-dealers-adapting-new-branding#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet Dealerships 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Dealership Management Diesel National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:50:00 +0000 713281 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New Impala targeted beyond fleet customers.</strong></p> Lincoln Focused on Conversation, Not Criticism, of Super Bowl Ads http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-focused-conversation-not-criticism-super-bowl-ads <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The brand’s top marketers say interest in the marque has more than doubled thanks to wider exposure, and it’s only the beginning for Lincoln’s identity makeover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-focused-conversation-not-criticism-super-bowl-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-focused-conversation-not-criticism-super-bowl-ads#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Lincoln 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Advertising Dealership Management National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Product Development Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:35:00 +0000 713121 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>MKZ deliveries slowed by production crunch.</strong></p> Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ‘Here to Stay’ http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/consumer-finance-protection-bureau-here-stay <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An official with a newly established government agency tries to allay dealer and lender fears.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/consumer-finance-protection-bureau-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/consumer-finance-protection-bureau-here-stay#comments Public Dealers 2013 Finance & Insurance North America U.S. Dealerships 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Regulatory Agencies Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:20:00 +0000 713231 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Trying to be fair, Hackett says.</strong></p> High Use of Mobile Devices Surprises Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/high-use-mobile-devices-surprises-dealers <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Todd Snell says the number of customers using mobile devices doubles every three to six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/high-use-mobile-devices-surprises-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/high-use-mobile-devices-surprises-dealers#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Information Technology National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:38:00 +0000 713261 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Calling dealerships. </strong></p> New CTS, Escalade Coming This Year, Cadillac Exec says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-cts-escalade-coming-year-cadillac-exec-says <div class="field-deck"> 2013 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers agree the ATS and XTS have helped sales for GM’s premium brand, but are mixed about the upcoming ELR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-cts-escalade-coming-year-cadillac-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-cts-escalade-coming-year-cadillac-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Cadillac 2013 NADA Convention & Exposition Dealership Management Future Products National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:14:00 +0000 713091 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Refresh of current CTS (<em>shown</em>) due at New York show.</strong></p>