2014 NADA Convention & Exposition http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/641161/more en Automakers Push for Showroom Overhauls, and Dealers May Reap Rewards http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-push-showroom-overhauls-and-dealers-may-reap-rewards <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OEs are pressing for more than brick-and-mortar changes and modern décor. They want showroom culture to evolve as well, and evidence suggests dealers who follow these new employee/customer roadmaps will be rewarded.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-push-showroom-overhauls-and-dealers-may-reap-rewards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/automakers-push-showroom-overhauls-and-dealers-may-reap-rewards#comments Public Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. BMW Ford General Motors 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Dealership Management Labor & Human Resources National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:39:00 +0000 941381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Future Retail showroom concept designed to engage shoppers, eliminate high-pressure sales tactics.</strong></p> Auto-Financing Study Aims to Get it Right http://wardsauto.com/north-america/auto-financing-study-aims-get-it-right <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Stinebert says his American Financial Services Assn. wants to help regulators understand what they regulate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/auto-financing-study-aims-get-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/auto-financing-study-aims-get-it-right#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Finance & Insurance National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Regulatory Agencies Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:40:00 +0000 941311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;We want to make the case,&rdquo; Stinebert says.</strong></p> Clinton Dodges Controversy, Gets Warm Reception at NADA http://wardsauto.com/politics/clinton-dodges-controversy-gets-warm-reception-nada <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The former Secretary of State remains unsure about a 2016 presidential bid. “Let’s solve the problems we have now as elected officials,” she tells the dealer group. “We can worry about the next election later.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/clinton-dodges-controversy-gets-warm-reception-nada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/clinton-dodges-controversy-gets-warm-reception-nada#comments Public Politics Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships General Motors Politics 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:10:00 +0000 939561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-size: 0.8em; line-height: 20px;">Clinton: First car &rsquo;63 Olds Cutlass with pampered battery.</strong></p> New NADA Chairman Gets A in Public Speaking http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-nada-chairman-gets-public-speaking <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Forrest McConnell III is as animated as the videos that are interspersed throughout his inaugural speech. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-nada-chairman-gets-public-speaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-nada-chairman-gets-public-speaking#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:05:00 +0000 939471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>McConnell delivers strong speech.</strong></p> New-Car Dealers Beat Used-Car Counterparts at Their Own Game http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-car-dealers-beat-used-car-counterparts-their-own-game <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Franchised dealers are showing a greater interest in used-car operations, says analyst Tom Kontos of ADESA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-car-dealers-beat-used-car-counterparts-their-own-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/new-car-dealers-beat-used-car-counterparts-their-own-game#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Remarketing Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:08:00 +0000 939011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Used-car departments strong profit centers, Kontos says.</strong></p> Church Bad Boy Becomes Dealer of the Year http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/church-bad-boy-becomes-dealer-year <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff Teague of Arkansas is selected among 56 nominees for an annual award presented by Time magazine and Ally Financial. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/church-bad-boy-becomes-dealer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/church-bad-boy-becomes-dealer-year#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:53:00 +0000 939301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealer of Year Jeff Teague (center) with wife Sarah&nbsp;and Ally&rsquo;s Tim Russi. </strong></p> Ford Says Modular Construction to Make Aluminum F-Series Easier to Repair http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ford-says-modular-construction-make-aluminum-f-series-easier-repair <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford says the new F-150’s modular front structure can be replaced in 6-7 hours less than with the existing model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ford-says-modular-construction-make-aluminum-f-series-easier-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ford-says-modular-construction-make-aluminum-f-series-easier-repair#comments Public Retail Auto Makers Dealerships Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Dealerships Ford 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Fixed Operations Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:55:00 +0000 938861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Body-in-white on display at NADA exposition highlights modularity.</strong></p> Bosch Pitches Fast-Track Vehicle Inspection System http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-pitches-fast-track-vehicle-inspection-system <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The scalable system, which bases at $6,400 and rises to about $50,000 with all the bells and whistles, allows dealers to supply a thorough, data-driven printed diagnostic report to vehicle owners in minutes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-pitches-fast-track-vehicle-inspection-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-pitches-fast-track-vehicle-inspection-system#comments Public Retail Dealerships Suppliers U.S. Bosch Dealerships 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Fixed Operations National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:00:00 +0000 938821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch&rsquo;s Arfi: new technology provides &ldquo;real measurements, not just subjective assessments.&rdquo;</strong></p> Outgoing NADA Chairman Praises Recovery, Blasts Government Agency http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/outgoing-nada-chairman-praises-recovery-blasts-government-agency <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">David Westcott pledges his trade association will continue fighting efforts to change dealer-financing system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/outgoing-nada-chairman-praises-recovery-blasts-government-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/outgoing-nada-chairman-praises-recovery-blasts-government-agency#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Finance & Insurance Regulatory Agencies Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:05:00 +0000 938791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Westcott addresses convention audience.</strong></p> Industry Should Lease More, Not Less, Manheim Economist Says http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/industry-should-lease-more-not-less-manheim-economist-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experian Automotive says leasing accounted for 23.7% of new-vehicles sold last year and 28.3% of all purchases made other than by cash. Meanwhile, loan terms are escalating, with nearly one in five new vehicles financed for more than 73 months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/industry-should-lease-more-not-less-manheim-economist-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/industry-should-lease-more-not-less-manheim-economist-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing 2014 NADA Convention & Exposition Finance & Insurance National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:15:00 +0000 938641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Auto industry &ldquo;can handle it and handle it well,&rdquo; Webb says of influx of off-lease vehicles.</strong></p>