NADA Convention http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70681/more en Reporter’s Notebook: Let’s Be Seated http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-let-s-be-seated <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s National Automobile Dealers Assn. convention in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-let-s-be-seated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-let-s-be-seated#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers North America North America U.S. AutoNation Chrysler Dealerships Honda Management & Strategy Politics Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) American International Automobile Dealers Association auto dealers Chrysler J.D. Power and Associates National Automobile Dealers Association Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:05:00 +0000 33490 at http://wardsauto.com Some New Orleans Dealers Still Hurting http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/some-new-orleans-dealers-still-hurting <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Like dealers everywhere, those in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana now are coping with the economic storm that has swept the nation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/some-new-orleans-dealers-still-hurting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/some-new-orleans-dealers-still-hurting#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) National Automobile Dealers Association Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:42:00 +0000 7934 at http://wardsauto.com ‘Hang In There,’ Former Presidents Bush, Clinton Tell Auto Dealers http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hang-there-former-presidents-bush-clinton-tell-auto-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two men, rivals in the 1992 presidential campaign, are co-founders of a charitable fund that aids needy people, including the victims of Hurricane Katrina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hang-there-former-presidents-bush-clinton-tell-auto-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hang-there-former-presidents-bush-clinton-tell-auto-dealers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Dealers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Politics Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) auto dealers Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:11:00 +0000 29139 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Dealers to Accelerate Lobbying Efforts http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealers-accelerate-lobbying-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers intend to be more outspoken about their influence on local, state and national economies, NADA’s new chairman says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealers-accelerate-lobbying-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealers-accelerate-lobbying-efforts#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Dealers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Politics Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) American International Automobile Dealers Association auto dealers National Automobile Dealers Association Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:27:00 +0000 9936 at http://wardsauto.com Suzuki Dealers Hopeful as Auto Maker Vows More Support http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/suzuki-dealers-hopeful-auto-maker-vows-more-support <div class="field-byline"> Derek Stark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Our dealers have some issues and problems, and I said we are with them,” American Suzuki President Kevin Saito tells Ward’s. “We’ll find some way to (overcome obstacles).”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/suzuki-dealers-hopeful-auto-maker-vows-more-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/suzuki-dealers-hopeful-auto-maker-vows-more-support#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Suzuki Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) NADA National Automobile Dealers Association Suzuki Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:48:00 +0000 29678 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru Dealers Pleased With 2008, Upbeat About 2009 http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/subaru-dealers-pleased-2008-upbeat-about-2009 <div class="field-byline"> Derek Stark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The dealers are happy and pleased with the performance of the company, our brand and our investment,” a top executive tells Ward’s. “We are hanging in there.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/subaru-dealers-pleased-2008-upbeat-about-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/subaru-dealers-pleased-2008-upbeat-about-2009#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology National Automobile Dealers Association Tom Doll Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:39:00 +0000 10705 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Planning Three National Promotions http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-planning-three-national-promotions <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The campaigns are in keeping with past practices and will be regionally unique, such as emphasizing leasing on the East Coast and cash discounts in the Midwest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-planning-three-national-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/toyota-planning-three-national-promotions#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Toyota Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) auto dealers Bob Carter National Automobile Dealers Association Toyota Prius Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:16:00 +0000 32615 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Needs Mainstream Model ‘Cut Above’ Rest, Says Dealer http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mitsubishi-needs-mainstream-model-cut-above-rest-says-dealer <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer Ramsay Gillman says Mitsubishi needs to be “bold” in creating a new volume model and possibly subsidize its sales in order to survive in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mitsubishi-needs-mainstream-model-cut-above-rest-says-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/mitsubishi-needs-mainstream-model-cut-above-rest-says-dealer#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealers National Automobile Dealers Association Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:04:00 +0000 36922 at http://wardsauto.com GM Draws Support From Chevy, B-P-G Dealers for Core-Brand Strategy http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-draws-support-chevy-b-p-g-dealers-core-brand-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Derek Stark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We all know we’ll come out of this, and there will be a ton of pent-up demand,” says one dealer “We’ll be ready for it.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-draws-support-chevy-b-p-g-dealers-core-brand-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-draws-support-chevy-b-p-g-dealers-core-brand-strategy#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships General Motors Honda Mercedes Toyota Management & Strategy Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology General Motors Honda Mercedes National Automobile Dealers Association Toyota Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:04:00 +0000 20175 at http://wardsauto.com Study Looks at Best, Worst Vehicle Debuts http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/study-looks-best-worst-vehicle-debuts <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The difference between a good and bad vehicle launch can be billions of dollars in revenue, a J.D. Power executive tells attendees at the national dealers group annual convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/study-looks-best-worst-vehicle-debuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/study-looks-best-worst-vehicle-debuts#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) auto dealers J.D. Power and Associates Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:58:00 +0000 12968 at http://wardsauto.com