Geely's Lynk and CO luxury startup wanted a blank-sheet approach to design -- even as Volvo helped create it.

German car-rental company Sixt is the first third-party seller integrated into MBonDemand, a Web-based platform for sales of used Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

In a quest to establish itself in a world that grew to include Lexus and Infiniti, the chief of Acura says the brand went down a "wandering road" where it lost touch with its roots.

When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets #8212; Europe and Brazil #8212; and is disappearing in the U.

When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan on June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets #8212; Europe and Brazil #8212; and is disappearing in...

The auto retail legends of today discuss the individuals who mentored them, and how that has prompted them to do likewise for the next generation.

Years ago, when consumers wanted to shop for a new car, they’d visit one auto dealership after another, talking with salespeople and seeing where they could get the best price. The growth of the internet has changed the entire industry, as consumers can now engage in both online and offline car shopping.

When you choose a car dealership to purchase a new automobile, you want to feel as though you’re being taken care of from the moment you drive off of the lot. This includes a good warranty to cover any unexpected thing that may go wrong with your vehicle that could cause it to break down or work improperly. However, it’s also a huge plus — both for the customer and the dealership — when the customer receives a complimentary maintenance package.

So your dealership is selling lots of new cars. Congratulations — but the work isn’t done! Unless you’re making sure each and every one of those new car customers is showing up for their auto service appointments, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to grow your business and generate recurring revenue.

In running a successful auto dealership, customer retention is essential. The search for new customers can be a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. In fact, it costs as much as SEVEN times more to find a new customer than it does to retain your current ones.

In a world full of smartphones and apps, it’s important to make technology part of your strategy to communicate with current customers and maximize your auto dealership retention. As you do that, however, don’t forget that as you sell cars, you should also be working hard to sell your dealership. In order to do this, it’s important to add a human touch to everything you do in order to personalize each customer’s journey with you.

The statistics show that when a consumer begins the car purchasing process, they spend 59 percent of that time researching vehicles online. This is why it’s so important that every dealership have a robust online presence — from an attractive website that’s easy to navigate to an active presence on social media.

Consumers are going to use more than your website and manufacturer’s websites to do their research, however. They’re also going to look for vehicle specs, prices, and reviews on sites like AutoTrader. The company recently announced that they’re revamping their website. Rather than being a digital disruptor that competes with auto dealerships, it looks as though the new AutoTrader features will help boost business. Here are some of the things we’re looking forward to seeing as AutoTrader rolls out its changes.

It looks as though car sales may be in a slump. The Wall Street Journal Market Data Report shows that in January 2018, sales of many types of new car sales were down from one year before. These numbers don’t come as a surprise. Last December, USA Today predicted that 2017 would mark the first full-year decline in auto sales since the Great Recession.

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