Canada Expands Its Federal EV Incentive Program

By Desiree Homer Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada last Monday and announced an expansion of the...

Smart Shifting Technology: Innovations in Fuel Efficiency

By Desiree Homer Technology advancements aren’t just reserved for AV/EV segments. There are innovations launching daily to help improve the operational and mechanical components in...

Genesis Races to Prepare Dealerships for Pre-Order Deliveries & Growth

By Desiree Homer Genesis leadership discussed plans for intense growth during the NADA Show in Las Vegas last month. In fact, the automaker is gearing...

How Dealers Are Thinking Outside the Box for Cash Flow

By Desiree Homer As the profit margins on new vehicles narrow, many dealers have invested their focus to the growth of used and certified pre-owned...

Beep Shuttles: A New Take on Self-Driving Cars

For Dealers, A Great Example of Creating a Fresh Approach to Revenue By Desiree Homer There are countless headlines these days about the advancement of electric...

Dealers Are Venturing Away from Preferred Vendor Co-Op Dollars

By Desiree Homer Is your advertising is better served with outside vendors? Dealers often look to their automaker brands for preferred vendors when pursuing their digital...

The Landers Auto Group Acquires Bud Davis Cadillac

Auto groups continue to leverage their size and resources in acquiring other dealerships. The Landers Auto Group is the 25th largest private dealer in...

Environmental Group Pushes to Limit Gas-Powered Purchases

By Desiree Homer An environmental group has announced plans to call for a ban in San Diego, California, on the purchases of new gasoline-powered vehicles...

The Data Is In: Super Bowl Ads Do Boost Car-Browsing Traffic

While many dealerships keep their advertising efforts localized, the major automotive brands will sometimes spend the big bucks on national ad buys to help...

NHTSA Green Lights the First Driverless Vehicle

Meet Nuro’s Electric-Powered Delivery Robot By Desiree Homer Soon, Houston residents will start seeing driverless delivery vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved for the first...

Top Execs Tell Dealers Not to Panic About AV/EV Tech

A NADA Show Hot Topic By Desiree Homer Top executives are telling dealers not to panic about the explosion of autonomous and electric vehicle technology. Henio...

Nissan Testing the Waters with On-Demand Driving Subscription Service

Nissan is launching a test program of its new subscription service, ‘Nissan Switch.’ To speak to a culture of consumers who gobble up on-demand...

One PA Dealer Turns the Ride-Sharing Trend into Profits

It can be tough to see around corners and anticipate trends in your market. One dealership group in the Philadelphia area took a leap...

Mini Dealers Are Getting in on the EV Action

Do You Have EV Selling Opportunities Coming, Too? By Desiree Homer  This may be a rebound year for Mini dealers, thanks to the new model, Mini...

CarGurus Stock Takes A Nosedive

What It Means for Dealer Partners & Investors By Desiree Homer Despite its recent acquisition of AutoList, and subsequent enthusiasm for growth in 2020, CarGurus stock...

Digital Retailing Isn’t Part of the Future; It’s a Present Reality

By Desiree Homer Creating a digital experience for the car buyer isn’t enough, says Ron Frey. The industry consultant has spent more than 30 years...

Lawmakers Called to Legislate Guidelines for the AV Future

Are We Any Closer to Autonomous Cars? By Desiree Homer Automotive officials and representatives from various automakers, tech companies, and trade groups collaborated as one voice before...

Bosch Announces Declines, But It’s Not All Bad

Reading Beyond the Data to See the Bigger Picture By Desiree Homer Automotive News recently shared an insightful article about one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, Bosch. The...

Some Ford Service Techs Are Using Virtual Reality Headsets

A Closer Look at the Technology Enhancements Coming to the Service Department By Desiree Homer Ford is the first automaker to tap into virtual reality as...

Amazon & Rivian: Electric Vans Are Coming to Life

By Desiree Homer Amazon just let the world take a sneak peek at its recent Rivian order of all-electric delivery vans. Rivian, the Detroit-based EV...

How Today’s Dealerships Manage Online Reviews

Reputation experts have been telling us for years of the importance of online review management. The top-performing dealerships are leveraging their customer experiences online...

Amazon: Automotive Partner or Impending Competitive Threat?

Growing Concerns for a Retail Business Effect on the Automotive Industry By Desiree Homer Automakers are treading cautiously with a keen eye on Amazon. With its...

Android Auto Offers a Recent Upgrade

The Latest Feature Everyone Loves, With a Bug Everyone Hates (& a Reason to Re-connect with Your Customers) By Desiree Homer Connectivity and infotainment features are...

TrueCar Is Making the Shopping Experience Fun & Flexible

What the Rebranding Will Mean for Dealerships By Desiree Homer TrueCar, the third-party vehicle listings website, plans to introduce a fresh identity and new browsing tools....

How One New Hampshire Dealership Is Recruiting More Women

Dealerships are always on the hunt for top talent to add to their ranks. Jobseekers often visit dealership websites before submitting a resume or...

Universal Nissan in Orlando Leverages A Targeted Email Approach

And How Your Dealership Can Scale Your Service Program, Too By Desiree Homer Some advertising and marketing best practices suggest developing new strategies and avenues to...

CarMax Buys Into Edmunds to the Tune of $50M

By Desiree Homer More M&A news out of Richmond, VA, as CarMax announced its recent investment in Edmunds. CarMax, one of the country’s largest used-car...

ACV Auctions Is Selling More Cars & Dealerships Are Benefiting, Too

By Desiree Homer ACV Auctions, the online platform for dealers to buy and sell units in a live auction environment, is selling more cars these days,...

Toyota Recalls Millions Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors (and the Silver Lining for Dealerships)

By Desiree Homer Toyota recently announced a recall to replace faulty airbag sensors affecting millions of vehicles. In certain types of crashes, sensor failures can...

GM’s Cruise: More Than a Pipe Dream?

GM’s Cruise unit recently unveiled the boxy-looking, Cruise Origin. This electric and fully autonomous vehicle is on its way to production, per a statement by...