Tag: Dealer News

Changing Trajectory: In Giving Lincoln Its Own Space, Can Ford Combat the Wandering Eye?

<img data-attachment-id="1620436" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713.jpg" data-orig-size="3295,2268" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"17","iso":"2500","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1620436″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” alt=”lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo” width=”610″ height=”420″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-768×529.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-120×83.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> My father has historically been a Ford […]

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How C8 Corvette Shoppers Are Circumventing Dealer Markups

<img data-attachment-id="1684916" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Chevrolet Corvette stingray road" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684916″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Back when the Dodge Demon originally launched, Fiat Chrysler indicated it would do everything it could to […]

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Glass Houses: Lincoln’s Standalone Showroom Plan Is Back On

Following months of negotiations and tweaks, a temporarily shelved plan aimed at boosting the standing of the Lincoln brand is back on. While Ford hopes to turbocharge Lincoln sales by compelling dealers to build standalone showrooms for the brand, the automaker’s Lincoln Commitment Program went back to the drawing board late last year after backlash from […]

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Dealership Dilemmas: Nissan Communications Reportedly Back Online

<img data-attachment-id="1622294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Nalley_Nissan_of_Atlanta_20-e1524507840810.jpg" data-orig-size="4196,2492" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Nicholas McGinn","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"Nissan\u2019s newest Retail Environment Design Initiative (NREDI 2.0) was introduced today at the grand opening celebration of Nalley Nissan of Atlanta, an Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) dealership. The NREDI 2.0-outfitted dealership is visually and technically updated in all areas, from sales, to service to finance, […]

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Volvo’s Subscription Service May Breach California’s Franchise Law

<img data-attachment-id="1681978" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg" data-orig-size="1350,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo grille loog" data-image-description=" volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681978″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg 1350w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s no secret that Volvo dealers aren’t keen on the factory subscription plan. Last December, the California […]

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Another Erie GM Dealer Hit for Fraud, Former NIADA Prez Indicted

<img data-attachment-id="1636948" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628.jpg" data-orig-size="2572,1552" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"IQ3 100MP","caption":"2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus Special Editions","created_timestamp":"1526330145","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus Special Editions","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus Special Editions" data-image-description=" General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-450×272.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-610×368.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1636948 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-610×368.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”368″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-610×368.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-450×272.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-768×463.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Premier-Plus-and-Suburban-Premier-Plus-special-editions-e1534280414628-120×72.jpg […]

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Ford Testing New Storefronts in Shopping Malls

<img data-attachment-id="1683918" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="dead mall" data-image-description=" Logan Bush/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683918″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1418575898.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With the American public growing less inclined to visit car dealerships, Ford Motor Company is toying with […]

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Ask Bark: Can They Actually Do This to Me?

<img data-attachment-id="1606998" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522.jpg" data-orig-size="928,619" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Camo" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1606998″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Camo” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G-Class-928×522.jpg 928w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> When it comes to buying new cars, I don’t have much patience. […]

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Bloated Auto Inventories Deflate Slightly

<img data-attachment-id="1677910" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="dealer lot inventory lot" data-image-description=" Bell Ka Pang/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677910″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1169753959.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Due to weakening new-vehicle sales, the United States was staring down the barrel of near-record […]

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Lasts, and Firsts: Audi TT Quantum Grey Edition Is All About Promoting Online Sales

<img data-attachment-id="1675542" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition.jpg" data-orig-size="2400,1799" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-450×337.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-610×457.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675542″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-610×457.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”457″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-610×457.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-450×337.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Audi-TT-Quantum-Gray-Edition-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Audi’s TT slated to be replaced, eventually, by an all-electric model that doesn’t skimp on the […]

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Florida Dealership Taps Ducks for Marketing Expertise

<img data-attachment-id="1675200" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554.jpg" data-orig-size="928,742" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan ducks" data-image-description=" Sutherlin Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-438×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675200″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”488″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-75×60.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-438×350.jpg 438w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-768×614.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-120×96.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554.jpg 928w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The last couple of weeks (and, um, stories) have been awash in negative press and bad vibes […]

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