“This sentiment cuts across all demographics and is a durable, fundamental desire of most consumers, even millennials. Ride-hailing will continue to supplement personal vehicle ownership going forward, but it will not supplant it.”
“The automobile is the most exciting platform for innovation in the next 100 years,” says new NADA Chairman Wes Lutz.
Teuton urged dealers to take an interest in legislative issues – such as the President’s infrastructure proposal, changes to the tax code and regulatory burdens – that impact truck dealerships.
Part of the funds will be used to renovate the Auto Skills Center at the base—from remodeling the facility, purchasing tools, re-certifying the lifts and adding eight service bays.
Jay Huston, of Carpinteria, Calif., who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and his dog, Hurley (Labrador/Golden Retriever cross), attended the auction to raise awareness of Canine Companions.
Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM in Cornelius, N.C., was named 2018 Time Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.
The NADA Professional Series, which is designed for new or high-potential department managers to stay ahead of the competition, targets four critical dealership departments—office, parts, sales and service.
Waymo’s John Krafcik, NADA President & CEO Peter Welch and AutoNation Chairman & CEO Mike Jackson had a wide-ranging discussion on technology’s role in the future of the auto industry during NADA Show 2018.
Google’s Peter Leto offered nine concrete steps that dealers can take to lean into mobile marketing and unlock the power of Google for their business.
Despite the economic headwinds likely to impact the retail-auto industry this year, NADA is sticking to its original sales forecast of 16.7 million new cars and light trucks in 2018.