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Dealers' role strong despite changing industry

Michigan dealer Wes Lutz says consumers will continue to buy vehicles, making dealers' futures strong despite challenges such as stair-step incentive programs.

Cadillac alters dealers' CPO, retail targets

Dealer objectives for certified pre-owned vehicles and retail sales are among the changes to Cadillac's Project Pinnacle for 2019.

Acura dealers tracking health of sedans

Acura's dealer council chief said the brand wants to take advantage of the fact that some other automakers are abandoning sedans.

Mini searches for ways to help its retailers hang tough

Mini recognizes that dealers are having a tough time competing in a crossover market, and the factory is offering back-end support and considering allowing Mini and BMW dealers to combine operations.

AI tools can help manage inventory and boost profitability

While dealerships are still only scratching the surface of artificial intelligence, AI tools are enhancing the customer experience and improving operations.