BUICK-GMC: For dealers, profitability is the focus

Buick-GMC dealers’ profitability is not only the top priority for the brand’s new national dealer council chairman. It’s the top three.

AUDI: ‘True partners’ with dealers

Profitability has been the key issue for Audi dealers for years, but while pressure on new-vehicle sales margins remains, some of the stress of dealership profitability has eased thanks mainly to the work of an Audi National Dealer Council task…

MAZDA: Positioned for sales growth, better profits

Mazda dealers in the U.S. are positioned to see sales growth and improved profits, dealer council chairman Jim Bagan said.

Toyota dealers: We want products ‘we know we can sell’

With Toyota aggressively realigning production to reflect the consumer shift toward light trucks, Toyota National Dealers’ Advisory Council Chairman Mike White sees a strong year for the brand.

Infiniti dealers: Big win seen from QX50

Infiniti is poised for a sales gain from the redesigned QX50 crossover, even as it works to keep inventories in check.

BMW and its dealers: Rebuilding relationships

BMW of North America and its dealers are working this year to come up with compromises on several contested policies as the parties continue to work on rebuilding their relationship.

VW dealers: New management responsive

The past year for Volkswagen dealers has seen at least some progress toward normalcy as the brand’s sales recovered from the devastating impact of the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. Yet at the dealer level, VW struggles with profitability.