The Dealer 5 | August 5, 2015

Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.

Steve Finlay, Senior Editor

August 5, 2015

3 Min Read
The Dealer 5 | August 5, 2015

Welcome to The WardsAuto Dealer 5 - we've put together important items from and across the Internet. So let's go:


One-hour car deal? Get real. Conference panelists decry the idea of auto dealerships trying to get customers in and out that fast.


The use of large interactive video screens, virtual-reality headsets and the like at dealerships won’t blow up the car-distribution system. But those things sure will change it.


"i recently switched all 7 of my stores to Reynolds. Many people base their decision on price, but I did my own needs analysis focused on the product and the retail process and Reynolds and Reynolds blew the competition away.”

-Joe Laham, President of Premier Companies

See why Joe switched.


Honda boldly has appointed a designer to head its Acura luxury brand in the U.S. It’s a shocker for two reasons. Here they are.


WardsAuto’s top-down view for the North American automotive industry over the next six years is optimistic, but hinges on an economic assumption.


Will styling take a backseat when self-driving cars arrive? Not likely, says an industry guy who, despite being a techie, predicts car buying will remain an emotional experience.

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