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NADA Blasts Automakers on Facility Programs, Stair-Step Incentives
Car Dealers Decry 'Stair Step' Incentives
Auto Dealers Group's Ads Fight Car Sales Quotas
U.S. Dealer Group Seeks Tesla Meeting on Retail Plans
Closing Dealerships During Auto Bailout Still Wrong Decision, Association Chairman Says
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NADA Blasts Automakers on Facility Programs, Stair-Step Incentives

The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association today criticized manufacturers for "intrusion" into dealers' operations by requiring facility renovations and creating two tiers of pricing for retailers. "Two-tier pricing and mandatory facility upgrades are symptoms of a bigger overall problem: manufacturer intrusion into dealers' businesses," NADA Chairman Bill Underriner said during a speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit. "The history of our industry is littered with automaker attempts to impose one-size-fits-all programs on dealers," he said. "These efforts at top-down control almost always fail."
Source: Automotive News

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Car Dealers Decry 'Stair Step' Incentives

Dealers say retroactive incentives that reward those who meet the biggest sales goals are unfair to dealers in smaller markets or those where certain models aren't popular.

Auto dealers want automakers to halt "quota-based" incentives like those that helped Chevrolet Volt set a sales record in August. "Manufacturer intrusion into dealers' business," griped Bill Underriner, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association at a speech in Detroit today.
Source: USA Today

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Auto Dealers Group's Ads Fight Car Sales Quotas

The National Automobile Dealers Association, the political voice of the nation's 16,000 auto retailers, is spending $100,000 on advertising aimed at discouraging automakers from imposing incentive programs that offer dealers bonuses for hitting sales quotas. The NADA is discouraging the practice because it can result in dealers charging different prices on two identically equipped cars depending on whether it was sold earlier or later in a month.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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U.S. Dealer Group Seeks Tesla Meeting on Retail Plans

The National Automobile Dealers Association, which represents almost 16,000 new-vehicle dealers, said it's seeking to meet with electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. about its retail network plans. “NADA has serious concerns about Tesla's intentions,” Chairman William Underriner said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. “We are seeking a meeting with Tesla executives, including its CEO Elon Musk, to discuss these concerns.”
Source: Bloomberg

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Closing Dealerships During Auto Bailout Still Wrong Decision, Association Chairman Says

As the U.S. auto industry recovers, the National Automobile Dealers Association continues to believe that hundreds of dealerships shouldn't have been forced to close as part of the 2008-2009 auto bailout. “The rescue plan was needed or this industry would have been in dire straights,” NADA Chairman Bill Underriner said during an Automotive Press Association meeting Tuesday in Detroit. “The (dealership) closings did not need to happen.”
Source: MLive

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"These unfair programs are bad for dealers, bad for OEMs and bad for customers."

   
-- NADA Chairman Bill Underriner, commenting on stair-step incentives and factory-mandated dealership upgrades, The Detroit News, Oct. 23

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