NADA Headlines - 10/12/2017 (Plain Text Version)
DETROIT -- It’s probably been a topic mentioned during sales staff meetings and around the coffee pot at franchised dealerships — stair-step programs sometimes leveraged by automakers to incentivize stores to get new metal rolled over the curb. Current National Automobile Dealers Association chairman Mark Scarpelli took on the subject this week within a test drive of the three domestic OEMs. Scarpelli urged all automakers to consider how stair-step incentive programs are damaging their brands and alerted manufacturers about the unintended consequences of such programs that erode consumer trust and lead to a lack of loyalty to — and desire for — their brands over time.
General Motors is "well positioned" as a future mobility leader thanks to its extensive autonomous vehicle research and production, UBS research said. UBS reiterated its buy rating on the company's shares and raised its price target, citing GM's leadership in developing automotive technology through its AV unit as well as opportunities in the ride-hailing business.
WASHINGTON — The IRS on Monday warned all e-Services users to beware of a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement. The phishing scam seeks to steal passwords and data.
J.D. Power chief executive officer and president Finbarr O’Neill will retire in March, the company announced Wednesday. In a news release, the company said O’Neill will stay on during the transition process when the new CEO takes the helm. Following that transition, he will be a senior adviser for J.D. Power. O’Neill has been with J.D. Power for a decade, following posts as chief executive of Hyundai Motor America, Mitsubishi North America and Reynolds & Reynolds.
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Online registration and hotel selection for NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas is now open. NADA member dealers and their managers who register by Nov. 17 will receive an early-bird discount of $100 from the onsite registration rate.
The NADA Show runs from Thursday, March 22, to Sunday, March 25. Keynote speakers are Mark Scarpelli, 2017 NADA chairman, and Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama (Friday’s general session); Wes Lutz, 2018 chairman-elect, and John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo Inc. (Saturday’s general session); and Robert O’Neill, former SEAL Team Six Leader (Sunday’s inspirational session).
The show also includes educational programs, dealer-franchise meetings, an expo and numerous networking opportunities.