Manufacturer Relations

2014 New York Automotive Forum
2014 New York Automotive Forum Presented by NADA and J.D. Power (April 15)     If manufacturers sold directly to customers, there would be zero competition in pricing vehicles, parts and service.” — NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell III
A Good Relationship Is a Two-Way Street
I am holding strong to the stance that if factory efforts such as stair-step incentive programs run afoul of everything we and our customers care about, including fairness and transparency, then we are obliged to tell our factory partners that the stairs are merely steps leading directly to the basement.
Automakers
Who are the major players in the auto industry? Find out by looking over the Auto Dealer Manufacturer Yearbook. The yearbook features ■ NADA Industry Relations Division ■ Acura Division (Honda) ■ Audi of America, Inc.
Bill Fox Delivers Keynote Address at the 2015 NADA Convention & Expo
Chairman Sykora Commentary Published in Automotive News
Editor's note: This commentary appears in the Jan. 28, 2008, issue of Automotive News. Many dealers believe that some factory incentive programs do more harm than good, especially programs that place one group of a factory's dealers at a competitive disadvantage.
Former GM Executive Hulgrave Named Executive Director of NADA Industry Affairs
McLEAN, Va. (April 12, 2007)—The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has named Bert Hulgrave executive director of industry affairs.
Hyundai, Subaru and Lexus Top Overall Rankings in NADA Survey
Industry Relations
Industry Relations Enhancing Dealer Manufacturer Communications NADA is your advocate in dealer manufacturer relations, speaking out on your behalf. NADA conducts a semi annual dealer poll to help identify topics of concern. The results are reviewed with dealer councils
Lexus, Toyota and Subaru Achieve Top Overall Scores in Dealer Survey
Lexus ranked No. 1 overall among automotive brands in a recent survey that measured auto dealer sentiment of franchise value, automaker policies and automaker field staff.
NADA Chairman Urges Automakers to Treat Dealers as 'Real Partners'
Dealers are “uniquely qualified” to connect three sectors that drive the U.S. auto industry - consumers, automakers and Congress, said Dale Willey in his remarks at the National Automobile Dealers Association's (NADA) 91st Annual Convention & Exposition in San Francisco.
NADA Issues Statement in Response to Clarification by the Transportation Secretary on the Toyota Recall
The following statement from the chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, John McEleney, is in response to the misstatement today by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the Toyota recall:
NADA Statement in Response to Chrysler’s Announcement to Reinstate Dealerships
The following is a statement by Ed Tonkin, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA):
NADA Statement in Response to GM's Announcement to Restore 661 Dealers
The following is a statement by Ed Tonkin, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association:
NADA Statement on General Motors' Emergence from Bankruptcy
The following is a statement from John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, on General Motors' emergence from bankruptcy:
NADA Statement on GM Dealership Cuts
General Motors’ plans to cut its dealer network are drastic and far-reaching and will impact more than 63,000 dealership employees and thousands of their sales and service customers.
NADA Statement on GM Plan to Address Dealer Closings
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement in response to GM's announcement today that it will begin to implement a plan to address the issue of dealer closings:
NADA Statement on Mercury Phase-Out
The following is a statement from Ed Tonkin, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), in response to the news that Ford Motor Company will discontinue its Mercury brand and end production at the end of this year.
NADA to Automakers: Stop Unfair Business Practices
NADA to Focus on Economy CAFE Fight and Dealer Factory Relations at Convention
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has assembled a stellar lineup of leading industry, television and news personalities to speak at its 91st Annual Convention & Exposition in San Francisco Feb. 9-12, 2008.
NADA Urges GM to Treat Dealers Fairly and Equitably
The following are statements from John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, on General Motors' plan to reduce its dealer network and phase out of its Pontiac division:
National Auto Dealers Say Chrysler Bankruptcy Should Not Be Used to Cut Dealer Network
The following is a statement from the Chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), John McEleney, in response to the Chrysler bankruptcy:
National Auto Dealers Say Chrysler Bankruptcy Should Not Be Used to Cut Dealer Network(1)
The following is a statement from the Chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), John McEleney, in response to the Chrysler bankruptcy:
New NADA Research Shows Overall Decrease in Dealership Satisfaction with Dealer System Providers
New research from the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Information Technology Committee shows that dealership satisfaction with Dealer System Provider (DSP) vendors declined significantly from the 2007 survey. DSP vendors develop and support dealership computer systems that assist dealers in managing their operations.
OEM Relations
NADA works on dealers’ behalf with automakers around the world. Reports via NADA-TV.
The Elephant in the Room: Stair-Step Programs Evaluated
There is an elephant in the room when it comes to the retail auto industry, and it’s named: “stair-step incentive programs,” particularly the unfair and indiscriminate kind.
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