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Dealers' role strong despite changing industry

Michigan dealer Wes Lutz says consumers will continue to buy vehicles, making dealers' futures strong despite challenges such as stair-step incentive programs.

Technician shortage among top challenges

Texas dealer Charlie Gilchrist, the incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, also is concerned about consumer affordability and maintaining profit margins as new-vehicle sales slide.

Jeep Gladiator seen as the next Hellcat

Eric Nielsen doesn't expect the hyped Jeep Gladiator to sit on dealer lots for long when it finally arrives in the second quarter.

Products excite Nissan dealers

New sedans and freshened light-trucks will help Nissan through the coming economic challenges, says its dealer chairman.

Mazda dealers eager to see promised crossover

The new Mazda crossover will be built in Alabama at a joint-venture plant with Toyota Motor Corp. starting in 2021.