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Calif. Dealers Score Partial Victory With Passage of Dealer Protection Bill

While the bill further strengthens dealer protections and updates others, several protections aimed at future services and opportunities for automakers to serve customers directly were stripped out of the bill prior to last Thursday’s unanimous vote by the California Legislature.

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Mitsubishi Rolls Out New Global Dealership Design

The rollout marks the first dealer facilities update initiative for the automaker in 16 years. Texas’ Lewisville Mitsubishi will be the first dealership to incorporate the new look, with 25 additional dealerships expected to replicate the new design by the spring of 2019.

Genesis to Establish U.S. Dealer Network

According to the company, certain dealers who are parties to the Genesis Participation Agreement (GPA) and operate in “defined key markets” will be given first opportunity to apply for the Genesis franchise.

Summit Place Kia Waterford Moves to Auburn Hills

Michigan’s No. 1 import dealership has moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 27,000-square-foot facility sits on 10 acres and has the capacity to sell and serve more than 500 cars per month.

N.Y. Judge Rules in Favor of Dealer in Case Against GM

An administrative judge from New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles ruled this week that GM’s statewide sales benchmark was not reasonably applied, concluding that the manufacturer did not have the right to terminate Beck Chevrolet.

Canadian Dealer Closes Over Ford’s Facility Standards

A 67-year-old dealership will be forced to close its doors in August. The dealership’s owners say Ford’s Millennium Facility Standard will take too much of a financial toll on the business.

GM, VW, Others Bet on Facility Upgrades to Attract Customers

General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have committed millions of dollars to showroom makeovers and facility updates to capture market share on both U.S. coasts.

NADA to Automakers: Stop Unfair Business Practices

NADA Chairman Bill Underriner warns automakers against intruding into dealers’ businesses with two-tier pricing and mandatory facility upgrades.

New-Car Dealers Question Factory Image Programs, NADA Reports

Many new-car dealers have questions and are not convinced that the factory upgrades they are being asked to complete will result in an increased return on investment, according to a study commissioned by the NADA.