Nissan kills troublesome stair-step sales bonus program

This is not the first time Nissan has considered changes in the problematic old program.

In 2019, Nissan North America executives told dealers they would evaluate moving away from the stair-step incentive program, but then decided to keep it. And in February 2020, to win back dealers who had dropped out, Nissan overhauled the program, doubling sales-volume bonuses to help drive foot traffic and lift dealer profitability.

Then, during the automaker’s COVID-related hiatus from the old incentives program, something curious became apparent, according to Wheeler.

Market share rose higher than what Nissan expected at the time. “It was a little

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Ford Electrified Vehicle Sales Up 74 Percent on Strong Sales of Mustang Mach-E and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid


Automakers Notch Sales Bounce a Year After Covid-19 Onset

(Bloomberg) — Automakers posted higher sales in the first quarter as General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others benefited from strong demand for new cars and trucks in comparison with a year earlier, when the spread of Covid-19 shut showrooms.U.S. auto sales surged by more than 8% in the quarter, according to analysts’ estimates. The gain reflects buying as vaccination rates increase and more people return to their pre-pandemic routines. Increased confidence in the economy and worry about lower supplies of cars due to computer chip shortages also helped

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Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle.

Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden’s goal is a daunting one: Even if Congress approves his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, along with its incentives, it would take many years to replace enough internal combustion vehicles with EVs to make a huge dent in tailpipe emissions.

Right now, there are about 279 million vehicles on the road in the United States. The proportion that are

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Adapting to online sales can mean more than just digital updates

Dealers’ increased ability — and willingness — to sell vehicles online and remotely is itself a significant change for auto retail.

But the notion of providing a seamless e-commerce experience is relevant to considerations dealers have to make about other operational changes beyond the upgraded technology and organizational processes required to make it happen.

Like the size of showrooms. Or how many employees are needed to sell cars.

Automotive News has written about these topics during the past year as we covered the ways the industry adapted to the disruption the pandemic caused to what used to be business as

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How the auto industry is revolutionizing its sales model

One of the first true agency models in Europe was introduced by BMW when it launched the BMW i subbrand for electrified cars. Although BMW abandoned this sales model a few years later, it sparked further pilots such as BMW’s current agency model in South Africa.

In 2019, Daimler undertook a massive transformation of its sales operations in Sweden, introducing a genuine agency model for all models and customer groups.

With this new sales model, Daimler has achieved transparency and control over stock levels, order intakes, transaction prices, and more.

In Sweden, the company is currently testing the processes, systems

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Cycling Apparel Sales Market By Top Players like and Forecast To 2028

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