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L.A. auto show preview: EV, hybrid intros are on tap

L.A. auto show preview: EV, hybrid intros are on tap

November 12, 2022 12:00 AM The Los Angeles Auto Show will be a springboard for an array of electrified vehicles. Hyundai, Genesis and Toyota are expected to showcase battery-electric or hybrid models in the nation’s largest EV market with several North American debuts. Lucid Motors, the California-based EV maker, and VinFast, a Singapore automaker, will …

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Lexus dealer uses Japanese art of ‘omotenashi’ to surprise, delight service customers

Lexus dealer uses Japanese art of ‘omotenashi’ to surprise, delight service customers

Jewelers have spent decades convincing consumers that little things mean a lot, but a Lexus dealership in suburban Boston has found that the adage applies to more than fancy baubles. Lexus of Watertown has been delivering surprise, custom-built boxes full of branded tchotchkes from its parts inventory to some wholesale parts and service customers and …

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Bentley unveils high-tech, airline-style seat option

Bentley unveils high-tech, airline-style seat option

Let’s acknowledge right upfront: It might be a tell that a luxury brand’s designers and marketers live in a different world than the masses when they decide that an airline seat should represent the pinnacle of technology and comfort. But that is what Bentley is calling its most technologically advanced and comfortable seat yet, which …

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Interview with Hitchcock Automotive

Interview with Hitchcock Automotive

Hitchcock Automotive sold its remaining three Toyota dealerships in February 2022 after the passing of its legendary founder, Frederick “Fritz” Hitchcock. Toyota of Santa Barbara and Northridge sold to Van Tuyl Companies and Puente Hills Toyota sold to Kaminsky Automotive. Kerrigan Advisors represented Hitchcock Automotive in the sale and had the opportunity to interview Ted …

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How the car dealership buy-sell market could shift in the next year

How the car dealership buy-sell market could shift in the next year

There may never be the perfect time to sell your dealership. Dealer principals who consider selling are motivated by many reasons; some are related to market conditions and others related to personal goals. Thus, it is rare in our industry to find a dealer who is 100 percent certain that (a) selling is the best …

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