Questions from Chrysler customers & the answers

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:43+00:00 May 18th, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler|

What does this new company mean to me as a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep customer? Chrysler and it's dealers will continue to sell and service vehicles and honor warranties without interruption. Consumers can continue to purchase our vehicles with complete confidence. What is the ownership structure of the new company? When the transaction is completed, [...]

Rejected car dealers will affect you and your city!

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 May 18th, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, GM, Politics, Saab, Saturn|

I was watching CNBC today and they gave some interesting figures for the nation concerning automobiles: The average sales per dealer is $334 million Total sales for new cars is $693.3 billion The auto sales percentage of total retail sales is 18 percent. There are 20,770 new car dealers in the nation According to the [...]

Verena Kloos, BMW designworks USA

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 May 8th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car designers, MINI, Rolls Royce, Video, youtube.com|

Verena Kloos, President, BMW Designworks USA, sat down with my colleague and friend, Ken Gross, and myself to talk about BMW Designworks USA. Kloos has a staff of 150 people internationally designing for about 80 different companies a year. DesignworksUSA was founded in 1972 by designer Charles "Chuck" Pelly. BMW became a client in 1986 [...]

Peter Miles, BMW of North America

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 May 8th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW, Video, youtube.com|

Peter Miles, Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations, BMW of North America talked to me about BMW Group operations. Only two dealers went out of business in 2008. BMW dealers are doing so well for a couple of reasons: 1. Certified pre-owned cars (CPO), which was up over 10 percent in 2008 (104,000 unit's) and [...]