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Koreans Having Second Thoughts about German Cars

The Volkswagen Incident is making the huge popularity of German cars among Korean consumers ebbing away as market share of German vehicles decline in Korea.   According to the Korea Automotive Importers & Dealers Association on August 16, German cars’ market share hit 57.6% in July, the lowest this year. By contrast, that of Japanese cars stood at 15.5%, up 3.2% from a

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Lexus-only Parking at Edmonton International Airport

If you don’t drive a Lexus, you’re not welcome to park in 30 spots at the Edmonton International Airport, Canada. Stalls in the airport’s parking garage’s second and third levels are painted “Preferred Parking,” along with a logo of the luxury car brand. Lexus has paid for 30 of the airport’s more than 13,500 stalls through a contract with Pattison Outdoor

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GM Cadillac’s New Retail Plan Face Resistance from Dealers

Project Pinnacle would create a roughly 8% difference in cost of vehicles between top-tier dealers and those not participating In a letter signed by dealer associations from seven states, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen was accused of creating a program that they consider “is the most serious attack on their survival they have seen.” Mr. de Nysschen has been in the process of

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Lexus’ Intersect Flagship Store Doesn’t Sell Cars

Lexus’ new design language—a car showroom without any cars in it. This concept store was first opened in Tokyo’s  Aoyama district a couple of years ago. The Intersect by Lexus store is described as the brand’s flagship store that doesn’t actually sell any cars. It’s neither a dealership nor a retail space, but rather simply a multifunctional social space where

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Lexus No-Haggle Pricing Sends Some Buyers Fleeing, But Most Stay

In the seven weeks since his Lexus of Omaha dealership switched to no-haggle pricing, salesman Jim Endebrock has had one customer walk out. “It was a little disappointing because I had sold him eight cars before this,’’ Endebrock said in an interview at the dealership. “But he considers himself a shrewd negotiator, and he thought he should get something better.’’

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